Ayurvedic massage creates peace and harmony in which your body and mind are balanced physically, emotionally and spiritually, and it goes beyond massaging the skin, muscles and joints. The ancient Indian science Ayurveda is called the "philosophy of life" as restoring this balance in the different energy channels ( chakras) allows you to calm, revive and rejuvenate in your mind.
In this massage we strive to balance your "doshas" or energetic life forces, which is different for each person. After determining your dosha type - kapha, pitta or vata - we choose the appropriate intensity and focus of the massage, with a specific herbal massage oil.
Due to the essential role of the herbal oil in the massage, it is applied more widely during an Ayurvedic massage than with an anti-stress or aroma oil massage.
The herbs that are added to the oil according to this ancient Indian science have a medical and medicinal effect. The oil often contains extracts of coconut or sesame or ghee, or clarified butter, is pure and vegetable and therefore full of active ingredients that will instantly restore your skin and muscles.
After the massage, we recommend a quiet activity and drinking more water to better dispose of waste. To optimize the healing effect of the herbal oil, you should preferably allow the oil to absorb into your skin and shower the same day with warm water only.
The Ayurvedic forces of life determine how we feel physically and mentally.
The "doshas" - or energetic life forces - determine the entire universe as well as each individual (yourself). There are five elements - water, air, earth, fire and ether - that define the three doshas's : vate, pitta and kapha. What we see is that there is always one dosha or a combination of two dosha's more strongly present in each person, which makes this a unique pattern and explains why we are all different.
Ayurvedic massage uses a special herbal oil (Abhyanga) for each dosha type.
If your doshas have become out of balance due to life experiences, nutrition, culture, etc..., it is important to bring them back into balance. The Ayurveda massage with herbal oil for each dosha type helps to purify, nourish and relax your body in a targeted manner of body and mind.
Which is your dosha type ?
Kaphas - body & mind types - are caring, content, loving and full of trust and patience. This dosha is well grounded, down to earth and often has a natural preference for luxury and comfort. Kaphas are always there for everyone, are stress resistant and generous. Kapha women have a smooth skin and round feminine curves. If you belong to this type, you are made to give birth to children.
Pittas are intense, driven, passionate and charming. They long for success and don't usually lack self-confidence. Due to their brave and decisive nature, they go straight for their goal without being slowed down by all kinds of fantasies. Often Pittas have a good analytical mind and high intelligence that makes them love challenges. Pittas have a well-proportioned build and a remarkably strong digestive system.
Vatas are lively, fast enthusiastic and idealistic. A Vata can be both outspoken or introvert, they like change and exchange ideas easily. Under pressure, the vata type quickly experiences stress or anxiety. They are often creative and enthusiastic minds who love to travel, talk, laugh and philosophize. A Vata's mood is just as changeable as the weather. Often they have an elegant light build, either long or on the small side, their skin is often dry and too light rather than heavy.
Indicate your dosha type before the massage, because without the adapted herbal oil, this oil massage will not lead to your physical and mental balance !
Take the dosha test here - and quickly and fun determine your dominant type