For a psychological and physical well-being, Indian massages, through natural techniques, promote the mastery of body and mind.
Indian massage: what is it?
Indian massages are much more than just a means of relaxation. The Indian massage is performed using different techniques and has the property of acting on the mind and the body.
Types of Indian massage
There are two types of Indian massage: Ayurvedic massage and Kashmiri massage.
Ayurvedic massage is a technique that uses natural products such as essential oils (sesame, coconut and palm oil).
Heated at the same temperature as the person being massaged, the oil is applied to the body or part of the body, as required.
Once the oil has been applied, the practitioner works on the different energy zones by applying pressure, friction or a form of kneading.
Ayurvedic massage is based on the balance of three elements: air (Vat), water (Kaph) and fire (Pitt). It covers three techniques:
- Abyanga: massage during which the essential oil is spread all over the body.
- The Siro Dara: massage during which the practitioner drips a drip of oil on the forehead.
- Kansu: massage of the soles of the feet using a bowl.
The Kashmiri massage
Kashmir massage is a technique that comes from the Indo-Pakistani region: Kashmir. It acts on the vital points of the body through stimulation. However, the method used in Kashmir massage may be similar to tantric yoga.
It takes two hours for a massage session on a small cushion and a mattress placed on the floor.
Benefits of Indian massage
The objective of Indian massage is to obtain an immediate well-being (the spanda) and an ideal balance between mind, body and emotions. Which allows:
- to relieve pain;
- to relax;
- Prevent stress or other negative conditions such as depression and anxiety;
- to extend longevity;
- to know his body better;
- to evacuate toxins;
- to strengthen the body, nervous and humanitarian systems;
- to awaken the senses.