Ayurvedic Abhyanga (Massage)
An ancient traditional system of medicine, Ayurveda is considered to be the oldest system of health care, with literature going back 5000 years and an oral tradition that is much older. This healing system has been practiced in daily life in India for more than 5000 years.
‘Ayur’ means ‘Life’ and ‘Veda’ means ‘Science’. Thus Ayurveda is the ‘Science of Life’.
In Ayurveda, health is a state of spiritual and physical attainment. It is a medical, metaphysical Healing life science – the mother of all healing arts. The practice of Ayurveda is designed to promote human happiness, health and the creative growth. It is the science of daily living and this system of knowledge evolved from the sage’s practical, philosophical and religious illumination, which was rooted in their understanding of the creation. Ayurveda helps the healthy person to maintain health and the diseased person to regain health.
The body is made up of Tridoshas (Tri’ means ‘Three’ and ‘Doshas’ mean ‘Humours’) – Vata is Air, Pitta is Fire and Kapha is Water. Good health means a normalcy in the Tridoshas, balance of metabolic, systemic and excretory functions, all five senses and in the mind and spirit.
There are 7 constitutional doshas and each individual falls into any one of these categories They are-
Vata is predominant in Old age, Pitta in the Middle age and Kapha in Childhood. According to the season, Kapha is predominant in the early morning, Pitta in the afternoon and Vata late at night. For good health, each person has to maintain the balance of their doshas and not aggravate it and an imbalance in them is the cause of illness. It is thus essential to identify one’s body type and follow dietary regimes according to the seasonal regimes in order to maintain optimum health. Ayurvedic treatment helps to restore this imbalance without any side effect. This helps in treating several conditions including liver disorders, strokes, mental and muscular dystrophy, rheumatic and chronic conditions.
Ayurvedic Abhyanga (massage)
The Ayurvedic practitioner selects the Ayurvedic oils based on your body type, which is used in the massage therapy. In addition to the beneficial effects of massage that reduces stress, improves circulation and relaxes taut muscles, these Ayurvedic oils have a rejuvenating effect as they also help in eliminating impurities. They also reduce hair-loss and dandruff, condition the scalp, and improve sleep and eyesight. This kind of oleation serves as an absolute preventive measure against many ailments related to the Vata dosha.
Ayurveda is an unregulated profession in Canada but they are regulated by a few professional associations and our Ayurveda Practitioners are registered with EBNMP Canada Association under three levels, according to their hours of training and proficiency. DNM members are able to open independent practices and practice with other holistic medical centers.
At Rachel’s homeopathy & holistic health our ayurveda practitioners do the following things:
- Ayurveda Case taking & consultation with medicines
- Pain management treatments
- Stress management treatments
- Ayurvedic massage, Kati Basti, Janu Basti, Greeva Basti, Shiro-Dhara, Nasya.
- Provide food advice to patients
- Provide lifestyle advice to control and prevent diseases
- Preparation of various oils for pain relief, hair fall, dandruff, etc
Pain relief with Ayurveda Oil Massage and Natural Therapy
- Back Pain
- Leg and Foot Pain
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder and Neck Pain
- Migraine / Headache
Deep Tissue, Pressure Point, Relaxing Massage
Special Massage for New Moms
|Janu Basti||Prushta Basti|
|Kati Basti||Kizhi Massage|
|Shirodhara (Third Eye Treatment)||Nadi Swedana|
|60 min consultation =||$ 80 +Hst|
|Follow-up (30 minutes) =||$ 65 + Hst|
|**( medicines extra)|
|60 min massage =||$ 75 + Hst|
|30 min massage =||$ 45 + Hst|