Beauty is more than skin deep.That’s why Indian Ayurvedic beauty treatments have world-wide a claim.But with mushrooming options for Ayurvedic beauty treatments , whom can you trust?
I believe in going back to nature to maintain health and beauty, even when I trust our modern medicine for serious health issues.Ayurveda is ancient.But its roots are deep and holds true even today.
What does Ayurveda use?
Herbs, oils, massages, yoga and spiritual, emotional well-being all come together to give your mind body spirit a center.The word Ayurveda means The Knowledge of life.
What is it based on?
The effect of the five great elements.These elements are
air, fire, water, earth, and ether.These elements make up the universe and the human body is influenced by them.
These five elements influence the three Doshas of your body.They are Vata Pitta and Kapha.In Ayurveda, it is believed that complete health is possible when there is a balance between all three doshas.If any of these
One of the three doshas dominates your body type.Imbalance of one type of dosha may cause health issues.Ayurvedic health and yoga all are personalized according to the dosha type of the person.Treatments at VLCC are perfect because your dosha type dictates what you need for complete well-being.
Ayurvedic treatments offered at VLCC
The whole body is massaged with a medicated powder made from a fragrant mixture of beautiful herbs. This massage moisturizes and tones up the skin, reduces the appearance of cellulite, helps improve digestion, and alleviates sluggishness. It works in improving the p lymphatic system and helps to drain the lymph.
How will this help you?
Kapha dosh is balanced.It melts down the Medo Dhatu i.e. the fat.Helps reduce cellulite.
Improved skin Health.The skin massage improves blood supply and enhanced nutrition to the local skin.This enhances the youthful glow and better skin appearance.
This is rejuvenating and curative therapy eliminating disease and improves vitality.
What does it involve?
First, it’s a wonderful massage and stimulation of the Marma points of the head, neck, shoulders, and feet.This is followed by a gentle, continuous, warm stream of Ayurvedic oil that is poured on and across the forehead, while you relax.
How does it help?
Shirodhara quietens and calms the mind, releases stress and produces a sense of deep wellbeing. It reduces anxiety, anger, chronic headaches, migraine, hypertension, insomnia and hair problems.
This is another unique program.Here the prescribed oil is liberally applied using soft and gentle strokes.This is followed by a steam bath (swedanam). This involves a complete body massage enhancing the ability of nutrients to reach starved cells and in the removal of stagnant waste. Warm Herbal oils are made into a nourishing potion to revitalize the tissues and to allow the removal of toxins from the body.
Abhyanga, characterized by long strokes, flowing movements and Marma point therapy, heightens awareness.
How does it help?
This treatment heals deeply balancing body, mind, and spirit to harmonize with each other.It heals internally.
Abhyangam improves appetite, helps improve sleep, reduces stress levels and builds the immunity.It also improves blood circulation, delays aging and reduces Vata.
Mukhlepam (Ayurvedic facial)makes your face glow.It has anti aging benefits and makes the facial skin youthful. The procedure also removes tan.
BASTIS for localized aches and pains.
- Kati Basti- Lower Back pain, this treatment has a relaxing effect on the lower back and helps relieve back pain and spinal disorders.
- Griva Basti- Pain in cervical area
- Janu Basti- Pain in the knee. The treatment reduces the stiffness and inflammation on and around the knees and thus reducing pain. It also strengthens the knee joints by improving blood circulation.
- Manibandh Basti- Pain in the wrist
- Netra Basti: General ocular health. This treatment is ideal for those suffering from computer vision syndrome and diabetes related eye problems.
This therapy involves natural, gentle exfoliation using kitchen herbs like ginger, sesame, cardamom, clove and other powders mixed with red rice.This is followed by applying a herbal pack with licorice over the entire body. Licorice is traditionally used as an anti-tan herb which also helps in the removal of pigmentation.
This is a unique therapy using small cloth boluses or potlis .The potlis contain an exotic a mixture of red rice and milk cooked together with fresh herbs.The potlis are rubbed gently over the skin to infuse the goodness of the mixture.It’s like food for your skin.
How does it help?
This is an invigorating therapy and improves generalized weakness and enhances energy. The treatment is also a favorite as an herbal body polish, especially for brides-to-be and reduces water retention.
In this herbal poultices (bundles) are made with fresh leaves and herbs.These poultices are then gently warmed in medicated oils.The herbal poultices are then used to massage the entire body, neck, shoulders, hands, and back, shifting the person side to side. The treatment helps significantly reduce chronic pain especially for joint pains, back ache, cervical pains.It also helps in weight loss and detoxification.
How does it help you?
The treatment reduces chronic pain especially for joint pains, back ache, cervical pains.It can improve your quality of life significantly.It also helps in weight loss and detoxification.
This is the signature VLCC Ayurvedic therapy involves
- Scrubbing the body with tamarind, red rice, and herbs.,
- This is followed by a tamarind and yogurt pack.
- The entire body is then covered with banana and/or other herbal leaves to make a body wrap.
Tamarind contains natural AHAs and antioxidants.This helps in the removal of tan. Similarly, yogurt helps in clearing up the skin. The synergistic effect helps in brightening up your skin.
Don’t forget to visit VLCC to make an appointment for your next wellness Ayurvedic spa.
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