Ayurvedic Hand & Foot Massage Course (AYHF)
Charaka, a classical Ayurvedic writer, defines disease and health thus, 'A disharmony among the constituents which support the body is known as disease; their harmony is called health, the state of normality. A sense of well-being is characteristic of the absence of disease, for disease is always associated with discomfort'.
How you walk, talk, look and think all reveal something about your constitution. Ayurveda uses the language of everyday experience so that understanding the little quirks, aches, pains and odd sensations can guide one in the direction of balance.
This Course is only available as distance-learning.
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On this Course you will be taught three stages of hand and foot massage:
SOFTENING - quickly warms, calms and expands the skin, capillaries and soft tissues of the hands and feet.
NOURISHING - specific marma points and strokes are used along with specific herbalised masks, oils and creams to nourish and revitalise the tissues.
TONIFYING - gently stimulating sequence using lotions and astringents to refresh.
No prior experience is required to attend this course.
A slow cooker (for heating compress cloths) is required for this course. Please let us know if you are travelling by train and can't bring one.
Topics addressed during the course include:
- Review of Elements and Doshas
- The Importance of Diet
- Prakriti, Vikruti and Triguna Analysis Charts
- Ayurvedic Carrier Oils
- Making Tulsi (Holy Basil) Carrier Oil
- Cautions and Contra-indications
- Ayurvedic Foot and Hand Massage including ubtan, clay and fruit masks
- Marma Points and Marma Point Massage of the hands and feet
- Bolus Massage
- Common Foot Disorders
- How to make ghee
- Essential Oils for the three doshas
Studies normally commence at 10am and finish 4.30
Many Associations accept our courses for CPD including the IFPA (12 Category A Points)
Please note: This Course is a Post-graduate qualification course, during which the student is assessed for competence.
Certificate of Qualification awarded to successfully completing Students