Hastha Abhyanga (hand massage)
This massage activates what are known as the marma points, i.e. the physical and energy centres of our body. Marma points are places through which prana, or life-giving energy, flows. This massage stimulates healing processes and is soothing and relaxing. In India it is also widely used to alleviate arthritic or rheumatic pain. The massage starts with the hand being gently washed with in water with a drop of essential oil added, to induce inner calm and balance. Peeling with extracts of pomegranate grains is followed by a sesame oil massage which activates the marma points, in which toxic substances, tension and negative emotional energy accumulate. The gentle activation of the marma points is followed by a hand mask with a warm wrap.