How does Ayurvedic massage differ from other massages?
Ayurvedic full-body massage is often referred to as the queen of massages because it provides a unique experience and targets areas of the body that are not typically addressed in other massages (such as the head and abdomen). It brings the entire body into harmony, from head to toe.
Abhyanga, also known as Indian Ayurvedic body massage, promotes the body’s regeneration and rejuvenation by stimulating the marmapoints, which are vital energy points in the body. Ayurvedic massage is performed using herbal oils, which are completely natural and prepared from various herbs. The selection of herbs and ingredients in these oils is tailored to different body types and specific doshas, based on the individual’s needs. Ample oil is used during the massage to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit, providing an incredibly relaxing experience and restoring complete balance within oneself.
What are Marma points?
The Sanskrit term “marma” translates to “secret,” “hidden,” or “sensitive” points. Marma points are pressure points or energy points located on the body, similar to acupuncture points. Each marma point is connected to a different organ, so stimulating these points has an effect on various organs. There are a total of 107 marma points located on our bodies. These are energy gateways that, when opened or closed, strengthen or weaken, and direct the life force towards different body parts.
How does the massage take place?
The massage is performed using Ayurvedic herbal oils suitable for your body type. You can choose from a full-body massage, a foot-arm massage, or a back massage.
If you opt for a full-body massage, it is advisable to wear undergarments that you don’t mind getting stained, as the oils may discolor them. We also offer disposable undergarments for our guests.
What are the beneficial effects of Ayurvedic massage?
Ayurvedic massage has several beneficial effects, including boosting the immune system, providing general pain relief, alleviating chronic musculoskeletal pain, relieving stress, promoting the body’s detoxification function, and enhancing the beauty of the skin through the nourishing properties of herbal oils.
While the massage can have positive effects on certain illnesses and aid in their healing process, it is advisable to consult with your physician and inform them before starting any treatment.
What else should we pay attention to?
It is not recommended to eat 1-2 hours before the massage, and afterwards, it is advisable to avoid heavy physical activities. Adequate hydration (water consumption) is necessary both before and after the massage.
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