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ABHYANGAM 

Abhyangam (or abhyanga) is an oil massage.

Massage is necessary to keep our bodies healthy and Ayurveda points out the benefits of daily massage:

    1. Improved visual acuity
    2. Prevents premature aging
    3. Increased life expectancy
    4. Soothes aches and relaxes, causing a feeling of well being
    5. Beautifies the complexion and improves skin resistance
    6. Good sleep
    7. Improved metabolism, improved blood pressure

 

It is beneficial to have a full body massage every day, because it can stimulate many receptors, especially in the ears (Sravana), feet (Pada) and head (Sira), which were originally certain processes in our body.

 

Contra-indications :

    1. in the case of Kapha dominant diseases
    2. in people who have recently performed Vamana (therapeutic vomiting) and Virechna (purgation)
    3. in people prone to indigestion

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CHOORNASWEDAN

This treatment begins with an application Dosha specific oil all over his body. The whole body is then forced to eliminate deeply after a thorough massage with herbal powder placed in a cloth. It relieves nervous disorders, rheumatism, arthritis and sports injuries.
   

DETOXIFICATION

We call detoxification the process of elimination, disposal or processing of toxins in the body, as well as the elimination of mucus and congestion. Some of these toxins such as pesticides, heavy metals, etc.. come from our diet, drug use, exposure to the environment, etc...

DHARA

Herbal oils, a decoction of herb milk or ghee are poured continuously on the forehead or on the body. Several variants have different targets, as Oordhwanga Dhara, good for diseases of the eyes, ears and skin, Tikrit Dhara (for those who suffer from memory loss, migraines, or psychiatric disorders), Sarvanga Dhara (for head and body) and Siro Dhara (stress and imsomnies).

 

DOSHAS

The human body is composed of five elements:

  • Ether (corresponding to the formless, invisible, penetrating)
  • Air  (lightness, dryness, mobility, cold, roughness, smoothness, subtlety, clarity)
  • Fire (heat, spice, clarity, subtlety)
  • Water (moisture, smooth, cold, stable, soft, fat, smooth)
  • Earth (heaviness, weight, strength, cold, static, slowly, firmness, roughness)
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manifested in human physiology in the form of three doshas (biological humors or biometabolical principles):

  • Vatha (Ether + Air) on traffic, transit and communication, and represents all macrochannels and all the microchannels (nervous system, circulatory system, etc..), The energy flows in motion. We may associate the movement of Vatha to Brahma and to Sattva guna.
  • Pitta (fire + water) affects the tranformation or metabolism. It represents the enzymes and hormones, digestion. We may associate the regenerative and transforming capacities of Pitta to Shiva, and to Rajas guna.
  • Kapha (earth + water) covers all structures and represents the organic tissues (bone, muscle, nerve tissue, adipose tissue, etc.). It may evoque the stabilizer ability of Vishnu and of Tamas gunas.

These three doshas or forces underlying the functioning of various body systems. An imbalance of doshas leads to a state of disease.

Summary table of characteristics of the three doshas:

 

Vatha

Pitha

Kapha

Dry

Greasy

Greasy

Cold

Hot

Cold

Light

Light

Heavy

Irregular

Fluid

Stable

Mobile

Flabby

Viscous

Choppy

Malodorousy

Dense, sweet

To determine what is your tridosha profile, follow the link:

AYURVEDA PROFILE - TEST

DHRONI

The Dhroni is a special massage table that can make care-based oils. It is slightly hollowed to collect them after use.

GHEE

Ghee is made by simmering unsalted butter in a large pot until all water has boiled off and protein has settled to the bottom. The cooked and clarified butter is then spooned off to avoid disturbing the milk solids on the bottom of the pan. Unlike butter, ghee can be stored for extended periods without refrigeration, provided it is kept in an airtight container to prevent oxidation and remains moisture-free. Texture, colour, or taste of ghee depends on the source of the milk from which the butter was made and the extent of boiling. In India, ghee is usually made with water buffalo's milk as it tends to be whiter than cow's milk

HERBAL STEAMBATH 

Sauna

KAPHA

  • Kapha (earth + water) covers all structures and represents the organic tissues (bone, muscle, nerve tissue, adipose tissue, body stability, flexibility, joints, patience, etc.).
    It may involve the ability stabilizer Kapha to Vishnu and Tamas gunas.

KARNADHOOPANAM 

Smoke antiseptic essences are blown into the ears for 5 to 10 minutes. This process helps to cleanse and purify the ears.

KARNAPOORAM

Treatment for ear ailments. Medicated oils are poured into the ear for 5 to 10 minutes per day for both to clean or to treat different diseases.

KATIVASTHI

Warm oil is trapped in a small dam pulp herbal, all resting on the lower back for a good half hour (up to 45 minutes or even an hour).

It is excellent for all the pain, and especially lumbar.

KAYAKALPA CHIKITSA

Treatment leading to retardation of aging, it stops degeneration of cells and self-immunization.

Includes absorption of Rasayana (ayurvedic medicine with a specific system) and a program of special body treatments.

KIZHI 

Kizhi is a treatment where heated herbs and oils are packaged in small bags of cotton placed on the parties to be treated.

This treatment is followed by specific massages, done using the fingers, the palm of the hand or wrist. The pressure applied varies depending on the nature of the condition and its location.

Treatment lasts 45 minutes daily for 7 to 14 days.

Recommended for people with arthritis with swelling, sports injuries, etc ...

KOLTHIRUMMU

Massage using rounded wooden sticks medicinal.

LEPAM / LEPANAM

Many varieties of herbs are used to cover the body and face after the massage and dry.

These herbs act as brushes as much as tonics and help the skin regenerate itself by making her blush.

For skin problems, gout, arthritis.

MARMA

The word 'marma' was used for the first time in Atharva Veda (ancient Indian scripture). During the Vedic period of India, this martial art was known to kings and warriors and was used in battlefields. It is said that marmas are constituted of six vital elements—soma (sleshma, phlegm), marutha (vata, air), teja (pitta, bile) and the three mental types: rajas, tamas and satva. Marma adi is the science of manipulating marmas or vital points. These are nerve junctures usually close to the skin surface. According to Susruta, author of Susruta Samhita, the ancient treatise on ayurveda, human body contains 107 marma points which, when struck or massaged, produce desired healing or injurious results. Like acupressure, marma adi functions by pressing these points through which the prana (chi in Chinese) flows.

MASSAGE OILS

The plant oils massage

There are, in fact, more than a thousand formulations of massage oils in Ayurveda, but we will charge primarily 16 for women and 14 for men for most current prescriptions:

  • Aloe: hair oils to give color to hair and stimulate their growth.
  • Aparajita: the seeds yield an oil that is used to expulse phlegm in chronic bronchitis.
  • Arka: provides relief in cases of joint pain, tumors, rheumatism and skin problems.
  • Asparagus: oils of this creeper treat rheumatism, joint diseases, stiff neck, hemiplegia and other nervous system diseases.
  • Basil: the paste is applied locally in cases of skin diseases.
  • Turmeric paste to be applied to sprains, wounds, eczema and inflamed joints.
  • Beech Indian: massage oils to cure scabies, sores, herpes and eczema.
  • Hibiscus: hair oil used to stimulate hair growth.
  • Hydrocotyle Indian: cures psoriasis, abscesses and chronic rheumatism.
  • Margosa: cons eczema, ringworm and scabies.
  • Muringa: cons inflammations, gout and acute rheumatism.
  • Arjuna Myrobalan: used to cure acne.
  • Walnut Malabar: the leaves are used in the form of essential oil for the massage and rheumatic inflammation.
  • Castor oil: extracted from the seeds, castor oil is used to treat lumbago, sciatica,

MUKHALEPAM 

Facial treatment with different kinds of herbal creams. Very effective for getting rid of wrinkles, cellulite, dark spots. This treatment beautifies and rejuvenates facial skin.

NASYAM 

Part of Panchakarma treatment

Oil is poured into the nostrils, selected functions of disorder considered.
Advocated in cases of headache, toothache, paralysis, skin diseases, etc. ...

Treatment duration: 7 to 14 days.

NAVARAKIZHI

Treatment against muscle degeneration, rheumatism, sports injuries, joint pain, wasting of body parts and certain skin diseases.

The whole body is buffered by small bags of rice soaked with sweat and to receive the species.

NELLIKA THALAM

Nellika thalami is a variant of Thalami, particularly recommended for mental disorder to order.

Nellika means currant, and thalamic head, skull.

See THALAM

NETHRA DHARA

 

PADABHYANGAM

Massage Uzhichil avec les pieds, applelé aussi Chavuttiuzhichil,

PANCHAKARMA

Panchakarma

Sodhana treatment which allows  to fix disturbed doshas is also known as Panchakarma (Pancha Karma = and = five steps, systems).

These five steps are:

    1. Vamana, therapeutic vomiting (rarely used)
    2. Virechna, purgation
    3. Nasya, elimination of toxins through the nose
    4. Sneha Vashti rectal enema oil based
    5. Kashaya Vashti enema containing herbal decoction

     

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PICHU

A cloth soaked in warm oil is pressed on ill parts.

This may involve: paralysis, rheumatism, psychosomatic symptoms.

PITTA
  • Pitta (fire + water) affects the tranformation or metabolism. It represents the enzymes and hormones, digestion. We may associate the regenerative and transforming capacities of Pitta to Shiva, and to Rajas guna.

Pitta is responsible for the following organizational functions:

  • the appetite,
  • body temperature,
  • vision,
  • digestion,
  • smell,
  • taste,
  • brightness,
  • intelligence,
  • energy and
  • body flexibility.

PIZHICHIL 

Pizhichil is also called Sarvangdhara: a dhara (see the word) is applied to the whole body.

This treatment is a wonderful combination of two very traditional Ayurvedic treatments: Snehana (anointing oil) and Swedana (sweating).

Warm oil is poured over the body by wringing cloths regularly dipped in a cauldron.

Pizhichil is a very effective remedy to achieve total relaxation. This treatment is also very useful for sexual weakness, fatigue, nerve, Vata imbalances, hypertension and weight loss of members.

PURVAKARMA

Purvakarma prepares the body to Panchakarma and it is the first treatment offered to clean almost all patients.

Purvakarma has two forms:

POUCH MASSAGES

Buffer with small bags on the body

RASAYANA CHIKITSA

Rejunevation massage

Invigorates the skin and rejuvenates and strengthens all the tissues in order to ensure a balanced and sustainable health.

Optimizes Ojas (elemental vitality) and Sattva (clarity of mind), which has the effect of improving the resistance of the entire human body.

Treatment includes massage of the face and head with essential oils and balms, body massages with oils or powders either with hands or feet, regenerative medicines and pills also saturated steam appropriate essential oils. The herbal baths (essential oils) are also used.

REJUVENATION MASSAGE 

Rejuvenation (see rasayana chikitsa)

SHIRODHARA 

Siro (or shiro) means head (shiras in Malayalam) and Dhara is a continuous flow of any liquid: Sirodhara is an unforgettable experience. (see Dhara)

By pouring warm oil on the forehead and the head wave movements, we reduce stress, insomnia, hyperactivity, irritability, hair problems and all the disorders caused by vata.

Cons indications: fever and sinusitis.

SIROPICHU

It is a Pichu of the head. (siras, siro)

Recommended for hair loss, loss of vision, stress, etc. ...

SIROVASTHI

Warm oil is poured into a sort of top hat adjusted to the skull.

The treatment lasts about an hour and is repeated daily for seven days.

It is a traditional method to fight against diseases of the head and facial paralysis.

Especially effective for people suffering from facial paralysis, dryness of nosrils, mouth and throat. Pain in the neck and head.

SNEHANA

This technique is to rub oils by massaging the body to help eliminate toxins. It uses oil blends to treat certain specific disorders (stress, anxiety, insomnia, arthritis, circulatory problems, etc. ...) Massaging the scalp helps heal depression, insomnia and poor memory.

SPA

In the twentieth century, the name "Spa" gradually became a common name internationally with various male sense. It refers generically, a spa, mineral water, a whirlpool, a health fitness or there is a particular obstacle riding.

Among the various hypotheses on the etymological origin of Spa, we note that the "bubbling spring" of Latin sparsa "scattered" and "gushing" past participle of spargere or, more simply, "free space" of the Walloon and Spa spatia Latin, plural spatium. It was three centuries later (seventeenth) he crossed the Channel to become progressively "spa" in the English language. Three centuries later still (twentieth century), it becomes world "whirlpool" or "center fitness.

It holds that William Slingsby, who had stayed at Spa in 1571 discovered a spring in Yorkshire he called Harrogate. The doctor called Timothy Bright in 1596, "The English Spaw", which seems to come generically spa.

There is a widespread belief (readily conveyed by the institutions themselves) that SPA is a former Roman acronym meaning "Sana Per Aqua" or "Sanitas per aquam" or "Senare Per Aqua". This is a reverse acronym, manufacture post a fictitious acronym

   

SWEDA KARMA

Sweda = sweating.
Steam baths with essential oils easily remove impurities from the skin and improve its tone and appearance, help losing weight and are recommended for certain rheumatic cases, including cases of severe pain.

Rare herbs and medicinal leaves are boiled and the steam emanating from it run over the whole body for 10 to 20 minutes every day. The manual massage with essential oils and powders, improves blood circulation and tones the muscles.

TAKRADHARA

Takra means liquid butter (buttermilk) and Dhara means pouring. This treatment  quiets differently from Sirodhara. The butter is slowly poured  on the forehead to relieve insomnia, depression and other problems related to stress. It protects against the bleaching of hair, reduces the frequency of migraine headaches, increases digestive capacity and alleviates anorexia while relieving. In cases of psoriasis, Dhara is used on specific areas to enhance the effect.

 

THALA POTHICHIL

Thala = head, pothichil = cover.

THALAM

Recommended for the problems of throat, ears, migraine, hair loss and dandruff. (NB: thala = head, skull)

In this treatment a special powder is mixed with oil to a paste and applied on top of the head where it should stay between 20 and 45 minutes depending on the case. Sometimes the dough is maintained by a vegetable leaf.

THARPANAM 

Treatments for cleaning the eyes and protect against infections.

Butter oil is maintained on the eyes.

UDWARTHANAM 

Massage with warm powder using a traditional method for 30 to 45 minutes. It is effective to reduce weight, give strength and stability, give a better appearance of the skin and for clinical conditions where predominates kapha (see Dosha)

UZHICHIL

L’Uzhichil est un type de massage aux huiles qui régénère les systèmes nerveux et musculaire et améliore la circulation sanguine. Ce massage est fait en appliquant des huiles essentielles sur tout le corps et en le massant doucement avec les pieds et les mains selon les règles de la médecine ayurvédique.

Uzhichil is a type of massage with oils that regenerates the nervous and muscle systems and improves blood circulation. This massage is done by applying essential oils on the body and gently massage on the feet and hands under the rules of Ayurvedic medicine.

There are therefore two main types of massage Uzhichil:

The massage with the feet being more toned, it is rather indicated to people young and healthy.

VAIDYA 

Ayurvedic doctor.

VATHA

  • Vatha (Ether + Air) on traffic, transit and communication, and represents all macrochannels and all the microchannels (nervous system, circulatory system, etc..), The energy flows in motion. We may associate the movement of Vatha to Brahma and to Sattva guna.

Vatha is responsible for the following organizational functions:

  • Breathing (inspiration and expiration), body movements, organic waste, processing dathus correct (ie Rasa Rakthaà Mamsaà Medhusà Asthi Majjaà Sukra Ojus and finally, the final product dathus) and proper functioning of sensory perceptions.

 

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