Ayurvedic Healing Therapies
Ayurveda abyanga is a two person choreographed massage using specific strokes that bring balance to the subtle energies of the body. Special oils are prepared to support the doshas back into balance.
Shirodara is the pouring of specifically prepared oil onto the forehead (sixth chakra) to quiet the mind, balance the endocrine system and help develop deeper insight.
History of Ayurveda
Ayurveda is the traditional medicine of India and is often called the healing side of yoga. It is a system of holistic health care that considers the uniqueness of each individual as it helps them to create a state of internal harmony and optimal health. Whereas Western Medicine is based upon statistics for what works for the general population, Ayurveda is based upon what is right for the individual.
Although Ayurveda is an ancient science of health
and healing, it is relevant today as when it was first described more than 5,000 years ago. It was developed for the purpose of preventing diseases in those who are healthy and during disease in those who are sick. While times have changed over the past 5,000 years, the fundamental principles of healing have not. The early Ayurvedic physicians described the proper use of our five senses and the importance of proper lifestyle in the healing process. Remarkably, these physicians described the same diseases we suffer from today including diabetes, obesity, heart diseases, cancer, digestive disease and much more. They have left us with detailed instructions regarding how to maximize the potential of the body to heal from each of these conditions.
Here in the United States, the practice of Ayurveda is relatively new. Practitioners are not called doctors, but rather Ayurvedic Health Practitioners and Clinical Ayurvedic Specialists. Ayurveda is based on the idea that where there is harmony there is health and where there is disharmony there is disease. Symptoms are the natural expression of the body being out of harmony. When harmony is restored, damaged tissue and symptoms heal! Ayurvedic programs help create a healthy lifestyle through the five senses, utilizing diet, color aroma, sound, yoga , massage therapies