Ayurvedic Massage Practitioner

  • Intensive practice training for professional Ayurveda practice.

  • Learn the art of touching oil treatments as individual prevention and therapy.

  • Combine traditional massage and oil treatments with Ayurvedic spice lore and health advice.

Start your path to becoming an Ayurvedic therapist. The Ayurvedic Massage Practitioner training enables you to apply Ayurvedic massages in combination with holistic health coaching. In an authentic and practical way you will learn the techniques and procedures of Ayurvedic massages from professional therapists.

Experience the inner fulfillment of healing touch with warm oil and feel yourself into the sensual world of Ayurveda. With clear explanations and demonstrations, lots of practice, correction and supervision, you will learn how to massage Ayurvedically - authentically, sensitively and competently.

Learning objectives

The Ayurvedic Massage Practitioner training combines intensive hands-on training of Ayurvedic massage techniques with in-depth Ayurvedic knowledge and health coaching. The focus is on the professional application of individual massage therapies for high quality spa and health treatments.

You will learn
- the application of Ayurvedic massage and treatment techniques precisely and with great sensitivity.
- to adapt Ayurvedic full body massages and partial body treatments to the needs of different constitution types.
- to select massage oils and herbal powders according to your type and to adjust them individually to your clients.
- to perform Ayurvedic massages professionally and independently - from room preparation to aftercare of your clients.
- to advise and treat your clients individually with Ayurvedic massages, health recommendations and spices.


The Ayurveda training as a massage practitioner includes a total of eight 3-day training modules and is divided into two sections:

1. specialized course Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner
Ayurvedic massage from head to toe and for every constitution (12 days).

  • Abhyanga - full body massage ABY
  • Kalari full body massage KAL
  • Partial body massages of foot, hand and face with hand shirodhara AFM
  • Ayurvedic back and dry massage AGR

2nd Specialized Course Ayurveda Health Coach
Profound Ayurveda knowledge, spice knowledge and consulting competence for the holistic Ayurveda practice - also possible as online training (12 days)

  • Ayurveda basic course - concepts and disease factors ABK
  • Ayurveda Basic Course - Constitution and Healing ABH
  • Spices, Herbology, Home Pharmacy APH
  • Anamnesis, diagnostic techniques and consultation practice with case studies AUH

Afterwards you can expand your knowledge and field of activity with the postgraduate course to become an Ayurveda therapist . Deepening techniques of marma and manual therapy enable therapeutic applications for outpatient, clinical and curative Ayurveda practice.


Your path to graduation

Designation Days Attendance time Total learning hours


Specialized course Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner





Specialized course Ayurveda Health Coach




REAA Final Exam (1) (6)
Certified Ayurvedic Massage Practitioner
recognized by VEAT (Association of European Ayurvedic Physicians and Therapists)
24 180 272


Abhyanga full body massage
- Abhyanga - full body oil massage: Practical practice of massage grips, strokes, sequences and variations
- indications and contraindications, effects in theory and practice
- individual adaptation and type-appropriate forms of abhyanga
- pre- and post-treatment of the client
- emotional and therapeutic quality of touch, inner and outer attitude of the therapist

Kalari full body massage
- effects, indications and contraindications of the Kalari Ayurveda-
full body massage
basic techniques and application of the Kalari Ayurveda full body massage with its different grips, dynamic strokes and sequences
- practical practice of the Kalari massage with integrated Marma therapy
- definition of Marma, Nadi and five Marma groups
- indication and application of the Ayurvedic sweating therapies (Svedana)

Ayurveda basic knowledge: Concepts and Factors of Disease
- Introduction to History and Philosophy of Ayurveda
- Essential Features and Literature of Ayurveda
- Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine versus Modern Science
- Five Elements (panca-mahabhuta)
- Nature of Man: Differentiation of body, mind and spirit
- Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of Ayurveda
- Functional components: doshas (classification, properties, functions, seats) and agnis (classification, function, states)
- Structural components: dhatus, upadhatus , malas and srotas
- Process of tissue formation (dhatu-parinama)
- Definition of health (svastha)
- Causes (hetu) of health and physical and mental diseases
- Process of etiopathogenesis (samprapti)
- Stages of etiopathogenesis (six kriyakala)

Ayurveda Basics: Constitution and Healing
- Theoretical and Practical Introduction to the Concept of Ayurvedic Constitutional Theory (prakriti)
- Introduction to Ayurvedic Symptomatology:
- Symptoms of the doshas
- Symptoms of the tissues (dhatu), excretory products (mala), transport spaces (srotas), digestive power (agni)
- Theoretical Introduction to Diagnostics in Ayurveda: Models of patient examination
- Three-fold examination (tri-vidha-pariksha)
- Six-fold examination (shad-vidha-pariksha)
- Eight-fold examination (ashta-vidha-pariksha)
- Introduction to Ayurvedic concepts of health maintenance (svasthavrtta):
- Dinacarya: daily routine measures and order therapy
- Rtucarya: Recommendations for a lifestyle adapted to the seasons
- Introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition and food science

Partial body massages of foot, hand and face with hand shirodhara
- Effect, Application possibilities and treatment techniques of the ayurvedic partial body massages
- Padabhyanga - ayurvedic foot and leg massage
- Mukabhyanga - ayurvedic face massage
- Hastabhyanga - ayurvedic hand massage
- Demonstration and practice of the Hand-Shirodhara (oil forehead cast), as an integrative part of the facial treatment
- Indications, Contraindications and intensive practical practice of the massage techniques

Ayurvedic back and dry massage
- Effect, application possibilities and treatment techniques of the Ayurvedic massage techniques Pristhabhyanga (back massage) and Garshan (silk glove massage)
- Explanations, Demonstration and practical practice of Pristhabhyanga back massage with sequence, grips and strokes
- Introduction to the treatment of local back marma points
- Release pent-up emotions through the back
- Explanation, demonstration and practical practice of Garshan silk glove massage in variations appropriate to the type.
- Ayurveda and Detox: Indications, Contraindications and Application of Metabolism Stimulating, Weight Reducing and Emotion Releasing Treatment Techniques

Spices, Herbs and Oils in Ayurveda
- Basics of Ayurvedic Spice and Herbology (Dravyaguna)
- Classification of Spices Balancing the Psyche (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas) to Balance Doshas, Constitution and digestion (Agni)
- Type-specific and practical application of spices in everyday life to improve food tolerance (Karana)
- Detailed discussion of 21 selected Ayurvedic spices according to their properties and qualities
- Detailed discussion of 12 selected Ayurvedic herbs according to their properties and qualities
- Detailed discussion of 13 selected Ayurvedic oils according to their properties and qualities

Anamnesis, Counseling and Practice Strategies with Case Studies
- Psychological Dimensions of Ayurvedic Nutrition and Health Counseling
- Anamnesis, Assessment of Findings and Counseling Skills: Ayurvedic constitution determination and findings survey in practice
- Agni analysis based on tongue and excretions
- Gain counseling competence through practical work with subjects, case studies
- Select and apply type-appropriate counseling strategies, health recommendations, spices and nutrition tips
- Ayurveda as a profession: Basics for practice management, marketing, networking and dealing with social media
- Developing successful Ayurveda offers

Final exam AMW - practical
Practical final exam: demonstration of a 45-minute Ayurvedic massage incl. Pre- and post-treatment

Final exam AMA - written/oral


Kerstin Rosenberg Porträt
Kerstin Rosenberg
Karin Bachmaier
HP (Physio) Karin Bachmaier
Dr. Shivenarain Gupta Porträt
Prof. Dr. Shivenarain Gupta
Maria Büdel
Maria Büdel
Porträt Oliver Becker
Oliver Becker
Petra Wolfinger Porträt
Petra Wolfinger
Win Silvester Porträt
Win Silvester
Prof Dr. Martin Mittwede
Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede
Porträt Leini Siebenaller
Léini Siebenaller
Porträt Theresa Rosenberg
Theresa Sita Rosenberg
Porträt Stephanie Albert
Stephanie Albert
Sigrun Haake
Sigrun Srikama Laepple Haake
Stefan Pachinger Porträt
Stefan Pachinger
Mag. Marion Malle
Sandra Anliker Massage
Sandra Anliker


Training fee from € 4,435

plus examination fee € 250
minus discount for payment in one sum in advance € 100

plus room and board - only for attendance dates in Birstein

On the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda there are guest houses available. For your overnight stay during the training you can choose from rooms of different categories. Ayurvedic full board from our organic kitchen is included in the room price.

Payment method

Deposit € 500

Final payment

a) In one sum at the latest one month before the start of the training (immediately for eLearning modules, so that we can activate your eSeminars immediately).
b) Option for participants from Germany and Austria: monthly installments of 250 EUR each by direct debit. The payment (debit) of the monthly installments will be made on the 1st of each month, starting from the month of the beginning of the training booked here, for eAcademy modules immediately. If the training begins with modules of the eAcademy, the activation takes place provisionally immediately after receipt of the deposit, regularly then after receipt of the first monthly installment.


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For whom?

Especially recommended for
- all those interested in experiencing and passing on Ayurveda through massage
- people who work or would like to work in the wellness sector and/or in preventive health
- physiotherapists and masseurs who want to integrate Ayurvedic massage into their practice

Notes for Austria and Switzerland

The Massage Practitioner is an important component of our accredited Ayurvedic Wellbeing Practitioner training.

Complement your skills in Ayurvedic massage with the training to become a federally certified Complementary Therapist*in Ayurvedic Therapy

Learning checks and examination

In this specialized course you prove on the digital learning platform that you have internalized the knowledge from this course and demonstrate your massage skills in a practical exam.

- Learning checks: Each module ends with a learning check to assure you and us that you have achieved the learning objectives. It includes 20 multiple choice questions and must be passed with at least 70%. You can take the learning check a maximum of three times.

- 2 qualification tests: After completion of 4 modules each, you will be activated on the learning platform for a qualification test as "Ayurveda Health Coach" or "Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner". You will be asked 8 multiple choice questions. You have two attempts to answer them correctly.

- Practical final exam after the module "Ayurveda-Wellness-Practitioner": Demonstration of a 45-minute Ayurvedic massage incl. pre- and post-treatment

If you pass everything successfully, you already have your first certificates in your pocket.

The final exam to become an Ayurvedic Massage Practitioner consists of 3 additional parts:

- Practical case: anamnesis and constitution determination, therapy planning as well as massage and treatment protocols of 3 treatments with supplementary health recommendations

- Written final exam (digital) on a previously scheduled exam day with 50 multiple choice questions, duration: 1.5 hours. With 70% correct answers, you pass the exam. Thanks to our online learning database, you can prepare yourself optimally.

- Oral final exam on a previously scheduled exam day

The written and oral final exam take place on the same day on one of the official exam dates. You register for this in advance. You submit your practical cases no later than 4 weeks before this date.

The final examination is considered to have been passed if all parts of the examination have been passed at least. The exam or individual parts of it can be repeated a maximum of 2 times.

Finished everything? Then you can look forward to your final certificate, which we will send to you by mail.

At a glance


Required previous knowledge:


- Examination with degree: Certified Ayurvedic Massage Practitioner
- recognized by VEAT Association

550 learning hours* à 60 min.
-> 8 Modules (see below) + Learning assignments = 360 hrs

Standard period of study 9-15 months

Learning forms/hours (per module):
45 learning hrs of which
22,5 hrs presence (3 days)
45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs
live-webinar (3 days)
45 learning hrs (30 e-lessons in free time management with 5 hrs live webinar)

Blended learning:
Maximum 3 of 8 modules as e-learning
Maximum 4 of 8 modules as live webinar

Training fee from € 4.435
Already completed parts of the training will be credited: see prices

plus examination fee € 250

plus room and board, if applicable

* Learning hours = total number of didactically accompanied and supervised incl. lessons, prepared exercises, guided learning or guided practical exercises, learning checks practice, learning checks in each case in online or in presence or also in own work.

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Basic modules

Abhyanga full body massage

3 days

Kalari full body massage

3 days

Ayurveda Basics: Concepts and disease factors

3 days 3 days 30 lessons

Ayurveda Basics: Constitution and Healing

3 days 3 days 39 lessons

Partial body massages of foot, hand and face with hand shirodhara

3 days

Advanced modules

Attendance of at least 1 basic module is recommended in advance

Ayurvedic back and dry massage

3 days

Spices, herbs and oils in Ayurveda

3 days 3 days 59 lessons

Case history, counseling and practice strategies with case examples.

3 days 3 days

Competence modules

Only recommended towards the end of the training

Final exam AMW - practical

0 days

AMA final exam - written/oral

1 day

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