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Ayurvedic Therapies Certification

Approved for 8 Online Continuing Education Units/Credits (CEU's) for Pennsylvania Licensed Massage Therapists

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Introduction
History
Summary

Ayurveda is an Eastern Indian system of holistic therapies and medicine that integrates the body, mind, and spirit not only as a means to heal but also as a way of life. The name Ayurveda comes from the two Sanskrit words veda and ayus, which combined mean “the science of life.” It is believed that healthy people are those who keep a balance between body, mind, and spirit.

Before written history, this ancient wisdom is believed to have come from divine origins, which were communicated directly to the sages through meditation. This wisdom was passed from one generation to the next through oral history and traditions. About 3000 years ago, an invading nomadic tribe from Central Asia known as the Aryans compiled the knowledge into four books called the Four Vedas: Rg, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva. It took thousands of years to finish all four books.

The foundation of Ayurveda comes from the last book, Atharva. The first text of Ayurveda, the Samhita, dates from 1000 BC.1 Later versions were written at the turn of the first millennium and embrace the concurrent philosophical teachings of yoga, Buddhism, and other philosophies.1,2

Ayurveda flourished throughout the invasions of nomadic tribes (between 2000 and 600 BC) and Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), and the rise of Buddhism in India in the third century BC.

The third Mauryan emperor, Ashoka (ca. 273-232 BC), who converted to Buddhism while ruling India, developed hospitals for humans and animals. He sent emissaries to Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Tibet creating embassies and establishing monasteries to spread the teachings of Buddhism. During his rule, Ayurveda grew in popularity.

When India became a British colony in 1858, Ayurveda was replaced by European knowledge in all regions governed by the East India Company. However, when India regained its independence in 1947, Ayurveda was gradually reestablished and is currently one of the six medical systems officially recognized by the Indian government. Today there are schools throughout the world that teach Ayurvedic therapies.3

Ayurvedic therapies are powerful tools to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda recognizes each person as a unique, multidimensional being and tailors each session to the needs of that person. However, the treatment goal is always the same: a balanced state for that individual.

Repeated applications of therapies allow the substances to work deeper in the body and promote greater self-awareness and self-understanding. According to Ayurveda, the body is the house of the soul and we must restore and strengthen the body to allow our souls to flourish.

The main focus of the protocol of abhyanga is the rhythmic application of 6 to 8 oz of oil to the body in the one session. This is meant to lubricate and loosen the tissues, which allows the doshas that have spread to the peripheral tissues to go back to their original sites at the core of the body.

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Approved for 8 Online CEU's for Pennsylvania Licensed Massage Therapists. Cost $100.00 / Certificates Awarded Upon Completion.



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