Massages

Relaxing, rejuvenating or therapeutic treatments

Ayurvedic Massage

With Amanda DriesVictoria (Tory) Raven HyndmanEva UgoliniWendy WannerOmbretta DettoriRiim Lagerwerf-van den Berg

Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word that means “the science of life and longevity”. It is the art of daily living in harmony with the laws of nature and the oldest healing system in the world; a profound science of living that encompasses the whole of life and relates the life of the individual to the life of the universe. It is a holistic system of healing in the truest sense.
 

Body, mind and consciousness are in constant interaction and relationship with other people and environment. In working to create health, Ayurveda takes into consideration these different levels of life and their interconnectedness. 
 

At Delight Yoga you can enjoy three different Ayurvedic massages:

Abhyangam

Whole body massage

The word Abhyangam means “everywhere”: warm herbalized oils are applied with a purposeful touch in order to create balance in the body and mind and produce a multitude of beneficial effects.

 

Abhyangam improves blood circulation, facilitates removal of toxins from the tissues, relieves mental and physical fatigue, improves the functions of the muscular-skeletal system, reduces stiffness and heaviness in the body. It assists the production of white blood corpuscles and antibodies, which provide more resistance against viruses and diseases. 

 

This helps the defence mechanism in the body and increases immunity towards environmental changes. In this way Abhyangam massage is a protector, preserver and a rejuvenator, increasing self-confidence and will power, so it can be used therapeutically within a therapeutic plan or as occasional treat.

 

The massage can be deeply relaxing or energizing depending on the need, harmonizing, detoxifying, strengthening and
revitalizing for the entire body.

 

Main benefits of this massage – above all within a therapeutic plan – are:

  • pain and stress relief,
  • blood pressure modulation
  • improved sleep
  • flexibility
  • resilient immune system
  • emotional balance
  • improved body awareness.


Abhyangam is contraindicated when menstruating, suffering from cold, running nose, cough or in general
disorders of Kapha origin, fever or indigestion. A Therapeutic Plan can be required by booking an (online) Ayurvedic Consultation with one of our Ayurveda
 

Therapists: Eva Ugolini, Ombretta Dettori & Victoria (Tory) Raven-Hyndman in  Amsterdam

Ayurveda-yogin abhyangam

Whole body massage with stretching through several passive yoga asana

Ayurvedic Yoga massage is a unique style of bodywork that combines deep tissue massage with breathwork and Yoga stretching. The deep tissue massage soothes and nourishes the musculature, soft tissues of the body, releases tensions and prepares the receiver for assisted Yoga stretching. Through synchronized breathwork, the receiver is led progressively deeper into assisted Yoga postures that help correct postural imbalance and restore harmony to the body. 

 

Herbal oils are utilized during the treatment for their healing properties. This comprehensive approach to the body dissolves physical and emotional blocks, helps eliminate toxins, promotes correct posture, improves respiratory patterns, enhances energy level and leaves you with a profound sense of wellbeing.

 

Therapists: Eva Ugolini in Amsterdam

Udgarshana

Whole body massage using herbal powders. 

Dry powders slightly heated are applied and purposefully massaged in the body from the neck below. In this specific variation of Udvartana oil is not applied and the treatment has the purpose of:

  • Opening the channels
  • Reduce excess of fat and stagnation in the body
  • Increase the stability of the bodily tissues
  • Improve skin complexion
  • Promote a sense of lightness in the body
  • Reduce excess of oiliness in the skin
  • Remove impurities from the skin and give new life and elasticity to tissues.

Udgarshana can be enjoyed best during the Spring season or within a Therapeutic or Detoxing plan that can be required by booking an (online) Ayurvedic Consultation with one of our Ayurveda Practitioners.

 

Therapists: Eva Ugolini, Ombretta Dettori, Victoria (Raven) Hyndman In Amsterdam

 

Price

Session of 60 minutes: €70

Session of 90 minutes: €100

 

Amsterdam:
Eva Ugolini
Victoria Hyndman
Ombretta Dettori

Den Haag:
Amanda Dries
Wendy Wanner
Riim Lagerwerf-van den Berg

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Cancellation policy

Cancelling your appointment can be done without charge up to 24 hours before the start of the appointment. You will be charged in full if cancelled within 24 hours. Please be on time, we have to cancel the appointment if you are more than 10 minutes late since we can't guarantee the quality and benefits of the treatments anymore.

About Teacher

Amanda Dries

Ayurveda

Amanda is from Wales in the UK. She worked for many years in sales, then as a purser for two main airlines, experiencing different cultures. After meeting her Dutch husband she moved to Holland and had three children. Over the last 14 years, she has taken on various studies for health. From 2010-2015 she studied at the Academy of Ayurvedic Studies to become an Ayurvedic practitioner.

Victoria (Tory) Raven Hyndman

HathaVinyasaYoga BasicsPranayama,  Restorative,  Ayurveda

In a light-spirited manner yet sticking to the authentic teachings of yoga, Victoria uses the wisdom of Ayurveda in her yoga classes for students to experience spiritual access through physical practice.

Eva Ugolini

Astanga LedMysore Program

Eva’s passion for Yoga and Ayurveda started almost 15 years ago whilst taking a course in Ayurveda-Yoga massage in Rome, her hometown.

Wendy Wanner

YinPrenatal Yoga

At first combining her calling with a hectic job in communications, Wendy has worked as a massage therapist and yoga teacher for 6 years now.

Ombretta Dettori

Ayurveda,  Astanga Mysore (Beginners)

Ombretta is an Ayurveda Practitioner (Academy of Ayurvedic Studies) specialised in women's health, pregnancy and postpartum (Arya Ayurveda, India) and experienced in Pancakarma procedures (Yojana Ayurveda). She is also a Birth Doula (BIA Doula, Amsterdam) and an Ayurveda Postpartum Caregiver (Centre for Sacred Window Studies, California), an Ashtanga Yoga Teacher (200hrs YTT, Gregor Mahele and Monica Gauci)

Riim Lagerwerf-van den Berg

Riim has explored and practised different forms of Hatha Yoga since 2010 but keeps coming back to the dynamic practice of Astanga Yoga in combination with restorative practices. She loves introducing students to the practice of Astanga yoga and meditation but also enjoys very much teaching Vinyasa classes and Yin Yang and more restorative Yoga classes.