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How to Give a Gharshana Massage

Learn how to give a Gharshana massage from massage therapist Lara Narayani Golland in this Ayurvedic body massage video from Howcast.


So when doing gharshana, we use these raw silk gloves. They are really good for the energy field of the body in that they help to neutralize the energy field. And then on the physical form, basically getting into a nice scraping supports detoxification of the skin and helps to prepare the legs for receiving oil, or any part of the body that you're actually doing gharshana.

So we do a rubbing. Check in with the client. Make sure it's not too much. I'll go to the other side. The idea is to do brisk rubbing, and it's a gentle exfoliation. Gharshana is a massage within itself. You can do gharshana as a treatment to help exfoliate the skin, as well as a treatment to prepare the skin for a warm oil massage. If somebody needs more energy, gharshana could be really good for energizing the body. And, again, it's really to prepare the skin for receiving herbs and oils that we use a lot of in Ayurvedic body work.

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