Contemporary life moves at such a pace that we often struggle to find the time to stop and reconnect. A by-product of this problem is finding ourselves run off our feet, out of touch with our bodies and emotions, witnessing our health dwindle.
Stress is the number one cause of disease in our society. This is hugely problematic in a society where stress is considered an inevitability of working life. As the body and mind try to keep up with the pressures placed upon them, we begin to notice small shifts as imbalances occur, sometimes resulting in minor physical discomforts, weakened digestion, or feelings of anxiety and depression. We are demanding on ourselves and often let these small messages from the body go unheard, and run the risk of destabilizing health even further, becoming susceptible to disease.
Āyurveda is the ancient Indian science of life and longevity. It is a holistic scientific art that takes into account one’s entire situation, collecting data to make sense of why we do the things we do, or feel the way we feel. Traditionally, āyurveda is woven into every aspect of one’s life, and is therefore considered a preventative, health sustaining medicinal art. Curative medicine, or the restoration of health from disease state, is the second prong of āyurvedic practice, and the two go hand in hand to ensure the smooth, organic functioning of our lives.
With the aim of recognizing the factors that are causing depletion and internal discord, I work with people to dig out the root cause of their feelings of dis-ease, be they physical or psychological. Using traditional treatments in a manner that is easy to incorporate into daily life, my aim is to guide people through a journey of healing and restoration. Rather than being a quick-fix, one-size-fits-all style of treatment, āyurveda works with nature and the body to establish long-lasting harmonious balance, strengthening the immune system, the physical, and the emotional body.
Charlotte offers one-on-one āyurvedic consultations in person, or via Skype.
These sessions aim to tackle any problems/discomforts (mental, emotional, or physical) that you may be experiencing with the goal of optimizing health.
Whether you have a specific complaint, or you are just after some useful tips and practices to support a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, the ancient art of āyurveda seeks to restore balance and harmony in all aspects of life.
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What to expect
During an initial 75-minute consultation, Charlotte employs various traditional practices to make a detailed assessment of your general health, medical history, and diet and lifestyle, in order to determine your natural bodily constitution (prakruti). Inquiries will be made into your current symptomology (vikruti). Through discussion, pulse analysis, tongue diagnosis and other practices, the causes of imbalance, that may be impacting or altering quality of life, are rooted out. Together a treatment plan consisting of diet, lifestyle, and herbal remedies will be drawn up. Charlotte will construct a regime that is both realistic, and affordable, to suit the client’s current needs. By the end of the session, you will have a better understanding of the diet and lifestyle practices that support your constitution and restore wellbeing, through detoxification, strengthening the digestive fire (agni), increasing energy, and promoting calmness.
60 minute follow up sessions will monitor your progress and adjust treatment plans accordingly. Additional treatments and herbs may be advised as the effects of treatment become evident.
Charlotte offers home visits upon request.
For more information or to arrange a consultation, contact Charlotte:
Tel: +44 7867 121919