Five thousand years old, Ayurvedic massage has been shown to still the mind and body by lowering metabolic rates and inspiring feelings of peace and calm. Often administered as a part of a three-, five-, or seven-day program, these treatments are an integral part of deep cleansing, rejuvenation, and life-extension Ayurvedic programs called panchakarma or kya kalpa. This book by a noted practitioner features more than 15 of these treatments, each described in step-by-step detail and some synchronized with two therapists for up to two hours in length. It provides the reader with all the tools necessary to begin Ayurvedic treatments as a part of a spa menu or massage therapy program.
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"With great clarity anf precision, Dr. John Douillard has provided a detailed guidebook to the profound system of Ayurvedic massage, bringing this ancient method of yogic healing into practical focus for everyone to use in its many different forms."- Dr. David Frawley"It is with open arms that I welcome such a detailed yet comprehensive guide for massage and spa therapists."- Tara Grodjesk"Dr. Douillard offers a straightforward a very practical guide to implementing traditional Ayurvedic therapies into a spa menu. May this work become standard in quality spas throughout the world."- Melanie Sachs