Author: Harish Johari
Publisher: Healing Arts Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0892814896
Provides a comprehensive introduction to Ayurvedic massage with detailed description of the techniques used.
Ayurvedic massage works on both the physical and mental levels, transmitting a life giving energy that assist all systems of the body to repair and renew themselves. It could relieve muscular tensions, tone the body, restore agility to stiff joints and stop premature agingIn clear and accessible language, author Harish Johari guides the reader through each step in the full-body massage, explaining which oil works best for particular body type 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.
An additional chapter on therapeutic massage outlines special techniques and natural remedies for treating specific disorders, including arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, and insomnia.