Ayurveda: It’s roots and uses

So first of all what is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a type of holistic healing that originated in India more than 4,000 years ago. The form is based on a philosophy of health and happiness that treats the whole person to heal and nourish the body and spirit.

 

 

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word usually translated as ‘the science of life’ or Life Knowledge (ayur=life and ‘veda’=knowledge)

 

Ayurvedic physiology teaches that human beings are a mixture of the matter and anti-matter of five elements ether (space), air, fire, water and earth and it is the instant interaction of these moving elements that determine the state of our mental health. From these 5 elements, seven specific doshas or body types are formed. It is this which determines further your physical, digestive and psychological state.

The tradition works with the concept that we each fall into one of three constitutional types. These three Dosha’s are called Vatta, Pitta and Kapha. Which type you are is determined by looking at your physical appearance, metabolism, energy, spirituality and way of thinking.

 

With Ayurvedic therapy we work on three types of energy centres:

The CHAKRAS – a Sanskrit word, meaning wheel or disc. Seven chakras are located along the spine and are viewed as spinning energy in the body, by which we maintain physical and mental health.

The NADIS – a network of 14 subtle nerves that run from the chakras to various points on the body and they energise our physiological systems. The door to the Nadis is through the mind, breathing (pranayama) and marmas (vital points).

The MARMAs – are pressure or energy points located across the body. From head to toe there are 107 Marma points, seen as sensitive regions that develop from the Nadis. By massaging marma points, you have access to the nadis and therefore the inner energy channels.

 

The Ayurvedic approach to Facials:

Ayurveda has a saying that you should only put things on your skin that you would put into your mouth i.e. you feed your skin.

Tri-Dosha products use Ayurvedic herbs with pure aromatic blends to produce high quality, safe, natural therapeutic and ethically made products.

By applying nourishing ingredients selected for your type, your Practitioner can ‘feed’ the skin whilst massaging marma points,  promoting relaxation and balance. It is these specific Marma points that make the facial such a relaxing treatment. The results are an anti-aging facial that eases your stress away.

 

So why not try it for yourself? Nourish the skin and feed the soul.

 

Before the facial we will use a brief questionnaire to find out your dosha skin type to use the right products for you.

You can choose between:

Tri-Dosha Pure radiance face massage – 30 minutes
Tri-Dosha Holistic glow – 60 minutes

 

Georgie Chester