Please see below for a more detailed explanation of each treatment
When getting an initial consultation, plan to spend about an hour with the practitioner. The eightfold exam is a thorough process in which the consultant really gets to know you. It consists of examining eight areas of the body and bodily functions, all of which reveal places of balance and imbalance. After evaluating all aspects of your being, the practitioner can make clear suggestions about which Ayurvedic tools you can adopt to maintain a life of balance. These may include daily self-care routines, food choices, yoga and pranayama techniques, meditation and movement practices, and herbs. The true aim of Ayurveda is to clear out the clutter in the mind, senses, and body to access your greatest potential for health and thriving.
Marma Point Massage
With all the benefits of abhyanga, this is a deeper muscular massage. The therapist works more specifically on areas relaxing the muscles on a deeper level. It is a therapeutic massage using warm medicated oil, specific strokes and energy point work helping to ease away aches and pains, nourishes the body’s tissues, improves circulation, lymphatic flow and improves energy flow in the body while eliminating toxins, restoring balance to your mind, body and senses. This treatment involves the use of oil, we recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting oil on, until you can shower.
A soothing head, neck and shoulder massage is followed by a warm herbal oil stream poured on and across the forehead. From the Sanskrit words "shiras" (head) and "dhara" (flow), shirodhara is the gentle, constant application of warm oil on the third eye or chakra point just above and between the eyebrows. Shirodhara is a blissful therapy that indusces a profound sense of peace and well-being, quietening the mind, revitalising the nervous system and balancing the emotions. An ancient technique, it is an ideal treatment for headaches, anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia.
What to expect from your Shirodhara treatment:
You will lie face up on the massage table while a gentle flow of warm oil streams from a copper funnel that hangs overhead. The oil will pour continuously onto your forehead and run off into your hair. The entire treatment lasts about 45 minutes. Best to bring a scarf or towel to wrap your head before you step outside.
Kati Basti Musculoskeletal Treatment
Kati Basti is deep tissue therapy using heat to heal and oils to repair the tissue. A dam made of dough is placed over the affected area and filled with warm medicated oil. This helps to soften, repair and nourish aching tight muscles. After the oil is removed the therapist will perform a back massage followed by a herbal steam to help deepen the effect of the treatment. Kati Basti is deep tissue therapy using heat to heal and oils to repair the tissue. Heat increases blood flow, the increase in blood flow can reduce swelling, assist with pain relief and soften ligaments, tendons and muscles. This in turn allows joints, tendons and ligaments to be stretched further where there is little movement.
Do you want to know what foods to avoid that could trigger or worsen your health problems? Or what diet will give you the best possible health? This in depth consultation focuses on detailed dietary advice for your dosha type and imbalance. It stresses what you require for optimum health by defining what food types agree with your constitution and personal needs. The foundation of Ayurvedic nutrition is based on the idea that you are the result of what, when, where, how and why you eat. Ayurveda offers a balanced approach to preparing, eating and digesting your food based on your unique body-mind type or Dosha, as well as the time of day, the season, your life-cycle and where you live.
is an integral part of the daily routine recommended for overall health and well-being. Traditional Ayurvedic texts says — "Give yourself a full-body oil massage on a daily basis. It is nourishing; pacifies the doshas; relieves fatigue; provides stamina, pleasure and perfect sleep; enhances the complexion and the luster of the skin; promotes longevity; and nourishes all parts of the body."
Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings
Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology
Calming for the nerves
Lubrication of the joints
Increased mental alertness
Improved elimination of impurities from the body
Softer, smoother skin
Increased levels of stamina through the day
Better, deeper sleep at night
Abhyanga provides the means for absorption of the healing qualities of the oils used in the massage, and it helps the skin, which is the largest organ in the body, perform its diverse functions efficiently, whether it is allowing toxins to be released from the body or nourishment to be absorbed.
Udwarthanam is one of the most sought after Ayurvedic treatments for weight loss. It is a unique deep tissue massage using herbal powders. In this procedure, the body may be coated with herbal oils, and then herbal powders called Choornams are rubbed forcibly on the body in the upward direction. Udwarthanam is performed by an Ayurvedic practitioner. The massage techniques are performed in seven postures by applying suitable pressure so as to break down the fat under the skin. The herbal powder is used, and the massage is done for about 15-45 minutes. This is concluded by complete rest for half an hour, followed by steam and bath.
By generating heat through massage, this treatment melts the excess fat that is accumulated in the body. It improves the blood circulation, rejuvenates the body and improves skin texture. Certain skin diseases can be treated with Udwarthanam.