Ayurveda is an ancient health system dating over 5,000 years ago in India. It is the science and art for life (Ayu) and knowledge (Veda) in harmony with Nature and its laws. Ayurveda covers all areas of life, considering the individual as a whole, body, mind and consciousness, which are in constant interaction with one another and are influenced by the environment. Appropriate interaction between humans and the environment is a prerequisite for health and harmony, and when incompatible, for disharmony and illness. Ayurveda teaches how to maintain health and heal through nutrition, lifestyle, physical activity, breathing practices, concentration, herbal intake and other holistic methods.
Ayurveda includes therapies to restore and purify the body, mind and consciousness. This cleansing process is called panchakarma. It is applied to balance the body and mind, eradicate symptoms of disease, strengthen the against disease and improve immunity, restoring harmony and balance in body and mind. Panchkarma is the Ayurvedic mantra for rejuvenation.
During an Ayurvedic consultation, determined is the individual’s Prakriti, the Ayurvedic "DNA" and whether there are any imbalance of the Doshas in the body or mind. Prakriti is established by observing pulse and tongue, and via discussion of everyday life difficulties, habits and preferences. Prakriti is unique to each person and consists of the five elements: space, air, fire, water and earth, in a strictly individual ratio called Dosha. This is the unique combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics and predispositions.
Abyanga is an authentic Ayurvedic body massage-like therapy that uses heated herbal oils, specific massage techniques and pressure, activating the Marmara points in the body. Abyanga is suitable for people under stress, it significantly decreases mental fatigue, detoxifies the body, reduces headaches, stiffness, joint pain and digestive problems such as gas, swelling and constipation.
Mukha Abianga is an authentic Ayurvedic face, neck and shoulder massage that uses herbal oils with specific techniques in order to detox and nourish the Marma points in those regeons. The main goal of therapy is to activate the Marmaas, which recharge with energy and unblocks the energy channels. As a result the cells and tissues return to their inherent ability to self-regenerate and restore.
Shiro Abyanga is an authentic Ayurvedic therapy where warmed herbal oils are used together with a specific method of massaging the head, neck and shoulders, activating Marma points and unblocking the free flow of vital energy, Prana. Shiro Abyanga clenses and nourishes the five senses, which aids in the proper and clear perception received via the senses. Shiro Abyanga has a soothing effect on the nervous system, muscles and blood circulation, enhancing the oxygen flow to the brain and spine.
Shirodhara is an authentic Ayurvedic therapy where herbal oil stream flowes over the forhead and scalp activating the pituitary gland. This gland’s main function is to maintain the endocrine system, which in turn is responsible for quality of life and it’s expectancy. This therapy is recommended for people under mental tension and people with increased sensitivity, anxiety, depression and mental imbalance. Shirodara helps to clear up accumulated emotional stress, anxiety, depression and other imbalances of the nervous system. Shirodara is an effective therapy for high blood pressure, headaches, eye diseases, sinusitis, allergies, allergic rhinitis, vertigo, ear problems, neck, and other conditions manifested above the collarbone.
Taila Dhara, also called royal treatment, is a therapy where warmed therapeutic oils are poured on certain effected parts or on the whole body. This therapy regenerates and rejuvenates the body, regulates blood pressure, nourishes the skin, improves it’s elasticity and prevents premature aging. The therapy enhances blood circulation by unblocking and cleansing the gross and the subtle body channels. For complex diseases, therapy is recommended to be administered daily or weekly over a period of time.
Basti therapies are ancient Ayurvedic methods for dealing with various types of pain and stiffness caused by variety of imbalances or diseases. Basti therapies can be done for: Griva (neck), Janu (knee), Katy (low back), Hrid (heart) and Netra Bast (eyes). A dough in the form of a ring is prepared and attached to the affected area and warmed herbal oil is poured in the "ring", submerging the area in oil.
Griva Basti soothes chronic pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders and upper limbs. It is beneficial treatment for headache, migraine, fractures, disc herniation, pain caused by distorted tendons and diseases such as spondylosis, trauma, sprain, deformation of the neck, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid polymyalgia, spinal stenosis, disc herniation and Paget's bone disease.
Janu Basti is a beneficial therapy for pain and stiffness and degeneration in the knees caused by osteoarthritis, patello-femoral deformities, knee ligament knuckle, torn meniscus, bursitis, and tendonitis of the patella.
Hrid Basti therapy nourishes and rejuvenates the heart muscle, helps regulate cardiac functions, improves blood circulation and breathing, releases deep-seeded, repressed feelings such as anxiety, anger and sadness. Therapy is also useful in diseases such as ischemic heart disease, cardiomyopathy and valve leakage of the heart.
Netra Basti is a nourishing, rejuvenating and purifying treatment for the eyes. The eyes are directly related to the brain and the nervous system, and this therapy improves the functioning of all three. Lipid's structure of Ghee is similar to the body’s moistening fluids, making it particularly suitable and nourishing for the tissues of the optic nerves. The thrapy is effective in fatigue, dry and itchy eyes, as well as migraine headaches. It is therapeutic for retinal diseases, glaucoma, cataracts, chronic conjunctivitis and others. It enhances visual perception, focus and concentration, reduces wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes.
The therapy uses Ayurvedic herbal oils and heated cotton herbal bags that cause concentrated heating of the body. As a result, blood circulation is enhanced, the nervous system is stimulated, nourishing and improving communication between nerve impulses.
During Udvartana therapy Ayurvedic oils are used to massage the body and afterwards an herbal powders is used with a specific scrubing technique, which heats the body, cleanses the skin, improves blood circulation and speeds up metabolism. Additionally, the therapy is markedly effective in detoxification, cleansing from Ama (toxins and free radicals), cellulitis and edema.