Ayurveda originated in India where it is the form of traditional medicine and is the oldest natural means of cure.
Recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), this is a therapy stemming back to the times of Jesus Christ, and 5000 years before.
Ayurveda is not only a medical system dealing with the physical body, but also a system which incorporates psychology and spirituality.
The translation of the Sanskrit word 'Ayur' meaning life, and 'Veda' meaning knowledge, is an understanding of the life given to the domain which contains the body, the mind and the spirit in its methodology and treatments; this system is in line with the deep yogic vision of consciousness. Ayurveda is therefore the science which cures - the medical side of Yoga.
In the western context, Ayurveda is a system of alternative medicine covering all the domains taught in naturopathy schools.
Ayurveda contains the notion that every individual is unique and must be treated according to his own psychophysiology - while this treatment can be successful for one it may not be as effective for another...
Ayurveda does not only treat the symptoms of disease, but also strives to prevent the cause. According to Ayurveda we are responsible for our own physical and mental condition but we also possess the power to correct things.
Nowadays Ayurveda has extended beyond its strictly medical realm to encompass a notion of well-being and regeneration, for the body and the spirit.
One session allows the person treated to discover sensations of intense relaxation. The treatment of the body is beneficial, effective in corresting a number of ailments, to cleanse oneself or simply to bring a physical blanket of relaxation.