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Ayurvedish Massage

The basis for all ayurvedish oil massages is Abhyanga - the ayurvedish full-body massage from India. Your entire body is indulged with rhythmic kneading, linear and circular stroking movements, and targeted pressure massages. The treatment also incorporates vital energy therapy designed to elevate your mental and emotional well-being. The oil used is either pure warm sesame oil or - if desired - sesame oil blended with essential or ayurvedish herbal oils geared to your physical constitution. Sensitive, "seeing" hands turn this exotic massage into an unforgettable experience that unites body, mind and soul.

The sensual, second half of this massage consists of soft, attentive stroking movements and gentle, tender caresses all over your body – in particular, your erogenous zones – and culminates in a stimulating massage of your genital area. Here, we use our imaginative and varied bodywork technique based on Far Eastern principles to provide you with maximum pleasure.

Indulgence sessions and prices

90 MinutesCHF 370.-Euro daily rate
120 MinutesCHF 470.-Euro daily rate

Appointment

Contact us daily from 09:45 - 24:00

+41 44 202 23 40 office@andana.ch

Products and ambiance

The ayurvedish massage is performed using large amounts of oil on a massage table.

 

More information

Ayurvedic massage is based on an ancient Indian healing tradition. The most prominent feature of this type of massage is the liberal use of oil. It includes whole body oil massage, leg and foot massage or Shirodhara (a gentle steady flow of warm aromatic oils on the forehead). "Ayurveda" means "knowledge of life". It includes several therapeutic procedures, all of which aim to induce a comprehensive healing process.

The massages not only relax but are also part of the healing process. In our society, the focus is on wellness and relaxation but in other cultures massage still has the same significance as it did hundreds of years ago. Ayurvedic massage originated in India and is part of a healing approach that bases its therapeutic applications on philosophy and the collective experience of body, mind, soul, health and disease.

Ayurveda – The knowledge of life

The word "Ayurveda" can be translated as "the knowledge of life". It can also be called "life wisdom" or "science of life". At the heart of this tradition is the question of a good life, which can only be answered in relation to the physical condition of a person. In India, the link between lifestyle and health has been recognized since ancient times. And therefore, healing approaches have evolved which aim to help patients in a holistic way. Rather than trying to relieve only symptoms or disease patterns, these therapies always involve looking at the exact causes and changes in certain conditions that may lead to illness. These include primarily physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects as well as the living and social environment.

In order to have an effect on these aspects, Ayurveda also includes cleansing techniques, nutrition, spiritual yoga and the use of medicinal plants in addition to massage. According to Ayurveda teaching, there are three life energies which are delicately balanced with each other. A traditional Indian doctor will examine this balance and define an optimal ratio that is to be achieved through the treatments.

Ayurvedic massage from head to toe

Abhyanga is a form of Ayurvedic massage known in the Western world as "anointing of the body". "Abhyanga" and "Ayurvedic massage" are often used synonymously, but Abhyanga massage is just one form of Ayurvedic massage. The liberal use of oil serves two purposes: for one, the oil causes a deep relaxation and secondly, it supports a flowing massage technique. Because Ayurveda has a health benefit, the oil massages also have a healing effect. Anyone who uses them regularly benefits from clearer eyes and skin, a strong nervous system and a younger look. Abhyanga revitalises the whole being. These are just some of the positive effects: smooth, supple and resistant skin, stronger tissues, relaxed muscles, improved sleep, stress relief, increased lymph flow, detoxification and awareness with an uncovering of hidden emotions. "Awareness" in this context means primarily a new sensing of the body and a more sensitive observation of oneself, which helps to detect any disease-causing factors early.

There are different forms of Ayurvedic massage: the classic whole body massage for example, but also face massage, abdominal massage, foot massage and synchronised massage, which combines the expertise of two skilled therapists. A further - special - form is the technique known as Shirodhara: a consistent flow of warm aromatic oil is poured steadily from a height of approx. 10cm over the forehead. Its full effect is achieved by a gentle continuous flow of oil. Because oil is used so abundantly in Abhyanga, great care is taken with the selection of oils. Special massage oils that have been enriched with herbal extracts are mostly used. The choice of oil depends on the desired effect. Western society places great importance on the relaxing effect of the oil, whereas the specific kind of oil used plays a much more prominent role in the healing arts of India. That is because every oil is said to have a very specific effect on the body and to bring about particular processes. For instance, sesame oil is considered to be deeply penetrating, pore cleansing and said to kill worms. These attributions are quite irrelevant in a spa setting, though. Here the selection of oil is usually based on which one the client experiences as most comforting.