what is tattva?
Tattva means pure medicine.it is a traditional medicine in ancient india. in philosophy it is mention that human body composed of 96 tattva or basic principle.
The art of massage has been around for thousand of years. The massage therapy is a scientific and manual manipulation of the soft – tissue muscles of the body which is commonly applied with fixed or movable pressure with the hand , fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, fleet etc.
what is 96 tattva?
The human anatomy and physiology, the factors causing disease, the materials used for the treatment and to cure the disease, and food consumed by the living organisms – all of these fall within the five primordial categories. like
- 5 elements(not exactly elements but like forms of matter exists in our body and environment)
- Panch(five) Tatva: – Electricity or flow of charges (not space as it does not exist in our body and environment), Air, Fire, Water and Earth.
- 5 metaphysical elements: – Time, Direction, Mind, Soul and Tam (Origin)
they counted these five factor to investigate the disease.
and 96 tattva among the following:
- Five elements,
- Five objects of senses,
- Five organs of action,
- Five organs of perception,
- Four intellectual faculties,
- Ten nerves,
- Five states of the soul,
- Three principles of moral evil,
- Three comic qualities, Three humours,
- Three regions,
- Eight predominant passions,
- Six stations of the soul, Seven constituent elements of the body,
- Ten vital airs, Five cases of the sheaths of the soul,
- Nine doors or vents of the body. etc
In tattva the pressure points or the meridians are called Marma points.
What is the treatment process of tattva?
Treatment in tattva Acupressure can be easily done by:
- Applying pressure with finger
so in this concept, they make treatment of different disease , as per there treatment methods in ancient periods
Is tattva is still active?
no, present day this treatment not followers . but some component still used as a spa and massage therapy.
whats type of tattava is present available?
presently tattva therapy follows by some of the clinic. they follow some of component used in tattva therapy but mostly used panchakarma therapy.
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- Stroking – The masseuse begins with stroking the body in an upward direction, leading towards the heart. uses palms to gently stroke the muscles. This is done with medium pressure. Stroking is the first step and is done as a muscle-warm up exercise. It also helps in relaxation and calming.
- Kneading – Kneading is the next step that includes the muscles just below the skin being squeezed and rolled with the palms. Primarily done to increase muscle relaxation, this process is also undertaken to improve the blood flow and to initiate lymphatic drainage.
- Gliding – Gliding is a technique that uses pressure and is used for deep-tissue massaging. The masseuse puts body weight on palms, fingertips, knuckles and the back of arms. The pressure is gradually released and the gliding motion is restarted. This is a continuous process that helps in the relaxation and healing of the deep-tissues and muscles.
- Tapping – Tapping is done to relax the tiny muscles of the body, including those on the face or along his spine. The masseuse gently taps on the muscles with palms or thumbs to release the tension, improve the flow of blood and to relax the muscles.
- Rubbing – The masseuse rubs the muscles as well as the joints to remove any knots and to release tension. This is considered by many to be the most relaxing component of the massage.
- Pounding – The masseuse cups in palms together and pounds them with medium pressure on the body . then fists both hands and pounds the thighs, legs and buttock muscles in a rhythmic manner. This is the final and another highly relaxing component of a tattva oil massage.
what is the main components used in tattava process ?
In oil there will be following:
- lotus root
- coconut water
- butter milk
oil that to be used:
- Vata (dry skin). Use heavy oils like almond, sesame, or avocado oil.
- Pitta (sensitive or overheated skin). Apply a neutral oil like ghee or sunflower oil.
- Kapha (oily skin). Use a light oil, such as safflower, sweet almond, or flaxseed oil.
What is the difference between tattva massage and deep tissue massage?
While a tattva massage also offers deep tissue relaxation, it is gentler on the body. The tittva massage techniques primarily involve working with the palms and the fingertips. Whereas in a panchakarma deep tissue massage, the masseuse also uses forearms and elbows to massage the deepest tissues of the body.
What can I expect from a tattva massage?
A tattva massage has numerous health benefits. It helps to improve the physical as well as the mental health of the person receiving it.
- It calms the nervous system
- It increases the strength of the muscles
- It tightens the loose muscles of the body
- It improves the flow of blood in the body
- It helps in joint and muscle pain management
- It helps to reduce the symptoms of various ailments including Asthma, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Arthritis
- It promotes muscle healing after injuries
- It helps combat mental conditions such as depression and anxiety
- It helps in proper sleeping
- Offers an improved overall wellness
- its help to recover so many neurological disorder with using natural process without using high dose chemical medicine or surgery.
Can you fall asleep during a massage?
A tattva massage spa treatment is so relaxing that many people fall asleep while undergoing it. The masseuses and therapists at Tattva Spa are very well trained and you can completely trust them. Just relax and fall asleep if you so wish!
What should you not do before a massage?
To get the most out of the spa tittva massage, try to avoid the following before you go for your appointment:
- Don’t have a heavy meal as the pressure on your back and stomach can make you nauseous.
- Don’t drink alcohol or caffeine as that prevents the muscles from relaxing.
- Stay out of the sun. Skin that is sunburned is usually bruised and sensitive. Going for a tittva full body massage at such a time can be painful and cause irritation.
- Don’t apply any lotion or oil before the massage as it may interfere with the oils used at the tittva massage spa.
- Don’t forget to empty your bladder, as more and more fluid will be pushed out of your body into your bladder during the massage.
Does a tattva massage hurt?
When done properly by a trainer and certified masseuse, a tittva massage never hurts. It includes the application of pressure, but the release of the muscle tension and the improvement of blood flow balances it out beautifully and you are left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
what is the process of tattava massage?
The whole tittva therapy consist of 30 process also the following sequence given below. as a pre biffing with specialist you can divide it in three days. in last all process done by quick method to get its advantage means the whole 30 therapy Reagan as a quick to best advantage
Promote your general health and well-being by creating a balance between your mind, body and spirit on an tattva spa. With a huge variety of medicinal oils to choose from, tittva spa specialists can choose the best treatment for each individual’s health and well-being needs in order to maximize the benefits of tittva. Revive your senses and relieve yourself from daily stresses with soothing therapies and relax in total tranquility.
this is the initial process, prepare your body with other process based on pancha (five) piramida.
Treatment: This restorative therapy which you can experience on a tittva is based on utilizing warm oils and how different potencies can balance the body. Large amounts of oil pre-medicated with herbal infusions are absorbed by the skin through downward strokes.
Benefit: Promotes general health and aides in stiffness, stress and body imbalances as well as relieving mental and physical stresses on your muscles and mind. It also penetrates deep into the cellular level releasing toxins.
2.Avagaha Sweda treatment(shower therapy)
this is the second process of tittva.after applying first therapy specalist will observed all the parameters of body satisfied them like skin colure, mussel stiffness, breathing, sweeting from body, and other. if they are satisfied then followed by a shower and go for next therapy, if not satisfied result the the follow the first step repeatedly to make them satisfied result. the shower is only one time in this therapy, and next all are cleaned by towel.
Treatment: With ‘avagaha’ meaning submersion and ‘sweda’ meaning sedation, this form of treatment involves the skin sweating out salty fluids while being submerged in a medicated and hot herbal bath up to the neck.
Benefit: Forces toxins and impurities nuzzled in hidden areas out of the body once and for all leaving you feeling empty of contaminants.
in this therapy they reached herbal medicine to your inner tissue through the evaporation process.this also include the make dry your outer layer of skin to meet different component of tittva .
Treatment: The patient is gently covered in oil and made to sit in a steam chamber where herbal steam is emitted into the steam room to induce heavy sweating.it is like a steam bath.
Benefit: The body’s channel system dilates due to the increase in body temperature which results in increased circulation. This treatment is ideal for improvement in circulation, joint pain relief, reduction in stress and even aids in weight loss.
4.Choornaswedana (fomentation therapy)
in this therapy they try to reach more deeply to body like lungs, heart however possible from outside.
Treatment: A form of fomentation therapy, the Choornaswedana treatment involves dress (muslin clothes) filled with grains, herbal oil and other special ingredients, tied together and massaged onto the body.
Benefit: The warm boluses help to cure health issues like arthritis, paralysis and back ache due to hardening of muscles and joints to improve blood circulation and tissue strength.
this is the step of treatment, by this process they try to reached neural system and karma points.
Treatment: fermented lukewarm medicinal oil is poured in a continuous soothing stream over the affected area of the body. Depending on the individual case, medicated oil may be applied before the Dhanyamla-Dhara.
6.Gandharva Therapy (sound therapy)
through the sound system and healing method they treat the head, and memory of our body, this is very relaxing method we have only remember the sound.
Treatment: Originating from an ancient Indian tradition, Gandharva is an Ayurvedic spa treatment using the soothing sense of sounds to stimulate energy flow and calm your body inside and out. Crystal singing bowls cause vibrations waking up your body’s inactive cells.
Benefit: Hidden toxins are disturbed from the vibrations, flushing them out, leaving you feeling revitalised, transformed and totally tranquil.
this is the process they try to reached the blood circulation of outer layers of body.
Treatment: This treatment includes a deep body exfoliation followed by an oil or without oil massage. Old and dry skin cells are removed by brushing the body, which makes it more receptive to the absorption of therapeutic herbs with an upward stroking massage.
Benefit: Increase in blood flow and improves body circulation, detoxifying your body of waste.
8.Herbal Bolus Bag therapy
this process consist of medicine bag and weight evenly distributed our back bone which is known as our central neural system of body.
Treatment: Bolus bag is a therapeutic herbal treatment where a muslin cloth is filled with medicinal herbs which then is massaged on a specific area of pain or inflammation on a patient.
Benefit: It is used to alleviate pain, swelling and inflammation from certain parts of the body.
9.Kati Vasti(cut clothes)
in this process they try to reached some others karma points of back side like kidney and others how much possible from outside.
Treatment: Warm medicated oil treats the lower back region whereby the oil is pooled for a period of time in this region. Ordinarily performed on a tattva the treatment is completed with a massage of the entire back using the warm oil.
Benefit: This treatment is amazingly beneficial for sports injuries, lower back issues, whiplash injuries and slipped discs, where the pain is relieved with sensual, warm oil.
10.Marma Point Massage(secession point)
i suggest this will be the end of first day session, but depends of the specialist and time period available. through this process they try to reach rest marma points of the body.
Treatment: A ‘Marma’ point is a point on our bodies where flesh, veins, tendons, arteries and bones all connect. Our body has 107 of these points, each with their own awareness and intelligence. This massage uses the thumb or index fingers to stimulate these points in clockwise circles which correspond with internal organs.
Benefit: Improves blood flow, helps remove excess toxins and additionally tones and strengthens muscles and tissues.
11.Mukabhyanga(natural face lift )
thia is only traditional massage therapy used by specialist, this process also used in panchakarma, the other therapy in Ayurveda.
Treatment: Known as the natural facelift of tittva, this is a traditional anti-ageing therapy, using sesame oil to massage the face, neck and head.
Benefit: The pressure if received regularly enough is thought to lift muscles. The increase in blood flow to the Marma points leaves a youthful and vibrant glow as well as heightening mental well-being.
this therapy helps to protects face from different ingredient of pollution, oiliness of face, pimples, and other skin disease and and bring bright color in face, also this therapy effects three layers of face skin.
Treatment: The MukhaLepa treatment involves applying an herbal paste to the face to act as a deep cleansing and skin refining facial. The herbal paste is massaged around the face and removed before it becomes dry.
Benefit: Reduced skin impurities like acne and dark eye circles, leaving your complexion spotless and glowing.
this therapy will give strength in nose bone which needs massage with help of medicine to more strong,which generally we are neglected.
Treatment: Nasya is a treatment where the nasal passages are cleared of any debris to clear the airways. The removal of debris can leave these passages dry, so the application of a Nasya Oil softens and protects the newly cleansed passages from gaining other debris.
Benefit: Especially in the colder months, this treatment is ideal to cleanse the delicate nasal passages and restore its natural healthy state.
this process we clear the passage of our nose and mouth, because some times our valve is obstructed this passage way. this is a wander full therapy to which we clear the channel of nose without entering the water to mouth, also deep cleaning.
Treatment: Neti and Nasya treatments are usually used in conjunction with each other. Neti is the process of clearing the nasal passages with a warm water and salt solution. The water is poured into one nostril with a tilted head and the water pours out of the other nostril.
Benefit: This treatment is aimed to remove any debris in the nasal passages, leaving you feeling fresh and clear of any unwanted substances.
NA: video of this technique is not available.
15.Netradhara Eye Treatment(flow on eyes)
in this therapy used for Appling medicine to our eye from outside to reached inside.in our both corner of eyes have small hole, medicine goes inside eyes as desire amounts. also in outer surface of retina through hitting and evaporation process even eye lids are closed .but in massage purpose they used ghee(butter) a animal fat from cow to lubrication purpose without using any chemical.
Treatment: Eyes can deteriorate with age so its imperative to care for your eyes during the course of your life. This treatment involves having medicinal ghee (refined butter) poured into the inner canthus of the eyes from the desired height and for a number of times recommended for the patient’s specific condition.
Benefit: This treatment relieves strains from glaring at technology screens, dry eyes and aids in the prevention of the early formation of cataract.
this therapy is used for effective medicine to reached to inner layer of our skin for absorbed by our capillary to reach connected organs from our back side.
Treatment: This is a deep and extremely effective back massage where herbal oils are selected specifically for a patient.
Benefit:Soothes the intervertebral discs and prevents back problems. Tensions that are caused by daily stresses are relieved, leaving the back feeling lighter and most importantly stronger.
Treatment: In this tittva spa treatment, a combination of milk and rice are wrapped in a muslin cloth to create a ball which is then rubbed all over the back. The milk and rice mixture is combined with medicinal herbs.
Benefit: The rice balls are highly nutritious for body tissues, especially muscles, bones and other soft tissues.
NA. video is not available for this process.
18.Sarvangadhara Oil Treatment(full body flow)
this therapy is used for dilute the medicine using water as a mild effect to our blood corpuses as a mild does.
Treatment: This oil treatment is considered the king of treatment for the sensuous effect it produces. Water is poured in a rhythmical way over the entire body followed by massaging oil over the entire body.
Benefit: This massage is very dependent on the individual having it and is particularly effective against degenerative diseases like arthritis and muscular pains and joint stiffness and menstrual problems. It also is particularly soothing for skin problems like sunburn.
this therapy is used to enter medicine to inside our head reason through hair, thin layers of skin in head, ear, shoulder to inside organs by heat evaporation process, but in massage purpose they used enriched oil only.
Treatment: This treatment entails having a massage of the head, neck and shoulders using warm herbal, medicated oils
Benefit: This treatment promotes sound sleep, calm headaches and prevents pre mature greying or hair loss. Above all, it is just profoundly soothing and relaxing.
20.Shirodhara(flow on head therapy)
this process they enter water to dilute medicine to mild dose.
Treatment: A usual tattava spa treatment on spiritual and holistic retreats, the Shirodhara involves having warm oil poured over the forehead and onto the “third eye” chakra, your intuitive energetic centre.
Benefit: Mind, soul and body are intertwined together as your nervous system is soothed. The spiritual effects of this treatment may lead you to experience restful awareness.
21.Shirovasti(cloths on head therapy)
This therapy is used only on massage, to provide cooling effect on our head. this process also found on panchakarma therapy.
Treatment: Medicated oil is absorbed into the head during this procedure for roughly an hour but can be prescribed differently for each individual patient.
Benefit: This treatment can be used from itching on the head and dryness of the scalp to mental disorders or facial paralysis.
sanana therapy is used for marma point massage, which is connection point of five vital organs, eye, nose, ears, tongs, and skin, also used in panchakarma therapy.
Treatment: The warm oil, usually made from sesame oil, is applied to the body specifically on the marma points massaging all the time. Usually applied with two therapists, the oil is gently massaged into the body in various time stages.
Benefit: Massaging marmas helps speedy recoveries and can improve eyesight, sleep and longevity as well. Your skin will become soft and flawless and your muscles will tone up due to the nerve ending becoming stimulated.
i recommended this therapy in third day or last day. this is recommended because after applying medicine to organs they exacted some engime which will collect in our lower skin, to exit it they used steam bath process, which can soft our skin and enlarge sweat hole of our skin.
Treatment: This is a steam treatment that means ‘to sweat or perspire’ where the patient’s sweat is induced from herbal decoctions. Oil is applied gently onto the body, with the head being covered using a wet cotton pad as the head should be protected from the heat.
Benefit: It aims to detach the toxins from the tissues and expels them through tiny pores of the skin which also rejuvenates and revitalises the skin. Circulation is increased and as well as improving digestion it also reduces numbness and stiffness.
24.Padhabhyanga Foot Massage(natural foot therapy)
this therapy is ideal for increase temperature and blood circulation of body to maintain same blood pressure as upper parts as heart is upper position of body. so i recomondate every one to follow this therapy everyday with your own.
Treatment: Padhabhyanga means foot massage and is crucial to soothe your feet as 5 marma areas are located on each foot. This tittva spa massage is used with sesame oil and releases negative energy from any of the 5 marmas so this massage is vital and forms a central role in Ayurveda and Indian culture as touching feet shows respect for elders.
Benefit: It helps to calm the mind, promotes quality sleep and improves peripheral circulation as well as providing strength to lower limbs.
Treatment: Aimed to lubricate stiff joints and promote purification, this luxurious Pizhichil massage involves pouring luke warm herbal oils over your skin which are smoothed rhythmically into your skin.
Benefit: Once absorbed, your body will reap the rewards and feel rejuvenated with a release from stiffness and injuries and feel nourished from the inside out. This type of treatment is also used in neurological conditions, especially paralysis due to the strong effects it has on circulation.
this therapy used for lubricate eyeball only. this is a process we generally used medicine externally.
Treatment: This treatment is popular for eye care in tattva. A dough ring is placed around the eyes creating a vacuum for medicated ghee(butter) to be poured in up to the eyelashes where the patient will blink to totally cleanse the eyes.
Benefit: This treatment can improve vision, prevents the formation of cataract and revives the tired and worn out muscles of the eyes.
27.Udwarthana(dry massage therapy)
this therapy is used to clean the skin layer.
Treatment: This is a specialized herbal treatment ideal for a weight-loss . An herbal powder is applied to your body through massage where energetic upward strokes against hair growth soothe and relaxes your skin and muscles beneath.
Benefit: Banishes toxins and boosts your blood circulation in your body. The removal of impurities aids in weight loss and body toning, as well as exfoliating the skin leaving you with a glowing and revived complexion.
this therapy is used for massage the heart externally. heart its half is high temperature, and same temperature oil we put outside, middle place is relatively cold, heat exchange process make a heart massage.
Treatment: This chest oil bath treatment offers a patient a hot medicated oiled gentle massage all over the front of the body. A dough is then prepared out of whole wheat flour and made into a small ring and placed over the heart area creating a vacuum within which is filled with hot medicated oil.
Benefits: Improvement in circulation, strengthens and balances heart functions and can aid with respiratory issues.
Treatments: Modern detox methods often derive from the Virechana Ayurveda treatment so this treatment is the ultimate detox holiday therapy, cleansing your body completely. The patient has a controlled full body detox for a specific amount of time.
Benefits: Designed to flush out toxins from all over the body, any diseases that may have had the possibility of recurring will have been discharged out of the body.
30Vishesh(special technic therapy)
this therapy is used for treatment lots of disease by Appling medicine and change of polarity in full body. we make rotation full body by clockwise rotation, inside bloodflowing system is anticlockwise so different polarity created, which we presently used in USG detection system.
Treatment: This special deep tissue oil massage is a relaxing tattva spa treatment best for a de-stress . It aims to break down adhesions and improve circulation deep within the muscles. Conventional massage strokes, squeezing and tapping are also involved.
Benefit: Improvement of lymphatic flow and removal of toxins. Blockages are eliminated which awakens energy sources and improves digestion.
In ancent india tittva therapy used in medical treatment ,with out making a surgery they apply medicine deep inside body. this system is abolish present day. people also forget most of them, its may political reason,means new kings always prefered there system or some better process developed in that time. In south india, some books are available about tittva. some community still used this therapy in present time.
we can used this therapy in massage/spa purpose, even more research will prove that it is effective.
there are so many clinic used this name, mostly they used panchakarma therapy . i try to explain full process of tittva. i expect some expert research on it to gift it to our society.
Tittva spa therapy
total therapy, duration total 2/3 days