The word Ayurveda comes from two Sanskrit words: Ayus, meaning health – life and Veda, meaning science – knowledge. It is therefore usually translated as “The Science of Life”. It is a holistic health system, internationally called “The Mother of All Healing Arts”. Its ultimate purpose is to let us take control of our lives without the interference of disease or aging. Its guiding principle is that the mind exerts the most profound influence on the body and that release from illness depends on balancing our own consciousness and on extending that balance to the body. Thus, a a higher state of health is achieved.
massage with medicinal oils (medicinal oil massage)
It is one of the best-known Ayurveda massage techniques, which is practised with gentle movements and the use of medicinal oils on the body.
It comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow).
This treatment, in which hot medicinal oil flows at a steady flow on the forehead, helps with stress-related problems, slows down the aging process, improves memory and other neurological dysfunctions.
Deep herbal massage
A specialized massage therapy to detoxify and effectively reduce weight. Udvardhana is a dry deep tissue massage that uses powders and herbs.