Why touch is really good for you

Touch in European Ayurveda

Have you already enjoyed one of our cures at EA Sonnhof? Then you will certainly remember the Ayurvedic treatments tailored to you. These include various massages that help balance the bioenergies of body, mind and soul. Besides the pain-relieving and relaxing effect, the touch is good for you and your psyche. The various massage techniques have different effects on the doshas and help you to purify and recharge your batteries. Not only in our hotel, but also at home you can increase your well-being with the right technique and self-massage.

How touch affects the psyche

A high quality oil is essential for Ayurvedic massages.

The skin is our largest sensory organ. Through it we perceive all touch and external influences such as heat or cold on our body. Our self-perception is also formed through touch. It forms our identity and our inner self. That is why it is important, for example, that newborns and children are cuddled, hugged and touched a lot. Because it strengthens resilience, creates trust and deepens interpersonal connections. Touch also helps to strengthen the psyche in cases of depression. This can be done through massages, for example.

In European Ayurveda, massages are part of the various cures, such as the Detox cure or the Pancha Karma cure. The classic Ayurvedic massage Abhyanga is a full-body massage that is good for your health. The foot massage Padabhyanga strengthens the energy flow and promotes healthy sleep.

Among other things, massages have a rejuvenating, relaxing, pain-relieving and digestive effect and strengthen the tissue. The right oil is particularly important for the full effect to unfold. Sesame oil, ghee or a body oil adapted to your constitutional type are well suited for this.

Strengthen inner balance with self-massage

You can also do something really good for yourself at home with massages. Do you live in a partnership? Then incorporate a massage into your joint routine. This strengthens trust, libido and contentment. But self-massages also have a positive effect on body, mind and soul.

Massage your body with oil every morning. Take your time. Stroke your arms and legs with gentle pressure. This relieves tension. Use a high-quality oil for the application. It has a rejuvenating effect and keeps the skin supple.

To keep the digestive fire going, you can massage your belly with flat, clockwise circular movements. Be careful not to put too much pressure on your gastrointestinal tract.

You can relieve tension in the neck with light pressure in the shoulder area. Gently move your hand from the neck to the shoulder.

During the self-massages, focus completely on yourself. What do you feel when you do something good for your body? Try to consciously feel every inch of yourself: Your body is your temple!

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