Relaxing, rejuvenating or therapeutic treatments
All Ayurvedic Massages
With Amanda Dries, Victoria (Tory) Raven Hyndman, Eva Ugolini, Wendy Wanner, Ombretta Dettori, Riim Lagerwerf-van den Berg
Amsterdam, Den Haag
Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word that means “the science of life and longevity”. It is the art of daily living in harmony with the laws of nature and the oldest healing system in the world; a profound science of living that encompasses the whole of life and relates the life of the individual to the life of the universe. It is a holistic system of healing in the truest sense.
Body, mind and consciousness are in constant interaction and relationship with other people and environment. In working to create health, Ayurveda takes into consideration these different levels of life and their interconnectedness.
At Delight Yoga you can enjoy four different Ayurvedic massages:
Whole body massage
The word Abhyangam means “everywhere”: warm herbalized oils are applied with a purposeful touch in order to create balance in the body and mind and produce a multitude of beneficial effects.
Abhyangam improves blood circulation, facilitates removal of toxins from the tissues, relieves mental and physical fatigue, improves the functions of the muscular-skeletal system, reduces stiffness and heaviness in the body. It assists the production of white blood corpuscles and antibodies, which provide more resistance against viruses and diseases.
This helps the defence mechanism in the body and increases immunity towards environmental changes. In this way Abhyangam massage is a protector, preserver and a rejuvenator, increasing self-confidence and will power, so it can be used therapeutically within a therapeutic plan or as occasional treat.
The massage can be deeply relaxing or energizing depending on the need, harmonizing, detoxifying, strengthening and
revitalizing for the entire body.
Main benefits of this massage – above all within a therapeutic plan – are:
- pain and stress relief,
- blood pressure modulation
- improved sleep
- resilient immune system
- emotional balance
- improved body awareness.
Abhyangam is contraindicated when menstruating, suffering from cold, running nose, cough or in general
disorders of Kapha origin, fever or indigestion. A Therapeutic Plan can be required by booking an (online) Ayurvedic Consultation with one of our Ayurveda Practitioners.
Whole body massage with stretching through several passive yoga asana
Ayurvedic Yoga massage is a unique style of bodywork that combines deep tissue massage with breathwork and Yoga stretching. The deep tissue massage soothes and nourishes the musculature, soft tissues of the body, releases tensions and prepares the receiver for assisted Yoga stretching. Through synchronized breathwork, the receiver is led progressively deeper into assisted Yoga postures that help correct postural imbalance and restore harmony to the body.
Herbal oils are utilized during the treatment for their healing properties. This comprehensive approach to the body dissolves physical and emotional blocks, helps eliminate toxins, promotes correct posture, improves respiratory patterns, enhances energy level and leaves you with a profound sense of wellbeing.
Therapists: Eva Ugolini in Amsterdam
Whole body massage using herbal powders.
Dry powders slightly heated are applied and purposefully massaged in the body from the neck below. In this specific variation of Udvartana oil is not applied and the treatment has the purpose of:
- Opening the channels
- Reduce excess of fat and stagnation in the body
- Increase the stability of the bodily tissues
- Improve skin complexion
- Promote a sense of lightness in the body
- Reduce excess of oiliness in the skin
- Remove impurities from the skin and give new life and elasticity to tissues.
Udgarshana can be enjoyed best during the Spring season or within a Therapeutic or Detoxing plan that can be required by booking an (online) Ayurvedic Consultation with one of our Ayurveda Practitioners.
Therapists: Eva Ugolini, Ombretta Dettori, Victoria (Tory) Hyndman In Amsterdam
Marma therapy is an ancient and beautiful system of treatment coming from the Vedic wisdom which through energetic pressure points allows us to access, release and heal the physical and emotional body.
In this 60 or 90-minute treatment, gentle pressure is applied to various points on the face, neck, shoulders, head, throat and chest. This gentle physical and energetic pressure awakens the higher intelligence connected to a specific organ in the body and thereby helps to release old emotions, stagnant energy and blocks. By freeing these points and their connected channels up we feel a sense of deep physical and emotional release and freedom to tap into the pure nature of calm and radiant body and mind.
Therapists: Victoria (Tory) Hyndman, Ombretta Dettori in Amsterdam
Session of 60 minutes: €70
Session of 90 minutes: €100
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Canceling your appointment can be done without charge up to 24 hours before the start of the appointment. You will be charged in full if canceled within 24 hours. Please be on time, we have to cancel the appointment if you are more than 10 minutes late since we can't guarantee the quality and benefits of the treatments anymore.