Ayurmedic Ceylon Centrum
Latitude / Longitude: 50.07304, 14.45404
Ayurmedic Ceylon Centrum practises one of the oldest and greatest of the world's healing system called Ayurveda. Originating in the Indian sub-continent and simultaneously in today's Sri Lanka or 'Ceylon' it is a highly developed medical system steming from the root words 'the complete knowledge for long life'. Since 2003 these invaluable practises have been available in Prague courtesy of the Ayurmedic Ceylon Centrum which you will find in the city's most attractive residential quarter called Vinohrady. The location of the centrum is no trouble to find being just a few tramstops from the Namesti Miru metro station. Massage is a central part of the Ayurvedic treatment and all procedures in the centre are carried out by a team of specially trained masseurs.
Doctor Anura Chandrasekera is the gentleman behind the idea of coming to Prague with his wisdom and his knowledge and it is he who set up the practice. He hails from from Sri Lanka, a traditional Buddhist country where Ayurveda has for centuries been an integral part of peoples well-being. To describe this medicine a little more it is necessary to understand a little of its philosophy which in summary is as follows.
In Ayurveda a person is viewed as a unique individual made up of five primary elements. The elements are ether (space), air, fire, water, and earth. Just as in nature, we too have these five elements within us. When any of these elements are present in the environment, they will in turn have an influence on us. The foods we eat and the weather are just two examples of the presence of these elements. While we are a composite of these five basic elements, certain elements are seen to have an ability to combine to create various physiological functions. Ether and air combine to form what is known in Ayurveda as the Vata dosha. Vata governs the principle of movement and therefore can be seen as the force which directs nerve impulses, circulation, respiration, and elimination. Fire and water are the elements that combine to form the Pitta dosha. The Pitta dosha is the process of transformation or metabolism. This is just a basic outline of the Ayurveda principle but it gives us an idea of what it is all about. As dietary advice but especially massage using natural, herbal oils are the backbone of so many of the procedures.
At Ayurmedic Ceylon Centrum a tremendous number of massages are available all differing in duration, price, intensity and body location. One can choose Whole Body Masage, Individual Body Part Massage, Oil Caress, Head Massage, Face Massage, Herbal Inhalation, Whole Body Steaming, Skin Rejuvenation Procedures, Shiatsu, Diagnostic and Consultation, and Ayurvedic Foot Treatment. The doctors and expert staff are onhand to tell you or advise you on all aspects of your health care and body needs. The centrum is open Monday to Friday from 9am till 6pm. It may be advantageous to call in advance. For those with a desire to get assistance with medical concerns that won't go away or even for those who consider themselves perfectly healthy it is a place well worth visiting.
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