Āyurvedic Walking Massage or pada-agatha (foot pressure) benefits muscles, nerves, bones, and releases toxins at a deep level, keeping the body’s immune system strong and balancing the dosas, especially vata.
The traditional ayurvedic walking massage allows the practitioner to apply pressure more efficiently utilizing body weight with hands and feet.
Massage is applied in a circular clockwise direction to tonify and strengthen or in a circular counterclockwise to reduce the excess energy in the body.
If one is physically or mentally stressed it is difficult to meditate or practice yoga asana. This walking massage is a supportive practice to overcome these obstacles and learn how to consciously relax.
The massage compressions stimulate the energy system (prana), address bone alignment, relax muscles and is a good practice to culture before one’s home yoga asana.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda or “Science of Life” translated, is the traditional medicine of India. The Vedic teachings from India convey there is a physical and a subtle body of man. The physical makes up the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, the subtle is the life force (Prana) to energize the physical body. Prana is a positive life force of the Vata dosha, also called “wind of life." Ayurveda works with Prana by stabilizing and balancing its functioning through the 3 doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha).
Kaula Tantra involves the practice of all aspects of yoga (āsana, mantra, yantra, puja [rituals - including sexuality], kuṇḍalinī, chakras, dhyāna (meditation), dhāraṇā, samādhi, and Āyurvedic walking massage).
Before your appointment:
Clients should wear loose comfortable clothes, you will be fully dressed.
The receiver will be lying on a futon on the floor and the giver will use their feet and hands to apply controlled pressure.
Do not eat a large meal 1-2 hours before your massage.