Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) is a transformative bodywork experience that seamlessly combines the wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda into a single session. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, pain relief, increased flexibility or enhanced well-being, AYM offers a unique fusion of deep-tissue massage therapy and guided yoga-based stretching.
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is a holistic bodywork that unfolds on a comfortable floor mattress during sessions lasting 50 to 90 minutes. What sets AYM apart is its incorporation of assisted stretches, often referred to as “passive yoga.” These gentle yet effective stretches are customised to your individual needs, ensuring a profound sense of openness and well-being on physical, psychological, and emotional levels.
Unlike traditional Ayurvedic massages, AYM uses only a minimal amount of oil. During the massage, you’ll experience the stimulating and detoxifying application of Calamus root powder, skillfully applied with slow, deep strokes using the hands and feet. This exquisite blend of techniques results in a truly unique experience that leaves you feeling rejuvenated and balanced. Learn more about the benefits
Ayurveda yoga massage has many instant benefits physically, psychologically and energetically to:
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Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM) originated in the early 1980s when Master Kusum Modak, at this time a dedicated pupil, embarked on her transformative yoga journey in Pune, India. During this pivotal period, she was deeply influenced by her two revered mentors who would shape the future of her holistic bodywork:
BKS Iyengar: A Yoga Luminary
Based in Pune, BKS Iyengar, widely acclaimed as a luminary in the field of Hatha yoga, shared his profound knowledge of yoga with a focus on precise alignments and pranayama techniques. His teachings immensely impacted Kusum Modak’s approach to bodywork, and formed a solid foundation for the development of the AYM method.
Vasudev Limaye: A Legacy of Healing
Vasudev Limaye, a local massage therapist, became Kusum Modak’s invaluable therapist mentor and the cornerstone of her AYM journey. Vasudev’s teachings, hailing from a family with a deep tradition of practising traditional Ayurvedic massage therapy, enriched Kusum’s evolving massage practice parallel to her yoga journey. This harmonious blend of yoga and massage traditions laid the groundwork for the unique synthesis of AYM.
Inspired by her experiences and guided by the wisdom of BKS Iyengar in yoga and Vasudev Limaye in massage therapy, Kusum Modak ingeniously crafted Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. This groundbreaking bodywork method seamlessly integrated the healing power of massage with the beneficial principles of yoga-based stretching and alignment. Over the course of 35 years, Kusum Modak tirelessly refined and generously shared the AYM method with individuals worldwide, leaving an indelible mark on the world of holistic well-being.
Today, AYM continues to flourish, thanks to its visionary creator, Kusum Modak, pioneering Ananta Sylvain Girard, and other dedicated stewards of its lineage, who have carried forward the legacy of profound healing and transformation.