Meet the traditional ayurveda massage, the science of life

If you have ever heard of ayurveda, you should know what it is the science of life according to Indian philosophy. This knowledge was given to Rishis, the ancient sages and meditators, to integrate physical and spiritual development.

The postulates of this science are embodied in the most sacred ancient writings of India and granted to people tools to reach old age with dignity. That is why it is called the science of longevity, the knowledge of life or the right life.

Ayurveda is one of the oldest traditional systems in force in humanity and, as a science of life, covers all aspects of the human being with the holistic vision of integrate body, mind and spirit. Therefore, you can find Ayurvedic medicine, Ayurvedic food, yoga and martial arts, and ayurvedic massage.


For ayurveda, everything that exists in the macrocosm also exists in the microcosm. All the creation of the universe and all human beings are composed of the five elements: air, fire, earth, water and emptiness, also called space or ether. Is named dosha to the biological organization of these elements in each individual.

For ayurveda, there are four types of people (doshas): the vata, which have greater air composition; the pitta, with greater composition of fire; the kapha, which have greater water composition; and the sama, the perfect balance of all the elements.

Carla Santarelli, an Ayurvedic masseuse trained in India and Italy, explains that massage is a fundamental pillar of this ancient medicine and is applied in a different way according to him dosha from each person. It works with pure and organic oils stimulating the points marma of the body, which are those intersections of muscles, ligaments and joints that function as energy triggers.

"The impact of Ayurvedic massage is different in each person. It can be energizing, soothing, nutritious, loving, stimulating at the muscular level, decontracting. It is different according to the conscious and unconscious need of each. Therefore, the effects vary depending on who receives it, ”explains Santarelli.

"Massage is indispensable for the health care routine. In addition to absorbing the nutrients from the plants that are used and the natural nutrients from the oil with which it works, it is a dose of self-care, care, observation and introspection, ”adds the specialist.

Santarelli points out that “the interesting thing about ayurveda is that it is a preventive science. " He explains that "in India, they usually do a self-massage every day before bathing. You can receive a massage at any time, especially in the changes of seasons, where the elements are unbalanced. Also, when there is an imbalance on a physical, mental or emotional level, dealing with a massage is a great option. ”