Ayurvedic Body Massage (AY2)
Ayurvedic Massage is primarily preventative and, in ancient times, Ayurvedic clinics didn't offer massage as it was an everyday pastime for all members of the family - from childhood to old age. Even today, massage is an integral part of family life in Indian and Nepali homes - thus instilling, in the younger members of the family, the value of a good health-care routine. In Western society, it is not part of our cultural heritage and we are the poorer for it.
The massage taught on this course helps balance the three body doshas - Vata (wind), Pitta (bile or blood) and Kapha (mucous) - the Tridoshas. The Tridoshas (translates as three humours) is unique to Ayurveda and constitutes the chemical nature of every living organism.
For qualified Aromatherapists or Massage Therapists. We do take Students who do not have any Massage experience and this is done on a case-by-case basis. In India and Nepal, anyone can massage, and we have the aim to keep this tradition alive.
This 2 day (running consecutively) Course is designed for Bodywork/Massage Therapists who want to expand their practice with the addition of a traditional holistic healthcare approach to treatments for their clients.
This Course is only available as distance-learning.
Studies commence at 9.00 a.m. and finish at 5.00 p.m.
Charaka, a classical Ayurvedic writer, defines disease and health thus, "A disharmony among the constituents which support the body is known as disease; their harmony is called health, the state of normality. A sense of well-being is characteristic of the absence of disease, for disease is always associated with discomfort". Ayurvedic practitioners use, among other remedies, herbs, essential oils and massage in treating their patients.
There are many different kinds of Ayurvedic massage. Pastes of herbs or medicines can be applied to the skin with the intention of them permeating the skin and reaching different tissues and other elements of the body. Massage with oil removes dirt from the skin and helps, indirectly, the action of the lungs, the large intestine and the kidneys. Massage can help the three different doshas to balance and settle and, for this, we must use different strokes, base oils and herbal mixtures.
Topics addressed during this 2-day course include:
- What is Ayurveda and what is its significance in today's world?
- The three Doshas
- Vikruti (acquired constitution) & Prakriti (essence constitution) Assessment Charts
- Contra-indications for Massage
- Ayurvedic Carrier Oils & Medicated Oils: Ashwagandha, Bhringaraj, Brahmi, Mahanarayan
- Essential Oils for the three body-Doshas
- Balancing the three body-Doshas
- Skin & Common Disorders
- Ayurvedic Massage-Techniques
- Marma Points
Please note that this Course is a Post-graduate qualification course, during which the student is assessed for competence.
Certificates of Qualification are awarded to successfully completing Therapists
Many Associations accept our courses for CPD including the IFPA (12 Category A Points).
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"The Tutor's teaching technique is fantastic. Very clear explanations of complicated topics".
"The Tutor was very clear with the way she explained things, she is an excellent teacher and I feel I have learned a lot from her".
"Really enjoyed the Course - a lovely massage".
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