First, feel all the muscles and tendons in your body relax. Second, you feel a greater sense of lightness. Third, you feel a calming effect… and finally, a calm and balanced state of mind!
What massage are we talking about? If you've tried it, you know the answer: Indian massage, of course! And if you've never tried it, it's time to try it!
The buildup of tension is the result of the hustle and bustle of modern life that almost no one can escape from. But fatigue, muscle pain, insomnia, stress, irritability and anxiety are some of the symptoms that can disappear with an Indian massage in Porto, capable of stimulating blood circulation, promoting oxygenation and nourishing cells for deep relaxation and energy rebalancing .
What is Indian Massage?
Indian massage, also known as Ayurvedic massage, is one of the oldest and most complete therapeutic techniques whose main objectives are to provide relaxation and well-being, nourish the body and give more energy to the patient.
But to better understand what Indian massage is and how it works, it is important to say that Ayurvedic medicine - in which this therapy is inserted - sees the human being as a whole, an integral and fundamental part of nature, so its focus is to work the so-called chakras, to balance energies, through several ancient techniques, according to the profile and needs of each patient.
Regardless of the techniques, it is common for Indian massage to be performed through vigorous touches with the hands, elbows and feet, and aided by vegetable oils and essences. And, yes, it is a stronger massage than traditional massages, but it works all the muscles, helping to relax, improving posture and leaving the body lighter through stretching.
In other words, Indian massage activates the blood circulation, releases toxins that cause illnesses, unblocks energy points and balances the patient's emotional, physical, mental, psychic and spiritual state, in a complete and integral way!
How did Indian massage come about?
The first hieroglyphic records indicating the existence of massage in India date back to 3000 BC, but it is assumed that Ayurvedic was created 7000 years BC However, it was not until around 1800 to 500 BC that Ayurvedic science left India to spread to the west and later to the four corners of the world, including Portugal, where today you can experience various types of Indian massage in Porto!
We will talk about the types of Indian massage in Porto later on, because at this point it is important to say that Ayurvedic is still the official medicine in India, but it has spread to other countries as an effective technique of traditional medicine. And less would not be expected since Ayurvedic is called “the mother of medicine”, as it was the basis for the development of traditional Chinese, Arabic, Roman and Greek medicine.
For ayurveda, illness is much more than the manifestation of unpleasant symptoms. In fact, the very word "ayurvedic" which comes from "ayu" (life) and "veda" (knowledge) translates into Sanskrit as "science of life" and shows that the disease starts long before it reaches the stage in which can be perceived.
That's why Indian massages fight diseases even before their symptoms appear, correcting small imbalances that, if increased, could lead to more or less serious problems.
Indian Massage Technique
There is not exactly an Indian massage technique in Porto, nor in any other city in the world! The term does not represent a single therapy, but several different massage techniques for different characteristics and applications, through physical and energetic manipulation maneuvers, specific oils and even powdered plants.
As a general rule, this type of massage starts in the spine, the body's support base, and then moves on to the neck, legs, shoulders, stomach and face. During this process, the masseuse focuses on important energy centers to unlock energy, stimulate muscles and blood circulation, provide relaxation and promote the patient's physical and mental health.
Main types of Indian massages in Porto
Ayurvedic massage is the best known type of Indian massage, based on gliding and stretching to stimulate the muscles and circulation, releasing toxins, relieving tension and strengthening the immune system. It is very indicated to combat muscle pain, migraines, rheumatic pain, back problems, poor posture, stress and depression.
Abhyanga massage is the oldest therapeutic massage of Ayurvedic origin, performed with long, rhythmic slides throughout the body in various positions, with the objective of nourishing the skin, detoxifying the organism, relaxing muscles and joints and calming the nervous system.
The udvarthana massage is indicated for those who need to detoxify the body, but also to fight obesity, reduce cellulite and regenerate the skin. It is made with the help of a powder or paste of medicinal herbs and oils that are methodically spread over the patient's skin to exfoliate and improve texture and shine.
Champi massage or head massage has many aesthetic as well as therapeutic effects. Basically, it benefits the increased supply of oxygen and glucose, the increased secretion of growth hormones and enzymes necessary for the growth and development of cells in the brain.
Benefits of Indian Massage
There are many benefits of Indian massage, at least for those who practice it regularly. It restores the body's energy, promotes the balance necessary for the physical systems to recover and renew themselves, prevents disease and stimulates the body's natural defenses. But let's get to know these benefits in more detail!
- Instantly relaxes body and mind;
- Strengthens the immune system;
- Activates brain oxygenation;
- Detoxifies and purifies;
- Helps to rejuvenate the body;
- Releases accumulated tension;
- Relieves muscle pain;
- Prevents respiratory diseases;
- Reduces stress and anxiety symptoms;
- Fights fatigue and headaches;
- Improves sleep quality;
- Elevates vital energy;
- Offers a feeling of pleasure and well-being;
- Expands awareness;
- Slows hair loss;
- Rejuvenates the skin;
- Helps you lose weight;
- Harmonizes sexuality.
And speaking of sexuality, we invite you to also experience a Tantric Massage in one of our centers in Porto.
Contraindications to Indian Massage
Feel like trying it? That's good, but before knowing the main contraindications of Indian massage, don't happen if the damage outweighs the benefits!
Indian massage is not recommended for menstruating women, pregnant women, people with fever, infectious diseases, stroke, trauma, open wounds, recent bruises, muscle tears, sprains, inconsistent bone fractures and burns.
People with circulatory diseases, skin diseases, tumors, melanomas, hemophilia, phlebitis, embolisms, severe osteoporosis, arterial hypertension and tachycardia, among other physical conditions, should also abstain from doing Indian massages.
Therefore, it is best to seek advice from your family doctor or therapist before booking your Indian massage in Porto.
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