The herbal pinda massage is one of the best known Ayurvedic massages and is used in relaxing treatments in many spas and massage centres. Still not familiar with it? Keep reading this blog to find out all about this relaxing massage that activates all chakras on an energetic and physical level!
Pinda massage or Pinda Sweda is performed with closed bags or sphere-shaped cloth bags made of linen or cotton, called pindas, which are filled with Asian healing herbs. Rice is also added for consistency during the massage.
Aromatic and medicinal herbs are prepared and mixed with essential oils which are steamed and heated. They are then applied to the body to benefit from their detoxifying, soothing and moisturising properties. It combines aromatherapy with the therapeutic power of phytotherapy.
Before performing the pinda massage, the skin is usually impregnated with a carrier oil (e.g. sweet almond oil) to facilitate the sliding of the pindas and also to moisturise the skin in depth.
The person who is going to undergo this treatment is placed face down and begins by pressing the soles of the feet with the pindas, followed by the ankle, calf, legs, buttocks, waist, back, arms and neck.
This massage should be done in an upward direction. The muscles and tendons are massaged with strong, yet light and harmonious movements. The pindas should be massaged gently on the neck.
Massage with aromatic pindas has its origins in oriental medicine and Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the traditional medicine of India and its aim is to unite body-mind and spirit.
This Indian massage usually lasts 60 to 90 minutes, during which time total relaxation is achieved. The therapists or masseurs work and massage fundamental points of the body, drain toxins, relieve pain and tension in those areas. There are hydrating pindas, draining pindas and reducing pindas.
Pinda massage was devised to treat rheumatic problems as it has an anti-inflammatory effect, but it also has the following benefits:
Lymphatic drainage offers full relaxation as well as stimulating circulation. This massage with natural plants gives the skin a natural health.
The pinda massage is ideal for treating problems of stress, anxiety, tiredness, insomnia, intestinal inflammation, rheumatism, inflammations, contractures, back problems or neck stiffness. In addition to a feeling of relaxation and lightness, the skin looks more beautiful and smoother, and the results are visible almost immediately.
To guarantee the success of this treatment, we recommend that it is carried out by professionals trained in pinda massage. Try this anti-stress massage now because it will not leave you indifferent! It is an authentic sensory experience. Are you going to miss the opportunity to experience this physical and spiritual harmony?
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