swaantana healthworker giving ayurvedic massage therapy
Ayurveda is considered to be one of the oldest healing sciences in the world. It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means "The Science of Life." Ayurveda is a way of life that helps rejuvenate your energies and strengthen your inner healer. This further strengthens your immune system, your core and helps you move towards a healthier lifestyle.
Vata, pitta and kapha are the three crucial aspects of Ayurveda. Vata is the body energy related to any kind of movement. It controls blinking, the pulse of the heart, breathing, the movement of muscles or tendons and more. When it is In balance, it blossoms creativity and flexibility. When it is out of balance, it produces fear and anxiety, composed of space and air.
Pitta expresses itself as the body’s metabolic system – it governs digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, metabolism and body temperature. In balance, Pitta promotes understanding and intelligence. Out of balance, Pitta arouses anger, hatred and jealousy. It is made up of fire and water.
Kapha is the energy that forms the body’s structure that includes the muscles, bones and tendons. Pitta is the “glue” that holds the body and its cells together. Kapha is responsible for providing the body with water that helps lubricate the body’s joints, moisturizes the skin, and maintains immunity. In balance, kapha is expressed as love, calmness and forgiveness. Out of balance, it leads to attachment, greed and envy. It is formed from earth and water.
At Swaantana, experts guide you in attaining a balance between these three elements. A well balanced vatta, pitta and kapha translate to a healthier you.
Abhyangam
is a synchronized massaging of the body towards the direction of the movement of arterial blood helping in increasing strength and flexibility of muscles and joints.
Lepam
A therapy recommended to the people suffering from the pain associated with the inflammatory conditions. It is a treatment where medicated powders/ fresh herb paste/ is applied as a pack over the affected part/whole body.
Mardana
Mardana in Ayurveda means the deep tissue massages in downward directions in order to reduce the flow of prana either in the marma or in the part of the body where the marma is located.
Padagatha
It Is a deep tissue massage with feet, meaning “walk on your back”. The treatment is not only done on your back but also on your limbs to treat neuro-muscular or muscu-skeletal disorders.
Sneha Avagahana
In Sneha Avagaha, the whole body except head is immersed in oil, for this a particular oil is filled in a tub where the patient should immerse his body to provide Bala(Strength) and Nutrition to the body.
Udwartana
One of the best therapies in Ayurvedic treatments for weight loss. It is a deep tissue massage using ayurvedic herbal powders. It improves the blood circulation, rejuvenates the body and improves skin texture. Certain skin diseases can be treated with it.
Shirodhara
It is a procedure where a stream of oil or herbal liquid is poured over the head. It can help relieve symptoms of anxiety, stress, fatigue, and hypertension.
Raktamokshanam
It is one among the five purification procedures (Panchakarma) of letting out vitiated blood from the body to reduce the quantity of toxic substances in blood borne diseases.
Vastikarma
Part of PanchaKarma, it is developed for removing toxin from the body and to stop vitiated doshas. Vastikarma is the procedure by which the medicines in suspension form are administered through rectum or genitourinary tract using Vastiyantra.
Murdha Tailam
Murdha tailam is a therapeutic application of oil on the head for getting local and systemic effect to deal with the different types of neuro- logical disorders.
Nasaatarpana
The process of pouring either medicine or medicated oil or unctuous material into both nostrils to prevent the occurrence of Vaata disorders.
Karnapurana
It is a treatment to lessen nervous tension where medicated oil is instilled and filled in the ears to treat all kinds of ear diseases.
Akshi Tarpana
Treatment for various eye disorders where medicated ghee is poured over the eyelids in an enclosure built around the eye out of wheat flour. It is an excellent treatment to improve vision and clarity of mind.
Gandusha
Filling the mouth in the morning with oil or medicated water daily and holding it for a few minutes without moving it inside the oral cavity is called Gandusha. Oil pulling (Gandusha) is used in prevention of the diseases of the mouth, teeth and the gums.
Shamana chikitsa
It is a method of treating disease by appropriately planned diet, lifestyle and internal medicines.
Shodhana
It Is an Efficient Treatment To Expel Toxins Out From The Body. This therapy consists of several treatments including body massages, medicated purgation, herbal drinks, and internal herbal medicines.
Ropana
Refers to the “healing” of wounds and comes after shodhana in case of dushta vrana and is useful in sadyo vrana when it is non- infected.
Kavalam
is one of the daily morning routines practiced in Ayurveda, usually after brushing teeth to maintain good oral hygiene.
Vamanam
Vamana treatment is targeted to expel increased Kapha Dosha out of the body in the form of controlled vomiting. By expelling it out the disease gets cured, often completely.
Virechanam
It is the medicated purgation therapy that completely cleanses the body of the pitta dosha, and removes toxins from the gastrointestinal tract, liver and gallbladder.