The Ayurveda method of healing and wellbeing is one of the world's oldest holistic systems, dating back more than 5,000 years ago here in India. Incorporated in the Atharva Veda, the last of the four Vedas it is based on the idea of balance in our bodily system. Ayurveda works on the basis that every person is made of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water, and earth.
If your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universal energy, you will have good health. When something disrupts this balance such as injury, emotions, age, seasonal change or even lifestyle, you will become unwell. The five elements combine in the human body to make three life forces “doshas”. We all have a unique combination of the doshas but one dosha is usually more prominent and this throws off our balance. Ayurveda uses the knowledge of our doshas to bring harmony and welllness back to us, by restoring our dosha balance during treatments, therapies and lifestyle changes.
- Vata dosha (space and air)
- Pitta dosha (fire and water)
- Kapha dosha (water and earth)
Ayurveda, “Ayur” means life and “Veda” for knowledge in Sanskrit – is the science of life. Ayurveda is one of the oldest medical systems in the world, born here in India. During your consultancy your “Dosha” will be determined by an Ayurvedic Doctor from Vata, Pitta and Kapha. You will be advised on the best nutrition, therapies, treatments and lifestyle changes according to your dosha in order to follow a personalised wellbeing path during your stay with us and beyond.
Abhyanga massage is a full body, soft oil massage using the incorporation of steam. The skin is our largest organ and in order to function properly needs to be efficient in releasing toxins and absorbing nourishment from the tissues of the body. The Abhyanga Ayurvedic oil massage will support increased circulation, especially to nerve endings, lubrication of the joints and toning of the muscles. When performed daily can contribute towards restful sleep, increased stamina, a sharper mind and improved elimination of toxins from the body. Recommended to accompany detox, cleansing or fasting retreats.
AYUR YOGA MASSAGE
Ayurvedic yoga massage combines elements of deep tissue oil massage using hands & feet, assisted yoga stretches and deep, coordinated breath-work. Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is performed on a mat allowing for a full range of stretching. Tensions of all manners are stored in the body, unresolved and so Ayur Yoga Massage allows these tensions to be dissolved and eliminated, restoring your natural flow of energy, eliminate toxins, correct body alignment and improve breathing. Recommended to accompany detox, cleansing or fasting retreats.
Shiro meaning head and dhara meaning flow. An Ayurveda therapy that involves continuously pouring warm, herbal oil over the forehead; also known as the Ajna Chakra. An area of highly concentrated nerves & containing the circulation of our vital life force, or prana. The flow of oil onto the forehead creates a vibration whilst the oil saturates the forehead and scalp, penetrating deep into the nervous system. The gentle pressure and soothing warmth of the oil will allow the body, mind and nervous system to experience a deep state of rest, only comparable with deep meditation. Balancing the mind, stabilizing emotions and healing the body
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Fully relax during your Indian Head Massage treatment. Massage techniques based solely on therapeutic touch over the scalp, head, face and shoulders to induce deep relaxation. Aiming to restore balance by working with the three higher chakras. Vishuddha, our throat chakra, Ajna, also known as our third eye and Sahasrara, our crown chakra. Focusing on areas of the body that hold the most stress, your tension will melt away leaving a sense of total calm Leaving you with a sense of light being.