Our accredited Ayurveda courses are held here at our premises in Reading for anyone who is keen to learn how to use Ayurveda to help others achieve good health and harmony through a luxurious Ayurvedic massage or treatment. All Ayurvedic training is carried out by experienced Ayurveda specialists who will ensure that you get the most out of our Ayurveda courses. Please note, however, that due to the time and commitment required to host Ayurvedic training, course dates are generally not specified until enough interest is expressed, so please do get in touch if any of the Ayurveda courses listed below appeal to you.
We offer the following seven training courses in Ayurvedic massage:
Abhyanga (Ayurveda Retreat’s Signature Massage) – Module 1 Course
This Ayurvedic training course is an intensive four-day theory and hands-on practical Ayurvedic massage course, concentrating on one of Ayurveda Retreat’s signature treatments, Abhyanga.
Abhyanga (Ayurveda Retreat’s Signature Massage) – Module 2 Course
This two-day Ayurvedic training workshop is intended for those who have successfully completed Module 1 to come back and refine their technique under the close supervision of our instructors. You may already have implemented your skills from Module 1 on clients and may have questions, or simply want additional practice and advice before you offer the Ayurvedic massage to your clients. We also welcome students who have trained elsewhere but want to consolidate their knowledge in this intensive hands-on practical workshop.
MukhAbhyanga – Ayurvedic Face Lift Massage Course
This famous Ayurvedic Facelift Massage is a treatment that combines ancient theory with a practical approach using various herbal substances to achieve remarkable results. This helps to improve circulation, tonify and nourish the skin, improve complexion and slow down the ageing process. It is a very popular treatment that enables the recipient to feel beautifully at peace. On this one-day workshop, you will learn the techniques for achieving the best results.
PadAbhyanga – Ayurvedic Foot Massage Course
This traditional treatment awakens the vital energy areas through stimulation of the marma points in the recipient’s soles, feet, calves and shins. This one-day workshop will teach you how to perform this delightful and therapeutic Ayurvedic massage, leaving the recipient feeling relaxed and ‘lighter’.
Pindasveda – Hot Poultice De-Stress Massage Course
This indulgent Ayurvedic massage will be a winner with your clients. Poultices containing beneficial herbs are used to gently stimulate and foment localised areas of the body to relieve aches and pains. On this one-day Ayurvedic training workshop you will learn how to perform this therapeutic Ayurvedic massage as well as select herbs for a variety of conditions.
ShiroAbhyanga – Indian Head Massage Course
Indian Head Massage is immensely popular and needs no introduction. This particular Ayurvedic treatment is beneficial not only for stress-related conditions but also for the health and beauty of hair. This intensive one-day Ayurvedic training workshop will teach you how to select the appropriate oil for the individual’s hair constitution and condition and perform an authentic, traditional Ayurvedic massage for the head. You will also learn how to identify and stimulate the key marma points (energy centres) located in the head.
Udvartana – Cellulite-Busting Powder Massage Course
This unique Ayurvedic massage uses powdered herbs to reduce excess subcutaneous fat as well as exfoliate and condition the skin to leave it feeling wonderful. The treatment is guaranteed to be a hit with your clients. On this one-day Ayurvedic training workshop you will learn how to perform the massage, select the correct herbs and much more.
The following two Ayurveda courses are also offered at our Reading premises:
Shirodhara – Oil Flow Treatment Course
Shirodhara offers one of the most relaxing and calming experiences available. It is particularly beneficial for stress and stress-related disorders, insomnia and headaches. On the course, you will not only learn the technique for Shirodhara but also how to analyse your client’s body constitution (dosha type), and enhance this Ayurvedic treatment through stimulating marma points (energy centres).
Insight into Ayurveda Course
This intensive, interactive one-day Ayurvedic training workshop will give you an excellent understanding of the basic concepts of what Ayurveda is, and most importantly, how you can incorporate them into your daily life in order to lead a truly healthy life. This particular Ayurveda course includes a delicious Ayurvedic lunch.
Ayurvedic massage can be distinguished from other massage therapies by its unique combination of techniques, herbalised oils and knowledge of the vital points (marma), which are important in the normal flow of energy in the body. Ayurvedic massage has the dual attributes of being both pleasurable and therapeutic. Those who have experienced an Ayurvedic massage usually comment on how different and wonderful it is.