As a complementary therapist in ayurvedic medicine, I conduct an assessment of your ayurvedic constitution in order to determine your physical, physiological and psychological profile.  

Based on the health assessment as well as on your own requests, I will establish a therapeutic plan that is in alignment with your specific situation, and that can be modified, as required, during the course of the treatment.

I accompany, listen to, and guide my patients within a framework of mutual exchange in order to help restore their inner balance.

My services :

Ayurvedic nutritional advice: dietary advice is individualised according to one’s Prakriti or Vikriti and takes into account one’s doshas. In Ayurveda several factors play a big role when it comes to dietary advice; the flavours (Rasa: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, astringent, pungent), the food’s post-digestive effects (Vipaka: sour, sweet, pungent) and its attributes (hot, cold, wet, dry, heavy, light). A diet adapted to the seasons is also recommended.

Advice for personal hygiene and psychological support: based on breathing related advice (pranayama: respiratory exercises), physical exercises (for example the 5 Tibetans), sleep, personal hygiene (dinacharya), professional and social activities, creative and artistic activities, spirituality, time management …

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Manual and energy therapies :

About ayurvedic manual therapies :

Ayurvedic massage is characterised by the application of essential oils and plant extractions in accordance with the theory of the 5 elements and the 3 ayurvedic doshas (constitutions). Typically, different massage movements (ample, coordinated, deep, slow or vigorous….) are used to treat the entire body.

The physiological effects of an ayurvedic massage:
  • Drainage of the lymphatic system (stimulation of the immune system, elimination of toxins from the body)
  • Stimulation of the cardiovascular system
  • Stimulation of the neurosensory system
  • Stimulation of the digestive system and the assimilation of food
  • Stimulation of the liver, kidneys and tissue metabolism
  • Anti-inflammatory effect
  • Regulation of the endocrine system
  • Muscular relaxation

Ayurvedic massage is beneficial for the following:

  • Muscular atrophy, cramps, spasms and muscle pain
  • Tendonitis, bursitis and other inflammations of the osteoarticular system
  • Calms or cures neuralgia: soothes or reduces headaches
  • Reduces rhinitis, sinusitis and pharyngitis
  • Break down of adipose tissue in the case of obesity
  • Slows down the ageing process
  • Restores the body’s natural functions
  • Induces a sensation of deep relaxation in case of stress, physical or psychic tensions
  • Can help to deal with deep emotional disruptions by rebalancing the somatic nervous system, etc.
Take Note! Manual treatments are only therapeutically beneficial when exercised regularly. If more than 3 weeks elapse between treatments then they become more of a ‘wellness’ or ‘well-being’ session; these can also be requested as and when the need arises
Precautions and contraindications for manual therapy: ayurvedic ‘massage’ is not to be carried out in direct sunlight, after sun bathing or heat exposure; not after a big meal or after intense exercise; not after the first 2 days of menstruation; not after colonic irrigation. Moreover, the therapist should not perform the massage in cases of contraindications such as fever, heart failure, lesional illnesses, etc.

THE TREATMENTS

Abhyanga
The Abhyanga massage is ayurveda’s principle type of manual massage. It is an energy-based treatment using heated vegetable oil, which has been selected according to the Prakriti or Vikriti. The oil is applied to the entire body by means of ample, deep and coordinated movements that are performed in a precise order. The purpose of this treatment is to unite the various zones of the body; on one hand it stimulates the Kundalini (our prime energy that rises up along the spinal column), and on the other hand it stimulates the lymphatic, cardiovascular and neurosensory systems. This treatment is optimal for relieving stress, anxiety, insomnia, pain, as well as circulation, muscular, rheumatism, and articulation problems, and for the elimination of toxins. It is used for preventative purposes as well as for the treatment of pathologies. Duration: 1h to 1h20
The Mardanamarma oil massage (massage to stimulate the vital points)
The Marmachikitsa
The Udvarthanam
The Garshan
The Ubtan
The Shiroabhyanga or head massage
The Padabhyanga (Kansu) or foot massage
The Prasavpurve Tirumu or massage of the pregnant woman
The Pushtikara Thimuru or massage for the baby and infant.
The Shirodhara

The therapeutic technique

The Basti