Ayurvedic therapies



A healthy mind and body




These are some of the Ayurvedic therapies that we can offer and their benefits.

Some may be indicated individually, others in conjunction with other treatments for ailments and pains.


Abhyanga

Abhyanga is one of the most important therapys of Ayurveda.
A body massage with medicated oils customized to your body type, detoxify, nourish and revitalize the body tissues (Dhatus).
Abhyanga has a much deeper and far more reaching effect than an ordinary massage using medicated oils.
Abhyanga achieves its deepest healing effect by naturally harmonizing the mind, body and Spirit.

This therapy is usually given by two therapists and is usually followed by a herbal bath or medicated steam bath “Swedana”.
Swedana opens the pores, flushes and cleanses the system through the sweat glands and reduces stiffness in the muscles.
It is also an important preparation procedure of Panchakarma.
This therapy delays the aging process and is indispensable for balancing the Vata dosha.

Benefits:

Increases tissue strength.

Improves blood circulation.

Rejuvenates the whole body.

Removes cellulite.

Beautifies the skin.

Anti-aging.

Helps sleep better.

Promotes vitality.

Reduces Vata imbalance.

Reduces stress and toxins.




Navarakizhi / Shastika Shali Pinda Sweda

This therapy is used to stimulate the nerves and strengthen muscles.
Njavara, a kind of paddy which has medicinal properties, is boiled in a medicinal decoction and kizhi is made with the boiled njavara. The kizhi is dipped in a mixture of milk and a medicinal decoction and is applied all over the body.
This treatment involves the application of a special Njavara rice paste. The body is massaged gently with linen bags filled with Njavara rice cooked well in the herbal kizhi mixture.

The treatment is useful in musculoskeletal disorders, degenerative conditions and neurological problems.
It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part of the body is made to perspire by the application of certain medical mixtures applied externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bags.

Indicated for:

Neurological diseases.

Rheumatism.

Arthritis and emaciation of limbs.

Better physical consistency.

Strengthen the nerves.

Improve overall complexion.

Anti-aging.


This treatment is specially efective for sports enthusiasts, as it will address pains related to the joints and sore muscles.
It is a nourishing and restorative treatment that will strengthen the muscles as well as build a better immune system.
A highly effective anti aging / rejuvenation therapy.



Pizhichil


Lukewarm medicated oil is applied on your body while you are lying on the "Dharapathi", an ayurvedic massage table.
The oil is selected after careful analysis of the patient's need, body construction (physiological constitution of each individual), digestive power, etc.
The medicated oil is pressed out of a cloth uniformly over the body at a defined height and massaged gently in firm and rhythmic strokes.
Pizhichil is a classic rejuvenation and Anti-aging therapy and it rejuvenates the entire body, treating each cell deeply.

Other benefits:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) after exposure to a viral or bacterial infection.

Increases Ojus & Body Immunity.

Anti- aging & rejuvenating.

Alleviates the burning sensation in the body.

Ensures better circulation.

Helps to recover from paralysis.

Promotes healing of fractures.




Shirodhara

Shirodhara is traditionally used to:

Calm the nerves.

Harmonize Vata constitutions.

Balance all kinds of mind imbalances.

Restore the nerves.

Release stored emotions.

Purify the mind.


In Ayurvedic Medicine, it is considered an important tool in the pursuit of higher states of consciousness.

Shirodhara has been traditionally shown to help with:

Fatigue.

Mental exhaustion.

Anxiety.

Insomnia.

Mental disorders.

Headaches.

Excessive thinking.

Nervousness.

and many other conditions commonly affecting people in today's active lifestyle.

Warm medicated oil is continuously poured on to the forehead followed by a head and face relaxing massage.
It deeply relaxes and revitalizes all the sensory organs including the central nervous system, improves mental alertness and helps shorten the recovery time from paralytic strokes.
Shirodhara is particularly beneficial in soothing the nerves and pacifying the mind.
This treatment works physically on the pineal, pituitary and hypothalamus glands, which organize and regulate all hormonal secretions.

These secretions are responsible not only for physiological processes such as digestion, respiration, excretion, etc., but also for mood and emotional states.
Shirodhara generates a deep state of relaxation in which the brain waves resemble the state of deep sleep while remaining conscious and the body begins to generate endorphins to rebuild the body's defence system.
Shirodhara clears both the mind and the senses allowing the body to activate the natural mechanisms to release the stress of the nervous system. This in turn improves mental clarity and understanding.
Shirodhara is recommended, with notable effects, to people who need a high degree of concentration and intellectual performance.

It effectively combats:

Insomnia.

Myalgia and anxiety states.


Applied in regular sessions it has an effect of rejuvenating the body and mind.
Nourishes and repairs hair and scalp deeply.
Treats Vata disorders that affect the neck, eyes, ears, nose and nervous system.
It is also recommended for imbalances of Pita nature.



Udvarthanam

This is a traditional brisk massage with herbal powders for obesity, cellulite, etc.
Udvarthanam is a stimulating massage using special herbal powder to reduce cellulite accumulations, improve circulation and enhance your skin's texture and appearance.

We thoroughly exfoliate your body using a powerful mixture of Ayurvedic powders which will break up fatty deposits and energize blood circulation.
Typically, the patient is massaged with herbal powders for about 30 minutes daily for a period of 21 to 28 days.

This treatment is for diseases like:

Hemiplegia.

Paralysis.

Obesity.

Rheumatic ailments.

Impart mobility to joints.

Strengthen muscles.


It promotes better:

Complexion.

Reduces wrinkles.

Cleanses, and exfoliates.

Tones the body.

Cures dry skin.

Skin itch and tightness.


This is a deep, dry and invigorating massage with various specially blended powders.
It leaves the skin fresh, young and smooth. It also removes body odour, increases circulation and melts excess fat.



Sarvangadhara

The controlled dousing of warm-medicated oils in an even stream with simultaneous massage.
Strengthens and tones the body, enhances libido, improves appetite and digestion.
It is an extremely rejuvenating therapy.



Netra Tarpana/Akshi Tarpana

A special treatment for the eyes to relieve tiredness and improve eyesight (especially for Computer professionals).




Kati Basti, Chakra Basti, Hrid Basti and Shiro Basti

These are special techniques aimed at providing relief to the lower back, back of the neck, lower abdomen, the heart and head.
These procedures involve the application of medicated oil to those areas using a special technique.

These treatments help clear up chronic problems such as:

Low back pain.

Cervical spondylosis.

Menstrual disorders.

Cardiovascular diseases.

Headaches.

Anxiety.

High tension.

Migraine.





Talapodichil

A special ayurvedic herbal paste is pasted on the head for 30-45 minutes.

Cures:

Headache.

Depression.

Hyper active conditions.

Burning sensation in the eyes.

Insomnia.

Skin disorders.





Shiropichu

According to the body type, a specific medicated oil is applied to the head for 30-45 minutes in a special manner.

Cures:

Facial palsy.

Headache.

Insomnia.

Dermatitis of the scalp.

Dandruff.

Eczema.

Memory loss.





Kashaya Seka

This revitalizing treatment is given immediately after Abhyanga.
A continuous pouring of a warm herbal decoction all over the body and simultaneous massaging by 4 therapists, performed for 45 minutes. At the same time Shirodhara is also given.
This therapy removes Kapha and Vata toxins.

Beneficial for:

Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Osteo Arthritis.

Varicose Veins.

Improves circulation.

Improves skin complexion.

Relieves body pain.





Padaghata

This is a very unique whole body massage using feet instead of hands.
It is performed by two therapists for one hour.

Benefits:

Removes deep seated pain in the joints and bones.

Deeply relaxing.

Helps in removing toxins from deeper tissues.

Removes excess of fat.





Shiroabhyanga

A soothing massage of the head, neck & shoulder using warm herbal oils.

Beneficial for:

Insomnia.

Brings sound sleep.

Cooling to the eyes.

Headache.

Removes dandruff.

Pre-mature greying.

Hair loss.

Profoundly soothing and relaxing.





Padaabhyanga

A very stimulating massage of the lower legs and the feet to activate the acu-pressure points.

Benefits:

Improves eyesite.

Soothing and cooling to the eyes.

Alleviates burning of the eyes.

Induces deep sleep.

Improves lustre of the skin.

Smoothens cracked skin of the feet.

Reduces high tension.

Relieves tiredness of the feet.




Talam

An herbal paste with oil is applied to the head.

Benefits:

Relieves Insomnia.

Gives cooling effect to the head.

Reduces the burning sensation of the scalp.

Improves eye sight.

Alleviates skin disorders.

Relieves headache.





Yoga Therapy

Yoga improves strength, posture and suppleness.
At a deeper level, yoga opens up the energy channels, corrects metabolic disorders, stimulates internal organs and improves circulation.




Meditation

A relaxation technique often described as conscious listening, which trains the mind to settle into profound stillness and experience a state of heightened awareness.





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