Ubtan Body Ritual
Ubtan Body Ritual & Pichu
Vedanta (anta 'the end' or 'last portion') is the essence and culmination of all the knowledge within the Vedas. Vedas (vid - 'to know', 'knowledge' of the eternal truth)
Ubtan means local application, which is a body application used for the beautification of the body, dating back to the remotest antiquity and is the legacy of the rich Indian Heritage and used in beautiful ancient wedding ceremonies.
Ancient ‘Ubtan’ ingredients used in rituals are Turmeric, Bengal Gram & Sandalwood. Turmeric, commonly called Haldi in India, is also known as Haridra that which corrects the complexion of skin and is complexion enhancing, healing, antiseptic and has skin caring properties, it forms an extremely useful component of Ubtan.
Sandalwood is used because of its soothing properties and it helps in providing a cooling and cleansing effect to the skin.
Bengal Gram, commonly called as Chana in India has dry properties and a scrubbing action because of its rich fibrous content, it is instrumental in deep cleansing of the pores of the skin.
As a ritual, Ubtan is traditionally made into a soft dough like paste. This dough paste is applied to the whole body for about 15/20 minutes, the ritual involves being wrapped in silver foil and resting as the herbs and spices work their magic on the body.
It helps to improve and tighten sagging skin and keeps the skin glowing for a long time.
Ubtan paste is prepared in various ways to make the skin beautiful and to nourish it from within.
It is believed that during the Vedic era, prescribed by the Vedic Physicians for the protection, nourishment & beautification of the skin. The results of ‘Ubtan’ gave it popularity and later established its credence as a ritual for brides & bridegrooms before marriage.
Ubtan is specially made for individuals by adding several other aromatic herbs, yoghurt, milk cream, honey and essence of flowers. Various other ingredients are also added like petals of rose and jasmine, lemon juice and other herbs to get uniquely beautifying applications as face and body packs.
I use a range of blends from optimum concentrations of powdered extracts such as Sandalwood, Turmeric, Walnut, Mustard, Red Sandalwood, Neem Bark, Orange Peels, Bengal Gram, Fuller’s Earth and various other clays.
Clays have absorbed the sun rays and remnants of plants & minerals of the earth over thousands of years, by virtue of which have gained immense healing & rejuvenating properties. Similar to their own ageless properties, clays provide an anti-aging & rejuvenating effect to the skin and which in itself is a complete treatment for all skin problems.
Clay has an astringent and stimulating effect and removes impurities from the skin while cleansing and has a marked effect on skin epidermis. Clay is a rich source of calcium, potassium, sodium and it energises the connecting tissue and with its exfoliating action, removes the dead cells.
Ubtan is followed by Pichu then a shower and light body silk lotion.
This treatment followed by Pichu that offers calming, clearing and grounding aftercare are to connect with Mother Earth and provide a place of earthly bliss.
Pichu is a Snehana process which follows your Ubtan treatment and helps to balance and ground the Doshas and bring calmness to the body and mind. Pichu adds to the benefits of your treatment, relieving eye pain, soothing the scalp, cooling inflammation.
Finish with Far Deep Infra Red
'Sitting in the Infra Red Cabin feels like being on a beach with the sun shining penetrating my body'
Far Infrared Treatment stimulates cellular metabolism which increases the body’s regenerative ability and helps restore the proper function of the nervous system. When any tissue in the body is exposed to FIR the body’s healing processes are activated.
Studies suggest Far Infrared Energy helps to maintain general health and prevent disease.
Far Infrared Rays are capable of penetrating deep into the human body, gently expanding capillaries and stimulating blood circulation.
Far Infrared Rays stimulate the production of cell tissue and rapidly promotes the regeneration of skin and blood tissue.
Far Infrared Rays Are Waves of Energy
Far Infrared Rays are waves of energy that are healing and rejuvenating. These invisible rays possess great penetrative power and are able to reach deep into the cells, inner tissues, glands, nerves and organs beneath the skin.
Far Infrared Rays gently elevate the body’s temperature and activate major bodily functions.
The experience in the clinic usually lasts up to 2 hrs.
You will be required to fill in a questionnaire to help me to determine your Dosha and state of mind. I purchase and prepare oils and herbs specific to suit you, this must be done at least 24 hrs prior to your appointment for herbs to infuse, in the oils. Please bring a hat or scarf to wear for when you leave the clinic, this will help to protect you from chills and external influences. Also, bring along a hand towel to have on your shoulders as the oil can drip after your treatment onto your clothes.
A non-refundable payment must be made in full on booking and there is a 40% refund if cancelled 48hrs prior to booking. There are no exceptions to this.
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