Ancient healing therapies
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest traditions of health and wellbeing. Originating in India, it has been refined over thousands of years and is still widely practised. Coming from the Sanskrit words ayur, meaning ‘life’ and veda meaning ‘knowledge’, this holistic science is an elegant and intuitive approach to health.
Ayurveda recognises that we are whole beings whose mental, emotional and physical states are interconnected. It offers a whole-person approach to health and emphasises the importance of balance.
Here at Prana, our Ayurvedic rituals are authentic to the traditions of this ancient, trusted science of wellbeing. Taking place in our beautiful ritual room, the treatments have been brought into the modern context for your ease and comfort.
Each one is tailored to your unique physical and mental constitution, known in Ayurveda as your doshic type. They are nurturing, yet powerful, designed to meet you where you are and return you to balance – your natural state.
Whether you need to destress and find your centre again, or are simply after the best kind of pampering and indulgence, you will be in wonderful hands as Saroj expertly guides you in the treatment that is perfect for you.
Shirodhara Sanskrit: shiro (head) dhara (flow)
An ancient Ayurvedic practice that is gentle yet powerful, Shirodhara leaves you feeling deeply relaxed, calm, clear and replenished. In this treatment, a steady stream of warm, herb-infused oil is poured onto various energy points on the forehead. This brings the nervous system into deep rest and calms the electrical activity of the brain, a state that has many flow-on benefits.