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What Is Ayurvedic Body Massage aka Abhyanga?

Learn about Ayurvedic body massage, aka Abhyanga, from massage therapist Lara Narayani Golland in this Howcast massage video.


Ayurvedic Massage is basically a massage that's rooted in teachings from India. So in India, massage a huge part of the life, the culture, the society, the healing and massage is done through pregnancy, during birth, during all stages of life. And massage is done as a healing modality to support rejuvenation, detoxification in addition to just being a healthy practice for just maintaining wellness and natural life style.

So in doing Ayurvedic Massage we take techniques that are rooted in the Veda that are rooted in the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda that apply to seeing the whole being as a complete spiritual, emotional, mental and physical being as one. So Ayurvedic Massage takes things into consideration that we are all of the same energy, we are all of the same consciousness and we are also unique in our nature.

Some people have more fire, some people are more emotional, more watery. Some people have more air element in their body. And so in Ayurvedic Massage we adapt the oils, we adapt the type of strokes we adapt the herbs, and we adapt the time of day and even maybe the season and take into consideration the time of your life and many other factors that make you a unique individual.

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