Healing the Gut: Part 2
In last week’s article, we talked about how having a healthy gut is essential for the wellness of our whole being. We believe before anything else is addressed, it is essential to have a healthy digestive system. That is why we created our Gut Healing Protocol. This is a carefully constructed six-month program that focuses on detoxification, restoration, and rejuvenation of the gut.
Due to lack of proper nutrition, poor food choices, sedentary lifestyle, prolong stress, exposure to environmental toxins and so on, there has been significant rise in autoimmune conditions, food allergies, sleep disorders, lack of energy, depression, and many other ailments. Most of them do stem from a poor digestive health, and in today’s world, it is relevant that we reboot the digestive system once in a while and restore it with healthy microbes (gut flora). Our Gut Healing Protocol begins with two months of detoxification through food and herbs, based on your individual body type. It is focused on strengthening the digestive fire and removal of accumulated Ama (toxins) from the body. We then focus on restoration of healthy microbes (gut flora) for the next two months. And finally followed by rejuvenation for the last two. The goal of our Gut Healing Protocol is to restore the natural harmony in the gut, so that we can have more energy, radiance, and vibrancy in life.
What does it include?
– Monthly Ayurvedic consultation for an hour
– Monthly Ayurvedic massage (Abhayanga) for an hour
– Monthly Ayurvedic workshop (includes lunch) for three hours
The monthly ayurvedic consultation will be focused on internal detoxification through diet, lifestyle, and herbs, and will focus on education and empowerment of your own unique constitution. Together, we learn where any discomfort in the body is coming from by talking about your history and assessing your pulses, tongue and your dosha (body type). Then, we create a plan to get back on track to health with the right foods, herbs, lifestyle shifts, and yoga.
Ayurvedic massage (Abhayanga):
The consultations are followed by an Ayurvedic (Abhayanga) massage, which work to clear blockages and detoxify the body through the largest organ: the skin. Abhayanga is relaxing warm oil massage given to increase circulation, stimulate the lymphatic system, improve joint health, calm the nervous system and improve skin tone.
Ayurvedic massage is unique as it focuses on moving the lymphs through the application of herbal infused warm oil in order to clear toxins from the system.
In addition to monthly consultations and massage, our Gut Healing Protocol also includes a monthly workshop. This serves as our educational platform for the “Science of Life”. In our workshops, we will provide tips on how to find balance and harmony within the body while cooking a communal meal in New Leaf’s beautiful modern kitchen. Each month in centered around a different topic, and focuses on diving deeper into Ayurveda’s extensive knowledge.
By signing up for our Gut Healing Protocol, you are embarking on a six month journey to heal and restore your body to its highest state. We focus on not only temporarily relieving symptoms, but on getting to the root of the problem and curing from the inside out. Ayurveda’s gentle techniques that focus on the right food choices, lifestyle, and herbs to restore balance and health is what makes our Gut Healing protocol so effective. We are confident that it will help you find peace in the mind, body, and spirit. We look forward to working with you!
Santa Cruz Ayurveda