What is four-handed Abhyanga Ayurvedic massage? It is more than just a massage with two massage therapists working at once. This is a massage is an ancient healing massage that includes special herbs, oils, and movements. Abhyanga Ayurvedic massage is performed by experienced massage therapists trained in the ancient method. In 4-handed Abhyanga Ayurvedic massage, the two massage therapists move in synchrony to deliver a deeply relaxing, full body experience.
At the root of the 4-handed Abhyanga Ayurvedic massage is the traditional Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda. One of the oldest holistic healing systems, Ayurveda may almost be considered a lifestyle. The primary basis of Ayurvedic medicine is the concept of interconnectedness, the body’s constitution, or prakriti, and life forces, the doshas. This system includes achieving balance in the mind, body and spirit. This balance helps to preserve health and wellness overall and prevent disease. Rather than reactive treatment, the Ayurvedic methods aim to prevent disease and promote wholistic wellness. Beyond massage, the system follows a holistic approach that includes diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
Benefits of 4-handed Abhyanga Ayurvedic
Abhyanga can enhance the lymphatic drainage and circulation, induce relaxation, help to eliminate toxins, and revitalize your body.
A study in 2011 focused the affects of Abhyanga on stress in a group of study participants. Participants completed a questionnaire to measure their stress at the start of the study and their heart rates were measured. After a 1-hour Abhyanga massage, their heart rates were again checked and they took another stress survey. The research found that, after the massage, the stress levels and heart rates had decreased. The same study evaluated blood pressure and found that after abhyanga, blood pressure decreased in those with prehypertension.
Healthy skin is a benefit of Abhyanga massage. The medicinal, herbal, and spiced oils nourish the skin which improves the appearance. Massage strokes are also believed to increase blood flow in the skin.
Abhyanga massage can also reduce muscle stiffness and improve flexibility.
Ayurveda in St. Louis
You can find Ayurvedic Massage in St. Louis at the Secret Garden, an indoor and outdoor spa in the Grove neighborhood of St. Louis. 4-handed Abhyanga Ayurvedic massage with two massage therapists is among the many exotic massage offerings available now in St. Louis at Secret Garden spa. Abhyanga Ayurvedic massage is also offered with one massage therapist. In addition to massage, Secret Garden offers Yoga and meditation in the community garden to support the Ayurvedic lifestyle.
The Ayurvedic massage therapy includes a personalized experience. Depending on the needs of the clients, the massage therapist will select a set of medicinal, herbal and spice infused oils. Ayurvedic Therapy is focused on prevention rather than treatment, and an abhyanga massage can help you achieve relaxation and balance. In addition to regular massage sessions, therapy would include mindfulness, meditation, Yoga, exercise and a proper diet. Balance is the natural order; imbalance disorder. Health is order; disease is disorder.