Pinda Swedana

The therapeutic work of the pindas is recognized and widespread throughout the world being seen as an essential tool of oriental medicine in general and massage therapy in particular.

The benefits that these various therapies have in common derive from the pleasure they provide and the effectiveness of the results obtained with their massage application.

With this training, you will learn three different ayurvedic therapies where heating techniques with pindas are used for different therapeutic purposes. They are:

  • Elakizhi – Pindas with medicinal herbal preparations
  • Navarakizhi – Pindas with medicated rice
  • Podikizhi – Pindas with therapeutic powder
  • Valuka Sweda – Pindas with medicated sand

You will also learn how to make pindas from easily accessible Portuguese phytotherapeutic herbs, according to each season of the year, or even prepare them according to each client.

The training also includes a sequence of snehana (ayurvedic gliding massage) to apply oil properly and preparatory to the treatments and also the traditional sequence of massage with pindas with the client in seven different body positions.


Payment modalities

291€ or 50€ pre-registration + 2 instalments of 125€ (to be paid until the beginning of the course)


There are no prerequisites for taking this course.

However, it is necessary to consider that it is a challenging course with moments of theoretical and practical evaluation throughout the training.

It is recommended to have some knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology for a correct application and understanding of the therapies and techniques involved.

If you feel the need to deepen your knowledge, you can enjoy a 30% discount on the Anatomy and Physiology Course taught within the Advanced Course on Complementary Osteopathic Techniques – talk to us!



This course integrates the Master in Ayurvedic Therapy and Consultancy. If you later decide to deepen your knowledge and join the Master, the amount invested in this short course will be deducted from the total amount of the Master and its completion will be considered as a module already completed.


Payment must be made by bank transfer to IBAN

PT50 0007 0000 0029 0422 07523HOLDER: Centro de Ayurveda (David Ferreira)It is essential to send proof of payment to the email:info@centrodeayurveda.com


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