Ayurvedic Therapies

Ayurvedic Therapies

SCU’s Ayurveda Certificate Programs include coursework in many Ayurvedic therapies. Each therapy has unique benefits that will restore the balance to the body and mind to future patients.

Abhyanga:
A relaxing full-body herbal oil application using smooth gentle strokes.
Shirodhara:
A body and mind relaxing technique in which a continuous stream of warm herbal oil is poured over the head to rejuvenate the mind, improve quality of sleep, promote physical and emotional balance.
Shiroabhyanga:
A soothing herbal oil is applied to the neck, head, and shoulders to balance the mind and body.
Greeva Basti:
A therapeutic localized body treatment using warm herbal oil to rejuvenate and strengthen the neck region.
Kati Basti:
A therapeutic localized body treatment using warm herbal oil to rejuvenate and strengthen the back.
Janu Basti:
A therapeutic localized body treatment using warm herbal oil to rejuvenate and strengthen the knee joint.
Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda (Rice Therapy):
A special variety of rice cooked with milk and herbs is applied in a synchronized manner to different areas of the body to improve circulation and rejuvenate and strengthen the body.
Podi Kizhi:
A therapeutic body treatment that uses heated herbal boluses applied to the body to rejuvenate and strengthen the body.
Pizhichil:
Warm herbal oil is poured continuously over a local area of the body to improve circulation rejuvenate and strengthen the body.
Nasya:
A therapeutic treatment that lubricates and cleanses the nasal passages with herbal oil to promote calmness and clarity of the mind
Virechana:
An Ayurvedic detoxification therapy that cleanses bodily channels to facilitate healing and restore balance to the body and mind.