The health benefits of an Ayurvedic Spa
Due to the growing demand for Ayurvedic Spas, they seem to be sprouting in most towns and cities. While most spas today claim to offer Ayurvedic massages and treatments, it is best to not be fooled by their word. Many of these spas are the conventional spas and not Ayurvedic!
What is Ayurveda?
The word ‘Ayurvedic’ was extracted from the word Ayurveda, which is the oldest system of preventive medicine in the world. Ayurveda literally means ‘knowledge of life’ and it originated and developed in India around 6000 years ago.
Ayurveda is about creating balance in one’s body while at the same time strengthening the healing ability of the body with a natural approach. According to Ayurvedic practices, all diseases in the body are cause by imbalances and impurities in the body accumulated over time. The Ayurvedic treatments and massages hence intend to purge the imbalances from the body thus advocating to lead a balanced and healthy life.
Authentic Ayurveda Spa
Authentic Ayurveda Spas offer treatments, which are holistic and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. A qualified Ayurvedic doctor will first perform a diagnosis of the imbalances in your body and only after the health consultation will you proceed for the treatment. Any subtle imbalances can be detected through pulse diagnosis. Ayurvedic treatments are extremely customized and two clients hardly ever have the same imbalances. Thus, the type of treatment, the herbs and oils to be used for the massage, and even the food to be eaten is categorically specified.
It is important that you have a health consultation performed as Ayurvedic treatment varies from one person to another. Infact, treatment for one may as well prove harmful to another. Most Ayurvedic treatments penetrate deep and cleanse your entire body of toxins to create a balance. According to the ancient Vedic system of healthcare, these toxins are responsible for the imbalances and impurities in the body. An Ayurvedic treatment not only rejuvenates the body holistically but all cleanses and balances the body from within thus adding years to a person’s lifespan. The treatments can be directed for general well being or to cure very specific ailments and illnesses.
Contrary to beliefs, Ayurvedic massages are entirely different from the regular ones you get at a traditional spa. An Ayurvedic Massage done correctly will balance the entire body, mind and spirit
The most important aspect of Ayurvedic treatments are the body’s marma points. A marma point is a spot in the body that has atleast two or more kinds of tissues i.e. ligaments, bones, muscles, veins and joint coverges. There are several marma points in a person’s body, and these are not only physical points of the body but also connect to a person’s consciousness of the self. On being massaged, these marma points awaken the holistic worth of consciousness in the client’s body promoting overall well-being.
It is thus best to be sure that the Ayurvedic Spa you’ve been investing in is an authentic one, if not, you must be on a look out for another.