Within an Ayurvedic consultation we work to discover your PRAKRITI and VKRITI. Prakriti is your BIRTH state, like your DNA, your natural and ideal state of being. Vkriti relates to your current state, usually due to various causes your current state (VKRITI) will be different from the birth state (PRAKRITI) The aim through the consultation is to assess any imbalances that you may have and to help find ways to work on this through Ayurvedic treatment.
An Ayurvedic consultation is an assessment of your physical, mental and emotional situation via a series of questions and a deeper reading of the pulse and tongue. From this I can make recommendations for improving or restoring you to your best possible health and wellbeing.
An Ayurvedic consultation is always required before other treatments. (45mins minimum)
For follow up advice or to work on anything more specific please view the Ayurvedic Detox Page.
Here are the treatments for the smaller areas of the body. The Ayurvedic method of treatment is a little different so be ready to enjoy something new and tailored to suit your body and mind.
Hasta Abhyanga - Hand Massage (60 minutes)
This calming, soothing Ayurvedic Hand Massage uses Ayurvedic oils to revitalise, relax, and harmonise the entire body. The hands carry a lot of nervousness, tension and surprising tightness and need a lot more TLC than we often give them. Working on this area can have a much deeper and more wide spread effect than you would expect.
Pada Abhyanga - Foot Massage (60 minutes)
This treatment is very relaxing. Ayurvedic foot massage is great for grounding you if you are feeling a little overworked. So, allow yourself some time to put your feet up. The treatments uses special Ayurvedic oils to revitalise and harmonise the entire body.
This treatment can be highly effective in relieving headaches, sinus congestion, migraines, sleep ailments and tiredness and can improve mental clarity.
Nasya - Nasal Clearing (60 minutes)
This treatment begins with a facial massage, taking a particular focus on the area beneath the eyes and around the nose. Then warm herbal oils are applied in the nose and gently massaged in. The treatment is finished with a cleanse and light facial massage.
Karana Purana - Ear Treatment (60 minutes)
A treatment for the ears that helps to cleanse the ear cavity and even through to the sinus. Warmed oil is applied in the ear cavity several times and is accompanied by a light external ear massage that helps the oil absorb and clear the ear. This treatment is great for removing waxy blockages, and cleansing right down into the channels. It's also a very relaxing treatment and has been found as a great treatment for increasing relaxation and calming an overactive mind.
Ayurvedic Face massage (60 minutes)
Using precise Ayurvedic strokes to relax the mind and stimulate the circulation. This facial massage will leave you feeling renewed. Using a lovely continuous flow of movement over the whole face to leave you feeling connected and balanced. The oils are blended to suit you personally and the pace of the strokes is dictated by your personal body constitution as well.
Nabhi Abhyanga - Abdominal massage (60 minutes)
This flowing and relaxing abdominal massage is a non-invasive treatment for the abdomen that helps to tone the internal organs and assists in weight loss around the stomach area. This treatment can also be very useful for bloating, digestive troubles, it really stimulates the digestive fire and can also help to balance hormones and regulate the whole body. This treatment is a great example of how Ayurveda is more than just pampering but also can really bring the body back into a harmonious state.
Long and luxurious Treatments
Shirodhara - Forehead Oil Flow (1 hour 15 mins)
A blissful treatment involving a steady stream of warm oil being gently poured continuously and rhythmically over the central Chakra point on the forehead. As with the other treatments there are slight variations depending upon each persons body type. Shirodhara is considered to be the King treatment in Ayurveda and is noted for it's profound effects on the mind and body. Depending on your body type it may cause you to feel energised, sleepy, relaxed, contemplative or just blissfully balanced. Due to the tailoring of the treatment is is possible to make the experience different to suit ones needs. Very luxurious and very lovely!
Ayurvedic back massage (60 - 120 minutes)
A truly rhythmic and relaxing massage, the whole back and arms are enrobed in warm oils. The massage requires a continuous contact between the therapist and the client once it has begun so the hands do not leave the back from the beginning of the treatment to the end. Through the fluid and flowing strokes of the treatment you will find your tensions to be swept away and a balance restored not the just to the back but to you as a whole. Please let me know if you would like a longer treatment, the standard time is 1 hour but i can do longer if requested.
Mukhabhyanga - Traditional Ayurvedic Face and head massage (1 hour)
An excellent treatment for relaxing and rejuvenating a tired and over worked body or mind. Specific oils and strokes are used to work with you and your body type to create a truly blissful and relaxing hour. This massage relaxes the face,neck and head muscles and stimulates circulation and lymph flow. Promoting the regeneration of your skin and unwinding your mind all at the same time.
Basti treatments - 60 minutes to 90 minutes. All treatments say 60 minutes but please allow a little extra time as these treatments are quite intricate so may take longer. They may also cause you to feel quite sleepy so if possible schedule your time so you don't need to hurry.
Basti treatments are a very wonderful and new experience if you have never had one before.
A well shape is formed over the part of the body that is being treated out of a soft dough. Then warmed oil or Ghee is poured into the center. The targeted oil treatment allows a very concentrated nourishment for the area being worked upon and really penetrates down deeply. Offering relief from pains, irritations soreness etc. It is ideal for people suffering from acute and chronic pains, nerve problems, tension, and stress related conditions.
Akshi tarpana - Eye Treatment (60 minutes to 75 minutes)
A nourishing eye treatment that can bring relief to stressed, tired, burning and watery eyes. It is great for eye strain and those who have computer based jobs, hayfever or sore eyes from contact lenses or general dryness. Aside for the physical effects it is also very relaxing for the mind. We live in a society where the eyes are over stimulated on a daily basis and this treatment really resets and recharges them. Allow this hour to nourish, relax and repair and you will leave feeling blissful.
If you are suffering with emotional issues such as grief then this may be just the treatment for you.
Hridaya Basti (1 hour)
The heart area is continuously bathed with warm Ayurvedic oils. This treatment is ideal for relieving nervousness, anxiety, and fear. It assists with ailments such as high blood pressure and heart conditions too.
Kati Basti - lower back treatment (60 minutes)
A unique warm oil treatment for the lower back which can be really helpful in treating all lower back ailments including acute and chronic pains, sciatica and general aches and pains.
Other Basti treatments for the rest of the back, neck and knees may be possible upon request. Please send me an email to enquire further. The technique will be the same but the treatment may take a little longer as treatments on these areas are a little more difficult.
First Stage Detox
After having your Ayurvedic consultation
it is possible to work on the body more deeply if neccessary by doing an Ayurvedic detox. The first step is for me to give you diet and lifestyle advice. Including a suggested meal plan and a daily routine to follow. I may also suggest herbal teas or supplements for you that are in keeping with your body type/ imbalances.
Please note, i will make suggestions but it is always important to check everything with your GP before making changes to your diet and lifestyle.
The Ayurvedic Detox Diet and Lifestyle plan can be done just on it's own or in line with complementing treatments.
First Stage: Eat Clean, De-clutter, Be Present & Observe Your own mind.
Price by consultation.
A suggested food shopping list, daily routine and physical/mental practice plan. Teas and herbal supplements appropriate for you.
A safe and easy way to take the first step is to begin to drink Lemon and ginger tea in the morning, first thing.
Lestari Ayurvedic Morning Detox tea.
A special blend made with cleansing herbs and refreshing citrus notes. Lemon and ginger comprise the body of the tea but you will also find a slight hint of cinnamon, lemon balm, lemongrass and tumeric. This Sunny morning blend is a truly great way to start the day. Best enjoyed with a slice of fresh lemon and a little honey to taste.
For more information on the benefits
of beginning the day with Lemon and ginger tea please check out my blogpost on the Unity Yoga Website and the Hantu Collective website.
Additional items can be purchased for your personalised plan, common additions include:
A Neti Pot
This is a small watering can like pot that is used to cleanse the nasal cavity. It really is great as an addition to your detox. However, the technique for use can be a little tricky for a beginner so a Neti Introduction lesson is advised unless you are used to the practice.
Neti Class - £15 - 30 minutes
If you would like a personalised body scrub please ensure you let me know so as each scrub is custom picked and grinded
Doshic Detox Scrub
Within the daily routine the morning ritual of bathing is highly important. One element that is added in for most people is using some kind of scrub to exfoliate the skin and stimulate circulation.
1 week supply of body scrub
2 weeks supply of body scrub £15
£1 bag of tea £6
Second Stage Detox: Panchakarma
Cleansing the sensory functions and the whole body to bring you back to your optimum self.
Panchakarma is the ultimate Ayurvedic detox program. It works on bringing you to a state of harmony by taking you back to your natural body state known as your Prakriti. Pancha means 5 in Sanskrit and Karma means actions. So the Panchakarma program uses 5 actions specific to your needs that will cleanse the body, mind and spirit and highten your sensory functions. It restores good health, strengthens the immune system and removes toxins, therefore rejuvenating your whole system overall.
This includes the first stage Detox plus treatments tailored to suit your specific needs. Other products may be suggested by consultation too. When bought together as a package this is a great boost to your health and provides you with not only a physical cleanse but will also do the same mentally.
Please note: The Pancha Karma that is provided in Indian Ashram's is a little too intense to offer unsupervised. If you are familiar with some of the practices done in India then don't be surprised that i don't include these in my suggestions. Certain Pancha Karma practices should only be done under total supervision on a residential. All of my suggestions will be safe to incorporate into a daily routine.
Price by consultation.
+ please note consultation is required beforehand, this is not included in the price.
Location: The Lighthouse, Sheffield City Centre
All treatments will take place the The Lighthouse, a beautiful airy treatment space in the heart of Sheffield City Center.
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