Holistic Therapies For Natural Healing

VACANCIES AT KARMA CENTRE

We are looking for a Massage and Beauty Therapist to join our team at Karma Centre in Kings Heath. We are also looking for a Sports Therapist to join our team. If you have some experience and would like to apply please contact our office using the number below to discuss.

CALL 0121 688 8080

 

In line with social distancing guidelines please note the following:
• We will be taking a deposit to secure bookings.
• Please ensure you arrive on time.
• Please ring us on arrival at the centre, so we can assist you in.
• There is no waiting in the building but you may wait in the garden.
• Social distancing guidelines apply throughout.
• Please bring your own towels in a bag.

New Vacancy at Karma Centre For Massage & Beauty Therapist

We have a vacancy at the Karma Centre for a Massage and Beauty Therapist.

  • You will be based at the Karma Centre in Kings Heath.
  • You should have a minimum of 2 years experience.
  • 3 to 5 days Full time or Part time (to be confirmed).

If you are interested please call the Office to discuss.

Kerala Ayurveda Spa Clinic are moving!

After 10 years at Kerala Ayurveda Spa Clinic on Stratford Road we will be moving into the Karma Centre at Kings Heath.

We are moving because we are unable to Covid-proof our centre at Sparkhill.

All our clients are welcome at the Karma Centre where we can offer you our services in a safe, secure and peaceful surroundings.

We will be offering all of our services along with some new ones.

Call us on 0121 688 8080 to find out more.

Eid Mubarak 2021

OUR STAFF ARE NOW AT THE KARMA CENTRE IN KINGS HEATH.
ALL CLIENTS ARE REQUESTED TO CALL THE KARMA CENTRE FOR:

AYURVEDA

Consultations, Detox, Diet & Supplements, Therapies, Yoga, Natural Beauty Therapies.

OTHER SERVICES

Sports Massage, Hot stone Massage, Swedish massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Crystal Healing, Other Holistic Therapies, Beauty Therapies.

ROOMS & GARDENS

Available for rent for small parties, courses, demonstrations etc.

WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS.
LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE.

CONTACT US ON
0121 688 8080 OR 0121 777 7007

Karma Centre is opening its doors tomorrow!

OUR DOORS ARE OPENING AGAIN

KARMA CENTRE WILL BE OPEN 12/04/2021

– Ayurveda & Yoga
– Natural Beauty Treatments
– Holistic Therapy
– Physio and Massage

FOR BOOKINGS
CONTACT US ON
0121 688 8080 OR 0121 777 7007

In line with social distancing guidelines please note the following:

• We will be taking a deposit to secure bookings.
• Please ensure you arrive on time.
• Please ring us on arrival at the centre, so we can assist you in.
• There is no waiting in the building but you may wait in the garden.
• Social distancing guidelines apply throughout.
• Please bring your own towels in a bag.

Your Questions Answered in Brief, Part 3

Our Ayurveda practitioners are at hand to offer free telephone advice and basic home remedies during lockdown. Please also always consult your primary care provider for your health concerns.

Q: WHAT IS VITAMIN D?
A: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a role in immune cell function which helps to protect your body from disease. It is a hormone made by your body in a chemical reaction which occurs when your skin is exposed to adequate levels of sunlight. Vitamin D helps your body to effectively absorb calcium which helps your body to maintain healthy bones.

Q: HOW CAN VITAMIN D BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?
A: The key functions requiring Vitamin D include the absorption of both calcium and phosphorous, as well as contributing to the boosting of immunity.

Q: WHAT ARE THE BEST SOURCES OF VITAMIN D?
A: There are 3 key sources of Vitamin D, Exposure to sunlight, Food sources and Vitamin D supplements. The most natural way to obtain Vitamin D is to expose your skin to sunshine, in the UK, between 10 to 20 minutes of sun exposure per day is usually recommended but this is dependent on the time of year and weather conditions. Vitamin D is only stored within your body for two months, so the Vitamin D accumulated during the summer will start to dwindle in the autumn months. Vitamin D3 is most commonly found in animal-sourced foods such as: Oily fish – tuna, salmon, sardines, Liver, Eggs, Cheese, Mushrooms, Fortified foods – cereals, orange juice. You can take a Vitamin D supplementation to boost levels within your body. There are specially formulated Vitamin D sprays especially if you struggle or dislike swallowing tablets. The Spray can enter the bloodstream quickly. Taking too much Vitamin D can cause a calcium build-up and lead to weak bones, kidneys and heart damage.

Q: WHAT ARE THE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF LOW VITAMIN D?
A: They are – Muscle weakness, Bone pain, Fatigue and tiredness, Muscle aches or cramps, frequent illness, these may also be because of other medical issues so please consult your primary care provider. Vitamin D deficiency is seen more in obesity and diabetes both of which are risk factors in Covid 19. Moreover Vitamin D deficiency leads to increase in thrombotic episodes which is also seen in Covid 19. 

Q: WHY DO DARKER SKIN PEOPLE NEED TO BOOST THEIR VITAMIN D?
A: Melanin is a protective pigment found on the skin to block UV radiation. Less sun penetrates through the darker skin than the fairer skin. Darker skin needs 6 times more sun to get vitamin. Maybe this is a big difference between light and dark skin people when it comes to immunity – VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY. People who are unable to obtain adequate exposure to sunshine regularly and ethnic minority groups with dark skin are advised to take some form of supplement regularly all year round.

We will be running a short introductory course on Ayurveda in May 2021, please register your interest by emailing us at info@karmacentre.co.uk. Spaces are limited to 40 only.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us @ info@keralaayurvedaspaclinic.com. If you need to contact us please call us on 0121 688 8080 or 0121 777 7007. Thank you and – Hope to see you soon!

Your Questions Answered in Brief, Part 2

Here are a few more common questions we have had throughout 2020 to guide you into the New Year…

Q: WHAT IS MEANT BY HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE?
A: The World Health Organisation defines Health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Healthcare can simply be defined as disease care.

Q: HOW DO ALLOPATHY AND AYURVEDA DIFFER IN THEIR APPROACH TO HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE?
A: The key difference is that Allopathy treats the symptoms of the disease whereas Ayurveda treats the causes of the disease. Allopathy’s sole objective has been to focus on the illness as an attack on the body, and the treatment as a fight against it whereas Ayurveda is primarily a preventative art focusing on lifestyle and secondarily a curative science, focusing on the root cause of the disease and its elimination.

Q: WHAT IS THE VALUE OF THE INITIAL CONSULTATION WITH ALLOPATHY AND AYURVEDA?
A: In Allopathy your doctor will order a wide variety of tests and if he is unable to find the cause then he will order more which takes time whereas Ayurveda consultation can reveal your ailment by checking for imbalances through your dosha, pulse reading, checking the functioning of metabolic processes such as digestion and excretion, checking that sensory organs are balanced and finally the stability of your mind.

Q:HOW HAS HERBAL MEDICINE BEEN USED IN ALLOPATHY AND AYURVEDA?
A: Modern drugs prescribed in Allopathy are created by extracting the active substance from nature and later synthesising it in a laboratory, with their composition, of herbal medicines, reduced. Ayurveda remedies are close to nature. They make use of natural herbs, extracts, and plants. One of the advantages of Ayurveda over allopathy is that the herbs and plants that it uses do not have side effects that mimic allopathic medicine. Allopathic medicine comes with side effects that can range from mild to severe. In Ayurvedic medicine, this is not the case because all the remedies are naturally made with natural ingredients that don’t cause devastating effects on your health.

Q: WHAT FACTOR AFFECTS THE STABILITY OF THE MIND MOST?
A; There are a number of factors in life that can have an impact on your mental health. Most people at some point feel worried, stressed or even down about things that are going on in their lives. Ayurveda relates the mind with the nervous system.

We will be running a short introductory course on Ayurveda in March 2021, please register your interest by emailing us at info@karmacentre.co.uk. Spaces are limited to 40 only.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at info@keralaayurvedaspaclinic.com if you need to contact us please call us on 0121 688 8080 or 0121 777 7007.

Thank you and – Hope to see you soon!

Happy New Year 2021

We wish all of our contacts a very Happy New Year and the best of health!

AYUR Helpline Email Consultations

We are introducing an AYUR Helpline page on Facebook, but in the meantime if you need any help during this lockdown period please contact us for any help and answers to questions about Ayurveda, health and lifestyle. The company has 3 Ayurvedic consultants and a genome specialist who will be able to answer your questions.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at info@keralaayurvedaspaclinic.com

For urgent enquiries please call us between 11am and 2pm on 07436 588 127

* Please note this service is not intended to replace medical guidance from your healthcare provider. Always consultant any changes in your lifestyle with your local GP. Please note this is not meant to replace an in-depth consultation with our Ayurvedic consultants.

Here are a few common questions we have had throughout 2020 to guide you into the New Year…

Q: WHAT IS THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALLOPATHY AND AYURVEDA?
A: Allopathy treats the symptoms of the disease whereas Ayurveda treats the individual.

Q: WHY IS THE AGED OLD AYURVEDA SYSTEM OF MEDICINE STILL PRACTISED TODAY?
A: Ayurveda is a way of life entrenched into South Asian daily lives. It influences the routines, diet, exercise and healthcare. It travels with the person and has taken residence in many parts of the world. It is then handed down from parent to child. The success of Ayurveda at curing a common cold or an upset stomach today with time tested simple herbs used thousands of years ago has helped it to withstand the test of time.

Q: CAN AYURVEDA HELP DURING A PANDEMIC?
A: Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old Healthcare system. During its existence it has experienced epidemics and pandemics. The body that regulates Ayurveda and other Natural Indian Sciences, AYUSH has offered guidance to prevent and control and has recommend aftercare.

Q: WHAT SHOULD MY HEALTH PRIORITY BE DURING THIS TIME?
A: Our immune system is our body’s first line of defence. It’s important that we all also do our part to support this system so it too can function at its highest. If we are constantly and chronically stressed out, sleep-deprived, malnourished, or dehydrated over time our immune function will weaken.

Q: WHAT CAN I DO TO IMPROVE MY IMMUNITY AND HELP MY HEALTH?
A: Here are some basic tips; it may not apply to everyone because of individual circumstances. (We strongly recommend those with health concerns to take advice).

Support Immunity with a Daily Routine

A Simple diet with Fresh food and Supplements.
Personal Hygiene, ENT safety, Clean Air Environment.
Balance Sleep, Reduce Stress.
Get the right exercise – Wrong Exercise can damage and compromise immunity.
Stay Positive, Stay Safe, Wear Masks, Safe Distancing, Avoid Crowds.
Practise Pranayama – breathing Exercises & Yoga.
Here’s to a healthy & safe 2021!