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      Wellness Ayurveda

      The Ayurvedic wellness is more than 5000 years old…but it doesn’t seem to be that old! In sanskrit “Ayurveda” actually means “science of life” and belongs to the most ancient systems of cure and prevention. It is very common in the Occident as well, with excellent results, so much that the European Union classified it as an alternative medicine. In India, the Ayurvedic is still popular than in the Occident.

      The Ayruvedic medicine wants to develop an overall of the patient, both of soul and body, as according to this philosophy they are one single unit. If there is a physical problem, it is actually seen as a reflection of an emotive decompensation.  The ill are healed, while healthy people must observe their living style and maintain their self in healthiness, according to the own energetic pole (vata, pitta, kapha). The most common aspects of Ayurvedic wellness are: yoga, and its numerous variants (Hatha yoga, Banghra yoga etc.), the massages, dietetics, the nutrition, the sleep, the sexual life, the physical exercise etc.

      The massage is one of the principal aspects of the Ayurvedic medicine, not only because it stimulates concentration, slows down the aging, improves the sleeping quality and the skin quality, stimulates the cardiocircuatory and lypmhatic system. On the emotive level, the massage has relaxing, stretching, calming and reconciling effects. Therefore the Ayurvedic massage is also called the “soul massage”. Naturally this massage should not be made during the acute stage of various illnesses, especially not in case of: fever, inflammations, menstruation, at full stomach. 

      There exist several kinds of Ayurvedic massages, total or partial ones: for newborns, for pregnant women, for the head, feet, body, massage with small herb bags and oils, relaxing (Snehana), for the back, the hands, the chest, the stomach. The total massage could be made with two or four hands, purifying the following parts of the body, on demand: ears, eyes, the respiratory system. The massage oils vary according to the kind of dosha, for vata persons there is recommended coconut oil, wheat germ, castor- oil plant and sesame. The pitta dosha needs sandal oil, pumpkin, rice, safflower oil, while the kapha typology needs sweet almond, macadam and jojoba oil.