“Ayurveda teaches us to cherish our innate nature -
"to love and honor who we are", not “who we should be.”
What is an Ayurvedic treatment?
The Sanskrit term Ayurveda meaning “science of life” or “the knowledge of life” dates back thousands of years. It originates in India, where it is still practiced. It is a holistic healing method in which treatments are used as a natural therapy to promote good health.
Ayurvedic treatments aim to restore the natural balance of your mind, body, and spirit so that your three life energies (or doshas) are in balance. Once in balance, you are in harmony with your body, mind, spirit and the universe in the perfect balance of health.
The focus of the treatments is to give the immune and energy systems a boost through the use of natural remedies.
Ayurvedic treatments from a practitioner can be massages, skin treatments, herbal medicines, diet plans, yoga, panchakarma, meditation, acupuncture and yoga to help treat your specific Ayurvedic body type (prakruti), in order to harmonise your imbalanced dosha(s) (vikruti)
As an Ayurvedic practitioner, I offer Ayurvedic consultations with lifestyle and diet advice to follow, a rejuvenating Ayurvedic facelift massage, Ayurvedic Massage - Holistic Abhyanga, Shirodhara and Nasya.
What are the Doshas?
People who follow Ayurveda believe each person is composed of five elements: Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth, each with their unique characteristics.
These elements combine in the human body to make three life energies known as Doshas.
Doshas regulate and control how your body works physiologically.
The three doshas are Vata dosha (space and air), Pitta dosha
(fire and water), and Kapha dosha (water and earth).
We each have our own special blend of the doshas.
Normally one or a combination of two of the doshas are prevalent in us from birth - our Ayurvedic Body Type. All three must be balanced or we may become unwell. All three of these doshas must exist in all things for them to live.
Benefits of Ayurvedic treatments
Ayurvedic healing focuses on treatments to target an individual person’s dosha-type (specific body type) as well as the disease or ailment.
Ayurvedic treatments can help to treat anxiety, bodyweight, stress, low energy, and more specific health ailments such as asthma.
Treatments release toxins from the body, reduce inflammation of the heart and the digestive tract system, provide healthy hair and skin and cleanse the mind through meditation, yoga and breathing work.
Cleansing the body can also come from dietary changes.
Through the use of ayurvedic medicines, the nervous system is improved and the essential oils can help the balance of hormones in the body. Ayurvedic treatments aim to approach the entire spiritual and physiological wellness of the person, piece by piece.
As an Ayurvedic practitioner, I offer Ayurvedic consultations with lifestyle and diet advice to follow, a rejuvenating Ayurvedic facelift massage, Ayurvedic Massage - Holistic Abhyanga, Shirodhara and I am soon to offer Nasya.
Ayurveda as a Lifestyle
Ayurvedic living places firm importance on prevention.
It advocates the care and upkeep of health through life balance in all ways: thinking positively, eating well, having healthy habits and using herbs.
This kind of lifestyle empowers the person to understand their body, consciousness and place in and connection to the universe, with the ongoing goal of maintaining a full, harmonious life, embracing our uniqueness.
An ayurvedic lifestyle mixes in movement (yoga), breathing exercises, and meditation with ayurvedic treatments such as marma pressure, massages, and skin treatments.
A balanced diet and the use of herbs complete the disciplines.
What is an Ayurvedic massage?
An Ayurvedic body massage (also known as a Holistic Abhyanga) is an ancient full body massage that focuses on balancing the doshas in the body to level out and relax the spiritual and physical self.
It is different to a sports or deep tissue massage in that deep pressure is not applied as a large amount of oil is used on the body.
A range of light, rhythmic, choreographed strokes and kneading suited to the needs of the patient are applied.
The body’s energy points are massaged using age-old techniques to restore pure energy flow, leveling out imbalances and refreshing the body and mind.
During my Ayurvedic massage treatments I massage my clients with a tailored Ayurvedic blend of warm oil to balance your doshas, creating a relaxing and rejuvenating experience whilst bringing balance and harmony to the doshas.
Benefits of Ayurvedic massage
An ayurvedic massage is beneficial for the individual as it is tailor-made for the patient.
Their specific doshas or health ailments are treated during the massage through a bespoke treatment by the practitioner.
Physical benefits include:
An improvement in muscle tone
The strengthening and stimulation of the nervous system
Detoxification of the body’s toxins
Reduction in the ageing process
A radiant complexion through nourished skin
Improved blood circulation and better sleep
Lymphatic drainage is enhanced
Blood pressure is lowered
Heart rate is reduced
Hyperpigmentation is decreased
The clients of my ayurvedic body massages also experience a ‘reset’ of their minds, feeling calm, content and spiritually aligned after the treatment.