At the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we like taking care of ourselves from the inside out. That is why our Thai Spa merges the Asian tradition and wisdom to discover spiritual and physical balance and wellbeing. Today we want to tell you more in depth about one of the treatments of our Temple of Relaxation: the ayurvedic massage.
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medicine system. In Sanskrit it means knowledge of life. It is a very popular medicine system in South Asia.
This 5000-year-old healing tradition is based on the belief that there are three elements, which combine in the human body to make each of us a unique person who needs personalised and specific healing treatments.
These three elements or energies are called doshas: vata dosha (air), energy that controls bodily functions associated with motion, pitta dosha (fire), energy that controls the body’s metabolic systems, and kapha dosha (earth), unifying force. Everyone inherits a unique mix of the three doshas.
The Ayurdevic massage is an ayurveda treatment that treats each person according to his doshas. Once the specialist is sure about which category a patient belongs to, he chooses a specific ayurdevic massage, the most appropriate one, and the right oils.
There are different types of massages, but the most common one is the abhyanga massage, an Ayurvedic oil massage therapy for healing and detoxifying body, mind and spirit. Besides the abhyanga one, the most popular ones are the shirodhara massage, a form of ayurveda therapy that involves pouring liquids over the forehead, and the kansu bowl massage, a fot massage.