FAQ

  • What does Ayurvedasala Offer?

    At Ayurvedasala the following therapeutic programmes are offered:

    Slimming & Weight Management,
    Therapeutic Skin Care,
    Rejuvenation,
    Detoxification,
    Anti-Ageing,
    Stress Management,
    Cardiac Hypertension,
    Diabetic Management,
    Arthritis Management,
    Asthma and Allergic Management,
    Pre and Post Natal ( Mother and Child)

  • What systems of medicine and complementary therapies available?

    We practice the Ayurvedic Systems of Medicine. Complementary Therapies such as Yoga, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Acupressure and several kinds of therapeutic massages .

    We have several Wellness Packages and also unique Medical Programmes to address specific medical issues.

  • What makes Ayurvedasala unique?

    The USP of Ayurvedasala revolves around the following premise.

    • People backed by system driven approach to Identify the problem and find solutions to the problem at hand.
    • Experienced doctors and therapists ensure that you are in safe hands.
    • Add value to every experience at Ayurvedasala.
    • Continue to eradicate dissatisfaction at Ayurvedasala as an ongoing process.
  • What kind of treatments will I receive?

    If you are here just for a relaxing break you can choose whichever Wellness Package you like and the treatments mentioned will be given to you according to the treatment hours in a day. Treatments will be all customized even if it is a set Package.

    If however you want to address a medical issue when you have initially opted for a Wellness Package, this can be done after a Health Evaluation with the doctor. Changes in the treatment programme will then be made.

    If you are here on a Medical Programme then the treatment programme will be designed after the Health Evaluation with the doctor.

  • How different is an Ayurvedic massage?

    The massage starts with the recitation of an ancient prayer to invoke healing and is not religious in nature. While Ayurvedasala has a spiritual basis, it is non-sectarian and non-denominational, and these prayers are done out of respect for the Ayurvedic tradition.

    There is a lot of oil used on the body which you will soon find to be quite soothing & pleasant.

    In general, the massage uses vigorous strokes unless of course based on the conditions and requirements of the individual.

    After the massage, the person gets a herbal steam for the body alone as heat to the head is not recommended in Ayurveda.

    As per tradition, male therapists massage male patients, and female therapists massage female patients. This may be because the massage strokes come quite close to the groin area and for women the chest area is also massaged.

    One’s body is quite exposed as one is given to wear only a massage thong and the massage strokes are such that the body cannot be covered.

  • Are there any restrictions during an Ayurvedic treatment?

    During an Ayurvedic protocol, in terms of exercise, one cannot exert oneself as in running, jogging, brisk walking, swimming, rigourous sport or in any kind of strenuous work. You can take a walk provided you protected well from the cold. Yogic breathing, Meditation and Relaxation techniques are advised.

    In terms of other senses, it is good to indulge in light reading to give rest to the eyes and hence we have not provided television in the rooms. You could listen to soothing music and allow your body to absorb the effects of the treatments.

    It is best to allow your body to go through the entire healing process, be it abstinence from normal work and stresses, or even allow your body to go through a catharsis. Interestingly, the effects of the treatment are felt way after the treatments are over and by observing these restrictions you can maximize on your stay and help your body to gain the best from the programme.

  • Are Ayurvedic medicines safe?

    Yes, when prescribed appropriately by qualified doctors. All Ayurvedic medicines are all made from natural sources like plant, animal, metal or mineral.

  • What is the minimum period of treatment?

    For abhyangam – 45 – 75 minutes
    For an experience, 2–5 days.
    For a basic programme, 1 week minimum.
    For weight management, at least 2 weeks minimum.
    For Ayurvedic Panchakarma, 2–4 weeks is recommended.
    For Medical Programmes, anywhere between 2–6 weeks.
    From our experience, most people like to stay longer than we recommend!

  • What do I need to bring along?

    • Important – If you not an Indian citizen, your passport with a VISA to visit India.
    • If you are here for a medical programme, please bring all medical reports with you.
    • Walking shoes and some comfortable clothing for Yoga.
    • Any favourite calming music with a walkman-CD. We do have a range of uplifting Indian classical music CD’s.
    • Most important – bring along a smile and a positive attitude – it hastens your healing process
  • How can payment be made?

    On confirmation, an advance amount is paid to book your slot . The remainder should be paid within a day of commencement of treatment. We accept credit cards (Visa, Master and American Express), cash and only Demand Drafts.