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Sage Patanjali, in his thesis, “Yoga Darshana”, defined Yoga as ‘Chitta Vritti Nirodha’ – a method to silence the vibrations of the Conscience (which includes the Mind, Intellect and Ego). The ‘Ashtanga’ or 8 aspects of Yoga are :
• Yama and Niyama – ‘Yama’, means ‘taking a vow’ while ‘Niyama’ means ‘rule of conduct’
• Asanas – meaning ‘Posture’
• Pranayama – meaning ‘regulation of breath’
• Pratyahara – meaning ‘withdrawal of the senses’
• Dharana – meaning ‘holding steady’ or ‘concentration’
• Dhyana – meaning ‘meditation’
• Samadhi – meaning ‘union with The Divine through intense meditation’
Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, with his Intellect, Spirituality, "Research based Experience" and "Experience based Research", brought about evolution in these techniques, making it possible for everyone to experience the wisdom of Yoga through his specially designed props and tools. This came to be known as the world renowned, "Iyengar Yoga".
Iyengar Yoga is meant for all and is a way of life. Through wooden gadgets, belts and ropes, it has helped the practitioners world over, to achieve perfection in any asana. Regular practice of 'Iyengar Yoga' integrates the Body, Mind and Emotions. These result in overall benefits such as:
• Increased flexibility.
• Increased muscle strength and tone.
• Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
• Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
• Weight reduction.
• Cardio and circulatory health.
• Improved athletic performance.
• Protection from injury
Ayurveda literally means ‘Science of Life’ (Ayu = Life ; Veda = Science). It is an ancient form of scientific treatment developed in India which uses diet, herbal treatment and yogic breathing to regain and maintain the balance between the various systems in our body.
Panchakarma is the perfect way to naturally heal, revitalise and balance out our physiology.The traditional Ayurvedic way of inner purification, it activates the self-healing abilities of the body.
Panchakarma, meaning "five actions", stands for the five Ayurvedic ways of intensive inner purification, detoxification and cleansing done in a logical order. Throughout the duration of the treatment, conditions to be maintained are sufficient sleep, light diet, intake of several litres of warm beverages daily, no stress, and a calm, restful environment. This increases metabolism, reduces fat levels, weight, strain on the heart and circulatory system and increases stress resistance.
Scientific Massage Techniques include 8 Types of Movements and Directions, Reflexology, Acupressure and Relaxology. When done in the right environment, with the perfect concoction of medicated oils, using the right technique, Body Massage activates the Circulatory, Endocrine, Lymphatic and Nervous Systems. This revitalizes the body, promotes sleep, releases stress and fatigue and retards ageing.
Natural nutrient-infused oils and creams are used to gently massage the facial tissues and skin. Based on the specific needs of each individual treatments for anti-ageing, deep cleansing, skin hydration, skin glow etc. are available.
This is a traditional treatment, highly effective for mental stress release, headaches, hair nourishment and scalp health. Infused oils are massaged into the scalp while pressing important pressure points for an extremely relaxing and refreshing experience.
Warm medicated oil is poured on the body continuously in a special pattern followed by a warm bath in medicated water. Kayaseka helps cure diseases of the Nervous System, Fractures, Joint Dislocation, pain and stiffness of limb, Hemiplegia, Paralysis, Rheumatic Complaints, Rheumatoid Arthritis and many more.
Pinda Swedana combines massage and sweat therapy. Warm cloth bags filled with herbs, milk, rice or medicated oils are used to massage the entire body. The warmth of the herbal bags opens the channels and allows the herbalized milk/oil to penetrate into muscular tissues. Pinda Swedana enhances circulation, improves musculoskeletal health, strengthens the nervous system and revitalises the entire body. Thus it is highly effective in the treatment of Osteoarthritis, Myalgia, GB Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis and many more diseases.
Pind Swedana in which ‘Patra’, or leaves, of specific medicinal plants are used in the herbal preparation.
Pind Swedana in which ‘Shashtika’ Rice, a special kind of rice used exclusively for Ayurvedic treatments, is used along with milk and herbs.
In this therapy, medicated oil is rhythmically poured onto the forehead. This therapy is used to treat Insomnia, Mental Stress, and Impaired Memory. Other forms of Shirodhara are:
Pouring of medicated Buttermilk on Forehead
Pouring of medicated Water on Forehead
Pouring of medicated Milk on Forehead
A leather sleeve filled with medicated oil is placed on the head for 20-30 mins. The duration is adjusted according to the specific needs of each individual. This therapy treats Insomnia, Facial Paralysis, Dryness of the throat and nostrils and any disorders related to the cranial nerves.
In this treatment, leaves of medicinal plants are boiled and the medicated fumes are used to steam the entire body of the patient. This treatment helps eliminate impurities from the body, reduce fat and fight skin diseases
Physiotherapy is a science-based treatment which helps restore movement and function in patients affected by injury, illness or disability, through movement, exercise and manual therapy. It is effective in the cure of:
Neurological Disease - Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's.
Neuro-musculo-skeletal Problems - Back pain, Sports injuries, Arthritis.
Cardiovascular Disease - Chronic heart disease, Rehabilitation after heart attack.
Respiratory Disease - Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Cystic Fibrosis.
Naturopthy explores the healing powers of Mother Nature. It involves a combination of various treatment techniques like Nutritious Diet, Behavioural Changes, Herbal Medication and Accupuncture.
Some Naturopathy treatments available at Mandke Wellness Centre are:
Reflexology is an alternative medicine therapy in which pressure is applied on specific areas of the feet, hands or ears. It is based on the premise that these points correspond to different body organs and systems and pressing them is believed to positively affect the corresponding organ. (For example, applying pressure to a spot on the arch of the foot is believed to benefit bladder function.) This is useful in the treatments of anxiety, diabetes, kidney function, asthma etc.
Delivered in a state of the art massage tub of warm water, the traditional Underwater Massage is known to increase blood and lymph circulation, relax deeper layers of muscles, reduce body pain, release stress and flush out lactic acid and excess fluids from the body.
Packs make the skin smoother, regulate body temperature, relax the muscles and joints and relieve inflammation and pain.
The dark colour of Mud absorbs sunlight into the body while the moisture keeps the body cool. This relaxes muscles, reduces inflammations and relieves pain. Its minerals replenish and sooth the skin. Thus, this is useful in the treatment of Arthritis and Skin Diseases.
The whole body is wrapped in a wet sheet, which in turn is wrapped in a dry blanket for regulating evaporation. This pack is useful in cases of fever especially in typhoid and continued fevers, and benefits those suffering from insomnia, epilepsy and infantile convulsions. It is useful in relieving chronic cold and bronchitis and helps in the treatment of rheumatism and obesity.
Cold packs regulate body temperature, slow down blood circulation thereby relieving inflammation, swelling and pain.
Heat Packs help to relax body muscles and relieve pain. Heat dilates the blood vessels thereby increasing flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscle/ body part being treated.
Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique in which practitioners use their hands, elbows, or feet to apply pressure to specific points along the body’s “meridians.” The premise is that illness can occur when one of these meridians are blocked or out of balance; acupressure is thought to relieve blockages so energy can flow freely again, restoring wellness. Furthermore, Acupressure can decrease nausea for chemotherapy patients and reduce anxiety in people scheduled to have surgery.
Acupuncture is an alternative medicine technique in which disposable needles are used by a practitioner to penetrating the skin at various pressure points throughout the body. This releases body pain especially in the neck and back regions.
EECP (Enhanced External Counter Pulsation) is a non-invasive treatment for Angina (chest pain caused by coronary heart diseases). During the treatment, the patient lies on a comfortable treatment table with large blood pressure-like cuffs wrapped around the thighs, calves and buttocks. A continuous ECG (Electro Cardiogram) is used to set a rhythm of inflation and deflation for the cuffs, such that they inflate while the heart is at rest and deflate at the end of the rest period, just before the next heartbeat. The special sensor applied to the finger checks the oxygen level in the blood and monitors the pressure waves created by the cuffs.
Approximately 80% of patients who complete the 35-hour course of EECP® Therapy experience significant symptom relief that may last up to three years.