Certificate Course in Ayurveda Massage Techniques

6 Hours per day for Two Days
11th & 12th August 2018 ( Saturday & Sunday )
For RMTs & other Healthcare Professionals only

Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will receive a Certificate Course in Ayurveda Massage Techniques

Eligible Candidates for the Course
The eligible candidates Include but is not limited to Registered Massage Therapist, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, Kinesiologist, Naturopaths, Pharmacists and Nurse Practitioners, trained in North America and International Graduates who have completed their medical education from accredited recognized universities.

Written and verbal fluency in English are a requirement for this course.
Participants must be 18 or over.

Duration of Course:
6 Hours per day for Two Days
11th & 12th August 2018 ( Saturday & Sunday )

Location: CCAY Partner Facility in Downtown, Toronto, Canada

Program Highlights

This Certificate program offers broadly following topics

• Ayurveda Fundamentals
• Body Mind Type or Constitutional Analysis
• Ayurveda Dietary rules
• Special Ayurveda massage; Actions of Massage, Preparation for Massage, Basic strokes of massage:
A) Shirobhyanga • Indication, contraindications and benefits of Head Massage• Preparation of client • Preparation and information about ayurveda oils B) Shiropichu • Indication, contraindications and benefits of shiropichu • Preparation of client • information about ayurveda oils for shiropichu • Learning scientific technique • Post care
C) Shirolepa • Indication, contraindications and benefits of shirolepa • Preparation of client • Selection of herbs for shirolepa • Learning scientific technique • Post care
D) Shirobasti • Indication, contraindications and benefits of shirobasti • Preparation of client • information about ayurveda oils for shirobasti • Learning scientific technique • Post care
E) Shirodhara : Indication, contraindications and benefits of shirobasti • Preparation of client • information about ayurveda oils for shirodhara • Learning scientific technique • Post care

Delivery methods
On site lectures, course notes, handouts, workbooks, practical demonstrations, hands-on learning and supervised clinical practice.
Examination: There will be continuous assessment throughout the course with monthly quizzes & practical assessment. All units of this course will be examined at the completion of the course with both written and practical examinations.

Registration Fee/Deposit
A registration fee/deposit is required to hold a place on the course. Once the course has commenced registration fees are non-refundable. In the exception of a course not commencing all registration fees will be refunded.

Total Cost of Program : CAD $ 500 + HST

This Certificate offers course broadly covers following topics

Ayurvedic treatments given through massages commonly use a combination of pressure, vibration and various motions combined with aromatic oils to give a sense of relief to the entire body. If at any point in life you have considered taking up these holistic massages to reduce pain and stress then here is some information that could come in handy.

Types of Ayurvedic Massages covered in Course :

Ever since its inception, Ayurveda has offered a lot to mankind. Ayurvedic messages, in the form of treatment or rejuvenation therapies, have always come in handy.


A full body massage is given in this procedure along with medicated hot oil chosen according to the medical condition of the patient. Proper attention is paid to the temperature of the oil to ensure comfort of the patient. Pressure is applied on certain points, which stimulates various energies and aids release of toxins from the body.


In this head massage, stimulation of the nerves is the motive. A continuously flowing stream or `dhara’ of medicated or herbal oil is poured on the scalp, which treats mental fatigue, increases focus and clarity and relieves headache.


This massage is generally used to enhance blood circulation and release of toxins from the body. People with high cholesterol levels, obesity and Kapha dosha can benefit from this massage. A herbal paste or dried herbal powders are applied opposite to the growth of hair, which treats the Kapha and breaks down adipose tissues in the body.


No oil or herbal powder is used in this form of massage. In this procedure, the body is stimulated using raw silk gloves without application of any lubricant. Light movements in this massage release toxins from the body by stimulating the lymphatic system.


An ayurvedic herbal sauna, a herbal mixture is added to the steam to dilates channels of circulation, which eliminate the toxins through the skin and gastrointestinal tract from the individual.


In this procedure, medicated oil is retained about an hour, within a specialized leather cap fitted around the head. The procedure is indicated in various psychosomatic disorders.


It is one of the most common and effective Ayurvedic therapy involving full body massage (or the affected part) using kizhis (cotton boluses) with a mixture of 12 herbs, dipped in medicated oils. It is effective in treating neuro-muscular diseases, binging back the natural body balance.


Thalapothichil, also known as Shirolepa, is a widely recommended Ayurvedic treatment involving herbal pastes of high medical value. In Thalapothichil, the scalp will be completely covered in herbal pastes which will penetrate and nourish the brain and central nervous system, rejuvenating the individual from inside.


Elakizhi (Ilakizhi) or Patrapotala Sweda is an ancient Ayurvedic sudation therapy using numerous medicinal leaves (herbs). It induces perspiration within the affected area, which prompts the skin to eliminate wastes. Fresh leaves (ela) having vata pacifying properties make the herbal kizhis (bundles). These kizhis, dipped into warm Ayurvedic oils, will be used for massaging the body.


Kativasthi is a simple and unique Ayurvedic therapy which involves retaining warm Ayuvedic oil over the affected area bordered with herbal and dough paste, followed by a gentle massage. The Ayurvedic oil and the herbs will be chosen depending on the bodily constitution, doshas and the health disorder of the person.

Benefits of Abhyanga:

Ayurvedic oil massage (abhanga) has several benefits. Ayurvedic oil massage gives similar feeling as that of the regular meditation. After massage you will feel settled, serene and in a bliss like state. Ayurvedic oil massage loosens the deep seated toxins from joints and tissues and releases them into system, where they are eliminated. Besides this, the accumulated toxins from skin are also released to give you healthy and clearer skin.

Another benefit of ayurvedic oil massage is that it strengthens and tones the muscles and even resilient to injury.Ayurvedic massage with warm oil helps to nourish, strengthen and lubricate the joints. It makes the joints resilient to wear and tear.

Another important benefit of ayurvedic oil massage is that it pacifies vata dosha. It pacifies kapha and vata, increase stamina, relieves fatigue and nourish all the body parts. Ayurveda recommends incorporating abhangam in your daily routine. Ayurvedic oil massage is traditionally performed in the morning, especially before you take a bath or shower. Sesame oil, herbal massage oil or aroma massage oil can be used for the massage.