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Ayurvedic Abhyanga MassageAyurvedic Abhyanga Massage

$182.00 (USD)

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The Abhyanga massage is the most popular massage originating in Ayurveda, an ancient healing system from India that is also referred to as a life science. In the Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage, the aim is to harmonize the body, mind and spirit, by stimulating the body´s energy points and centers. In the Abhyanga massage the oil plays a key role as it is believed to bring balance as well as nourish the skin when applied through the massage strokes. This online course provides you with the skills to apply the entire Abhyanga massage, together with an understanding of the underlying Ayrvedic concepts about energy, balanced constitution, diet, lifestyle, etc. Scroll down to read our student testimonials.


THEORY: Before starting the actual practice of the massage, you need to be familiar with the background of the ancient Ayurvedic medicine or science, as well as comprehend its particular view on the human body and mind; the concept of the five elements or mahabhutas; the concept of doshas or constitutions and their characteristics; the marma energy points; the prakriti or identification of the doshas; the dinacharya or lifestyle factors; and the different Ayurvedic treatment methods. This part of the course also refreshes your knowledge of the human anatomy that is essential for practicing the massage. Hence, the first part of the course covers the theoretic aspects that give you a rich foundation for practicing the Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage.

PRACTICE: In this section you will learn how to apply the Abhyanga massage, through practicing the various steps and sequences of the massage. Every single sequence includes an explanatory text (describing the massage stroke, the application manner, the benefits and effects, etc.), an illustration with the direction of the massage stroke, and a videoclip where you can see exactly how the technique is performed.

VIDEO LECTURES & MORE: In addition this course includes video master´s classes given by famous teachers, +20h of additional resources as well as other material necessary to facilitate the understanding of the Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage as well as the basics of the Indian life science Ayurveda.



In order for you to take this course you will need to have:

  • A computer
  • A good internet connection
  • A media player software (during the first course lesson we will help you to install it if you don´t have it)
  • Headphones (not compulsory but they come in handy for the videos)

EVALUATION: After ending a lesson, you will be asked to complete the corresponding test. You must answer at least 70% of the questions correctly to pass each lesson. You will only pass the course if you pass each of the tests. You can repeat the test as many times as you need in order to pass it.

COURSE EXPIRATION: Please note that you must complete this online course within 30 days from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course within this time period, Massage Around the World (MATW), will not be able to give you the Certificate of Achievement.

COPYRIGHT: Massage Around the World holds the exclusive rights for using, altering and diffusing the contents contained in this course. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of MATW unless otherwise indicated in the course.

REFUND POLICY: You can request a full refund up to 10 days after paying for access to an online course provided you have not yet accessed the materials / started the course. Massage Around the World will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 calendar days of the day on which you requested it. While we make every effort to run courses as advertised, we reserve the right to change course content and assessment. We also reserve the right to suspend any student who disrupts a course by his or her unacceptable behaviour.

Credits: 14
Estimated Length: 14 hour(s)
Valid for: 30 Day(s)


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Online Lesson1. Introduction to Abhyanga massage -
Online Lesson2. The History of Ayurveda -
Online Lesson3. The foundations of Ayurveda -
Online Lesson4. General considerations -
Online Lesson5. Before starting -
Online Lesson6. Abhyanga massage step 1: supine position - foot -
Online Lesson7. Abhyanga massage step 2: supine position - leg and thigh -
Online Lesson8. Abhyanga massage step 3: supine position – abdomen and chest -
Online Lesson9. Abhyanga massage step 4: supine position – upper limbs -
Online Lesson10. Abhyanga massage step 5: prone position – lower limbs -
Online Lesson11. Abhyanga massage step 6: prone position – back -
Online Lesson12. Abhyanga massage step 7: supine position – face -
Online Lesson13. Complete Abhyanga Massage practice -
Online Lesson14. Certificate and Farewell -


  1. Understand the origins and philosophy of the ancient Ayurvedic life science.
  2. Comprehend the pillars of Ayurveda: the five great elements, the bodily constitutions, and the energy system (chakras, marma points, nadis).
  3. Perceive the human being from a holistic point of view (body, mind and energy), taking into account both anatomy and energy.
  4. Describe the effects, indications and counter-indications of the Abhyanga massage.
  5. Being able to identify the client´s constitution and apply the Abhyanga massage accordingly.
  6. Perform the complete Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage.




“I have wanted to learn Abhyanga massage for a few years now and this course was exactly what I wanted, and more!  After taking this course and putting in the time to practice, I feel confident enough to include this massage amongst the other modalities I offer.  It was clear, motivating, and fun to learn with this program.  I will definitely recommend Massage Around The World products to my peers and plan on taking more of their courses.  Thank you!” – Pamela Belen, LMT.


“Massage Around the World produces high quality online continuing education courses. Abhyanga Massage is beautifully produced. The course includes commentary by Indian Ayurvedic physicians as well as clear, easy to follow demonstration videos showing a basic full body massage sequence.  Each section offers a list of book titles and links to Internet videos to supplement the knowledge areas covered for further study. Therefore the course is appropriate for therapists who are new to Ayurvedic concepts and will also satisfy more the more experienced.” – Lisa Mertz, PhD, LMT.


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