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Ayurvedic Massage- Deep insights

Posted on: August 14th, 2023 by TouchStone Health

By Senthil Krishnasamy, Ayurvedic and Natural Medicine Practitioner

Massage therapy has been shown to have beneficial effects on varying conditions including prenatal depression, preterm infants, full-term infants, autism, skin conditions, pain syndromes including arthritis and fibromyalgia, hypertension, autoimmune conditions including asthma and multiple sclerosis, immune conditions including HIV and breast cancer and aging problems including Parkinson’s and dementia.

In Ayurvedic massage, pressure is given in different ways to the pressure points which help to stimulate different energy centers. It helps in getting rid of deep-seated toxins and improves blood circulation of the body.

Oils are fundamental in Ayurveda:
They are used internally and externally¬†to prevent, as well as treat, disease. Used on the skin, or in the body’s orifices like the mouth, nostrils and ears, oil protects our bodies from outside stimulus, impurities and antigens.

For maximum benefits when using base Ayurvedic oils, we often recommend certain oils, or oil combinations to help balance each dosha:

  • Vata dosha with dry skin—> Heavier oils are used including sesame and almond
  • Pita dosha with sensitive or overheated skin—->Cooling or neutral oils are used including olive, sunflower, coconut, or castor
  • Kabha dosha with oily skin—>light oils are used including flaxseed, corn or mustard oil

Foot massage intensively stimulates blood flow in the foot area to increase blood circulation throughout the body, while also providing physical and psychological relaxation, thereby improving sleep and sleep patterns.  

Primary uses of massage are to promote relaxation, treat painful muscular conditions, and reduce anxiety.

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Make it an Ayurvedic Summer

Posted on: May 25th, 2023 by TouchStone Health

by Senthil Krishnasamy, PhD Ayurvedic Practitioner

We all wait for summer to enjoy the good weather. According to Ayurveda, the summertime is the time of the pitta dosha (heat) which plays a huge role on our body and mind. By balancing the pitta dosha, we can enjoy summer more. Here are some simple tip to enjoying the summer season according to Ayurveda:

Water Therapy

Dehydration is the most common symptom that occurs in the summer. Drinking at least 8-10 ounces of water helps to maintain the water balance in the body. The drinks that we need to avoid in summer are hot drinks, especially caffeinated ones. 

Food Therapy

Eating water-rich vegetables and fruits are really useful to keep our body cool especially cucumber, watermelon, tomato and celery and also a great source of vitamins, fibre and are low calorie. Eating foods like cereal, pasta, milk products like yogurt ghee will help us to retain water in our body.


During the summer season, pitta dosha will increase in our body, so our mind and body encounter an imbalance. To keep our mind calm, ayurveda suggests aromatherapy as one of the best ways to bring balance. Sandalwood essential oil induces relaxation, calmness and promotes positive thinking. Applying sandalwood oil in the morning or evening time on the body parts, temples, eyebrow center, and throat pacifies pitta dosha.

If you are interested in learning more about how to be healthier with the seasons or finding ways to be the healthiest according to your Dosha, Senthil is available for in-person appointments BOOK ONLINE

Welcome Senthil Krishnasamy, Ayurvedic Practitioner to TouchStone Health!

Posted on: May 5th, 2023 by TouchStone Health

Senthil has more than 10 years of experience in Ayurvedic / Siddha medicine. He studied at the prestigious Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in India to gain his Bachelor of Siddha Medicine in India. 

Through the use of Natural Medicine, Senthil loves helping people by naturally promoting balance, healing, and rejuvenation to the mind and body. He uses a combination of poly-herbal formulations, nutrition/diet, herbal oils, and simple massage with herbal oils. 

Senthil love helping people with:

The Management of Musculoskeletal  Disorders: Joint Pain, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow, Ankle, Wrist and Back Pain

Hair and Scalp Therapy: Hair Growth and health

Stress Relief

Ayurvedic Facial & Skin Treatments

Detox Therapy

Senthil is available for In-Person Appointments on Saturday mornings.


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