Origin
Ayurveda is considered to be the oldest medical and health system. It was written down about 5,000 years ago. It is a holistic system that originated in India . Ayurveda means: knowledge (veda) of life (ayus). Tri Dosha play an important role in Ayurveda. The three doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which are made up of the five elements ether, wind, fire, water and earth. Everything (people, seasons, ages) can be described in terms of these three dynamic forces. Vata stands for change, Pitta for metabolism and Kapha for structure.
Absence of disease does not mean that you are healthy in Ayurveda. You are healthy when the three doshas are in balance, the excretion is good, the mind is calm and the tissues function normally.

Effect
It is a whole body massage, in which the head and face are included.
The Ayurvedic massage is suitable for everyone, healthy or sick, old and young. An Ayurvedic massage is only not recommended in the following cases: during the first 3 months of pregnancy, with cancer and fever.
The Ayurvedic massage brings the whole body into balance. Body and mind are brought closer together and the self-healing capacity of the body is stimulated. Ayurvedic massage works on the muscles and on the energy system: the aura and chakras. The joints relax and stress, fatigue and insomnia are combated. The massage provides more vital energy, helps to remove toxins that are trapped and to release emotional blockages. It activates the lymphatic system and the circulatory system. It extends the lifespan, contributes to the awareness of the body, relieves muscle tension and increases the sensual appearance. The massage cleanses,, relaxes, nourishes and balances the physical body, the emotions and the mind.

Technique
Ayurvedic massage is a holistic massage, which is characterized by the use of herbal oil. During this massage, massage techniques are combined with the stimulation of the Marma points. Marma points are pressure points from Ayurveda.
In most cases, during an Ayurvedic massage, the hands are massaged.