Monthly Archives: May 2013

Spring Specials!

The Healing Temple in Frederick, MD is pleased to offer the following treatment specials. Check back often, as our deals change. Current specials are only available until March 31st, 2013!    

Ayurvedic Specials:

  • Ayurvedic Initial Consultation: 120 min/$110 (Regular price $150 — savings of $40!)
  •  60 min. Abhyanga, plus 30 min. Shirodhara, plus 15 min. Swedana for $165 (Regular price $210 — savings of $45!)

Shiatsu Special:

  • 90 min Shiatsu for $110 (Regular price $135 — savings of $25!)

Corporate Massage Special:

  • Reward your staff with a rejuvenating massage — they feel good and you look good! Call 301-448-7945 for special group pricing.

Contact Ileana to take advantage of these specials at The Healing Temple today.

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, the “science of life” or longevity, is the holistic alternative science from India, and is more than 5,000 years old. It is believed to be the oldest healing science in the human existence, thus being the foundation of all others. Ayurveda is the most comprehensive medical system available. The ancient Ayurvedic system was astoundingly complete. Students could choose a  specialty from eight branches of medicine as follows: internal medicine, ears nose and throat, toxicology,pediatrics, surgery, psychiatry, aphrodisiacs, and rejuvenation.

Ayurveda is more than the original world medicine; it is a spiritual science. This is the most important aspect of Ayurveda. It suggests that true health is based on the healthy functioning of five areas of life: physical/mental health, career or life purpose, spiritual relationships (including personal and world ethics and fair trade), ecology, and spirituality.

The world of western health care has been profoundly impacted by Ayurveda in the recent years. Popular books by Deepak Chopra, MD., and others have drawn attention to the tremendous potential of this ancient healing system. Along with the potential to heal chronic conditions, Ayurveda promises to improve and maintain health and increase longevity.

As Yoga is considered to be the spiritual side of Ayurveda, likewise Ayurveda is the healing side of Yoga. Both Ayurveda and Yoga encompass a complete approach to the well being of the physical body, the mind and the spirit. They synergistically strive to help a person to reconnect to their true nature through direct experience.

Ayurveda comprehends health and disease as the end result of our interactions with our environment. It breaks down to the fact that harmonious interactions lead to health while disharmonious interactions lead to disease. Ayurveda is the science of creating and sustaining greater harmony with our environment through all of our senses.

In terms of Ayurveda, we are constantly creating and recreating our personal state of health each and every day based upon how we interact with the world, in terms of our belief system, thoughts, perceptions, and feelings, which ultimately determine our actions.

Determined at the moment of conception, our inner nature is called our constitution or Prakruti. This unique balance of energy stays with us for the rest of our lives. It determines what is in harmony with our nature and what will cause us to become unbalanced, sick and diseased. being knowledgeable of our constitution is of paramount importance to developing optimal health. Our constitution determines our reactions to different foods, colors, aromas, as well as general life habits.

Learn more about our Ayurvedic services.

Ayurveda Today

Although Ayurveda is an ancient science of health and healing, it is as relevant today as when it was first described in writing more than 5,000 years ago. It was revealed for the purposes of preventing disease in those who are healthy and curing disease in those who are sick. The fundamental principles of healing  are still the same to this day, and as valid as ever.  The early Ayurvedic physicians have taught us the proper use of our five senses and the importance of adequate lifestyle in the healing process. Remarkably, these physicians described the same diseases people suffer from today including diabetes, obesity, heart diseases, cancer, digestive disease, and much more. They have given us detailed instructions regarding how to maximize the potential of the body to heal from each of these conditions.

Ayurveda is a complete health care science. In modern India, there are Ayurvedic hospitals along with Western hospitals, and practitioners of Ayurveda are fully licensed physicians. In the United States, the practice of Ayurveda is relatively new, gaining though more and more recognition, as more people are receiving the wonderful benefits of implementing Ayurveda into their lives.