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What is Ayurveda?

The word 'Ayurveda' translates to "Knowledge of Life" in Sanskrit. This ancient system began more than 3,000 years ago in Southeast Asia and teaches us that the path to wellness depends on maintaining the delicate balance between mind, body, and spirit.


An article by John Hopkins Medicine breaks it down:

"Based on the idea that disease is due to an imbalance or stress in a person's consciousness, Ayurveda encourages certain lifestyle interventions and natural therapies to regain a balance between the body, mind, spirit, and the environment.


Ayurveda treatment starts with an internal purification process, followed by a special diet, herbal remedies, massage therapy, yoga, and meditation.


The concepts of universal interconnectedness, the body's constitution (prakriti), and life forces (doshas) are the primary basis of ayurvedic medicine. Goals of treatment aid the person by eliminating impurities, reducing symptoms, increasing resistance to disease, reducing worry, and increasing harmony in life. Herbs and other plants, including oils and common spices, are used extensively in Ayurvedic treatment."


At Soma Wellness Spa we focus on identifying your current state of imbalance or Vikriti and offer a range of therapeutic spa services to begin the process of gently bringing these elements back into balance.


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