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Publisher:Concept Publishing Company
Published In:2002
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:0.94 lbs
Pages:pp. 192, Figures, Index, Appendices, Notes, Biblio.

The Title "Massage Therapy in Ayurveda Reprint" is written by Vaidya Bhagwan Dash. This book was published in the year 2002. The ISBN number 8170223806|9788170223801 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. The book displayed here is a Reprint edition. This book has total of pp. 192 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Concept Publishing Company. We have about 2041 other great books from this publisher. Massage Therapy in Ayurveda Reprint is currently Not Available with us.You can enquire about this book and we will let you know the availability.

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About the Book

Because of commercial value, a lot of emphasis is laid, now a days, upon inventing new drugs and therapies for treating patients who have already become victims of diseases. Ayurveda, on the other hand, gives priority to and prescribes measures for preventing the occurrence of such ailments and for maintaining as well as promoting the positive Health of an individual in order to keep him healthy and happy, both physically and mentally.

Massage therapy is one such measure. Though described as a preparatory measure before administering Pancakarma or "Five specialised therapies" of the classical Ayurveda, its utility as an independent and distinct therapeutic measure is well recognised because of its rejuvenating effect on the body and the mind. If an individual desires good health, he should resort to massage every day as a routine. In addition, it is invaluable in curing several obstinate and otherwise incurable diseases.

It is different from the massage which is given as a part of the modern physiotheraphy.

Because of historical vicissitudes, this therapy has gone into oblivion except in certain pockets of India. An effort has, therefore, been made in this work to elaborate the technique of administering this therapy along with all precautions to be taken. Both the classical prescriptions and traditional applications are taken into account in this work.

The primary purpose of this work is to invoke interest in this age-old health-measure among the physicians and scientists of India and abroad enabling them to conduct scientific research into its acclaimed rejuvenating effects and therapeutic value there by giving relief to the suffering humanity.

About the Author

Ministry of Health eyword/bhagwan-dash" Title="bhagwan-dash">Bhagwan Dash has had an outstandingly brilliant academic career. He holds a Master's degree and a doctorate from Delhi University in addition to postgraduate qualifica-tions in Ayurveda.

A Sanskrit scholar, he handles the English language with equal felicity. A significant advantage to his propensity for research in Ayurveda is Dr. Dash's proficiency in Tibetan, German, French and Mongolian. In the course of nearly twenty-five years dedicated to research in and the practice of Ayurveda, Dr. Dash has attended several important conferences and seminars both in India and abroad. He has also contributed innumerable articles to reputed national and international journals in indology, medicine and science.

The author of many important publications covering several aspects of Ayurveda and Tibetan medicine, he has to his credit three volumes of an English translation of Caraka Samhita, the ancient Ayurveda classic. He was recently on a short-term assignment as WHO Consultant in Traditional Medicine to the Government of Bhutan.

He was working as Deputy Adviser (Ayurveda) to the Government of India in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare till 31 May 1981, when he took voluntary retirement with a view to enable him to devote more time for academic and research work.

He is the recipient of Gold medal of the presidency of the Italian Republic, Senate, Chamber of Deputies and Cabinets, awarded by the PioMonzu Centre on the recommendation of the Centre's Scientific Committee.


Indo-Romanic Equivalents of Devanagari
List of Figures

1. Introduction :
What is Health. - Therapeutical Necessities, - Classification of Therapies

2. Snehana or Oleation Therapy Classification of Ayurvedic Therapies
3. Regular Massage :
Jara or Ageing Process, - Srama or Fatigue, - Vata Roga or Nervous Disorders, - Drsti or Eye-sight, - Posit or Nourishment of the tissue Elements, - Ayus or Longevity, - Svapna or Sleep, - Dardhya or Sturdiness, - Metaphoric Illustrations, - Massage should be Done Regularly, - Time of Oil Massage, - Massage and Physical exercises, - Auspicious Days,' - Inauspicious days, - Massage in Prohibited Days, - Signs and symptoms of Appropriate Oleation Therapy, - Contra-indications, - Modes of Administering Massage Therapy, - Massage Over the Wholes or Parts of the body

4. Head Massage (Sirobhyanga)
5. Filling the Ears with Oil (Kama Purana)
6. Massage Over the Soles of feet (Padabhyanga) Time Taken to Permeate Through Different Tissues, - Other Methods of Massage
7. Udvartana or Unction Benefits of Udvartana, - Recipe for Udvartana
8. Udgharsana or Rubbing the Body with Powders
9. Different Types of Fat Used in Massage Therapy Properties of Different Types of Fat, - ghee, - oil, - muscle fat, - bone marrow, - comparison of Properties, - Oil of Oil-Seeds, - Properties of Sesame-Oil, - Different Types of Oil Used for Different Specific Purposes

10. Special Massage Therapies
11. Pindasveda or Navarakizhi :
Preparation of Decoction and Pudding, Cloth-Pieces, - Preparation of Boluses, - Application of oil, - Need for oil Massage, - Protection of Eyes, - Massage Table, - Position of Body, - Bath, - Course of Therapy

12. Kayaseka or Pizhichil
13. Sirodhara or Pouring Oil Etc., Over the Head
14. Taila Dhara :
Manufacture of Medicated Oil

15. Dugdha Dhara
16. Takra Dhara
17. Sirobasti (Oleation of the Head) :
Method of Administration, - Therapeutic Utility

18. Precautions and Regimens :
Preparation of the Patient, - Water for Drinking and Bath, - Conduct and Regimens, - Diet, - Importance of Proper Bowel Movement, - Drinks, Sleep, - Clothing, - Exercise, - Study, - Fresh Air, - Friends and Attendants, - Bath, - Other Regimens, - Suitable Time, - Course of Treatment, - Suppression of Natural Urges (Vega-rodha)