Sunday, 17 April 2016

Various types of Ayurvedic Massages

Sareeraabhyangam – Rejuvenating & Detoxifying

A full body, medicated, herbal oil rub, is performed by two therapists in synchronized movements. The therapy treats the whole person – body, mind and spirit – while balancing the doshas or the individual’s energy patterns.

The rhythmic motion releases joints and relaxes muscles for greater freedom of movement. It increases blood circulation and encourages the elimination of metabolic wastes. There is significant relief from anxiety, fatigue, circulatory disorders, rheumatic and arthritic problems, backaches and injuries. 

Mugalepam – Ayurvedic facial 

An Ayurvedic facial that combines grains, herbs, and oils, personalized to balance your unique skin type.

Recommended for: wrinkles, acne, skin dryness, excess oil, loose skin, aging

Pashpasvetham – Detoxifying

Steam created with detoxifying and balancing herbs, surrounds your body from neck to toe.
Recommended for: arthritis, muscle aches, body pain, body stiffness, obesity, asthma, allergies, colds

Padhaabhyangam – General rejuvenation

A foot massage using herbal oil or cream, stimulates acupressure points in the feet and lower legs.

Recommended for: foot pain, difficulty in sleeping, stress, hypertension, diabetes

Siroabhyangam – Head and shoulder care:A soothing massage of the head, neck, and shoulders using calming herbal oils.

Recommended for: headache, migraine, hypertension, difficulty in sleeping, stress, asthma, hair fall, dandruff

Sirodhara – Enhances mental function

A deeply relaxing, stress reducing oil application. Lukewarm herbal oil/milk/buttermilk is repeatedly poured onto the forehead. It soothes away mental stress and results in a profound sense of relaxation and inner peace.

Recommended for: insomnia, depression, anxiety, headaches, hypertension, whiplash and other neurological malfunctions

Nasyam – care

Medicated oils are administered through the nose for 7 to 14 days.

Recommended for: highly effective for sinusitis, nasal block, all kinds of headaches including migraine, insomnia, paralysis, mental disorders and skin diseases also.

Nethralepam – Eye care

A dam made of dough is built around the eyes, and the reservoir is filled with medicated herbal oil.

Recommended for: dimness of vision, eye pain, eye strain, eye dryness, dark circles under eyes

Pathrapothrathisvatham – Disease specific care

A full body massage where warm cotton cloth bundles filled with herbs are vigorously stroked or rhythmically pounded along the energy lines.

Recommended for: neck stiffness, back stiffness, muscle aches, joint pain, back pain, neck pain, arthritis, obesity, headache, migraine, tiredness, difficulty in sleeping

Pizhichal – Nerve & spine care

Warm herbal liquid is poured in continuous streams over the entire body.

Recommended for: body pain, joint pain, back pain, muscle aches, arthritis, numbness, diabetes, hypertension, stress, headache, migraine, tiredness, difficulty in sleeping

Kadivasthi – Spine care

A dam made of dough is built on the lower back, and the reservoir is filled with warm medicated herbal oil.
Recommended for: lower back pain, muscle aches, stiffness

Udhvardhana – Obesity, skin & joint care

A dry massage procedure using herbal powders for your body constitution. Useful for weight reduction or to purify tone and exfoliate the skin cells for a luminous glow.

Recommended for: high cholesterol, obesity, skin dryness, skin problems, numbness, rheumatoid arthritis

Januvasthi – Knee care

A dam made of dough is built on the knees, and the reservoir is filled with warm medicated herbal oil.
Recommended for: knee pain, stiffness, swelling, arthritis of the knees

Yurovasthi – Chest & respiratory care

A dam made of dough is built on the chest, and the reservoir is filled with warm medicated herbal oil.

Recommended for: asthma, colds, respiratory problems, muscular chest pain

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Easy and Simple Skin Care Tips

1Protect yourself from the sun
Sun rays can get harsh on skin so its important to protect it from the same
For the most complete sun protection:
  • Use sunscreen. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours — or more often if you're swimming or perspiring.
  • Seek shade. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun's rays are strongest.
  • Wear protective clothing. Cover your skin with tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats. Also consider laundry additives, which give clothing an additional layer of ultraviolet protection for a certain number of washings, or special sun-protective clothing — which is specifically designed to block ultraviolet rays.
2Don't smoke
Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow. This depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health.

Smoking also damages collagen and elastin — the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity. In addition, the repetitive facial expressions you make when smoking — such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep out smoke — can contribute to wrinkles.

If you smoke, the best way to protect your skin is to quit. Ask your doctor for tips or treatments to help you stop smoking.

   Treat your skin gently

Skin being a soft part, needs to be treated gently. Few tips for the same are
  • Limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, and use warm — rather than hot — water.
  • Avoid strong soaps. Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild cleansers.
  • Shave carefully. To protect and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving. For the closest shave, use a clean, sharp razor. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it.
  • Pat dry. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on your skin.
  • Moisturize dry skin. If your skin is dry, use a moisturizer that fits your skin type. For daily use, consider a moisturizer that contains SPF.

4Dig in healthy stuff:

A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The association between diet and acne isn't clear — but some research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin.

5Remain Stress Free:

Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin — and a healthy state of mind — take steps to manage your stress. Set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy. The results might be more dramatic than you expect.