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ayurveda

abhyanga massage & shirodhara treatment 90 mins £70, shirodhara treatment 30 mins £25

abhyanga massage & shirodhara treatment

Ayurveda is an ancient Sanskrit word that translates to ‘the science of life’. Ayurveda combines a whole approach to massage, consisting of four essential parts; the mind, body, senses and soul. The Ayurvedic principles follow the belief that there can be no mental health without physical health and visa versa, and so the purpose of this treatment is to restore balance to the mind, body, sense and soul.

Ayurverda recognises three main energies known as Dosha’s; Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The beginning of this treatment starts by establishing which Dosha’s are out of balance. The quality and balance of these Dosha’s are said to determine a person’s health and illness. We need all three Dosha’s to be in balance with one another to function at an optimal level. The Abhayanga Massage, combined with the oil used, dictated by your Dosha, will help to restore balance to the body.

The treatment finishes with Shirodhara; the slow pouring of hot liquid on the third eye, located in the forehead in a continuous stream, in a warm, quiet, soothing atmosphere. In Ayurveda medicine, Shirodhara is designed to relax the body and mind, and open the third eye. This is a special treatment that gives total relaxation to the mind. Using this to close the treatment has a powerful effect on the mental and emotional wellbeing of the individual.

great for…

Relief from hypertension, insomnia, depression, anxiety, headaches, restlessness.