Ayurveda, considered to be the oldest system of medicine in the world, had its origin in India about five thousand years ago. A holistic method of healing using remedies offered by nature, Ayurveda which when followed can restore, rejuvenate and revitalize body, mind, and soul. Ayurvedic treatments involve establishing an individual’s constitution and the nature of any imbalance and then seeking to return the individual’s body to a state of healthy balance.
The various treatments in Ayurveda consist of the use of different kinds of oils and herbs applied to the body. There are also body therapies used like massage. Check out the below list to discover more about these ancient and powerful healing treatments. If you can not find many of these treatments locally, you can travel to a healing center like the Ayurherbs Ayurveda Clinic in Melbourne Australia.
This is a unique Kerala massage in which a steady stream of medicated oil is poured on the forehead. This is done after a 45-minute full-body massage. Benefits: This is done mainly for relaxation of the mind, sleep disturbance, hair fall. It boosts the nervous system, improves memory & stimulates hair growth. Reduces stress & helps to relax.
Kativasti is used for treating lower back pain, slipped disc, spinal pain, and swelling in the lower back. Hot oil is poured into a circular dam made of dough.
Ayurvedic Head Massage
This is an ancient technique to relax & relieve mental fatigue. It helps to create more clarity & regenerates the mind & brain activity for better functioning. The oil contains herbs that calm the mind, stimulates the brain, nerve, and sensory organs.
Reflexologists use their fingers, thumbs & hands to work on various ‘response zones’ in our feet to treat ailments. It is suitable for persons of all ages since it treats a whole range of chronic diseases. It is safe, natural therapy for relaxing & balancing our body functions.
Herbal Face Pack
The face is gently massaged with cleansing milk and cleaned by rose water followed by a special herbal cream face massage and then a herbal face pack is applied.
Benefits: It improves blood circulation and the texture of the skin, reduces pimples, acne and blockheads. It also reduces wrinkles. Makes your skin glow and look younger.
Natural Glow Scrub
Herbal powder is mixed with buttermilk or medicated juice. This treatment cleanses & invigorates the body & leaves your skin smooth & soft. Includes a relaxing scalp massage and a herbal steam bath followed by a cold shower.
Also known as Kerala Ayurvedic massage, Abhyangam is a very relaxing body massage. Medicated oil is applied & massaged all over the body. Benefits: Toning up of body muscles & general well-being & relaxation.
Nasyam is used to relieve blocked sinuses and clear the airway for proper breathing. To start with, a vigorous head, neck, and face massage is given. Then herbal oil is gently introduced into both nostrils to clear the airway. Benefits: Cures anxiety, insomnia, and headache.
Karnapoornama means filling the ear. Medicated oil is gently poured into the ears and is massaged gently. Benefits: Relieves blockages in the ear.
Elakizhi – Herbal Pack Massage
One of the most relaxing and refreshing massages that you can enjoy. This is a massage with warm roasted leaf bags after 40 minutes of basic massage from head to toe with Ayurvedic oils/aromatic oils. This is very good for relieving spasm and stiffness of muscles, lubricating the joints, strengthen the spinal muscles, and relieves joint pain especially backache. Enhances peripheral blood circulation, cleanses the channels of circulation and expels toxins through sweating.
Herbal oil is applied to the head and massaged. A specially prepared Amla paste is applied evenly and a varti is tied around the head. The paste is removed after 45 minutes and the head is washed and cleaned. Benefits: Ideal for stopping hair fall, dandruff, premature grey hair, insomnia, and low blood pressure, and chronic sinus.
Pizhichil ( sarvanga Dhara )
In this therapy about up to 4 to 5 liters of herbal oils are used. Selected according to the body constitution is poured on the whole body and light massage is administered.
Marma Oil Massage
The full Body marma oil massage with herbal bath. The full body massage and application of herbal oils improves muscle recovery and flexibility, which makes a fantastic treatment for those with sore muscles. The treatment also improves blood circulation and has a soothing effect on the nervous system.