Ayurveda holds and elemental view of the universe and believes that we are made up of various combinations of the following five elements – air, ether, fire, earth and water. The combination of these elements form the three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha and we tend to have a dominance in one particular dosha.
Pitta consists of the elements fire and water and are characterised by qualities such as slightly oily, hot, light and liquid. These qualities translate into things like abundant sweat, prone to diarrhoea, sun sensitivity and anger. Pitta types tend to be motivated people and are quite determined but when aggravated they can become critical, hot tempered and impatient. They tend to need cooling and soothing, so a calming body or facial ritual can also help to balance the Pitta dominance.
The Pitta Body Ritual
The Pitta Body Ritual is a fusion of massage, sound, and healing, drawing from the wisdoms of both Eastern and Western practices, bringing together ancient and modern therapies. The ritual melds remedial massage, Ayurveda, Reiki, chakra balancing, energy healing and acupressure to bring you back into balance, restoring and renewing your prana.
Incorporating the Pitta oil, blended from 29 herbs, and formulated from an ancient Ayurvedic recipe, to help relieve stress and exhaustion. The natural fragrance of sandalwood, rose and patchouli helps to soothe the senses, restore calmness, relax the mind and elevate the spirit.
The Pitta Facial Ritual
The Pitta Facial Ritual is personalised to the Pitta dosha and tailored to provide a deeply relaxing and sensory journey. Incorporating the healing energy of Ayurvedic wisdom into a fluid facial treatment that will work subtly on the energetic body, as well as the physical, leaving you feeling grounded, rejuvenated and balanced.
The Pitta Facial Ritual will focus on calming and pacifying the skin using gently cooling Ayurvedic herbs such as sandalwood, coriander and cardamom. As the skin is soothed and the redness reduced, the active ingredients will help to repair and strengthen the delicate skin barrier.
The ‘vimala’ gentle cleanser will remove surface oil, make-up and skin impurities, leaving your skin clean, refreshed and ready to accept the active ingredients in the serum, mask and moisturisers. The Gotu Kola is a traditional Ayurvedic herb used for wound healing and has collagen stimulating properties
The ‘samskrta’ skin polish is a mild exfoliant, with potent antioxidants, to gently exfoliate the skin; fragranced with essential oils of rose and jasmine. The Amla (Indian gooseberry) is revered in Ayurveda as an antioxidant and is rejuvenating with its high vitamin C content
The ‘rasadana’ hydrating mask is formulated to alleviate dryness. The organic honey binds water and is a natural wound healer; the Gingko Biloba stimulates circulation and neutralises free radicals, helping protect the skin cells from premature degradation
The ‘nirvata’ calming serum boasts natural antioxidants and essential fatty acids and vitamin D to help protect the fragile skin barrier. Chamomile sooths and calms the skin and linolenic provides essential fatty acids for optimum skin function
The ‘shaanta’ intensive moisturiser is a richly active blend to replenish hydration at a cellular level
The range contains no sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), sodium laureth sulphate (SLES), parabens, harsh chemicals or known irritants, formaldehyde releasing agents, propylene glycol, mineral oils or artificial fragrance and colours. All formulations are vegan (apart from the mask which has honey in it), biodegradable, ethically produced and packaged and have not been tested on animals.
The Pitta Body Ritual and the Pitta Facial Ritual may also incorporate the use of a kansa wand, made from the ‘healing metal’ brass. This wand is used to balance the doshas by unblocking energy channels to improve the body’s healing mechanism. The kansa wand will be used over the marma points, reducing stress, calming the mind and bringing balance to the energies. According to Ayurveda, the long strokes from the metal surface of the Kansa wand can draw acidity away from the skin, normalising the pH and alleviating problems such as acne and inflammation.
To find out your dosha and to book a corresponding balancing Body Ritual or Facial Ritual please call 0433 090 696.