Ayurvedic massage, father of all massages, works on body, mind and spirit.
Pushing energetic points, it works reflexively on all the organs, cleaning, activating, stimulating or calming them according to the needs. It occupies of the person differently depending upon the 5 elements (space, air, fire, water and earth) synthesized in 3 dosha: vata, pitta and kapha.
Sometimes it is executed using oil, dust, a silk glove, pastes, herbs or also nothing. One of the main functions of the ayurvedic massage is making the body canals stay clean. Its aims are multiples. In various parts of the world it is used to cure illnesses (also simple headache), to lose weight, for insomnia, anxiety, stress, lymphatic drain, cervical or rejuvenation etc.
In Italy the same techniques are called: relaxing techniques.