The Overview

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Practiced for more than 5,000 years, Ayurvedic massage originated from India and is based on the ancient principles of Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda, which translated means the ‘science of life’, uses a holistic approach to health and wellbeing to bring balance, harmony and unity among the body, mind, senses and soul. Along with the understanding of nutrition, medicine, daily/seasonal routines, exercise and behaviors that are beneficial or harmful to life, massage is another important component of Ayurveda and is a vital practice to improve longevity and vitality.

Massage is necessary for every individual, just as food is necessary for an organism to sustain proper function. Food provides us with nourishment from an external source, whereas massage excites the internal resources, stimulating lymphatic flow and providing nourishment to the entire body through increasing flow and absorption of blood plasma, proteins, amino acids, glucose, fats, hormones, enzymes, salts and lymphocytes.

There are many different methods of treatment practiced, but here at Veda Wellness we offer some of the most effective treatments; Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Kati Basti, Greeva Basti, Janu Basti, Vaksha Basti, Hridaya Basti and Netra Basti.

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Relaxation Massage (Abhyanga)

Abhyanga is the anointment of the entire body with warm herbal oils.

A full body massage that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, calm and fresh. This treatment is perfect to harmonize, de-stress or just relax. Our relaxation massage known as an ‘Abhyanga’ uses warm herbal oils combined with scientific manipulation that helps remove built up toxins, stimulate lymphatic flow, soften tissues and improve mobility.

In Ayurvedic medicine, Abhyanga has been utilized as a major healing practice for its profound benefits on the physiology and psychology. The scientific manipulation of tissues combined with herbal oils, heated to a specific temperature allows for healing to take place on many layers of the body. By following a systematic approach, herbal oil is able to pass through minute channels in the body and penetrate into the deeper layers of the tissues.

The deep penetration of herbal oils removes the rigidity, dryness and blockages in the channels and creates mobility, lubrication and greater flow. This helps to drain the juices in the body that are in excess, stimulate lymphatic flow and soften/lubricate tissues. The removal of built up toxins along with the improved lymphatic function and soft/lubricated tissues helps to maintain the body’s equilibrium, strength and endurance as well as reduce potential for injury and pain.

Abhyanga is also specific to the individual’s constitution, specific strokes at varying speeds for a certain length of time are selected to encourage a more beneficial and direct treatment for the individual’s physiological makeup. Not only does Ayurvedic massage work with the physical, psychological and emotional levels, but also a major aspect of treatment is to enliven and improve the flow of Prana (life force or energy) by working with the Marma Points (Energy points) and the Chakras. After an Ayurvedic massage the client is left feeling more energetic, relaxed, calm and fresh.

 

The benefits of Abhyanga include:

  • Decreases the effects of aging
  • Aids in healing injuries – specifically to the muscular and skeletal tissues
  • Shapes the organs for greater function
  • Helps increase the regeneration of tissues
  • Bestows good vision
  • Improves flow of Prana (Life force)
  • Nourishes the body
  • Helps correct internal malfunctions
  • Increases longevity
  • Benefits sleep patterns
  • Imparts softness, strength and color to the body
  • Benefits and strengthens the skin
  • Provides resistance against disease and disharmony
  • Improves digestive power
  • Counters fatigue
  • Increases stamina
  • Improves sleep
  • Imparts firmness, tone and vigor to the tissues
  • Improves circulation and expels toxic build up from blood
  • Stimulates and strengthens lymphatic function helping to improve the immune system
  • Pacifies Vata, Pitta & Kapha

Treatment for the mind, body, emotions & stress (Shirodhara)

This extremely relaxing treatment is both deeply rejuvenating and beneficial for the mind, body and emotions. The treatment known as ‘Shirodhara’ helps to melt away stress, anxiety, depression, headaches and fatigue. As well as improve sleeping patterns, nourish the hair and scalp, harmonize the hormonal system and improve vitality and balance. Shiro (head) Dhara (flow) is a fine stream of warm medicated oil, poured onto the forehead and onto the area of the third eye, in an oscillating manner that helps induce a mental state of deep relaxation. This state brings balance on a physical, mental and emotional level.

 

 

The benefits of Shirodhara include:

  • Relieves stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia through natural serotonin, dopamine and melatonin release
  • Helps improve mental focus and concentration
  • Stabilizes and calms the mind
  • Rejuvenates the mind and body
  • Stimulates the 3rd eye and crown chakras, helping to awaken intuition and inner wisdom
  • Helps relax the nervous system,
  • Reduces anger and frustration
  • Helps alleviate suppressed emotions
  • Encourages hormonal balance
  • Aids in heart function
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Pacifies Vata, helping to reduce restlessness, irritability, nervousness, fear and excessive thinking
  • Helps with schizophrenia, neurotic states, paranoia, depression, loss of memory, fatigue, tiredness and mental exhaustion
  • Helps reduce migraines and chronic headaches
  • Heightens the functioning of the senses
  • Deeply relaxes the mind and body
  • Releases negative emotions and thought patterns

Musculoskeletal Treatments (Basti Treatments)

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The treatment known as a ‘Basti’ uses a ‘well’ made of dough that is filled with medicinal oil, heated to a specific temperature and placed over the problematic area for a certain length of time. After the oil is removed the therapist will perform a sequence of massages followed by a herbal steam to help deepen the effect of the treatment. As the herbal oil gets deeply absorbed into the tissues, the heat and the herbal oil helps to heal and repair the tissue by increasing circulation to the region, nourishing and strengthening the muscles and nerves, reducing swelling, relieving pain and stiffness as well as softening ligaments, tendons and muscles. By preparing the area in this fashion it allow for deeper manipulation and removes the potential for injury or damage to the tissues and nerves.

The different forms of Bastis focus on different areas of the body, such as:

Lower Back Treatment (Kati Basti) – The dough is placed on the lumbar sacral area to alleviate lower back pain, tension, stiffness, sciatica and disc problems.

Adrenal, Kidney & Thoracic Treatment (Vaksha Basti) – The dough is placed in the thoracic area to treat thoracic pain and stiffness, remove suppressed emotions and rejuvenate the adrenal glands

Neck Treatment (Greeva Basti) – The dough is placed around the neck area and is used for cervical disorders, stiff and painful neck, whiplash, migraines, Vertigo, Tingling or numbness of the hands Compression fractures, frozen shoulder

Knee & Joint Treatment (Janu Basti) – The dough is placed around the joint area, predominantly around the knee joint. It helps remove stiffness from the joints, reduce pain, restore the synovial fluid in the joint, maintain integrity of the structures involved in the joint, increase blood circulation; thus strengthening and nourishing the joints and helps improve mobility of the joints. It is also helpful in conditions of arthritis, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

Heart Treatment (Hridya Basti) – The dough is placed over the area of the heart. This helps with nourishing, strengthening and rejuvenating heart function. Specifically it aids with strengthening the heart muscle and helping in conditions such as blocked arteries, high cholesterol and thickening of the muscles and valves, weak heart, post heart operations, emotional disorders and deep seated anger and sadness.

Shoulder Treatment (Uro Basti) – The dough is placed on the shoulder area to help with conditions such as stiff, tense and painful shoulders, frozen shoulder, dislocations and RSI (repetitive strain injuries).

Eye Treatment (Netra Basti) – The dough is placed around the eyes and they’re bathed in medicated ghee. This is a beneficial treatment for improving eyesight, preventing degeneration due to aging, removing darkness in front of the eyes, reducing stiffness, dryness and injury to the eyes, reduces painful, swollen and watery eyes and also aids in conditions such as conjunctivitis and glaucoma.

 

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Our Ayurvedic Therapist

Alex
When human beings experience pain, discomfort, stress, unease or poor health, it is not uncommon for their quality of life to be negatively affected and for things to begin to unravel. My great passion is to remove these impinging issues or lessen there affects to assist individuals to reach a better state of health. Growing up in a household where Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation were second nature, it has always been apart of who I am and has always been something I have wanted to share. I have observed the benefits of Ayurveda, meditation and yoga first hand, through myself and through those around me. It was no coincidence that when I was my happiest and healthiest, I was practicing these things daily. And when I was feeling most uneasy, unhealthy and stressed, I was not following an Ayurvedic lifestyle, meditating daily or doing yoga. This contrast gave me insight into how drastically life can be affected by the things we indulge in daily. By coming to this obvious, yet often overlooked realization, I followed my passion in Ayurveda and Yoga. Now I am a qualified Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic massage therapist. I am still continuing my studies with Dr Ajit at the Australsian Institute of Ayurvedic studies and I will soon be a fully qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner. With the combination of Ayurvedic Massage, Yoga and soon to be Ayurvedic Practitioner, I will be able assist others reach a more positive state of health and wellbeing. Through spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda, others will be empowered take hold of their lives and achieve a more permanent state of health and happiness. Ayurveda is literally ‘the science of life’ or ‘the art of longevity’ and I truly believe it has the answers to achieving perfect health and unbounded happiness. It is my desire to help others realize this truth and to help them apply this science to raise their awareness and to increase their quality of life.