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Ayurvedic Consultations

Receive personalized, holistic recommendations based on the natural healing system of Ayurveda that has been practiced successfully for thousands of years. Creating within your body, mind, and spirit an optimum environment for healing to take place maximizes your body's ability to heal itself. May include lifestyle adjustments, dietary changes, aromatherapy, yoga, and other natural therapeutics. Consultations are held for adults and children locally in our office and internationally via Skype, Zoom, or by phone. 

Initial Ayurvedic Consultation: includes a 90 minute session, pulse reading, tongue assessment, & detailed holistic assessment of your Ayurvedic constitution (Prakruti) and temporary doshic imbalance (Vikruti). A personalized treatment plan to restore doshic balance is discussed in follow-up consultations where natural therapeutic recommendations are given while simultaneously teaching you knowledge toward living in optimal health based on the principles of Ayurveda and modern evidence-based holistic health research. 

*One Follow-Up visit is required after the Initial Consultation

Ayurvedic Follow-Up Consultations: your unique, personalized lifestyle and diet treatment plan to restore doshic balance is discussed and adapted in regular follow-up consultations over a period of about two years until a level of maintenance is reached. When you are well established in living an Ayurvedic lifestyle and skilled in applying the concepts independently, consultations transition to meeting less frequently on a seasonal basis.   

Postpartum Care: In Ayurveda, the postpartum time is a critical time for the mother to heal and restore her body’s tissues and systems for 42 days, starting with day 1 of the birth. Ayurvedic physicians say that by taking this needed care during the postpartum time, the mother’s health will be positively impacted for the next 42 years. We give specialized postpartum counsel to support this important time, including healing recipes during and immediately after labor, ideal timing of restorative massage and basti therapies, meal planning, herbal sitz bath recipes, and other supportive recommendations.          

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Ayurvedic Treatments

Nasya Add-On: soothing and protective herbal infused oil applied in the nasal passages. A traditional Ayurvedic treatment that eases sinus congestion and dryness as well as enhancing the subtle doshas of prana and ojas. 

Aromatherapy Instruction: learn safe, practical ways to apply aromatherapy at home such as palm inhalation and specific Ayurvedic doshic balancing recommendations. This popular topic is included within the price of follow-up visits and customized depending on each client's interest.

Ayurvedic Massage: a vata, pitta, or kapha herbal massage oil blend will be chosen based on your current vikruti to restore doshic balance. Deeply balancing and restorative unique massage for your mind and body.

Ayurvedic Aromatherapy Addition: choose three or more Ayurvedic aromatherapy accents from over forty highly therapeutic, 100% pure, Certified Organic or Wildcrafted essential oils and blends that the therapist applies to your energy points, hands, scalp, and feet according to your individual needs.

Ayurvedic Pregnancy Oil Addition: very safe, supportive, aromatic blend of nourishing plants with eight herbs, six oils, and a blend of essential oils to further reduce aches and pains, prevent stretch marks, calm the mind, and strengthen muscles.

Ayurvedic Postpartum Massage: restorative, therapeutic massage traditionally recommended by Ayurvedic physicians to receive daily for the first 42 days after birth to support the critical postpartum healing time. Benefits include pain relief, relaxation, reducing postpartum depression, improving breastfeeding, decreasing swelling, hormone regulation, and many others.

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Ayurveda 101

 Introduction to Ayurveda: the “Science of Life and Longevity”

 Ayurveda is a holistic system of healing that is not founded in any religion and is applicable to any person regardless of their culture, gender, or background. Studying Ayurveda can be helpful to understand the foundation of any other modern system of healthcare. The main eight branches of Ayurveda include pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, ophthalmology, toxicology, geriatrics, general medicine, otolaryngology, and surgery. Today we recognize these as the central branches of modern medicine. Further, massage, diet and nutritional counseling, herbal remedies, psychiatry, polarity therapy, shiatsu, acupressure and acupuncture, plastic surgery, color and gem therapy, kinesiology, and meditation also trace their roots to Ayurvedic practice and philosophy. Working with the laws of nature by applying even a few Ayurvedic principles in your life can make a profound difference in the quality of your health and restore imbalance to balance through natural, effective, and time-tested methods. For example, the revered Nasal Rinsing or Neti Pot is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy that is thousands of years old. It safely cleanses the nasal and sinus passages with warm salt water and is now commonly practiced throughout North America.

Ayurveda recognizes that our health is significantly influenced by our unique, individual constitution, as well as external factors such as the changing of the seasons throughout the year or work events. Understanding how to best make decisions in balance with the rhythms of nature through the ideas of Ayurveda can greatly improve our ability to heal, quality of life, productivity, and longevity. While there are numerous universal recommendations that anyone can apply in Ayurveda, it is considered essential self-knowledge to receive an individualized Ayurvedic assessment. Ayurveda recognizes that what works for someone may be the complete opposite for another person because what restores health and balance to each person is unique. Thus, Ayurveda is a highly individualized approach that is traditionally taught from teacher to student in a close one-on-one mentorship. 

The process of undergoing an Ayurvedic assessment at Four Seasons Harmony includes a 90-minute session, pulse reading, tongue assessment, & detailed holistic assessment of your lifelong Ayurvedic constitution, called Prakruti in the Sanskrit language, and temporary health imbalances, or Vikruti. A personalized treatment plan is discussed in follow-up consultations where natural therapeutic recommendations are given while simultaneously teaching you knowledge toward living in optimal health based on the principles of Ayurveda and modern evidence-based holistic health research. 

After the assessment, your unique lifestyle and nutritional treatment plan to restore wellness is discussed and adapted in regular follow-up consultations over a period of about two years until a level of maintenance is reached. This may include lifestyle adjustments, positive dietary changes, aromatherapy, yoga, self-massage, gentle food-based herbal remedies, exercise, and other natural therapeutics.When you are well established in living an Ayurvedic lifestyle and skilled in applying the concepts independently, consultations transition to meeting less frequently on a seasonal basis. This process is designed to best serve and support your long-term success to realistically maintain health through all of life’s seasons. 

If you wish to learn more about Ayurveda, read on for examples of how Ayurveda can support many specific health conditions as well as its benefits. You can also reach out anytime to Four Seasons Harmony for more information or to schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation.  

Examples of health conditions that Ayurveda can support:

·     Chronic fatigue

·     Anxiety

·     Depression

·     Insomnia

·     Digestive disturbances such as IBS, gas, bloating, acid reflux, etc.

·     Hormone imbalance

·     Menstrual concerns such as PMS, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, etc. 

·     Menopause

·     Inflammation

·     Chronic pain

·     Eating disorders

·     PTSD

·     Elimination issues such as constipation, diarrhea, food particles in stools, etc. 

·     Weak or high appetite

·     Fertility

·     Pregnancy and postpartum care

·     Fibromyalgia

·     Headaches

Benefits of Ayurveda include: 

·     Revitalized energy

·     Strengthened immunity 

·     Enhanced work-life balance

·     Detoxification 

·     Establishing healthy daily and seasonal routines 

·     Learning how to prioritize self-care

·     Optimal metabolism and healthy weight

·     Restoration of balanced health

·     Greater peace, calm, and relaxation  

·     Learning holistic stress-relief techniques

·     Enhanced life stability 

·     Increased self-confidence and self-awareness

·     Comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle education

·     Improved life satisfaction and fulfillment

·     Graceful aging

·     Harmony of mind, body, and spirit 

·     Healthy skin 

·     Understanding of preventive health and wellness 

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