Posted by: Rhett Hatfield | March 30, 2009

Aromatherapy Ayurvedic Massage Oils

Aromatherapy Ayurvedic Massage Oils

I spent quite a bit of time in India last year (2008) researching Ayurvedic Medicine and massage techniques for the Body Wisdom School’s Best of Asia Spa class and for the Asia Pacific Spa and Wellness Council’s Task Force on Indigenous Therapies.  Ayurveda is an amazing science with a history and practice dating back over 5000 years.  At Body Wisdom we use a variety of aromatic oils in all of our Signature Spa Courses including European Spa, Premier Spa Indonesia and Best of Asia Spa.

Below are three excellent blends that are suited to your predominant Dosha.  If you don’t know what your dosha is go here to take this excellent online dosha analysis.

Rhett Hatfield, Owner/Director Body Wisdom School
Please leave a comment and tell me how you like them …

Vata Oil:
1 tbsp Base oil
2 drops Bergamont
1 drop Spikenard
2 drops Lime
2 drops Vetiver
1 drop Rosewood

Pitta Oil:
1 tbsp Base oil
3 drops Sweet Orange
1 drop Ajowan/Ajwain (or Substitute Thyme
2 drops Tulsi (Indian Holy Basil)
2 drops Myrrh

Kapha Oil:
1 tbsp Base Oil
3 drops Black Pepper
2 drops Spikenard
1 drop Lemon
2 drops Juniper

Please let me know what you are thinking by commenting on this post


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  1. Those blends look wonderful and I am naturally drawn to the ones in my dosha (kapha) – will try that blend soon – thank you.

  2. Thank you I look forward to making some blends for my Thai on the table practice.

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