Ayurvedic treatments encompass a holistic system of traditional Indian medicine that seeks to balance the body, mind, and spirit through personalized approaches involving natural remedies, dietary adjustments, and lifestyle practices. Read on to learn about the variety of spa, therapy and ayurvedic massage treatments on offer at Integrity centre.
What is Ayurveda?
Rooted in ancient Vedic texts, Ayurvedic medicine views individuals as unique combinations of three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—representing different elemental forces in the body. The goal is to maintain harmony among these doshas to promote overall well-being and prevent illness.Ayurvedic treatments may include herbal supplements, meditation, yoga, detoxification practices, and dietary recommendations tailored to an individual’s constitution.
This holistic approach not only addresses specific ailments but also emphasises preventive measures and the importance of aligning one’s lifestyle with natural rhythms and cycles. Ayurvedic medicine has gained global recognition for its personalised and comprehensive approach to health, treating each person as an integrated whole rather than focusing solely on symptoms.
A Typical Session
Our Ayurvedic practices focus on an individual’s prakriti, or constitution, to achieve harmony and balance through daily routines. After conducting a thorough health assessment and physical exam, our practitioners recommend the most effective remedies and therapies to help alleviate your condition.
With years of extensive training and vast knowledge, our Ayurveda experts provide exceptional services to address any health concerns you may have. Diagnosis is made through observation techniques such as pulse diagnosis, tongue diagnosis, and assessments of an individual’s diet, lifestyle, mental state, and emotional well-being. Treatment is personalised and may include dietary and lifestyle advice, supplements or medicines, physical treatments, psychological and emotional consulting, meditation, yoga, or other subtle therapies tailored to your individual needs.
How do Ayurvedic treatments work?
Ayurvedic treatments focus on restoring and maintaining the balance of the three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—fundamental to overall health. Practitioners identify an individual’s doshic constitution (Prakriti) and current imbalances (Vikriti) to prescribe personalised treatments. Herbal remedies, chosen for their therapeutic properties, aim to correct imbalances and cleanse toxins. Diet plays a crucial role, with tailored recommendations based on the impact of different foods on the doshas. Lifestyle adjustments, including meditation and yoga, align individuals with their inherent nature, fostering physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
In addition to herbal treatments, Ayurveda incorporates detoxification procedures like Panchakarma. These therapies, such as oil massage and steam baths, eliminate accumulated toxins and restore balance. Ayurvedic medicine’s holistic approach addresses both symptoms and root causes, emphasizing prevention and promoting harmony in all aspects of life.
How can Ayurvedic treatments help me?
Ayurvedic treatments offer a versatile approach to a wide range of health concerns, addressing both acute and chronic conditions. They are known to provide relief for issues such as digestive disorders, stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Ayurveda’s personalized approach tailors treatments to individual constitutions, making it effective for managing conditions like arthritis, skin disorders, and respiratory issues.
Additionally, Ayurvedic practices are often utilized to support women’s health, including menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms. The holistic nature of Ayurveda extends its benefits to enhancing overall vitality, promoting immune system function, and fostering mental clarity. This traditional system of medicine is not only therapeutic but also preventative, emphasizing the importance of maintaining balance to prevent illness and optimize well-being.
What is Ayurvedic consultation?
An Ayurvedic consultation involves a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being to determine their unique constitution (Prakriti) and current doshic imbalances (Vikriti). During the consultation, the Ayurvedic practitioner gathers information through a detailed examination of the individual’s lifestyle, dietary habits, medical history, and current symptoms. Pulse diagnosis (Nadi Pariksha) and observation of physical characteristics play a crucial role in understanding the individual’s doshic makeup. Following this holistic evaluation, the practitioner provides personalised recommendations, including herbal remedies, dietary adjustments, lifestyle modifications, and potentially Panchakarma therapies, to restore balance and promote overall health and harmony in accordance with Ayurvedic principles.
Our Ayurvedic consultation is performed by one of our expert Ayurvedic doctors who has vast experience in assessing the health needs of individuals according to traditional Ayurvedic texts.
A typical session:
The session lasts for around 45 minutes, and we will determine your prakriti (your primary body type/dosha balance according to Ayurvedic theory), your vikriti (imbalances in your make-up, provide treatments and herbal advice, as well as give dietary and lifestyle advice. We can also provide instruction on yoga postures suitable for you, meditiation and stress management techniques. The consultation involves taking a detailed case history, completing a dosha analysis questionnaire and making a visual examination of your body paying attention to build, skin, hair, temperature, blood pressure, and so on. It will also involve an Ayurvedic reading of your pulse also known as Nadi Pariksha. By determining how and why you became unwell, we can adapt the insight that Ayurveda provides to a lifestyle that is suited to your individual needs.
vishesha abhyanga massage
What is Vishesha Abhyanga massage?
Our signature Ayuspa massage, Vishesha Abhyanga, is a great way to target muscle knots and stiffness. This technique uses strong, stimulating strokes that concentrate on Marma points/trigger points to enhance oxygen flow in the musculoskeletal system.
It is specially designed to address the neck, shoulder, upper back, lower back, and legs and has been proven to benefit conditions like sciatica and frozen shoulder. Our popular Kati Abhyanga Ayurvedic back massage and Shiro abhyanga, an Indian head massage, both employ a 15-minute hot bundle bag to target muscle tension and chronic pain, providing the ultimate relaxation experience while addressing any physical pain and discomfort that you are experiencing.
A typical session:
During the course of treatment, the practitioner will conduct a physical examination and go through your history. After which, they will use various techniques to perform the massage, as well as apply a hot herbal bundle bag heated with warm oil to relax, invigorate, detox, and rejuvenate the muscles.
Our Vishesha Abhyanga with hot bundle bag offers numerous benefits, including pain relief, stress relief, improved sleep, blood circulation, digestion, positive mental health, and complexion, as well as working as an external analgesic treatment for any chronic pain and arthritic conditions. With the guidance of our experienced practitioner, you can take proactive measures to optimize your health and well-being. Please book a consultation with us today and experience the benefits of Ayurvedic practices.
Vishesha Abhyanga massage can help with:
- neck problems
- shoulder problems, e.g. frozen shoulder
- upper back problems
- lower back problems, e.g. sciatica
- leg problems, e.g. sciatica
potali/ khizi - pain relief therapy
What is Ayurvedic Pain Relief Therapy?
Ayurvedic pain relief therapy adopts a holistic approach to address pain by targeting its underlying causes and promoting overall well-being. This comprehensive treatment involves the use of herbal formulations such as oils and balms, along with external therapies like Abhyanga and Pinda Sweda to soothe affected areas. Internal interventions, including specific herbs and dietary adjustments, aim to balance the doshas associated with pain. Emphasizing stress management through practices like yoga and meditation, Ayurvedic pain relief therapy goes beyond symptom alleviation, focusing on enhancing an individual’s overall quality of life. Personalized recommendations from Ayurvedic practitioners ensure a tailored approach to pain management based on an individual’s unique constitution and specific condition.
A typical session:
Handpicked herbs and spices are blended and compressed into small linen bags before being dipped in hot, medicated oil and applied to your body or afflicted area. These ingredients penetrate your body, resulting in an intensive heating, and treatment that can relieve many problems, including arthritis, spondylosis, muscle pains, and sciatica. In addition to easing pain and reducing swelling, Pinda Sweda also nourishes your body and improves blood circulation.
For best results, we recommend regular treatment sessions to gain maximum benefits. Our Partial Kizhi is a focused therapy designed to treat a specific part of your body, allowing you to experience the benefits of Pinda Sweda in a targeted and effective manner.
Ayurvedic Pain Relief Therapy benefits:
- helps with pain, numbness, and swelling
- improves the strength of the muscles
- improves peripheral blood supply
- stimulates the nerve endings
- highly effective for sports injuries
- improves skin complexion
- rejuvenates the body
- good pain reliever in conditions like slipped disc, sciatica, etc
- useful on its own or combined with any body massage