Consultations are all with Kate Siraj, a fully qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner.
Ayurvedic consultation. A 90 minute, in-depth consultation covering complaints, diet, lifestyle, work, family, mental and emotional well-being and energy levels. This will include tongue and pulse diagnosis and you will leave with detailed diet and lifestyle recommendations and a tailor-made organic herbal prescription if necessary (see here for details and costs of these). If required there will also be prescription of a detoxification and/or purification programme. £84. (Buy a gift voucher for this service here).
Ayurvedic consultation by Video call or Telephone. An in-depth consultation as above but duration is 75 minutes (remaining 15 minutes for making up prescription and preparing guidance documents for sending) . £84. (Buy a gift voucher for this service here).
Follow up. A 60 minute follow-up. This helps with implementation of changes, checks to see what is working and what needs tweaking and whether any change in prescription is required. £62.
Child consultation (under 16). 75 minute consultation. £72. Follow up 45 minutes. £46.50. (Also available by video call/telephone).
Shadow Work One-to-one session. Shadow Work is a deep-dive personal development process which can be a great aid to physical, mental and emotional healing. 4-5 hour session with Kate Siraj. £248.
Shadow Work Group Seminars. Please see details at shadowpractice.com.
Single Ayurvedic treatments
Full Ayurvedic oil massage. A 60 minute Ayurvedic massage. Ayurvedic massage has a special massage technique which aids energy flow around the body and uses client-specific therapeutic oils (dependent on doshas). The body is stimulated, toxins are released and oils are absorbed into the internal tissues. £60.
Weight-loss powder massage. A 60 minute cellulite reducing, weight-loss powder massage. This vigorous procedure, unique to Ayurveda, uses medicated powders which add firmness and tone to the skin and outer tissues. £75.
Pinda (potali) sweda massage. A 60 minute herbal bolus massage. This uses medicinal herbs wrapped in a parcel, heated in oil and used to massage all over the body. It is particularly effective for joint pain. £75.
Shirodhara. A 40 minute shirodhara treatment. This unique treatment involves the pouring of oil on the forehead to promote alert calmness and well-being. Allow just over an hour for the appointment. £82.
Nasya. Nasya is the nasal instillation of medicinal oil. Includes pre & post-treatment face massage & steam. Nasya is used for ENT diseases such as sinusitis and imbalances of the mind. 45 minutes. £49.50.
Oil Basti (Strengthening Enema). This medicated oil enema is specifically for vata diseases, such as back pain, joint pain, debility and nervous system disorders. Medicated oil tailored to individual needs. 30 mins. £45.
Decoction Basti (niruha, cleansing enema). This medicated decoction enema can be used alongside the oil basti (above) for a stronger and more cleansing effect. Uses traditional freshly-made, tailored decoctions. 60 mins. £105.
Milk Basti (ksheera basti, calming enema). This medicated milk enema is especially useful in IBS, IBD, ulcerative colitis and other pitta dominant conditions. Uses traditional freshly-made, tailored milk preparations. 60 mins. £105.
Upanaha. Upanaha is application of specifically formulated medicinal herbs to a part of the body (commonly knee or elbow) to help with pain and/or swelling. 30 mins. £34.
Tarpana (eye health) treatment. Tarpana is a nourishing eye treatment used to help with dry, tired or burning eyes. This is also used for degenerative eye problems and poor vision. 45 mins. £49.50. (medicated ghee +£11).
Janu / kati / hrdaya / greeva basti. Nourishing treatment using a well of warm oil placed over the chosen area. 60 mins. £62. [Double knee, 75 mins, £82.50].
Ayurvedic Purifying (Panchakarma) Treatment Packages
When there are great excesses of doshas in the body, purificatory treatments are required to expel the doshas. These treatments vary in duration and intensity but all have the effect of detoxification and restoring the body and mind to balance*.
All these packages are led by Kate and may also involve a therapist. Some can be done on an out-patient basis and some will need to be carried out in the patient’s home. These will be only be recommended and carried out after a full consultation and will be adapted to suit the individual. Some indicative constituents are shown below.
Virechana (Therapeutic Purging) Panchakarma Package: This consists of pre-purifying herbs, pre-panchakarma check-up, course of internal snehana (oleation) with daily check-up calls, course of 3 massage & therapeutic heating treatments, the therapeutic purge treatment with 6 hour home-visit, follow-up call/appointment, post-virechana rejuvenating herbs and post-purification regime. Therapeutic purging helps with a huge array of diseases, especially those of pitta such as skin diseases and digestive disorders and is excellent for blood purification. [This is mostly carried out at the client’s home, with massages at the clinic]. £773.
Sadyovirechana (quick purge) Package: A quicker, less intense version of virechana which can be done at more regular intervals as required. This includes step-by-step instructions for pre-cleanse, internal oleation and purge, pre-purifying herbs, ghee, purgative and phone & message based support with Kate at key points in the process and when needed. £113.
Nasya (Nasal Cleansing) Panchakarma Package: Nasya is the nasal instillation of medicinal oil. The package comprises 5 daily purifying nasya treatments on consecutive days, with pre & post-treatment face massage & steam. Nasya is used for ENT diseases such as sinusitis and imbalances of the mind. £210.
Oil Basti (Strengthening Enema) Panchakarma Package: This is 7 medicated oil enemas performed over 7 days. The enemas are specifically for vata diseases, such as back pain, joint pain, debility and nervous system disorders. £268.
Yoga Basti (Purifying Enema) Panchakarma Package: Course of 8 enemas (5 oil, 3 medicated decoction) over 4 or 8 days, with local massage and heat. These are very helpful in diseases of vata with blockages, for example pain, stiffness and reproductive disorders. £459.
Ksheera Basti (Medicated Milk Enema) Panchakarma Package: Course of 5 medicated milk enemas performed over 5 days. These are especially useful in IBS, IBD, ulcerative colitis and other pitta dominant conditions. £446.
Tarpana (Eye Health) Package: 5 daily eye treatments, including face massage and ghee-bath strengthening treatment. Ideal for dry eyes, imperfect sight and degenerative eye problems. £210.
*CAP (maintainers of UK Advertising Codes) state that all alternative therapy practitioners offering significant or invasive treatments should encourage consumers to take independent medical advice and before committing themselves to the treatment. I am doing this now. It’s not bad advice.
Personalised reports and herbal supplements
Please see the shop for online personalised Ayurvedic reports and herbal supplements, ranging from £39.99 to £90.
Kate is a co-founder of The Ayurveda Academy through which she runs courses in Ayurveda. Please see their website for more details.
Kate Siraj runs workshops on Ayurveda to various audiences. A trained coach with facilitation and teaching experience, Kate offers interactive and inspiring talks and workshops on different Ayurvedic topics. Workshops are tailor-made to suit your needs. POA.
Remedies & Products
A month’s herbal prescription ranges from £16 to £33 but is usually about £24.
For prescriptions without a consultation, there is a £5 dispensing fee per 225ml/240caps (about 1 month’s worth). This covers the time taken to make up the prescription. This is not payable for herbs dispensed along with consultations.
The Ayurveda Practice accepts cards, cash or bank-transfer.
A gentle reminder: Please let us know at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to make your appointment. Full charge will be made if you cancel your appointment without notice.