Some Ayurvedic therapies
For a healthy body and mind
These are some of the Ayurvedic therapies that we can offer you and its benefits.
All of them are indicated individually or in conjunction with other treatments for ailments and pains.
Abhyanga is one of the most important therapy of Ayurveda. It is a body massage given with medicated oils customized to your body type to detoxify, nourish and revitalize the body tissues (Dhatus). Abhyanga has much deeper and more far reaching effects than ordinary massage using medicated oils. Abhyanga achieves deepest healing effects by naturally harmonizing Mind Body Spirit. This therapy is usually given by two therapists and is usually followed by an herbal bath or medicated steam bath “Swedana” which opens the pores flushes and cleanses the system through the sweat glands and reduces stiffness in the muscles. And also it is an important preparation procedure of Panchakarma. This therapy delay 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, stress and toxins.
Navarakizhi / Shastika Shali Pinda SwedaThis therapy is used to stimulate the nerves and strengthen muscles. Njavara, a kind of paddy having medicinal properties is boiled in a medicinal decoction and the kizhi is made with this boiled njavara. The kizhi is dipped in a mixture of milk and medicinal decoction and is applied all over the body. This treatment involves application of special Njavara rice paste. The body is massaged gently with linen bags filled with Njavara rice cooked well in herbal decoction. The treatment is useful in musculoskeletal disorders, degenerative conditions and neurological problems etc. It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part thereof is made to perspire by the application of certain medical puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag. Indicated for neurological diseases, rheumatism, arthritis and emaciation of limbs for restoration of health. This therapy will provide a better physical consistency, strengthen the nerves and best of all improve overall complexion. This treatment is a boon for sports enthusiasts, as it will address pains related to the joints and sore muscles. This is a nourishing and restorative treatment that will reduce emaciation of the muscles as well as build a better immune system. This is a highly effective anti aging / rejuvenation therapy.
PizhichilLukewarm medicated oil is applied on your body while you are lying on the "Dharapathi". 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 definite and rhythmic strokes.
Pizhichil is a classic rejuvenation and Anti-aging therapy and it rejuvenates 'magically' the entire body, 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.
ShirodharaShirodhara is traditionally used to calm the nerves, harmonize Vata constitutions, balance all kinds of mind imbalances, restore the nerves, release stored emotions, and 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, some mental disorders, headache, 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 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. Tailadhara uses warm medicated oil; fresh milk with medicated decoction is used in Ksheeradhara and Takradhara utilizes pure buttermilk with medicated decoction. Shirodhara is particularly beneficial in soothing the nerves and pacifying the mind.
It works physically on the pineal, pituitary and hypothalamus glands, which organize and regulate all hormonal secretions. Said secretions are responsible not only for physiological processes such as digestion, respiration, excretion, etc., but also for mood and emotional states. It generates a deep state of relaxation in which the brain waves resemble the state of deep sleep but remaining conscious. Thus, the body begins to generate endorphins and rebuild the body's defence system. It 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. It is recommended with notable effects to people who need a high degree of concentration and intellectual performance. Effectively combats insomnia, myalgia and anxiety states. Applied in regular sessions has an effect of rejuvenation of 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.
UdvarthanamThis is a traditional brisk massage with herbal powders for obesity, cellulite, etc. It 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 (excess fat) and certain rheumatic ailments. This is a deep, dry and invigorating massage with various specially blended powders to reduce obesity, impart mobility to joints, strengthen muscles and refresh the body. It promotes better complexion, reduces wrinkles, cleanses, and exfoliates, tones, cures dryness, skin itch and tightness. It leaves the skin fresh, young and smooth. It also removes body odour, increases circulation and melts excess fat.
SarvangadharaThe 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 TarpanaA special treatment for the eyes to relieve tiredness and improve eyesight (especially for Computer professionals).
Kati Basti, Chakra Basti, Hrid Basti and Shiro BastiThese 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, some cardiovascular diseases, headaches, anxiety, tension and migraines.
TalapodichilSpecial 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.
ShiropichuSpecial Medicated oil according to the body type is applied to the head for 30-45 minutes in a special manner. Cures Facial palsy, Headache, Insomnia, and Dermatitis of the scalp, Dandruff, Other neurological disorders Paralysis and Skin disorders such as Eczema. It improves memory.
Kashaya SekaThis 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 is 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.
PadaghataThis 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, and Removes excess of fat.
ShiroabhyangaA 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.
PadaabhyangaA very stimulating massage of the lower legs and the feet to activate the acu- pressure points. Benefits: Improves the eyes, 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, Hyper tension, Relieves tiredness of the feet.
TalamAn herbal paste with oil is applied to the head.
Benefits: Insomnia, Gives cooling effect to the head, Burning sensation of the scalp, Improves eye sight, Skin disorders, Relieves headache.