five element reflexology
pada abhyanga - ayurvedic marma point foot massage
ayurveda, yoga and reflexology
Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences that use the widsom of the five element theory to bring better health and good balance to body and mind.
Reflexology is a therapy that works with energy and energy points (Prana, Chi, acupuncture, reflex and marma points) meaning that an Ayurvedic reflexologist looks at the client in terms of energetic qualities (dry, hot, heavy) and doshic systems (vata, pitta, kapha) rather than symptomatically.
five element theory
The five element theory is based on the observation of the natural cycles of the World around us and within us.
The foundation of Ayurveda and Yoga's five element theory is to use the relationship between the elements and the phenomenon of opposite qualities bringing balance to each other - warming therapies to remove stiffness, congestion and coldness and cooling treatments to avoid inflammation, irritation and overheating.
Ayurvedic Reflexology has the same benefits as traditional reflexology treatments with the addition of assessing the condition of the body using the five element theory, doshic balance, tongue and pulse diagnosis and then supporting the client during and in-between appointments with instructions regarding diet, lifestyle, self-massage techniques, home yoga practices and natural supplementations.
Audio and video breathwork, self-massage instructions and yoga classes/stretches/sequences along with lifestyle homework is provided with specificity to each individual client as part of their home treatment practices when is would be advantageous.