Ayurveda tips and news from Linta's Ayurveda Resort in Kerala

Neck pain and ayurvedic treatment

Neck pain ayurvedic treatment: Greeva Vasti is an important Ayurvedic medical treatment useful to remove the pathologies of the neck, the upper part of the spine and shoulders, among the most common problems that afflict many people. Through the Ayurvedic practice of Greeva Vasti the medicated oil is kept on the neck, on the back of the head through a suitable containment base for the medicated oil. Treatment should preferably take place without food intake, allowing the patient to lie in a prone position and to rest or sleep, if preferred. The Ayurvedic treatment of Greeva Vasti is very useful in preventing and treating head pain, cervical stiffness, migraine, stiff neck, spondylitis, osteoporosis of the cervical area.

Kati Vasti – Medicated hot herbal oil application to the lumbar region

Kati Vasti Medicated hot herbal oil application –  Kati Vast is an ayurvedic treatment to the lumbar region provided for a certain period of time – Kati Vasti is an important ayurvedic medical treatment useful to remove the pathologies of the back, one of the most common problems that afflict a multitude of people in life. According to Ayurvedic precepts, Kati Vasti is carried out by maintaining warm ayurvedic oils on the back region and on the spine (the areas of life – “kati”), while the patient lies prone on a wooden plane. A specific quantity of hot medicated ayurvedic oil is released and maintained for about half an hour in the lumbosacral area, where a manipulation is subsequently carried out which allows a better absorption of the oil. This treatment promotes the improvement of problems related to sciatica, improves the tone of the back muscles, relieves inflammation and pain.

Anti-stress ayurvedic treatment at Linta’s ayurvedic Resort

Anti-stress ayurvedic treatment at Linta’s ayurvedic Resort – Stress is caused unavoidably by the daily routine of work and “duties” and is a constant aspect in everyday life. Stress is a continuous negative factor that significantly affects the health of everyone and, therefore, recognize this weight and learn to eliminate its presence and to control it can lead to a marked improvement in our lifestyle. The Anti-Stress program of Linta’s Resort through the practice of Ayurvedic medicine helps to relieve the burden of stress and trains the mind and body to bear the discomforts that derive from it.

The practice of Shirodhara helps overcome problems arising from stress. The word ‘Shirodhara‘ is of Sanskrit origin: ‘shiro’ means head; ‘dhara’ means to flow. Shirodhara involves the continuous flow of a warm stream of medicated oil on the head, corresponding to the “third eye” (on the forehead, therefore) connected with higher awareness and spirituality.Ayurvedic oil flows by eliminating the negative weights and determining a calming and soothing effect on emotionality and on the inner self, also acting in a beneficial way on the pituitary gland and on the secretion of hormones.

Anti-aging program and ayurvedic treatments

Anti-aging program and treatments: the aging process can be managed and slowed down thanks to Ayurveda, which allows, through specialized treatments of ancient medical tradition, to achieve the well-being of the body, that of the psyche and the senses.

Ayurvedic treatments practiced at Linta’s – Ayurvedic Resort in Kerala – have the aim of researching and obtaining the best life expectancy in relation to a state of good health and well-being.

The discomforts that are often experienced in old age are related to individual experiences, to one’s state of health, to one’s genetic make-up and to the phenotypic variables that occur in our lives. For this reason the picture of “aging” changes from person to person and the therapies proposed at Linta’s are not “standardized”, but are personalized according to the history of each guest / patient.

The treatments carried out by expert medical personnel and professional paramedics in the Linta’s Ayurvedic Resort allow to strengthen the immune system and all the apparatus of the human body, making it possible to face the age with lightness and slow down the deterioration and the disadvantages characteristic of the most advanced years.

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Abhyangam massage: traditional basic Ayurvedic treatment

Abhyangam massage – Ayurvedic massage in India has always been transmitted from generation to generation as a tradition to be practiced frequently. The massage therefore finds practical application at different times of the day in the life of the family.

The purpose of the Ayurvedic message, also suggested in the form of self-massage, is therefore therapeutic, allowing to remove the toxic substances that generate disequilibrium, but also preventive for the purpose of preserving the physical vigor and a good health condition.

The Abhyangam massage (application of oil on the whole body) is a moment of well-being and strengthening and is a personalized therapy based on natural oils enriched with the principles of herbs, useful to maintain the balance between the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), whose decompensation is at the root of malaise and illness.

The Abhyangam massage stimulates or depresses the Marma – energy points – generating a beneficial effect on several levels (physical, piscic and vital) and having as a final result the cleaning of the body from toxic substances, improving the tissues, invigorating nerves and the immune system, fluidifying the dynamics of the joints and relieving pains from inflammation and rheumatism.

Ayurvedic Rejuvenation: therapy and treatments to achieve purification

Rejuvenation is a kind of characteristic care of Ayurvedic medicine, aimed at preserving typical qualities of youth, even in mature and advanced age. Ayurvedic Rejuvenation makes it possible to achieve fortification and lengthening of life even for many years.

The benefits of rejuvenation are related to both the psyche and the physical and improve the strength of tissues and epidermis and refine the senses by giving them the characteristics of younger age. The rejuvenation according to Ayurveda also gives people who undergo treatment more resistance to disease and physical decline.

The basis for rejuvenation therapy is the concept of eliminating impurities and characteristic of Ayurvedic medicine: health and serenity are constantly worn out by the tension and toxicity of everyday life: purification from these toxic elements allows our body – and our psyche – to draw again to the energies and to the well-being characteristic of youth.

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Prakruthi: basic concepts in Ayurveda

PRAKRUTHI: basic concepts in Ayurveda. Ayurveda states that man is unique. In this sense, we speak of PRAKRUTHI, which means the nature and identity of man, which does not change over the course of life and is predetermined at the time of conception. PRAKRUTHI, the individuality of the subject, is given by the combination of “Panchamahabhootas” elements that are ether, air, fire, water and earth, which make up the universe and join the soul form all living beings.

In their interaction, the five elements shape the basic forces of life, the force of movement, transformation and cohesion, these three forces are called Dosha, which in humans represent body mood, individual somatic characteristics, physical structure to skin type, type of hair to eyes, nails, type of digestion to sleep quality.

The individuality, or PRAKRUTHI, of the individual is therefore given by the dominance of one or more dosha which arise from the combination of two elements or primary energies. The Dosha are three: VATA (air and ether), PITTA (fire and water) and KAPHA (water and ground).

When the dosha are in balance give shape to the subject’s personality, when one or more dosha are in excess creates unbalance, VIKRITI (impurity), then the onset of the disorder or illness.

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Pizhichil treatment: the Maharajas therapy

Pizhichil is a particular kind of ayurvedic massage where the manual is borrowed with an uninterrupted flow of hot oil, generating a particular heat effect on the body.

This massage is well-known as “Maharajas treatment”, due to the frequent practice of the Maharajas of ancient India.

The massage uses a large amount of oil, which, as already mentioned, must be prepared warm. The oil, naturally medicated with herbs, is poured into the body through a thin cotton cloth made of oil and properly handled with one hand, while the other hand produces intense massages.

This ayurvedic therapy is delivered by two physicians according to the classic dictates of traditional ayurvedic medicine. It is applied for periods of time between 7 and 21 days, in sessions lasting up to 90 hours. Pizhichil is well-known as a strongly invigorating therapy useful for strengthening musculature and restoring nervous system-related issues.

In particular, Pizhichil is helpful in treating: Rheumatic diseases such as arthrities, paralysis, sexual issues, nervous disorders, hemiplegia.

Pitta people: suggested diet and tips

Pitta, recommended diet:

In the Pitta diet, you have to avoid the hot summer food. The sweet and bitter taste is good for the emotional sphere as well as the physical sphere. The foods recommended for this diet are:

  • Light cereals
  • barley, oats, basmati rice, white rice, millet.
  • Vegetables and vegetables
  • particularly cabbage, artichokes, dandelion, asparagus, cucumber, celery, lettuce, peas, parsley, radicchio, chicory, rocket …
  • legumes
  • better if salted and except for lentils and beans, more difficult to digest for the Pitta constitution.
  • Fruit
  • especially coconut, avocado, apple, figs, melon, pears, pineapple, plums, pomegranates, bananas well matured …
  • Condiments
  • coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, sunflower oil, pancake sugar, unleavened butter.
  • Spices
  • turmeric, cardamom, fennel, coriander. Moderately black pepper. Not recommended paprika, tabasco and chili pepper.
  • Meat and animal derivatives
  • milk, cottage cheese, white meat, eggs, rabbit, crustaceans.

In the diet of the Pitta energy configuration, the following foods should be limited:

  • Dried fruits
  • Hard wheat paste
  • Red meat
  • Lentils and beans
  • Canned foods
  • Ketchup
  • pickles
  • Vinegar
  • Chili pepper
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Salted foods or glutamate added
  • Especially acidic foods
  • Especially spicy foods

To help the gastrointestinal system and to support liver activity, a detox diet is recommended. An Ayurvedic remedy recommended to the pitta dosha energy configuration is the Triphala guggul, a herbal mix and resin that in Ayurveda discipline is taken after the two main meals of the day.

Elakizhi treatment

Massage with bags filled with Ayurvedic fresh leaves is called Elakizhi Treatment.

This is a classic treatment in Ayurveda. The patient comes first with the oil and then the hot bags previously wetted in the hot oil are applied.

Up to ten different herbs can be used.

The benefits of this treatment are many:

  • Strengthens the muscles
  • Removes muscle aches
  • It rejuvenates body and mind
  • Benefits for diseases such as arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, paralysis and convulsions.
  • Removes the pain of sciatica.

Discover other Ayurvedic treatments within Linta’s Golden Beach Ayurvedic Resort. All Ayurvedic treatments at Linta’s Resort are prescribed by a team of Physicians.
After an initial check-up the team will draw up a program tailored to person needs and expectations.