Ayurveda massage is a massage with different oils at varying temperatures. Every massage oil is first heated to 100°C because oil molecules shrink at that temperature, which enables better penetration into the skin. Additionally, vitamin E is added to the oil because it is a natural preservative and is extremely beneficial for the skin.
Ayurveda is a word of ancient Indian origin (Sanskrit): ayusmeans healthy life and vedmeans knowledge, so ayurveda literally means “science of a healthy life”. With origins dating over 5000 years old, this is the oldest healing method and originates from the Himalayas. It is a holistic approach that also includes proper nutrition and care for mental health. Balance within and on the outside is a synonym for beauty. Ayurveda says that a human being is healthy when all of his body, mental and spiritual functions are in balance. According to ayurvedic teaching, the human body is whole and can’t be treated part by part. Ayurveda puts an accent on prevention and the active creation of good health. If we choose to follow a ayurveda daily routine, we consciously build and maintain good health and harmonise ourselves with our surroundings.
Ayurvedic teachings tell us that every human being has one of three body constitutions: vata, pitta or kapha. However, no two human beings are the same and each one of us has to be approached as an individual with a personal, unique constitution that will determine the treatment procedure.
An ayurvedic therapist will determine the person’s constitution before treatment to choose the appropriate technique and treatment procedure.
Ayurveda massages include the application of a large quantity of warm oil all over the patient’s body. The massage is performed slowly and gently, without strong pressure, using warm sesame or olive oil. The massage can be performed by one or more therapists at once.
Either way, ayurveda massage will lead to complete relaxation and letting go of all accumulated stress. Besides this benefit, the massage will also encourage toxins to move toward body openings to leave the body partially through sweating and partially through the digestive system.
Due to the warmth of oil and the therapist’s moves, muscles will relax, blood will circulate better and the patient will experience overwhelming sensations of relaxation and pleasure. The skin after this treatment is moisturised and beautiful, without the unpleasant feeling of dryness.
The Yoake Ayurveda massage is gentle, pleasant and highly recommended for everyone with muscle tension or poor blood circulation as well as those under stress or intensive strain. The patient feels both psychologically and physically better after an ayurveda massage.
Certain benefits from specific ayurveda massages: