Ayurveda offers many types of treatments depending on the conditions. Some of the treatments offered by Ayurveda are:
Oil Treatment (ABHYANGAM Or SNEHANA)
Many people misunderstand Abhyanga to be a massage which is a misrepresentation. The closest English translation for this Sanskrit word Abhyangam is “Oil Treatment” . This is an ancient system using medicated sesame oil on the body (oil chosen according to your body type) with strokes and deep tissue treatment.
This is a form of treatment for various age related and other common disorders. It helps improve blood circulation, rejuvenates the whole body, induces sound sleep, promotes vitatlity and reduces stress. It is also beneficial for pain relief, obesity, nervous stimulation, athletic performance and emotional benefits.
Herbal Steam Bath (Swedana)
In this treatment, a gentle application of warm herbal oil is first done over the body and the individual is made to sit, inside a steam chamber covering up to the shoulder. The steam chamber will release herbal steam made from medicinal herbs. A good therapy for toning the skin and giving it a special glow.
Medicated Decoction/ Oil Dripping On Forehead (Shirodhara)
Dhara means pouring. A continuous stream of medicated warm oil/herbal decoctions/medicated milk/buttermilk is slowly dripped onto the forehead for 45 to 90 minutes. This procedure often induces a mental state of calmness which creates profound relaxation of the mind and body. It deeply relaxes and revitalizes the central nervous system, strengthens sensory organs, reduces stress, offers sound sleep. It is also used for clinical conditions like epilepsy. Diabetic, paralysis etc. Shirodhara gives the best results when taken after an Abhyangam.
There are various Vasti treatments. Kati Vasti, Urovasti, Geera Vasti, just to name a few. In this process a specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the different parts of the body (depending on the treatment) with a herbal paste boundary for between 30mins to 1 hour. It helps treat several disorders from low back ache and spinal disorders, sciatica and Inter Vertebral Disc Prolepses, stimulates and nourishes, slip disc and lumbar spondylosis, builds and maintains strong muscles and connective tissues, lubricates the joints keeping them flexible and pain free.
Heat Therapy with powder and decoction (Choorna Pindasweda And Patrapotalasweda)
This treatment helps with inflammatory conditions of the bones and joints, arthritis, spinal problems, sportinjuries. Various combinations of herbs, leaves or herbal powder are applied along with warm oil all over the body. This therapy is effective for various kinds of arthritis, Spondylosis, muscular pains, back pain, sports injuries and for all other soft tissue inflammations especially joint pains. It relives pain, numbness, Controls vitiated Vata, improves blood supply, stimulates nerve endings etc
Eye Treatment (Netra Tarpanam)
A unique treatment specially treating the eyes. Here the eyes are “bathed” in medicated ghee. It helps relives eye strain, prevents early formation of cataract, reduces burning sensation of the eye, relieves dry eye condition.
Dry Powder Treatment (Udwartanam)
A specialized herbal treatment for weight reduction. A herbal paste or powder is applied all over the body and deeply massaged with specific movements by two therapists for one hour. Regular treatment helps one lose weight and is also good for post natal treatment as it helps tone the skin and muscle after child birth, helps remove cellulite and removes kapha toxins from the body