Ayurveda

Shirodhara Amsterdam

Abhayanga Amsterdam

Massage Amsterdam Zuid

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, the science of life, is an ancient practice dating back over 5000 years, originating in southern India where it is still practiced along side modern medicine. The most important aspect of this practice is prevention– we need to take care of ourselves on a daily bases in order to stay healthy and in balance, rather than performing damage control. The body consists of three doshas.

The doshas Vata, Pitta & Kapha – consist of 2 elements each:
Vata: Ether & Air
Pitta: Fire & Water
Kapha: Earth & Water
Each of the three doshas are present in everyone in different proportions. Some people have more of the earth element, others more of air and so on - these different combinations are what make each individual unique. What might work for one person may not work for the other at all.

Ayurveda provides us with the knowledge of an appropriate lifestyle and a proper diet according to everyone’s unique constitution.
Additionally, detoxification of body and mind is an essential part of Ayurveda and should be performed regularly. This process can be supported through various Ayurvedic treatments which help to keep the physical and mental state in balance. Treatments are also used to re-establish well-being, inner peace & all-over health.
Ayurveda solely works with purely natural remedies, like oil & herbs.

...let go and surrender to a treat of total self care!


Ayurveda Consultation

Dosha Amsterdam
The consultation will address a person’s health concerns from a physical and personal perspective, integrating the theoretical frameworks of Ayurveda. The objetive is to identify a person’s constitution and ideal state of balance, determine patterns of imbalance (vikriti), and offer interventions using suitable diet, herbs, pancha-karma (detox treatments), massage treatments, yoga, pranayama and meditation to reestablish the inner balance.
The knowledge you get from this session will help you understand yourself in a deeper physical level and help to find the potential that you have to move into a more balanced state, both physically and mentally.

First session 90 min. = €80
Follow ups 45 min. = €50


Step 1: Discover your uniqueness, what makes you, you!

We begin by discussing specific concerns you have regarding your health, diet and lifestyle. Once we establish your goals, we will complete a pulse and tongue diagnosis and dosha analysis to create an accurate picture of your constitution as well as the cause of any imbalances.

Objectives:
- Analyse your health history and your genetic makeup.
- Understanding of the doshas and discover your unique constitution.
- Discussion of health problems and understanding the root cause of your imbalances.
- Identify your health goals.

Step 2: Developing your tailored Health Plan

Using the information from the session, I will make a personalized program, which may include suggestions for:

- Dosha-balancing diet and nutrition
- Practices to incorporate into your lifestyle
- Detox treatments
- Herbal formulas
- Yoga asanas, Pranayama and Meditation

Step 3: Implementation, coach and support

This is where your healing begins. You will be coached by me as you discover a more healthy life using all the tools of Ayurveda.

I will help you achieve your goals. During each appointment, we'll discuss your implementation of previous Ayurvedic recommendations, I'll assign new recommendations, check in with your current symptoms, and we'll make changes to the treatment plan as needed. ​

Rest assured, in between appointments I am available by email to answer any questions you may have.


Body Treatments

Abhyanga Amsterdam

Abhyanga

Abhyanga is an herbal-oil massage designed to deeply penetrate the skin, relax the mind-body, break up impurities, and stimulate both arterial and lymphatic circulation. It enhances the ability of nutrients to reach starved cells and allows for the removal of stagnant waste. The desired result is a heightened state of awareness that will direct the internal healing system of the body.

60 min. = € 60
90 min. = € 75


Vishesh Abhyanga

Vishesh Abhyanga

Vishesh massage removes blockages and increases blood flow, awakening the bodies energy and improving digestion. This massage is also helpful for aching muscles and helps to move toxins from the tissues while stimulating lymphatic flow.

60 min. = € 70
90 min. = € 85


Patra Pinda Sweda

Patra Pinda Sweda

Patra Pinda Sweda is a lymphatic massage that is done with warm medicated herbal oils and herb bags. These bags/ boluses are prepared with a combination of herbs depending on the client’s body type as well as health condition. Herbs are tied in linen cloth to make small bags which are then dipped in warm oils and placed on the body. This helps to penetrate deeper tissues and remove stored toxins.

75 min. = € 75


Shirodhara Amsterdam

Shirodara

Shirodara is a method in which warm oil is poured onto the third eye. This is the point on the forehead between your eyebrows. This method calms the nervous system and reduces Pitta (Fire element) and Vata (Air element) imbalances. Advised for anyone who feels like they are stuck in their head – Shirodhara can help with anxiety, headaches, insomnia and fatigue. It renews and reinvigorates the body and mind. It also works to nourish and strengthen hair follicles and can soften worry lines.

One 60 min. session = € 100
Three 60 min. sessions = € 250


Udwarthanam

Udwarthanam

Udwarthanam is a special massage where mostly dry herbal powders are used for massaging, and is beneficial in relieving skeletal disorders, muscular abnormalities, obesity, fluid retention, cellulite while exfoliating the skin cells for a luminous glow and improving circulation. For Udvartana to have optimal results a treatment of seven sessions is recommended and the results are exceptional if you combine them with certain dietary guidelines.

One 60 min. session = € 70


face massage

Face, Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage

This special massage balances the body, mind and spirit as it relaxes the muscles, realigns the joints and enhances their mobility, improves the circulation of blood and energy throughout the body, eliminates toxins; not only treating us on the inside but also providing us outer beauty.
Some of the benefits of this treatment are: detoxing the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage, relieving headaches, allergies, blocked sinuses, sleeplessness, restlessness, insomnia and migraines, while boosting memory capability and having anti-aging effects.

45 min. = € 45


Nays Amsterdam

Nasya

Nasya treatment is an Ayurvedic therapy that includes a face massage and instillation of herbal oils, juices or powders through the nasal route. It works specifically on disorders of ear, nose, throat and eyes.
The treatments are administered through the nostrils, thus into the nervous (brain) and venous system (blood circulation) present in and around the nostrils. It is an effective remedy for congestion, allergies, sinusitis, headaches, migraines, insomnia and allows the return to full easy breathing.

Three 30 min. sessions = € 100


Kati Basti

Kati Basti

Kati Basti is a treatment in which warm medicated oil is retained inside an herbal paste boundary over lumbar, cervical, knees or chest areas. It's a highly effective treatment for issues related to back pain, spinal disorders as well as shoulder and joint disorders.
It can give relief from conditios suchs as sciatica, slipped and degenerative disc, back pain, frozen shoulder, knee problems, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and arthritis. Helps to increase flexibility in the area afected and reduce any pain.

40 min. = € 60


baby massage

Baby Massage

In Ayurveda infant massage is applied daily to babies from the second week of birth. The massage is made with oils that reinforce and nourish the body and mind. It is scientifically proven that love and caresses between the baby and those around him have an important positive effect on their development. This massage relieves common discomforts such as colic, gas and constipation. It helps growth and nutrition intake of the baby, improves sleep, reduces stress behaviors, regulates and strengthens the baby's digestive and respiratory systems, improves communication, body awareness and relationships of trust and security.

30 min. = € 30


pregnancy massage

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy and delivery are two wonderful events in the life of a woman. During this stage of life, a woman needs very special care and attention.
Prenatal massage has both physical and mental benefits. It helps to relax the body and mind of a woman during this time of great change. Plus there are many benefits: reduced back and joint pain, improved circulation, reduced edema, reduced muscle tension and headaches, reduced stress and anxiety, improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles and better sleep. All while providing nourishment to the foetus.

60 min. = € 60
90 min. = € 75


Ayurveda Amsterdam

Lucia

The secret of a fulfilled life is not to change, but to be more and more you, and it is not a secret at all, there are thechniques, old and new, that can help to boost your inner self.
Discovering your uniqueness is the key to growth, happiness and succes, this is what guided Lucia from the most social part of Marketing and Business to discover the path of Ayurveda and Holistic Health Coaching.
The desire to listen to her inner voice brought Lucia to India and Nepal. She traveled through buddhist monasteries to learn dharma and their ancestral meditation techniques and then completed two trainings in the prestigious Ayurveda Univesity in Jamnagar, India. Followed by an intensive intership in Amala Ayurveda Hospital, Kerala.
The crux of Lucia´s work is to help you to reconnect the mind, body and soul balance with her knowledge and years of experience. Lucia helps you to identify what matters most to you, what has been limiting you and then to design a personalized action plan to help you move forward.

for info and appointments:

+31 6 15 66 11 73
email Lucia

You Can Yoga Wellness Center at Aalsmeerweg 25, Amsterdam Zuid.