A highly specialised ancient treatment
Nasya is an effective Ayurvedic therapy for healing head and upper respiratory tract. In Ayurveda Nose is considered doorway of Prana, (Vital force). This is where breath of life flows in and out of our body. It never gets to rest Nasya is a practice to look after nasal passage and the sinuses. One should lubricate nasal passage with ghee or sesame oil to increase free flow of Ida and Pingala nadis (hot and cold channels).
Nasya is used is in nose ears and throat disorders though it works wide range of disorders Ayurvedic practitioners recommends this for sinusitis, allergies, chronic upper respiratory disorders It treats nasal infection, congestion, and removes excess doshas from head Nasya helps in headaches, migraines, tired eyes, relieves tension in head and body, improves mental clarity
advantages that our clients have reported with Nasya include:
Prevents Hay Fever, runny nose or mucous blockage
Relieves accumulated stress
Enhances smell vision and taste
Improves voice quality
Soothes dryness in nose
At ayuspa we take pride to individualise your session Taking history and finding doshic imbalance are crucial first steps During Nasya you will be comfortably lying down on our massage table Session starts with facial abhyanga (oil massage) with herbal oil Marma points of face, forehead, nose ears and neck area are massged to stimulate circulation This is followed by herbal steam inhalation with localised hot compress over face and neck area that further loosens accumulated doshas Nasya oil administration is done by putting 6 to 10 drops of a special oil into each nostrils You will feel a tingly sensation as the oil starts penetrating into nostrils Some people experience irritation in the nasal mucosa or throat Lukewarm water is given to gargle and rinse in this case It is not uncommon to feel as if you are about to sneeze Therapist will repeat same procedure accordingly
After care: keep face head cover after therapy
Do not go outside into direct wind or rain without covering your head
Do not drink cold water
Avoid cold things to eat on the day of therapy
Do not drink cold and hot drinks soon after each other
It is recommended to adapt nasya into your daily routine for prevention of nasal diseases.
It is ideal to warm nasya oil for better penetration. You can do this by putting the nasya oil bottle into warm water for few minutes beforehand
Lie down on your back with a pillow or rolled towel under your neck so that your head is slightly tilted upwards opening nasal passage. Keep tissues handy incase you need to sneeze
Place 2 drops of oil with dropper in each nostril and relax for 5-10 minutes, while oil penetrates into sinus cavity. If it goes in throat spit it out and keep relaxing. Please do not go outside direct into wind after this. Follow this once a week
Mini Practice: Place a drop of nasya oil at the tip of your little finger. Insert the same finger into your nostril as deep as you comfortably can. Move finger around to massage and lubricate nostril while taking deep inhalation. Repeat the same procedure into another nostril after washing the little finger or by using little finger of the other hand. Wash hands properly.
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