AYURVEDIC PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM MASSAGE
All the treatments are rooted in the practice of “knowing touch” which is basically an intuitive form of massage. I have been living in India to practice this form of massage as part of a Shiatsu / Chi Kung training. This forms the essence of the treatments; a meditative state from which relaxation and balance in body and mind can be realised.
In my massage practice I combine Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage with Marma Therapy depending on the needs of the person. Abhyanga is a type of massage in which oil is used to balance the Dosa’s and especially Vata Dosa. Oil means Sneha in Sanskrit which has also the meaning of love. This is a nice metaphor for the effects that it has on body and mind.
From a Western perspective Marma Therapy is a form of massage that stimulates the points on the body where a juncture of several tissues are present like: muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints. This improves the circulation and calms the nerves. However, in Ayurveda the meaning goes beyond that; these Marma points are considered as doorways into higher states of conscious from which healing can occur.
Charaka Samhita states in the ancient texts:
“The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to accidental injuries, or strenuous work.“
- verse 88:90
Prenatal and postpartum massage
I offer prenatal and postpartum Abyangha massages (75 min) with homemade oils (Dashamula / Dhanvantaram / Mugwort) in your home.
Price: $ 175