Ayurveda Massages at Surya Lanka Ayurveda Resort

Many countries and cultures have a tradition of massage, however Ayurveda massage is unique in that it is preceded by a study of the Prakruti (the constitutional uniqueness of the person to be massaged). The doctor’s examination will consider the balance/imbalance of the biological humours, the concept of Agni and the presence and intensity of Ama (toxins). Based on this, the type of massage and the most suitable medium (oils, powders etc) will be determined. Ayurveda massage uses a variety of applications/mediums. Simple and medicated oils are the most common, flours (ex lentil) for dry massage and powders of various herbs.

The most known Ayurveda massage is Abhyanga – the classical oil massage working the whole body. It can be administered by a single therapist or by two masseurs using the same rhythm and pressure (Synchronised massage). The oil is selected according to the guest’s constitution type, age and any specific disease present. The benefits of Abhyanga are many, including but not limited to:

  • Nourishes the body, making the muscles and joints strong.
  • Increases vitality and stamina.
  • Frees the body from weariness and tenseness caused by routine work, mental stress and strain.
  • Induces proper sleep. Sleep affects our physical and mental wellbeing so is an important tool which affects our daily lives as well as our longevity.
  • Improves the skin’s complexion and increases immunity against skin diseases. By helping to properly remove waste products and providing nutrition to the skin, massage increases the sturdiness and firmness of the skin and speedy recovery of wounds/scars.
  • The therapeutic effect of massage consists in the prevention and correction of diseases caused by Vatta. It does so by increasing the blood flow in the tissues affected by disease. Skin is the main sensory organ through which massage can help to keep Vatta in equilibrium.
  • Ayurveda massage is also an important component in the rejuvenation of the body (Rasayama).