Ayurvedic Massages | eBook

Ayurvedic Massages | A Reference GuideFirst published: August 2021
Last update: August 2021
Length: 109 pages
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What is this Book about?

With this book we offer you a unique overview of the best known Ayurvedic massages.

We open the book with discussing the general characteristics of Indian Ayurveda, Ayurvedic massages, and the importance of utilizing oils in Ayurveda.

To more thoroughly appreciate the Ayurvedic massage treatments described in this book, we continue with an introduction of key Ayurveda concepts in relation to massage.

We then proceed to the actual discussion of Ayurvedic massage modalities, followed by a section about the most commonly used Ayurvedic massage oils.

And finally, you’ll find a supplementary section that gives additional info about closely related topics.

This book is not a training course and doesn't contain instructions of techniques, but aims at providing you with a thorough understanding of the topic presented.

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~ What Is Ayurveda? 7
~ What Is an Ayurvedic Massage? 9
~ Oils in Ayurvedic Massages 11
~ Oil Massages and Aromatherapy 13
~ Snehana (Oleation) 15
~ Pancha Bhoota (The Five Elements) 17
~ Doshas (Tridosha) 19
~ Agni (Digestive Fire) 22
~ Dhatus (Saptadhatu) 23
~ Prana (Vital Life Energy) 24
~ Nadis (Energy Channels) 26
~ Marma Points (Energy Points) 28
~ Chakras (Energy Centers) 29
~ Umbilicus (The Navel) 32
~ Purushartha (The Four Aims of Life) 34
~ Pancha Kosha (Five Layers) 36
~ Abhyanga (Full-Body Oil Massage) 39
~ Abhyanga Breast Massage 41
~ Abhyanga Prenatal Massage 42
~ Abhyanga Self-Massage (Self-Abhyanga) 44
~ Ayurvedic Yoga Massage 45
~ Chakra Massage 46
~ Chavutti Thirumal (Barefoot Massage) 47
~ Gandharva (Sound Healing Massage) 48
~ Garshana (Lymphatic Drainage Massage) 49
~ Greeva Abhyanga (Neck and Shoulders) 50
~ Kanza Pada Abhyanga (Foot Massage) 51
~ Kanza Wand (Facial Massage) 52
~ Karna Purana (Ear Massage) 54
~ Kati Abhyanga (Back Massage) 55
~ Kizhi (Herbal Compress Massage) 56
~ Marma Chikitsa (Points Massage) 58
~ Mukha Abhyanga (Facial Massage) 59
~ Nabhi (Abdominal Massage) 60
~ Navjat Shishu Abhyanga (Newborn Massage) 62
~ Pada Abhyanga (Foot Massage) 63
~ Pada Ghata (Barefoot Massage) 65
~ Pizhichil (Oil Massage) 66
~ Samvahana Abhyanga (Oil Massage) 67
~ Shantala (Baby Massage) 68
~ Shiro Abhyanga (Head Massage) 69
~ Shiro Dhara (Oil Pouring Massage) 70
~ Sutika Abhyanga (Postnatal Massage) 71
~ Vishesh Abhyanga (Oil Massage) 73
~ Udvartana (Paste and Powder Massage) 74
~ Almond Oil 77
~ Ashwagandha Bala Oil 78
~ Bhringraj Oil 79
~ Brahmi Oil 80
~ Castor Oil 81
~ Coconut Oil 83
~ Mahanarayan Oil 84
~ Mustard Oil 85
~ Neem Oil 86
~ Safflower Oil 87
~ Sesame Oil 88
~ Sunflower Oil 89
~ Ayurvedic Massage with Ghee 91
~ Dinacharya (Ayurvedic Self-Care) 92
~ Herbal Medicine and Applications 95
~ India’s Impact for Massage Therapy 98
~ Nepali Mustard Oil Massage 100
~ Panchakarma (Five Treatments) 102
~ Sutika Kali (Postpartum Confinement) 104
~ Udara Veshtanam (Abdominal Binding) 106
~ Unani Dalak (Unani Massage) 107

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