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Types of Ayurveda Massages - Traditional Massages Designed to Relieve Stress and Enhance Wellness

'Ayurveda', coined using the words 'Ayuh' meaning life, and 'Veda' meaning knowledge, is a system of medicine that is found in South Asia. It is particularly popular in Sri Lanka.

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Neck and Shoulder Massage

Neck and Shoulder Massage

If you are suffering from rheumatism or muscle spasms, a neck and shoulder massage is ideal to relieve pain. This particular massage is also useful if you have a lot of tension in your shoulders for it focuses on the muscles in your shoulders as well. A neck and shoulder massage will certainly leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

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Leg Massage

Leg Massage

If your holiday in Sri Lanka, you will most certainly be spending a lot of time hiking because the island is home to stunning mountain ranges that are ideal for beautiful treks. The downside of these hikes, however, is dealing with over-used and strained muscles. This can also happen when you engage in water sports, for instance, if you decide to dive off the coast of Sri Lanka, tired leg muscles are almost a certainty. In such instances, a leg massage at a nearby spa such as Heritance Ayurveda Mahagedara can rejuvenate your spirit like no other treatment can. A leg massage will stimulate blood circulation and focus on lymph nodes in the legs to reduce any swelling in the legs.

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Foot Massage

Foot Massage

If a leg massage is not to your liking, you can opt for a foot massage instead. A foot massage will help relieve fatigue and revitalise your feet. While a leg massage is useful if you have engaged in any strenuous exercise, a foot massage is useful to relieve day to day fatigue – if you spend most your time on your feet, this massage is for you.

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Arm Massage

Arm Massage

Ayurveda arm massages are ideal for those suffering from stress and tension. When one is tense, their muscles, especially those in the shoulders, tend to seize up and cause pain. This can lead to neck pain as well as headaches. Therefore, an Ayurveda arm massage targets the muscles in the arms as well as the shoulders and is designed to alleviate stress.

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Body Massage

Body Massage

An Ayurveda body massage is a type of massage that is available at any Ayurveda hotel in Sri Lanka, it involves applying herbal oil on the body and massaging the muscles in order to ensure increased blood flow. There are different types of oils derived from differing herbs, and the massage is carried out using the most suitable oil for the person. These massages are said to enhance health and strengthen the immune system by increasing the flow of blood within the body. Repeatedly opting for Ayurveda body massages is believed to strengthen the muscles while further relieving stress and tiredness. In addition to these benefits, a full body massage is also believed to treat a number of diseases that target the nervous system. These diseases are known as 'Vata Roga' in Ayurvedic terms.