COURSE 09: HIAAYU9 – Ayurvedic Massage Therapy (Abyhanga)

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Diploma of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation HLT52615

Total number of units – 18

  1. HLTAYV001 Develop Ayurvedic practice
  2. HLTAYV002 Make Ayurvedic lifestyle assessments
  3. HLTAYV003 Provide Ayurvedic bodywork therapies
  4. HLTAYV004 Provide Ayurvedic lifestyle advice
  5. HLTAYV005 Provide advice on Ayurvedic nutrition
  6. HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
  7. HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
  8. HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
  9. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  10. CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  11. CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  12. BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  13. CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  14. CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  15. CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  16. CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  17. CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  18. HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid


You will be required to attend the HIA Gold Coast campus on 4 occasions, to complete your practical training, which includes; Abhyanga, Kati basti, Shirodhara and conducting Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultations.

  1. Three-day practical training – Abhyanga (massage). Gold Coast campus
  2. Three-day practical training – Kati basti and Shirodhara. Gold Coast campus
  3. Seven-day retreat – Nirvana Wellbeing retreat. Gold Coast
  4. Seven-day practicum – Ayurvedic consultations / treatments / assessment. Gold Coast campus

COURSE 9: HIAAYU9 – Ayurvedic Massage Therapy (Abyhanga)

Table of Contents

LESSON 9.1                        Ayurvedic Relaxation Massage

Topic 9.1.1                         Definition

Topic 9.1.2                        History of massage

Topic 9.1.3                        Massage and the life stages


LESSON 9.2                        Snehana

Topic 9.2.1                        Definition

Topic 9.2.2                        Massage included in snehana therapy

Topic 9.2.3                        Various types of massage

Topic 9.2.4                       Sweating treatment (Swedana)


LESSON 9.3                        Massage and constitution

Topic 9.3.1                        Importance of prakruti

Topic 9.3.2                        Massage according to the doshas


LESSON 9.4                        Strokes used in massage

Topic 9.4.1                        Basic strokes of massage


LESSON 9.5                        Oil Massage, Abhyanaga.           

Topic 9.5.1                        Abhyanaga.

Topic 9.5.2                        Types of abhyanga.

Topic 9.5.3                        Benefits of abhyanga.


LESSON 9.6                        Massage oils.

Topic 9.6.1                        Cooking the oils.

Topic 9.6.2                        When to use oil.


LESSON 9.7                        Skin care.

Topic 9.7.1                        Skin.

Topic 9.7.2                        Skin tonics.

Topic 9.7.3                        Household remedies for skin.

Topic 9.7.4                        Hair care.


LESSON 9.8                        Marma vidyana.

Topic 9.8.1                        Definition.

Topic 9.8.2                        Classifications of marma.

Topic 9.8.3                        Classifications of marma according to results after injury.

Topic 9.8.4                        Marmas in various parts of the body.

Topic 9.8.5                        Diagrams of marma points on the body.


LESSON 9.9                        Practise Ayurvedic Massage Therapy

Topic 9.9.1                        Occupational Health and Safety.

Topic 9.9.2                        Personal Hygiene – Preventative Measures

Topic 9.9.3                        Equipment and Materials

Topic 9.9.4                        Contra-indication

Topic 9.9.5                        Towel technique

Topic 9.9.6                        Massage techniques

Topic 9.9.7                        Massage for senses

Topic 9.9.8                        Anatomical positions

Topic 9.9.9                        Getting started – preparation

Topic 9.9.10                        Record Keeping


LESSON 9.10               Assessment

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