Frequently Asked Questions
Got a question? You may be able to find the answer here in our frequently asked questions section. If not, please give us a call on (02) 9389 2581 to speak to our friendly staff.
What is Ayurveda?
In a nutshell, Ayurveda is the traditional system of healing in India. Dating back over 5000 years, it approaches health from a holistic, integrated standpoint which considers the whole body and mind. While healing and disease prevention is part of Ayurveda it is much more than just a treatment protocol and seeks to help each individual live a life of optimum health and well-being. You can read more by clicking here
Is Ayurveda safe?
When practised by a qualified and experienced Ayurvedic professional, this healing system is considered very safe. As always, you should check with your primary care doctor if currently undertaking treatment and let your Ayurvedic consultant know about any medications or health concerns prior to treatment.
Do you have qualified therapists?
Our therapists are professionally qualified and further trained by our doctors.
Do you have Ayurvedic consultants/doctors?
Yes we have Ayurvedic doctors that are qualified in India with a BAMS degree, which is equivalent to an MBBS degree in Australia. The degree takes 6.5 years to complete, which is then followed by an internship in a hospital. On completio,n a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery degree is conferred. Our doctors are also accredited with The Australasian Association of Ayurveda
What is a ‘dosha’?
This is one of our most frequently asked questions! You may have heard the word ‘Dosha’ mentioned and wondered what on earth it has to do with your healing! The word ‘Dosha’ refers to your body type or constitution and helps determine a variety of different body and personality traits. Your Dosha is also taken into consideration when receiving Ayurvedic treatments. You can find out what your Dosha is by signing up to our newsletter.
What does an Ayurvedic treatment or therapy involve?
Ayurvedic massage and allied therapies use a combination of natural medicated herbal oils and healing techniques customised for each individual’s unique body type. Each different therapy seeks to achieve a different result with individual treatments to detoxify, cleanse, beautify, rejuvenate and balance.
How should I prepare for a treatment?
Please try to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment time so that you may fill out the appropriate forms. Wear comfortable clothes and bring something warm to wear home if the weather is cool or windy. If you’re having a massage, quite a lot of oil will be involved so it’s best not to wear expensive clothes or have plans directly after your treatment. Our oils are imported from India and have been prepared with herbs for weeks at a time making them very aromatic. Please don’t wear perfume, after-shave or strongly scented lotions that may interfere with the treatment.
How often should I get a treatment?
It depends on the individual and your personal situation, but it is highly recommended to receive a treatment twice a month. During a difficult or particularly stressful time, a weekly massage can be a life-saver. There are some treatments that are very valuable when received as a series. Your consultant can advise on this.
I am pregnant, is this a problem?
Please check with your doctor but in general, massage therapy is recommended after the first trimester. Certain therapies are not recommended during pregnancy so please let your consultant know at your appointment.
What happens after a session?
After your treatment, you will be able to relax quietly on the massage table for a few minutes, experiencing mental, emotional, and physical calmness and deep nourishment. Your therapist will wipe the herbal oil off with hot towels which also aids in the penetration of oil into your body.
After getting dressed, you’ll be shown to our specially designed meditation space where you can relax with a cup of soothing Ayurvedic detox herbal tea. You can choose to meditate or simply sit quietly, sip your tea and reconnect with the world after the treatment experience. It is advised that you avoid sensory input from computers, cell phones, TV’s and stressful situations for a few hours. To maximise the oil’s effectiveness and absorption into your skin, try and wait 1.5-2 hours before showering.
Do you have any treatments for stress and anxiety?
Yes we have special treatments for stress and anxiety. Please call 9385 2581 for more details so the receptionist can ask about your present condition and will then advise you on what is suitable for you.
I spend most of my day working at a desk and suffer general aches and pains and discomfort. Could an Ayurveda treatment benefit me?
Absolutely! Our Abhyanga massage treatment is ideal for aches and pains and whole body relaxation. Click here to find out more about Abhyanga
I suffer from chronic joint pain. Is there a treatment that might offer some relief?
Pain in the joints is a very common affliction, especially as we get older. The Ayurvedic treatment Kizhi is recommended to help treat and manage sore joints. Click here to find out more about Kizhi
What other health conditions do you treat?
You can find a list of all the different conditions we treat by clicking HERE
Are treatments covered by private health insurance?
Some private health insurers cover Ayurvedic treatments under complementary therapies. Please call us or your insurer to find out more.
Do I need to be sick to benefit from Ayurveda?
Absolutely not! Ayurveda seeks to help maintain health and well-being and build upon what is already in place. You might be surprised how an Ayurvedic treatment gently restores balance and treats any little niggles that you might be experiencing.
This the end of our frequently asked questions section! If you have another question, call us on (02) 9389 2581