Slimming Programmes

Slimming programmes refer to controlled reduction of body mass through various procedures/ therapies as a way to keep serious health problems at bay and to look more attractive. Being overweight leads to several health problems which if not rectified quickly could invite a host of diseases and even prove fatal.

Health risks Due to Overweight

Health risks due to overweight include: Diabetes, Cardio-Vascular diseases, Stroke, Osteoarthritis, Gout, Infertility, Back and Joint pain, High Blood Pressure, Gallstones, Fatty liver, Breathlessness, Depression, Insomnia, etc.

Cause of Overweight in Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda overweight is a result of the vitiation of the kapha dosha and the resultant imbalance among the doshas. The kapha imbalance destroys the equilibrium in the human system and combined with several other factors the patient becomes obese. Lack of physical exercise, sleeping in the afternoon, consuming fatty and sweetened food and unhealthy and an inappropriate lifestyle that increases Kapha, are the common causes of obesity.

Slimming Programmes/Therapies in Ayurveda for Obese Persons

Ayurveda offers special slimming programmes and therapies that can reduce obesity/ excess fat and keep the body fit and healthy. The therapies recommended for slimming are basically of two types.

1. Herbal powder massages using medicated powder.
2. Herbal oil massages using warm medicated herbal oils.

Medicated steam baths, ayurvedic diets and intake of herbal juices and herbal tea form part of this programme. Making lifestyle changes and taking yoga exercises also help in getting the maximum benefit out of the ayurveda slimming programmes. Apart from these ayurveda therapies for slimming, the individual also needs to control his eating habits and do regular physical exercises.

Rejuvenate Your Stressful Life With Ayurveda

Stress and Tension are our normal physiological responses to events that confront us in our every day life. These emanate from a variety of sources: accidents, financial troubles, problems on the job / family etc

Ayurveda is highly effective in the treatment of tension and stress and the ayurvedic therapies and treatments for tension and stress are proven and time tested. These ayurvedic therapies bring the mind back to a relaxed state. Rejuvenation massage and rejuvenation therapies like Dhara, Njavarakizhi, Thalam, herbal steam bath and mudpacks have all been found to be effective in the treatment of tension and stress. Ayurvedic treatments also include Yoga and meditation as a treatment method for stress and tension as Yoga practices help to regulate the breath and relax the body by gently releasing tension from the large muscle groups, flushing all parts of the body and brain with fresh blood, oxygen, and other nutrients, and endowing one with a feelings of well-being.

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