Traditional Ayurvedico

Traditional Ayurvedic massage is a discipline of Indian origin that is based on a holistic vision of man, considered in its physical, mental, spiritual and energetic entirety.

According to Ayurvedic philosophy, the massage or Abhyangam, balances the 5 elements present in every living being (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth), returning the constitution of an individual to its original equilibrium, often modified by lifestyle, harmful habits, age and other internal and external factors.

Performed with a certain regularity, this treatment helps prevent the onset of diseases, maintain a good state of health, slow down aging and reduce the stress of daily life. By strengthening the body and calming the mind, massage helps restore the conditions that allow a healthy, harmonious and happy life, respecting the needs of the human being and the rules of Nature.

Ayurvedic massage is performed through deep maneuvers, alternating with light friction and tapping, and is characterized by the stimulation of the Marma points, energy fulcrums present throughout the body, and the use of medicated oils, enriched by the therapeutic power of medicinal plants.

This ancient Indian art still represents one of the most effective techniques for restoring the balance between mind, body and soul, establishing itself as a real elixir of well-being.

In addition to having an immediate relaxing and at the same time decontracting effect, Ayurvedic massage brings numerous lasting benefits:

  • improves lymphatic, venous and arterial circulation;
  • stimulates digestion and metabolism;
  • promotes the elimination of toxins;
  • nourishes and strengthens the skin;
  • improves sleep;
  • relaxes the muscles by loosening contractures and tensions;
  • relieves tiredness and fatigue;
  • relaxes the nervous system and reduces stress;
  • improves mood and alleviates depression;
  • strengthens the immune system and prevents disease;
  • counteracts the effects of ageing.

The YogAyur - Natural Wellness Association has been involved in the practice and dissemination of the therapeutic qualities of holistic treatments for years, but not only that: at our centers we organize annual training courses dedicated to learning Traditional Ayurvedic Massage.

"Because Ayurveda has been conceived and taught by various sages since ancient times, some scholars argue that Ayurveda has a beginning. In fact that is not so, there is no known period in which Ayurveda did not exist and after which it came to light.

Like the heat of fire and the liquidity of water, Ayurveda, or the science of life, is innate and needs no effort on the part of humans to exist."

(Caraka Samhita Su. – XXX,27)


Our Ayurvedic Yoga Massage course is divided into 5 intensive weekends, for a total of 80 hours of both theoretical and practical training, in which all aspects of this wonderful discipline will be explored. 

At the end of the course the participants will be able to master the discipline, having deepened not only the philosophical aspects, but also scientific knowledge such as anatomy, philosophy of well-being and professional ethics, so as to be able to practice massage techniques with full knowledge of the facts.

Thanks to the help of in-depth material and the centrality given to the practice under the supervision of the teacher, students will be able to correctly perform the fundamental sequences and independently conduct the entire ritual according to tradition, having acquired a perfect mastery of the technique and a deep operational sensitivity.

Upon completion of the course participants will receive a certificate of attendance and will be officially able to practice Traditional Ayurvedic Massage at a professional level. 

Furthermore, for exemplary students there is the possibility of an internship at our centers, with the opportunity to immediately put into practice what they have learned.


1st MEETING 22nd - 23rd February (from 10:00 to 18:00)

Origin and definition of Ayurveda
Elements of Cosmology and Man / Universe relationship
The five Panchamahabhuta (basic elements)
The three Doshas (mind-body constitutions: Vata, Pitta, Kapha)
Introduction to Abhyangam (Ayurvedic massage), preparation and general rules

Massage of the back


2nd MEETING 28th - 29th March (from 10:00 to 18:00)

The seven Dathus (bodily tissues)
The five Malas (waste products of the body)
Prakriti and Vikruti (constitutional type and state of imbalance)
Form for determining the Doshas 

Massage of the legs and feet


3rd MEETING 18th - 19th April (from 10:00 to 18:00)

The concept of Agni (digestive fire)
The digestive process
The formation of Ama (metabolic toxins)
The Srotas (bodily circulation channels)
The cause of illnesses

Massage of the abdomen, chest, arms and hands


4th MEETING 16th - 17th May (from 10:00 to 18:00)

The treatment of diseases
Panchakarma and Ayurvedic Therapies
Ayurvedic Diet and Nutrition according to the Doshas
Ayurvedic Herbs 

Massage of the head, neck and face
Use of the different Tailam (Oils)


5th MEETING 13th - 14th June (from 10:00 to 18:00)

Karma, Samskara and Samsara
Subtle Energies: Chakras and Nadis
Lifestyle to promote health: Dinacharya (daily regime) and Ritucharya (seasonal regime)
Benefits and contraindications of Abhyangam
Rules of behaviour for the therapist
Energization and discharge techniques
Warmup exercises for the hands

Complete review of Abhyangam
Final theoretical and practical verification


The Traditional Ayurvedic Massage course is held in Rome, at the YogAyur centre located in Via Giuseppe Acerbi N ° 38 (Tel. 380 3270932), in the Piramide area. The spacious rooms of the centre, bright and warm, will host the training sessions in a quiet and welcoming space, in a relaxed and serene atmosphere.

The centre is easily reached by public transport:

  • Metro B - Piramide
  • Rome-Lido train
  • Tram 3-8
  • Buses 23, 673, 715, 716, 769
  • Via Quattro Venti train station

and has good parking for those who choose to travel by car.

The area has many bars, cafés and restaurants for those wishing to purchase their own lunch.

The course will begin in February and includes one training weekend a month, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, for five months.


The price of the entire training course is € 850.00 (+ € 40.00 registration fee for non-members), payable in two installments. It is also possible to participate in individual weekends at a cost of € 200.00 each. 

The fee includes study materials, handouts, everything needed for the practice of massage, breaks with teas and fruit and tutoring with the teacher throughout the course of study. Furthermore, students can take advantage of special discounts.


The Traditional Ayurvedic Massage course will be taught by Isabella Gatti, expert practitioner with many years of experience.

In 2013, during a stay in Australia, she was drawn to the art of massage and she graduated in Massage Therapy Practice from the Evolve College in Melbourne.

Upon returning to Italy, she decided to deepen her interest in natural medicine and complementary therapies, devoting herself fully to the study of Ayurveda.

In 2017 she completed a two-year course in Ayurvedic Practice Level II at the Aum Shanti Association - The School of Ayurveda and Yoga in Milan. The following year she obtained a specialization in Advanced Ayurveda Theory & Panchakarma Practice with 3 months of experience at the Prakash Deep Research Institute of Ayurveda & Yogic Sciences in Rishikesh, India.

She is dedicated to research in the field of Ayurveda, deepening her knowledge of the "Preparation of Ayurvedic Medicated Oils" with Dr. Kapil Bhardwaj and "Ayurvedic Massage of the Marma Points" with the master Umberto Grippo of Auroville. She travels to India annually to expand her knowledge and perfect the practice.

She works as an Ayurvedic operator in several holistic centers in the province of Modena, where she lives, and participates in yoga retreats and industry festivals throughout Italy. In 2018 she started teaching Ayurveda with the aim of transmitting the nourishing passion and gratitude for this natural and complete method of human care.