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.
About the Author
JOHN DOUILLARD is a former professional athlete and the author of Body, Mind and Sport. Currently he is a consultant to the New Jersey Nets and cohosts a top-rated radio talk show in Colorado, Health Time. He received a Ph.D. from the Open International University, which was established by the World Health Organization and the United Nations University. He practices Ayurvedic and chiropractic sports medicine and lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and five children.
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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