Massage and its multiple benefits

Massage is part of our treatment system from ancient times. While undergoing massage, the body is benefited with manifold physiological benefits, moreover it soothes and relaxes the body. Physically massaging or kneading the soft tissues is the procedure in which a person derives relief from pain, stress, discomfort and promotes health and wellness. When such techniques are applied to promote health and wellness it is called Massage Therapy.

Massage in ayurveda is known as abhyanga and are recommended for treating several diseases. Besides that, it plays an important role in body detoxification process called “Panchakarma” usually prescribed before starting the core treatment for a disease in ayurveda. Massage is performed using ayurvedic herbal oils and aromatic oils. Ayurvedic physician select oil according to the condition and objective of massage.

There are different types of body massages according to the ayurvedic texts and they are selected after diagnosing the patient and his discomforts. The different types of massage are udvarthana, mardana and paadaghata.

Massage and its immense benefits

  • During massage, the blood circulation in tissues increases, releases muscle spasms and stimulates the nervous system or sedates it. When the circulation is increased, the tissues get more oxygen and nutrients.
  • The recovery period of illness or injury is shortened.
  • Due to massage, endorphins which are natural pain killers are released into the body
  • It stimulates lymphatic system which boosts body immunity.
  • Massage relieves muscle tension, stiffness, pain and reduces swelling.
  • As a result of massage the formation of scar tissue is reduced.
  • Massage increases performance of the athletics and gives immense joint flexibility
  • Apart from that it reduces the level of stressful hormones called cortisol.
  • It helps to handle stressful conditions in a relaxed and calm way
  • It enhances the creative ability and creative thinking.
  • It altogether promotes the feeling of wellbeing.

Cases where massage has to be avoided

Ayurveda text underlines that massage should not be done on patients who suffer from fever, diarrhea, vomiting, indigestion and pregnancy. Therapists avoids massaging for persons suffering from fever, skin eruptions, large bruises, inflamed joints, sensitive veins, varicose, tumors, a period, indigestion, nut allergy, appendix, dislocated shoulders, and vertebral problems.

It is recommended that you ensure that massage therapist is qualified or not.

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Panchakarma Treatment

Pancha means five and Karma means actions in Sanskrit. It’s a five process for purification of boby.This is done by using food and herbal medicine. This is also known as elimination therapy. All the wastes are eliminated from body through diet and natural herbs. To keep health and fitness, Ayurveda recommends Panchakarma treatment at least once in a year. Panchakarma Therapies are Vamana,Virechana,Vasti,Nasya, and Raktamokshana.

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Ayurveda in Modern times

According to Ayurveda an improper diet can perhaps be the cause of many widespread ailments. Changing your eating habits to adapt to your digestive system will help your well-being vastly including the ability to deal more effectively with any hurdles you face in routine life. Ayurveda generally seems an difficult chore the good thing is that you don’t have to pick up all about Ayurveda or spend all your income for classes; even a little bit facilitates to get better. Continue reading

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Improve Eyesight with Eye Massage

Eye massage helps to enhance the beauty and sight of Eye. It helps to stimulate the flow of the blood in the skin, muscles and capillaries around the eyes.

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Kerala Promote Health Tourism

Kerala gets very good popularity through Ayurveda. The reason for this popularity is, Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) marketing the Ayurveda in medical Tourism. Recognized Ayurvedic Hospitals has tie-ups with Corporates from India and abroad. Annually around 4 to 5 Lakhs foreigners are come to Kerala for Ayurvedic Treatments. Most of the tourists are come in Monsoon Season for Ayurvedic treatment. Ayurvedic Treatment produce heat in the body so summer season is not good for Ayurvedic Treatments. The growth rate of tourist coming for Ayurveda is increasing every year. Huge crowds are coming from European and Gulf countries.

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Looking For Weight Loss

Living healthy is important in the life of human beings, this is because you will be able to carry out your daily activities and at the same time monitor the upbringing of you loved ones especially children.

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Digestion in Ayurvedic Way

In a corporate scenario or in metros like Bangalore and in other cities it is a common to have food from fast food corners in a standing position. Umpteen times you may have seen people driving cars and munching Sandwich. Ayurvedic principles are staunchly against such principles and such modern styles of having food. It recommends food to be taken in a sitting posture and in a relaxed state of mind; the individual need to focus on taste, texture and smell of food for normal digestion. Modern day busy life schedules have brought tremendous changes in the intake of food. We are depending more on fast food and junk food which is taking a big toll on our health. Ayurveda is against such modern trends and in long term it may destabilize our health. We should be careful on the act of eating – as it is life giving and very essential for the development of consciousness as well as our physical health.

People have a tendency to diet very often, to tone their body. Ayurveda is against such practice and it says that by doing this you are running your digestive system out of track. It recommends light breakfast, lunch should be large and dinner should be less then the lunch or a lighter one. The body should have adequate exercises and a sound sleep to maintain health. It is good to start your day with two glasses of warm water before taking any tea or coffee as it a common habit to take bed coffee or tea. In the morning if you can replace milk beverages with green tea it would be much better and would increase digestion.

Some people complain of meager hunger and difficulty in digestion of food. For such cases it is recommended to take ginger and lemon juice. This is not recommended in the case of body constitution that generates lot of internal heat, and then alternatives like pomegranate chutney in small quantities will act well. Some other health tips that should be taken care of are – drink at least eight glasses of water per day and avoid caffeinated drinks or ice cold drinks including cold water which tampers digestion. It is healthy to have water at room temperature and it should escort food which will help in proper digestion of food.

For breakfast it is better to have warm foods other then having cold foods. The intake of cold cereals, cold coffee, cold milk may make digestion a cumbersome process. It is good to take fruits in the morning or as mid-morning snack as it is better digested then.

The principle of Ayurveda recommends eating food at regular meal times whether it is breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try to eat fresh cooked food and avoid packaged food, refrigerated and heated foods from waste over foods which affect adversely in your body.

The prescribed time to have lunch in Ayurveda is when the Sun is strongest between 12 and 2 p.m. and the digestive fire is also the strongest. Dinner should be eaten before 8:00 p.m. as late night meal will disrupt sleep and after 10.00 p.m. the body is working to get rid of toxins and continues to digest food from the day. If this perturbed then the flushing of toxins wouldn’t take place and toxins may accumulate in the body. The result would be to wake up tired the next day.

Include salads in your diet like cucumber, tomatoes, onion and home grown sprouts. This is a healthy trend and will energize you. It is good to have vegetable soup every alternate day for dinner and for dinner a better menu is to have light food consisting of dal, rotis, vegetable dish, rice and side dish consisting of boiled vegetables.

Supplementary Essential Tips

  • Do not gulp your food as it is not good for digestion. Eat slowly and you’re your food properly and completely.
  • While eating don’t indulge in other activities like watching TV, reading, working on laptop etc. as it will impair you concentration while eating.
  • Do not eat to your stomach full as for better digestion it is good to have some space.
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De-addiction to Tobacco and Alcohol with Ayurveda

Addiction to tobacco or alcohol is a level where the affected person gets physically and emotionally addicted to. Addiction to tobacco and alcohol have been talked over before, since the Ayurvedic principles of treatment, and the medicines practiced, are alike for both addictions. We are not talking about drug addiction here, since this call for hospital admission and treatment.

People who are heavy on alcohol addiction may need hospital admission, so that they can be taken care of serious withdrawal problems. This blog is confined to the Ayurvedic Herbal treatment for such patient who is heigh on alcohol addiction and when they are admitted in hospital they can be managed on an out-patient basis, nevertheless, they still require to be monitored by a local physician to address withdrawal symptoms and other medical situation which may develop.

In Ayurveda Alcohol addiction is known as “Madatyaya.” There are various approaches to deal with patients with addiction. Some apply the “like cures like” advance, and give medicine drinks comprising small amounts of alcohol, and medicined cigarettes for smoke. Some physicians apply different medicines based on the cause of the addiction. Local anaesthetic application of Shatadhout Ghruta and oral administration of Nidrakar vati is formed where addiction ensued from the inability to sleep. Where digestion troubles are referred as the drive of addiction, medicines like Draksharishta, Pippalyasav, Drakshasav and ginger+ lime juice are used. People with a strong dependency, and an equally strong want to get cured, are given lemon succus (juice) before taking alcohol.

People hooked to tobacco because of dental troubles are suggested to use herbal medicated dental creams or powders. Gandharva Haritaki is suggested for those with prolonged constipation. A decoction of Jatamansi or Dhamasa is administered to those who have problem with sleep.

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Effective Treatment for Acne and Scars

Numerous treatment procedure are available to treat acne and scar, ayurveda treatment for acne and scar are comparatively effective than other medical treatments. In Ayurvedic acne means mukhadushika, it is caused due to improper balance of the body that is Vata, Kapha & Shonita (Rakta). Herbal plants are used as the main ingredients for the treatment for acne, so no side effects will happen, another main advantage of the ayurveda treatment is, it will cure the root causes of the disease. That is the reason why Ayurveda is step ahead of other treatments procedures.

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Enjoy Ayurveda Holidays In Kerala – Rejuvenate The Mind Body & Soul

Kerala one of the best place to enjoy your holidays and make it a memorable one. Kerala known for its hospitality and immense beauty. The God’s own country is the most blessed land featured with natural beauty and pleasant climate.

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