1-Day Ayurveda Foot Massage (Padabhyanga)

1-Day Ayurveda Foot Massage (Padabhyanga) ~ £175

Padabhyanga is a foot massage using the kaash bowl and traditional ghee (or coconut oil as the vegan alternative). The Kaash Massage Bowls are made of a metal mixture, called kaash, an amalgam of copper, zinc and tin, a unique blend of metals with ayurvedic healing properties. Ghee or coconut oil is used to help balance the energies of the doshas and provide lubrication as well as moisturising the feet.

Like many Ayurvedic treatments, this beautiful foot massage is simple to do and yet incredibly complex in its effects. It brings a great increase in relaxation and wellbeing and promotes balance at the physical level as well as at the energetic. Stimulating the nerves and muscles of the feet helps posture, physical balance and gait which in turn improve our body mechanics. Foot massage is always a relaxing therapy but the Kaash bowl gives this foot massage a number of added benefits:

Helps tone the foot muscles, which makes for an incomparable feeling of lightness. If you have regular massage with the Kaash Bowl your weight will fall evenly and correctly on the soles of the feet, aiding your posture and bringing greater comfort and gracefulness. You will walk with a lighter step, and feel rejuvenated.

Helps reduce stress

Stimulates the marma points and reflexes of the foot

The ghee, balm or oil used moisturizes the feet, preventing cracking and discomfort

In Ayurvedic thought, the Kaash Bowl massage is said to stimulate the metabolism and have a relaxing effect on the eyes because it balances the energies of the marma points associated with the five senses and reflexes associated with the organ functions

The Kaash Bowl Massage is given which ghee and this has a balancing effect on the Pitta Dosha which means the treatment gives a cooling effect in hot, sunny weather

In winter the Kaash Bowl foot massage is done with warm ghee or oil and helps warm the feet and comfort the whole person

Our one-day course includes

Relevant anatomy & physiology

Client consultation

Hygiene and safety

Background to Ayurveda and foot massage including marma points

Information on oils, ghee and foot pampering products for the treatment

Recipes for blending oils and making products

Foot pampering ritual

Foot massage techniques with the hands

Work on marma points

Kaash foot bowl work

Ending the treatment

Aftercare advice

All the equipment you require to do the course is provided on the day including towels, massage bowls and appropriate massage oil, ghee and other products. You will receive a full manual with all the techniques and information taught. Students who successfully complete the course receive their certificate on the day.

Duration: 1 Day

Entry Requirements: Interest in Ayurvedic Therapies