At Aveda Institute, we strive to provide our clients with a total, relaxing spa experience that promotes overall health and wellness. This process wouldn’t be complete without a calming massage! As an Aveda Institute, we’re proud to be a company that focuses on spreading wellness through natural and holistic methods. In our massage therapy program, students learn a variety of services, including the Chakra Balancing Massage. This treatment combines multiple massage techniques to create a complete experience for the mind, body, and spirit. Read more to find out about this service and why learning it can help you stand out as a massage therapist.
What is a Chakra?
Our Chakra Balancing Massage is focused on helping clients’ overall health by realigning the energy sources, called chakras, throughout the body. These sources of energy have been an important part of Ayurveda, a method of healing that originated in India. The Ayurvedic use of healing through natural techniques and products is a great representation of our mission and it’s why many of our massage services are based in this style of healing.
In Ayurveda, there are seven sources of energy that exist within a person’s body. Each source is responsible for maintaining and controlling a certain area of the body and in extension, a particular aspect of one’s life. For example, the first chakra is located at the base of the spine and is the foundation of a balanced life. Moving to a new place, shifting your career, or another major change could throw off the balance of this chakra.
How Can Chakras Help With a Client’s Health?
All seven chakras work together to help promote overall well-being. The chakra system lives in the core of our being, encompassing the spine, tailbone, and crown of the head. The chakras must be open so that they can flow freely with one another. The energy that flows between all chakras is known as “kundalini.” The imbalance of one chakra can affect the others, which is why it’s so important that massage incorporates this aspect of healing.
As you’re providing this service to a client, know the techniques are designed to help their mind, body, and spirit. This means that they can experience a variety of benefits from the service you’re providing. People not only want a massage that can give instant relief but one that also helps reduce everyday
stresses. Understanding the special Aveda technique of a Chakra Balancing Massage could give you the skills necessary to provide them with both!
Here are just some health advantages that could come with a Chakra Balancing Massage at Aveda Institute:
- Promote stress relief
- Calm emotions
- Increase focus and mental capability
- Improve overall health and wellness
The Aveda Experience
At Aveda Institute, our curriculum is based on helping clients achieve total health. Our Chakra Balancing Massage consists of three steps that are all designed to help clients maintain proper balance and order both during and after their appointment.
We all need a good deep-tissue massage every once in a while and that’s exactly what our Chakra Balancing Massage teaches students to do! This first step of the service not only provides clients with an instant relaxing experience, but it begins the process of opening the chakras.
Reflexology is an important part of massage. As part of our massage therapy program, we teach students how to perform reflexology and emphasize why it’s so important to a client’s health. Students will need to learn this aspect of massage to perform the second step of the Chakra Balancing Massage, a foot reflexology treatment. This technique provides relief to a client’s feet and further allow their chakras to attain proper alignment.
This third and final step is designed to finish the process of balancing the client’s chakras. During this stage, you’ll use a light touch over each chakra. You’ll practice intentional thought and visualization with the client to provide both physical and mental relief from ailments or stress. Clients will learn how to purposefully ground themselves throughout the day, with your direction and meditative tact. The combination of these techniques leaves your clients feeling focused and refreshed. You’ll learn all of these skills in our massage therapy program, so you can learn how to provide people with this deep and purposeful healing session.
Want to Know More?
Are you interested in learning this and a variety of other massage techniques? At Aveda Institute, we’re known for providing clients with relaxing services and we teach our students how they can do the same methods themselves. We can’t wait to meet you and help you start the application process for our massage therapy program!