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  • Writer's pictureLibby Elm

*NEW* Ayurvedic Practitioner in Clifton!

Gemma is a passionate Ayurvedic Practitioner with great enthusiasm. Over the last 4 years she has had the opportunity to work with 5 different Ayurvedic doctors across India, Sri Lanka and UK learning this incredible philosophy; achieving Diploma level certification as an Ayurvedic Practitioner and additional training in Ayurvedic Beauty Therapy. She has had some incredible results with women’s fertility issues, skin disorders and everything in between. Her main aim is to preserve the authenticity of Ayurveda whilst at the same time making it accessible for all. Gemma’s medical background began in the western system 11 years ago attaining a BSc in Radiography. She holds respect and recognition for the importance of western medicine, however, recognises the necessity for alternative practices such as Ayurveda. The birth of Ayurveda originated in India over 5000 years ago, a time tested medicine which continues to flourish in the modern age. This wisdom incorporates mind, body and spirit to establish abundant health. Ayurveda originates from the Sanskrit language by which Slokas of health and disease were chanted. In English translation Ayurveda can be depicted as ‘Ayu’ - Life and ‘Veda’ - Science. The purpose of Ayurveda is to protect the health of the healthy and alleviate disorders in the diseased. Ayurveda maintains balance and longevity. Ayurveda is an excellent preventative method, however, it can also help benefit those struggling with; Skin condition, Arthritis, Reproductive issues, Mental health, Obesity, Diabetes and more .. I will be offering in person Ayurvedic consultations every Monday from the 16th October ’23 to December 18th to discuss all aspect of health from an Ayurvedic perspective. What to expect from a Ayurvedic Consultation ?

  • In-depth discussion on medical conditions, diet, bathroom habits, personality traits and lifestyle.

  • An understanding of your element balance and imbalances (Dosha)

  • Discussion on how to achieve and maintain balance using the Ayurvedic Philosophy

  • A comprehensive list of foods to include and avoid

  • Lifestyle adjustments

  • Herbal prescription (herbs are provided) and home remedies

Block bookings £120 - Day 1 - Initial Consultation, 1 hour. Day 14 (2 weeks) - Check in phone call, 20 minutes. Day 30 (1 month) - Follow Up, 45 minutes. (This can also be done online) Additional Herbal preparations - Variety of Ayurvedic Herbs as per prescription £5 - £30 additional cost *These are all sourced sustainably in Sri-Lanka, free of adulterants and medically tested.* I work with a variety of disorders and I have attached a couple of testimonials below …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

“I am a otherwise fit and healthy woman. I work full time and have 4 kids. I run and swim to keep fit as well as practicing some yoga. I cook from scratch and have followed a gluten free diet for the past 8 tears. Why then have struggled with IBS symptoms for around 10 years? I thought I was doing everything right! My gp advised a low fodmap diet and even that was not helping. I met Gemma for an hour long consultation where we went through my life from a holistic point of view. Very quickly I began to have regular bowel movements. My energy levels have returned and I no longer need a nap in the day time. My hip and foot pain is considerably reduced. I don't feel like snacking in the evening any more and am more satisfied by my meal. My libido has come back, one happy husband.” [[C, 49.]]

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

"I was first was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 17 after a few years of very irregular periods and intense pain. A year after Dr's thought I might also have endometriosis and did a laporoscopy internally. At this time they also found a very inflamed bowel and diagnosed me with IBS. In 2017-2019 I went travelling abroad and kept getting infections, both urinary and stomach and landed up in hospital in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. I decided to return from my travels to get my health in check. Since 2019 I have felt like my body was in an absolute mess. I saw Dr's, had procedures, scans, blood tests. I had some okay advice at times but on the whole my experience was negative and I felt like giving up. My body just didn't feel right, I was in tired, had acne, hirsutism and was in pain and bloated a lot of the time. Gemma started introducing me to Ayurveda and a more holistic way of thinking/being, my periods are now on a 28 day regular cycle, not so painful or with big clots, my acne is clearing, energy levels improving, my bowel movements are regular and my most recent ultrasound showed minimal cysts on my ovaries!” [[S,30.]]


Of 18 years before starting Ayurvedic Treatment …


Suffering with Acne for 4 years prior to Ayurvedic Treatment.

Ayurvedic Facials

Ayush-Longevity an Ayurvedic education institute and the first institute to offer Ceylon Ayurveda concepts for health and beauty education in Sri Lanka. They spent many years with doctors across Sri Lanka and India creating special Ayurvedic Formulas for different skin conditions, whilst incorporating traditional massage techniques into their treatment programme. I experienced one on one training with the founder of Ayush-Longevity Dr. Saranga an Ayurvedic Doctor and advanced skin care specialist. Currently I am the only person in the UK who practices this form of Ayurvedic procedure. This is something special and unique which I am so excited to share with you all.

Modern day perspective of the face states that the face is a reflection of facial expression, sending a message that words may not. The face is also considered to be an object of beauty. The muscles under the skin control facial expression and when the skin moves they create wrinkles at the muscle line.

Ayurvedic perspective; the face is composed of 7 layers obtaining; structure, function and support. Avabhashini is the outer most later, this is the source of complexion that reflects the quality of our inner body tissues and overall health.

An Ayurvedic Facial consists of; skin consultation, cleanse, 20 minutes massage, marma activation, steam, exfoliation, mask and toner. If you are tired of chemical only facials available on the market then this really is the procedure for you. From start to finish I use only natural products to revitalise the skin, along with a deeply relaxing face massage and Marma (energy point) activation to release stagnant energy !

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