Promolife carries a variety of supplies for Ayurveda and Shirodhara treatments.
Ayurveda, also known as "The Science of Life," is a system of medicine with origins in India. It is a form of alternative medicine in many parts of the world. It remains very influential in South Asia. In the western world it is considered a complimentary and alternative medicine, especially in the use of herbs, massage and Yoga. One of the most popular forms of practice is Shirodhara, the act of slowly pouring oils onto the forehead for relaxation and treatment of various conditions.
You can read more about the practices and types of products below.
Types of Shirodhara and Ayurveda Supplies
Shirodhara Stands and Accessories: Shirodhara is a process of gently pouring oils, buttermilk, milk, coconut water or plain water over the forehead, sometimes as a step in Panchakarma. The liquid used depends on what the individual is being treated for. It's used for a wide variety of conditions and for relaxation in spas.
Steam Saunas: The purpose for using steam is to raise body temperature, opening the circulation system, which allows more toxins to escape the body as you sweat. It is used for stiffness, stagnation, weight issues, and more. Herbs are added for more benefits. Steam is a great therapy for toxin removal, skin beautification, stress relief, pain relief, muscle relaxation, allergies, circulation, reduced inflammation and more.
What exactly is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda stresses health maintenance and prevention by paying close attention to diet, balance, lifestyle, herbs and proper thinking. Using Ayurveda, you can begin to understand how to change habits and create balance within your mind and body.
Every person has a unique pattern of energy that can become easily unbalanced by a wide variety of factors, both internal and external. Emotions, stress, diet, trauma, the seasons, weather, relationships and work can all mess with balance. Balance and order can bring about greater health.
In Ayurveda, there are three basic principles working in the body, called vata, pitta and kapha (because there is no suitable English translation). Vata relates to the energy of movement, pitta is the energy of digestion and metabolism and kapha is the energy of structure and lubrication. Understanding these and working to balance them is the focus of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda and Shirodhara are not a replacement for regular medicine, because some illnesses may require traditional methods. Rather, they can be used in conjunction with traditional medicine to make you stronger (and therefore less likely to be impacted by disease) and rebuild your body after you've been treated with drugs or surgery.