During your stay with us, we aim to nourish your body, mind and soul through authentic and delicious food, the charm of our staff and the Ayurvedic practices for which Kerala is renowned - massage, meditation and yoga.
Staying with us you have a rare chance to step out of life's demanding routine, get back in touch with yourself and revitalize your life in a truly holistic way.
There are several key things that make an Ayurvedic massage different from a regular massage. From the training of the masseuse to the long-lasting effects, here are some of the things that set Ayurvedic massages apart from the rest.
Healing Arts Masters. The therapists at the Chopra Center are trained in all the traditional massage therapies before going through extensive and on-going Ayurvedic training to perfect their craft.
Special Ayurvedic Oils. Carefully crafted organic oil blends are infused with Ayurvedic herbs and heated to the perfect temperature to promote relaxation and detoxification. At the right temperature, these special oils enter through the skin and pores, bind to the Ama (toxins), and are released to purify the body.
Intention. Depending on the treatment, an Ayurvedic therapist focuses on clearing the energy channels in the body, moving and dislodging toxins, and balancing the chakras (energy centers). A simple shift in intention from rubbing the muscles to clearing the physical and energetic pathways can be the difference between a relaxing massage and a life-changing event.
Sensation. The strokes and movements in Ayurvedic massage are more connected and vigorous, yet never painful. This increases circulation and lymphatic drainage … and feels utterly blissful. Most recipients leave feeling energized and rejuvenated.
Benefits. Primarily, these unique treatments are intended to make the energy flow properly in the body, clear all physiological and energetic pathways, and reduce stress.
What are Ayurvedic spa treatments?
Most Ayurvedic spa treatments involve some degree of massage, with therapeutic essential oils chosen to suit your dosha. The massage techniques used include tapping, kneading and squeezing as well as the more traditional massage strokes you would expect. The style and flow of the massage is determined by who you are, and what your body needs for balance and wellbeing at the time. An Ayurvedic therapist is trained to focus on the "marma points" - similar to the pressure points in reflexology, acupuncture and acupressure.
What are Ayurvedic treatments good for?
When combined with other Ayurvedic principles (eating a range of food prescribed by one's dosha, for example, or exercising at certain times of the day), your Ayurvedic spa treatment is designed to:
- detoxify and cleanse
- boost the effectiveness of your immune system
- keep you in good health
- help those with medical conditions to improve their overall well-being.
Before you go
Don't make any arrangements for a couple of hours after your treatment. You'll need time to relax and wash the herbal oil out of your hair. It's a good idea to refrain from large meals and alcohol in the hours leading up to your treatment, too.
Any Ayurvedic treatment will be tailored to suit you, so your therapist is likely to ask detailed questions about you and your health, in order to determine which oils and massage strokes will best suit your body. As with all types of massage, it's important to share any medical concerns or worries you may have at the start of your session. Not all oils or massage techniques are safe during pregnancy, so it's also important to tell your therapist if you are - or think you might be - pregnant.
What to expect from an Ayurvedic treatment
Before your treatment begins, your therapist will ask you questions about your lifestyle and health, to determine your dosha. She may also assess your skin type, and choose herb-infused oils accordingly. Because it is so personal, no two Ayurvedic treatments are the same.
If you are having an Ayurvedic massage, the therapist (or maybe two therapists working in unison) will tailor the intensity and level of pressure to what suits you best. During an Ayurvedic massage, your therapist (or therapists) might utter dosha mantras, designed to help balance your body, mind and spirit. The massage is likely to be quite oily, and some of the oil gets rubbed into your forehead and hair.
There are lots of different kinds of Ayurvedic spa treatments. They include:
- Ayurvedic Indian head massage.
- Abhyanga: An individually prepared herbal oil massage.
- Abhyanga-Garshana: A dry lymphatic skin brushing followed by a herbal oil massage.
- Vishesh: A deep muscular massage using herbal oils.
- Pizzichili: A two-therapist massage using warm herbal oils.
- Shiro-Abhyanga-Nasya: Deep head, neck and shoulder massage, facial lymphatic massage and aromatic steam.
- Ayurvedic foot massage: A deep massage in which the therapist uses his or her feet to massage you.
- Udwarthanam: A slimming treatment involving deep massage with herbal powders.
- Ayurvedic Shirodhara: A treatment using oil poured on the forehead.
- Ayurvedic face and marma therapy: A facial using a herbal mask and individually prepared oils.
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