General FAQs You All Want to Ask

Q. How should I prepare?

A. Always arrive for your therapy at least 10 minutes early so that we can get you relaxed before your therapy. You will be massaged with special herbs and oils, so please don’t wear perfume, heavy aftershave, or strongly scented lotions that might interfere with the therapy.

Q. Can I eat before a therapy?

A. To get the full benefits of your therapy, don’t eat beforehand (especially heavy meals). However, if you are very hungry, it’s better to have a small snack so that you aren’t distracted by a growling stomach during your therapy.

Q. What should I wear?

A. Please wear something comfortable, such as yoga-style clothing. Since we encourage you to let the Ayurvedic oils soak into your skin for a few hours after the massage, don’t wear expensive clothing that could be stained by the oil.

Q. What should I bring to the therapy?abhyanga-massage-300x227

A. Just an open mind! Ayurvedic therapies are wonderfully soothing and nurturing, so let yourself relax as your Practitioner takes you into a blissful experience.

Q. Will I be naked during my therapy?

A. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible while receiving your massage, so you can wear underwear if you prefer. However, we invite everyone to experience our timeless therapies as nature intended. Speak to your Practitioner if you have any concerns.

Q. What is the ideal frequency of therapy?

A. It depends on the individual, but we strongly recommend getting a therapy at least once a month and twice would be even more beneficial. During a difficult or stressful time in your life, a weekly therapy can help immensely. We generally find a course of between 4 and 6 therapies should be taken together.

Q. Will a single therapy help me feel better?

A. Yes, but to receive the most benefits, we recommend getting regular therapies.

Q. How can I get the most from my therapy?

A. Just remember to breathe and let go. Your Practitioner will do the work, so all you need to do is relax. Some people like to repeat a mantra or affirmation during their massage. We also recommend that you and your therapist set an intention for your therapy at the beginning of the session.

Q. Are your services covered by health insurance?

A. Most insurance companies don’t cover Ayurvedic therapy but this is something we are looking into.

Q. Have the therapy products been tested on animals?

A. No. All of the oils, herbs, and aromatherapy products we use are 100% natural and haven’t been tested on animals (and never will be).

Q. Do I need to tell the therapist about any medical conditions?

A. Yes, it is important for your therapist to be fully aware of all your current medical conditions.

Q. Can I get a therapy if I’m pregnant?

A. Yes, we offer many therapies for post, during and pre-pregnancy.

Q. Are spa gift certificates available?

A. Yes, you can purchase them by calling 020 7754 5440 or emailing stephanie@ashishveda.uk

Q. Which therapy is right for me?

A. We offer a variety of Ayurvedic therapies for cleansing, healing, rejuvenation, and many other specific purposes. Our Customer Service Team can help you choose the most appropriate massage for you. 020 7754 5440.

Q. What happens at the end of the therapy?

A. After all of our therapies, we invite our guests to relax quietly on the massage table for a few minutes, luxuriating in the peace and bliss of the experience.

Don’t make any arrangements for a couple of hours after your therapy. You’ll need time to relax and wash the herbal oil out of your hair. It’s a good idea to refrain from large meals and alcohol in the hours leading up to your therapy, too.

Q. What clothing shall I wear?

A. Wear loose clothing – Wear clothes which you wouldn’t mind getting a little oily. We advise a few layers so that you are warm on your way back home.

 

Precautions

Any Ayurvedic therapy will be tailored to suit you, so your therapist is likely to ask detailed questions about you and your health, in order to determine which oils and massage strokes will best suit your body. As with all types of massage, it’s important to share any medical concerns or worries you may have at the start of your session. Not all oils or massage techniques are safe during pregnancy, so it’s also important to tell your therapist if you are – or think you might be – pregnant.