Live Oak offers Ayurvedic Treaments!
Performed by certified ayurvedic practitioner, Natalia T Galindo. We offer a wide array of services. Starting with an ayurvedic consultation to determine your constitution and assess your needs. Then we move into working together to create a reasonable and achievable plan to bring you back into balance and maintain wellness.
Your ayurvedic consult will begin with a brief introduction to ayurveda and its healing methods, varying on each client's previous knowledge and understanding. Followed by a thorough examination including iridology, tongue, and facial observation, then the practitioner conducts a pulse reading describing 7 levels of your pulse. Finalizing with an inquiry about your various habits and routines, past, present and future. At the conclusion of the consult you will find out your doshic constitution past and present and along with your practitioner choose a path of wellness that best suits your needs and abilities.
Anointing of Oil (Abhyanga)
This ayurvedic detox and stress reduction therapy is performed by herbal oils. It incorporates an aromatic combination of oils prepared with herbs warmed and blended to your Dosha type. A variety of Ayurvedic techniques is applied to work along the energy channels of your body in a synchronized manner to restore the flow of vital energy, Prana, where it has become blocked. Lymphatic stimulation with ayurvedic herbal oils help squeeze out toxic accumulation from channels.
Therapeutic Steaming (Swedana)
This is a full body sweat therapy inside a steam chamber sitting down and with the head exposed. Sudation (sweat) is achieved with the help of steam made of hot Ayurvedic decoction flowing into the chamber. Sweating helps release toxins from the body to promote good health and a strong immune system. Relaxing, hydrating and cleansing, Swedana is the perfect complement to most massage therapies. Wonderful during cold and flu season!
Joint rejuvenation therapy (Basti)
This is a localized form of 'sudation therapy' or sweat. Warm oil is used to apply heat to the affected area, and maintained for a period of time using a dough ring.
Janu Basti is used in painful conditions of knee joints and especially useful to restore lubricant fluid in the joint and maintain integrity of the structures involved in the joint.
Kati basti is a medicinal oil treatment for relieving tensions of the lower back.
Hrid Basti is an oil bath on the heart. Hridaya, the heart is considered as one among the trimarma (three vital areas) in Ayurveda. This treatment nourishes and strengthens the cardiac muscles; thus rejuvenating the heart, it regulates cardiac functions, relieves deep seated repressed stress, anger and grief, improves blood circulation and breathing.
Nabhi Basti helps to balance the Nabhi Marma - the vital center where all 72,000 nadis (subtle energy pathways) converge. A basti placed on the navel area with lukewarm medicated oil or ghee along with a warm steam towel is applied for improvement of digestion.
Head- Anointing (Shirodhara)
Using ayurvedic oils infused with specialized hair herb (brahmi). We'll apply specialized gentle deep strokes and pressure on various Marma points over your entire head, neck, and shoulders. Herbal oils used in this therapy balance Doshas, and releaves headaches and tension, promotes sound sleep and aids in hair and scalp problems as well as strengthens hair roots and improves hair condition.
Poultice Application (Pindi Sweadana)
Using mesh or muslin cloth herbs specific to the client's dosha are covered in a warm carrier (water, oil, milk) depending on the need and constitution of the client. The poultice provide a nurturing pressure while allowing the body to perspire aiding all types of rheumatism, pain in the joints, emaciation of limbs, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and certain kinds of skin diseases.
Weight Management Consultation
There are remedies in Ayurveda for weight loss and to maintain health for people who are obese or overweight. Deep, dry massages with herbal powders and pastes, synchronized massage with specific oils, and herbal steam helps mobilize the accumulated fat; whereas a specially designed diet and yoga program prevent its further accumulation.
Emotional Health and Support
The experts of Ayurveda have long understood the importance of emotional health. This science of natural health offers a variety of strategies and specific recommendations to keep emotions in balance throughout a lifetime. The Ayurvedic approach to emotional balance is multifold including different tools to help the individual process emotions in their own realistic and accessible way. While the therapy will look different for each individual it might include nutritional support, meditation and physical therapies.