AYURVEDIC MASSAGE (ABHYANGA) CEU’S 20 CREDITS
Ayurvedic massage known as Abhyanga is well-known and spreading very quickly in many countries. It comes from the ancient Indian healing system that is widely popular today. Throughout the world, many Europeans, Asians, Africans countries and Australia have integrated Ayurvedic massage into their healing/bodywork practices and daily life routine. The aim of Ayurvedic massage is to create balance between the body, mind and spirit, by stimulating the body constitutional elements or energy channels to promote alignment with oneself, mind, body and spirit. This massage is done with the use of oil which promotes nourishment and balance when applied with massage strokes. This course is designed to provide desirable skills to perform Abhyanga or Ayurvedic massage, understand the fundamentals of Ayurveda, the elements, the concepts of the constitutions, lifestyles and nutrition.
The Goal and Objectives of Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga CEU Class
To provide students with the essential skills and knowledge to learn how to manipulate the soft tissue with light or deep effleurage strokes, using an external application of herb-infused oil to lubricate the skin. The main focus of the massage centers on manipulation techniques with the hands, massaging each part of the body tissues’ to promote a deep state of relaxation.
• Learn the basic principles and fundamentals of Ayurveda massage; apply warm herb infused oil to the body in preparation for each stroke’s massage to benefit elemental compositions of the body constitutions and the energy system.
• Learn the benefits of Abhyanga as a therapeutic massage, its indications, and contraindications.
• Learn how to perform Ayurvedic massage (Abhyanga) using effleurage strokes and techniques professionally and practically.
• Understand the use of various herb-infused oils for Ayurvedic massage and their benefits.
• Acquire the ability to incorporate new skills, knowledge, and professionalism of Ayurvedic massage into the massage profession.
Generally, Abhyanga is done by two therapists; however, it can be done by one if two are therapists are not available. The therapists begin by placing their hands gently on the body and remaining still or in prayer for a few moments. Some practitioners may incorporate sacred sound through chants and music.
During Ayurvedic massage, there is no draping, comparing to Swedish and deep tissue massage. That is because the therapists use long effleurage strokes with the palm of the hands to massage the body parts with generous amount of oil; disposable panty and bra are made available to cover the genital area and breasts. Then the massage therapists begin the massage, each on one side of the body simultaneously massaging oiled body with long flowing strokes.
Ayurvedic massage is provided for the purpose of relaxation, stress management and muscular tension relief. Abhyanga will not be used as a substitute for medical treatment or diagnosis. “I am recommended to see a physician, chiropractor, or other qualified medical specialist for any mental or physical ailment I may be aware of.”
“Because massage can be harmful under certain medical conditions, I affirm to disclose all medical conditions known and under the care of a physician and keep my therapist updated as to any changes in my medical record. I understand that there shall be no liability on the Provider and its company should I forget to comply.”
“If during the massage I experience any discomfort, or the oil is two warm or too cold, I will inform the therapists immediately so that the strokes and the oil temperature can be adjusted to my level of comfort.”
“It is also understood that any illicit or sexually suggestive remarks or advances made by me the recipient/therapist will result in immediate termination of the session, and I will be liable for payment of the session or full training fees and course completion certificate will not be provided.”
Know that when receive Abhyanga, I am always in control and have the right to ask questions before or during the process, and I can ask to terminate the massage session at any time.
08/20/2021 – 08/22/20210
8/06/2021 – 08/08/20210
6/11/2021 – 06/13/2021
Friday & Saturday: 8:30- 5:30
Sunday: 8:30 – 4pm