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Kerala Ayurveda

241 Kenton Lane , Harrow- HA3 8RP
London , United Kingdom  United Kingdom


Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Kerala Ayurveda health clinic (KA) is an UK based company that specialises in Ayurvedic therapy and treatment. KA opened its doors on January 2004 and is now gaining reputation as one of UK's most effective ayurvedic treatment centres.Our purpose is to provide authentic ayurvedic treatments, that are practiced in Kerala, to clients in the UK: to provide therapy that is consulted by a professional ayurvedic physician with many years of offer treatments and ayurvedic massages by therapists specialised in give clients the beauty of the health-enhancing benefits of Ayurveda from Kerala, using only natural herbs and oils.

This is the basis of KA and has provided comfort and relief for clients with various conditions and disorders.We found that several firms providing "ayurvedic treatment" were either a more glorified form of spas that provided basic massages (some even using baby oil instead of medicated ayurvedic oils!), or they provided treatment with insufficient quality and did not maintain hygiene at the centre. These firms also charged clients at very high prices that were not affordable to the average person. With this in mind KA was designed to provide quality ayurvedic treatments that are authentic, effective and also affordable.

We at KA are commited to our clients and our main objective is client satisfaction. All the treatments are tailor-made to suit each individual and the ayurvedic physician monitors the progress of the client after the treatment. All staff employed by KA have many years of experience with ayurvedic treatments and are well qualified.

The medicated oils and balms used in treatments are all imported from Kerala's reputed Sahyadri Ayurvedic Pharmaceuticals. They are made from natural herbs found in Kerala's tropical rainforests. These details are part of what adds to the authentic touch of Kerala that we bring to clients in our health clinic.

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Ayurvedic treatment involves establishing an individual's mind-body constitution and nature of imbalance initially and then seeking to return to a state of healthy balance. The treatment consists of the use of herbal remedies, special Ayurvedic massage therapies, dietary, lifestyle advice and other aspects of treatment, tailor made for that individual.The time periods for the Ayurvedic treatments are guidelines it might take for a session. The exact time will differ depending on the needs of the client and a good Ayurvedic physician will design the treatment around the client. Therefore the treatment will defer in terms of time, intensity and oils used, in order to meet the clients specific requirements. Contact your Ayurvedic physician to find out which treatment or combination of treatments suit you.

ABHYANGA ~ Ayurvedic whole body massage
Special herb infused Ayurvedic oils are slowly warmed up and gently massaged in to the skin. The massage is deeply relaxing, harmonises, detoxifies, strengthens and revitalises the entire body. This massage also improves lymph flow and stimulates the immune system. Furthermore, whilst providing a tired person with a new energy, it simultaneously calms and strengthens the nervous system. It is immediately followed by a steam bath/shower.Duration: 60 min.

SIRO ABHYANGA ~ Ayurvedic head, neck and shoulder massage.
This intensely relaxing and revitalising massage nourishes hair, improves blood circulation and lymph flow in the head region, eases chronic head and neck problems, relieves insomnia, migraine, dry scalp and itching. It stimulates sensory organs and soul.Duration: 20 -30 min.

PRISTA ABHYANGA ~ Ayurvedic back massage
Special herbs infused Ayurvedic oils are used for this highly relaxing and revitalising massage, which relieves acute and chronic backaches, stiffness, sciatica, and muscle spasms. It also improves blood circulation to the muscles of the back and relieves strain throughout the body.Duration: 30 -40 min.

PADA ABHYANGA ~ Ayurvedic leg massage
This highly relaxing Ayurvedic foot massage uses special Ayurvedic oils, revitalises the tired feet and legs as well as the entire body since feet contain key energy points relating to all other parts of the body. It improves blood circulation and helps in treating varicose veins. It also reduces swelling, soreness in the lower leg, prevents dryness, cramps and other conditions.Duration: 25 - 30 min.

KALARI MARMA MASSAGE ~ traditional Ayurvedic massage for stimulating vital points
Traditional Keralite Ayurvedic massage using herb infused Ayurvedic oils, performed by the therapist using his hand and feet, applying appropriate pressure to specific vital points/parts of the body. Marma abhyanga not only relieves back pain, stiffness and sports injuries but also stimulates various bodily organs and systems.Duration: 60 -75 min.

UDVARTHANA ~ Ayurvedic herbal body-scrub massage
Finely ground Ayurvedic herbs are mixed with precious Ayurvedic oils and gently massaged in to the skin with special massage techniques. This is essentially used as part of a safe weight reduction programme. It also results in: the stimulation of the hair follicles and tissues in order to breakdown the deep-seated fat tissues; detoxification and nourishment of the body tissues; the activation of the skin's natural metabolism; and also the improvement of the lymph flow. The udvarthana massage cleanses and refines the skin structures and gives the skin a soft, silky texture and a lustrous glow.Duration: 60 min.

SIRODHARA ~ Ayurvedic forehead oil flow treatment
Luke warm herb-infused Ayurvedic oil is gently and steadily poured over the forehead in a continuous stream using a special rhythmic swaying movement, while a gentle massage is given also on the forehead. This results in a fantastic sense of deep relaxation and inner peace; highly effective in removing mental stress and anxieties, in treating insomnia and headaches and improves memory.Duration: 60 - 90 min.

The whole body is made to perspire by the application of medicinal boluses frequently warmed in herb infused milk. This special Keralite treatment is highly recommended in treating rheumatic conditions, muscular weaknesses, sleeping disorders, high blood pressure and for general body rejuvenation. It makes the body supple, removes stiffness and swellings in the joints.Duration: 60 -75 min.

In this highly sought after rejuvenation treatment, lukewarm herb-infused Ayurvedic oil is applied to the body in a special rhythmic way followed by a gentle massage. Pizhichil is highly recommended in conditions such as rheumatic conditions, nervous weaknesses, paralytic conditions, sexual weaknesses, high blood pressure, and promotes general body rejuvenation.Duration: 45 - 60 min.

SIROVASTHI ~ Ayurvedic head soaking
In this highly specialised Ayurvedic treatment, lukewarm herb-infused Ayurvedic oil is poured in to a cap fitted on the head. Highly recommended for facial paralysis, migraine, sleeping disorders, stress, headaches and other conditions.Duration: 45 - 60 min.

KATIVASTHI ~ Lower back bath
Luke warm medicated Ayurvedic oil is placed on the lower back region by making an herbal paste boundary. The main benefits of this specialised Ayurvedic therapy are reducing muscle spasms, lower spine rigidity, and strengthening the bone tissues of the lower back.Duration: 30 -45 min.

Specially selected herbal powders are prepared in small linen bags and then warmed in Ayurvedic medicated oils and applied to the body inducing profuse perspiration leading to relief from neurological disorders, rheumatic conditions and sports injuries.Duration: 30-45 min.

UROVASTHI ~ Ayurvedic chest bath
Medicated lukewarm Ayurvedic oil is placed over the chest region by making an herbal paste boundary. Recommended for conditions like respiratory disorders; strengthens the heart and relieves sternum pain.Duration: 45 - 60 min.

Medicated oil is administered in to nostrils for treatment of sinusitis, migraine, headaches, paralytic conditions and for cleansing the nasal cavities.


Abhyangam is a popular body massage in ayurveda. The word abhyanga itself means to massage.In Ayurveda, the Abhyangam massage has become popular because of its effective way of conditioning the body. Abhyangam can be used therapeutically. The massage is designed around each individual, to suit his or her disease or condition. An ayurvedic physician can assess this and will then decide on the appropriate oils and the exact way of massage.

Abhyangam can increase the production of white blood corpuscles and antibodies, which provide more resistance against viruses and diseases. This helps the defense mechanism in the body and increases immunity towards environmental changes. In this way abhyangam massage is a protector, preserver and a rejuvenator, increasing self-confidence and will power. To massage is to exercise the nervous system.A briefer description of abhyangam can be found at the ayurvedic treatments page.
In Ayurveda the Abhyangam massage is described as:

Jarahar (anti aging) - If done daily to the spine, feet and head with sesame oil, mustard oil or almond oil massage increases vitality. The body is made up of seven tissue ingredients that are called as Dhatu. Because massage is one practice, which provides energy, vitality, and nourishment to all seven Dhatus and old age approaches late, one remains young and energetic for longer duration. In this way, massage is anti aging.

Shram Har (fatigue reliever) - Fatigue is actually caused by physical and mental strain. It affects the muscles and causes tensions. Rubbing, patting and squeezing muscles gently removes fatigue.

 Vata Har (pacifies the Vata) - Constant strain on the nervous system from Vata producing foods and anxieties disturb the Vata and one starts having pain in the muscle and joints. Regular abhyangam massage with Mahanarayana oil or oils prepared by burning garlic in heated oil, or adding fenugreek seeds to boiling oil, mint oil and wintergreen oil all help the troubles created by Vata.

Drishti Prasad Kar (Improve sight) - Daily practice of abhyangam massage can improve sight and reduces the risk of blindness. Those who have weak sight or who suffers from diseases of the eyes should massage the feet, especially under the big toe. They should also massage the spine, neck and head regularly. This will remove eye troubles and improve vision.

 Pushti Kar (make one strong) - By increasing the circulation of vital life fluids, and because of rubbing, pressing and kneading massage makes the body strong, increases stamina, vitality and virility.

 Ayu Kar (provides longevity) - By creating an electrochemical balance, massage helps in achieving longevity.

Swapna Kar (induces sleep) - Massage relaxes the body and removes tensions. Those suffering from sleeplessness, insomnia or those who are unable to enjoy sound sleep should massage the body (especially the head and feet) before sleeping. The use of oil in this case, especially oil from pumpkin seeds, massaged on the head is very helpful. Brahmi oil is also advised.

Twak Dridh Kar (strengthens the skin) - Dryness of the skin is caused due to dry climate, excess mental work, anxieties and constant worrying. People who live in cold climates get dry skin by constantly facing the chilled air, which creates dryness. Vata, by nature, is cold and dry and its cold property is more active when there is a cold wave or cold wind. The skin directly comes into contact with the external atmosphere, and the skin also reflects like a mirror to the inner state of the physical body. There are so many other factors that make skin unhealthy like cosmetics of chemical origin, pollution etc. Massage with oil remove dryness, which is first sign of disturbed Vata in the body. Massage also makes the skin smooth and makes it shine. Regular rubbing makes it strong.

 Klesh Sahatwa (provides resistance against disease and disharmony) - Massage strengthens the seven ingredients of which the body is made up. These antibodies provide more resistance to disease, and the strength, which comes from the seven Dhatus, gives tolerance, forbearance, and patience. This saves one from sorrows, agonies and anxieties.

Abhighat Sahatwa (resistance to injuries & power to recover quickly) - Those who massage the body regularly recover from physical injury more quickly than other person who do not massage. Those who massage regularly experience the healing process from within immediately and they experience comparatively less pain and fewer problems.

Kapha Vata Nirodhak - Subsides ailments caused by Vata and Kapha.

Mrija Varna Bala Prad - It maintains body strength, skin health and also improves the color and texture of the skin.

Thus in Ayurveda, abhyangam massage is highly praised and much emphasis is placed on the use of oils in massage. However, you must note the above are only guidelines for abhyangam and you should consult with a qualified ayurvedic physician. In the UK, a qualified physician should have the initials BRCP (British Register of Complementary Practitioners), and must have BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) or a suitable equivalent. The abhyangam massage itself should be ideally done by the physician or an experienced therapist.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Treatments For:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Headache
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain
  • Paralysis
  • Rheumatism
  • Skin Diseases
  • Sleep Disorders

Consultation Type: Direct ConsultationAll patients have to come to the practitioner's location.

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