Ayurveda is an ancient lifestyle practise which aims to create harmony within the body. Practised widely in India, it works on the belief that all life forms have a “dosha” – a unique mix of energies known as “Vata”, “Pitta” and “Kapha”. This is similar to the Western idea of elements – water, fire, earth, and so on.
Panchakarma presents a unique approach of Ayurveda with specially designed five procedures of internal purification of the body through the nearest possible route. Such purification allows the biological system to return to homeostasis and rejuvenate rapidly and also facilitates the desired pharmacotherapeutic effects of medicines administered thereafter. Panchakarma has a full therapy role as promotive, preventive and curative procedures.
The revival of interest in Ayurveda has provided drift to medical tourism in the country. There has been a phenomenal increase in the demand for specialized therapies of Ayurveda, particularly Panchakarma, not only for the treatment of diseases but also for preventive and promotive Health Care. as a result, many health centres and tourist Resorts providing Ayurveda therapy have come up with wellness Spa concepts.
Ayurveda Advises undergoing specific therapies according to the season to purify the body, relax The Mind, improves digestion and metabolism.
In today’s world more and more people falling victim to the adverse effects of stress and anxiety which is leading to diseases like improper digestion lack of sleep, allergies, heart diseases, diabetes, chronic fatigue cancer, osteoporosis etc. These diseases caused mainly due to deeply seated metabolic toxins. Specific Ayurveda therapies eliminate these metabolic toxins from the body, allowing permanent healing of tissues and channels.
Benefits of Spa therapies
Customized spa therapies advised by the Ayurveda practitioner will help us to eliminate the body toxins, it will help us to have the equilibrium of the body elements. Specific medicated oils will enhance the therapeutic efficacy and help in attaining the maximum treatments
What is an Ayurvedic treatment
Most of the ayurvedic spa treatments involve some degree of massage, with therapeutic essential oils chosen to suit your body. The massage techniques used include the more traditional massage like Abhyangam, Marma massage, Elakizhi, Shirodhara, Njavarakizhi, Udhwarthanam etc. The style and flow of the massage are determined by who you are, and what your body needs for balance and wellbeing at the time. An Ayurvedic therapist is trained to focus on the “marma points”
Before your treatment begins, Doctor will ask you questions about your lifestyle and health, to determine your dosha. She may also assess your skin type, and choose herb-infused oils accordingly. Because it is so personal, no two Ayurvedic treatments are the same. As with all types of massage, it’s important to share any medical concerns or worries you may have at the start of your session.
If you are having an Ayurvedic massage, the therapist (or maybe two therapists working in unison) will tailor the intensity and level of pressure to what suits you best. The massage is likely to be quite oily, and some of the oil gets rubbed into your forehead and hair.
Abhyangam – The basic Ayurveda Kerala traditional massage. Here expert massages the head and body lukewarm oil. enhances blood circulation and mind relaxation
Marma massage – This is done by applying pressure on the vital points and muscles. The masseur applies pressure with the fingers, the thumb or palm at certain points having a high concentration of life energy. This is a traditional Kerala massage with specially prepared medicated oils
Elakizhi or Herbal Pottali massage – This is a type of massage wherein the formulation is done by heated Bolus bags containing leaves of medicinal plants. This is very good for good for relieving spasm and stiffness of muscles, for lubricating joints, strengthening the spinal muscles and relieving joint pain, especially backache
Preparation of Potali:- fresh leaves of medicinal plants are first to cut into small pieces and then fried on a pan, added with with with medicated oil, grated coconut, sliced lemon, till the mixture assumes reddish colour .in some cases medicated powders have also added this mixture. This mixture is then divided into equal parts, put into the cotton cloth and made boluses
Sirodhara – In this unique massage of Kerala, a steady stream of decoction, medicated oil, medicated buttermilk is poured on the forehead in a peculiar pattern Jhotwara is very effective for relaxation in case of sleep disturbance, headache, hair problems, skin diseases
Njavarakizhi – The massage with warm rice (medicinal rice, Navara) bags dipped in milk and 1 milk and 1 / 4 herbal decoction. Oil massage follows again. this massage nourishes tissues, softens and moistures the skin, enhances complexion, strengthens body muscles and cures the stiffness of joints
Udhwarthanam – Massage with special herbal powder. This is done like a scrub for exfoliation, breaks cellulite, depletes the fat and strengthens the muscle
Oils used for abhyanga – Eladhi keram, Nalpamaradhi keram, Pindathailam, Mahamasha thailam, Murivenna, Sahacharadhi thaila, Chandhanaadhi thaila, Aswagandhadhi thailam, Balaswagandhadhi thailam, Prasarini thailam, Ksheerabala thailam, Dhanwantharam thailam.
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Please note: As the treatments are strictly personalized, the appropriate treatment and medicines are fixed after a detailed consultation with the doctor.