Ayurveda: science and art of life

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As the popularity of yoga and meditation rise around the world, so too has interest in Ayurveda. This 5,000-year-old (give or take) Indian “science of life” focuses on healing imbalances in the body’s doshas.

According to Ayurveda, we are born with our unique ratio of three doshas or energy types, which include pitta, vata and kapha. Ayurvedic practitioners believe that each person has some vata, pitta and kapha in them, but that one or two may be dominant. Stress, lack of sleep, unhealthy diet or emotional imbalances disturb this energy equilibrium and can show up as a disease. Ayurvedic practitioners aim to bring the doshas back into balance.

Personal consultation

At a number of Six Senses resorts, our Ayurvedic Doctors offer a personal consultation to help you determine your dosha and recommend a treatment that best fits your needs.

The most popular treatments include:

Abhyanga

This full-body massage reduces the signs of aging, relieves fatigue, induces sleep, and strengthens the skin and the immune system. It is a powerful recharger.

Shirodhara

A stress-releasing treatment during which warm oil is poured over the third eye to soothe and calm the nervous system. Assists with treating skin conditions and insomnia, while also enhancing emotional balance.

Kati-Vasti 

A nurturing ayurvedic treatment in which warm medicated oils are pooled on the lower back to promote muscle and ligament strength to support the spine. Relieving lower backache and spinal conditions, it lubricates joints and is ideal for sports injuries and overall health.

Ayurvedic consultations and treatments are available at Six Senses Bhutan, Six Senses Kaplankaya in Turkey, Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam, Six Senses Yao Noi in Thailand, Six Senses Spa Elounda at Porto Elounda in Crete, Six Senses Spa Greater Noida at Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort in India, Six Senses Spa Kunfunadhoo at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives and Six Senses Spa Koh Kood at Soneva Kiri in Thailand.

For more information, please contact enquiries-spa@sixsenses.com.