There are a lot of factors that influence our mind, body, and overall well-being. Some of the external factors that influence our wellness are the quality of air, water, changing seasons, social interactions, and so on. Internal factors are more to do with stress and emotional well-being.
All of these factors compound towards negatively affecting your health which in turn creates an imbalance, disrupting daily routines. But which external factor affects our daily routines the most?
The Season or the weather around us. Changes in the weather can affect the way we feel and look at the world. And right now we are transitioning from monsoons to winters, and in terms of Ayurveda it is called the “SHARAD RITU”.
The Sharad Ritu or the Autumn Season is the transition period from humid monsoons to dry winters. It starts in mid-September and lasts until mid-November. When it comes to our wellness, this is the period in which we are most likely to fall sick and have aggravated skin and hair issues.
Sharad Ritu according to Ayurveda
Sharad Ritu is a part of the concept of Ritucharya in Ayurvedic teachings. Ritucharya is a system of routines and regimes in Ayurveda that are based on seasonal changes as well as the imbalances in our doshas. Doshas, according to Ayurveda are the energies that circulate within our bodies. A balance between these energies is important for maintaining overall wellness.
But how do you maintain the balance between energies?
While there are different ways in which you can improve your well-being, Massage Therapy or Spa Therapy is the most sought-after. A spa therapy chosen after careful consultation with the therapist can be a game changer for your doshas.
What is the impact of Sharad Ritu on your doshas?
The cooling of temperature and clearing of the sky weakens the pitta and the Vata dosha in our bodies. A weak Vata dosha leads to dryness in our body that ranges from dry skin, hair, and scalp to bloating and dehydration. Pitta governs the digestive system and a weakened pitta is associated with digestive issues.
How does a massage during Sharad Ritu help?
A massage session is the best way to beat the winter blues. A massage session is usually 60 minutes relaxation and rejuvenation session for the mind and body. A massage, especially during this season helps the mind and the body rebalance themselves and nourish the body. A massage during Sharad Ritu has the following benefits:
- It helps improve blood circulation in the body
- It helps improve the circulation of the lymphatic system and in turn, boosts immunity.
- The oils used during the massage help hydrate and calm the dehydrated skin.
- At Tattva spa, a cup of warm herbal tea is served at the end of the massage session that is soothing and hydrating for the organs, plus helps flush out the toxins.
Recommended Spa Therapies for Sharad Ritu
Two of the treatments offered at Tattva Spa that we strongly recommend are the Kalp Variksha Ritual and Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage.
The unique Kalp Vriksha ritual begins with the rubbing of pure hydrating specialty oil on the body. As a part of the ritual, a mixture of coconut and sesame seeds is used to exfoliate the skin. Indigenous ingredients selected to anoint the body and delight the senses are combined with nurturing strokes that help spiritually awaken the healing energy within.
Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage utilizes warm oil and prepares the mind and body for peak performance. The massage helps remove accumulated toxins and stress from your mind and body and works as a rejuvenator and recharger.
Each body is different and so are its ways of relaxing. As we reach the end of the aggravating Sharad Ritu, it is time to step up our wellness quotient. Tattva Spa has a comprehensive menu of massages and besides the recommended treatments, we encourage you to check out the whole range of services offered at Tattva spa and find the treatments that work best for you. The healers at Tattva spa are professionals that are there to help you reach your wellness goals.
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