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Ayurvedic massage is a full-body massage, resulting in deep relaxation and increased energy, invigorating the body and spirit at the same time.
I massage with warm plant-based oil that aids the movements of my hands and gives deep nourishment to your skin. The base oil is selected according to your personal needs and the season/weather we are having.
From my background as a natural perfumer (aromatherapy) and holistic healer, I like to use the appropriate essential oils in the massage, in a mild dosage. If you prefer to have an unscented massage, that is also fine.
The massage room has a peaceful atmosphere, helping you to tune into your Self and to relax. The massages take place on a massage table, the undressed client resting under big towels as a cozy covering. The part of the body I’m working on gets uncovered, gently clapped, kneaded, oiled and then massaged. The whole body gets treated this way, with the exception of the erogenous zones. I massage in silence or with some meditative music on the background, using my hands and warm oil.
The massage reaches deep in the tissues of your body, but it is not painful.
After the massage you can rest for a while to ‘gather yourself’. You’ll be offered a towel for wiping off the excess oil. It is a good idea to wear clothes that can handle some residual massage oil, since it’s advisable to let the oil be soaked up by the skin as much as possible.
Drink a lot of water and preferably some ginger tea (taking small sips) during the rest of the day in order to flush away the toxins that have come free from the bodily tissues during the massage. It is a good idea to eat some dried fruit (sweet and relatively healthy) in order to contribute to the healing, nurturing action of the massage.
The Ayurvedic tradition recommends a full body massage every 6 weeks to keep your body vital and in the flow, but it’s totally up to you if you wish to follow the recommendation or not.
duration: +- 1,5 hours relaxing and invigorating massage
location: Yoga in Abcoude, Hollandse Kade 3, Abcoude
available times: on Tuesdays, between 9.30 and 14.00
investment: €70,- per session
I also offer a back, neck and shoulders massage for the ‘quicker fix’.
duration: +- 45minutes
Returning customers get a massage with a custom composed massage oil, fine-tuned to fit their unique energy signature.
At certain times of your life, this massage is not recommended: in the first three months of pregnancy, if you are ill or have had an illness very recently (+- 3 days), if you have or are about to have your period (during and +-3 days prior) or immediately after a meal.
As with all things in Life, if it’s not comfortable to do at this moment, then it is better to wait for a more suitable moment.