Ayurvedic Yoga Massage | AYM by Master Kusum Modak

Published | Updated February 14, 2020
More eBooks? Check out our complete collection.

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage | AYM by Master Kusum Modak
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, also called Ayurveda Yoga Massage or AYM, is actually not a traditional Indian bodywork modality. It’s a modern hybrid, a combination of two other traditional healing methods from India: Yoga and Ayurveda medicine. In fact, it combines coordinated breath-work, traditional Indian Deep Tissue Ayurvedic Massage, and Yoga-Based Assisted Stretching Therapies.

AYM was developed by Master Kusum Modak from Pune, India, in the early 1980s. Seeing the work, one cannot avoid noticing the resemblance with Traditional Thai Massage (Thai Yoga Massage). Both are done on the floor on a mat, both use yogic stretches, yet, one of the important differences is that an AYM practitioner also uses Ayurvedic medicinal herbal oils and powders. The most important medicinal powder used is Calamus, which is mixed with a little bit of oil to bring out the toxins from the body.

According to Master Kusum, the assisted stretching techniques mainly come from her classes with the famous Yoga Master BKS Iyengar. As for Ayurveda Massage techniques, she’s influenced heavily by the work of Master Vasudev Limaye, a well-known traditional Ayurvedic Massage therapist.

Today, some AYM practitioners use a variety of techniques and methods from other bodywork modalities also, such as Thai Massage, Physiotherapy, and Osteopathy. In any case, although there are certainly some AYM training providers giving courses and classes in India, the modality is much bigger outside of India.

More eBooks? Check out our complete collection.

Related Articles

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Schools and Training Course Events in India
What is Traditional Bodywork?
Ayurveda Training Courses and Retreats in Goa | India
Article Categories: Ayurveda Training Courses India, Indian Ayurveda, Other Bodywork Training
Tagged: , , , , , ,

Featured Topics

TOPIC
Sen Sib Energy Lines
TOPIC
Genital Massage and Bodywork Treatments
TOPIC
Emotional and Trauma Release
TOPIC
Tools and Techniques in Thai Massage
TOPIC
Tantra and Neo-Tantra Practices
TOPIC
Thai Yoga Reusi Dat Ton