Ayurvedic Massage & Holistic Therapy

Maintaining your balance with the knowledge of Life

Ayur-ved is based in Nottingham
For further information and to make an appointment contact Sapna on 07958 670 664 or sapna@ayur-ved.co.uk

Ayurveda today could not be more pertinent. Many people are suffering from stress-related conditions but, sometimes, conventional medicine struggles to remedy this. By listening to our inner voice we can increase our well-being and long term health.

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is an ancient holistic system which when translated, means 'the science or knowledge of life'. 'Ayur' meaning life and 'Ved' meaning science or knowledge.

It is a holistic system, originated in India over 4000 years ago, which uses the characteristics of nature to help maintain a person's health and works by treating the whole person not just the symptom to create both physical and mental harmony.

Basic Principles

Ayurveda believes that five cosmic elements: air, fire, water, earth and ether/space are also represented in the body.

Each person has one of three body types made of physical, mental and emotional characteristics called ‘Dosha’, also referred to as energy forces:

  • Vata - air and ether/space elements
  • Pitta - water and earth elements
  • Kapha - fire and water elements

The balance/imbalance between the dosha's determines the state of physical and mental well-being.

By combining the knowledge of medicinal plants with the spiritual and practical side such as massage, yoga and diet, Ayurveda helps us back to the journey of optimal health.

Ayurveda Massage

Massage unleashes a powerful and positive wave of emotions and an absolute requirement for good health.

Ayurvedic massage is a form of touch which involves balancing the dosha’s. The use of oils and herbs along the specific Marma Points (or energy points) helps to restore balance to the body and is based on the client’s specific needs; hence the treatment is highly customised.

Stimulating the Marma Points helps to remove blockages, enabling the five cosmic elements to flow and restore balance.

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Cosmic Elements