Ayurveda for Women’s Health
Replenish, nourish, and restore your mind, body, and spirit through this ancient healing technique.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an ancient system of healing with roots in India, dating back as far as 5000 years ago. The word is sanskrit and translates to “The Knowledge of Life”or “The Science of Self-Healing.” It has continued to be practiced in India for thousands of years. Ayurvedic philosophy encompasses nature, elements, metaphysical and physical aspects of health and disease as it relates to the body, mind, and spirit found in all consciousness. Ayurveda treats the whole person by addressing the root cause, not just the symptoms or the organ system involved.
The aims of Ayurveda:
To maintain health
To prevent disease
To promote longevity
To cure disease (when it can happen)
This body of knowledge is based on a system 5 elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth), and 20 qualities (Gunas) and the varying amount present within our own bodies and in our environment. Ayurveda states that we are all born with a unique quantities of each element that is present at conception. This is known as our constitution, or our original nature. As we go through life, we are influenced by life events, the food we eat, the relationships we have, and our environment. These things may cause an increase (or decrease) in the elements that make up our original constitution. Ayurveda aims to bring balance by restoring our original constitution. This addressed through diet, lifestyle, and herbal recommendations.
What can it treat?
Ayurveda can be used to treat almost anything. Digestive difficulties, menstrual irregularities, lethargy, colds, coughs, congestion, inflammation, rashes, dry skin, cold hands & feet, ringing in the ears, anxiety, insomnia, excessive sweating, libido etc. You get the idea. Both Julia and Jenn are certified Ayurvedic Wellness Counselors with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and are trained to treat a variety of ailments with diet, Ayurvedic herbs, and lifestyle recommendations.
What to expect at your first visit:
During your initial 90-minute visit, we will spend some time discussing what brought your here and any current symptoms you may be experiencing. Both Julia and Jenn are skilled at guiding you and creating a safe space for you to share. An initial evaluation includes plenty of warm conversation regarding your life’s story. We will ask you to stick your tongue for assessment. We will also conduct a pulse reading by applying three fingers to each of your wrists.
Toward the end of the visit, we will work with you to devise an initial course of treatment that feels good to you involving diet, herbs, and lifestyle. We always work with your individual needs!
These are the most important! This is when we can really start to dive in. You can expect herbal and nutritional education, demonstrating self-care techniques, breath work, meditations, mudras, mantra, and Marma Point therapy to be a part of your visit when indicated.
Ayurvedic herbs are a great way to support your health. They work best when the diet and lifestyle foundations have already been created. We will recommend herbal formulas that are specific to your needs and your unique constitution. Medicated massage oils, encapsulated herbs, and custom herbal blends to be drank as tea may also be suggested to our clients.
What we accomplish in our sessions is just a small part of the work to be done. The rest is up to you! We guide you through Ayurveda’s best self-care techniques so you feel confident continuing your treatments at home. You can expect to learn about Abhyanga (or self-massage with oil), nasya therapy, neti pot, tongue scrapers, basti (herbal enemas), and pranayama for your constitution.