Ayurvedic Yoga Massage

Method Kusum Modak

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) combines traditional Indian oil deep tissue massage and assisted yoga-based stretching therapy.

The original method of AYM was developed in the early 1980s in Pune, India, by Master Kusum Modak. A female student of Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar, Kusum brings together the essence of Iyengar Yoga practice, along with her personal experience on Ayurvedic Massage gained from her old teacher Master Limaye Maharaj, an expert in the art of therapeutic massage.

An individual session of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is given on a mattress on the floor. Both hands and feet are used in the delivery of the 50-90 minutes massage. The treatment involves alternation between deep tissue massage and a series of stretches covering all regions of the body.

Therapeutic stretches, mobilisations and other healing techniques are applied according to clients’ needs. Gradually, a sense of openness and presence is brought to the receiver. Another unique tool of the AYM massage is the use of Calamus powder which, when mixed with just a little oil, brings out the toxins from the body; the scrubbing and stimulating feeling awakens the skin and improves blood circulation.

Buy Calamus powder for Ayurvedic massage (lat. Acorus Calamus)

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage brings instant benefits on physical, psychological and energetic levels, among them:

  • Reduces muscle tension and stress
  • Improves flexibility
  • Realigns body structure
  • Improves respiratory capacity
  • Promotes the circulation of body fluids
  • Maintains proprioceptive sensitivity
  • Reconstitutes energy reserves
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The AYM contributes to the alleviation and recovery of injuries and diseases, such as:

  • Joint and muscle related pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • General problems related to stiffness from lack of exercise
  • Disorders of intestinal/digestive organs
  • Stress, anxiety, depression
  • Headaches
  • Sleep disorders