Ayurvedic Yoga Massage was developed by Master Kusum Modak, a student of BKS Iyengar and Ayurvedic Massage Practitioner.
The massage is a mixture of deep tissue oil massage and stretches where appropriate for the client. The primary objective is to help the client deeply relax, help energy to flow more freely through the body and to enable deeper breathe work through awareness of the breath. We focus on softening any tensions in the muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons to help promote health joint mobility, by encouraging the nervous system to relax.
Treatments can be focused on an area where pain or injury has occurred but generally, we work with the whole body, as with any yoga practice the focus is on the calming the nervous system, releasing any holding patterns within the muscular fascial system and creating healthy movement patterns.
What to Expect during an Ayurvedic Yoga Massage
In practical terms, treatments work on the whole body, with more emphasis on the areas that need more work. A session starts with an oil massage where the therapist will use their hands and feet. This gradually warms up and softens muscle tissues and fascia, relaxes the body and mind, helps breathing and improves circulation.
We work specifically with the breath to help the nervous system to relax.
The therapist uses natural oils and a powder from the ground root of Acorus calamus, a wetland plant in the sweetflag family. This gives a pleasant exfoliating feeling, but mainly helps improve circulation and warm up the tissues, intensifying the benefits of the massage.
The oil massage is supported by gentle mobilisations, tractions and assisted (passive) yoga stretches. These helps lengthen the tissues in a functional way, useful if you've had injuries. Through these gentle movements we help relax the tendons and ligaments and improve the circulation and promote natural healing in joints.
The Benefits of an Ayurvedic Yoga Massage During Ayurvedic Yoga Massage massage you will never feel overworked or underworked as the treatment is catered to your specific needs. The treatment is holistic in its approach, taking the whole-person into consideration and will leave you feeling centred, calm, and relaxed.
The massage can offer a range of benefits: Reduces mental and physical tensions Relieves lower back ache and sciatica Increases blood circulation and the removal of toxins Helps to balance out postural problems Increases flexibility and Range of Motion Stretching the fascia helping to realign the bodies' structure Harmonising the flow of vital energy inducing a sense of calm relaxation and stillness
Thai Massage Calendar
Our Ayurvedic Massage Glasgow clinic times and prices are shown below - click on the therapists name below for more information about them or click here to view the full clinic diary.