5 Types Of Ayurvedic Massages You Must Know About


​Ayurvedic massage is part of the Ayurveda tradition, which is a ritual that combines 5,000-year-old Indian principles of Ayurveda and pressure points.

​These massages are generally helpful in dealing with conditions related to heart-health, digestive and respiratory systems, the spinal cord, brain, and other psychosomatic conditions.

​Tap ahead to read about the five most commonly-known types of Ayurvedic massage.

​1. Abhyanga

​Abhyanga is a form of nourishing oil massage using various therapeutic and prescribed oils, and it is known to nourish the tissues of our body and aid the process of healthy ageing.

​2. Udwarthana

​Udwarthana is a dry body massage using therapeutically prescribed coarse herbal powders. This massage is a detoxifying treatment which helps to improve cellular cleansing.

​3. Usthadana

​Usthadana is a type of Ayurvedic massage where herbal paste is used to massage the body. It is detoxifying, much like Udwarthana, and is also used as a weight loss remedy and to boost metabolism.

​4. Mardhana

​Mardhana features massage strokes similar to western massages such as beating, pounding, tapping, etc. It helps in manipulating the bulky muscles and also helps the body to relax.

​5. Gharshana

​Gharshana is a massage that requres the use of a full palm and it is usually a dry massage. This is mainly performed to improve circulation in the body, and it helps muscles to relax.

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