Ayurvedic Massages

 

In Ayurveda, massages are playing an important role in keeping the body’s doshas balanced and in assisting with detoxing the body. All massages use specifically prepared oils. During Abhyanga (Ayurvedic full body massage) Massages these special Ayurvedic oils are massaged deep into the body’s tissues.

Different massage techniques help to

  • release muscle and nervous tensions,
  • improve circulations and lymphatic drainage,
  • improve digestion and
  • reduce stress thus promoting health and wellbeing.

All oils that I am using during the massage are produced at the Atmasantulana Centre. They are cooked for several days during which they are cultivated with different herbs in order to be absorbed by the body’s tissues to balance and nourish them.

What happens during a session?

The massage itself takes about 1 1/4  hours. Prior to the first session, a health form needs to be filled in.

The massage itself starts with treating first feed working upward, followed by hands and arms, the front of the body, its back and the face.

After all sessions a period of complete rest for about 10 min. should be observed to enable the body to “digest” both the massage and the oil. 1 hour after the massage a shower without soap can be taken to rinse off the excess oil. It is advisable to drink plenty of warm water after the massage helping the released toxins to be transported into the digestive system in order to leave the body.

Please notice: This massage is not suitable during the first 3 days of menstruation.

Please fill out this online Health questionnaire prior to the massage. You can download the form here if you would like to print, fill, scan and email the scan to me.

I am a mobile therapist massaging ladies only. The treatments can be held either at your home or at mine.
Prices:

Abhyanga Full Body Massage

  • Single booking: £50
  • Block booking of 4: £180

Abhyanga Full Body Massage in Pregnancy

  • Single booking: £60
  • Block booking of 4: £200

In case of home visits travel expenses of £0.40/m apply from a distance of 4 miles from Ickenham onwards.

 

To  arrangemassage please contact me @ 07951 763851,  katjapatel@zestforyoga.com or message me through FB.

 

Pregnancy and Postnatal Massages

During pregnancy and the postpartum these massages are extremely beneficial as they help to balance the imbalanced Vata dosha with is

  • easing physical and emotional strain,
  • reducing stress and anxiety,
  • promoting sleep,
  • aiding digestion and hormonal balance.

Traditionally in India, new mums had a full body massage every day for the first 10 days. Pregnancy, the process of giving birth and the postnatal time imbalances the Vata dosha, the air and space element of the body; oil massages are are one way to balance it again.

The imbalance of Vata shows in

  • emotional highs and lows,
  • feeling stressed and overwhelmed,
  • poor digestion