Ayurvedic Health Consultations Offered at Yogaville in Virginia!

Receive a full assessment of your health from our panel of Ayurvedic experts, doctors and masters inspired by a holistic perspective using the time-proven diagnostic methods and remedial measures from one of the worlds top three recognized medical systems. Consultations will be done in front of our group of graduating students as part of their mandated internship to become a Registered Ayurvedic Health Counselor credentialed by The National Ayurvedic Medical Association.  Book Here

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What are Clients Saying About Our Ayurvedic Student Massage Clinic?

What is an Ayurvedic Massage? Studies show that receiving a professional therapeutic massage about once per month can dramatically lower stress levels and rejuvenate the body. Stress and unresolved emotions accumulate in our tissues and can be processed and removed with Ayurvedic massage techniques. Stress, being the root cause of most disease, can be managed with meditation, yoga, exercise, laughter, breath techniques, prayer, music, mantra, Ayurvedic massage, dance, being in nature, nutrition for your Ayurvedic body type and balancing work, play, family, school and relationships. Balance is the key word. The Sanskrit word for balance is "sama" and is also the acronym of: Sacred Stone Academy of Massage and Ayurveda (S.A.M.A.). The Newport Massage School at SAMA offers Ayurveda, massage and yoga all under one roof. Any sort of therapeutic massage can be cathartic, but Ayurvedic oil massage, also known as abhyanga, nourishes the tissues using oil as food for the cells, transcending most forms of bodywork and reversing the aging process.. Book an Ayurvedic massage online in our student clinic for only $35 at this link--> http://thenewportmassageschool-student-clinic.genbook.com

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Grand Opening School and Clinic Celebration!!


The Newport Massage School at S.A.M.A. is thrilled to announce the relocation from Newport, RI to 855 Waterman Ave in East Providence as well as the official grand opening of the public student massage clinic!  Though the clinic started accepting the public for massage appointments on Sept 11th, 2017, there is a celebratory Grand Opening of the student massage clinic and school on December 17th from 4pm-7pm! All are invited, including Providence’s mayor Jorge O. Elorza as well as one of Rhode Island’s most revered state representatives, Robert Jacquard. The Newport Massage School is the first state-approved private, professional massage therapy clinic and school to pioneer the creative blend of Ayurvedic Massage with traditional massage! Professional Yoga Massage Therapy and teacher training will be offered in 2018: the first in the country! Day and night programs are currently in session. The next enrollment starts the last week of January 2018! Hurry to reserve your place now!

The Newport Massage School (TNMS) prides itself on its unique integration of the healing arts while on the cusp of becoming federally approved for “Title Four Funding”, aka FAFSA government student loans! Students learn how to blend these unique time-proven modalities upon a traditional, allopathic western platform, creating a uniquely powerful and comprehensive certification program.  Students looking for an alternative to ‘cookie cutter’ massage education will thrive at TNMS.  The 750-hour massage program, which meets tri-state licensing standards (RI, MA & CT) provides “education for employment” where graduates are in high demand at local spas, medical centers, the Massage Envy chains, yoga studios and collaborative healing arts locations.

S.A.M.A. is the acronym for Sacred Stone Academy of Massage and Ayurveda, and is the Mother School for TNMS where students can immerse themselves into the ancient concepts and theories of Ayurvedic medicine and become Registered Ayurvedic Health Counselors approved by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). This type of counseling is akin to “Life Coaching” and is excellent vocational adjunct to massage therapy, yoga instruction, healing arts professional or anyone interested in self-healing. The World Health Organization in GA recognizes three top medical systems in the world: 1. Allopathic Medicine2. Tradtional Chinese Medicine3. Ayurvedic Medicine. Oprah, Dr. Oz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jim Carey and many other Hollywood celebrities are advocates of Ayurveda, as it is the wave of the future. Many allopathic doctors and licensed health care professionals already integrate it into their practices successfully.

Students at TNMS also graduate with an Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist (ABS) Certification and qualify for opportunities for on-campus and online continuing education and preparation for the National MBLEX Massage Exam. Karyn Chabot, the school’s owner, has her masters degree in Ayurvedic medicine, pioneered the Hot Stone Massage Movement in 1999 (called Sacred Stone Therapy), has been a licensed massage therapist since 1997, is a nationally certified yoga teacher and trained extensively with Dr. Vasant Lad, one of the most renown and respected pioneers of Ayurvedic medicine in the USA.  Her carefully selected faculty are the best of the best on the east coast.  Their passion, devotion and deep knowledge of Ayurveda and other traditional therapies carry over into the classroom and into the hearts of each student. TNMS has created an amazing community of kindred spirits, where life-long friendships are fostered and cherished.

TNMS is in Candidate Status with NACCAS, approved by the RIBGHE, NCBTMB, NAMA, the VA Department for the GI Bill and a professional member of the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association). Please visit our website www.thenewportmassageschool.com to book a student massage, for more information about enrollment!

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SAMA Goes to Yogaville Ashram this Fall 2017!

Join me at the Yogaville Ashram in Virginia this Fall! Earn your PACE continuing education credits if you are an NAMA Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) or graduate from my AHC program. Or just come and enjoy the yogic setting, kindred sports and immerse yourself in the magic of Ayurveda and Yoga with us! Everyone and anyone is welcome if you have a love for the healing arts! https://www.thenewportmassageschool.com/yogaville-ashram/

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Chinese Cupping, Moxa, and Marma Seminar Recap!

Our students recently completed the Chinese Cupping, Moxa, and Marma Seminar !

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

The cups may be made of:

• Glass

• Bamboo

• Earthenware

• Silicone

Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.



Swedhana Therapy - Tent canopy steam sauna & other methods

Swedhana Therapy

Definition: A healing therapy inducing sweat by heating the body’s core temperature. SAMA’s form of swedhana therapy uses a specially designed, portable tent canopy sauna that fits directly over the massage table.  Swedhana Therapy is a form of thermo-therapy.  In this case, we are using steam to induce perspiration and detoxification. Swedhana Therapy removes impurities and melts toxins within the body so that they move more readily into the gastrointestinal tract, supporting elimination. Prior to Swedhana Therapy, the client should receive oil massage or dry brushing. Lavender, lemon, amber, juniper and eucalyptus used in base of sesame oil are a safe choice. Swedhana Therapy ignites digestive fire, metabolic fire and the immune system of all the cells within the body. Swedhana Therapy brings deep relaxation, removes stress and crystallized negative emotions. Swedhana Therapy should be personalized according to the client’s emotional and physical current doshic constitution by a professional.


Five methods that facilitate Swedhana:

1. Ushma Baspa (Steam) Use with: Eucalyptus, ginger, sandalwood, mint, herbal teas, herbal oils, sauna bath, steam box, steam tent.

2. Drava (Liquid) Examples: Hot tub, hot shower, hot mineral bath, pouring of warm oil, baking soda, ginger powder.

3. Tapas (Fire/heat) Examples: Hot Item, sitting near a fire, lying on hot sand, lying on hot rocks, hot stone therapy.

4. Upanaha (Poultice) Use with: Calamus root, hot black pepper, cloves, mustard seed, castor oil, maha herbal massage.

5. Anagni (Fireless) Examples: Warm closed rooms, warm clothes, warm blanket, rubbing/vibrator, fasting/thirsting, sunning, drinking hot teas, using hot herbs, induced fear/anger, running.

The most common use of swedhana is the steam tent. Herbs and detoxifying oils are used according to the person’s dosha. The herbs and oils should also be chosen to heighten the profuseness of swedan and at the same time, help balance the needs of the dosha of your client.

  • Vata imbalances need: ginger
  • Pitta imbalances need: sandalwood
  • Kapha imbalances need: eucalyptus (tri-doshic)

Steam Swedhana lubricates the skin and is excellent for vata and kapha imbalances and is an effectively to lose excess fat and swelling. It is used to pacify pitta in moderation and with precautions.

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