Wellness – The Initial Assessment
This is the starting point for your path to health.
We see patients with a diverse health and medical concerns. Many people come
with a specific concern; cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, allergies,
poor sleep, etc. Others with hormone concerns or pregnancy preparation. And
some people want to improve their health.
While each patient's health solution
is unique to them, our diagnostic process is very systematic to insure that
we have a complete and accurate understanding
of your health situation. We combine the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with modern
medical science. We will ask you to complete a return a Health History Questionnaire
review of your current lifestyle; diet, exercise, employment, family – all
major aspects of your life. We review the medical history of both you and your
family. The state of health of your parents and grandparents provides insight
into your genetic predisposition to health and disease. We will review your
previous medical diagnostic testing, and depending upon your health issues
we may request that you have additional testing performed.
We perform a physical assessment
that includes a pulse evaluation. Pulse evaluation is one of Ayurveda’s
unique diagnostic tools. The pulse reveals your genetic constitution and
the areas where your health has deviated from balance.
The pulse indicates the health of each of your body’s organs and the
body’s functional systems such as the digestive, skeletal, muscles, nerves,
etc. Often we use Applied
to confirm our findings and provide more detail.
We may run a Body Composition Test. Body composition testing tells the balance
of muscle and fat in your body. Recent research shows that the ratio of muscle
to fat is one the best and most accurate indicators for the rate at which your
body will age. It also provides insight to cell health, electrolyte/mineral
balance and water compartment balance.
Giving consideration to all these findings and your activities of daily living,
we design a lifestyle program specific to your needs, health and goals. As
is stated on the main page, research has now shown that our daily choices contain
within them genetic signal messaging that activates and even modifies our genetic
code. Your program is created specifically for you to insure that your body
receives the proper messages for maximum health, vitality, and energy. Along
with specific dietary suggestions, menus and nutritional support, your lifestyle
program will include exercise, stress reduction techniques. With you participation
we set specific goals and priorities. This keeps the focus clear and our results
measurable. When appropriate we may recommend massage and other forms of bodywork
Follow up assessments insure that you are on track.Your progress relative
to the goals and priorities we jointly created is monitored and adjustments
are made as necessary. Sometimes as more acute issues resolve others will surface.
The body makes its greatest needs known first and we address them in that order.
The body has great innate intelligence, given the correct environment, nutrition,
and lifestyle, the body will heal, vitality and energy increase, and all areas
of your life are enhanced.
are therapies that may be part program depending upon your specific
needs and wishes. Your consistency and commitment create your
- 3 hours of heaven
is all about you. Most often provided by 2 practitioners, you have
4 hands working in unison for 3 hours providing Abhiyanga (massage)
Shirodhara and 2 types of extremely relaxing steam treatments, all
with one focus - YOU! Massage oils are selected specifically to match
your doshic constitution and health needs. The oils are custom made
by us using all organic ingredients. The oils target your muscles,
joints and nervous system. The massage feels absolutely incredible,
and while not obvious, the massage strokes secretly incorporate contact
with marma points (energy centers on the body, similar to acupuncture
points) that cause the body to both release a unique set of neurotransmitter
which provide profound relaxation, and toxin release. The result
is a deeply relaxed and healthier you!
treatment is perfect if you need a break from the rush of everyday
life, and, we can increase the focus on detoxification should you
choose to incorporate this treatment as part of a cleansing protocol.
your reason, you will find this treatment restful, invigorating,
relaxing and truly rejuvenating.
treatment is a 3 hour session and
included abhiyanga, swedana, nasya and shirodhara.
is additional benefit to leaving the oils on your body for several
hours after the treatment, if you choose this option, please bring
clothes accordingly. And we have shower facilities should you elect.
Abhiyanga – Doshic
provide a wonderful and powerful form of Ayurvedic massage. Organic
herbal oils selected to bring harmony to your physical, mental
balance are formulated with botanicals to enhance and potentate
their effects. We make all of our oils in-house to insure quality,
to insure that you have the perfect oil for your condition. The
oils are warmed and applied to the body according to Ayurvedic
treatments combine massage with marma energy point stimulation
to enhance the cleansing effects. We also have over 50 essential
oils that we use
to incorporate aroma therapies. This
Ayurvedic therapy can be provided by two therapists working in
choreographed unison to bring balance and integration to both
sides of the body. It feels absolutely incredible!
Swedana – Herbal
Oil & Steam
A herbal decoction balanced for your constitution and applied as a steam treatment to either your entire body or local areas as best suits. Specially blended oils are applied to the body prior to steam. The steam opens the body channels allowing the herbs and oil to deeply penetrate along with their healing properties. The sweating purifies the body by removing deep seated toxins. This treatment has classically been used for arthritis as well as areas of chronic pain and leaves one feeling wonderfully relaxed.
Shirodhara – A
A luxurious and deeply calming experience of having a fine stream of warm oil poured continuously on the forehead. This stimulates the release of neurotransmitters which deeply relaxes the body, melting tensions and alleviates discomfort in the head, neck and shoulder areas as well as engendering profound feelings of pleasure, inner balance and mental clarity.
Nasya – Deep
A facial treatment using especially formulated oils combined with gentle heat. Specific marma energy points are stimulated and herbal drops are applied to the nasal passages. This technique banishes those dark circles under the eyes and alleviates intractable neck tension. It brings a fullness and freshness to the face and eyes and can relieve sinus and insomnia.
Basti – Eye Care
is a wonderful eye care. While lying on the back, a “dough nut” ring made
of specific flours and water is placed around the eye. A herbal ghee is
then poured into the “dough nut” and
forms a pool of ghee over the eye. The technique eases and relaxes eye
tension and irritation. It strengthens the eye muscles and produces clarity
bastis are often quite beneficial wherever there is joint or muscle
pain, As above, a wheat “dough nut” is placed around the effected
area. Special medicated penetrating oils made in-house are
used for this technique. An oil specific to your condition is heated
into the ring.
The oil is then drawn off, re-heated and poured back in the ring.
This is done several times, each time the oil temperature
the body adjusts to the heat. These bastis are perfect for long term
|Udvartana – The
Ultimate Body Scrub
This technique is classically used for excess physical and emotional kapha conditions that may have symptoms similar
to lethargy, depression and congestion. The technique begins with Snehana
(oil) and Swedana (steam). A rough cut herb paste is placed on the skin
and rubbed with great vigor, pressure and speed. The application is adjusted
for each individual’s particular condition. It leaves the body and mind
feeling invigorated, refreshed, alive and clear.
Lepana – Topical
pastes and wraps
This technique is classically used for sprains, sore joints and stiff and aching muscles. Snehana (oil) and Swedana (steam) are first applies to the effected area. An herbal paste specific to your condition is applied. Then hot compresses steamed in an herbal decoction are laid over the paste. Fresh hot compresses are continually applied to move the herbs to the problem area.
Ayurvedic Intensive Care Ò
This is a unique service offered only at Living Ayurveda. This program specifically addresses long term debilitating conditions. A minimum of two weeks and up to six weeks in duration, daily Ayurvedic therapies are provided to interrupt and reverse the downward spiral loss of energy and vitality. All meals are provided to insure optimal nutrition. Counseling and education are a significant part of this Intensive Care Program. We have seen impressive results and great strengthening from this program.
Applied Kinesiology (AK)
is a scientific systemized method used to gain information
about the level of functionality of the body’s organs, the integrity of
the body’s skeletal and muscular system and body’s response to a
host of biological factors including allergies, heavy metals, pathogens, nutrition
and energetic influences. We use AK diagnostically to fine tune your treatment
protocol. Using herbs as an example, often several herbs may be appropriate for
a particular condition, based on traditional use and application. By using AK,
your body can tell us exactly which herb is best suited for you. AK evolved initially
in the Chiropractic field which allows us to incorporate muscular and skeletal
balancing as part of Panchakarma. The energetic influences of old mental and
emotional traumas often have a big impact to health. AK is an amazingly effective tool
in identifying and clearing these old issues. Again, these are services and expertise
offered only at Living Ayurveda.
Jyotish - Vedic Astrology
sister science and complimentary companion of Ayurveda, Jyotish provides
amazing insight into all areas of one’s life. Challenging aspects in your
physical, emotional, and mental being are often revealed as well as details,
including the timing, of career, relationships and family.
We offer a complete apothecary to support your path to healing. We select only the finest products from growers and suppliers we personally know, organically grown always being our first choice. We prepare many products in-house, this insures quality and potency and guarantees you receive the optimum support for your unique constitution.
Our goal at Living Ayurveda is to provide you the services, products and information to create an abundant healthful life. You will very soon experience the incredible lift in vitality, energy and awareness the comes from living in harmony with your unique constitution. Contact
us today to start your exciting powerful journey to health.