Ayurvedic Marma Massage
Highland Ayurveda is now offering traditional, healing Ayurvedic Marma Massage, Pinda Sweda and Shirodhara. Ayurvedic Marma Massage is very different to other forms of massage because it is specific to the person, focusing on the individual constitution and oils according to the imbalance. Ancient massage techniques (tapping, kneading, rubbing, squeezing and cupping) are used to stimulate the skin, muscles, nerves and cells of the body, to dislodge wastes, toxins and fluids. Ayurvedic Massage includes Pinda Sweda (hot poultices, similar to hot stones), Shirodhara (hot oil pouring on the head to pacify the nervous system), Marma vital energy point stimulation (similar to acupuncture) and Chakra energy balancing massage with therapeutic oils. High level lifestyle and nutritional advice is given at the end of the massage, to help avoid imbalances returning.
The benefits of Ayurvedic Massage include increased immunity, reducing signs of ageing, relieving anxiety and depression, balancing doshas to cure diseas, and whole person healing.
Highland Ayurveda offers Ayurvedic Massage to patients as part of their Ayurvedic Treatment Plan. Massage is also available to new clients, on a standalone basis for general health and happiness as regular massage relaxes muscles, nerves, bones, digestive system and the whole body, by maintaining the proper balance and circulation of the body gases, generally making life more joyful.
Benefits of Ayurvedic Massage
Removes Old Age & Increases Immunity
Stimulates skin, muscles, nerves and cells to dislodge waste, toxins and fluids enabling prana to flow naturally, rejuvenating the person, reducing toxicity, ageing, fatigue and illness whilst increasing immunity.
Relieves Anxiety & Depression
Relieves mental and emotional illnesses and past trauma, especially through Shirodhara, enabling the person to 'let go' without speaking of the traumas they are holding.
Excellent cure for Vata disorders ( dryness, joint pain, arthritis, stiffness, sciatica, muscle tension, sprains, constipation, bloating) and Kapha congestion heaviness and obesity, by dislodging toxins and blockages.
Whole Person Healing
Releases blockages, removes wastes and bodily fluids and allows prana and nutrients to flow freely, in the circulatory, respiratory, nervous musculoskeletal, digestive system, excretory, endocrine and reproductive systems to promote healing and happiness.
Pinda Sweda Treatment
Ayurvedic Marma Massage
90 or 120 mins
£95 or £120 includes:
1. Consultation: A brief consultation is included to assess your imbalance and identify the correct oils and massage techniques required.
2. Snehana: Warm herbal, therapeutic massage oil applied and absorbed head to toe specific to your needs.
3. Abhyanga: Special massage using therapeutic oils to stimulate and release toxins through lymphatic drainage and through the skin. Helps to absorb the oil into the internal tissue of the body.
4. Marma point and Chakra massage, for energy healing all over the body.
5. Pinda Sweda using hot herbal poultices to foment the body to produce sweat.
6. High level dietary / lifestyle advice to help avoid recurrence of issues.
For the full experience 2hrs is recommended, however the shorter version can also provide a relaxing and healing experience. Targeted massage areas are available on request for 60mins at £75.
60 or 30 mins
£30 add on
Shirodhara is a technique that uses warm oil poured in a gentle stream over the forehead. This is a profoundly relaxing as it works to calm and pacify the central nervous system stilling the mind and senses. This allows stress to be released and to enhance natural healing. The oil is then massaged into your head with key marma point massage to finish.
It is a recommended for those with high levels of stress, insomnia, anxiety, and Vata imbalances. It is best to have with a full Ayurvedic massage as an extra (£30) .
It can also be enjoyed as a stand alone treatment (£75) which takes about 1 hour. This starts with upper back and shoulder massage, followed by the pouring of oil and finishing off with a head massage