Ayurvedic Oil Massage                              with Marcia, Simona & Jass

The specialty of this massage is that, it takes up the traditional concepts of Ayurveda and marma (vital points) therapy along with modern anatomy and physiology. Prime aim of this massage is to provide health or rejuvenation to the person who is receiving the massage, as well as for the health/well being of the person who is delivering the massage. This Ayurvedic massage also provides the means for absorption of the healing qualities of the oil and it helps the skin, which is the largest organ in the body, perform its diverse functions efficiently. Some of the benefits of this relaxing massage are the following:

  • Strengthens blood circulation, so that it reaches the nerve endings;
  • Tones muscles;
  • Gives calming effects on the brain and body;
  • Provides lubrication and increases the strength of the joints;
  • Increase mental alertness;
  • Improves the process of eliminating impurities or toxins from the body;
  • Helps detoxification;
  • Increases daily endurance levels;
  • Helps for a better, deeper sleep at night;
  • Increase longevity;
  • Strengthens vision;
  • Improves skin health, removes wrinkles and gives radiance;
  • Nourishes your body;
  • Helps the growth of your hair by making it thick, soft and shiny;
  • Refreshes and soothes sensory organs;
  • Removes facial wrinkles;
  • Alleviates roughness, stiffness, fatigue and coarseness. 

This therapy lasts for about 1½ hour; the cost is Rs. 2000 for guests, we offer a 50 % discount for Auroville volounteers, and a 60 % discount for Aurovilians & Auroville New Comers. For more information or to make an appointment (book at least one day in advance), please contact directly by phone or Whatsapp Marcia (+91 7598260379) or Simona (+91 9489511648) or Jass (+91 733 945 9425) or write to joycommunity@auroville.org.in. For more information about activities, therapies and events in Joy Community, you can visit our Facebook page.

By appointment only:

Marcia (Whatsapp +91 7598260379)

Simona (Whatsapp +91 9489511648)

Jass (Whatsapp +91 733 945 9425)

Shiatsu @ Joy

About the Therapist – Simona

Since I visited for the first time Findhorn (a spiritual community in Scotland), I started to consider fundamental the understanding of a larger consciousness regarding the complexity of the living system and the interconnectedness of the physiological, energetic and psychic levels that bring to a global and unitary approach to human health. I have been going back and forth to Auroville since 2008 and in 2014 I became Aurovilian, a new step in my life pursuing the discovery of myself. Along these years in Auroville, I followed my newly emerging intereste, which brought me to learn Thai Yoga massage, Shiatsu, and Niramaya Ayurvedic massage. At the beginning, I approached these therapies as healing methods, but along my studies and practice, I understood that they are not only meant to address sick people, but they are also a learning process for all those of us who are interested to live better and express our selves at all levels (psychic, physical, emotional, relational, etc.). In short, they are not only techniques that promote the healing of the body, but are rather a lifestyle that guides us when we want to avoid sufferance and helps us to look into ourselves and live better with ourselves.

About the Therapist – Marcia

Marcia is originally from Brazil and moved to Auroville in January 2017. She has been practicing Reiki since 2007 and she recently received a training course to become a Reiki Master that enables her to train other people in this marvelous healing technique. She considers herself to be a student of spirituality, psychology, holistic therapies, yoga and meditation. She dedicated parts of her life practicing studies with Ayahuaska, Santo Daime and Shamanism in Brazil. She is currently studying the Maya symbolism and its influence on human aspects. Marcia has the intuition as a guide and found in Reiki a way of transmitting the universal love that is available to all through the re-balancing of the Chakras.

About the Therapist – Jass

Jass (Gijs Van den Broeck) learned to meditate as a child. The past 10 years of his life he has dedicated to deepening his practice, studying with different teachers and travelling far and wide. He has lived and studied with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh for more than 1 year in his mindfulness practice centre ‘Plum Village’ in France. This is where he learned about tea meditation. After this he has traveled through China, exploring tea in depth in different Zen monasteries. He has also been connected with ‘Global Tea Hut’, a worldwide community of traditional tea & meditation lovers. The past 5 years he has been sharing and teaching meditation across continents, conducting small tea ceremonies wherever he goes. He is also a massage therapist certified by the Belgian Massage Federation and has been practicing massage therapy for a number of years; specifically, he studied massage therapy at the Wellness Academie in Belgium and ayurvedic massage at Ayuskama Ayurveda in Rishikesh. He has been living as a volunteer in Auroville for a few years and he keeps on with his path..