The Sunshine Coast in Queensland is famous for its white beaches and outdoors lifestyle, but now there’s another reason that tourists will flock to the area and locals will be glad they call the region home: Ayurveda.
Scott and Kim Allan spent many years leading a popular wellness centre on Lord Howe Island, but now call the Sunshine Coast home. The pair has opened the Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda Wellness Centre in Buderim, specialising in individualised Ayurvedic treatments, Svastha yoga and one-on-one yoga therapy consultations, housed within an inviting and relaxing environment. The centre also provides herbal steams, facials and meditation classes, and sells a select range of specially formulated Ayurvedic products.
Based on Ayurvedic science practices that date back 5,000 years, the centre’s holistic health care treatments help patients to achieve physical, mental and emotional balance by treating the root cause of problems, rather than just the symptoms.
Each of the centre’s patrons receives individualised care, with food, exercise and lifestyle advice plus treatments designed to cater to their specific needs and body type. The clinic can help people suffering from a huge variety of ailments, including musculoskeletal issues, migraines, hormonal imbalances, stress and anxiety, depression, fatigue, arthritis, skin disorders and much more.
On arrival at the Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda Wellness Centre you’ll be treated to a friendly welcome and a glass of herbal tea that’s brewed specially on site. After taking a few moments to relax and take in the pleasant surroundings, as well as browse the range of Ayurvedic products, you can spend time having a detailed consultation, or head straight into an individualised yoga therapy consultation or Ayurvedic treatment.
If you’re looking for ways to beat the everyday stresses of life, consider starting with a private, 60- to 90-minute yoga therapy session, where you’ll learn how to incorporate a yoga practice into your day. The consultation takes into account any specific injuries, health concerns and goals you may have, and teaches tools such as meditation, mindfulness, the correct use of breath, and specific Svastha yoga movements.
After you’re relaxed and limber from a yoga session, treat yourself to a Therapeutic Marma Point Massage and Herbal Steam. Aided by warm, medicated Ayurvedic oil (oil that’s specifically formulated to help draw toxins out of the body), the Marma Point massage helps to boost the immune system and ease away aches and pains while at the same time assisting energy flow, circulation, lymphatic drainage, the elimination of toxins, and the nourishment of tissues. You can then end your session with a herbal steam to further expel deep-seated toxins from your body and leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the week ahead.
Kellie Byrnes experienced a Yoga Therapy Consultation, which costs $100, plus a Therapeutic Marma Point Massage with an additional Herbal Steam, $115.
By Kellie Byrnes
Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda Wellness Centre
t: 0412 287 521
a: 2/87 Burnett Street, Buderim, Sunshine Coast QLD