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SEASONAL FEATURES

As a leading Ayurvedic spa, we offer vata, pitta and kapha season treatments to help you restore balance. We hope that you will enjoy these curated experiences that are designed to help you align with the seasons.

 
 

SEASONAL FEATURES- KAPHA SEASON

This time of year – fall leading into winter, in our part of the world, is governed by Kapha Dosha.

Kapha’s main qualities are – heavy, cold, oily, and stable. It is likened to clay or mud in the sense that it is made of the elements Water and Earth and it governs physical structures in the body and the immune system. When Kapha is in balance it upholds our immunity, stamina, lubrication, stability and sense of groundedness. When out of balance, it can cause stagnation, lethargy, congestion, colds and runny-noses, a foggy mind and depression.
You may notice, as you come in to the Spa this time of year, that we use warming, energizing essential oils in our diffusers and in your treatments, and we may recommend booking one of our more energizing and stimulating treatments, such as the Kapha Seasonal Retreat, Detoxifying Ritual Massage, the Detoxifying Seasonal Facial or the Vitality Massage.
Please see below some recommendations for adapting your lifestyle and diet to the season. Remember that any recommendations need to be personalized, and we suggest to come in for an Ayurvedic Consultation to receive a customized plan.

KAPHA SEASON TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

Revitalize – Kapha Seasonal Retreat

Release – Detoxifying Retreat

Rosemary Oil Shirodhara

Pinda Sweda Herbal Massage

Detoxifying Facial

 

KAPHA LIFESTYLE TIPS

DIET

 Kapha’s effect on digestion is to cool and slow it down. This season, enjoy a diet of mostly warm, light foods that are easy to digest, such as soups with bitter vegetable and legumes, and astringent fruits like apples and cranberries. Use warming spices like ginger, pepper and cayenne. Avoid dairy, heavy grains and oily foods. Be sure to enjoy your largest meal at lunchtime. Consider adding Copper Water to your daily hydration routine.

SLEEP

Kapha predominant people tend to have heavy and long sleeps, but at this time of year it is important to not overdo it. Try waking early a few times a week and have a morning walk or Yoga session.

 

EXERCISE

Movement and exertion are perfect antidotes to the stagnation that can plague Kapha excess. Ayurvedic experts recommend a vigorous exercise routine that makes you sweat. Saunas are often a great choice for Kapha season.

SELF-CARE

Kapha types should prioritize self-care and be careful of a tendency to take care of others at the expense of their own needs. Kapha types should spend time organizing and cleaning their work and home environments. Try to add dry body-brushing to your daily routine, get some exercise, wear bright colours, and listen to energizing music.
 

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