Unlike the Western idea of elements, the ancient Indian lifestyle practice of Ayurveda is based on the belief that all life forms have a "dosha", which is a unique mix of energies known as "vata", "pitta" and "kapha". Ayurveda includes the techniques of detoxification, diet, herbal prescriptions, yoga, meditation and massage therapy individualized for every person's dosha.

An ayurvedic massage helps eliminate toxins through purification, strengthens the muscle tone, relaxes and rejuvenates the body. Also known as hard body massage, Ayurvedic massages are given using hands, feet, elbows, forearms and well-oiled balls.

 

Ayurvedic massage involving tapping, kneading, squeezing and traditional massage strokes is done by using essential oils to suit individual doshas. The style and intensity of massage depends on the individual's need for balance and well being at the time.

 

An Ayurvedic therapist focuses on the "marma points", which are similar to the pressure points in reflexology, acupuncture and acupressure.


Here are few of Ayurvedic Therapies that we do;


Shirodhara Ayurvedic Therapy


        Shirodhara is an ayurvedic procedure and forms an important part of the detox therapy for removal of toxins from our mind.  Keeping our mind healthy is essentially important for prevention of any disease. Also mental relaxation is needed to cure any disease pathology. As ayurveda has given equal importance to mental health, this therapy focusing on the psychological well-being, forms an important part of detox therapy.


Marma point Therapy

        The Marmas (Vital points) are a very important part of Ayurvedic anatomy and surgery. A Marma point is defined as an anatomical site where flesh, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet up. There are 107 Marma points throughout the body. Each point has its own intelligence and consciousness, which co-ordinate with the mind and body. 


This ancient form of treatment dating back to between 1500-1200 BC involves using the fingers to stimulate the Marma points thereby promoting physical and mental rehabilitation. Following symptoms are alleviated through Marma massage;


    Nervousness and anxiety
    Light headedness
    Numbness or metallic taste in the mouth
    Tingling in the fingertips and toes
    Stress at work and home
    Lack of energy
    Weakness in general
    Muscular aches and pains including back and  Muscular aches and pains including back and neck


Nasya Therapy


Unlike the other detox therapies which are focusing on the pacification of particular dosha’s, this therapy is quite unique as it aims at pacification of any disorder in the head and neck region. It is also called as shirovirechan that implies removal of toxins from the head region.


Indian Head Massage Treatment


        You can expect to be comfortably seated in a chair in a relaxing atmosphere while the Indian Head Massage practitioner massages your scalp, face, shoulders, upper back and upper arms. A treatment usually lasts 40-45 minutes.


The benefits of Indian Head Massage

    Calms, revitalizes and uplifts the spirit.  

    Calms, revitalizes and uplifts the spirit.

    Relaxes taut and uncomfortable muscles,

    eases stiffness, stimulates blood circulation and drains away accumulated toxins, which helps to eliminate headaches and eye strain.

    Increases joint mobility.

    Increases blood flow to the brain resulting in more focused thought, greater concentration and better memory.

    Improves lymphatic drainage.

    Can give your hair a healthy lustrous shine and improve skin condition.

    Encourages deeper breathing and deep relaxation;

    Very enjoyable and triggers the  release of "feel good" chemicals called endorphins, creating an almost euphoric sensation of     contentment and happiness.


Natervasti/ Akshi Tarpana Therapy

        This is a unique procedure where medicated ghee is retained over the eyes for a specific amount of time. The medicated ghee nourishes and strengthens the eye structure. Gentle massage is done on the head, eyes and face before a frame is made around both eye then the frame is filled with medicated ghee. Once the eyes are covered with the ghee, the patient opens and closes them several times before the ghee is removed. A treatment usually lasts 35 minutes.


This is a very beneficial treatment for:


    for a healthy person (protect/ prevent degeneration)
    dryness of the eye
    squint
    falling of eye lashes
    optic nerve atrophy
    eye strain (computer work, air condition) eye strain (computer work, air condition)
    macular degeneration
    drooping of eye lid.



Ayurvedic Back Massage Therapy


        Ayurvedic massage is a key part of Ayurvedic therapy. Just as a machine needs to be oiled, the body loves to have its largest organ, the skin, soothed, which is why oils are commonly used in Ayurvedic massage. Whether the Ayurvedic massage forms part of a more comprehensive Ayurveda programme or s merely undertaken for the sheer pleasure of a deeply relaxing, indulgent body massage; Ayurvedic massage is one of Ancient India’s best-kept secrets. Over 5,000 years of empirical research has refined Ayurvedic massage into a sublime art, and yet it is still unheard of by many. However, combining skilled knowledge of the body with knowledge of oils, music, and bodywork techniques has resulted in a profound art for balancing the body and mind through the medium of oil massage. Modern research has proven the beneficial effect Ayurvedic massage has on all areas of the body; specifically the neuromuscular, circulatory, lymphatic, skeletal and gastrointestinal systems.