A complete range of authentic Ayurvedic treatments are available at Ananda, each addressing a specific aspect of mental, and physical well-being.
A traditional synchronized full body massage given by two experienced Ayurveda therapists using Sesame oil; also known as the “four-handed-massage.” Abhyanga improves physical consistency, helps to liquefy toxins and induces relaxation, whilst normalizing blood pressure and eliminating impurities.
An indulgent, rejuvenating experience, during which lukewarm herbal oils anoint the entire body. The anointment is very slow and rhythmic with light pressure. Pizhichil strengthens immunity, lubricates the joints, liquefies toxins, increases flexibility and strengthens immunity
Following a full body massage with dosha specific oils, therapeutic sweating is induced by the application of warmed herbal poultices. Choornaswedana is commonly known as “the bundle massage”. It increases circulation, speeds up the elimination of toxins, relieves muscle pain and stiffness, rheumatism, arthritis and sports injuries
Luke warm herbal oil is poured in an even stream on to the forehead to pacify and revitalize the mind and the body. As well as its intense rejuvenating and anti-aging effects, Shirodhara improves memory, normalizes sleep patterns and addresses other neurological disorders
A calming experience where cool medicated buttermilk is poured onto the forehead to bring relief to those who suffer from insomnia, depression, gynecological psychological and stress related conditions.
A deep, dry massage using herbal powders which stimulate the hair follicles assisting to break down the body’s excess subcutaneous fat. This massage aims to address obesity and mobilizes toxins. Beneficial for firming and toning.
For centuries Mukha Lepa has been used as a beauty ritual for Indian women. Traditional herbs are used to cleanse, exfoliate, tone and finally hydrate. A specialized dosha specific herbal lepa or mask is applied to the face to bring out the beauty within.
This stimulates the natural cleansing and healing abilities of the body. Following a medicated herbal oil massage a dosha specific full body mask is applied to the entire body that aids in drawing out toxins and relieving aches and pains, leaving your entire body refreshed and calm
Treating the eyes by applying ghee is known as “Akshi Tarpana” or “Netra Vasthi” in Ayurveda. Whilst lying on the droni table a ‘ring’ of flour paste is made around the eyes. Medicated ghee is then poured gently into the ring over the eyes. After sufficient unction has been poured, the eyes are intermittently opened and closed for a period not exceeding five minutes. This experience is good for treating tired eyes as well as other eye disorders.
This experience involves the retention of medicated oil or decoction in the mouth for a few minutes. Gandusa is good for cleansing, detoxifying and aids in mouth, voice, gum and tooth disorders. Gandusa addresses bad breath, whilst improving the flexibility of facial muscles.
Requires the retention, movement and gargling of medicated oil or decoction in the mouth for few minutes. This simple and soothing treatment is highly beneficial for disorders of ear, nose, throat and mouth whilst improving the voice.
Practiced to ease lower back pain. A small circle of paste made from black gram or wheat flour is placed strategically on the lower back. Warmed oil is then poured into the depression created by the ring of paste. This soothes muscular tissue, alleviates pain and lubricates the discs and nerves.
A herbal headpack applied to relax the mind, which in turn brings peace to the body and soul. A cooling application that helps relieve insomnia, stress, migraines and brings overall balance to the being.
An experience that balances the Heart Chakra and helps reduce stress to alleviate future problems of the thoracic region. Warmed, medicated oil is gently poured into a reservoir made from gram flour, placed strategically over the chest area. This soothes muscular tissue, alleviates discomfort and balances the mind-body connection.
Ayurvedic Head Massage
A powerful calming and relaxing massage over the head, neck, shoulder and upper back. Conducted in a sitting posture using Ayurvedic medicated oil. Traditionally known as “Shiroabhyanga”, this treatment is ideal for anyone who carries stress over their shoulders and neck. It helps to improve quality of sleep, nourishes the hair roots and also is helpful in managing recurrent headaches.
Pada Abhyanga: Ayurveda Foot Massage
Pada Abhyanga is regarded as a highly specialized therapy in Ayurveda. It is a holistic therapy that works towards effective healing by using medicated oil and focusing on nerve points on the entire foot. This treatment helps in relaxation, improves blood circulation, promotes better sleep, reduces anxiety and helps improves the texture of the skin.
The Marmas (vital points) are a very important part of Ayurvedic anatomy and surgery. A marma point is an anatomical spot where flesh, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet up and prana (life force) is situated. There are 107 marma points throughout the body. Each point has its own intelligence and consciousness, which co-ordinates between the mind and body. This ancient form of treatment uses the fingers to stimulate the marma points, thereby promoting physical and mental recuperation. This therapy strengthens the organ systems and tissues, relieves physical and mental blockages of energy, improves lymph drainage, relaxes muscles and improves quality of sleep.
Prista Vamsha Therapy: Complete Spine care and Back therapy
Prista Vamsha refers to the entire spinal column. It is a complete spine therapy, which involves three systemic procedures prista-vasti, prista-abhyanga and prista-swedana to strengthen the spine and supporting tissues. The prista vamsha therapy starts with the process of oil pooling, (prista vasti) in which the warm medicated oil is retained inside a herbal paste crevice on the entire spinal area of the body for some time; followed by a deep massage on the entire back (prista abhyanga) ending with rhythmic tapping and then a massage using warm poultices over the spine and back. This intensive treatment strengthens back muscles by releasing the stiffness, lubricates the joints to make them flexible and pain free. It also alleviates lower back conditions like lumbar spondylitis, inter vertebral disc prolapses, lumbago and sciatica.