Abhyanga Mind & Body Therapy Course – Module 3
Classic Abhyanga is the Ayurvedic whole body massage that correlates to the generic Swedish massage treatment. The Abhyanga is also called the pearl of the Ayurvedic massages and considered to be the most effective treatment, “the heart of Ayurveda”.
It has been said that Abhyanga decreases the fatigue and invigorates the body. It cleans and tightens the tissue, increases muscle tone and physical strength, reduces muscle and joint pain and makes the joints supple. It can improve blood circulation and create a sensation of lightness in the body. It can clean the skin and improves the overall complexion, calm the nervous system, improves vision, sleep and combats insomnia.
Increase protection against wounds and injuries, improve perception, blood circulation creating a sensation of lightness in the body. Slow down aging and rejuvenate aged tissues. Relax, regenerate and harmonize the body’s energy and vitalize by reduces stress. The Abhyanga is a tool of silent dialogue between body and soul.
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The course can be completed privately, in pre-scheduled group sessions, or part-time. Call to setup your preferred schedule. You can check the existing program schedule first to see if you can find a suitable match that works for you. Call 416-504-6049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your training.
This is one of 5 modules required for the completion of the Spa Specialist Program. Modules may be taken individually or toward completion of the full program. You may choose to immerse yourself in an intensive course of study to accelerate your Ayurvedic practice immediately or complete courses as your schedule will allow gradually building on each aspect of your practice. In this course you will complete:
Module Three: Abhyanga Massage Mind & Body Therapy
- Introduction to Cosmic Anatomy
- The Gunas and Body Rocking
- Customization of Essential Oils for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
- The Elemental Dance
- The Five Pranas
- Abhyanga: The Ayurvedic Massage Technique Sequence
- Introduction to Ayurvedic Sacred Herbs
- Ayurvedic Full Body Exfoliation Treatment
- Introduction to Sacred Bathing Vedic Style
- The Aura Chakra Cleanse with Gemstones
Inspired by the ancient Vedic scriptures, you will learn this truly rejuvenation and nourishing massage therapy utilizing: Body Mapping, Observation, and medicated herbal oil formulas for Vata (air), Pitta (fire) and Kapha (water) body types. Three key techniques are implemented according to the client’s constitutional and mental nature.
- Introduction concepts of the Vedic Tri- Dosha Theory
- Introduction to Vedic hands on treatments and concept of chakras
- Introduction to Vedic principles of bathing
- Introduction to concepts of Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine
- Advanced Marma body points
- Ayurvedic principles for essential oil compresses
- Ayurvedic principles of exfoliation treatments
- The five steps Abhisheka therapy sequence
- Pre-and post-treatments, sudation therapy
- Precautions and contradictions
Structure: 3 days
$100 non-refundable deposit required.
You will Learn:
The Sattvic Awakening Touch
Sattva is the guna of goodness, purity, and enlightenment. It is mostly depicted as a white swan treading through the contaminated oceans of misery, pure and untouched. The swan exists within the environment but is not effected by it. It partakes only in the nectar at the heart of the Lotus. Sattva is the goal towards purification and divinity. This Pranic method works on the subtle level of Consciousness and requires a special touch to affect tranquility and love.
- Sedates nervous tension (Grounding)
- Opens cognitive cellular memory
- Facilitates a meditative state
- Aids in clearing the mind
- Promotes Creativity
- Helps decision making
- Sharpens awareness and intuition
The touch is gentle and effective. It is a series of slow, rocking movements which soothe the client with pure nurturing. Herbal medicated oils are then poured and massaged generously into the skin, focusing on the scalp, hair, face, neck, shoulders, and feet. Gentle, continuous movement caresses the client into a sedated mode of comfort.
The Rajasic Kinetic touch sequence
Rajas is the Guna of movement, change, passion, and internal/external activity. It is the tiger who surveys her domain for consumption. Kinetic works towards movement and transformation. Body mapping similarly is scanning the body tissue, state of mind, and aligning thought towards a spiritual purpose.
- Stimulates motivation
- Nourishes the skin
- Creates spiritual rhythm
- Increases heat
- Aids in the elimination of toxins
- Addresses muscular tensions and chronic pain
- Improves blood circulation to the body tissue
The Active (Tamasic*) massage sequence:
Kinetic touch inspires opening, and movement towards change; to increase movement with specific Marma points which cool and calm the physical body. The massage is firm and steady, stimulating the release of tension and opening higher levels of consciousness. It inspires the release of negative habitual patterns towards an individual’s unique purpose.
*Tamas is the mode of ignorance, stagnation, darkness, and inertia. This is a condition, which congests the mind, spirit and matter. Tamas can be likened to a turtle. The outer hardened shell protects the vulnerable flesh that lives within. It is a defense mechanism. Only when the turtle feels secure will she emerge. It is this move from darkness into light, from shelter into the open, which characterizes the soul’s transformation from ignorance into knowledge. Thus the healing can begin.
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