Do you wake up in the morning feeling stressed, or find yourself feeling anxious throughout the day? Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Do your joints crack, are your muscles tight and inflexible? Is your skin feeling dry and lacking luster? During a seasonal transition into cooler, drier weather, our nervous and detoxification systems need nourishing and support. Ayurveda's acupressure system of Marma point therapy and practice of warm oil massage can really help your body and mind cope and release the regular stressors and strains of daily life!
In the original Ayurvedic text, Charaka Samhita, it is written: “The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to injury or strenuous work. By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch, trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age.”
During this 2 hour class we will discuss the basics of Marma theory and learn some vital Marma points that can be activated to manage stress, calm the central and autonomic nervous systems. We will learn the art of daily morning Abhyanga as well as an evening foot massage utilizing Marma points to activate detoxification, relieve stress, and bring on deep relaxation. Each participant will receive a bottle of herbalized massage oil made by Noël to practice these techniques at home. The Sanskrit word sneha has a shared meaning of ‘oil’ and ‘love’ as it is believed the effects of a good massage are akin to the feeling of being saturated with love!!
Handouts will be given, but please bring a pen and paper to take notes! Tea will be served.
$35 early bird | $40 day of