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.
Abyangam 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 »
In Ayurveda, beauty is defined by the term “subhanga karanam” or “the complete transformation of body and mind”. read more »
Elakkizhi 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, Kadivasthy treats back pain resulting from muscle, ligament, joint and disc problems. Kadivasthy 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 »
Shirovasthy applies medicated lukewarm oil to the head for a variable duration through a special cap. Shirovasthy treats conditions such as cervical spondylosis, sleeplessness and headaches.
Nasyam 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 »
Udwartanam or Herbal Powder massage is a special therapeutic massage in which herbal powders, like Udwartanam, are used to massage the body against the direction of the hair follicles with increased pressure. read more »
Remedies used in Ayurvedic beauty treatments offer much more than just a cosmetic treatment but act in protecting your skin, hair and complexion from the damaging effects of the internal and external environment.
According to Ayurvedic principles, a person’s skin is classified into one of three types: Vata, Pitta or Kapha.
The Vata skin type is characterized by being extremely dry, thin delicate and cool to touch. It is extremely vulnerable to weather conditions, especially dry windy weather conditions and is easily dehydrated. Vata skin may age faster and tends to be dry rough and flaky when out of balance.
People with Pitta skin type have fair sensitive, soft warm skin of medium thickness. It is also more susceptible to freckles and moles. When out of balance, the Pitta skin type will usually erupt with acne breakouts & rashes.
The Kapha skin type is oily, thick, pale, soft, cool & more tolerant of the sun. It tends to age slower and form less wrinkles than the other two types. When this skin type is out of balance it usually leads to problems such as dull complexion, enlarged pores, black heads, pimples, eczema & water retention.
- For Dry Skin
Dry, chapped & wrinkled skin is due to Vata imbalance. For these conditions we recommend to do Vata-balancing facial.
- For Acne prone skin
Acne, pimples, rashes are due to Pitta imbalance. A Pitta balancing cleansing ayurvedic facial is perfect for these problems.
- For excessive oilness
For those who are excessive oil we recommend a Kapha balancing facial.
Skin showing signs of stress, fatigue, redness, chapped, premature wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes are due to the imbalance of highly aggravated Vata energy. The skin needs to repair & rejuvenate after the toxins flush with the cleansing. The substances used during this facial for cleansing, massaging & moisturizing greatly enhance rejuvenation of the skin.
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