Escape the confines of time and immerse yourself in one of our perfectly packaged Ayurvedic journeys for relaxation of the mind, body and soul. Massages therapies applied with skill and care work on both the physical and psychological levels to invigorate, relax and ease pain or tension from stiff aching muscles, boost circulation and alleviate mental stress, soothing the soul and fostering balance and serenity.
The simple procedure of massaging the entire body below the neckline with a powder made of an assortment of herbs in the opposite direction of hair growth is called Udwartanam. Udwartanam opens the circulatory channels, facilitates metabolic activity and improves the complexion . It is extremely helpful in reducing excess fat from the body, while increasing the stability of extremities.
Abhyanga is a luxurious, warm oil massage focused on calming the nervous, lymphatic and circulatory systems. 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. When administred simultaneously by two therapists , Abhyanga is an unparalleled blissful experience. It is one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating treatments in Ayurveda.
Shirodhara awakens the mind and lulls the entire body into a state of calm. 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. A deep meditative and intuitive state is awakened and a shift of awareness and mental clarity is experienced during the treatment. Shirodhara quiets the mind, releases stress and produces a sense of deep calm. This procedure often induces a heightened mental state, which creates profound relaxation of the mind and body.
Podikizhi belongs to a group of Ayurvedic treatments of high repute called Sweda. Small linen bags filled with medicated powder made from the roots of 12 herbal plants are heated and applied all over the body to stimulate sweat. Two bundles, containing medicines as well as medicated powder, are applied simultaneously by separate therapists to different parts of the body.
Podikizhi is an effective remedy that helps take care of many diseases caused by disrupted Vata and Kapha doshas like rheumatic disorder, arthritis and spondylosis. Muscular sprain and stiffness can also be prevented using the therapy since it tones the musculature.
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.
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.
In today’s world we are bombarded with optical stimuli, our eyes are often strained and overtired, creating adverse effects on our vision and brain’s activity. Netra Vasti has a soothing effect on the eyes and surrounding tissues. The treatment begins with a light facial massage, emphasizing the Marma points around the eyes and lymph nodes. Subsequently, dough rings are carefully placed around each eye to form a dam. The eyes are then bathed in warm Ayurvedic Ghee (herbal clarified butter). As the eyes are nurtured and revitalized, Marma points on your hands are gently massaged and eye exercises are performed. Thereafter, a face, head, neck and shoulder Marma point massage completes the experience. This treatment is ideal for those suffering from computer vision syndrome and diabetes related eye problems.
Kati refers to the hip and lower back region, while Griva refers to the neck region. In these localized Snehana therapies, a circular dam of wheat flour is sealed around either indicated area and the dough ring is filled with warm Ayurvedic oil, which is constantly replenished. Once the dough ring is removed, the area is massaged thoroughly emphasizing the Marma points. The treatment concludes with gentle stretching of associated muscles. The treatment helps in relieving pain from such local areas, especially when it is associated with degenerative changes in the bone.
This VLCC signature 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.
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.
In the course of this treatment, therapists massage the upper body, specifically shoulders up, to stimulate sweating. A dose of medication is then poured into each nostril. During this process, the area around the nose, neck and shoulders is massaged continuously. This treatment is highly effective in alleviating headaches, sinus, migraines, chronic colds, throat problems and chest congestion. It is also known to nourish and soothe the entire nervous system.