Lesson Tag: indian head massage

What are ‘marma’ points?

Marma points are an essential aspect of Ayurveda; they are subtle pressure points, similar to points used in acupressure that stimulate the life force or pranic flow. The marmas are anatomical places on the body, mainly composed of flesh and bones. There is a total of 107 marmas in the body: 37 in the head …

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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is believed to be the world’s oldest Indian healing system. Ayurveda is a word originating from Sanskrit meaning the science of life and longevity. Ayurveda is a mean of following a healthy lifestyle focused on creating a balance in the body, mind and spirit resulting in longer life. Ayurveda advises and promotes using message …

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Preparation

Why is it important for the client to be in a position that is comfortable and supported during the Indian Head treatment? It’s important because the comfort of the client during the treatment helps in relaxing and allowing more enjoyment from the treatment. It will also have better healing effects on the body and mind …

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Consultation & Preparation

Before beginning any treatment a full consultation should be carried out to ensure the suitability of the client for the treatment they are about to receive. *See attached example               Client consultation forms have two purposes: They provide a written guide to the client’s details and lifestyle They provide a written record of what service …

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The Digestive System

All foods start the digestion process in the mouth.  In the mouth, solid food is broken down by mastication (chewing and grinding) and mixed with saliva which begins the breakdown of starches.  It then passes into the oesophagus and by peristaltic action (a contraction of muscles) passes to the stomach. When the food reaches the …

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The Nervous System

The nervous system is divided into two main parts, The Central nervous system – This controls the five senses: Seeing, Smelling, touch, tasting and hearing.  And it also controls the voluntary muscle actions e.g walking and talking etc. The Automatic nervous system – This includes the parasympathetic and sympathetic systems.  It controls involuntary bodily activities, …

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