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Ayurvedic oil massage is available at the centre.
Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word meaning "Science of Life", is a holistic system of medicine that has been practiced in India for more than 5,000 years. It was described in ancient times by Rishis or realized beings who practised intense meditation and other spiritual disciplines. As a result they understood the relationship between man, the universe and how the cosmic energy manifests in all things. They perceived life as energy derived from five basic elements Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth.
In the human body, these elements manifest as Tridosha - the three principles. The three principles Vata, Pitta and Kapha govern all the biological and psychological functions of the body and mind. When there is an imbalance in the Tridosha, Agni, the biological fire that controls metabolism, is affected. The body's immune system is impaired, food is not digested or absorbed, but instead accumulates as toxins.
Ayurveda teaches that unless these toxins are eliminated first, treatment will not affect the underlying cause of illness. So a large part of this system of healing is directed towards purifying the body. Ayurveda's aim is to re-establish the innate balance of a body's different elements.
As each individual is a unique combination of doshas, treatments are personalised using herbal medicines and oils specific to each constitution. These treatments restore the body's proper balance and functioning, bringing back harmony and vitality.
Ayurvedic Herbal Oil Massage (Abhyanga)
- gives physical & mental relaxation and stress relief
- improves circulation, revitalises the body and keeps skin healthy
- removes toxins, reduces fat, tones muscles
Advanced booking is necessary. For massage appointment times, contact the centre.
A qualified ayurvedic physician is available for consultations by appointment, contact the centre for details. Specific ayurveda treatments are available by prescription.
The massages are conducted by trained masseurs for men and women in AC/heated rooms.
The following treatments are available:
- Rejuvenating medicated oil massage
- Udvartanam (Powder massage)
- Podikzhi (hot bundle massage)
- Pancha Karma
Training in Ayurveda
Courses on Ayurveda are now being offered in our Dhanvantari Ashram in Neyyar Dam (close to Trivandrum):
- Ayurvedic Wellness Course
- Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage Course (more information coming soon)