Reliving the Ayurvedic Moment
The moment we read an article on any massage, we feel like taking one, giving rest to our body and mind and completely forget about our stresses. Fablook Magazine, in its April edition, did the same thing. It has given such a beautiful review on the authentic experience undergone by one of their executive at Kairali Ayurvedic Center. He chose Abhyangam, a full body Ayurvedic massage with herbal medicated oil. With professional expertise, a completely rejuvenating and relaxing massage was given. Let us look into what the writer has to say about his experience:
"Ayurveda is a remarkable and proven way to treat one’s body
and mind for recovery as well as attain a preventive state of health. This is
why this natural healing system has always had my attention.
So, in order to satiate my informative senses, in recently
visited the much renowned Kairali Ayurvedic center that is known for its four
generations of expertise in Ayurvedic treatments by manufacturing their own
medicine. Since 1989, their centers have been an alternative health and
wellness destinations representing the model of health care and therapy
excellence. It was indeed an experience in itself to be here not just for an
Ayurvedic therapy but for the purpose of exploring some natural and harmless
forms of treatment for health and rejuvenation that I had simply no idea of
before. I did enter as a writer but came out as a completely different person.
On approaching the reception regarding my appointment, I was
given a form that needed details about any allergies and ailments. After that I
was taken to a consultant doctor who is refined in the knowledge of the Great
Ayurveda of India. After an interesting consultation session, the Doctor
generally recommends a therapy programme which used to last for 21 days in
ancient times. The patient used to literally reside at the house of the doctor
so that he could be looked after, 24 hours for 21 days at a stretch. But our
lifestyle today doesn’t allow us to do so, which is why now short therapies
I came in wearing my formal attire but was given a comfy
dhoti to change into as I kept my things in a locker. This attire itself gives
you an old world charm. Once inside the massage room, I was given a thin
disposable langoti (Langota or Langoti is a traditional style underwear) to
change into. I was interestingly fascinated about what was coming next.
One thing that I totally loved about this place is its
strategically beautiful location- amidst greenery in Chhatarpur. Once you enter
the center, you get a very traditional Kerala vibe. The architecture is such
that you witness a lot of difference in your hyperactive senses upon entering. I
for once felt calm and composed.
About the Ayurveda
On request, I was suggested to try their most renowned
therapy- Abhyangam. This is a 50 min full body massage therapy with https://www.kairaliproducts.in/ to rejuvenate and stimulate senses.
My treatment took place on a proper Droni (a wooden bed
specially made for the therapy). Two masseurs stood on my either side applying
herbal oil on the head and massaging gently. The therapy started with my legs,
feet and neck. They both were simply in sync even though they were massaging two
different parts of my body. This made me feel even more relaxed. I noticed that
the whole thing was more of a clock-wise routine that they follow. They begin
with the neck, back and head followed by your arms, chest, stomach and legs. I then
switched side and the massage continued on my butt, shoulder, ankles etc. During
the course of the therapy, I was asked to lie on my right side, left side,
stomach, back and finally in the sitting position.
The last thing they massaged was my face. Yes, they did so superbly
well. Why this? Because as per Keralites, a face is your mirror and after your
therapy is done that mirror needs to be cleansed.
I found Abhyangam to be very effective in removing my stress
and strain. But apart from that it is known for improving eyesight, immunity,
longevity, sound sleep, rheumatism, vitality and provides with glowing skin. This
massage also improves the immunity, rejuvenates and maintains the physique.
Post the Massage:
I was recommended either to take a Steam or a Hot water
bath. I first chose the former. Their steam booths are a typical wooden box
where your body is inside the box but your head is outside. It was a good 10
min activity that played a key role in opening up the pores of the body, relaxing
the muscles and detoxifying the skin.
It is important to note that the oil used is quite dense and
steam makes it easy for the oil to come off. In case you don’t have time for
steam, a hot water bath is a must. I later took a bath as well and was given a
powdered soap, which I later realized was a combination of soap and scrub that
has helped me take off the oil better.
Once I was done with my bath, the staff applied some powder
on the roots of my head. To be precise, the root center of my skull between my
hair. This was supposed to be a self-immune powder to battle problems like
common-cold. This powder is commonly used in Kerala after a bath by all.
Kairali Centre is more of an Ayurvedic Centre than a massage
place. Where in not only do they give proper therapies based on age-old spices
and oils that do you good, but also provide thorough ayurvedic consultation. The
staff here is extremely courteous and humble.
I took more than 48 hours to write this review because I wanted
to feel the changes that have actually taken place inside my body. And to be honest
that night I slept like a log. The next day I not only felt rejuvenated but
more active than usual.
To be honest, this treatment did prove the fact that
Ayurvedic treatments when coupled with modern facilities in a peaceful and
green setting create the ideal environment for recovery.
To note: Go for a
massage empty stomach because then your body will be fully free for the
guys are heavily booked so you need to make appointments at least two days in advance
to get a weekend slot of your choice!
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