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5 Ayurvedic Bridal Treatments That Are Popular

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Ayurveda is considered to be the sister of yoga and today this ancient science is being studied very closely for its multiple benefits all over the world. Sages of the yesteryears believed that following Ayurveda properly could help keep the mind, body and soul balanced thus keeping one healthy. Ayurvedic bridal treatments are very popular because these treatments are so designed to bring out hidden impurities and to keep the skin glowing naturally. We suggest taking the advice of a certified Ayurvedic practitioner who can suggest the best ayurvedic bridal treatments to suit your skin type.

Want to know a little bit about the pampering and rejuvenating treatments that Ayurveda has formulated especially for brides? Here’s a sneak peek at 5 such popular ayurvedic bridal treatments:

Pizhichil

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This treatment is a combination of an hour long oil massage and a heat treatment. Cloth is dipped in lukewarm oil which is medicated and this oil is then squeezed all over the patient’s body while a massage is given simultaneously. Oil is poured in consistent streams till it is absorbed fully by the skin. Pizhichil is also believed to help the body get rid of impurities and toxins naturally. Brides find this treatment very relaxing as this also helps in strengthening the muscles from within- just what’s needed to soothe the mind and body before the big day ahead.

Lepam

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Lepams refer to body wraps which a herbal paste is applied to the entire body. If a bride to be suffers from a specific skin condition like psoriasis, dry skin or any other skin related ailment, the paste to be applied is prepared accordingly. It may also include other moisturising ingredients like honey, milk and rose water.  Although these kind of body wraps give the skin a natural boost, this ayurvedic bridal treatment is just the answer to a host of skin related issues which may not respond well to other forms of treatment. Lepam has been proven to reduce pimples, acne scars, pigmentation and other skin infections.

Navarakizhi

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Perhaps one of the best known ayurvedic bridal treatments around, navarakizhi is known for giving the skin a natural bridal glow and also for strengthening nerves. Here, a small portion of navara rice is cooked in cow’s milk mixed with herbs to a paste like consistency and is then put into a cloth. This little bundle is then applied to different parts of the body to reduce overall stress and to induce sweating. This treatment has also been proven to treat a host of nervous disorders as well as arthiritis.

Shiroabhyangam

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Not been sleeping well enough at night? A bride to be needs her rest you know! Let your senses relax with this soothing massage which focuses exclusively on the head, neck, shoulder and spine. Warm ayurvedic oil to suit your hair type is applied to your scalp and tresses and this promises to treat a number of every day ailments like headache, insomnia, premature hair greying and even slows down hair loss. You’ll find that you are able to concentrate on wedding planning much better after trying this ayurvedic bridal treatment.

Herbal Steam Bath

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Ayurveda believes in the concept of getting rid of toxins by inducing sweat. In this ayurvedic bridal treatment, a bride to be is first massaged with herbal oils thoroughly. After that, the whole body is exposed to herbal steam and this produces natural sweat through which the body gets rid of impurities. It is said that a herbal steam bath can help get rid of impurities from even the kidneys and liver. Studies show that a steam bath when done regularly makes the body more flexible and reduces any hidden inflammation. This treatment also helps to make the skin glow naturally.

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