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The Gaia Centre for Holistic Therapy,

17 Frederick Street,

Loughborough,

Leicestershire,

LE11 3BH


Tel: 01509 551513


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Ayurvedic Treatments

Ayurvedic treatments involve establishing an individual's constitution and the nature of any imbalance and then seeking to return the individuals body to a balanced and healthy state of being. Within the Ayurvedic system of medicine, three forms of massage treatments are usually offered - Abhyanga, Marma, and Shirodhara.

Abhyanga Massage

An Ayurvedic whole-body massage with oil to balance the mind as well as body. Abhyanga increases circulation, aligns the doshas with the use of specific oils, and eliminates toxins. A therapeutic and deeply relaxing experience, Abhyanga increases vitality, strength, flexibility, and mental/emotional well being

Marma Massage

An old technique of healing in which simple touch or light massage on the vital points of the body, the Marma points, are used to balance the life force (prana). There are 107 main energy points on the surface of the body. Each relates to a different organ or tissue.

By gently pressing or massaging these sites prana is stimulated, clearing stress and blocks in the body. The unique aspect of this amazing therapy is that it transcends the physical and mental levels rectifying defective energy channels in a subtle way.

Marma supports the healing process of many diseases including those of the heart, gall bladder, and pancreas. It can also be used to just get a peaceful mind.

Shirodhara Massage

Shirodhara treatments feature the steady streaming of warm, fragrant oil onto your forehead (or "third eye"), followed by scalp massage, and - depending on the treatment - by other body massage as well. Shirodhara aims to relax the nerves and balance Vata, the dosha that exerts control over the brain.

Shirodhara is a very relaxing treatment that leaves you feeling both calm and clear headed. It aims to harness the flow of energy around your body.

Panchakarma Therapies

Panchakarma is the health anchor of Ayurveda. Pancha means five and Karma means action; thus there are five purification therapies designed to assist the body in the internal cleansing process through the elimination of toxins, wastes, and other excesses in order to bring the supportive forces of life, the Tri doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha), into balance.

Panchakarma Therapies are most effective in combination with Art of Living breathing programmes. A session will start with a private, caring consultation, which provides the base for the treatments that follow.

This consists of an Ayurvedic oil massage, using specific movements, so that the nervous system can relax and be soothed. This massage reduces Vata, rejuvenates the skin, tones the muscles, eliminates impurities and promotes youthfulness. Abhyanga is a part of the Panchakarma treatments.

Ayurvedic massage is particularly helpful in treating:

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Ayurvedic massage therapy can also be a real cure in case of arthritis, rheumatism, neurasthenia, high or low blood pressure, sciatica, paralysis, polio, and insomnia. In all these cases, the massage practitioner may also suggest specific medication, changes in daily habits, exercises, etc.

You may also experience improved elimination of impurities from your body and find that your skin becomes smoother and softer.

People who have Ayurvedic Massage on a daily basis often find that their levels of stamina are increased throughout the day, and that they sleep better and deeper at night.

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