An initial 15-minute, complementary consultation gives you an opportunity to meet with Esther and learn more about possible therapies to address your health needs and goals.
Integral in Ayurvedic Medicine practice is in-depth assessment of the individual’s unique constitution and addressing the root cause of illness.
Creating a map of your unique nature and determining where and how imbalances are occurring in your body is a process which involves partnership between you and the practitioner. During your first two-hour consultation you and the practitioner take the time to discuss your unique health concerns and goals and to decide upon a course of therapy and your personal steps to health. Your steps may include personalized nutrition and lifestyle guidelines, herbal therapy recommendations, addressing the mind-body connection, and Ayurvedic therapies such as massage and shirodhara.
Follow-up Visit (Ayurvedic Medicine)
Tracking your health development involves further assessment of the changes in your body and mind as you approach a state of balance. This process, if charted, would not appear as a straight line on a line graph but rather as steps, twists, and turns working their way upward on a three-dimensional graph. In a 45-minute follow-up visit, an Ayurvedic practitioner assesses these stages, working with you to suggest appropriate adjustments in your lifestyle and therapy plan.
Shirodhara Session (Ayurvedic Medicine)
Shirodhara is a relaxing, rejuvinating, and cleansing therapy which helps to relieve the root cause of illness, specifically targeting the mental and emotional aspects of imbalance. The literal translation meaning “head stream”, shirodhara involves the continuous pouring of herb-infused oil onto the forehead for about 1 hour, gently calming the mind and the senses. The mind, refreshed and rejuvenated, can then better direct all processes in the body and is more powerful in combating disease and returning the body to a state of health. The oil used is prepared through a particular and lengthy process so that it is infused with herbs and carries with it specific therapeutic properties. An Ayurvedic practitioner well-versed in this form of therapy and knowledgeable of specific indications and contraindications for its administering, will pick a particular oil that is appropriate to the needs of the individual.
A Reiki session typically lasts 45 minutes to one hour. The beginning of the session may include a review of your condition and goals at the present moment before proceeding to the Reiki therapy. The session may include a “reading” of the imbalances in your body and your level of vitality by sensing the auric field. To give Reiki, the practitioner rests or floats her hands above the individual’s body in about 17 hand positions for 1-2 minutes each. During the session you may experience sensations of warmth, tingling, or pulsing. Most individuals report a sensation of relaxation.