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Article by Khushdilben Chokshi

Ayurvedic Massage

Massage known as "Snehana" in Ayurveda- Science of life - an Indian ancient medicine therapy.

The aim of doing Snehan is warming up body, develop the good internal flow, creat internal oleation, nourish the skin and body tissues and of course relieves mental and physical stress.

Ayurveda suggests 4 types of Oleations:

1. Tail ( Oil)

2. Ghee ( Clarified Butter)

3. Vasa (Animal Fat)

4. Majja ( Fats from Bone marrow)


In general, Ayurveda Practitioners are useing Sesame oil for massage. IF THERE IS NO MAJOR DISEASES DETECTED. 

The Seasame oil is sweet, bitter and astringent in taste.

Warming in action and easily penetrates and norishes the skin. It soothes body from out side.

It reduces the effects of Vata ( air/ wind) without aggravating Kapha (earth/water).

It promotes stability and strength.


Ayurvedic massage is perfectly synchronized, Directional stroke on both the front and back side of the body.The strokes are discribed asper movement of Vata and it's sub dosha's Movement.

Sub doshas:

1. Prana Vayu:

It moves from head, mouth and nostrils to the navel.

It takes Prana/Life force in the form of air, water and food.

It controls Sensory Functioning.

2. Udana Vayu:

It flowes opposite direction. Moving from the Navel to the mouth, nostrils and head.

It eliminates Carbone dioxide and different form of Malas/ toxins-Saliva, mucus etc.

It creates sounds which we are using in Speech.

3. Samana Vayu:

It circulates in clock wise direction around the Navel area.

It helps to increase the strengthen of the digestive fire/ Agni.

It's responsible for metabolic processes, keep moving in small intestine and liver.

4. Vyan Vayu:

It moves from the heart to the periphary region in a circadian rhythm.

It supports the circulation of blood and plasma/ Lymph.

5. Apana vayu:

It Travels Navel to the anus and Urethra.

Its main function to evacuate urin, feces and mentrual from their own path.


The pressure in Ayurvedic massage is varying.

It's related to Marma / Energy Point.

Its stimulation gives synchronising effects on Neurophysiological Mechanism in the body.

During Massage skin absorbs a singnificant amount of oil that's why skin becomes more smooth and soft in touch.

I always prefer to explain this things to patients before starting the treatment, so patient can enjoy all strokes and feel the flow of positive energy in their body during treatment.


I have couple of testimonials related to this treatment. If anyobdy interested, I am happy to share.

Please contact 

Dr. Khushdil Chokshi on 0430208807 or Via Email:

12 May 2014

Article/Information supplied by Khushdilben Chokshi

Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.