FAQ

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is an integrative holistic health system originating in India over 5000 years ago. The goal of Ayurveda is to promote the balance of body, mind, and spirit. Most health models focus only on the physical body and offer a one-size-fits-all approach. Ayurveda seeks to heal the cause of imbalances and reconnect us to our true nature. Living in harmony within our own self as well as our environment are two main aspects of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga and is a consciousness-based approach to whole health. It is both preventative and anti-aging. Ayurveda provides the nurturing aspects of healing missing in Western medicine. It is not a diet, religion, or esoteric practice.

Ayurveda approaches holistic health through:

  • Body energy type or Dosha assessment and diet planning ( Lifestyle Consultation)
  • Seasonal nutrition and herbs
  • Aromatherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Sleep and Exercise
  • Energy Balancing through Marma Therapy
  • Vibrational frequencies- sound and stones
  • Meditation

What are some Ayurvedic treatments?

Marma therapy. Marmani are energy points along the front and back of the body. When gently pressed they increase energy flow to all the organs and systems in the body restoring, rejuvenating, and enhancing energy flow. Marma therapy opens the doorway to the “inner pharmacy” and allows the body to release natural healing chemicals such as melatonin, serotonin, and oxytocin- the feel-good hormones. Marma therapy promotes balance and harmony.

Gemstones, color, and sound therapy are part of Marma energy therapy. Gemstones can be used to heal various chakras.

Learn more about Ayurveda here from Dr. Vasant Lad, the holistic health pioneer who first brought the ancient medical practice of Ayurveda from India to the West in the late 1970s.

What is Marma therapy?

Marma is to Ayurveda what acupuncture is to Chinese medicine.

Marma or Marmani points, increase the energy flow in the body awakening the body’s inner healing potential. Marma therapy reduces pain, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and hormonal imbalance, and is anti-aging. Marma therapy promotes a feeling of lightness of body, mind, and spirit fostering inner peace, clarity, and vitality. It is the oldest mind/body therapy and is only taught from teacher to student. Marma is a sacred healing art.

It is a touch therapy much like acupressure. A person remains fully clothed during a marma session.

I only work with women and young adults.

Can I receive Marma if I have a period?

Marma can be received after the third day of the menstrual cycle.

How long will it take to get results?

Marma therapy will offer immediate results for stress, anxiety, grief, loss, hormonal imbalance, emotional balance, and increased self-awareness.

What is energy healing?

Energy healing works with the subtle energies of the body increasing energy flow to integrate the mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of a person. The human body is a complete energy system tuned to daily life, stresses, relationships, environment, toxins, emotions, traumas, diet, and positive as well as negative input. Just like an instrument, our physiology goes in and out of balance. Any imbalance in the body obstructs the flow of energy, which results in illness. Energetic healing works to ensure that the energy flow within the body moves freely and unobstructed.

The inner intelligence of the body heals. A healer only facilitates this process. That process lies deeper than any model or explanation. Forcing the physiology to conform to a model is not true healing.

What are chakras?

Chakras are circular vortexes of energy that are like wheels of energy along seven different points on the spinal column. They have mental/emotional correlates. Chakras can be seen and felt by healers. All seven chakras are connected to the various organs and glands within the body. Marma sessions both clear and enliven the chakras for optimal health.

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