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9 Best Ayurvedic Therapies everyone should know“Ayurvedaâ€? the science of life has been proven a boon to mankind since ages…
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9 Best Ayurvedic Therapies everyone should know“Ayurvedaâ€? the science of life has been proven a boon to mankind since ages however with the progress in the medicine today the science of Ayurveda still proves it importance and teaches us to go back to our roots for a healthy living and lifestyles.A lot of people prefer herbal treatments today with although no side effects Ayurveda is composed of the two words Ayur means life and Veda means science. It is science based on the understanding of the five great elements/tatvas: air, fire, water, earth, and ether, which are believed to be the basic components of all life, including the universe and the human body. Each of these elements has a set of particular qualities. All individuals are characterized into 3 categories based on a simplified form of the three vital energies called Doshas, these are Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha. Treatments at Poorna Ayur are administered after identification of the dosha type of a person. PoornaAyur offers the following treatments based on ones Doshas:#9 UDVARTANAM Udvartanam means ‘to move something in upward direction . The whole body is massaged with medicated powder made from various herbs in upward direction( i.e in opposite direction to conventional massage).This massage helps to tone up skin, diminishes the appearance of cellulite, improves digestion, and alleviates inactivity and sluggishness and helps reduce obesity.It works primarily on the lymphatic system and helps to drain the lymph. Benefits •It pacifies Kapha dosh •It melts down the Medo Dhatu i.e. the fat. – As increased mobility of the skin due to the vigorous friction it tends to help in water retention and reduces cellulite. •It provides nutrition to the skin – Rubbing over the skin invites an increased blood supply to the local skin, which carries a lot of vital nutrients for the area with increased oxygenation to the part, giving the skin a better texture. •It can also prove helpful in conditions like Obesity and related complications Over weight, High cholesterol and triglycerides,Diabetes,Psoriasis and many more.#8 SHIRODHARA Shirodhara is a union of two words ‘shir‘ meaning head and ‘dhara‘ meaning pouring in a stream . Thus, shirodhara means the pouring of a liquid medicine in a stream over the head of a client for a stipulated amount of time. It is a great rejuvenating and curative therapy which eliminates disease and improves vitality. Massage and stimulation of the Marma points of the head, neck, shoulders and feet is followed by a continuous, warm stream of Ayurvedic oil that is poured on and across the forehead.. Benefits: •Shirodhara quiets the mind, releases stress and produces a sense of deep calm. •It relieves stress, anxiety, anger, chronic headaches, migraine , hyper tension, insomnia and hair problems. •It cures the excess vata dosha and helps ease symtoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)#7 ABHYANGAM Abhyangam is traditional massage followed by steam bath. A unique program where the prescribed oil is liberally applied using soft and gentle strokes,the number of strokes and pressure vary according to the condition of the individuals.It is followed by a steam bath (swedanam). This stimulating treatment increases blood circulation, which in turn encourages quick removal of metabolic wastes, while providing relief to diseases such as anxiety, fatigue, circulatory disorders, arthritic problems, backaches and injuries. Warm Herbal oils are concocted to nourish and revitalize the tissues and to allow the removal of toxins from the body. Benefits: •Bodily rejuvenation,General well-being,Elongating life span. •Inducing sound sleep,Bolstering immunity,Mental relaxation. •Helps in curing spondylosis,relieving paralysis. •Hepls smoothen complexion,softening skin texture and preventing wrinkles.#6 MUKHLEPAM Mukhlepam is Ayurvedic facial is much in demand these days. It includes a face massage, rice scrub and application of turmeric and face pack consisting of various herbal pastes that have beneficial effects on skin. The fine rice used for scrubbing exfoliates the skin and facilitate removal of dead skin. The massage procedure improves blood circulation and the herbal mask absorbs excess oil to make the skin glow and appear youthful. However, if you have skin infections or acne, you are not recommended to take Ayurvedic facials. Benefits: •It restores moisture of skin, imparts glow and reduces sagging . •It is helpful in de-taning. •Tones and tightens skin •Exfoliates skin#5 VASTIS Vast includes therapies that are helpful in taking care of localized aches and pains depending upon the area they are applied. They are classified as : •Kat Vast- Lower Back pain , this treatment has a relaxing effect on the lower back and helps relieve back pain and spinal disorders. •Greeva Vast- Pain in cervical area •Janu Vast- Pain in the knee. The treatment reduces the stiffness and inflammation on and around the knees and thus reducing pain. It also strengthens the knee joints by improving blood circulation.#4 NASYAM Nasyam is very effective Ayurveda remedy and it ensures relaxation for head related problems especially for many type of headaches. The illness in the head region would get much relax after Nasyam. Nostrills are the entry point of Nasyam treatment and it’s the door way to brain where Nasyam treatment Through the nostrils the medicated oil and powder are applies and this process is called Nasyam. There are many type of Nasyams in Ayurveda. Nasyam is a toxin removing process and it’s very helpful to get relax for head related problems. Nasyam gives immune power in the head region. The mucas membrane of nasal cavity gets stimulation through Nasyam. It guarantees fruitful relax to all aspirants.. The importance of Nasyam is much relevant in this modern era, because everywhere we’ll find the diseases with problems in head. The patient gets relaxation after Nasyam especially with toxin removing from head,neck,brain,ear and throat.#3 NAVARKIZHI Navarakizhi or Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda is a form of sweat inducing massage treatment. Here, milk and rice are mainly used. Red rice and milk are cooked together with herbs to make a pudding (kheer), the same is collected in boluses (Potalis) and massaged over the skin. This treatment acts as an intensely invigorating therapy and is advised to alleviate generalized weakness and low energy. The treatment is also used as an herbal body polish, especially for brides-to-be and reduces water retention. Benefits: •Strengthening nerves, Calming stress ailments •Curing neurological disorders •Alleviating rheumatism •Nourishing limbs and Beautifying skin#2 ELAKIZHI Elakizhi is similar to Navarkizhi the only difference is in place of rice herbs are used for treatment. Herbal poultices (bundles) are prepared with fresh leaves and herbs like anti Vata plants,such as Eranda,Arka,Nirgundi,Rasna,Coconut leaves as part of this treatment. These poultices are then warmed in medicated oils and used to massage the entire body, neck, shoulders, hands and back, shifting the person side to side. The treatment helps significantly reduce chronic pain. It helps in Pain relief esp. in joint pains, back ache, cervical pains,helps in weight loss and detoxification. Benefits: •Effective for various kinds of arthritis, spondylitis, back pain, sports injuries and for all other soft tissue inflammations especially joint pains. •Promotes better circulation within the affected area, induces perspiration which helps the skin to eliminate wastes. •It also helps to tone the skin and can be very relaxing.#1 PIZHICHIL Also known as Thailadhara A king among the traditonal therapies and a specialty of Kerala This therapy is a beautiful combination of two classical Ayurvedic treatments, Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (sudation). The whole body is bathed in streams of lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage. Three therapists attend to the client, focusing on their particular needs. More than three liters of relaxing, medicated oil is used in this therapy. Pizhichil protects the body from illnesses and builds up immunity for a healthy life. It is very useful for rheumatic diseases, arthritis, paralysis, sexual weakness, neurological disorders, blood pressure, nervous weakness and helps to arrest the aging process. Beneficial For Relaxation & Health – Relieving anxiety – Combating depression – Regulating blood pressure – Relieving body pains Ailments – Treating rheumatic diseases – Alleviating arthritic symptoms – Overcoming paralysis – Curing sexual weakness – Reducing neurological disorders Beauty – Keeping skin young – Preventing aging#1 PIZHICHIL Also known as Thailadhara A king among the traditonal therapies and a specialty of Kerala This therapy is a beautiful combination of two classical Ayurvedic treatments, Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (sudation). The whole body is bathed in streams of lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage. Three therapists attend to the client, focusing on their particular needs. More than three liters of relaxing, medicated oil is used in this therapy. Pizhichil protects the body from illnesses and builds up immunity for a healthy life. It is very useful for rheumatic diseases, arthritis, paralysis, sexual weakness, neurological disorders, blood pressure, nervous weakness and helps to arrest the aging process. Beneficial For Relaxation & Health – Relieving anxiety – Combating depression – Regulating blood pressure – Relieving body pains Ailments – Treating rheumatic diseases – Alleviating arthritic symptoms – Overcoming paralysis – Curing sexual weakness – Reducing neurological disorders Beauty – Keeping skin young – Preventing aging
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