Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

Nawal Careem

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is a deep tissue oil massage followed by assisted yoga stretches. It is adjusted to suit clients – relaxing, energising, soothing, deep or remedial. The method was developed by Master Kusum Modak in Pune, India, after many years of studying traditional Ayurvedic massage and Iyengar yoga.

The treatments include working with the whole body, with emphasis on the areas that need more work or just a specific area. We use a natural oil like almond oil and a powder known as Acorus Calamus to massage using hands and feet, gradually warming up and softening muscle tissues, fascia and organs, facilitating breathing and improving circulation. We work with the breath, so that the nervous system can let go, and this process can be effective as well as pleasant and effortless. The use of calamus creates a pleasant exfoliating feeling, but mainly it helps improve blood circulation and warm up the tissues quicker, intensifying the benefits of the massage, such as detoxing and inducing a feeling of wellbeing.

The oil massage is complemented with gentle mobilisations, tractions and assisted (passive) yoga stretches, which help lengthen the tissues and can help bring a deep sense of relaxation and renewed energy.