Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurvedic healing practice performed in India for over 5,000 years. The word shirodhara consists of two words: shiro, meaning head, and dhara which means flow. Together they form a concept that aims to bring physical and emotional balance by rejuvenating the spirit and preserving health. This is achieved through a relaxing technique in which warmed oil is poured over a patient’s forehead for an desired period of time. Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma. The liquids used in shirodhara depend on what is being treated, but can include oil, milk, and buttermilk. Shirodhara has been used to treat a variety of conditions including eye diseases, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, graying of hair, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, tinnitus, vertigo, Meniere’s disease and certain types of scalp diseases like psoriasis.
Elakizhi, where Ela means leaf and Kizhi means bundle, is a massage treatment, hailing from the ancient traditions of Ayurveda, in which medicinal leaves are used to tackle arthritis, joint pain, muscle cramps and stress. This treatment is specially recommended for inflammatory conditions of bones & joints, chronic back pain, spondylitis and sports injuries. Mixed Herbal leaves are used for this treatment. Herbs are cleaned, dried and powdered prior to the treatment. These are then tied in to a bolus using suitable cloth. Medicated oil will be applied over the body as per the individual conditions or as advised by the physician. The herbal powder bolus is heated in medicated oil and applied over the body or affected area in soft punches. The bolus is heated intermittently during the course of the treatment. It is beneficial in treating arthritis, bursitis, paralysis and muscular pain. It removes the toxins from the circulatory system, clearing the channels, imparting blood circulation. It is beneficial in inflammations of spinal muscles and found to be effective in certain low back aches, cervical spondylitis and frozen shoulder.
Indian Ayurvedic Head Massage
An Indian Head Massage is one which focuses on providing balance to the body, through its relaxation techniques done to the head, shoulders, face, neck and upper back. The Indian Head Massage also helps with blood circulation, healthy hair growth and is usually performed in upward movements.Head Massage stimulates and improves lymphatic drainage and blood flow to the neck thus helping to remove waste products from the body. Using ayurvedic oils are helps to cool the head.
Chakra Balancing Head Massage
Chakra Balancing Head Massage is a seated massage based on the ancient ayurvedic system of healing. The treatment will last for 45 minutes and, if it is your first time, the session includes a brief consultation (5-10 minutes) to ensure the treatment is tailored to your needs.A typical Indian Head Massage starts with the upper back and neck working deeply over the muscles and pressure points to encourage the muscles to relax, and freeing up the energy flow around the head. The practitioner then moves into scalp massage, where further massage techniques are used to revive this whole area, improving circulation and the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the brain. The effect of this increases energy flow, helps stimulate hair growth and improves concentration. A variety of pressures and techniques are used to relieve stress and tension in the upper back, shoulders, neck, upper arms and scalp, finishing with a soothing face massage and mini chakra balancing treatment, including drainage techniques to alleviate any tendency towards headaches and sinus problems.
Dry Floatation Massage with Jets
The flotation experience – floats in your clothes – feel weightless and warm with jet massage, is an ideal way to relax after a strenuous day or prepare you for the exercise to come. To enhance the experience you will receive a scalp massage to soothe or invigorate. It’s like physical dreaming. Unlike floating in the ocean or pool, where you need to contribute physically to staying afloat, this treatment allows you complete weightless relaxation. Some flotation treatments include other aspects to indulge your senses as well: lights, sounds and variations in temperature all help to make this a full body experience that should ooze into your whole consciousness.
Reﬂexology with Foot Treatment
Foot reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to every organ, gland and part of the body. For example, the toes represent the head and the ball of the foot represents the chest and lung region. The treatment will then begin with some general relaxation techniques, followed by a precise thumb and finger walking technique aimed at applying pressure to every reflex area on the top and bottom of the foot. The feet’s are exfoliated by special scrub which helps to improve the texture of skin and keep the moisture, it will indeed relax you, but will aim to increase circulation throughout your body to ease any conditions or problems in your body. Since a reflexology foot massages only deals with your feet, you’re able to stay fully clothed the entire time!
Tibetan Singing Bowl Massage
Tibetan singing bowls are instruments that reproduce the original vibration OM, the mantra of Creation which contains the energy of the Universe as a whole. When a singing bowl is played, it recalls a vibrational frequency which is one of harmony and it stimulates body and mind to tune into it.
During the massage, the singing bowl is placed upon the receiver’s body and it releases intense vibrations when it is hit. These vibrations, along with the pressure of the bowl, deeply massage the body.