TOPFAQ-GlobalWhat is the difference between Abhyanga and other massages?
最終更新日 : 2021/07/14

What is the difference between Abhyanga and other massages?

A: Abhyanga and other types of massage are the same in that both involve the basic manipulation techniques that have been developed through experience by different schools and have been passed on from generation to generation. Interestingly, Ayurvedic texts do not give details of the procedures involved in abhyanga but mention ‘samvahan’ which means gentle rubbing, ‘peedan’ which means pressing and squeezing and ‘mardan’ which means pressure massage, which corresponds to modern day massage techniques. Different abhyanga techniques have been developed over centuries. Marma massage and Kerala foot massage which were traditionally used to heal injured warriors were carefully guarded secrets. Now they are being taught to other seekers as well.

A: Abhyanga and other types of massage are the same in that both involve the basic manipulation techniques that have been developed through experience by different schools and have been passed on from generation to generation. Interestingly, Ayurvedic texts do not give details of the procedures involved in abhyanga but mention ‘samvahan’ which means gentle rubbing, ‘peedan’ which means pressing and squeezing and ‘mardan’ which means pressure massage, which corresponds to modern day massage techniques. Different abhyanga techniques have been developed over centuries. Marma massage and Kerala foot massage which were traditionally used to heal injured warriors were carefully guarded secrets. Now they are being taught to other seekers as well.