Ayurveda is the oldest healing system practised in India and the most comprehensive holistic healing system in the world. The Sanskrit term Ayurveda is composed of two words Ayus + Veda.
Ayus means life and Veda means knowledge so the literal meaning of Ayurveda is knowledge of life. Ayurveda is the way of life and it is to make people aware about there lifestyle, diet, exercise and mental activities to achieve perfect balance between mind, body and soul.
Different Ayurvedic Massages
ELAKIZHI ( Bolus Bag Massage with Medicinal Leaves ) – This is used to cure diseases like arthritis, paralysis, slip disc, sciatica etc..
KADEE VASTI ( medicated Oil Treatment for lower back ) – This is a special treatment in which warm medicated oil is kept over the lower vertebral region for a certain time. It is effective in treating lower back pain, sciatica, slip disc etc..
NAVARAKIZHI ( Bolus Bag Massage with Medicated Rice ) – A popular theraphy used for body rejuvenation. Special type of rice called Navara is used which is cooked in herbal decoction and cow milk. It improves digestion. Immunity, gout, premature graying and appreance of wrinkles on the body.
Shirodhara – Warm Ayurvedic Oil is poured on the fore head ( Third Eye ) providing extreme relaxation. This is a treatment which concentrates on both mind and body treating insomnia and headaches.
Shirodhara provides strength to the nervous system and restores the balance of your life force ( Prana ) by removing toxins from your system.
Indian head massage – Warm Ayurvedic Oil is massaged on the scalp, neck, shoulder and forehead which provides absolute refreshness.
Powder Massage (Udwarthana) – Body Massage using Herbal Powder is called Ud Warthana. This is very effective in treating Obesity, Arthritis and Kapha disorders. This is the only massage in which strokes are performed in opposite direction which leads to softening and exfoliation of dead skin cells leaving a lustrous glow.
Ayurvedic Massage ( Abhayangam) – This treatment starts with a relaxation techinique to release tension and increase vitality by removing excess toxins from the body. It includes massage of body Chakras( Energy Centres ) thereby increasing the flow of Prana( Life Force ) in the body. Special Ayurvedic Oil made from herbs are used.
Aromatheraphy Massage – This is a treatment using essential oils chosen depending on your concerns. It is very effective for stress and emotionally related conditions.
Reflexology – It is based on the principal that certain parts of the body reflects the whole body. Reflex points relating to the whole body can be found in the feet, hands, face and ears. These points respond to the pressure stimulating the body’s own natural healing process.