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Shankara Skincare

September 15, 2010 15:25 ET

Got Neck Pain? Shankara Skincare's Self-Massage Video Tips and Ayurvedic Massage Oils Provide Natural Relief

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) - The flexibility of the cervical spine which supports the full weight of the head, about 12 pounds, makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury, according to the American Chiropractic Association. "For neck pain that isn't caused by serious conditions like osteoarthritis in the neck, nerve compression like herniated disks or diseases like cancer and meningitis, everyone should feel empowered to ease their pain with self-massage," says Ayurvedic Expert and Shankara Spokesperson Judith Bourgeois.

Many people suffer daily with muscle strains, worn joints, shooting pain in the shoulder or down the arm, numbness or loss of strength in arms or hands. To revitalize and balance the body and relieve pain caused by strained muscles, injuries, improper or heavy lifting and sudden awkward movements, Ayurveda offers a holistic health approach -- self massage.

"Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being," reports the Mayo Clinic, which advocates self-massage or to engage in massage with a partner. To see Bourgeois' effective self neck massage video to help ease neck pain, visit

Shankara products are rooted in Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old Indian tradition and philosophy based on knowledge of the youth-restoring effects and therapeutic uses of herbs and oils to bring balance to the body, mind and spirit. Each Shankara Ayurvedic Massage Oil is formulated with a highly therapeutic herbal oil blend made from pure, natural oils and herbs selected from the East and West. A powerful synergistic blend of essential oils is incorporated to support physical, emotional and mental balance.

To maximize the potency of the massage oils, herbs are placed in the oil mixture and are slowly simmered for a few days, over a low heat. This process gently extracts the healing properties of the herbs and infuses them directly into the oil mixture. Then the appropriate blend of essential oils for each formula is added. Because each oil is cold processed, they are able to preserve their vitality, resulting in extremely effective Ayurvedic massage oils.

The Shankara body massage oil product line includes:

  • Ayurvedic Body Massage Oil I (Vata) -- sesame oil, ashwagandha and shatavari calm, restore and relax the mind and body, ideal when feeling anxious, worried or scattered;
  • Ayurvedic Body Massage Oil II (Pitta) -- creates a cooling and soothing effect when feeling irritable, angry or controlling, with a combination of sunflower oil, coconut oil, and other essential oils and herbs;
  • Ayurvedic Body Massage Oil III (Kapha) -- grapeseed oil, hazelnut oil and other active ingredients stimulate circulation and energizes and uplifts the senses, effective when feeling lethargic or tired.

Additional Ayurvedic body massage oils offered by Shankara include: Lymph-Detox, Cellulite Support, Anti-Inflammatory, Female Rescue and Manjista Foot Oils. Retail prices range from $20 to $53. Body Massage Oils I, II and III will be discounted from $42 to $35 until October 15.

Shankara products are sold in MGM Las Vegas, Qua Spa in Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Palmetto Santa Monica, Holtz Spa in Toronto and Ottawa, ON, Canada, Pranaa Ayurveda Spa & Yoga in Plano Texas -- Winner of D Magazine's "Best of Big D 2008."

For more information, visit or call 888-626-4363.

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