Ayurveda, meaning ‘the science of life’ in Sanskrit, is an ancient form of medical science that originated in India at least 5,000 years ago.
Taken from the Vedic culture of India, Ayurveda is about living in harmony with the laws of nature. It is a traditional system for healing and good health that includes diet, yoga, meditation, herbal therapy and massage.
The focus of this system, unlike modern medicine which is concerned with the cure for a disease, is on prevention of disease through a healthy lifestyle that empowers the immune system.
Ayurveda views the body and mind as one unit to be treated together and is based on the idea that there are three “doshas” or forces in every living thing.
These forces are called vata, pitta and kapha and in order for a person to be in good health, these “doshas” need to be in balance. It is when they are out of balance that ill health occurs. The lifestyle that best suits a person is dependent on which of these “doshas” is out of balance.
Ayurvedic therapies can treat a whole range of symptoms including skin problems, low immunity, insomnia, anxiety and much more. In today’s fast-paced world, many of us are running on caffeine, stress and fast-food; feeling exhausted and unhealthy as a result.
Adopting the principals of Ayurveda leads to a life of vitality and full health by understanding what our bodies and minds really need.
The Samadhi Centre in Rathgar, provides a range of authentic Ayurvedic products and therapies including a selection of body treatments as well as herbs, oils and teas. Yoga classes and workshops are also taught on the premises, including yoga for beginners, prenatal yoga and yogalates.
Therapies such as Ayurvedic head massage and full body massage, as well as Ayurvedic beauty treatments are all available.
The centre also provides specific treatments for pain management as well as pregnancy massage and reflexology. All the products used in the treatments are authentic Ayurvedic recipes and are actually imported from an Ayurvedic clinic in India.
The Samadhi Centre is open Monday to Saturday by appointment only – appointments can be made by calling 01 496 9885 or 087 273 3098 or alternatively by emailing the centre. Gift vouchers are also available. For more information on all of the treatments, classes and products on offer, be sure to visit their website.
The Samadhi Centre
49, Highfield Road (Above The Bijou Deli)
Tel: 01 496 9885
Lead image © Buzo Jesús; all other images courtesy The Samadhi Centre