Ayurveda Therapies

Ayurveda, the alternative form of medicine from India, has earned itself world-wide acclaim. The 5000-year-old medical science that includes the use of various herbs, massages and yoga comes with hordes of benefits not only to the physical body but to the entire being. Ayurveda directly translates into Science or Knowledge of life in Sanskrit, wherein Ayurveda means life and Veda means science or knowledge. It is a system based on the understanding of the five great elements 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 Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha. Treatments at VLCC are administered after identification of the dosha type of a person.

Treatments offered:

UDVARTANAM

The whole body is massaged with medicated powder made from various herbs. This massage helps to tone up skin, diminishes the appearance of cellulite, improves digestion, and alleviates inactivity and sluggishness. 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 mobilize the fat deposition by working it out.
  • 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.

SHIRODHARA

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.. Shirodhara quiets the mind, releases stress and produces a sense of deep calm.  It relieves stress, anxiety, anger, chronic headaches, hyper tension, insomnia and hair problems.

ABHYANGAM

A unique program where the prescribed oil is liberally applied using soft and gentle strokes, followed by a steam bath (swedanam). This comprehensive body massage enhances the ability of nutrients to reach starved cells and in the removal of stagnant waste. Warm Herbal oils are concocted to nourish and revitalize the tissues and to allow the removal of toxins from the body. Abhyanga, characterized by long strokes, flowing movements and Marma point therapy, heightens awareness in order to direct the internal healing system of the body. This treatment achieves a deep healing effect by naturally bringing into harmony the body, mind and spirit.

Abhyangam improves appetite, induces good sleep, reduces stress levels and builds the body’s immunity Improves blood circulation, delay’s aging and reduces Vata.

MUKHLEPAM

Mukhlepam (Ayurvedic facial) brings glow and shine on the face and acts as an anti ageing medium for the skin. The procedure also brings down the skin tan

BASTIS

These therapies are responsible for taking care of localized aches and pains depending upon the area they are applied.

  • Kati Basti- Lower Back pain ,this treatment has a relaxing effect on the lower back and helps relieve back pain and spinal disorders.
  • Griva Basti- Pain in cervical area
  • Janu Basti- 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.
  • Manibandh Basti- Pain in the wrist
  • Netra Basti: General ocular health. This treatment is ideal for those suffering from computer vision syndrome and diabetes related eye problems.

KAIVALYAM

This therapy is about exfoliating the body with kitchen herbs like ginger, sesame, cardamom, clove and other powders mixed with red rice. It concludes with the application of an herbal pack mainly constituting of licorice over the entire body. Licorice has been traditionally used as an anti-tan herb which also helps in the removal of pigmentation.

NAVRAKIZHI

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.

ELAKIZHI

Herbal poultices (bundles) are prepared with fresh leaves and herbs 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.

SAYUJYAM

This signature VLCC Ayurvedic therapy involves scrubbing the body with tamarind, red rice and herbs followed by a tamarind and yogurt pack. The body is then covered in banana or herbal leaves to make a body wrap. Tamarind is known to contain natural AHAs which help in the removal of tan. Similarly, yogurt helps in bleaching the skin. The synergistic effect of both helps in overall brightening of the skin.

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