AYURVEDIC ABHYANGA MASSAGE COURSE
COURSE: Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage 14h (+ extra 20h additional resources)
MODALITY: Online Course / Home study (self-paced learning, enroll whenever you want!)
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 14 (NCBTMB and NY state approved)
CERTIFICATION: Certificate of Achievement
AFTER COURSE COMPLETION: The student will be able to download course hand-outs of the theory as well as the massage technique (step-by-step illustrations and explanations)
The Abhyanga massage is the most famous massage deriving from the Ayurveda, an ancient healing system from India that is still widely popular today. In the Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage, the aim is to create balance between the body, mind and spirit, by stimulating the body´s energy channels and centers. In this massage the oil is highly important as it is believed to bring balance as well as nourish the skin when applied through the massage strokes. This course provides you with the skills needed to perform the entire Abhyanga massage, together with an understanding of the underlying Ayrvedic concepts about energy, balanced constitution, diet, lifestyle, etc.
THEORY: Before starting the hands-on practice of the massage, it is important that you are familiar with the background of the ancient Ayurveda medicine, as well as comprehend its particular perspective on the human body and mind; the concept of the five elements o mahabhutas; the concept of doshas or constitutions and their characteristics; the prakriti or identification of the doshas; the dinacharya or lifestyle factors; and the different Ayurvedic treatment methods. Therefore, the first part of the course covers the theoretic aspects that give you a rich foundation for practicing the Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage.
PRACTICE: In the second part of the course you get to practice the massage technique. In this section you will find several videos showing the practice of the Abhyanga massage, step-by-step. Every step includes an explanatory text (describing the massage technique, the application manner, the benefits and effects, etc.), an illustration with the direction of the massage stroke, and a video clip where you can see exactly how the stroke is performed. This methodology allows you to repeat each sequence and step of the massage as many times as you need!
VIDEO LECTURES & INTERVIEWS: In addition, this course is full of videos with interviews and master´s classes given by famous teachers, pictures, illustrations and all the material necessary to facilitate the understanding of the Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage as well as the Ayurvedic philosophy.
- Understand the connection between Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese medicine, Tibetan medicine, etc., as well as its origins and evolution.
- Understand the particular Ayurvedic approach on the human organism; the constitutions, the five elements, the energy system.
- Perceive the human being from a holistic point of view (body, mind and spirit).
- Describe the effects, indications and counter-indications of the massage.
- Perform the complete Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage tailored to the constitution of the client.
In this course our aim is to equip you with the necessary skills to perform the Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage in a professional manner, and to give you an overview of the Ayurveda as a lifestyle science and medicine.
Please remember, before practicing any new modalities or techniques check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority, to ensure that these are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.