Wellness – The Initial Assessment
is the starting point for your path to health. A wellness assessment begins
with a review of your current lifestyle; diet, exercise, employment, family – all major aspects of your life. We perform a physical assessment, review the medical history of both you and your family and conclude with a pulse evaluation. The pulse reveals your natural constitution and the areas where your health has deviated from this natural balance. The pulse also indicates the doshic health of your organs and the body’s
functional systems such as the digestive, skeletal, muscles, nerves, etc.
Often we use Applied
Kinesiology to confirm our findings and provide more
detail. Giving consideration to these findings and your activities of daily
living, we design a lifestyle program specific to your goals, needs and
health. Along with specific dietary suggestions, menus and nutritional
support are exercise, massage, meditation and stress reduction techniques
to create maximum health and harmony.
Follow up assessments insure that you are on the right track to great living. Your progress is monitored and adjustments are made as necessary. Sometimes as more acute doshic issues resolve others will surface. The body makes its greatest needs known first and we address them in that order. The body has great innate intelligence, given the correct environment and nutrition, the body will heal itself and enhance your life in all arenas.
are therapies that may be part program depending upon your specific
needs and wishes. Your consistency and commitment create your
Snehana – Doshic Massage
provide a wonderful and powerful form of Ayurvedic massage. Organic
herbalized oils selected to bring harmony to your physical, mental
balance are formulated with botanicals to enhance and potentate
their effects. We make all of our oils in-house to insure quality,
to insure that you have the perfect oil for your condition. The
oils are warmed and applied to the body according to Ayurvedic
treatments combine massage with marma energy point stimulation
to enhance the cleansing effects. We also have over 50 essential
oils that we use
to incorporate aroma therapies. This
Ayurvedic therapy can be provided by two therapists working in
choreographed unison to bring balance and integration to both
sides of the body. It feels absolutely incredible!
Swedana – Herbal
Oil & Steam
A herbal decoction balanced for your constitution and applied as a steam treatment to either your entire body or local areas as best suits. Specially blended oils are applied to the body prior to steam. The steam opens the body channels allowing the herbs and oil to deeply penetrate along with their healing properties. The sweating purifies the body by removing deep seated toxins. This treatment has classically been used for arthritis as well as areas of chronic pain and leaves one feeling wonderfully relaxed.
Shirodhara – A Wonderful Experience
A luxurious and deeply calming experience of having a fine stream of warm oil poured continuously on the forehead. This stimulates the release of neurotransmitters which deeply relaxes the body, melting tensions and alleviates discomfort in the head, neck and shoulder areas as well as engendering profound feelings of pleasure, inner balance and mental clarity.
Nasya – Deep Healing Facial
A facial treatment using especially formulated oils combined with gentle heat. Specific marma energy points are stimulated and herbal drops are applied to the nasal passages. This technique banishes those dark circles under the eyes and alleviates intractable neck tension. It brings a fullness and freshness to the face and eyes and can relieve sinus and insomnia.
Dosha Pacification – Speeds Healing
uses the concept of the three doshas to describe the level
of health and balance. The Personalized Lifestyle Program is
designed to guide
one to their natural state of balance. Sometimes it is necessary
and desirable to give the body an additional boost in that
Pacification is typically a 2 to 3 hour session where multiple
therapies including snehana, swedana, nasya and
shirodhara are provided. Other therapies are incorporated as
appropriate. This is a restful, invigorating, relaxing and
truly rejuvenating treatment , and of course tailor-made for
Rasayana – Rejuvenates & Strengthens
This unique part of Ayurveda strengthens and rebuilds the body. The body and mind must have sufficient vitality before cleansing can begin, otherwise the debilitated body is only additionally weakened. Rasayana provides this boost to healing. Programs can be one to several days of spa-like treatments. Nurturing and support are the key elements of rasayana.
Netra Basti – Eye
is a wonderful eye care. While lying on the back, a “dough nut” ring made of specific flours and water is placed around the eye. A herbalized ghee is then poured into the “dough nut” and
forms a pool of ghee over the eye. The technique eases and relaxes eye
tension and irritation. It strengthens the eye muscles and produces clarity
bastis are often quite beneficial wherever there is joint or muscle
pain, As above, a wheat “dough nut” is placed around the effected
area. Special medicated penetrating oils made in-house are used for
this technique. An oil specific to your condition is heated
into the ring.
The oil is then drawn off, re-heated and poured back in the ring.
This is done several times, each time the oil temperature is increased
the body adjusts to the heat. These bastis are perfect for long term
Udvartana – The
Ultimate Body Scrub
This technique is classically used for excess physical and emotional kapha conditions that may have symptoms similar
to lethargy, depression and congestion. The technique begins with Snehana
(oil) and Swedana (steam). A rough cut herb paste is placed on the skin
and rubbed with great vigor, pressure and speed. The application is adjusted
for each individual’s particular condition. It leaves the body and mind
feeling invigorated, refreshed, alive and clear.
Lepana – Topical
pastes and wraps
This technique is classically used for sprains, sore joints and stiff and aching muscles. Snehana (oil) and Swedana (steam) are first applies to the effected area. An herbal paste specific to your condition is applied. Then hot compresses steamed in an herbal decoction are laid over the paste. Fresh hot compresses are continually applied to move the herbs to the problem area.
Ayurvedic Intensive Care Ò
This is a unique service offered only at Living Ayurveda. This program specifically addresses long term debilitating conditions. A minimum of two weeks and up to six weeks in duration, daily Ayurvedic therapies are provided to interrupt and reverse the downward spiral loss of energy and vitality. All meals are provided to insure optimal nutrition. Counseling and education are a significant part of this Intensive Care Program. We have seen impressive results and great strengthening from this program.
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a scientific systemized method used to gain information
about the level of functionality of the body’s organs, the integrity of
the body’s skeletal and muscular system and body’s response to a
host of biological factors including allergies, heavy metals, pathogens, nutrition
and energetic influences. We use AK diagnostically to fine tune your treatment
protocol. Using herbs as an example, often several herbs may be appropriate for
a particular condition, based on traditional use and application. By using AK,
your body can tell us exactly which herb is best suited for you. AK evolved initially
in the Chiropractic field which allows us to incorporate muscular and skeletal
balancing as part of Panchakarma. The energetic influences of old mental and
emotional traumas often have a big impact to health. AK is an amazingly effective tool
in identifying and clearing these old issues. Again, these are services and expertise
offered only at Living Ayurveda.
Jyotish - Vedic Astrology
sister science and complimentary companion of Ayurveda, Jyotish provides
amazing insight into all areas of one’s life. Challenging aspects in your
physical, emotional, and mental being are often revealed as well as details,
including the timing, of career, relationships and family.
We offer a complete apothecary to support your path to healing. We select only the finest products from growers and suppliers we personally know, organically grown always being our first choice. We prepare many products in-house, this insures quality and potency and guarantees you receive the optimum support for your unique constitution.
Our goal at Living Ayurveda is to provide you the services, products and information to create an abundant healthful life. You will very soon experience the incredible lift in vitality, energy and awareness the comes from living in harmony with your unique constitution. Contact
us today to start your exciting powerful journey to health.