Ayurveda, literally translates as the science of life (Ayur = Life, Veda = Science). It is an ancient medical science, which was developed in India a few thousand years ago.
Ayurveda employs hot oil and quick movements in its massages. Besides, sesame, coconut and mustard are used to intensify the purification process, nutrition and skin rejuvenation. Deep and vigorous pressures unlock irritants and pain garnered in the body. Consciously inhaling and exhaling specifically contributes to the elimination of pain. Ayurveda believes that at the root of every physical pain is an emotional one thus helping disentangle either while balancing the body, detoxifying organs, rejuvenating the cells and improving the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous system.
More than 30 different massages are performed based on the human profile (Dosha) of the patient (Vata, Pitta or Kapha), among which are: Abhyanga (emotions), Champi (head), Udvartana (cleaning), Shantala (babies), Garshana (Detox), Mugalepam (face), Padha (feet), Chakras (7 energy vortex), Marmas and Nadis (108 sub-vortex), Khazi (herbal bags), Pizhichil (nerves), Njavarkijhi (stress).
Workshop schedule for one day includes only the Abhyanga massage. When it is a two-day workshop, it includes Abhyanga (first day), Champi and Kazhi (second day).