Ayurveda is a complete way of life. As a holistic health system comprising diet, Yoga, massage, detoxification, herbal remedies, meditation and daily lifestyle, Ayurveda massage improves not only a person’s health, but also their wellbeing, behavior and state of mind.
Ayurveda massage treats the whole body through touch: physically, mentally and emotionally. In ayurveda oleation, or oiling of the body is very important. An ayurvedic text describes the benefits of ayurvedic oil massage as follows:
‘ Oil massage should be resorted to daily. It wards of old age, exertion and old age and aggravation of vat. It bestows good vision, nourishment to the body, long life, good sleep, good and strong healthy skin. It should be done specifically to the feet, head, ears and palms’
Astanga Hrdayam, vols: 1-111; prof K.R.Srikantha
Ayurvedic massage uses essential oils that are chosen to suit your dosha. The massage techniques used include tapping, kneading and squeezing as well as the more traditional massage strokes you would expect. The style and flow of the ayurvedic massage is determined by who you are, and what your body needs for balance and wellbeing at the time.
Temple Body Works uses doTerra natural essential oils.