What is Ayurvedic reflexology?
Ayurvedic Reflexology is an ancient technique used for relaxation in which some points are pressed and massaged by an Ayurvedic massage therapist.
How does it help?
The technique helps person get relaxed and releases the toxins accumulated in his body. One hundred seven Marma points are used during massage and bio-current flowing through the body is corrected. It is the most pleasurable and relaxing massage technique in the Ayurvedic therapies.
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What is Marma?
Marmas are the most vulnerable areas and sensitive points in the human body and wrong pressure or mistakes in manipulation can lead to harmful effects on a person’s health, so expert Marma therapists should only use and practice this therapy. Marma therapy has an important role in massage techniques and Ayurvedic reflexology.
What is included in ayurvedic reflexology?
Ayurvedic reflexology includes ayurvedic massage, Podikizhi and other massage techniques that can be used to relax a person.
However, various points, tapping and squeezing methods are used in modern ayurvedic reflexology in various ayurvedic health centers around the world.
However, the ancient practice of Ayurvedic reflexology is very rare and most of Reflexologists combine ayurvedic massage and acupressure in ayurvedic reflexology.
Indications (When Ayurvedic reflexology is used?)
Ayurvedic reflexology is recommended in following health conditions:
- Restless leg syndrome
- Headache due to tension or anxiety
- Tiredness of feet
- Chronic fatigue Syndrome
- Muscle cramps
Benefits of Ayurvedic Reflexology
Ayurvedic reflexology helps in many psychosomatic conditions. It prevents diseases that occur due to underlying stress as a cause.
Disease-free life with Ayurvedic Reflexology
With the advancement in time, innumerable diseases are entrapping us. In the recent era, living a healthy life is a disconcerting desire. Now we can ensure a healthy lifestyle with the help of the unique fusion of India’s ancient healing touch ‘Ayurveda’ and Western ‘Reflexology’.
Helpful in stress
Stress has become the disguised root of almost every disease in today’s world. This fact has been acknowledged by almost every organization.
Ayurvedic Reflexology can prove to be a boon where combating stress has become a daunting task.
It is advisable to introduce Ayurvedic reflexology sessions at set time intervals at every workplace. This will not only ensure an ambience of optimism but also keep the employees de-stressed and cheerful.
Ayurvedic Reflexology Techniques
The methods and techniques incorporated in performing this therapy are numerous. The therapists keep improvising on the existing approaches to evolve them into pro techniques that are more effective in dealing with the health problems. The neo-age techniques offer comprehensive foot and handwork.
Ayurvedic Reflexology balance body energies
The primary emphasis is on establishing a subtle balance among the various energy systems of the body. This is done by channelizing the flow of vital energy throughout the energy systems efficiently.
For healthy functioning of mind as well as body, it is indispensable for the vital energy to flow without any disruption.
The vital energy (prana) flows through micro energy channels that are located within the body. Alongside these channels are some vital energy centers that are known as marma points.
These points help in the optimization of vital energy flow within the body. Since marma points are found more in number in hands and feet, the whole body is benefitted from the hand and foot sessions of Ayurvedic Reflexology.
The hand and foot work sessions employ the usage of oils to avoid unnecessary frictions in the energy optimization process. Among the wide range of oils used, warmed sesame oil is the most commonly used lubricant in Ayurvedic Reflexology sessions.
Sesame oil enhances the briskness required in the movements of hands and feet in this form of therapy. Improper handling of the marma points can lead to fatal consequences, so one should be utmost careful while employing hand techniques.
Another widely used approach in Ayurvedic Reflexology sessions is the use of a small bowl made up of bronze. This bowl is oiled first and then rubbed on the soles of feet and palms to create a balance among the energy systems.
The usual duration for applying the bowl is around 3-5 minutes on each palm or foot. It is an effective method for ensuring the proper flow of prana.
Appropriate time for ayurvedic reflexology
Ritually, hand sessions should be done early in the morning and foot sessions should be done at night. It is more beneficial just before going to sleep.
Ayurvedic Reflexology has evolved as an effective, efficient and kinder approach to treat several illnesses. It has generated a global wave of relief and bliss among the people who have experienced the magnificent healing touch offered by the reflexology experts.