Massage is the oldest technique of healing through touch.
According to Ayurvedic medicine, massage is essential to maintain good health, awareness and long life. The massage has a beneficial effect on all parts of the body. It helps with digestion and absorption, stimulates the blood circulation and fluid exchange in tissues, removes inflammation, swelling and obstructions. Massage affects immune system and helps maintain ideal health. If performed regularly – it can regulate physical, mental and spiritual body functions. Massage is a therapy that allows you to unlock the Nadi energy channels for the proper flow of vital energy.
It is difficult to determine the exact date of the beginning of the massage because for many years it was passed verbally from teacher to student. The first book about massage was written by Agasthya – the father of Ayurvedic massage. Agasthya Samhita is a collection of massage techniques. Succeeding techniques have been developed by scholar Charaka, author of the Charaka Samhita book. Ayurvedic massages are the most diverse of all massages. To name a few:
- Marma Massage
- Yogic Massage
- Udvarthanam Massage
- Abhayanga Massage – therapeutic Ayurvedic full body massage
- Shirodhara Massage
- Kati Vasti Massage
- Pinda Sweda Massage
1. Marma Massage
Therapy which uses 107 Marma points located in the body. According to Ayurveda, Marma points are special places on the body. When they are open, the body absorbs energy from the environment, holds it in those points, and then returns to nature. When they are open, the energy circulates freely and the body and mind remain healthy. Pain that occurs when the points are pressed means that the energy is not circulating well and is blocked somewhere. Therapy aims to unlock those points by restoring the flow of energy in the body. Gentle massage of these points brings relaxation and strengthens the whole body. More intense marma massage opens and balances the Marma points, releases emotional deposits in the body and unlocks emotions.
Price: 110 PLN / h, 180 PLN / 2h
2. Yogic Massage
The word Yoga is derived from the word “Yuj” – unity of the body, mind and spirit.
Both, physical exercises and massage aim to combine three main meridians : Sushumna, Ida and Pingala. When they are combined we begin to feel the benefits of yoga. During a massage or yoga exercises, it is important to feel at ease and comfortable in the position, and try to remain in it as long as possible. During the massage we stimulate the nerves to release the excess energy from the spine. The massage helps to unblock the flow of energy, manifested in stiffness. When the body is properly stretched the energy will flow freely. Yogic massage prepares the body well for yoga. We especially recommend it for:
- people that sit a lot or work in the sitting position
- people who don’t exercise , with small and weak muscles
- people who want to strengthen and stretch their body
- older people
- people after accidents and injuries, like fractures or postoperative rigidities – to strengthen muscles
- people suffering from degenerative diseases and rheumatism, like MS, arthritis, and others
- women before, during or after menopause who want to strengthen their bones
- people that work physically a lot, standing, as well as athletes. This massage will help to get rid of the tension from the muscles and joints.
Price: 150 PLN / 90 min
3. Udvarthanam Massage
It is a deep, intense treatment with use of herbal powders. Udvarthanam is particularly recommended for disorders associated with kapha dosha, such as:
- skin problems
- slow metabolism
This massage improves deep cleansing of the skin from calloused parts and improves microcirculation. Supports toxins elimination from the body, helps with blood circulation. It strengthens the muscular system and contributes to the overall improvement in skin appearance and body shape.
Price: 120 PLN / h
4. Abhayanga Massage – therapeutic Ayurvedic full body massage
It is both incredibly relaxing and therapeutic massage which regenerates muscles, releases stress and toxins from the body. Abhyanga is used as part Panchakarma. The massage is performed with warm oil, usually sesame, which deeply penetrates the skin and intensively nourishes it.
The key is to rest one hour after the massage and replenish fluids by drinking water, juices or herbal teas, because then the body gets rid of toxins. It is also recommended to take a bath one hour after the massage, but without soap to avoid washing off of the oil.
Price: 180 PLN / 2h
5. Shirodhara Massage
Treatment of the nervous system that balances the energy of the mind and the body’s energy. Shirodhara is a procedure which is based on the effectiveness of the reproducibility. Therefore we propose at least 3 series of treatments. It often happens that the first treatment is an opportunity to familiarize ourselfs with a new, unusual therapy, and relaxation comes only during the next sessions. Most preferred is a set of 7 courses. This allows you to feel the full benefits of calming and balancing the nervous system. This cycle is recommend to people with certain approach to Shirodhara – directed at healing or major easing of their disorders such as:
- symptoms of stress
- insomnia, difficulty in falling asleep, short and shallow sleep
- headaches, migraines
- psychophysical exhaustion
- frequent fainting
- neck pains
- neurological problems
- sinus problems
- mental uncertainty
- problems with coordination
- withdrawal syndrome
- it also facilitates concentration and memory
Price: 190 PLN / 2h
This massage is combined with full body massage.
6. Kati Vasti massage
This treatment helps in spine healing. It helps with any type of back pain and spinal disorders, stiffness and other problems associated with the spine. Kati Vasti strengthens the back muscles, increases lower part of the spine circulation, strengthens joints, muscles and soft tissues around the spine, also helps bringing them back to their functionality. It relieves numbness caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. Helps with problems with the disc or the knee and shoulder joints.
This treatment has good influence on the emotions, it brings emotional balance and a sense of deep relaxation. Kati Vasti can also be considered as a preventive therapy. It helps in keeping the spine healthy. This therapy only applies warm herbal oils. The heat of the oil allows deeper absorbtion and the herbs are nourishing the skin, muscles and nerves.
Price: 130 PLN / h
7. Pinda Sweda Massage
It is a massage performed with warm herbal stamps. Stamps provide extraordinary feeling of relaxation, laxity and pleasant warmth. They stimulate blood circulation, remove toxins from the body, stimulate the body to regenerate and relieve pain. The massage has a beneficial effect on increasing the mobility of joints, muscle relaxation, and it cleanses the body. It has a purifying effect. It improves the skin appearance, the skin becomes smooth and nourished.
- continuous tension, stress
- muscle and joint pain
- tension in the neck and shoulder areas
- poor circulation
Price: 130 PLN / h