What is an Ayurvedic Therapy?
Ayurvedic Therapy consist of a combination of treatments such as massages and dietetic consultation.
Basic principle of treatment:
The science offers a treatment of by natural and holistic way to problems of not only the physical aspect but also human mind, spirit and consciousness. Ayurveda believes in considering human beings a creature of emotions. They may fall sick if their mind is not balanced and thus considers mind and body as of same origin. This is different from western medicine which basically sees human being as a machine with separate systems.
Ayurveda employs a variety of natural means to bring synchronization to physiology including therapies such as diet, herbs spices, minerals, exercise, meditation, mental balance techniques to eliminate toxic substances from the body.
An Ayurvedic dietary consultation
During your consultation with an Ayurvedic Therapist, you will be asked many questions in order for the Ayurvedic therapist to identify your dosha. The questions concern various topics, including your appetite, your bowel movements, your activity level and lifestyle activities. Each dosha is equally healthy, so long as it stays in balance. Within each dosha are characteristics which show that the dosha is out of balance. For example if an individual that is vata has anxiety, tiredness, or sense of being lonely, it means that they are out of balance.
Herbal Therapy and Diet Changes
The Ayurvedic therapist will then prescribe what is necessary to bring the body back into balance. The Ayurvedic therapist may prescribe certain herbal remedies or they may prescribe certain changes in the diet. For example, vatas need to avoid cold, frozen and raw foods to maintain balance. Another example is kapha individual needs to avoid dairy while getting plenty of exercise to maintain balance. The therapist will also recommend which types of massages will benefit you to achieve balance within you.
Aggravating the dosha causes the body to go out of balance, supposedly creating toxic by-products. When the body is in balance it promotes a happiness, health and longevity. Ayurvedic Therapy is used to maintain or bring back into balance the doshas of the body. This is done by first eliminating the toxic build up that is blocking the body’s balance. Therefore, detoxification or Panchakarma is a major aspect of Ayurvedic Therapy. A Panchakarma session at an Ayurvedic center can consist of an warm body massage. This is a vigorous massage that loosens the toxins on the inside of the body. Next is a full body steam where the oils from the massage dilate the pores so that the toxins can more rapidly be shed from the system. The third part of the therapy is mental rejuvenation when warm oil is poured onto the forehead to release anxiety, promote relaxation, and then calm the nervous system.