Ayurvedic Massage Therapy
The aim of Ayurvedic massage therapy is to detoxify, rejuvenate and balance the mind and body.
Following an Ayurvedic consultation, the therapist uses specific medicated oils, massage techniques and treatments suited to the patient’s condition. Treatments may include abhyanga oil massage, shirodhara medicated oil pouring, pinda sweda herbal poultice and other topical medicated herbal paste applications.
The main Ayurvedic massage therapies practiced at The Ayurveda Centre Athens are:
Traditional Ayurveda herbal oil massage using specific ayurvedic techniques on the body and head with warmed medicated oil. The purpose of abhyanga is to lubricate and cleanse the body. applying oils can aid in balancing all three doshas. Abhyanga helps prevents ageing, nourishes, induce good sleep, enhances blood circulation, improves complexion and relaxes mind.
The literal meaning of Sweda is to “sweat” or “perspire”. The purpose of this treatment is help expel toxins from the body and to help the oil enter the open pores to lubricate and condition the skin. Medicinal poultice made of cooked rice and herbs are steamed and used whilst hot over the joints and skin to induce sweat, help break down toxins and fat deposits. This is suitable to many conditions such as arthritis, weight gain, emotional imbalance, back and shoulder pain, muscle weakness, body stiffness, general vata and kapha conditions and detoxification.
Marma points massage :
The Marmas (vital points) are sites in the body where mansa (muscle), sira (veins, arteries, nerves and lymph), snayu (tendons/ ligaments), asti (bones) and sandhi (joints) meet. They are 107 Marma points throughout the body. Each point or junction has its own intelligence and consciousness, which co-ordinate with the mind and body. These junctures form the seats of the vital life force or prana. This ancient form of treatment dating back to between 1500 — 1200 BC involves using the fingers to stimulate the Marma points thereby promoting physical and mental rehabilitation. As with Acupuncture, these points correspond to internal organs and systems of the body which react to manual stimulation.
Kalliopi M./ Fertility
Already from the first meeting with Elena I felt more at peace than I had been in a long time. Learned how to listen to my body and made healthy nutritional changes without any effort! As for her massages, I felt as nourished as a baby at the care of my mother and grandmother again. This is a life-changing experience... Thank you Elena...
Julie J.Back pain, dermatitis, lethargy & inflammatory disorders.
Some places need to be kept secret...But it will not honor the work and the passion of the owner. Thank you Elena, you took the time to listen me, explained me the mind of the Ayurveda Centre and your massage was a total treatment of my body and my soul.
Loïsa C.Psoriasis & migraines.
What a superb experience! Elena provides unforgettable healing and relaxing massages, as well as excellent nutrition advice depending on your Ayurvedic profile. To start the year, before rushing back in our busy daily lives, I definitely recommend this place. Thank you for your dedication, and professionalism!
Allison S.Bone disease & loss of energy
I’ve been going through a health crisis and determined to take back my health, I arranged an Ayurvedic cooking class with Elena. Elena gave me an introductory lesson into the basic tenets of Ayurveda and what foods are appropriate for each dosha or body type. Then we headed to the kitchen where we cooked ourselves lunch and some delicious snacks. We were together for nearly 4 hours, chatting about health and wellness! I left feeling empowered and capable of maintaining my health and the health of my children! I look forward to learn more from Elena!
Laure M.Stress, blood circulation / Full review on Vivreathenes.com
Elena propose des consultations de santé ainsi que des massages ayurvédiques dont le but est de détoxifier, rajeunir et de rééquilibrer le corps et l’esprit. L’accompagnement est personnalisé, pratiqué tout en douceur et avec beaucoup de bienveillance. Les soins sont de super qualité. Mon rendez-vous au centre d’ayurveda a commencé avec une consultation. Elena m’a posé beaucoup de questions : antécédents médicaux, état physique et psychique, rythme de vie, alimentation, qualité du sommeil, pratique sportive, etc. Elena est douce et compréhensive, elle sait écouter avec beaucoup de bienveillance. Je me suis donc sentie immédiatement à l’aise. Le massage est un pur moment de bonheur et de détente profonde. Un vrai moment de lâcher prise. Les mouvements sont à la fois profonds, doux et enveloppants. On oublie tout et on repart le corps et l’esprit léger.
Éléonore D.Amhenorea, lack of energy & digestive disorders.
Elena initiated me to Ayurveda, she adapted her advices and coaching to my lifestyle and schedule offering a tailored support. She added simple changes to my daily routine to ensure reachable and sustainable lifestyle modification that I could hold onto the long run. Today I am able to find back energy and I have experienced tremendous improvement on my health.
Adietou C.Muscular tension / Yoga training support
The service is with quality, Elena knows her job perfectly, I came out of the massage tired but it is due to the release of toxins among others. The next day I go back to my yoga practice and my teacher also noticed a change in my practice that became more fluid, I breathed better. In short everyone goes for the reasons that are specific to him but I guarantee you that you will not come out disappointed of the treatment! thanks again Elena.
Solenne L.Digestive disorders & eczema
I had a really great experience at the ayurveda center. Elena is a very understanding person.The massage was also very nice and helpful! I felt the positive impact of the treatment very quickly. Definitely recommended! Thank you Elena.
Maria A.Weight gain, digestive inflammation, frozen shoulder, digestive disorders.
Today I made a new experience at the Ayurvedic Centre of Athens Glyfada. Elena offers a smooth and gentle accompaniment. The treatment was just extraordinary. Thank you Elena for this beautiful meeting.
Camille P.Low energy, PMS, Digestive discomfort
Thank you Elena for this consultation that went way beyond what I expected. This was a real holistic approach and gave me a lot of information and insights about my own body and mind. I feel that the session gave me new keys to understand and care for my body better. Elena is a caring and very knowledgeable person. I would highly recommend it to everyone and especially if they want to understand their health better and make the best choices for their own body.