Ayurvedic skin care is based on ancient Indian medicine. The practice includes Ayurvedic facials, treatments for skin diseases, and herbal formulations for the skin.
Skin, Hair and Beauty
Acne & Pimples
Hairfall & Dandruff
Other Skin Diseases
Dripping of oil on the forehead
It is an amazingly relaxing therapy which uses a steady stream of warm medicated oils (Tail Dhara) or medicated buttermilk (Takra Dhara) using special devices to flow rhythmically across the forehead. This is usually done after Abhyangam. This therapy provides considerable relief from mental stress & psychosomatic disorders. It soothes your body and mind & induces sound sleep.
Duration of treatment: 45 minutes
Beneficial for the following conditions:
- Premature greying of hairs
- Infirmity and emaciation
- Lack of vitality
- Pricking pains of palms and soles
- Diabetic neuropathy
- ENT diseases
- Alleviate Vata, pitta & kapha
- Improving the power of all sense organs
The classical method of facial massage and detoxification is done by using herbalized creams and astringent individualized according to body type. The massage component focuses on the Marma points of the face, neck, and shoulders which re-invigorates the tissues and refreshes the senses. It combines with face herbal steam therapy and the application of herbal face mask according to body type and skin type.
Ayurvedic Head Massage
Ayurvedic head massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been practised in India for 5000+ years. It involves a variety of pressure techniques including circular massage strokes that focus on your head, shoulders, and neck regions.
These deep massage techniques, when used in conjunction with aromatic oils and Ayurvedic herbal formulations, improves your scalp and hair condition. It also stimulates the natural healing abilities of your body.
- Relieves you from anxiety and stress
- Controls your emotional stress and tension
- Aids in the release of endorphins (hormones that make you feel happy)
- Hair growth stimulation
- Resolves sleep deprivation and promotes sound sleep
- Reduces migraines and headaches
- Enhances memory, alertness, and cognition.
- Strengthens your senses and brings you clarity.
Navara Face Treatment
Navara facial is a procedure where the face is massaged with medicated Navara paste. Navara is a type of rice that is rich in the husk and hence has a great effect in healing chapped and blemished skin by removing the outermost dead cell layer. The paste is used for massaging the face.
The benefits of the Navara facial is the milk and other ingredients act as a good cleanser, the rice is a good scrubber and at the same time nourishes the skin leaving the skin soft and glowing at the end of the therapy. Navara facial is very beneficial in acne vulgaris, hyperpigmentation, dull and blemished skin.
Shashtika Shali Pinda Swedam
Navara in Malayalam stands for the rice (Shashtika Shali in Sanskrit) that grows in 60 days; Kizhi (Pinda in Sanskrit) stands for bolus. Njavara is an indigenous variety of rice grown in Kerala, having medicinal properties. It is a unique treatment procedure practised by Kerala Ayurveda physicians.
A generous amount of medicated oil is applied over the head and body. Then the body is massaged with a warm muslin bag bolus containing Navara rice puddings cooked in the herbal decoction. The boluses are dipped in the mixture of warm milk and herbal decoctions when they cool down thus inducing sedation.
- Makes the body supple and removes stiffness
- Calms the mind and reduces the stress
- Promotes sound sleep
- Boosts the immune system and slows the ageing process
- Enhances body nourishment and rejuvenates
- Improves lustre and texture of the skin
- Sharpens the sense organs
- Strengthens and nourishes the nervous system
The procedure is found effective in:
- Reduced mobility
- Low backache
- Cervical myelopathy
When this treatment is done with milk (Ksheera), it is called Ksheeradhara. It is performed in seven standard massage positions in Kerala and lasts approximately 40 minutes. Decoctions made of various herbs will be added to the milk. Ksheeradhara is of two types – shirodhara and sarvangadhara.
While Shirodhara is carried out for the head, Sarvangadhara covers the whole body except the head. Ksheeradhara is effective in the treatment of hypertension, depression, anxiety, insomnia etc. Dhara with medicated milk is called Ksheeradhara.
Decoctions of various herbs are added to the milk. Ksheeradhara my be either for the head alone –Shirodhara. Or for the whole body except the head- Sarvangadhara. A Sravana Ksheeradhra is usually prescribed for diseases caused by disorders of the Pitta. As a first step, a suitable type of oil is applied to the head. At least three attendants, two to pour the fluid and another to refill the vessels are required.
The treatment is conducted while the patient goes through the standard seven positions. A nozzled pitcher is ideal for pouring the milk.
Hair Nourishment Treatment
In the Ayurvedic view of the body, your hair health reflects the unique combination of three doshas – Vata, pitta, and Kapha – in your body. Given that we all have each of these three doshas in our system, it is extremely likely that your hair will reflect characteristics of more than one dosha. It is, in fact, highly uncommon to find someone whose hair is exclusively Vata-type, pitta-type or Kapha-type. Here are the typical characteristics of each of these three hair types – you can refer to these and determine which characteristics best match your own hair.
Ayurvedic hair loss solutions like Neelibringadi Keram, Kesini Oil and Virgin coconut oil contain essential nourishing ingredients like Bhringaraja, Brahmi, Amla and Neelini that help provide holistic hair care and act as natural remedies to combat baldness, dandruff, dry hair, split-ends and hair loss.
Takra Dhara is another type of Ayurvedic treatment, which is mostly similar to Shirodhara. Takra means butter milk. The milk is boiled at the first stage and then medicines and then the curd is added, which is kept overnight. It is then churned and Shirodhara is prepared.
During this therapy instead of herbal oil, medicated butter milk is continuously poured to the centre of the forehead. The treatment is very much effective to combat migraines problem and other types of specific pitta disorder. It is regarded as a cooling and refreshing therapy that has major benefits like improving sensory function, clean the skin, and relive stress and fatigue. The process is continued 7 to 21 days.
Takradhara, a sub-division of Shirodhara, where buttermilk is also poured along with the oil. This treatment has many therapeutic effects, especially in the improvement of the patient’s mental health.
Buttermilk has tremendous cooling properties making it the ideal liquid to help relax the mind and reduce mental stress. This treatment is often recommended for those suffering from:
- Skin disorders
- Stress and nervous tension
- Digestive issues