Sri Lanka developed its Ayurvedic system based on a series of prescriptions handed down from generation to generation over 3,000 years. At present Sri Lanka uses its unique ayurvedic treatment. Among them, massage, yoga, and meditation techniques have become very popular worldwide.
Ayurvedic massage is based on ancient Indian principles and stress points of Ayurveda and is designed to heal the body and balance the mind, body, and soul.
Some of the Ayurvedic massage methods are given below.
- Head Massage (SHIRO ABHYANGA)
- Arm Massage (BAHU ABHYANGA)
- Leg Massage (NALAKINI ABHYANGA)
- Foot Massage (PADA ABHYANGA)
- Facial Massage (MUKA ABHYANGA)
- Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana)
- Revolved Child’s Pose (Parsva Balasana)
- Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)
- Bow (Dhanurasana)
- Cobra (Bhujangasana)
- Child’s Post (Balasana
- Knees-to-Chest Pose (Apanasana)
- Revolved Abdomen Pose (Jathara Parivartanasana)
- Legs-Up-the-Wall (Viparita Karani)
This involves massage and massage by applying oil. Different types of oils are used depending on the condition of the stranger and any existing illness. This treatment not only nourishes and lubricates the hair but also releases the hormones and enzymes needed for brain development.
Bahu Abhyanga is a hand massage that aims to alleviate neck pain, headaches, shoulders, and tired hands. Massage of the arms helps to relax the hands and shoulders and can alleviate many of these problems.
The massage stimulates circulation through the soft, but deep massage of the leg and helps to alleviate and prevent many problems such as varicose veins, muscle tightness after exercise, or puffiness or swelling and fatigue.
During the foot massage, special attention is given to tender spots. This massage has a reflective effect on the internal organs and has a calming and soothing effect. This massage helps battle dryness, numbness & fatigue in legs as well as cracked heels.
This enhances the skin and deeply nourishes and nourishes the whole body. The cosmetic treatments include facial massage, scrub, face, pack, and herbal steam.
Yoga is important for dissolving physical stress and calming the mind before meditation. It is a perfect Ayurvedic exercise. It is a perfect Ayurvedic exercise because it is used to rejuvenate the body, improve digestion, and relieve stress. Yoga is mentioned in ayurvedic texts such as the Charaka Samhita.
Different yoga postures have different effects. Yoga postures tone all parts of the body and clean the internal organs of toxins, which are one of the goals of Ayurveda.
Here are some yoga postures.
Meditation is used for mental relaxation. It teaches you how to control your emotions and thoughts and increases mindfulness. Paying attention to your body makes it an excellent supplement to ayurvedic treatment. For this purpose, we use a blanket, bolster, and chair as props.