Harmony for mind, body and soul
Modern life is often hectic and stressful. As a result, many people feel anxious and drained, developing conditions like allergies, migraines, burnout or back pain. Ayurvedic medicine is an effective and gentle method that addresses these types of lifestyle diseases. Treatments, e.g. massages, and Yoga are important elements of the Ayurvedic approach to health and can help to bring calm and strength.
Renewed joie de vivre with Ayurvedic treatments
The objective of Ayurvedic treatments is to bring the vital energies (Doshas) back into harmony. This helps anxious, nervous patients to relax, and exhausted guests to draw fresh energy. We apply different Ayurvedic treatments depending on your personal constitution and issues.
Ayurveda retreat participants receive a carefully tailored programme of treatments that regenerate mind, body and soul on a profound level. Little by little, the spirits are revived, resulting in fresh vitality.
Ayurvedic treatments at the Mandira Styria in Austria
Ayurveda has its origins in ancient Indian traditions. Not all traditional Ayurvedic treatments are suited to Europeans, so we developed the concept of European Ayurveda®. Our treatments are based on solid traditional Ayurvedic foundations but tailored to Western lifestyles.
We offer a comprehensive range of treatments at the Ayurveda Resort Mandira Styria. Every treatment programme at our hotel is bespoke and tailored to your individual requirements.
Our Ayurvedic treatments
Whether it’s a cleansing detox programme or an anti-stress retreat, treat yourself to a break tailored to your precise problem area.
What Ayurvedic treatments are available?
There is a wide spectrum of Ayurvedic treatments including external as well as internal holistic treatments for mind, body and soul. At the heart of the treatments are the three vital energies (Doshas), Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which are brought into a state of balanced harmony. If the Doshas are balanced, the result is health, joy and wellbeing.
Cornerstones of European Ayurveda®:
Manual therapy is a basic element of Ayurveda. Massages are combined with warm oils and are excellent stress and anxiety busters. As the oil penetrates the skin, harmful toxins are released. Oil also has a balancing effect on the emotions, acting as a balm for the soul.
In addition to the classic Energy Body Balance (Abhyanga) full-body massage, we offer special massages for the feet, face or back. Massages with two therapists are particularly soothing, as is the aromatic herbal compress massage, which is healing and brings inspiration to body and mind.
Other non-Ayurvedic treatments are also available at the Mandira Styria, for example, lymphatic drainage and reflexology massages.
Ayurveda considers eating to be far from a mundane, everyday activity – but rather an integral part of every treatment plan. The right food cleanses and strengthens the body and harmonises the vital energies. Dishes are always tailored to your personal constitutional type: for instance, the nutritional needs of Vata types are quite dissimilar to those of Kapha types.
Ayurvedic nutrition rarely uses animal products as they can put a strain on the body. Instead, light, plant-based products and top-quality spices are central to any diet plan. Consciously enjoying easily digestible, constitution-appropriate meals – that is the Ayurvedic pathway to greater wellbeing!
The ancient Ayurvedic texts contain an abundance of knowledge about the effects and uses of herbs. At the Mandira we therefore consider herbal treatments to be vital complements to other forms of therapy. Herbal teas and herb oils, for example, strengthen the body during cleansing treatment programmes.
But there is also a treasure trove of herbs that can be used as home remedies to treat and prevent illness. There are so many ailments that can be successfully treated with herbs!
Cleansing the body of harmful substances plays an important role in Ayurveda. Over time, waste products and toxins accumulate in the body and can lead to discomfort and illness. It is therefore essential that these toxins are eliminated from time to time.
The Indian health philosophy offers a wide range of methods for detoxification, including Ushnodaka therapy with ginger tea, Nasya nasal rinsing treatments and Ayurvedic heat therapy. Traditional Panchakarma focuses on detoxing and encompasses five different methods designed to expel waste products.
Yoga and meditation
Calming the mind and releasing spiritual burdens are essential elements of Ayurveda, so spiritual exercises are an integral part of this Indian health philosophy in which mind, body and spirit are considered to be one. To achieve holistic wellbeing, all three areas need equal amounts of care and attention.
Yoga and meditation can help to calm the mind and mitigate feelings of stress. By concentrating on the here and now, we learn to perceive our surroundings mindfully. Mental training and coaching are also important building blocks on the path to a fulfilled and balanced life.
What conditions benefit from Ayurvedic treatments?
In principle, Ayurvedic treatments are beneficial to anyone as they promote relaxation, vitality and clarity. Ayurvedic therapies are also highly effective against a number of physical and psychological issues, for example:
Since not every procedure is appropriate for every problem, any treatment programme must start with a detailed pulse diagnosis and consultation conducted by an Ayurveda specialist. A tailored treatment programme is the best way to maximise potential.
What you need to know about your Ayurvedic treatment
Every treatment or programme starts with an examination and consultation with a specialist. During this initial consultation, the appropriate treatment method for your Dosha type and individual problem area is determined.
After a treatment – especially after massages and detox treatments – wrap up in warm clothing. The body’s channels (Srotas) have been opened, making you more susceptible to colds. We recommend wearing a hat, scarf and thick socks.
Avoid eating heavy meals after a treatment, and choose easily digestible foods instead.
Spend the rest of the day doing relaxing activities. Avoid excessive physical exertion and stress. Treat yourself to peace and quiet – this is the perfect time to read a good book!
Whether you seek to treat a specific problem or are simply after some well-earned pampering, Ayurvedic treatments provide a gentle path to long-lasting wellbeing. At the Mandira Resort, we offer a very wide range of healing treatments – the perfect way to unwind and recharge your batteries.