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Beach and Lake offers the full range of Ayurvedic modalities.
Abhyanga is Ayurvedic massage. The massage style varies according to the therapist but it generally involves long strokes on the long bones and circular strokes around the joints. It can be firm or gentle according to the patient’s needs. A warm herbalised oil suitable to the patient’s problem or constitution is applied or in some cases a herbal powder is employed (churna-abhyanga.)
Steady and Comfortablesitting posture, useful for restoring and maintaining a practitioner's well-being and improving the body's flexibility and vitality,
3. AvagaahamImmersion of the body or limbs in an individualized herbal fluid or oil to strengthen the area, reduce inflammation and accelerate healing.
Pooling herbal fluids over an area of the body. This ensures the area absorbs the maximum amount of the therapeutic herbs. Kati-vasti (back), greeva-vasti (neck), uro-vasti (chest) are some specific styles of Bahya-vasti.
Locks in different parts of the body to concentrate energy by contractions
a. Mula bandha - contraction of the perineum
b. Uddiyana Bandha - contraction of the abdomen into the rib cage
c. Jalandhara Bandha - tucking the chin close to the chest
d. Maha Bandha - combining all three of the above bandhas
A series of therapies to rebuild and replenish the mind and body.
In Deha-dhara (also known as pizhichil) a warm herbal oil or milk is poured over the body. This is one the most rejuvenating and soothing therapies to empower the nervous, muscular and skeletal systems. Chronic fatigue syndrome, poor circulation and chronic muscle tension is treated successfully with deha-dhara.
8. Dhumam Herbal
Dhumam Herbal fumes to remove toxins and purify areas such as the ear canal, sinus and skin.
Herbal oil gargling to restore the health of teeth and gums.
This entails pooling oil over the neck for conditions such as prolapsed disc, degenerative spinal conditions, chronic neck pain, compressed discs and spondylosis.
Pooling herbal oils over the region of lungs. gives releif in cases of Asthma, Cough and related to respiratory problems .
When therapeutic oils are pooled over the knee it is known as janu-vasti. This strengthens the knee joint by improving the circulation, joint lubrication strength and stability. It is often employed in arthritis and knee injuries.
A complete program of rejuvenative therapies and observances undergone over weeks or months.
Fumigation in the ears with medicated herbal powder
Herbal decoctions are poured continuously over the body.
Kashaya dhara treats conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, varicose veins, blocked circulation, dull skin, pain, psoriasis and eczema.
Warm oil is pooled over the sacrum or lower back to rejuvenate joints, tendons and muscles. Extremely useful in sacro-iliac problems, disc prolapses, lumbar spondylosis, osteoporosis, sciatica, periformis syndrome and chronic backache.
Keeping the mouth full with a herbal liquid to heal or tonify the tonsils, sinuses, teeth, gums, vocal cords, pharynx and larynx.
Ksheera-dhoomam Steam fomentation with medicated cow’s milk. This treatment is good for facial paralysis, Bell’s palsy, speech disorders and other neurological disorders of the face.
A series of lightening therapies to reduce excess weight and waste.
20. Lepanam Herbal
Lepanam Herbal pastes are used to purify and replenish the skin. Lepanam is also used for lymphatic congestion, bruises, fractures, rashes and poison.
Marma-chikitsa Ayurvedic acupressure to reduce pain and promote healing energy.
Finger gestures to stimulate different parts of the body, to counted and stimulate the flow of prana in the body
Nasya involves medication up the nasal passages. It is applied in conditions related to the eyes, nose, throat, brain, vocal cords and tonsils.
Navara-kizhi is also known as shashtika-pinda-swedam. A bolus of herbal or plain rice is dipped in warm herbalised milk or decoction and massaged over the body. This treatment is used to regenerate wasted tissues such as muscles, tendons and ligaments, stabilize joints and cartilage. It is also assists recovery from strokes and paralysis.
For deep eye rejuvenation and purification herbal fluids are allowed to flow continuously over the eyes. Useful for all vision and eye problems.
Warm herbal gee is pooled over the eyes to renew the vision, optic nerves and retina. Retinal detachment, short sightedness, glaucoma and neurological weaknesses of the eyes are treated with Netra-tarpanam. This is also known as Akshi-tarpanam.
Deeply relaxing Ayurvedic foot massage.
An Ayurvedic massage whereby the therapist massages the client with their feet, keeping their balance by holding on to an overhanging rope.
Five Ayurvedic therapies that are designed to cleanse every organ and tissue of our body. Panchakarma may include vomiting, laxatives, nasal medication, enema and blood letting.
Post panchakarma therapies designed to ease the body back to a normal diet and routine.
A herbal bolus is massaged over the body. This is often used to relieve back pain, lymphatic congesion, spondylosis, sciatica or arthritis.
A warm oil pad is applied to the body, keeping it constantly warm by dipping in oil. This therapy is used successfully on prolapsed discs, damaged joints, chronically tense tendons and muscles, memory loss and insomnia. Based on the location it may be known as shiropichu (head), prishtapichu (back), sandhipichu (joints) or greevapichu (neck).
Extension and Expansion of breathing is Pranayama, by controlling th inhalation and exhalation
Pre-panchakarma therapies to optimize one’s ability to assimilate the effect of deep cleansing and rejuvenation. This may include abhyanga, snehapana, swedana and other therapies.
A series of tailored therapies to rejuvenate the mind and body. Rasayanam invariably involves a strict diet, rest, meditation and herbs.
Reducing and drying therapies to remove excess cholesterol, unwanted fat and fluid from the body.
Select dietary or herbal preparations are given to rekindle the digestion and metabolism. This optimises assimilation of nutrients.
Therapies that prevent toxins from accumulating in the body. A shamanam regime may include personalised exercises, lifestyle, nutrition and herbs.
Soothing Ayurvedic massage of the head, neck & shoulders using warm herbal oils. Indicated in insomnia, eyestrain, headache, premature graying & hair loss.
Approximately two liters of warm, herbalised oil is poured onto the forehead in a soothing rhythm from temple to temple for 40-50 minutes.
A tall, open-topped cap is sealed around the head and filled with therapeutic herbal oil. The cap remains in place for up to an hour. Common conditions for shiro-vasti are anxiety, facial paralysis, insomnia, psychological conditions, psoriasis and stress.
These nourishing therapies involve the use of oil or ghee externally and internally to restore essential fats and moisture to the body. It also lubricates the body to promote purification.
Drinking herbal ghee in order to lubricate the channels and dilute deep-seated cellular toxins. This prepares the body for deep detoxification.
Ayurvedic beauty therapy utilizes innumerable methods to enhance one’s innate beauty. It includes treatments for smooth radiant skin, a toned physique. Therapies may involve facials, steam, exfoliation, masks, wraps and massage.
Swedana is sweating therapies to optimize circulation, assimilation and elimination through the channels. Various forms of heat may be such as a steam chamber, sauna, warm blanket or warm bolus.
Application of herbal paste over a small area such as a bruise, torn tendon or joint subluxation is known as Talam. For insomnia and bad dreams it is used on the crown.
Fixed gazing at single point, such as small object, black dot or candle flame. It will develop cancentration, strenghtening eyes and stimulating Ajna Chakra
Ayurvedic massage with herbal or legume powder. It is used for weight loss and tones the skin, cleanses the lymphatics, reduces cellulite and stimulates the metabolism.
Another term for Ayurvedic massage.
Rejuvenating therapies to improve the quality and quantity of one’s sexual life in order to optimise fertility. The ultimate goal of this therapy is ultimate sexual satisfaction and to generate healthy progeny . Vajeekaranam also prevents genetic and congenital disorders.
Herbs are soaked in a cotton tube and inserted into tubular structures of the body such as the nose, vagina, tubular ulcers or fistulas. This is used to treat infections, lubricate the channel and accelerate healing.
Vasti is a decoction or oil enema that cleanses and rejuvenates the whole body. It is generally inserted in the anus but also the vagina in rare cases. Vasti is a broad-spectrum remedy particularly prescribed for vata disorders.
Wraps with warm herbal pastes that reduce swelling, cellulite and lymphatic congestion.
54.Virechanam. Virechanam is a stong laxative (purgation) process. It removes excess pitta which can cause acidity, rashes, burning, bleeding, diarrhea, irritability and agitation. Virechanam treats disorders of the liver, spleen, gall bladder, stomach, small intestine and skin when applicable.
Panchakarma therapy is comprised of five basic types of advanced treatment for the evacuation of toxins from the body.
All treatments are prescribed by our doctors and performed by our trained therapists.