Massage

Massage is a form of therapy with physical and psychological benefits. It has effects on the whole organism our energetic body. As a form of therapy, massage can be applied to parts of the body or successively to the whole body, to heal injury, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, improve circulation, relieve tension, balance the energy flow, clean body and soul.

Chavutti Thirummal

Chavutti Thirummal, the Keralite massage with the foot, is an inseparable part of these traditions. This is a unique whole body massage using the feet instead of hands. The therapist holds a rope and gives massage with the feet, the feet moving in several patterns all over the body. After applying healing oils, the therapist uses body weight to work on the energy lines focusing on muscle and bone alignment. This restores elasticity and flexibility. Massage is done mainly with the instep of the foot, at times using the toes and heels. Chavutti Thirummal is a delicate balancing act with the rope and requires tremendous coordination, concentration and physical power. Chavutti Thirummal is done on a firm, supportive mat on the floor. The client has to be bare-bodied.

Abhyanga

Abhyanga is a popular body massage in ayurveda which helps to maintain the body. The word abhyanga means to massage. In Ayurveda, the Abhyanga massage has been highly praised and people are advised to adopt it as a part of daily life. As we eat and sleep every day, so should we also massage and discharge our wastes every day. Abhyanga massage is also used therapeutically. For different kinds of diseases, different type of massages and oil massages are prescribed. It is known that abhyanga increases the production of white blood corpuscles and antibodies, which provide more resistance against viruses and diseases. This helps the defense mechanism in the body and increases immunity towards environmental changes. In this way abhyanga massage is a protector, preserver and a rejuvenator, increasing self-confidence and will power. Getting a massage means to exercise the nervous system.

Traditionell Feet Massage

This traditional Foot-Massage is an old chinese massage which is practiced since more than 3000 years. Most of our organs reflect on the sole of our feet. A stimulating mixture of oil and cream is applied and the feet and parts of the legs are massaged. The massage regulates the activity of the inner organs, improves blood circulation and stimulates the lymphatic gland system.

Ancient Thai Massage

Also known as passive/assisted yoga or Thai bodywork, it is usually soothing because of its emphasis on stretching and loosening the body. It is also known as Ancient massage because its roots go back far into history, originating in India and then becoming popular in Thailand. The massage taker changes into comfortable clothes and lies on a firm mattress on the floor. The massage giver leans on the taker's body using hands and forearms to apply firm rhythmic pressure to almost every part of the taker's body. In some gestures, legs and feet of the giver are used to fixate the body or limbs of the taker. In other gestures, hands fixate the body, while the feet do the massaging action. No oil is applied except sometimes to the patient's palms and soles. A full Thai massage lasts anywhere from one to three hours including pulling fingers, toes, ears etc., cracking the knuckles, walking on the patient's back, arching the patient's back in a rolling action etc.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu therapy is a unique, non-invasive manual therapy from Japan that stimulates the body's inherent ability to heal itself. Literally translated, the word shiatsu means "finger pressure." The therapy involves the systematic application of pressure, using the thumbs primarily, to different points on the soft tissues of the body in order to assess and treat a variety of conditions. Shiatsu treatments have a regulatory influence on the body's autonomic nervous system, thereby improving organ function and reducing muscle tension.