Ayurveda is the ancient Indian philosophy of health and wellbeing. It means the ‘art of living wisely.' In simple terms, Ayurveda is an holistic system that guides us to live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. It recognises that we are all unique and focuses on food, lifestyle, specialised massage, yoga retreats and herbal remedies to suit our individual make-up.
We offer a series of Ayurvedic treatments and therapies but if you have any special requirements we will we be only too happy to design a personal programme for you.
There are further details on all these treatments in the Wellness Centre's downloadable brochure.
Available at additional cost:
This two handed Ayurvedic massage is a full body warm oil massage that benefits blood circulation and the lymph and nervous systems. The oil and herb combination ensures a deeply relaxing treatment.
Using a combination of herbal oils, this four-handed treatment provides a smooth and rhythmic massage to leave you feeling mentally calm and physically restored.
Ayurvedic Back and Shoulder
Tension and stress can easily build up in this part of the body and so this treatment is designed to use warm oils to recharge and rejuvenate your back, shoulder and head.
Ayurvedic Hand and Foot
This treatment uses a traditional copper vessel that allows the practitioner to combine a unique selection of oils and herbs to exfoliate and revive your feet and hands.
Bolus Bag Massages (Kizhis)
This is another very traditional massage technique that uses a warm muslin bag containing organic herbs. There are 3 massages to choose from - Rejuvenation, Detoxification and Panacea for pain. Further details are available in the Wellness Centre brochure.
Chavutti MassageA powerful oil based massage system principally applied with the bare foot, although hands are used for the finishing touches. This ancient system of massage involves a high level of skill by the practitioner. Intricate footwork sweeps, kneads and frictions the skin and connective tissue that supports the muscles, organs and energy pathways (meridians).
Indian Head Massage
This is a very popular therapy at The BodyHoliday as it is designed to relieve tension and stress in the head, face, neck and shoulders leaving you totally relaxed!
Originating from a martial art technique, this involves a deep tissue massage that uses all 108 Marma points in the body to invigorate the body.
A fabulous combination treatment that begins with a massage on key body pressure points to drain mucus, followed by steam inhalation using herbs and oils.
If you feel that life is too fast and constantly draining you of your energy causing anxiety, exhaustion and fatigue, then this is the perfect antidote. ‘Dosha' specific oil continuously flows onto the 'third eye' bringing tranquility and clarity. An amazing treatment.
If you feel that your eyes are suffering with exhaustion, fatigue and even strain and blurred vision, then the Tarpanam technique of using medicated oils and herbal eyewash will leave you feeling refreshed.
This is a powerful detoxifying technique that uses organic herbs combining massage, exfoliation and a full body wrap. It will leave you feeling nourished and cleansed.
If you are suffering from certain spinal conditions such as degeneration and inflammation, then this technique may be perfect. Your practitioner will make a circular bund on the affected area that is filled with hot medicated oil to relieve aches and pain.
A rehydrating therapy that both addresses dryness and ageing whilst stimulating cell renewal to deliver a smooth more vibrant looking skin.
If you suffer with certain skin conditions such as blotchiness or reactive skin, then this treatment will restore balance and health.
If you feel that your skin is dull and lifeless then this treatment is designed for you as it reinvigorates and detoxifies the skin to leave it feeling rebalanced. (This may not suit all skin types).