Ayurvedic Massage

Traditional Indian Techniques for Balancing Body and Mind
By (author) Harish Johari

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Ayurvedic Massage
Traditional Indian Techniques for Balancing Body and Mind
By (author) Harish Johari

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Pages : 160

Book Size : 8.5 x 11

ISBN-13 : 9780892814893

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : July 01, 1996

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 115 b&w illustrations

Trained in India's ancient healing art, author Harish Johari introduces Ayurvedic massage, a gentle bodywork therapy that works on both the physical and mental levels, transmitting a life-giving energy that promotes well-being and assists all systems of the body in repairing and renewing themselves.
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About Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic Massage is the first book on the subject, and the first new massage therapy introduced to the West since shiatsu. One of the oldest systems of medicine in the world, Ayurveda views the human being as intimately connected with the environment and all other life forms. Ayurvedic massage works on both the physical and mental levels, transmitting a life-giving energy that assists all systems of the body to repair and renew themselves. Practitioners concentrate on the marmas, subtle energy points that respond to gentle physical manipulation, and work with the needs of the different body types. The author guides both the novice and experienced practitioner through each step in the full body massage and explains which oils work best for particular body types.

•   Includes massage techniques for expectant mothers and their babies.

•   Outlines techniques and natural remedies for treating specific disorders, including arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, and insomnia.

•   Offers a complete guide to the traditional forty-day beauty treatment as practiced in India, and includes recipes for massage oils, facial creams, and beautifying clay baths.
 
Table of Contents

Table of content


Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction to Massage

Chapter 2 Ayurvedic Principles of Massage

Chapter 3 Massage Oils

Chapter 4 Preparation for the Massage

Chapter 5 Full-Body Massage

Chapter 6 Therapeutic Massage

Chapter 7 Massage During Pregnancy

Chapter 8 Massage of Infants

Chapter 9 Beauty Massage

Appendix: Marmas and Their Positions

Glossary

Sources of Supply

Index

Author Bio
Harish Johari (1934-1999) began his training in the principles of Ayurveda at an early age, studying in his native India with several different vaidyas, or traditional Ayurvedic practitioners. He is also the author of Ayurvedic Healing Cuisine, Tools for Tantra, Chakras, Numerology, Leela: The Game of Self-Knowledge, The Healing Power of Gemstones, and Breath, Mind, and Consciousness
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"Harish Johari is Ayurveda's renaissance man."
Yoga Journal

"Harish Johari served as guide to Richard Alpert (Baba Ram Dass) on his initial excursion into mystic India and continues his vocation of bridging the East/West gap. A true renaissance man, this distinguished north Indian poet, sculptor, and musician holds degrees in philosophy and literature."
East West Journal

"For Harish Johari--artist, composer, chef, teacher, tantric devotee--desire is the brush, and the five senses are the palette."
Yoga Journal

"In Ayurvedic Massage, author Harish Johari combines a variety of cultural, yogic and Ayurvedic concepts together to spin his tale about massage. In doing so he is able to bring to light the concept of marmas (pressure points) and speculate on how these antecedents of Chinese acupuncture points may be helpful in stimulating the body's own healing powers."
Massage Magazine

"Johari writes about this complex subject in a simple and easy-to-follow manner."

Aromatic Thymes

"Harish Johari's Ayurvedic Massage is an informative and easy-to-read introduction to the world of oil massage as daily ritual, exercise, relaxation, preventative, and healing practice."
Massage Therapy Journal

"Ayurvedic Massage offers massage therapists a taste of an approach they might want to pursue through more training. It can be a source of enlivening your present practice with a different perspective. An accessible introduction that is well worth reading, with instructions massage therapists could easily follow."
Mirka Knaster, Massage Therapy Journal
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HEALTH / MASSAGE

One of the oldest systems of medicine in the world, Ayurveda views the human being as intimately connected with the environment and all other life-forms. As this healing art evoloved, massage practitioners who were also Ayurvedic doctors developed a special system based on their own understandings of the needs of specific body types and their knowledge of the marmas, subtle energy points that respond to gentle physical manipulation. Providing a comprehensive introduction to Ayurvedic massage, this is the first book to make these techniques available to both the novice and the more experienced massage practitioner.

Ayurvedic massage works on both the physical and mental levels, transmitting a life-giving energy that assists all systems of the body to repair and renew themselves. If enjoyed on a regular basis, it can relieve muscular tension, tone the body, restore agility to stiff joints, and stop premature aging and wrinkling.

In clear and accessible language, author Harish Johari guides the reader through each step in the full-body massage, explaining what oils work best for particular body types and showing how to relieve imbalances and stimulate self-healing. More than 115 beautiful drawings illustrate his techniques. He also gives instructions for using massage during pregnancy and labor as well as after delivery to provide the new mother with an extra measure of support and comfort, and he follows up with a section on massaging the newborn baby. An additional chapter on therapeutic massage outlines special techniques and natural remedies for treating specific disorders, including arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, and insomnia. The author also offers a complete guide to the traditional forty-day beauty treatment as practiced in India that includes a wide variety of recipes for fragrant massage oils prepared from rejuvenating herbs and spices along with formulas for nourishing facial creams and masks and beautifying clay baths.

HARISH JOHARI began his training the the principles of Ayurveda at an early age, studying in his native India with several different vaidyas, or traditional Ayurvedic practitioners. He is also the author of numerous books, including The Healing Cuisine, Tools for Tantra, Chakras, Numerology, and The Healing Power of Gemstones.

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