The word means „knowledge of long life”. It is essential that the Ayurvedic treatment is frequently applied. It can be supplemented with other exercise, yoga, meditation or diet. Ayurvedic therapy has a several thousand years old past with the aim of maintaining and restoring the balance of the body, mind and spirit. A therapy usually lasts for several weeks. During the therapy the body is also detoxicated by following a diet menu and using various detoxicating teas and other treatments.
Ayurvedic massage techniques are different from Western massage techniques. As it’s a holistic therapy, not only the body, but the mind and spirit are also treated. Oils and various herbal products play an important rule during the massage. They are chosen according to the patient: general health status, age, and various other factors. Always individually tailored treatments are used, which makes this massage type very special. The aim of the Ayurvedic massages is to introduce the oils to the deepest possible layers of the body. Major goal is to improve physical condition, detoxification, and prevention, physical and mental relaxation, resolving stress, stimulate the lymphoid and blood circulation, and strengthen the joints and muscles, treatment of certain chronic illnesses and to improve skin condition.
There are various Ayurvedic massage types, such as:
Ayurvedic sport massage
Ayurvedic head massage
Ayurvedic foot massage
health prevention body massage
body massage with warm massage oil
massage with herbal balls
facial cavity cleaning treatment
According to Ayurveda three vital powers (dosha) are responsible for our mental and physical condition: vatta (air), pitta (fire), kafa (water). Ayurveda teaches how to keep the balance of the body, mind and spirit in a natural way and how to live a balanced life. First of all it defines what spiritual character the patient belongs to, which involves everything; diet, activities, thus balancing the three dosha.
In India Ayurveda helps millions and millions of people every day; it is subsidized by the government and educated at medical universities.