Ayurveda is recorded as the worlds oldest Indian healing system. The word Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit: Ayur meaning Life and Veda meaning Knowledge. The aim of Ayurveda is to promote positive health, beauty and long life through a state of balance between the five elements of life and the material world: Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth.
Each person is made of these elements, their physical, emotional and spiritual being, which are described in three distinct types or doshas: Vata, which is composed of Space and Air, Pitta, which is of Fire and Water, and Kapha, of Earth and Water. The doshas change in response to how we live our lives, our thoughts and emotions, the foods we consume, the seasons we experience and any other influences on our mind and body. When we live and make decisions that are in harmony with our true natures we bring balance to our doshas. When our decisions and lives are against our true natures, we bring imbalance to our doshas that lead to physical and mental disharmony. We all have a tendency to be one of the three doshas. Some may have a mix of two doshas but it is rare to have the characteristics of all three doshas.
An Ayurvedic facial massage will seek to return the doshas into balance and harmony so that they promote physical, emotional and spiritual health and growth. Using oils specially prepared and selected to ones dosha type, the massage will treat the scalp, face, neck and upper shoulders, using various massage techniques and marma therapy. The herbal oils adhere to traditional recipes and preparation methods, and are both nourishing and healing.
45 minute - £37.00 (face, scalp, neck and upper shoulder massage with Ayurvedic oils to match your Dosha profile)