Ayurveda - Alternative Healing

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We are completely in love with our ayurvedic holistic massage.  It is a wonderful, personalized massage that uses specific ayurvedic essential oils.  This massage is designed to balance your specific dosha and remove toxins from the body by incorporating the principles of ayurveda.  But what exactly is ayurveda and what does that mean for your well-being?

Ayurveda is a holistic system of healing the body by balancing the life energies within us.  It is an alternative form of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent.  “Ayurveda” means “life knowledge,” the Sanskrit translation can be interpreted as “priceless wisdom.” 

It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health.  It is a complete holistic health system compromising of diet, massage, detoxification, meditation, and herbal remedies.  Ayurveda not only improves a person’s health, but also their mind and overall well-being.

The doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha – are elemental substances that control how your body works.  Your dosha is your life force energy.  Although one dosha may me more dominant than others, every person has a unique mix of the three.  Good health is a result of a balance of your doshas.  Each person should regulate hs or her behavior and environment to harmonize the doshas.  Each dosha controls specific functions in the body that can be easily disrupted by imbalance and therefore manifest into physical changes or sickness in the body.  That is why it is imperative to moderate and nurture your doshas.

  • Vata dosha (space and air) – controls the mind, breathing, blood flow and heart function
  • Pitta dosha (fire and water) – controls digestion, metabolism, and hormones linked to food
  • Kapha dosha (water and earth) – controls muscle growth, body stability, weight and the immune system

Ayurvedic massage works not only to relieve physical pain and relax the body, but as preventative medicine to increase circulation, stimulate the lymphatic system, and open the flow of life force in order to cleanse the body.  Pain and weakness tend to build up at vital acupressure points throughout the body.  These areas are where the elemental life forces of air, fire, water and earth converge.  The seven main acupressure points are called chakras.  They are forces of energy located over the main endocrine glands – the gonads and ovaries, pancreas, adrenals, thymus, thyroid, pituitary and pineal. Each chakra nourishes particular organs and controls various psycho-physiological aspects of our being. When they are blocked or imbalanced the body manifests by producing physical signs of sickness or weakness.

Ayurvedic massage strongly focuses on chakras and aims at aligning and balancing them.  Once a person’s dominant dosha is uncovered, ayurvedic massage uses a specific blend of therapeutic grade essential oils to open and cleanse these energy channels in the body.  This massage is done with the purpose of enhancing the process of purification and regeneration.

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