Shivaya Ayurveda specializes in ayurvedic spa and therapeutic treatments for healing on all levels of mind, body and spirit.
From our premises in Massey, Auckland we offer ayurvedic beauty treatments and specialised therapeutic treatments such as ayurvedic massage, herbalised steam and Shirodhara.
Our vision is to provide a place where wellness of self is available for all and is our ultimate priority
Ayurveda आयor Ayurveda medicine, is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. Globalized and modernized practices derived from Ayurveda traditions are a type of complementary or alternative medicine. In the Western world, Ayurveda therapies and practices have been integrated in general wellness applications and as well in some cases in medical use.
The main classical Ayurveda texts begin with accounts of the transmission of medical knowledge from the Gods to sages, and then to human physicians. In Sushruta Samhita, Sushruta wrote that Dhanvantari, Hindu god of Ayurveda, incarnated himself as a king of Varanasi and taught medicine to a group of physicians, including Sushruta. Ayurveda therapies have varied and evolved over more than two millennia.
Therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances (perhaps under the influence of early Indian alchemy or rasa shastra). Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects.
Ireen has worked as an ayurvedic therapist for over 5 years. Originally from Fiji, she has made New Zealand her home and wishes to share her knowledge and love of Ayurveda with her adopted community.
She believes her role is to help clients minimise the effects of existing imbalances in the body, while promoting those qualities which will bring about harmony at the physical, emotional and spiritual levels