Ayurveda is a medical system of treatments applying a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. It works with personalized healthcare by evaluating both the body and the mind to diagnose and manage health issues.

Treatments are based on natural methods such as massage, diet, yoga and meditation in combination with herbal medicines. Symptoms of disease are relieved step by step through detoxification and then cured. The ingredients can be used on a long-term basis with no ill-effect. They also help to prevent illness by balancing a person’s physical, emotional and spiritual states.

The basis of this system originates 5,000 years ago in India where sages, or yogis, started to study immortality. Their learning’s were documented in classic Hindu scripts called “the Vedas” with the earliest written records dating back some 3,000 years. Agastyaa was one of these sages and often considered the father of Indian medicine.

Classical Ayurveda medicine was divided into eight branches:

  • Internal medicine and therapeutics
  • Specific organ diseases – eyes, ear, nose, throat
  • Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry
  • Paediatrics
  • Rejuvenation
  • Virilification – the use of aphrodisiacs and fertility boosting agents to improve sexual function and generative tissues

Traditionally the wisdom of the sages was transferred from generation to generation within families with the name Vaidya. Hence traditional medicine men in Indian villages were called vaidyas.

In today’s India, Ayurveda has evolved into a licensed form of science practiced by doctors with a university degree in medicine and government authorization. The first two years’ curriculum is focusing on basic human physiology and is the same for both Ayurveda and Allopathic medical degrees. The final three years of education is focused on treatment procedures. A qualified Ayurveda physician has the title BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medical System) and needs to annually register with the health authorities.

kalari & kathakali technique

We have developed a unique form of massage where the therapist uses his or her feet to provide for optimal stimulation of the patient’s inner biochemistry, supporting effective healing.

This technique is based on traditional wisdom deriving from Kalari and Kathakali.

Kalari is an ancient form of martial art, which originated in the south of India several thousands years ago. And, Kathakali – with its origins from some 1,500 years ago in Kerala – is a classical performance art with dance dramas that were traditionally conducted at night until early morning.

Practitioners of both disciplines needed strong flexibility and strength for their practice. When injured they healed themselves with techniques stimulating so called marmapoints (specific energy fields in a body and similar to acupuncture). This way they mobilized their bodies to self-heal.