Naturopathy, as the name suggests comprises of 'natural' healing remedies and techniques, a practice that uses nature's elements and natural ingredients in healing. The essential philosophy of naturopathy is that the body is made up of the 5 great elements – panchamabhutas namely; space, air, fire, water and earth and disease is a state of imbalance of these elements. Primary cause of disease is violation of Nature's laws which leads to lowered Vitality, abnormal composition of blood and lymph, and accumulation of toxins.

Nature has given our body the ability to heal itself, to maintain and restore health. We facilitate this healing process by removing obstacles to cure and identifying treatments to enhance healing. Naturopathy treats the underlying causes of illness rather than just the symptoms of disease as symptoms are an external manifestation of an internal imbalance due to a combination of physical, mental, or emotional causes.

Naturopathy is a science based tradition, aligned to holistic healing principles that promote wellness by identifying unique aspects of a patient and then employing non-toxic natural therapies to restore his or her physiological, psychological, and structural balance. It encompasses a wide range of natural remedies and treatments, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, herbalism, among others. The therapies used in naturopathy are gentle, harmless, non-invasive, and that which do not suppress the symptoms and have no adverse side effects.

The primary role of our doctors is educating, empowering, and motivating patients to assume more personal responsibility for their health by adopting a healthy attitude, lifestyle and diet. It is more effective to teach than treat patients. Our doctors try to identify specific weaknesses or dysfunctions in the patient and tailor treatment based on their findings and treat characteristic symptoms that define the patient rather than the disease. It is more important for us to know what sort of patient has a disease rather than what sort of disease a patient has.

At Shreyas, we offer you a range of well-researched, well-documented and widely practiced naturopathic remedies. Our experienced consultants chart out treatments as per individual needs and ailments, and take you through the process from diagnosis to post-treatment procedures. As nature intended, we are also able to provide you with natural elements essential for healthy living: ample sunshine, fresh air and organically grown food. Our premises have numerous spaces for meditation and relaxation – de-stress mechanisms that are essential to unlock the body’s healing process. Retreat into the quiet comfort of Shreyas, and help us guide you towards healing and wellbeing.

Hydrotherapy and other Treatments

Here is the list of our water-based therapies and other Naturopathy treatments:

Under Water Massage is immersion of whole body in water of specific temperature, and applying water under pressure in a systematic manner with specialized techniques for a specified time. This technique enhances the blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, relaxes the muscles, tones the skin. This is beneficial for those suffering from pain or stiffness in the joints and arthritis.
The spinal spray is spraying water of specific temperature on spine for a specific duration of time to achieve specific effects. The spinal spray helps to stimulate the nerves, and is thereby effective for depressed or irritable patients, insomniacs, and those experiencing vertebral tension, spondylitis or lumbago. The spinal spray also relieves sciatic pain and helps manage gastrointestinal disorders.
Hip bath involves immersion of the hip-region from the navel up to the mid-thighs, in water at temperature best suited to the individual for a specified duration. Hip bath can help regularize menstrual cycles, and can balance conditions like amenorrhoea and dysmenorrhoea, relieves constipation, ease abdominal discomfort and enhance the digestive health.
A simple detoxification technique, enema involves irrigating the rectum. Enema helps remove faecal matter and toxins from the colon, and provides relief from constipation, indigestion, acidity and other digestive disorders.
Colon hydrotherapy is a treatment that irrigates the entire length of colon. This technique improves intestinal peristalsis and helps to regulate body's eliminatory processes, enhances the absorption of nutrients. Colon hydrotherapy can help initiate healthy weight loss, relieve intestinal bloating, and bring about a sense of overall well-being.
With many nerve endings located in the arms and feet, these are the centres for reflex points across the body. The arm and foot bath is a simple treatment, where these important nerve centres are immersed in warm water to help them relax and address specific ailments like insomnia, nervous irritability, headaches, congestions, and pain in the joints of hands or feet.
This technique involves wrapping different parts of the body with hot and cold packs or compresses like chest pack, abdomen pack, full wet sheet pack, wet girdle pack, throat pack, gastro-hepatic pack, kidney pack to bring about various physiological effects. These help in relieving congestion, stimulate blood circulation, remove excess heat, relax muscles and eliminate toxins from different parts of the body.
Steam bath treatment helps eliminate the morbid matter present under the skin lining. The moist heat induces perspiration and thereby, opens up the pores on the skin for the elimination of toxins. A steam bath can also be beneficial for general body aches, rheumatism and obesity.
A sauna bath exposes the body to dry heat for a period of time, to cause perspiration, dilate the blood vessels and lower the blood pressure. Sauna baths release salt and toxins from the body, catalyse metabolism, ease muscle tension and give an overall feeling of relaxation.

Cold mud wrapped in clean linen for eye pack, abdomen pack, scalp pack, has calming down effect on mind, regulates hunger levels, treats headache and promotes hair growth. Heated Mud packs applied locally are effective in treating joint pains and muscle stiffness.

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Mud immersion bath is a modality under Mud therapy and involves immersion of the full body in mud slush. It has calming effect on nervous system, treats mental stress, headaches, sleeplessness, hypertension, migraines. Full mud pack involves the direct application of mud to whole body and drying under sun. This helps improve blood circulation and tone the skin, and is used for treating various skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis.

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The Starch -Turmeric bath involves the mixing of rice starch with turmeric powder, which is then applied to the body and allowed to dry in the sun. Turmeric finds mention in ancient texts for its beauty and healing, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Starch – Turmeric bath enhances skin complexion and is an efficient treatment for various skin related ailments and anti ageing process.
The Athapa Snana involves a gentle oil massage, after which the body is wrapped in banana leaves and left to bask in the sun. The antioxidants in banana leaves can slow down the ageing process, help heal wounds and lighten scars, giving the skin a healthy glow. As the process also involves sudation, it can help detoxify the body.
Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese remedy, involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points of the body located along several meridians or 'Chi' lines through which the energy flows. By releasing Chi blockages, it promotes the free flow of energy throughout the body and balances natural elements. It relieves muscle tension, aches, and pains, releases blockages and toxins from the gut, and treats skin and deceases of the vascular system.

The reflexology path at Shreyas is designed to massage and stimulate reflex points, meaning acupressure points on the feet' soles connected to various energy meridians
of the body. Walking on a reflexology path removes blockages in the energy flow, harmonizes the endocrine system, calms the nervous system, relaxes muscles, improves balance, and normalizes digestive health.

When body has innate healing powers it takes the help from food to produce necessary chemicals for healing. Hence food is considered as medicine. 3 categories of food according Naturopathy are eliminatory diet, soothing diet, and constructive diet. Diet customized to individual’s disease condition to include necessary nutrients, and effects can treat metabolic diseases successfully.
Therapeutic fasting is voluntary abstinence from food for certain duration of time. Water, Juice, and Intermittent Fasting are the major types of Fasting Therapy. It enhances gut health, improves glucose metabolism, enhances joints health, improve cardio-vascular health, balances hormone system, great for the health of the liver, improves cognitive functions, aids healthy weight loss, improves the health of skin, hair and eyes.