Massage is an ancient art used for relaxation as well as for giving tone to the muscles, increasing blood circulation and for treating various diseases. However Ayurvedic massage has its speciality as it is done according to age, constitution, season, condition of Agni and ama. Taking into consideration all -these factors, one should select proper oil or other substances. Then if the massage is done, by selecting proper method, it becomes useful not only for promoting health and achieving longevity but becomes excellent tool for treating various diseases as well.
This is the first book on massage, which deals with various aspects from history, basic principles, anatomy and physiology along with various techniques that are required for massage. The book also deals with special chapter on Marma massage which was kept secret for years together. The readers will also find the chapters on massage for specific diseases and the one on research very interesting. We have also included more than 90 illustration-is to simplify all the strokes methods used for massage.
About the Author:
Dr. Rajan S. Rawat, B.A.M.S., D.N.T.Y.M., is Lecturer at Ashtang Ayurveda College, Pune. He is also the Member and visiting Lecturer of International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune. He has been regularly visiting Institutes like Foundation for Health Promotion, Poland, Ateneo Veda Vyasa, Italy and SKA Ayurveda Italy, for the propagation and promotion of Ayurveda. He has to his credit many teaching courses on Ayurveda and Yoga conducted in India and abroad and has also contributed for the first CDROM on Ayurvedic Massage and Marma Therapy.
Dr. Subhash Ranade is one of the foremost experts on Ayurveda. He is leading academician and physician in the field of Ayurveda. He is the author of more than 70 books on Ayurveda and Yoga. He has worked as Prof. and Head, Dept. of Ayurveda, Pune, University and Principal of Ashtang Ayurveda College, Pune, India. He is also Chairman, International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune, India. This Institute imparts Ayurveda courses, Panchakarma and rejuvenative treatment for foreigners and Indians in Pune and Goa.
Professor Subhash Ranade has given many television interviews on Ayurveda, not only in India but also in Poland, Italy and Germany as well. He has also attended many International and National seminars on Ayurveda and Yoga. He has written hundreds of articles on Ayurveda and Yoga in various magazines and newspapers.
He has the honor of being visiting Professor to many institutes in the United States like Ayu-Seattle, American Institute of Ayurveda, San Francisco; SEVA academy Munich and Veda Klinik Charlottenhohe, Germany; Ateneo Veda Vyasa, Savona and SKA Ayurveda, Milan, Italy; School of Ayurvedic Culture, Barcelona, Spain; Body-mind Health, Surich, Swiss; Ultimate Health Center, Athens, Greece; and Foundation for Health in Warszawa, Poland.
His pioneerinjg work in the field of CD ROM’s like Dhanvantari and Marma and Massage have been whole-heartedly welcomed and highly appreciated by the Ayurveda world. Since 1981, he has visited and conducted hundreds of Ayurveda courses for medical practitioners in Europe, Canada, USA and Japan.