I offer a variety of Ayurvedic services, including Ayurvedic consultations, Abhyanga (Ayurvedic massage) and other traditional treatments such as Shirodhara. See below for further details and how to make an appointment.
During an ayurvedic consultation your unique constitution is determined and imbalances in the body are identified with the aim of finding the root cause. This is done through questioning and physical examination which includes (but is not limited to) feeling the pulse and looking at the nails and the tongue. Individualised recommendations are given which include diet modifications, lifestyle changes and herbal medicines (if needed). Ayurvedic therapies, such as abhyanga, may also be recommended.
60-90 Minute Consultation
Abhyanga is ayurvedic massage using warm medicated oils. These oils are infused with medicinal herbs. The healing oil selected for the massage is chosen based on your ayurvedic constitution (prakruti) and your body’s needs at the time (vikruti). Abhyanga is nourishing and soothing for the whole body. It not only works on the physical level but assists in the flow of energy in the body by incorporating massage of certain marma points and meridians (energy points and energy channels in the body respectively). Other benefits of abhyanga include:
70 Minute Treatment
60 Minute Treatment
Shirodhara is a treatment unique to Ayurveda. Shiro means head and dhara means constant flow. This luxurious and relaxing treatment involves warm oil being poured over the forehead in a constant stream. This has a very soothing and calming impact on the body, mind and nervous system bringing about deep states of relaxation. Shirodhara is often used to help relieve fatigue, anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia. Shirodhara is also used to treat:
Other benefits of shirodhara include:
60 minute treatment
Kati means lower back and basti means ‘to hold’ or container. In this treatment, the basti is a ring made of dough which holds warm medicated oil on the lower back. This healing oil is absorbed in the lower back region, relieving pain, inflammation and tension. Kati basti helps to reduce muscle spasms and rigidity in the lower back region and brings strength and nourishment to the connective tissue, joints, ligaments and nerves. It is used to treat:
Hridaya means heart. In Hridaya basti the dough ring is positioned over the back of the heart chakra and warm medicated oil is placed inside. Hridaya basti assists in:
Like kati basti, however, the warm medicated oil is held on the neck (greeva) and absorbs into the muscles, nerves and tissues to relieve pain. Greeva basti is used to treat:
As long as we are not living in harmony with nature and our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed. Ayurveda gives us the means.