Ayurvedic Therapies

Ayurvedic Therapies


Ayurveda is the world’s oldest health science. The wisdom of Ayurveda was recorded in the ancient texts, the Vedas over 3,000 years ago. Ayur means life and Veda is science, this ancient healing science translates as “The Science of Life”. Ayurveda therapies include diet, lifestyle choices, Herbal medicines, rejuvenation therapies and therapies designed to help with the myriad of health issues present in our lives today.

An in depth 1 to 1 ½ hr Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation is the beginning of the journey to vibrant health and longevity.  A consultation will provide you with your unique roadmap addressing your current state of health including any imbalances.  This consultation includes diet, lifestyle choices, herbs for your constitution or imbalance and an understanding of your weaknesses and your strengths.  By knowing how your body responds to the various seasons, age and current imbalances, you are able to start taking control of your health in a holistic way. A detailed plan will be sent after the consultation. A follow up is recommended after 3 months.

The most popular Ayurvedic therapy would be “Abhyanga” Ayurvedic Massage, which also incorporates the stimulation of the 107 Main Marma Points in the body.  These Marma points are akin to acupressure points and are found at the junction of the ligaments, tendons and muscles.  By stimulating these points, blockages that may be hindering the flow of Prana (life force) in the various channels are released.

The benefits of Abhyanga are many and include:

  • stimulate and strengthen the lymphatic system
  • improve immunity and increase stamina
  • enhance blood circulation
  • calm the nervous system and mind
  • activate the body’s marma points (vital points that house energy and concentrated life force)
  • promote flexibility of the muscles, tissues and joints
  • promote softness and lustre of the skin as well as youthfulness
  • correct injuries, specifically the muscle and bone tissue
  • regenerate and build tissues
  • enhance positive microbiology in your body (your skin is home to massive colonies of microbes)
  • detox as the medicated oil and specific methods drives the toxins from the deeper connective tissues back to the gastrointestinal tract for proper elimination. Therefore, you must rest and frequently sip hot water after a massage.
  • Increase oxytocin - the loving, bonding and anti-anxiety hormone

Another very popular Ayurvedic treatment for all musculoskeletal problems is Basti treatments. The treatment involves a dough made from Urad Flour. A ring of this dough is placed around the targeted area, warm medicated oil specific for the muscles is placed in the well and is slowly bought up to temperature (between 48-50 degrees) and held at that temperature for 25 minutes.  This allows the oil to penetrate deep into the layers of the tissue right down to the bone.  All the ligaments, tendons and muscles relax allowing deep healing to take place.

Janu Basti for the knees can be applied for the following

  • Knee replacements - for healing and prevention of recurring surgery
  • torn tendons & ligaments
  • excess fluid
  • Arthritis - rheumatoid and osteo. It is very good to strengthen and nourish the knee tissue.
  • clears toxins in the area
  • prevent or delay surgery

Kati and Geeva Basti for the spine and neck can be applied for:

  • relief of lower and upper back and neck pain
  • slipped and herniated discs
  • sciatica and nerve pain
  • sports injuries
  • stiff neck
  • repair nerve damage and heals ligaments
  • relieve sprain and muscular spasm
  • nourish the vertebral discs and prevents spinal degeneration
  • frozen shoulder
  • migraines
  • prevent or delay surgery

Depending on the severity of the problem a course of 4, 7, 10 or more treatments weekly is required.  An aftercare program is prescribed, and herbs may be added as required.

About Me:

I have always held an interest in natural health and the body’s ability to heal itself.  My interest in Ayurveda began when I undertook my Yoga Teacher Training in Byron Bay in 2003 over a nine-month full-time period. Ayurveda and Yoga go hand in hand and are complimentary to each other. I enrolled in the Diploma of Ayurveda in 2013 with Dr Ajit from the Australasian Institute of Ayurvedic Studies. I then continued with the Advanced Diploma training in 2014 and gained this qualification in 2017.  I have been an Ayurvedic Practitioner since 2014.  I am passionate about educating people on how to take control of their health and to feel confident in their own innate healing ability.

I have a home clinic in Mission Beach and I practice at the Chrysalis Relaxation Centre in Cairns on Thursdays and Fridays.  I teach Yoga classes with emphasis on the breath in Mission Beach, Tully, El Arish and Cairns. I hold information sessions as well as One Day Mini Retreats. For more information please contact me either via Facebook Page “Integrated Holistic Living” or 0428 773 980.

Vivien Brooker

Adv. Dip Ayurveda, Cert 1V Yoga Teacher, Diploma Beauty Therapy.







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