The ancient science of healing now comes to Santhosa Yoga and Meditation Centre. Ayurveda is the science which helps to attain health and thereby increase lifespan.

This healing system was discovered by ancient sages or rishis who have studied the physiology of humans in great depth in their own time.

This treatment is centuries old and hasn’t changed since the time it began.

Derivation of the word Ayurveda:

The word Ayurveda is derived from two words “Ayu” and “Veda”. The word Ayu means ‘life’ and Veda means ‘knowledge’, hence Ayurveda is that which gives complete knowledge regarding life.

The science of life is called Ayurveda. It is worth the commitment to embark on this journey and understand the science of life from its roots

It’s unique in this sense as the treatment is aligned with the universal laws of nature which are eternally true.

To get to the source so that whatever it is can be reached at the root level and treated from there onwards. It’s a holistic approach and a very slow and gradual process.

     

Dhanwantari Prayer

Om namami dhanwantarim adi devam
Surasurai vandita pada padmam                                                                 
Loke jara ruk bhaya mrutyu nasham                                                                
Dhatarameesam vividaushadeenam

I bow my head in front of Lord Dhanwantari devoted by both devas and asuras,
capable of preventing old age, diseases, pain and death
and who is the supreme authority of all medicines.  
  

     

Ayurveda is the sister limb to Yoga. In reality they both go hand in hand.

Shirani has gained qualifications from Kerala in India to Practice Panchakarma.

She offers packages for most ailments to be treated within the centre. Like all things it takes time to heal some deep seated ailments. There needs to be a total commitment to changing some ways in order to allow the process of healing to take place.

There are a number of Ayurvedic treatments that can be done for ailments such as:

  • Stress
  • Headaches
  • General wellbeing
  • All Vata disorders

The various treatments currently being offered include:

Traditional Ayurvedic Treatments on Offer:

  • Abhyangam

Abhyangam is a procedure in which the patient’s body is oleated with medicated oil, with specific hand strokes.

Recommended for:

  • In all Vata disorders
  • Mental stress and strain
  • Dryness of skin
  • Udwartanam

Udwartanma is a procedure in which the body is massaged with churnam (fine dry herbal powder).

  • In obesity
  • Skin diseases like eczema
  • Podi Kizhi

Podi Kizhi is a procedure in which four bundles filled with herbal powder are rubbed onto the body with moderate pressure.

Recommended for:

  • Obesity
  • Flabbiness of muscles
  • Kapha and vata disorders
  • Stiffness of joints
  • Shiro dhara

Shiro dhara is a type of treatment in which warm medicated oil is poured gently onto the forehead in a continuous stream for a specific period of time.

Recommended for:

  • All neurological disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Netra Dhara

Netra Dhara is a procedure in which medicated fluid is poured into the eyes in a continuous stream for a specific period of time.

Recommended for:

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Fungal infections
  • Eye Strain

These are only some of the major areas of treatment. However, after discussion with the client a whole package is offered.

Ayurveda is not a “wave a magic wand” system. Rather a very slow process that can get positive long term benefits. Only with commitment from the client.

Treatments Price
Abhyangam – body is oleated with medicated oil, with specific hand strokes. $90
Podi Kizhi – bundles filled with herbal powder are rubbed onto the body with moderate pressure. $90
Shiro dhara – warm medicated oil is poured gently onto the forehead $95
Netra Dhara is a procedure in which medicated fluid is poured into the eyes in a continuous stream for a specific period of time. $90

To book an appointment, please use this form.

COVID: Please note that before you attend your first Ayurvedic treatment with Shirani, you should screen print and send her your certificate of vaccination. This is in compliance with current government regulations. Please also note Shirani operates with COVID safe practices.

For massage oil treatments please bring your own (two) towels – one towel will be used for you to lie on, and the other placed over the top of you. Due to the style of treatments, your towels may get some oil on them.