AYURVEDIC SPA TREATMENTS & THERAPIES
The term “Ayurveda” combines the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Ayurvedic medicine, as practiced in India, is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world. Many Ayurvedic practices predate written records and were handed down by word of mouth. Key concepts of Ayurvedic medicine include universal interconnectedness (among people, their health, and the universe), the body’s unique constitution (prakriti), and also names three elemental substances, the doshas (called Vata, Pitta and Kapha), stating that a balance of the doshas results in health, while imbalance results in disease. Its concepts about health and disease promote the use of herbal compounds, special diets, and other unique health practices. Using these concepts, Ayurvedic physicians prescribe individualized treatments, including compounds of herbs or proprietary ingredients, diet, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations.