Ayurveda is a healing system dating back approximately 5,000 years. Massage forms an important part of Ayurveda, promoting good health, vigour and helps in preventing degenerative diaseases detoxifying the body.
In Ayurvedic philosophy, wellness and the ability to heal are dependent upon the free flow of energy (prana). Prana is the vital life force that supplies the body and mind with energetic nourishment. The circulation of prana
is facilitated via the chakras and a network of fine energy pathways called nadis.
Metals are extensively used in Ayurvedic treatments. Copper, Zinc and Tin are the major constituents of the authentic Kansa Vatki (means metal bowl in Hindi) that is used. Copper helps in reducing pain, inflammation, and arthritis and also improves the quality of haemoglobin. Zinc helps in proper functioning of immune system, digestion, control of diabetes etc., and Tin is believed to be helpful in digestion, relieving headaches and insomnia.
With vigorous circular and stroking movements, using the back of the bowl with Ghee (clarified butter thought to have healing properties) when rubbed on the sole of the feet, clients really enjoy the warm, soothing feeling of the Kansa Vatki bowl. More importantly, the bowl offers many health benefits like relaxes tired feet, improves joint mobility, promotes sound sleep, and relieves eyestrain. It also helps in balancing the bio-energetic principles (doshas) of Ayurveda that regulate bodyfunctions.
Hand techniques include friction, knuckling and effleurage on the feet and the lower legs, this stimulates the blood and lymphatic flow. These techniques assist the vital flow of prana in the lower limbs.
It offers many benefits: it nourishes the skin, improves blood and lymph circulation anrd soothes the agitated mind. It relaxes the muscles of the feet and the legs and it can also help to alleviate stess, including anxiety, nervousness and depression. It can reduce stress and activate our immune system.
Carried out laying on a couch, focusing on the lower legs and feet, in just under an hour you will be supremely refreshed and relaxed by this unique foot massage!
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