Ayurvedic treatments

 

Ayurvedic Therapies

 

Shirodhara– 1 hour-this blissful, stress reducing therapy begins with a warm oil massage of the head, neck, shoulders and feet. Warm herbal oil is then poured in a steady flow over the forehead for 30 minutes, achieving a deep state of relaxation and bliss. Benefits include relief from headaches, anxiety, insomnia, mental tensions, nervous system disorders, blood disorders, weak digestion to name a few.

Swedana- 30 minutes: This herbal steam therapy is generally used in conjunction with oil massage. This herbal steam treatment dilates the blood vessels for the easy elimination of toxins. The medicinal oil penetrates deep into the tissues and the body becomes nourished and relaxed. This treatment eliminates excess of all three doshas and relieves conditions such as insomnia, arthritis, mental stress, constipation, obesity, edema, cold and cough.

Nadi Swedana- 15 minutes: topical application of herbal steam on specific areas of the body. This medicated steam burns up localized toxins, relieves pain and swelling and restores proper circulation to the area. This treatment is used to alleviate painful swelling of the joints, back pain, stiffness and heaviness in the neck and limbs, arthritic pain and sprains. Used in conjunction with massage.

Pinda Swedana- 1 hour: This immune-enhancing rejuvenation therapy uses hot boluses containing medicated milk pudding and is massaged by two synchronized therapists over the entire body. This treatment revitalizes the entire body and relieves MS, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, gout, bronchial asthma, toxic blood, skin disorders, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Netra Basti45 minutes: bathing the eyes in ghee. This unique therapy uses the medicinal properties of ghee to release tension in the eyes, draw out impurities and nourish the brain and nervous system. This treatment is beneficial for most eye ailments as well as being a beauty therapy by removing wrinkles, improving complexion and giving luster to the eyes. Includes a face and scalp massage.

Nasya- 15 minutes:  the application of herbal oil up the nasal passageway. One of the five actions of Panchakarma, this therapy relieves ailments of the head, neck, sinus and throat. Migraine headaches, earaches, sinusitis, convulsions, facial paralysis and speech disorders are a few examples.

Pizhichili- 1 hour: The royal oil bath of Ayurveda- This unique and luxurious treatment involves two therapists pouring and massaging warm herbal oil over the entire body. This form of oleation is the most beneficial for rejuvenating the nervous system. This rejuvenating treatment strengthens the tissues and relieves sciatica, paralysis, hypertension, motor neuron diseases, arthritis, muscle spasms, degenerative muscle diseases, fractures, frozen shoulder and cerebral palsy.

 

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