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Ancient Indian Massage: Traditional Massage Techniques Based on the Ayurveda

Harish Johari (Author)
Synopsis Ancient Indian scriptures which deal with health and massage say: Diseases do not go near one who massages his feet before sleeping, just as snakes do not approach eagles. There is new acceptance of massage nowadays. In the West people are especially interested in this art as a rejuvenator and vitalizer. There is much literature available on various kinds of massage from different parts of the world, but there is no book about the ancient Indian system of massage where the art is ever popular. In India you can find people massaging people on beaches, on the banks of rivers, and in market places apart from the privacy of homes and wrestling places (akharas). Massage of children is widespread in Indian practically every child and the mother of each new born infant gets regular massage, as one gets foods. Massage is part of inherent rituals in Indian life and in many states it becomes a significant ritual before marriage. The purpose of this publication is to portray simply and factually some of the principles, techniques, beauty and benefits of massage. Special formulae have been incorporated to enhance various therapeutic values.
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About the author

Harish Johari

Harish Johari (1934-1999) was an artist, a musicologist, a dramatist, a philosopher, and a translator. He was also a physiologist, a historian and an expert cinematographer. He was revered for his art of story telling and for his beautiful sculptures. He has published several books, which have been translated into several languages. Employing a unique medium, he executed extraordinary works on paper and silk, and eighteen of his paintings have been published by Verkerke, Holland.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ancient Indian Massage: Traditional Massage Techniques Based on the Ayurveda
Author Harish Johari
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2008
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 8121510864, 9788121510868
length 96p., Illustrations; 28cm