Showing posts with label Ayurveda. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ayurveda. Show all posts

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Rebalance Your Clients with the Complete Shirodhara Kit

Ayurvedic spas are becoming increasingly popular. Want to try a new service to bring in an entirely new clientele? Or even surprise your existing clients with an exciting new service?

Ayurvedic practice is considered a medicine that treats mind, body, soul and the universe as one being. Its belief holds that all things, including people, are composed of the five elements of water, fire, earth, air and space. If the balance of these five elements becomes disrupted within a person, illness occurs. Rebalance is possible through Ayurvedic practices to restore the five elements and regain health and happiness.

Interested yet? Take a look at the Copper Complete Shirodhara Kit / Manual

This is the traditional system for giving a shirodhara. Fully hands on, the flow of oil comes from the copper pot, onto the person's third eye, down the hair and vinyl strip, and into the warming pan, where the flow continues with the shirodhara therapist re-pouring the warmed oil back into the copper vessel. While this method requires skill and an ability to quiet one's own mind, it is the most energetically positive way to give a shirodhara treatment.

System includes:

  • Copper Shirodhara Stand
  • Copper Shirodhara pot w/control valve
  • 2 Copper Pouring Pitchers
  • Electric Solid Element Burner
  • Vinyl Strip for directing the oil back to the pitcher (not shown)
  • Shirodhara Manual with the history, benefits, and various methods of the treatment.
Want to know a little more?

To understand Ayurveda, one must first know that its foundation lies in the three forces: Creation, Change, and Destruction (sattva, rajas, and tamas in Sanskrit.) These three forces are called gunas. One guna cannot be without the others, everything that exists goes through these stages. When the gunas interact with one another, the result is the five elements: Ether (space), Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Everything we see, touch, think, and experience has some combination of these elements within. Each element carries specific attributes that make it unique. In life, none of the five elements ever exists alone as each successive element is born from the one before it. Think of Ether as the vastness of the cosmos. This space is the home for all objects in the universe, namely energy. When sattva, rajas, and tamas take a hold of this universal energy in space, the result is air, the first state of matter. When air shifts through the three stages, it starts to move around, causing friction. This action produces heat and light and fire is born. As this pattern continues, fire liquefies matter and a new cycle starts as water comes forth. As the water goes through its stage of destruction, it evaporates, and earth solidifies from what is left behind. Then the process starts over again, and it is happening all around us all the time. 

Get ahead of the trend, and try it! 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ayurveda: A Beauty Regimen That's 5,000 Years Old!

...and still applicable! Ayurveda is a nearly 5,000 year old science, and one of the earliest adopters of the mantra that "beauty comes from within." This practice focuses on balancing the whole body to enhance beauty and even optimize energy!

The Ayurvedic approach to caring for the skin starts with knowing your dosha. There are three doshas:

Vata
This type of skin is thin, dry, fine, and extremely delicate.  Their skin is dry, cold to the touch and is not smooth. They are prone to premature wrinkling, especially since they are sun worshippers and tend to be the ones with the darkest tan on the beach.  Many different factors disturb vata including stress, excess activity such as aerobics or constant travel, improper diet, the season of autumn, and especially an irregular routine.

Pitta
This type of skin is susceptible to breakouts and rosacea.  They have combination skin with sensitivities to various allergens, and are most sensitive to the sun.  A few of the things that cause the skin get out of balance are stress, over working, excess mental activity, improper diet, hot sunny weather, and the summer season.

Kapha
This type of skin is thicker, oilier, and prone to acne. Some of the causes of a kapha imbalance consist of not enough activity or exercise, improper diet, cold winter weather, and seclusion.

Thinking about incorporating this age old principle into your spa? We have an amazing selection of Ayurvedic products to choose from! From skincare lines, to Copper Shirodhara stands, we could help you bring this new (but very old!) way of beauty into your spa! Take a look at the items we carry below:

Shirodhara Equipment and Oils
Ayur-Medic Skincare
Ayurvedic Spa Treatments DVD

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Do You Have Clients Interested in the Ayurvedic Lifestyle? Download This Free Resource to Help Them Out!

The team at Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Center has created a free e-book for those interested in an Ayurvedic Lifestyle called Ayurveda 101. This is a great resource to gain insight on what living and Ayurvedic Lifestyle means, and how each of your clients can live life to their fullest potential.


This Free E-Book covers topics including:

  • The goal of Ayurveda
  • The keys to Ayurveda
  • The natures of Ayurveda
  • The tools of Ayurveda
  • The elements of Ayurveda
  • The tastes of Ayurveda
  • The benefits of Ayurveda
  • Ways to jumpstart the Ayurvedic Lifestyle
There are many spas offering Ayurvedic treatments, but your clients might not understand all of the benefits this lifestyle can offer them. This is a simple-to-understand guide to help you and your team be able to effectively express the meaning of Ayurveda and all of the impact it will have on their life. 

If you are looking for some great Ayurvedic Spa Treatments to offer your clients, look no further than Pure Spa Direct! From Ayurvedic Skincare to Traditional Ayurvedic Treatments such as Shirodhara, we have it all!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ancient Healing with Ayurveda

Are you looking to intrigue your clients by adding a brand new service to your spa? One that enriches the mind and brings emotional balance? How about one that dates back nearly 5,000 years ago?!

Incorporate the ritualistic healing of Shirodhara into your spa, which stems from Ayurveda, an ancient natural healing process from India. Here at Pure Spa Direct, we offer a plethora of products from Ajara Ayurvedic Beauty to help you facilitate this treatment!

What exactly IS Shirodhara?

Shirodhara is a form of therapy that involves gently pouring various liquids over the forehead for relaxation purposes. Think of it as a massage for the mind! The term actually stems from the sanskirt words shiro, which means head and dhara, which means flow. Aside from completely relaxing your client, this therapeutic process is also said to rejuvenate the face, as well as relieve anxiety, depression, and insomnia through natural serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin release. It can also help synchronize alpha brain waves, enhancing blood circulation to the brain to improve mental clarity. Now that's my type of treatment!

And how is this all even possible?! Take a look below at our various Ayurveda products and see how they work:



To get started, check out the Copper Shirodhara Stand, which comes complete with everything you need to introduce your spa to this new treatment! This is the traditional system for giving a shirodhara. Fully hands on, the flow of oil comes from the copper pot, onto the person's third eye, down the hair and vinyl strip, and into the warming pan, where the flow continues with the shirodhara therapist re-pouring the warmed oil back into the copper vessel. While this method requires skill and an ability to quiet one's own mind, it is the most energetically positive way to give a shirodhara treatment.
This treatment requires oil, so to get started, this all natural Shirodhara Oil is your best bet. The natural conditioners from organic sesame and sunflower oil, as well as several herbs to calm the senses, make this oil perfect for a deeply soothing treatment.
To complete your treatment, you are definitely going to need a pair of these gloves! These Raw Silk Garshana Gloves are washable and reusable, and come in a handy carrying pouch. Perfect for your treatment!
Is your spa completely brand new to this treatment? Educate your workers on this ancient healing method with this informative Ayurvedic Spa Treatments DVD. It is great for teaching your technicians on how to evaluate their clients and perform a variety of Ayurvedic treatments!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ayurveda And Your Business

Ayurveda is an ancient holistic healing system that originated in India. It has been steadily gaining popularity around the world in regards to addressing various issues within the body. You can read more about the history and theories behind it here.

Ayurvedic treatments are embraced in spas
as a non-medicinal means to promote deep relaxation.
Ayurvedic treatments are aimed to bring the body back into a state of balance. This includes the whole body, including the mind. It's no secret the physical effects stress can unleash within the body. Each Ayurvedic treatment is specially designed for each individual to garner the best possible results.

There are a range of different treatments you can offer within the Ayurvedic system including Ayurvedic massage and Shirodhara.

Shirodhara is a classic Ayurvedic treatment, thousands of years old, in which warm oil is poured in a continuous stream across the forehead. A vessel, suspended above the client's head, is used to pour the liquid in a pattern across the forehead and onto the scalp. Shirodhara boasts many wonderful therapeutic benefits, including enhanced blood circulation to the brain, improved memory, nourished hair and scalp, sounder sleep, and a calmer body and mind. Shirodhara is one of the most effective treatments for reducing stress and nervous tension. 

Shirodhara has been used in efforts to treat a variety of conditions including sinusitis, allergies, scalp conditions, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, and certain types of skin conditions like psoriasis. It is embraced for the use in spas as a non-medicinal means to promote deep relaxation. 

You can also create your own body wraps and masks using balancing powders

If you are looking for an exciting and exotic option to liven up your service menu, take some time to read about Ayurveda. It will not only benefit your clients' health but has unlimited profit potential for your business!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Head and Scalp Massages - The Stand-Alone Service Your Clients NEED You To Add

One of the best parts of receiving a hair cut or color is the shampoo experience. All too often, though, even if there is a generously long head massage, it still never feels like enough. Spas and Salon can revitalize their menu offerings and increase revenue, however, by exclusively offering Head and Scalp Massages as a stand-alone service!

Pure Spa Direct offers luxurious oils that have been specifically designed for Head and Scalp massages, including:

  • Rich & Conditioning Luxury Blend - Essential Oils Include Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Lime, Petitgrain, and Clary Sage
  • Replenishing Dry Hair Blend - Essential Oils Include Cedarwood, Chamomile, Lavender, Bergamot, Clary Sage, and Melissa
  • Purifying Oily Hair Blend - Essential Oils Include Lemon, Bergamot, Lemongrass, Geranium, Cedarwood, Spearmint and Cypress
  • Strengthening Fine Hair Blend - Essential Oils Include Bay, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Basil, and Clove

  • Before adding this service to your menu options, you can learn some valuable tricks and techniques by purchasing the DVD Guides, which can be seen HERE and HERE.

    Friday, April 22, 2011

    Soothe Sore Muscles and Revitalize Your Spirit with Narayan Oil!

    Soothing Touch's Narayan Oil is a synergistic blend of mint, eucalyptus, and clove essential oils, which provides a cooling sensation, and is the perfect blend for massaging sore, aching muscles and joints. Yogis has used this oil blend on sore muscles for centuries, and this blend is often
    incorporated in traditional Ayervedic treatments. Add a few drops of this blend to your massage oil if a client is complaining of soreness, and feel them relax right below your hands! A necessity for sports massages, all it takes is a couple of drops to cool and soothe any aching muscles.

    Available in 1 oz., 4 oz., and 16 oz., we have the perfect size Soothing Touch Narayan Oil for all of your needs!

    Monday, January 17, 2011

    Old School Cool - The Traditional Ayurvedic Massage Oil Warmer

    In a world where everthing has turned high-tech, once in a while you can achieve something amazing by going low tech. In this case, I'm talking about 5,000 year old low tech... with a copper Ayurvedic Massage Oil Warmer. Of course this can be used with all massage oils, but it is the ancient Ayurvedic origins that makes it cool. Well, and the fact that it just looks interesting in your massage rooms!

    Just fill the copper bowl with your favorite massage oil, light a tea light candle below, and you are ready to rub and roll! The open bowl design makes it easy to use and the aroma of your oil of choice fills the room!