The Kashmiri massage is a relaxing practice that is very similar to yoga.
Just like Asian massage (Shiatsu massage and reflexology), Oriental massage, Thai massage, Ayurvedic massage, Balinese massage, Korean relaxation, Californian massage, Swedish massage and seated massage, Kashmir massage is a very well-known type of massage.
Of Indo-Pakistani origin, more precisely of Shivaism, the Kashmiri massage is not a therapeutic massage at first sight. It brings in the immediate state of relaxation and well-being called spanda.
What is Kashmir massage?
Kashmiri massage, also known as Kashmiri massage, is a Kashmir massage from Kashmir in India. He draws his techniques from Tantric Yoga and acts essentially on the marmas or vital points of the human body by stimulating them.
These marmas, similar to acupuncture points, 108 in total, are bridges that connect the skin’s surface to the body’s organic elements: muscles, bones, joints and vessels.
Conduct of a Kashmir massage session
A Kashmir massage session lasts about 2 hours. It is carried out in a quiet and restful place, with a mattress on the ground and a small cushion. The practitioner uses warmed essential oils (sesame, sweet almond, jasmine, musk rose…).
The masseur sits in a suit, i. e. the legs crossed. The patient is placed in a so-called fetal position, with the legs on either side of the masseur. The latter applies slow and prolonged movements along the marmas (the vital points) which are distributed over the whole body, in front, on both sides and finally in the back.
The Kashmirian massage can be a full body massage or can exclude certain parts of the patient’s body according to his or her wishes.
The result is a perfect balance between mind, body and emotions, the same as after a yoga session.
Cashmirian massage: for what benefits?
A perfect means of relaxation, Kashmir massage offers many benefits to patients such as :
- A better knowledge of the body.
- A perfect balance between mind, emotion and body.
- The awakening of the senses.
- Prevention against negative states (stress, depression, anxiety…).