What is Kaya Regeneration Therapy?
Kaya Regeneration Therapy, or KRT is an ancient modality that has been used for centuries for longevity. This modality consists of the application of hot herbal oil formulations to the skin using specially made herbal pouches as applicators and a rapid stroking technique.
It is suspected that this unique application process simulates physiological metabolism. KRT is considered a health enhancing modality and may be practiced by massage therapists, physicians, and other natural health practitioners.
It appears that the entire body responds to KRT via four different components of the skin which include:
|Vascular (blood vessels)
||Promotes increased blood flow
||Facilitates increased production of neurotransmitters
|Soft Tissue (skin cells)
||Triggers immune response and immune modulation
||Promotes the production fresh collagen and elastin fibers
It is believed that these physiological activities may promote longevity, which has historically been one of the primary indications for the application of Kaya Regeneration Therapy.
Theories Behind KRT
The human body changes with time. As we get older, there is a progressive reduction of our cells in their capacity to multiply. This is a major contributing factor in aging and is important in blood vessel and bone marrow tissue. Catabolism (cell breakdown) overtakes anabolism (cell repair). In the case of a growing child, the anabolic is greater than the catabolic response, but in an aging adult, catabolism predominates. The only time anabolism is predominant in an aging adult is when there is a physical injury. During such an event, the anabolic response takes over as part of the inflammation and repair mechanism. KRT simulates a whole body burn, resulting in an anabolic shift and with the body being flooded with new cells, repair begins and promotes an increase in production of freshly hydrated collagen and elastin.
What to expect in a KRT Session
The client is draped comfortably on a table in a warm, quiet, comfortable setting. Warm herbal oil is applied generously to the body. Next, hot herbal oil at 210 degrees is applied in a friction massage technique with the use of special herbal pouches (feels good, no burning). The client is then wrapped in drapes for 5 to 15 minutes and allowed to rest and to absorb what they are experiencing. While resting, a massage of face, scalp, and feet is given.