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Imagine being able to relieve stress and tension built up, find peace and serenity as well as improved concentration and better digestion, eliminate fatigue, eye pressure and sinus problems by simply getting massaged to some specific points of the face and head.
These points are called marma points. Marma means "hidden secret" or "vital energy" in Sanskrit. They are the ancestors of the acupuncture points used in Chinese medicine and best known in the West.
Marma points are more than reflexology points. They are also energy points. These are the strategic energy reception points some being located on the skin through which circulate and move our life force or prana. On the whole body, there are 107 marma points. Each point has a precise location and a particular function. They are related to the organs and internal movements of the body. Marma point massage allows the opening of the body’s energy channels known as strotas and hence regularizes and balances the internal functions of the organism to achieve a therapeutic effect.
This gentle treatment creates an opportunity to live a powerful and dynamic evolution at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels by building a positive relationship with the unconscious mind.Indeed, through some specific techniques of touch and acupressure on these points, our vital energy can be re-directed and flow more freely, which has many beneficial effects on physical and psychological health. Marma massage removes toxins from the body, calms the mind, reinvigorates the memory and promotes restful sleep. A weekly marma point massage helps you feel good about your body and your mind. Moreover, it has an effect on the skin rejuvenation, so it’s a natural anti-wrinkle secret.
Book your appointment for a 30 minute facial and head Marma massage or combine it to an Abhyanga massage, a Shirodhara, a cranio-sacral therapy or an ayurvedic beauty treatment.
Relax while beautifying your body with this typically Indian treatment-massage!
The Mystique Massage is a 240-minute deep body massage during which the massage therapist applies ubtan, a paste prepared from a special blend of herbs, spices and oils to beautify the skin.
Ubtan, which means "local application”, is a body treatment that dates back to antiquity and comes from the rich Indian heritage. It was the very first natural cosmetic in the world.In the Vedic era, utban was prescribed by Ayurvedic doctors to protect, nourish and beautify the skin.
Today in India, men and women use this ritual to beautify their skin for special occasions, such as weddings.
Ubtan is a powerful treatment that rebuilds flabby tissues and improves blood circulation and skin texture by stimulating the underlying tissues.
According to scientific research, it was found that ubtan not only improves the beauty of the skin but also has medicinal actions such as antifungal, antibacterial, antiperspirant, deodorant and invigorating. Utban also prevents skin infections. It is a cleanser, astringent, stimulant and tonic all at once. With its revitalizing and refreshing properties, ubtan refines skin texture and brightens the complexion.
Utban also protects against various skin problems like acne, pimples, dark spots, white spots and blackheads. Regular use of this treatment (once a month) prevents the appearance of premature wrinkles, eliminates scars and reduces the appearance of skin pores.
Enhance your body and relax your mind! The Mystique Massage combines the relaxing effects of the ayurvedic massage with the illuminating, soothing, protecting and softening properties of the ubtan paste.
As winter dehydrates and dries out the skin and the holiday season strains the system, pamper yourself now with this Indian treatment -massage and slip into a state of profound well-being. You will regain your energy, your peace of mind and your skin will glow instantly.
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In Ayurveda, one emphasizes the inner beauty of which outer beauty is only a reflection. Ayurvedic beauty can be described as mind-body-soul harmony.The human body is a biological combination of the five elements - Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. The combination of ether and air forms the Vata dosha, Fire forms the Pitta dosha and water and earth form the Kapha dosha.
These three essential elements, or doshas, are in each and every human being. They are the three vital principles or energy centers that regulate the intelligence of our cells. Vata is related to the principle of movement (brain and nervous system), Pitta is related to the principle of processing (digestion and metabolism) and Kapha is related to the principle of structure (skeleton and bones).
Everyone has a dominant dosha which determine its own psycho-physical constitution. Any imbalance of the doshas can cause more or less serious disorders that can manifest as health problems. Ayurveda helps balance the three energies, according to the constitution or temperament of the person, by harmonizing the body and mind in order to find inner wellness and outer beauty.
Discover your ayurvedic skin type according to your dosha
You are vata type if: The skin is dry or combination, cold, fair complexion, a tendency to premature wrinkles, fine, thin, soft skin with almost invisible pores. Vata skin ages faster. Hair is fine, soft, somewhat dry and brittle, slow growing. The nails are dry, brittle and often striated.Here are some ingredients to be used for vata skin: sesame oil, sweet almond oil and jojoba oil for daily body massage, essential oils of rose, jasmine and ylang-ylang to massage the face morning and evening and to perfume your bath water.
You are pitta type if: The skin is sensitive especially to the sun , it needs protection to maintain its balance, fair complexion, warm, soft, presence of freckles and may be prone to acne. Hair may be oily, thin, supple, shiny, usually fair or copper (red pigmentation), and tend to turn gray prematurely. The nails are delicate and well hydrated.Here are some ingredients to be used in a pitta skin: coconut oil, sunflower oil or ghee (clarified butter) for daily body massage, essential oils of rose, lavender, sandalwood, lemon or basil to massage the face morning and evening and to perfume your bath water.
You are kapha type if: The skin is rather oily, cold, supple, heavy, elastic, soft, thick, dull, with large pores and a tendency to cystic acne. It is resistant to heat, sun and cold. Hair is very thick, abundant and shiny. The nails are strong and healthy.Here are some ingredients to use for a kapha skin: mustard oil for daily body massage, essential oils of bergamot, myrrh, eucalyptus, sage or mint to massage the face morning and evening and to perfume your bath water.
Ayurvedic beauty rituals: taking care of yourself and feel beautiful is not superficial
To reveal the inner and outer beauty, Ayurveda uses a lot of massage oils to enhance the skin, repairing and captivating essential oils, honey, cream, spices, plants, flowers, fruit and ghee (clarified butter).
Self-massage: massage your skin with oil (adapted to your dosha - see above) each morning before the shower for a deep absorption of nutrients and specific component of each oil. The 5- minute’s daily massage will provide you with relaxation, softness and suppleness of the skin and seductive power.
Recipe for floral massage oil: Place a handful of lavender, rose or jasmine flowers (depending on your dosha - see above) in a large jar and cover with two cups of massage oil (depending on your dosha - see above) slightly heated. Leave the preparation for a week in a dark, dry place and filter the oil. You can also replace the flowers with a few drops of the corresponding essential oils .
Scented bath: a bath taken in the state of the art has a balancing effect on the doshas, and influence on beauty, wellness and health.Recipe for gentle milk and honey bath: Mix 2 cups of whole milk with a cup of honey, add a few drops of essential oil for your dosha (see above) Add this mixture to your bath water should be lukewarm. This revitalizing bath enhances skin’s radiance and suppleness. Extend this time of well-being for 30 minutes. To reinforce the benefits of this soothing bath, then enjoy a cup of warm almond milk spiced up with anise and cardamom.
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Our ayurvedic massage therapists have the unique opportunity of being able to use the clients’ astrological information as well as their palm prints to evaluate their overall physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. By having this added information we can give a truly customized massage along with an overall health regimen according to the information derived from the chart and hand.
Based on the information revealed by the hand, your massage therapist can identify problematic areas and adapt the massage to those specific needs. In the case of Marion, we can clearly see two areas that need attention. The most urgent problem is the dissipation of her life force seen by the branches of the lifeline going off to the Moon. This indicates a leakage of energy due to restlessness causing her lifeline to appear faint. The second problem area is the large island on the lifeline occurring at the same time as the branches denoting a blocked life force. This dual problem originating at the same time in her life needs urgent attention. Marion could feel tired and exhausted due to an inherent restlessness of not knowing how to channel her energy properly. Palmistry consultations helped her realize she had to focus her thinking while at the same time disciplining herself with an exercise routine combined with yoga.
It was clear from the branches leaving the lifeline that Marion had very shallow breathing due to her thoracic cage being extremely tight. In order to improve the quality of her breathing I worked extensively on undoing all locked holding patterns in her thoracic area. In addition I coached her in two-phased breathing as well as showing her specific yoga postures to increase her lung capacity. Over the next few months, I focussed on this area while urging Marion to practice her new breathing techniques. As a result her breathing became much deeper and balanced. During this time palmistry coaching sessions helped strengthen her resolve to replace old negative patterns of thinking with a more positive outlook. In addition to meditation and yoga, I added cardio and strength training exercises into her daily routine. The positive changes can be seen by the improved quality of the lifeline in her most recent handprint. The dissipating branches are becoming weaker and the large island on the lifeline is beginning to disappear. All this re-directed energy has resulted in a more deep and unified lifeline. As a result, Marion is feeling a lot more energetic and satisfied with her life.
Through the support of the individualized coaching program, along with Marion’s willingness to change her old lifestyle and receptivity to put in the necessary effort, her improved prints are a clear indication that she is well on her way to realizing her maximum potential.