Ayurveda Massage & Therapy

Giving touch & being touched

A person visiting an Ayurvedic practitioner or therapist for the first time usually does not yet know much about the unique Ayurvedic healing art that underlies it all. Nevertheless, the massage unfolds its effects: it leads to a "being touched", a feeling of well-being, a physical relaxation, a stillness or relaxation of the mind and thoughts, or a realization in the form of an "aha" effect of various kinds.

"I've never been touched like that before."

"I felt like you've known me forever."

... were astonished statements of clients* after an Abhyanga, the Ayurvedic full body massage with warm oil. When a client opens his eyes again after an Abhyanga, or a Mukabhyanga, the oil massage especially of the head, face, décolleté and shoulders, these are often his astonished children's eyes from earlier days, remembering primal trust and security.

Elementary balance for physical and mental well-being

The secret lies in the quality of the touch, the open and one hundred percent guest-focused attitude of the therapist and the universal effectiveness of the elemental forces.

"Like strengthens like, opposite balances too much or too little." Water extinguishes fire, heat diminishes cold, moisture cancels dryness. This is also the case in Ayurvedic massage. The therapists apply oil to dryness, heat to cold sensations, calm too much heat in the body by cooling and activate slowed down physical processes by stimulating and metabolism-stimulating treatments. They treat immobility, such as blocked tissues and congested bodily pathways, with moving and releasing herbal oils and releasing techniques. The practitioners soothe the stressed by a too fast life with a gentle and enveloping oil massage. Those hardened by grief and suffering are met with the qualities of softness and warmth.

So it happens that after a treatment the clients experience to feel what their lack is. They get a (first) balance to that which does not let them be whole anymore. They feel seen and understood and get an idea of the possible healing that especially their body and mind need. This is what Ayurveda calls "holistic." Body, mind and spirit are seen as a whole and deficiency, as well as abundance, in the sense of "too much", are balanced.

Releasing and processing stored emotions through massage

This results in a special effectiveness of Ayurvedic massage treatments in cases of e.g. life crises and traumas (after the acute phase), stress and excessive demands, chronic pain, lack of self-esteem, fear of failure or lethargy and listlessness. According to Ayurvedic understanding, in every cell of a human body, experiences are "temporarily stored" as emotions, as vibrations. As a form of repression or lack of time to digest the experience. Ayurvedic massage with all its aspects, in combination with the "heart quality" of the therapist, is now able to reach and touch these deposits. The guest comes into the position to bring his undigested and as emotional vibrations stored old deposits back to a process. Be it in the form of feelings that are actually relived and thus processed or the proverbial bursting knot, because a blockage is loosened and, for example, long overdue decisions can be made.

Ayurveda Massage Relaxation

It depends on the inner attitude of the therapist

The Ayurvedic therapists put their personal concerns completely aside for the time of the encounter with the client. They become permeable for the energies that are to be transported and are with the entire attention and attentiveness to the needs of the client. They create an atmosphere that makes it easier for the guest to open up and trust. They meet the guest where they are at and do so without judgment. They provide caring care and offer their Ayurvedic knowledge and skills for the holistic healing process of the guest.

Through self-experience and professional competence to become a good therapist

These knowledge and skills, these qualities that an Ayurveda trained massage practitioner or therapist brings to the table are made up of sound knowledge and techniques of Ayurvedic teachings, common sense, an intuitive gut feeling, empathy and a lot of heart. What is conveyed in an Ayurvedic massage is what an Ayurvedic massage practitioner and Ayurvedic therapist has gone through as a "school" itself. To feel the compensation of a lack of touch itself. Becoming aware of one's own emotional state and asking oneself the question, "Where do I stand?". Feeling sincere sympathy and compassion, and the experience of receiving undivided attention and mindfulness. This is what we as an academy teach our Ayurvedic massage practitioners and Ayurvedic therapists, among other things, and accompany them holistically. This is also what we believe makes a good Ayurvedic therapist and the heart quality of their subsequent treatments.

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