+ Ayurveda . In partnership with Prana Veda Academy (Poona-India)
Most holistic practitioners will tell you that, traditionally, you are supposed to detox in the spring and fall—you’re never supposed to detox under extreme conditions, such as during the heat of the summer or the cold of winter .
Therapeutic massage is an integral part of any detoxification program because of its unique ability to loosen toxins that are trapped in the body’s tissues.
Once mobilized, the toxins can be expelled through the gastrointestinal tract, the skin and the breath.
Massage is therefore an excellent complementary therapy, which can be used before, during or after any detoxification protocol.
Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word meaning “Science of Life,” is a 5,000-year-old treasure trove of knowledge, techniques and treatment options for people with the most obstinate chronic diseases.
For historical reasons, namely the proliferation of Western medicine, it fell out of use, but is now experiencing a resurgence all over the world.
Massage therapy plays an important role in Ayurvedic medicine, particularly when it comes to the five-step detox protocol known as panchakarma.
The aim of this form of therapy is to cleanse the body of accumulated impurities and then to nourish the tissues.
In India, the preparatory procedure performed on panchakarma patients is oil massage, given under the direction of an Ayurvedic physician.
The purpose of this oil massage is assist expulsion of the ama, or toxins, buried deep in the tissues, so that subsequently they can be expelled.
This treatments are not invasive, yet are very useful in helping clients feel rejuvenated.
Ayurvedic massage employs different strokes than Western massage, and begins either at the head or abdomen, which are considered key areas of assessment.
The oils are tailored to the individual’s mind-body constitution, and are often suffused with various herbs.
One determines what specific oils and herbal infusions to use after a thorough assessment of the client, It’s the furthest thing from a one-size-fits-all approach.
For some of clients, oil massage is not what’s indicated as the best treatment. For clients who are overweight or who suffer from certain skin problems, we perform udvartana, an herbal paste massage that is said to benefit the lymphatic system and exfoliate the skin, making it healthier.
Ayurveda is where yoga was maybe 20 years ago in terms of people’s awareness.
Now that yoga, the science of self-realization, has achieved critical mass in the world , Ayurveda’s time has come.
GUILU CABALE. AYURVEDIC THERAPIST
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