Elizabeth started massaging family and pets when she was very young, often combining these massages with old family remedies or herbs. She used to borrow her grandmother’s ancient yoga manual and taught herself the asanas and meditation. It’s no surprise then, that Elizabeth ended up studying a holistic therapy like Ayurveda which integrates 5 approaches of healing – namely diet, lifestyle, herbs, massage and yoga into a way of life that prevents disease whilst promoting longevity.
She trained at the Ayurveda Pura Academy in Greenwich under Dr Deepa Apte who is a fully qualified Indian medical doctor (Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery, India), as well as a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner and Yoga teacher.
Like Elizabeth, her four children are fascinated with Ayurveda and have been able to embrace it, especially the concept of using herbs to treat any ailment. This inspired Elizabeth to teach the value of the ‘kitchen pharmacy’ which empowers us to listen to our bodies and use food, herbs and exercise as medicine to heal and balance body, mind and soul.
Massage is a huge part of Ayurveda, with daily abhyanga (massage) recommended. It not only serves to keep the skin supple and unblock stuck energy (which can cause pain, wrinkles or disease) but in ancient Sanskrit Sneha (or oil) is the same word as ‘Love’. One could say, massage is the application of love.
As an Ayurvedic Therapist, Elizabeth offers consultations based on the client’s unique requirements and body constitution (dosha) as determined by tongue and pulse examination. She can offer dietary advice to help the client to eat for their body type. For example, a Pitta constitution should avoid eating too many heating foods otherwise they may experience symptoms of excess Pitta like heartburn. Eating cooling foods would help to keep a Pitta constitution in balance. A consultation will help a client to know the energetic effect of all their favourite foods. All this can be used safely alongside their regular medication. Lifestyle and exercise play a part in the healing or exacerbation of symptoms and Elizabeth can make recommendations on working with the client’s body type for optimal results. Massage is very important and not seen as a luxury, but rather as preventative medicine and rejuvenator of the body and mind. To this end, she offers twenty types of massage / therapies which can be combined in any way as needed.
For more detailed information please visit Elizabeth’s website www.LifeGraceWisdom.com
Massages – Ayurvedic, Swedish and Indian Head Massage
MOST SUCCESSFUL CONDITIONS TREATED
Chronic Fatigue / ME Digestive Issues / IBS / Constipation Parasites / Candida Arthritis Joint pain / idiopathic body aches and rashes Struggles with weight Diabetes Ear and Eye infections / sensitivity Grief / Anxiety / Insomnia Hayfever / Sinusitis and Allergies Eczema / Psoriasis / Acne Dysmenorrhea Dry skin / splitting heels / facial wrinkles
Recurrent ear infections / sensitivity to noise Eye infections / sensitivity to light Rashes Unsettled baby / not sleeping Sore throats / tonsils / coughs Fevers Constipation Recurrent colds
Ayurvedic Massage ♦ Ayurvedic food, nutrition, yoga, meditation ♦ Diploma in Ayurvedic Therapies ♦ Marma Therapy in Ayurveda ♦ Ayurveda and Pregnancy (incl. pregnancy massage) ♦ Indian Head Massage ♦ Swedish Massage
Member of the Complementary Therapists Association
For enquiries or to make an appointment please email or call Elizabeth