Services

Sevayu’s scope of services will provide assistance and management for a wide number of wellness concerns, such as:

And much more – speak with a Sevayu practitioner today, to see how Ayurveda can address your specific wellness needs.

Classical Ayurvedic Therapies

Shamana Chikitsa (Ayurvedic Palliative Care): This includes Ayurvedic dietary regiments, fasting, exercise, etc. to provide light assistance to the wellness process, specifically related to the individual’s needs. Among the therapies considered during a wellness consultation, these include:

  • Dietary Guidelines – An Ayurvedic proverb is “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; when diet is correct, medicine is of no need”. Food therapy in Ayurveda includes specific dietary recommendations made by an Ayurvedic expert during a consultation session, which better enables a person to live in accordance to one’s intended doshic constitution, as well as Ayurvedic cooking classes, held periodically at Sevayu. In Sanskrit, this is called Ahara Chikitsa.
  • Lifestyle Management – Through specific lifestyle recommendations made by an Ayurvedic expert during a consultation session, a person learns how to live in accordance to their doshic patterns, and the changing times of day and seasons. This includes:
    • Daily Self-Care practices (Dinacharya)
    • Seasonal Self-Care practices (Ritucharya)
    • In Sanskrit, this is referred to as Vihara Chikitsa
  • Herbal supplementation – Every medicine During consultations, an Ayurvedic expert will recommend any herbal medicines, specifically appropriate for the person’s wellness needs, and constitution. In Sanskrit, this is known as Dravyaguna Chikitsa.
  • Ayu Yoga (Therapeutic Yoga): Includes Yogic postures, or asanas, specifically related to the individuals’ doshic needs.

Other General Ayurvedic therapies include:

  • Herbal Oil Treatments: Consists of pooling warm herbal oil or ghee in a dough ring, on a specific region of the body such as: the head, the eyes, the lower back, the neck, knees, or any other area. This alleviates pain and quickly rejuvenates the affected area. This includes:
    • Shirobasti: Used in cases of insomnia, Hair loss, premature greying
    • Akshi Tarpana: Eye treatment, for vision problems
    • Kati Basti: Lower back pain and other spine problems
    • Grivabasti: Lower neck pain and other cervical disorders
    • Janubasti: knee and joint pain and other problems
  • Pizhichil (Oleation and Formentation): Continuous pouring of lukewarm herbal oil over the body, simultaneously, for a specific period of time. This is an excellent treatment for strengthening and tonification, stress and burnout, and other nervine disorders.
  • Herbal Formentation (Patra Potli Swedana): Consists of applying a formentation of herbs during massage. This helps relieve musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain, strengthens immunity, and increases blood circulation.
  • Bolus Massage (Shashti Shalik Pinda Swedana): Like Patra Potli Swedana, but includes special herbs, rice, and milk, cooked together into a formentation and massaged over the body. This procedure is very effect in many chronic emaciated disorders.
  • Udvartana: Dry powder massage.
  • Ayurvedic Acupressure (Marma Therapy): This consists of pressure on specific marma points of the body. This helps to relieve any bodily blockages and allows prana to flow freely along its intended channels of the body.

 

Shodana Chikitsa (Purification therapy) – When the doshas live in an inharmonious state over a prolonged period of time, wellness concerns may arise in the individual. This requires a more direct approach in restoring them to their intended state. These include Purvakarma, Pradhankarma, Paschatkarma, and Rasayana.

Purvakarma

  • Optimizing Metabolic Function: Honoring the Agni, or digestive power of the GI tract. Digestion of food is at the core of wellness in Ayurveda. These therapies help kindle the digestive power and reduce the unwanted wastes of the body. They perform regulation of overall metabolic function.
  • Snehan (includes external as well as internal oleation): Lubricates the tissues and soften the toxins in the body, preparing for deeper purification. These include:
    • Internal oleation: Ghee processed with herbs is consumed, which lubricates the GI tract, internal organs, and whole body.
    • External oleation: Includes the following therapies:
      • Abhyangha (Oil Massage): Massage with oils appropriate for a person’s doshic state rejuvenates, softens and strengthens the skin, providing deep nourishment to the tissues. It helps to strength and resilience to the body and limbs, provides vigor to the dhatus (tissues) of the body, increases circulation and pacifies the doshas.
        • Full body abhyangha (sarvanga abhyangha)
        • Foot Massage (pada abhyangha)
        • Head Massage (shiro abhyangha)
        • Back Massage (kati abhyangha)
      • Shirodhara (Pouring of oil on forehead, as well as Takradhara which uses herbal buttermilk): Consists of continuous pouring on the forehead. This therapy is popular and widely-known in inducing deeper states of relaxation to the individual. The body, while in a relaxed state, is quickly able to rejuvenate itself. Shirodhara is traditionally used for a wide array of wellness concerns such as (but not limited to) insomnia, all kinds of headaches and migranes, adrenal fatigue, metabolic dysfunction, stress and burnout.
      • Shiro Pichu
    • Swedana (Sweat and heat therapy): Consists of lying still in a hot chamber. Sweating therapy improves circulation, eliminates undesired wastes from the body, clears the bodily channels, helps with bodily stiffness, and increases appetite and reduces weight.

Pradhankarma

  • When the offending doshas require release from the body, traditionally there are five measures for elimination.
    • Emetic Therapy (Vamana): For Kapha disorders.
    • Purgation (Virechana): For Pitta disorders.
    • Enema Therapy (Basti): For Vata disorders
      • Niruhana Basti – with a herbal decoction
      • Anuvasana Basti – with herbal oils
    • Nasya Karma: Cleansing of the sinuses and upper respiratory tract. The breath is linked to the body and mind, and release of any blockages is paramount in optimal function.
    • Rakta Moksha: For Blood disorders.

Paschatkarma

  • After cleansing the doshas from the body, regimen for diet is given to follow after the panchakarma procedures, to restore your digestive fire.

Rasayana Therapy

  • After the panchakarma process is completed, the body is given tonification procedure, to gain more strength and fully rejuvenate the bodily tissues.
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“From its ancient origins in India, Ayurveda has now spread all over the world. Its teaching uses a blend of herbal medicine, massage, nutrition, spiritual insight, practical experience, scientific analysis, and artistic creativity to guide us to a balanced fulfilled life style.”

― Sebastian Pole