Ayurvedic Yoga Massage
AYM combines deep tissue massage with coordinated breath-work and yoga stretching. Similar to Thai massage, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is performed on a mat allowing for a full range of stretching. In addition; the deep tissue massage dissolves physical tension, while the assisted stretches and breath exercises realign the body and stimulate the natural flow of energy. A topical ayurvedic herb is applied to the skin with a small amount of oil and acts a blood detoxifier and nerve tonic.
Through synchronised breathing, the receiver is led progressively deeper into assisted yoga stretches that help correct postural imbalances and restore harmony to the subtle energies of the body.
These techniques incorporate the use of the hands and feet as tools for massage. The utilisation of the feet allows for deeper and more thorough pressure through long and graceful strokes.
This unique comprehensive approach to the body dissolves physical and emotional blocks, helps eliminate toxins, promotes correct posture, improves respiratory patterns, enhances energy levels, and leaves the receiver with a profound sense of well being.
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage was developed by Master Kusum Modak of Pune, India, who has tirelessly dedicated her life to creating and spreading this work. She combined her knowledge of Traditional Ayurvedic Massage learned from her teacher and ayurvedic massage guru Master Lamaye Maharaj with Iyengar Yoga inspired assisted asana learned directly from BKS Iyengar himself to create her own unique approach to Ayurvedic massage.
In short Ayurvedic Yoga Massage relieves tension, realigns the spine, strengthens the immune system, nourishes the skin, balances the nervous system and hormone production, releasing dopamine, serotonin, endorphins, and oxytocin. It promotes relaxation, restores mind-body communication, improves focus and concentration, and combats stress.