Ayurvedic Massage Therapy

Author: Subhash Ranade
Publisher: Lotus Press
ISBN: 9780940985995
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

While a number of authors have written on "ayurvedic massage", most of them have not truly integrated the massage techniques into the science of ayurveda with the background and depth of knowledge of the authors in this volume. Dr. Ranade, one of the foremost authorities in the field of ayurveda, along with his co-author Dr. Rawat, himself an ayurvedic educator have integrated the principles of ayurveda at a level that can make the use of massage a serious therapeutic tool for the ayurvedic doctor or health practitioner. Ayurvedic massage has many unique features and advantages compared to many other types of massage therapy. Dramatic results can be obtained when the practitioner has the ability to adapt the massage technique according to body type, age, stage of the disorder or disease, as well as the general health of the digestion and the imbalances present in the client or patient. Most ayurvedic massage texts content themselves with differentiating the technique based on constitutional type of the body alone; while Drs. Ranade and Rawat, with their long-training and experience as professors and educators in the field, are able to provide insight and integration to the diverse aspects of this field to make it truly effective at a deeper level. In addition, they explain the different types of oils or other substances that can be used, as well as the circumstances and manner of determining which one is appropriate in a particular case. They describe how modifications to the stroke and direction of the stroke used can be applied based on the underlying circumstances unique to each client. The readers of this text will gain a background in ayurvedic theory, as well as applied therapy. Ayurvedic massage can be seen as a therapeutic tool in its own right as well as a predecessor to panchakarma treatment. For the first time the important concept of "marma massage" has been explained and described. This technique is extremely valuable and is becoming quite popular among practitioners of ayurveda both in India and abroad. A chapter on "Massage for Specific Diseases" highlights some important disease conditions for which the massage techniques can be very useful.

Massage Therapy in Ayurveda

Author: Bhagwan Dash
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 8170223806
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Though massage is described as a preparatory measure to be administered prior to Panchakarma or the "five specialized therapies" of classical Ayurveda, its utility as an independent and distinct therapuetic measure is well recognized due to its rejuvenating effect on the body and the mind. If an individual desires good health, massage should be incorporated into their everyday routine. In addition, it is invaluable in curing several obstinate and otherwise incurable diseases.

The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage

Author: Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583946947
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Health & Fitness

Five thousand years old, Ayurvedic massage has been shown to still the mind and body by lowering metabolic rates and inspiring feelings of peace and calm. Often administered as a part of a three-, five-, or seven-day program, these treatments are an integral part of deep cleansing, rejuvenation, and life-extension Ayurvedic programs called panchakarma or kya kalpa. This book by a noted practitioner features more than 15 of these treatments, each described in step-by-step detail and some synchronized with two therapists for up to two hours in length. It provides the reader with all the tools necessary to begin Ayurvedic treatments as a part of a spa menu or massage therapy program.

Secrets of Ayurvedic Massage

Author: Atreya
Publisher: Lotus Press
ISBN: 9780914955498
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Health & Fitness

A practical manual for the Western massage therapist.

Ayurvedic Massage

Author: Harish Johari
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 0892814896
Release Date: 1996-07
Genre: Health & Fitness

Trained in India's ancient healing art, author Harish Johari introduces Ayurvedic massage, a gentle bodywork therapy that works on both the physical and mental levels, transmitting a life-giving energy that promotes well-being and assists all systems of the body in repairing and renewing themselves.

Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies

Author: Lakshmi C. Mishra
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203498585
Release Date: 2003-09-29
Genre: Medical

Arguably the oldest form of health care, Ayurveda is often referred to as the "Mother of All Healing." Although there has been considerable scientific research done in this area during the last 50 years, the results of that research have not been adequately disseminated. Meeting the need for an authoritative, evidence-based reference, Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies is the first book to analyze and synthesize current research supporting Ayurvedic medicine. This book reviews the latest scientific information, evaluates the research data, and presents it in an easy to use format. The editor has carefully selected topics based on the availability of scientific studies and the prevalence of a disease. With contributions from experts in their respective fields, topics include Ayurvedic disease management, panchkarma, Ayurvedic bhasmas, the current status of Ayurveda in India, clinical research design, and evaluation of typical clinical trials of certain diseases, to name just a few. While there are many books devoted to Ayurveda, very few have any in-depth basis in scientific studies. This book provides a critical evaluation of literature, clinical trials, and biochemical and pharmacological studies on major Ayurvedic therapies that demonstrates how they are supported by scientific data. Providing a natural bridge from Ayurveda to Western medicine, Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies facilitates the integration of these therapies by health care providers.

Ayurvedic Massage For Health And Healing

Author: S.V. Govindan
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN: 9788170174851
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Massage therapy

This Book On Massage For Health And Healing: The Ayurvedic And Spiritual Energy Approach Is A Commendable Guide To A Very Important Medical Aid Which Reigned With Dignity In The Past. Though It Was Neglected For Many Years, The Art Of Massage Has Recaptured Its Central Place Amongst The Forms Of Healing, Prevention Of Disease, And Promoting Health. Massage Is The Oldest Of All Techniques For Relieving Pain, Shaping The Organs, Regenerating Tissues, And Con-Ecting Almost All Internal Malfunctions. Massage Has Its Origin In The Natural Instincts Of Animals, Handed Over To The Conscious Man With A Mandate To Improve It As Far As Possible With His Old Wisdom. Despite Advancements In Knowledge And Complex Techniques, Massage Retains Its Usefulness And Significance Even As A Method To Save A Person From Immediate Death, As In Heart Failure, Breathlessness, And Several Other Fatal Ailments. .In All Kinds Of Therapeutic Approaches, Massage Alone Can Maintain Certain Links. Any Method Of Treatment With A Holistic Approach Cannot Leave Out Massage. Ayurveda Upholds Its Psychosomatic Benefits. Sushruta And Other Texts Explain It, Classifying Various Types Of Massages And Instructions On Their Manipulations And Effects. In Ayurveda, The Human Body Constitutes Three Functional Entities, The Balance Of Which Maintains Health; An Upset In This Balance Increases Diseases. The Book Serves Not Only As A Guide To Novice Practitioners But Also As A Manual And Refresher Guide For Those Who Are Experienced Ayurvedic Masseurs. The Contents (Techniques) Of This Book Will Bring Relief And Better Health To Those Who Faithfully Apply Them In Their Daily Lives.

Massage Therapy for Diseases of Vital Areas

Author: S. V. Govindan
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN: 9788170174462
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Marma (Vital body points)

In Ayruveda Marmas Are Mentioned. Susruta Samhita Deals With Marmas Elaborately. Those Who Practise Ayurvedic Massage Should Have The General Knowledge About Marmas. Now A Days The Acharyas Of Kalari Payattu (Martial Art) Know The Marmas And The Marma Treatment.In The Olden Days The Ayurvedic Doctors Had The Knowledge Of Some Marma Points Where They Used To Press And The Patient Became Unconscious And The Surgery Was Done. After The Operation Another Marma Point Was Pressed And The Patient Regained This Consciousness.If Any Marma Is Damaged The Body Gets Some Trouble. If Marmas Are Well Activated Some Diseases Can Be Cured. It Is Well Mentioned In This Book.

Mosby s Massage Therapy Review

Author: Sandy Fritz
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323240673
Release Date: 2014-09-05
Genre: Medical

Written by massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, this unique review resource prepares you for all of your massage therapy exams — both routine semester exams and tests administered for licensure, such as the National Certification Exam and the MBLEx. This comprehensive review features updated content and questions based on the currently administered licensing exams. Plus, a companion Evolve website comes loaded with 8 practice exams and a variety of review activities such as labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, electronic coloring book, games, and much more! And for studying on the go, Mosby offers a new mobile app featuring 125 test questions. No other massage review on the market gives you such complete exam preparation! Full color format with 347 illustrations (showing various massage techniques as well as anatomy & physiology) presents information in a more visual, engaging way and helps you retain information better than reviewing text alone. Over 1300 practice questions in the text provide the opportunity to assess your readiness for exams. Over 40 labeling exercises are available throughout the book to help kinesthetic learners retain information. Logical text organization presents review content with illustrations and examples followed by review questions and exams to help you hone test-taking skills as you master facts, learn how to apply them, complete practice questions by topic, and then work through a realistic exam experience. Written to be versatile so it can be used to prepare for licensing exams, as well as classroom exams allows you to prepare for massage licensure exams as well as your regular course load along the way. Answer key printed in the back of the text with rationales provides you additional feedback so you can better understand why answers are correct or incorrect. Esteemed author Sandy Fritz delivers quality content that students and instructors know they can rely on. NEW! Updated content and questions based on the changes to licensing exams delivers the most up-to-date, relevant questions ensuring you’ll be fully prepared to pass the current exams. NEW! Companion website offers 8 practice exams, numerous review activities such as labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, Body Spectrum electronic coloring book, online flashcards, med term games, animations and more. NEW! Mobile app with practice test questions offers increased flexibility to study on the go and in shorter intervals.

Ayurveda and Marma Therapy

Author: David Frawley
Publisher: Lotus Press
ISBN: 9780940985599
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Health & Fitness

This is the first book on marma therapy published in the West. It clearly describes the 107 main marma points in location, properties and usage. It explains in detail how to treat them with many methods including massage, aromas, herbs and yoga practices. Ayurveda and Marma Therapy is an essential reference guide for all students of Yoga, Ayurveda, massage or natural healing.

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy

Author: Orrin Devinsky, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1934559083
Release Date: 2005-05-01
Genre: Medical

Epilepsy is a difficult illness to control; up to 35% of patients do not respond fully to traditional medical treatments. For this reason, many sufferers choose to rely on or incorporate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into their treatment regimens. Written for physicians, knowledgeable laypersons, and other professionals, Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy bridges the worlds of traditional medicine and CAM to foster a broader perspective of healthcare for patients. The book respects cultural differences that may incorporate alternative medicine into a medical management program, and encourages patients to safely continue receiving necessary medical treatments. Wherever possible, scientific evidence supports the choice of treatment modalities, as well as the effectiveness of a combined traditional and CAM approach. Readers will find incisive discussions in sections on: Learning to Reduce Seizures Asian, Herbal and Homeopathic Therapies Nutritional Therapies Alternative Medical Therapies Oxygen Therapies Manipulation and Osteopathic Therapies Music, Art, and Pet Therapies From stress and epilepsy, to acupuncture, massage, craniosacral therapies, homeopathy, ketogenic diets, aromatherapy, hypnosis, and more, the book is all-inclusive and enlightening. Additional commentary by the editors provides a critical vantage point from which to interpret the data and viewpoints of the contributors, all experts in the therapies presented. This balanced, scientific approach will appeal to even those most skeptical of alternative therapies, making the book essential for every professional who seeks to provide the broadest range of effective patient care.

Ayurvedic Massage

Author: S. V. Govindan
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN: 8170173930
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Health & Fitness

The book on "Massage for Health and Healing: The Ayurvedic and Spiritual Energy Approach" is a commendable guide to a very important medical aid which reigned with dignity in the past. Though it was neglected for many years, the art of massage has recaptured its central place amongst the forms of healing, prevention of disease, and promoting health. Massage is the oldest of all techniques for relieving pain, shaping the organs, regenerating tissues, and correcting almost all internal malfunctions. Massage has its origin in the natural instincts of animals, handed over to the concious man with a mandate to improve it as far as possible with his old wisdom. Despite advancements in knowledge and complex techniques, massage retains its usefulness and significance even as a method to save a person from immediate death, as in heart failure, breathlessness, and several other fatal ailments. In all kinds of therapeutic approaches, massage alone can maintain certain links. Any method of treatment with a holistic approach cannot leave out massage. Ayurveda upholds its psychosomatic benefits. Sushruta and other texts explain it, classifying various types of massages and instructions on their manipulations and effects. In Ayurveda, the human body constitutes three functional entities, the balance of which maintains health; an upset in this balance increases diseases. The book serves not only as a guide to novice practioners but also as a manual and refresher guide for those who are experienced ayurvedic masseurs. The contents (techniques) of this book will bring relief and better health to those faithfully apply them in their daily lives.

At The Heart of Ayurvedic Massage A Look at India

Author: Alida Dal Degan
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781471078194
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Massage therapy

This book is a manual with photographs that passes on the art of Ayurvedic Massage as practised by the Wandering Monks, an ancient discipline that uses techniques that are different from those practised in Ayurvedic clinics and taught in Western schools, which today risks being lost. The reader is taken on a journey to learn more about this ancient manual discipline with the help of sacred scriptures and by traditional Indian medical texts. It is a useful book for people receiving massage or Ayurevedic medicine treatments that helps them understand a little more in depth what lies at the heart of all therapeutic treatments. It is a textbook for the increasing number of students of Ayurveda, whether they be future therapists or doctors. And finally it is a book for travellers, for all those who want to get to know the most profound and unique aspects of Indian culture; the tale of a journey whose central notion is the only truly important journey: the interior one.

Marma Therapy

Author: Dr Ernst Schrott
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 9780857012463
Release Date: 2015-12-21
Genre: Health & Fitness

The effective yet gentle 'Sukshma' technique, for working with the Marma points at the emotional as well as on the physical level, is fully described in this book. Marma Therapy - the art of treating specific vital points on the human body - is one of the greatest healing secrets of Ayurveda. It can be used to detoxify, strengthen and revitalize the body, for rejuvenation and relaxation or to release blocked energy. The authors explain the theoretical basis of Marma Therapy, and then provide a detailed, fully illustrated guide to its use. For each Marma point, the authors provide information about its significance, the Ayurvedic element it relates to, the most appropriate oils to use, and what it can be used to treat. Clear step-by-step instructions and photographs illustrate the techniques, and advice is also included for self-treatment. The authors explain how to strengthen the Marmas through yoga and use mudras to support and complement Marma treatment. Finally, they describe how to treat common physical and emotional conditions, from headache and back pain, to exam nerves and insomnia.