Ayurveda, Athletes and Sport Performance
Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old healing system from India and the sister science to yoga, offers a range of integrative treatments and protocols to optimize physical and mental performance, improve recovery time, and prevent injuries in sports enthusiasts of all levels, from weekend warriors to elite athletes. Ayurvedic Medicine recognizes each individual as unique, with their own mind-body constitution or "dosha." Through this approach, Ayurvedic practitioners can tailor treatments and nutritional guidelines to suit the specific needs of the athlete, taking into account their dosha, sport, training schedule, and personal goals. By incorporating Ayurvedic practices such as herbal supplements, massages, and customized nutrition plans, athletes can enhance their stamina, strength, and flexibility, while also benefiting from faster recovery times from injuries. Ayurveda's holistic approach, which includes mental and emotional well-being, can also help reduce stress and improve focus, leading to better performance both on and off the field.
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
The skin is the largest breathing organ, and the external application of anti-inflammatory herbs like Turmeric on the skin can aid muscle recovery, rejuvenation, and injury prevention. Treatments such as the Herbal Bolus Massage (also known as PindaSweda) uses heated rice grains, medicinal herbs, and oils wrapped in soft cloth boluses. The warm boluses dilate the pores, allowing for deeper penetration of healing herbs into tissues. The heated herbs soothe and rejuvenate tired muscles while encouraging circulation and detoxification. This is an excellent treatment for chronic injuries, arthritis, and muscular pain.
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For knee injuries, Janu Basti Treatment is highly recommended. This treatment involves the application of warm medicated oil that is continuously circulated around the knee. This can be beneficial for many knee conditions, including ACL injuries, runners knee, osteoarthritis, torn meniscus, tendinitis, and others.
Janu Basti (Knee Treatment)
Kati Basti can be an effective and ancient Indian medical treatment for lower back pain. It involves building a circular dam on the affected area, which is filled with heated medicated oils. This therapeutic treatment can release muscle spasms, stiffness in the lower spine, and strengthen bone and muscle tissue. The herbal oil used in the dam can penetrate deeply, relaxing stiff muscles and scar tissue, while releasing tension. Kati Basti can provide relief from chronic lower back pain and improve overall physical and emotional wellbeing
Kati Basti (Lower Back Treatment)
Pinda Sveda is a relaxing Ayurvedic massage using warm cloth boluses filled with rice or oat grains, medicinal herbs, and herbal oils. It can relieve muscular pain, detoxify tissues, exfoliate the skin, and improve skin health. During the treatment, warm herbal oil is massaged into the skin and warm boluses are applied to open pores and enhance circulation. This therapeutic heat dilates blood vessels and helps the healing properties of herbs and oils penetrate deeply, providing nourishment for the body and mind.
Pinda Sveda (Herbal Bolus Therapy)
Ayurvedic sport performance consultations analyze your health and goals to develop a customized program with nutrition, lifestyle adjustments, yoga, and therapies to achieve optimal health. We customize herbals and treatments for muscle strength, focus, and brain optimization, promoting physiological balance and mental clarity to help you achieve the zone.
Consultation for Sports Performance
Greeva Basti is a treatment that focuses on the neck and shoulder region, providing deep relaxation and relief from stiffness and pain. During the treatment, warm herbal oil is poured into a circular dam, which is placed around the neck and shoulder area. Warm oil is then allowed to penetrate deeply into the muscles and joints, reducing tension, improving flexibility, and promoting overall wellness.
Greeva Basti (Neck Treatment)
Cupping is a form of traditional Chinese therapy that involves local suction using cups to mobilize blood flow and promote healing. When combined with Abhyanga (an Ayurvedic oil massage) and Ayurvedic Marma Stimulations, this therapy can be even more effective. The skin is gently drawn upwards by creating a vacuum in a cup over the target area of the skin, which can benefit conditions such as asthma, lung congestion, pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.
Cupping and Ayurvedic Marma Stimulations
Athletes can benefit from Nasya, a cleansing technique that targets the head and neck region, improving mental clarity and the natural flow of prana throughout the body. Nasya can help with symptoms such as asthma, clouded thinking, depression, sinus congestion, chronic sinusitis, allergies, allergic rhinitis, chronic headaches, and eye and ear problems, allowing athletes to perform at their best.
Nasya (Sinus Treatment)
Our sports massage combined with ayurvedic abhyanga enhances physical performance, promotes wellness, and supports mental clarity. Targeted massage techniques relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, and promote lymphatic drainage, while the medicated herbal oil nourishes and strengthens the muscles. This treatment helps athletes recover faster from training, prevent injury, and improve flexibility and range of motion. Experience the ultimate in sports performance and relaxation with our sports massage and Ayurvedic abhyanga oil treatment.
Sports Massage Abhyanga