Ayurvedic massage and self-massage – recreation for the soul and the body
In Sanskrit language “ayur” means life, and “veda” – knowledge. This is a philosophy that teaches about health, beauty and life, and it came from India. According to Ayurveda, massages and self-massages are energy sources for the body and the soul. Differently from regular massages, ayurvedic massages help to maintain the harmony of the soul and the body, inner balance, this is like meditation. Such massages characterize that various oils are used during them. Oiling is very important, and, according this philosophy, oil must be chosen according to person’s type, because when it has healing features. So, it is very important to find person’s type before, which are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Marma points are stimulated during the massage, and their stimulation affects various spheres of the body positively. Suitable and calm environment and the usage of meditational music are very important. When maximum result, body and soul relaxation, unity and meditational state are achieved. According to Ayurveda, massaging is needed every day, and ayurvedic massage Abhyanga can be done by self. The name of this self-massage means “oil rubbing”, it characterizes very large benefits: it strengthens limbs and joints, improves blood and lymph circulation, stops aging processes, improves seeing and sleep, provides energy and etc. oil used during the massage has to be warm, but not hot. Toxins and bad energy are removed during oiling. Ayurvedic massages, self-massages and oiling are very beneficial maintaining normal organism functions, reducing stress, tension, anxiety. These are beneficial body’s and soul’s rituals, and they should be involved in daily routine when seeking good self-feeling, maximum relaxation and great mood. This is one of the alternative healing ways, accessible to all.