An Ayurvedic consultation is an essential tool in Ayurveda, and provides the key to improving overall health while promoting self preservation and positive well-being.
According to Ayurvedic theory, in order to understand a person's health accurately, we must first understand the person fully - that is the entire physical, mental, emotional and personal make-up of an individual.
This requires assessment methods such as questioning, observation, pulse and tongue analysis.
Only following a consultation, can recommendations on diet, lifestyle, herbal remedies and body treatments be provided.
Our Ayurvedic consultation is performed by one of our expert Ayurvedic doctors who have vast experience in assessing health needs of individuals according to traditional Ayurvedic texts.
The session lasts for around 45 minutes and we will determine your prakriti (your basic body type / dosha balance according to Ayurvedic theory), your vikriti (imbalances in your make-up, provide treatments and herbal advice, as well as give dietary and lifestyle advice. We can also provide instruction on yoga postures suitable for you, meditiation and stress management techniques.
The consultation involves taking a detailed case history, completing a dosha analysis questionnaire and making a visual examination of your body - paying attention to build, skin, hair, temperature, blood pressure, and so on. It will also involve an Ayurvedic reading of your pulse - known as Nadi Pariksha.
Ultimately, the key to health lies with understanding your doshic constitution. How you live physically, mentally and emotionally will either keep you healthy, or cause an unbalance and make you susceptible to health problems.
By determining how and why you become ill, we can adapt the insight that Ayurveda provides into a lifestyle that is suited to your individual needs.
If a full consultation is not to your liking and you just want to visit us for massage therapies for relaxation or rejuvenation we do offer a basic health check which is free of charge which does not include the dosha analysis or personalised health advice.