Ayurvedic Foot Massage (Padabhyanga)
The art of Ayurvedic Foot Massage, or Padabhyanga, has its roots in Ayurveda and includes a combination of various massage and Reflexology techniques, Kasa bowl work, and Marma Therapy. Caring for the feet in the Ayurvedic form of foot massage is beneficial to the entire body. An Ayurvedic Foot Massage relaxes the nervous system, balances energy, relieves pain, and increases blood and lymph circulation. It also helps with the detoxification of the body and will also help to bring about an improvement in physical and emotional ailments.
Massaging the feet is akin to massaging the entire body, according to Ayurveda and Reflexology. The use of oils with a Kasa bowl, a small metal bowl, will encourage detoxification and balancing. Various tridoshic oils can be used such as sesame, jojoba, almond, and/or olive. Marma points are worked on to also bring about detoxification, relaxation, and healing.
Some possible benefits of an Ayurvedic Foot Massage
Helps detoxify internal organs, releases and eliminates stored wastes and toxins
Helps restore doshic balance
Relaxes tired feet and legs
Improves joint mobility in lower limbs
Improves the condition of ligaments and muscles of the lower limbs
Increases strength and stamina of lower limbs
Helps maintain eyesight and hearing
Helps prevent sciatica
Improves circulation in the feet and legs
Helps release stored negative emotions
Calms the mind and body, eases fatigue
Induces sound sleep
Removes energy blockages and increases/rebalances energy (prana /life force energy) flow
Helps to dissipate mental tiredness, stress, anxiety, and depression resulting in greater mental alertness, concentration, and clearer thinking
Restores & Rebalances the body's natural energy, creating a more balanced state of being
Calms revitalizes and uplifts the spirit
Encourages deeper breathing and deep relaxation; very enjoyable and triggers the release of “feel good” chemicals called endorphins creating an almost euphoric sensation
What to expect during your Ayurvedic Foot Massage
You will be comfortably lying down on a massage table or in a reclining chair, fully clothed, in a relaxing atmosphere. Your Ayurvedic Foot Massage practitioner will work mainly on your feet and legs but a few techniques will be used on the arms and hands to help create a relaxing full body experience. Massage, Reflexology, Marma point, and Kasa bowl techniques will be used with oil.
Session Cost: 60 minute $70.