An Introduction to Ayurveda and Aveda Herbal Spa & Wellness

Native to India , Ayurveda is an ancient medicinal system developed during the Vedic Indian period roughly 5,000 years ago. The word “ayur” means life and “veda” means science, therefore “Ayurveda” is the science of life. It involves a holistic approach to ensure physical, as well as spiritual health. It is governed by the law of nature, which suggests that life is a combination of the senses, mind, body and soul.

According to Ayurveda, an individual’s constitution is made up of three bioenergies (doshas): vata, khapa and pitta doshas. Perfect balance between all three doshas, with the predominance of any one of the dosha, determines a person’s constitution and attributes along with their physical health and mental set up. Panchkarma is Ayurveda’s primary purification and detoxification wing which aims at keeping a healthy body, mind & soul by balancing the three doshas.

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In today’s age where life is stressful and hectic, Ayurveda provides a completely natural, rejuvenating and detoxifying approach towards keeping an individual fit & fine. It is a preventive, chemical-free approach that can be customized to different body types.

Here right in Saigon, Aveda Herbal Spa & wellness is providing some of the commonly used therapies based on Ayurveda and Panchkarma, under the guidance of Mrs. Poonam Barthwal, a certified Panchkarma practitioner. The products used here are all herbal, carefully picked and blended based on Ayurvedic recipes. The therapists are trained in providing massages and relaxation techniques based on Ayurveda and Panchkarma, so that you can rediscover the benefits of Spas and get something more out of your spa visits.

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Aveda Herbal Spa & wellness believes that nature has an inherent power of healing which works unceasingly to create bodily health. Everything in nature tends to re-establish that perfect harmony that constitutes normal life. Every force in the individual tends to preserve a perfect equilibrium and, if it has been disturbed, to re-establish order and harmony.

So before taking these therapies, a questionnaire is provided to find the prakriti (body constitution) of the individual, which can help to find out the predominant doshas and imbalances in the body. Since no two individuals can have the same imbalance, these therapies are specially customized according to each person’s need, body constitution, imbalance of doshas.

Aveda Herbal Spa & wellness provides the following therapies to Rejuvenate your body mind and soul.

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Shirodhara: This is a unique Ayurvedic therapy which involves pouring of a stream of warm, herbal oil over the THIRD EYE on forehead while gently massaging your head.

It takes you to the deeper stage of relaxation to eliminate headache, memory loss, lack of sleep and concentration.

Abhyangam: Its an Ayurvedic body massage, where in herbal oils are massaged onto in a specific manner and strokes in different positions. In this therapy, the specific movements activate the marma points (vital energy points) which increases the body’s defense mechanism, immunity and blood circulation to relieves the tiredness, joint pains and muscular cramps.

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Champi (Indian oil head massage): Champi is the original Ayurvedic art of HEAD MASSAGE which helps to strengthen and improve the fullness of hair. This luxuriant hair invigorating treatment uses a combination of various herbal oils soaked in seven types of herbs for 2 weeks which not only nourish your hair but also releases muscular tension from the head, neck and shoulders.

Herbal hair packs: These packs are made with all natural, nourishing and hair strengthening ingredients, which are carefully blended to give just the right balance for hair. This balanced blend works for all hair types as an ultimate conditioner and strengthens hair. It gives a cooling effect, promotes hair growth and stops dandruff & other hair problems due to coloring, perming or straightening with chemicals.

Henna treatments: Henna is a 100 percent natural hair dye and conditioner, with a mixture of herbs and other natural ingredients, used to provide gray hair coverage as well as rejuvenate hair internally. Henna Treatment works without any side effects unlike the other chemical hair color/preparations. It has the ability of coating each hair shaft thus adding strength, thickness and body to the hair. It leaves the hair healthy, clean, shiny and easy to manage.

Other than the above Aveda also provides Facial care services, that are tailor made to each individual skin type to give that glowing and confident look and other Relaxing massages to relieve your body tensions.

Aveda Herbal Spa & wellness is a boutique spa, which is unique in providing therapies which not only focuses on beautification but also on revitalizing & rejuvenating body, mind and soul in a very clean, professional and truly relaxing ambience. After a few sessions at Aveda you come out glowing and rejuvenated both internally and externally.

Aveda Herbal Spa & Wellness is located at Villa 1, Alley 21, 21 Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien, D2.

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