Indian video encyclopedia launches exclusive index pages for Ayurveda and massage

March 26th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin  

Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 26 (ANI/Business Wire India): The web based Indian video encyclopedia launches exclusive index pages for Ayurveda and massage. The portal aims at providing information to the students of Ayurveda and travellers and tourists who visit India for Ayurvedic treatment.
Though Ayurveda massage is the most popular form of Indian massage, Kalari massage or the massage practices by Kalari Gurus, the masters of ancient martial art form of Kalaripayattu is equally important and popular. The index pages contain video clips of all these schools and methods of massage.
Ayurveda, the Indian medical science, which dates back to the Indus valley civilization, is one of the major medical systems followed in India even today. Ayurveda uses herbal medicines mostly and offers solutions even for diseases such as paralysis, backache, diabetic neuropathy and the like.
Many of the advocates of modern medicine term Ayurveda as an alternative or complementary medicine. But it is to be noted that Ayurveda developed as a full-fledged system of medicine millennia before modern medicine was composed and continues even today as a complete system of medicine.
Among Indian massages, Ayurvedic massage is the most popular one. In Ayurveda, medicated herbal oils and herbal powders are used for this. Kalaripayattu, the martial art form of Kerala, India, has developed its own treatment methods and massages which can be seen in the video.
In Kalari treatment too, specially prepared herbal oils are used. Special massages are done as part of the training programs of Kathakali and Kutiyattam, the classical dance forms of Kerala, India. These help in improving the flexibility of the bodies of students who learn the art forms. However, the method of massage followed in Ayurveda is totally different from the internationally popular massage systems, followed in Thailand. (ANI)

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