The word “Ayurveda” is from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit, and literally means “Knowledge of Life”.
Known as the mother of all medical systems, Ayurveda has undergone continuous research, development and refinement over past 5,000 years. Originally from India, Ayurveda is currently experiencing world-wide popularity as a revival sweeps in all continents.
Ayurveda employs the judicious application of NUTRITIONAL GUIDANCE, HERBAL MEDICINES, YOGA THERAPY, MEDITATION, and many SPECIAL PURIFICATION AND REJUVENATION THERAPIES.
Preferring to focus on the type of person who has the disease, rather than just understanding the type of disease the person has, Ayurveda is a patient-orientated system of healing.
In Ayurveda, different people with the same disease sometimes receive different diets and herbal plans. Each person’s constitution and the imbalance found in each individual is taken into account.
With Ayurveda, we acknowledge that beneficial daily habits are different for each person, because each person is a unique combination of the 3 fundamental biological principles, which are called “doshas”: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Everybody has all 3 energies – although people experience each of them to a lesser or greater degree.
YOUR PERSONAL CONSTITUTION (DOSHA)
The elemental forces of air and space. Movement and Nothingness.
Qualities: Cold, Dry and Mobil.
Divine Nature-inspiration, creativity, enthusiasm; motivation, movements inside the body.
Examples of Imbalance-anxiety, spacey-ness, all over the place; poor circulation, constipation, dryness.
Qualities to increase in an imbalance: Hot, Wet and Stable.
The elemental forces of Fire and a little bit of water. Heat and Direction.
Qualities: Hot, Wet and Mobil.
Divine Nature-discrimination, leadership, strength; circulation, digestion, clarity.
Examples of Imbalance-anger, critical, stubborn; fevers, diarrhea, rashes.
Qualities to increase in an imbalance: Cold, Dry and Stable.
The elemental forces of water and earth. Stability and Flow.
Qualities: Cold, Wet and Stable.
Divine Nature-dependable, generous, loving; lubrication, stamina, contentment.
Examples of Imbalance- attachment, gluttonous, lethargic; sticky, mucous, weight gain.
Qualities to increase in an imbalance: Hot, Dry and Mobil.
Panchakarma is the single most powerful healing process utilized in Ayurvedic medicine. When properly applied, it can allow for you to make a giant leap forward in your health and well-being. Panchakarma is a cleansing and rejuvenation program that is utilized for the purpose of eliminating ama (toxins) and excess doshas (vital energies) from the body and mind in order to prevent and reverse disease. Ama and excess dosha can lead to disease, and by their removal, health is optimized. The strength of the body and mind is then gently restored to prevent future states of imbalance. At the Ayurvedic Spa, we are unique in offering all three phases of classical panchakarma treatment: preparatory practices (purva karma), the main practices (pancha karma), and follow up practices (praschat karma).