Abhyanga – Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage – 16 CEs

Eco_Home_Massage_325Abhyanga is a traditional Ayurvedic massage that can be performed by one therapist, or by two therapists in tandem.  Over 8 ounces of warmed herbal oil is drizzled over the entire body and massaged in, using rhythmic, choreographed strokes. At the end of the session a light ubvaratana (herbal dusting powder) is sprinkled over the client’s body, leaving them relaxed, exfoliated, and rejuvenated. Learn the methods that make this massage a truly unique addition to any spa or massage menu!

Objectives:

1.To learn the basic principles of Ayurveda
2.To know the indications and contraindications for application
3.To understand the effects of Abhyanga on the body/mind/spirit
4.To decipher which oils and herbs shall be used in specific situations
5. To create an ideal layout for an Abhyanga treatment room
6.To perform the Abhyanga comfortably and (for two therapists) in tandem