CurDane Bodywork - Ciara Curtin
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, was created 28yrs ago and continues to be developed by Master Kusum Modak of Pune, India, who has tirelessly dedicated her life to creating and spreading this work. Ayurveda and Yoga are healing modalities which have been evolving for 5000 years. These sister sciences work together to give you an insight into how we tick. Their principles are deeply rooted in nature’s intelligence and therefore in the integration of body, mind and spirit.
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is a dynamic and deeply therapeutic massage. It fuses the sister sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga creating a strong massage with assisted yoga stretches. The massage combines deep tissue massage with sesame oil and ayurvedic herbal powders which gently exfoliate the body and on a deeper level they sink in to detoxify the body. We detox our mind, body and spirit with this massage.The oil and herb combination balances the body elements (doshas in ayurveda), improves circulation, releases toxins and aligns the musculoskeletal system which is vital for posture and energy flow. The calamus powder which is an ayurvedic herb from the ginger root family stimulates blood flow, calms the mind and directly revitalizes prana (vital energy of the body).
The session is performed on a mat on the floor for free movement and flow. The deep tissue massage helps to remove knots and adhesions in the muscles, releases tension and prepares the body of the receiver for assisted yoga stretching. The techniques incorporate the use of the hands and feet as tools for massage. The utilisation of the feet allows for deeper and more thorough pressure through long and graceful strokes.
Then comes the yoga. Our body is warmed up, energy is moving and then through assisted yoga stretches inspired by Iyengar, we can really explore our range of movement, flexibility and breath with the stretches. Create space for ourselves. Through synchronised breathwork, the receiver is led progressively deeper into assisted yoga postures that help correct postural imbalances and restore harmony to the body. Practices of Yoga moves you toward a state of quieting the mind and profound experience of inner stillness.
This unique comprehensive approach to the body dissolves physical and emotional blocks, helps eliminate toxins, promotes correct posture, improves respiratory patterns, enhances energy levels, and leaves the receiver with a profound sense of well being.
Ayurveda – knowledge of life does not aim to treat the symptoms of a disease, but gets to the root of the problem. Health according to Ayurveda is a state of balance where mind, body and environment are in harmony. If any of these three components is out of balance, the door is open to disease. Opening of the shoulder blades and chest is very important to eliminate the tension and shallow breathing. The blood circulates easy and one gets the sensation of getting free from enormous load. When we realign the body, release stress and tension, we can also unlock trapped emotions that we hold in the body. We can see ourselves for who we really are.