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 the- rapy – 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.
After your body type has been identified by a certified Ayurvedic Therapist, a gentle aromatic oil will be selected to suits your needs. Your therapist will the commence a flowing rhythmical massage to stimulate and balance your body‘s vital energies.
ABHYANGA AND SHIRODARA
Commencing with a soothing rhythmical Abhyanga massage with subtle scented Ayurvedic oils to relax the body and balance the energy. Next a stream of enriched oil is continuously flowed onto the forehead (also known as the third eye), inducing a blissful state of mind and expanded awareness. Ideal for those frequently suffering headaches, poor sleeping patterns, and stress.
Udavarthanam is a highly effective detoxifying treatment using a special herbal powder to thoroughly exfoliate the whole body. This exfoliating massage encourages the breakdown of excess fatty deposits and improves blood circulation to enhance the skins structure and appearance. This treatment incorporates time in the steam room to aid the detoxifying benefits.