The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage (paperback, 310 pages) features
ten Panchakarma treatments plus an Ayurvedic facial, each described in
step-by-step detail with accompanying black and white photographs. This
book provides a background to the history and philosophy of Ayurveda as
well as a comprehensive set of tools and techniques allowing the reader
to begin Ayurvedic treatments as a part of a spa menu or massage therapy
"With great clarity and precision, Dr. John Douillard has provided a detailed
guidebook to the profound system of Ayurvedic massage, bringing this ancient
method of yogic healing into practical focus for everyone to use in its many
different forms. All those seriously interested in Ayurveda or in bodywork can
benefit from this monumental work, which represents an important new dimension of Ayurvedic healing now available in the West."
- Dr. David Frawley, Ayurvedacharya, Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies, author of Yoga and Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Healing.
"It is with open arms that I welcome such a detailed yet comprehensive reference guide for massage and spa therapists. John Douillard has laid a wonderful foundation in his Encyclopedia, for the principles behind Ayurvedic massage and the emerging Ayurvedic spa treatments that are derived from ancient healing practices."
- Tara Grodjesk, Founder of TARA Spa Therapy, Inc.
"Dr. Douillard offers a straightforward and very practical guide to implementing
traditional Ayurvedic therapies into a spa menu. His honest style of presentation, which
comes from deep in the heart, should help us realize the profound
benefits of these treatments. May this work become standard in quality
spas throughout the world."
- Melanie Sachs, Dip OT, Ayurvedic Spa Educator and Lifestyle Counselor, author of Ayurvedic Beauty Care
"Dr. John Douillard has taken details from the various Ayurvedic traditions in
which he has trained and synthesized them into techniques that are well fitted
to today's world—ever retaining Ayurveda's focus on healing mind and spirit
as well as body. The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage is a worthy
successor to Dr. Douillard's previous books and a valuable incarnation
of Ayurveda's ancient wisdom in modern words."
- Robert Svoboda, Ayurvedacharya