In yesterdays review of Emerson Resort and Spa, I mentioned that the treatment menu was heavy on Ayurvedic rituals.
From the ancient Indian language, Ayurveda means “Science of Life”.
Ayurvedic spa treatments are based upon centuries-old Ayurvedic therapies that support balance and bliss in life. Treatments contain oils, herbs and aromas chosen by the therapist to promote balance between mind and body.
A good example of an Ayurvedic treatment is Shirodhara. My friend Gina had this treatment when we went on a girls spa weekend at the Emerson Resort and Spa. Shirodhara involves gently pouring liquids, usually oils, over the “third eye” (forehead).
For a more detailed and comprehensive look into Ayurveda and the spa industry, click on the link written by Anitra Brown who is the about.com guide to spas: http://spas.about.com/library/weekly/aa121798.htm