Ayurvedic back massage (Pristhabhyanga)

Whatever work you are entitled to do every day, if your back does not support you; you will be unable to accomplish them. A steady job requires a steady yet flexible back. Nowadays, job life has become very hectic. If your job demands you to stand throughout and supervise work, your back hurts at the end of the day. On the other hand, if you are supposed to sit on the computer for a long time and your posture is wrong, your back certainly withdraws its support.

How is about a rejuvenating back massage after a daylong hectic schedule? Does it Sound exciting? Well, you should be aware of the techniques before you actually indulge in the therapy.

What is ayurvedic Back massage or Pristhabhyanga

Ayurvedic back massage is a special technique to relax muscles of your back and it is very effective if you are disturbed to backache especially lower backache. Ayurvedic massage therapist put pressure on various points of the back near the spinal cord, which helps you relax and get benefits of Marma therapy. You can find a great relaxation too if you are looking for relaxation through back massage. A tender touch of therapist helps your nerves to bliss and re-energize yourself.

Ayurvedic back massage incorporates several forms of pressure and hand movements in addition to medicated herbal oils. Usually a blend of ayurvedic oils and essential oils of aromatherapy is used in the process to provide maximum benefits to clients. The oil is continuously replenished warm so that its benefits are heightened. The main purpose of including oil in this therapy is to ensure that the client is benefitted from both the massage as well as the oil therapy.

The massage emphasizes on the spine region entirely including the Marma points. It works gradually up the spine towards the waist and shoulders. These regions need more attention as these are the most stressed parts of our body. As we know, spine plays a pivotal role in sustaining the body and maintaining a balance in the central nervous system. Therefore, ayurvedic back massage focuses on the spine (Meru-danda). The pressure techniques are extremely gentle to ensure a soothing experience to the clients. The Marma points when worked on, release all the stress and anxiety, thereby triggering the flow of vital energy throughout the body. This vital energy helps in maintaining proper circulation of blood. Excess ‘dosha’ is reduced in the process and the body is nurtured with a perfect balance. This is also known as healing therapy or detoxifying therapy. Harmful toxins are flushed out of the body with the help of the herbal oils and massage techniques administered in the therapy.

Duration of ayurvedic back massage

Ayurvedic back massage varies from 60 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the severity of back problems.

Benefits of ayurvedic back massage

  1. It gives relief from backache by relaxing muscles and improving blood circulation to your back.
  2. It reduces tiredness of your backbone.
  3. It is very helpful for stress reduction, so it ultimately decreases anxiety levels.
  4. Ayurvedic back massage relieves from sore and tired muscles.
  5. It enhances circulation of blood and improves lymphatic flow.
  6. It is also very useful for sportspeople to recover from strenuous exercises or physical exertion.
  7. Marma therapy is performed in ayurvedic back massage, so it normalizes energy flow and removes the blockages in the flow of bio-energy.

Causes of back pain or other disorders related to back

It is important for you to know what might be the probable causes that can lead to back pain so that you can avoid them in future.

  • Poor posture habit
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Sprain
  • Muscle strain
  • Tissue tear
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Injury
  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Incorrect exercise
  • Incorrect sitting postures

Someone rightly said,

“Prevention is better than cure”.

If you wish to live a healthy and a disease-free life, you may choose to be cautious about the points mentioned above. If destiny still chooses to appear rude to you, ayurvedic back massage is a blissful therapy promising to remain by your side.

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