Ayurveda

Ayurveda,meaning the knowledge of long life,is one of the oldest medical sciences in the world.References to it date back more than 5000 years,with the keralan tradition passed from father to son through the generation of vaidyas or physicians.Ayurveda is a holistic approch,relatively free of any side effects.Through the use of different therapies,massages and treatments,effective programmes can be given for a wide variety of conditions. Panchakarma treatments are purification therapies,designed to restore balance in the three doshas, therebt boosting the immune system and rejuvenating the body and mind. Typically the process starts with a consulatation where your body type is diagnosed ( vata, pitta, kapha ) and any weakness in the body. After trhis a personalized programme is developed according to the patient`s need.

A key component of Ayurveda is the type of oil and herbal extracts used,often based on traditional family recipes. Each oil is made up of a careful balance of cooling and heating elements,with herbal extracts used for certain properties. For example, neem is often used in massage oils to aid the skin`s rejuvenation,reducing scars and damaged tissue. Each oil used in the Bio Veda centres are handmade inhouse, guaranteeing the quality. Before having a treatment or massage try to leave a gap of at least an hour after a large meal for a more comfortable experience. If you are unable to make an appointment time, please let us know in advance so we can reschedule.

Where ever possible, we will provide female staff for treatments and massage on women, and male staff for men.

Ayurvedic Massages

1. General Massage
2. Rejuvenation Massage
3. Udwarthanam or Powder Massage
4. Marma Siddha or Acupressure Massage
5. Synchronise Massage
6. Part Massage - Head / Back & Shoulder / Etc

Ayurvedic Treatments

1. Sirodhara
2. Njavarakizhi & Elakizhi
3. Pizhichil
4. Kativasthi & Sirovasthi
5. Nasyam
6. Medicated Steam Bath
7. Facial

Ayurvedic Programmes

1. Detox Treatment
2. Slimming Programme
3. Rejuvenation Treatment
4. Beauty Care Programme
5. De stress / Relaxation Package

Courses available in Ayurvedic massage
General 7 Days & Advanced 15 Days

Ayurvedic Massages

1. General Massage:
Using medicated oil with synchronized gentle massage. Good for revitalizing tired muscles and dull skin, this massage improves blood and lymph circulation whilst strengthening joints and relieving tension.
Head and Body 1hr.

2. Rejuvenation Massage:
Using medicated oil the body is first massaged using the feet, and then by hand. Good for people looking for more of a deep tissue massage, this treatment tones muscles, restores energy, improves circulation and agility.
Head and Body 1hr.

3. Udwarthanam or Powder Massage:
Using medicate herbal powder the body is massaged by 2 therapists. This massage is particularly used to eliminate excess lipids or fat and pacify "Kapha". A course of 3 - 14 days is recommended to benefit from this treatment.
Body 1hr.

4. Marma Siddha or Acupressure Massage:
Using medicated oil, pressure is applied to the marma points in combination with massage strokes. This treatment is beneficial for any back or skeletal weaknesses, sports injuries, and those wanting a harder massage.
Head and Body 1hr 30min.

5. Synchronized Massage:
2 people using coordinated strokes massage the body following the flow of energy, resulting in a very relaxing experience. This treatment is particularly good for blood circulation, stress and vata predominated conditions.
Head and Body 1hr.

6. Part Massage - Head / Back & Shoulders / etc

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Ayurvedic Treatments

1. Sirodhara:
Medicated oils or butter milk are poured onto the forehead in a continual stream for around 45 minutes. For : headaches, migraine, tension, insomnia, stress related conditions and veda predominated diseases etc.

2. Njavarakizhi and Elakizhi:
A process by which the body, or part of, is made to perspire by the external application of medicinal puddings in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin cloth. For : Rheumatism, joint pain, high blood pressure etc.

3. Pizhichil:
Lukewarm herbal oils are drizzled all over the body simultaneously by 2 technicians in a special continuous rhythmic way for 60 to 90 minutes. For : Arthritis, paralysis, rheumatic complaints, joint stiffness, nervous conditions etc.

4. Kativasthi and Sirovasthi:
Special warm herbal oils are applied to the body or head for 15 to 60 minutes a day. For : Paralysis, back pain, spinal disorders, headaches, arthritis etc.

5. Nasyam:
Herbal juices or medicated oils are applied trough the nose. For : Headaches, sinus congestion, mental disorders and some skin diseases.

6. Medicated Steam Bath:
Herbal leaves and plants are boiled and the steam passed over the whole body for 10 to 20 minutes. For: Joint pain and swelling, tension, certain skin diseases to eliminate impurities, fat reduction etc.

7. Facial:
Using cleansers, toners, face packs and creams made from ayurvedic ingredients. Each facial is tailored to the appropriate skin type.

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Ayurvedic Programmes

1. Detox Treatment:
This treatment is for 5 to 21 days and focuses on the elimination of impurities and toxins in the body, thereby building the resilience of the immune system and all around body condition. This is done through a combination of internal herbal medicine, rejuvenation massage, elakizhi and a controlled diet.

2. Slimming Programme:
This programme includes 2 types of massage, a medicated oil massage, and "udvarthanam", a massage using medicinal herbal powder. These 2 massages occur on alternate days. Included is the intake of herbal medicine, medicated steam bath and a controlled diet. For optimum results this treatment should be done for a minimum of 6 to 21 days.

3. Rejuvenation Programme:
This treatment included massage and the intake of herbal medicine chosen according to body and dosha type, in combination with steam bath and a controlled diet. The length of the treatment will depend on consultation, but will usually take between 6 and 28 days.

4. Beauty Care Programme:
This programme is good for promoting clear and toned skin, firms up the body and gently relaxes the mind. Included is general massage followed by medicated steam bath, mukhalepam facial pack, and a course of sirodhara. Recommended duration is from 3 to 10 days.

5. Destress / Relaxation Package:
This package is designed for people always on the move, who never seem to have time to relax and let go of some of the daily stresses built into their lives. The package includes general massage, sirodhara, medicated steam bath and reiki. Optional extra are pizhichil, yoga and meditation. This package lasts between 6 and 14 days.

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