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Abhyanga ~ Ayurveda Warm Oil Massage

Many people ask me, what is the difference between Abhyaṅga Warm Oil Massage and other techniques such as Swedish or Sports Massage? Western techniques tend to have a sole focus on treating the physical body, using a variety of effective techniques on the myofascial system. Here a lotion or ointment is used simply with the intent of lubrication for soft tissue manipulation; and potentially for relief of pain or inflammation, if the ointment is also infused with herbs. Ayurveda…

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Ayurvedic light on Aromatherapy

Ayurveda, becoming recognized in the west for its timeless remedies and treatments, is more than a mere healing system. It is a science and art of appropriate living which helps one to achieve longevity. Being that Ayurveda is the ‘Science of life’ its scriptures include everything from diet and lifestyle, including excersize and rejuvenation techniques, to meditation and medication. The commonly known objects of perception are referred to in Ayurveda as the five ‘tanmatras’; Shabda (sound/hearing), Sparsha (touch), Rupa…

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