Working with Pradeepa
Ayurveda and Yoga when practiced together, make a beautiful lifestyle. While Ayurveda is for a healthy body, Yoga is for a healthy mind and spirit. I have personally seen a tremendous change in my own self after adopting an Ayurvedic lifestyle and I would love to share my knowledge and personal experience with you
Ayurveda believes that everyone is unique in their own ways. There is no one size fits all concept which modern science recently started to recognize. I will help identify your unique constitution and make you understand simple principles of Ayurveda, so you have the tools to implement for your betterment.
I am a nationally certified Ayurvedic practitioner and a registered Yoga teacher, passionate about what I do, and have worked with several people and have success stories to share in the following areas
Pre-conception, prenatal, postnatal care
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Menopause/ PCOS and other conditions related to female health
Acne and other skin conditions
The two goals of Ayurveda are to sustain the health of the healthy (Atura) and to remove the dis-ease (Roga). It emphasizes a lot on prevention. So, you can also come to me with petty issues or already enjoy good health, and Ayurvedic consultation can be beneficial by supporting to make sure your good health lasts a lifetime!
My goal is to understand the root cause of the issue and then work on it rather than ‘applying a band aid’ approach. Ayurveda teaches us to work by removing the root causes, so you will automatically get a symptomatic relief.
Ayurvedic work involves personalized holistic plan with a lifestyle recommendation that may include one or many of the following
Daily and seasonal routines
Ayurvedic herbal remedies,
Other self care
If needed, you may also be recommended a customized detox program ( panchakarma) to kick-start your journey towards optimal health.
Treatments that are offered here are
Massage—Abhyanga (traditional ayurvedic massage)
Abhyanga is the traditional ayurvedic full body massage using herbal oils selected to suit your mind-body constitution (dosha) and any presenting symptoms or imbalances. This abhyanga is donewith an acute awareness of the energy points in the body (marmas and chakras).
The massage moves energy into your body at the same time it loosens toxins from your tissues and stimulates your body’s natural ability to heal.
The treatment benefits both your nervous and endocrine systems, enhances blood and lymphatic circulation, improves muscle tone, and reduces free radical activity within your body.
The traditional herbal bag massage uses a warmed and oiled bag of special herbs chosen for their anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent and antioxidant properties. The massage therapist uses the herbal bag (pindaswedana) to soothe sore and overworked muscles while giving the body’s energy reserves a huge boost.
It induces deep relaxation, relieves stress and fatigue, boosts emotional and physical well-being, assists alignment and postural integrity of the body, improves circulation of blood and lymph, and stimulates the internal organs.
These herbal balls can be made with a mixture of herbal powders, lemons, or even eggs in some acute conditions.
Piccu is an ayurvedic method that treats localised stiffness and pain in the body. Thick cotton soaked in hot medicated oil is applied to the painful area and the entire area is massaged. The oil on the cotton is replaced periodically to keep it warm and therapeutic. Piccu is particularly soothing for pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles. Results can often be experienced within one treatment.
Kati Vasti is an intensely soothing massage treatment in which warmed, herbal oil is applied to the lower back area using a well made from blackgram dough. Kati Basti relieves lower back pain and treats complaints affecting the abdomen, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), endometriosis, menstrual discomfort, and urinary tract disorders.
Greeva Vasti is an intensely soothing massage treatment in which warmed, herbal oil is applied to the cervical spine area using a well made from dough. Greeva Basti relieves upper back pain and treats complaints affecting the neck, head, hypothalmus including headaches, nervous strain and eye strain
Jaanu Vasti is an intensely soothing massage treatment in which warmed, herbal oil is poured on to the knees. Jaanu vasti is beneficial in knee joint issues including chronic issues like arthritis
Akshitarpana is a Sanskrit term, where ‘akshi’ means eyes and ‘tarpana’ means nourishment.
Akshitarpana is an ancient eye care treatment and rejuvenation program in Ayurveda. It is ideally done as a part of detox (panchakarma) in ayurvedic therapy. It is excellent therapy for managing many forms of eye disease, as well as a brilliant preventative and wellness treatment that cleanses and rejuvenates the eyes and promotes good vision.
The therapy involves first placing a ring of dough, made from black gram (chickpea) flour, around the eyes. The ring is applied so that it does not leak. Then, with the patient’s eyes closed, the therapist pours warm medicated ghee into the eye cavity until it covers the eyelashes. It is allowed to sit for a short time, so its therapeutic action can take place. The ghee is changed periodically, and the patient is instructed to do special eye exercises. After the therapy is complete, the ghee and dough are removed.
Akshitarpana relieves eye strain and the deleterious effects of prolonged exposure to electronic screens. It strengthens eye tissue, helps to fight dark circles under the eyes, and makes the eyes brighter and clearer.
This is the most deeply relaxing treatment you could ever experience. Shirodhara is a purification and rejuvenation therapy based on an ancient Indian technique. A stream of warm medicated oil is poured very slowly onto the center of the forehead (the location of the ‘third eye’) for about 30-45 minutes, followed with a gentle scalp massage and reflexology treatment. The effect is amazing!
Shirodhara deeply relaxes the nervous system by inducing alpha brain waves. As oil is poured on the forehead, the nervous system is deeply stilled. The brain waves slow down and become coherent. The result: better brain function, mood stability and improved ability to handle stress.
The conditions that Shirodhara can help are numerous. To name a few: anxiety, anger, panic attacks, depression, sleep problems, chronic headaches, migraines, rheumatism, hypertension, asthma, ear-nose-throat conditions, hair loss and many neurological disorders.
With each successive Shirodhara treatment, the mind systematically achieves an even deeper state of silence and more healing takes place. Regular treatments increase blood circulation to the brain, improve memory, nourish the hair and scalp, encourage sound sleep, and calm body and mind.