Inspired by Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Indonesian botanicals

Ayurveda, derived from the Sanskrit words “Ayu” (meaning life) and “Veda” (meaning knowledge or science), is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. Originating over 5000 years ago, Ayurveda remains relevant today than ever before. Unlike Western medicine, Ayurveda takes a holistic approach, considering wellness as a whole. Perfect health, is a state of balance between mind, body, spirit, and social well-being.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical and health care system that has persisted for over 2,500 years. Its roots extend deep into Chinese history, and it remains an integral part of diagnosis and treatment systems in China and in many countries around the world.

TCM revolves around the concept of yin (passive) and yang (active), which permeate both the human body and the universe. Harmony between these forces signifies health, while illness results from their imbalance.

In line with these two traditions, Indonesia is known for its traditional body therapy--the Javanese Pijit. Pijit is a traditional massage technique based on the four body-elements--earth, wind/air, water, and fire. The aim of the massage is to expel excess wind/air out of the body using the hands to work the muscles and joints, often with the help of herbal essential oils. Javanese massage is said to have many health benefits, such as improving blood circulation, relieving pain, stiffness, enhancing relaxation, and promoting well-being.