Congratulations to the Amazing Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Oil) Massage Graduates from our first Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist (ABS) Seminar of 2017! Such a transformational and fun class! So many received healing, it was a wonderful event for all involved.
ABOUT THE CLASS
Ayurveda teaches us many different bodywork modalities, including oil massage called Abhyanga. Abyhanga is a Sanskrit word meaning “to rub the limbs”, usually with warm herbal oil. Students learn the basic concepts, theory and history of Ayurveda, but mostly this was a hands-on class which featured a full Abhyanga demonstration as well as a guided practice of giving and receiving a treatment.
Our students leave the training feeling confident about giving this type of authentic, time-proven, ancient massage modality. It can be added to your current massage techniques or can be offered exclusively as a separate modality on it's own. The medical science of Ayurveda recognizes the value of using warm, herbal-oil during massage because oil is lipophilic, meaning it will dissolve toxic, fat-like substances in the subcutaneous tissues, nourish the skin, remove impurities, stimulate both arterial and lymphatic circulation, and calm the central nervous system….all of this will promote a intense blissful sensation and abolish stress that has been stored in the body. To support flow of prana (vitality) in the body, abhyanga is done in a specific, ancient sequence based on terminal clearance and techniques that work at the chakra level as well as the physical levels.
This is a very comprehensive therapy, not designed for deep tissue work, but can be modified either way. All students shown above are now certified in Ayurvedic Oil Massage (Abhyanga).