The ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda, the ‘science of life’, goes back 5,000 years and involves how foods, herbs, emotions, climate and lifestyle impact the dynamics of our own physiology and psychology.
Ayurveda treats on a holistic level. Ayurveda goes by the principle that disease is caused by bioenergy imbalances between the three ‘humours’ of ‘Tridoshas’ of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. We rebalance these humours through natural remedies and changes in diet. The three ‘Gunas’ (forces) that form nature and also influence the human body – Satwa, Raja and Tama, represent the three forces of modern physics: nuclear, electro and gravitational force.
Ayurveda has a rich tradition of specialised detoxifying therapies – such as steam therapy, oil massage, and Panchakarma therapy – and special rejuvenation treatments for body and mind which stimulate immunity and slow down degeneration. Ayurveda also offers a variety of herbal and pharmaceutical preparations – decoctions, oils and powders for both internal and external use, ghee, jams and jellies.
Abhyanga is a whole-body massage with specific herbal oils to nourish and revitalise the body tissues and remove toxins from the cells. Performed symmetrically read more »
Kizhi is a highly rejuvenating treatment applied after Abhyanga, in which fresh plants are fried with several other herbal ingredients, tied into boluses, read more »
Pizhichil is a unique soothing and relaxing experience where the therapist gently massages and bathes your body with warm aromatic oil. Pizhichil acts as a free read more »
By applying medicated herbal oils on the back for a period of time, Kateevasthy treats back pain resulting from muscle, ligament, joint and disc problems. Kateevasthy also improves flexibility of the back in spondylosis conditions.
This extremely relaxing therapy gently releases stress and tension in the mind and body. A steady stream of warm, aromatic oil flows rhythmically read more »
Sirovasthy applies medicated lukewarm oil to the head for a variable duration through a special cap. Sirovasthy treats conditions such as cervical spondylosis, sleeplessness and headaches.
Nasya is one of Ayurveda’s Panchakarmas where a medicine is administered through the nostrils. Nasya Karma prevents the early greying of hair/beard and read more »
Netratarpana is a special treatment lasting 15-20 minutes in which the eyes are bathed in pure medicated cow’s ghee. Netratarpana relieves the strain of constant read more »