Ayurveda is a holistic health science that focuses on maintaining a balanced physical and emotional state. It is based on the theory of the three “doshas”. The doshas are energies that make up each individual and perform different physiological functions in the body. We all have all three, but there are always one or two that dominate above the others. This is our constitution.
The 3 Types of Dosha
Vata Dosha – Air and Ether. The energy that controls functions associated with movement, including blood circulation, breathing, blinking and heartbeat.
In balance: It stimulates creativity and vitality.
Out of balance: It can produce fear and anxiety.
Pita Dosha – Fire. The energy that controls the body’s metabolic systems, including digestion, absorption, nutrition and body temperature.
In balance: It leads to satisfaction and intelligence.
Out of balance: Can cause ulcers and anger.
Kapha Dosha – Water and Earth. The energy that controls growth in the body. It supplies water to all parts of the body, moisturises the skin and maintains the immune system.
In balance: Expressed as love and forgiveness.
Out of balance: Can lead to insecurity and envy.
The goal of Ayurvedic massage is to restore the harmony of the 3 Doshas: Vata, Pita and Kapha.
In the Vata Massage, the main benefit is to produce warmth, softness and nourish the patient. It improves circulation and flexibility of the joints. It also calms the mind, reduces problems with insomnia, digestion, and the nervous system. It gives vigour and stimulates rejuvenation. The massage is a deep, heavy and analgesic massage.
Kapha Massage serves to reduce fat accumulation, heaviness, fluid retention, humidity, slowness and depression. Gives lightness and movement. The massage is a deep tissue massage.
In Pita Massage, the main benefit is to refresh, remove stiffness, irritation, tension, headache, fatigue, organ pains and muscle blockages. It improves digestion, calms the mind and produces a pleasant relaxation. The Pita massage is a soft massage similar to a caress.
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