Ayur Mandala Ayurveda Center was established in 2017 on Al Wasl Road to offer Ayurvedic treatments in Dubai.
In brief, Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems developed more than 3,000 years ago. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit, which can be achieved by balancing three life forces or energies, called doshas. They are Vata dosha (space and air); Pitta dosha (fire and water); and Kapha dosha (water and earth). Every person is made of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water and earth, and balancing these five elements make a body disease free.
The spa has more than a hundred treatments including various massages based on Ayurveda science.
Ayurveda licensed doctor, Dr Jayalakshmi Jayaraj, sits down with us for a fifteen minute consultancy session explaining the science and understanding our lifestyle to suggest a massage or a treatment.
We go ahead with ‘Shirodhara’ an Ayurvedic forehead oil treatment, which is used to relax the mind and is also suggested for patients of anxiety and depression with repeated sessions (a minimum of fifteen in a month to balance the doshas).
During this treatment, the full body is massaged with warm herb infused oils for sixty minutes and, then for thirty minutes a special Ayurveda oil, made-up of various herbs, is poured in a continuous stream on the forehead using a special rhythmic movement with a gentle head massage.
The strokes for the body massage are kept harder to prevent you from dozing off. However, the magical part comes with the second part of the massage, which we can relate to a spiritual experience, from getting no sleep at all during the massage, to getting transported to a different state of mind, we truly call it our Zen moment.
The treatment cost Dhs 550.