Ayurvedic Support for Grief: Ayurveda offers a traditional support treatment to assist in healing the emotional heart from loss, life transitions, and mourning. Grief, different than depression is usually associated with the loss of a loved one, home, health, job, or pet. According to the American Psychiatric Association; grief includes the following symptoms: sadness, mourning, low energy, frequent tears, poor sleep, poor concentration, and possibly, mild feelings of guilt.
Ayurveda offers a body and vibrational treatment traditionally called hrdya basti or heart basti which is a dough dam placed over the heart chakra and filled with herbalized oil that contains SVA Ashoka herb, rose, and Arjuna herb. The oil helps to absorb stress and assists the release of sadness and grief. The basti is preceded by transdermal marma therapy in which herbal creams are gently massaged onto 25 energy points on the body. Emotion coaching called sattvavijaya is offered which is an Ayurvedic term in Sanskrit which means overcoming darkness with the light of consciousness.
This treatment does not claim to cure grief but offers compassionate support in the process of it, to help the heavy emotions move along, and possibly lessen the weight of the emotions. This treatment can also help with depression. Time of treatment: 90 minutes. I am currently offering this treatment at Marin Ayurveda in San Rafael, CA. and in Berkeley CA. For information, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonita Carol has been an Ayurveda Health Educator for over 25 years and offers Ayurvedic Health Consultations in the Bay area and Nevada City, California.