Sonatherapy is a unique self-healing therapy employing sound, light, color, water and subtle energy. The basic technology was developed by the late Sir Dr. Peter Guy Manners in England about half a century ago. Since then, Dr. Gary Buchanan has taken the therapy over where it has found its home at Steamboat Hot Springs, right here in Reno, Nevada. Dr. Manners was the inventor of "Cymatic Therapy," an approach approved by the FDA. However, Dr. Buchanan has taken the arts, sciences, and technologies far beyond Manners' original system. Sonatherapy utilizes various different methods to promote natural healing throughout the body. Sound applications, hydrotherapy, light & color applications, and aromatherapy are just some of the ways that are used to adjust the subtle energies in the body. These energies are changed through vibrations to bring your body into balance and repair energy fields throughout your body. Sonatherapy Day is offered the last Friday of every month at Steamboat Hot Springs Healing Center & Spa. These days, we offer half-priced and introductory sessions with Dr. Buchanan, but Sonatherapy is also available every business day. Please feel free to give us a contact us at (775) 853-6600 for appointments.
There are so many different approaches to your overall health that it can often be overwhelming. There are new studies showing up every day about what’s considered “healthy” versus “unhealthy” that often counteract the study you just read about the week before. One trend that has been gaining a lot of traction is an appreciation of alternative health practices where Western medicine is the norm. Ayurvedic practices, for example, are now being considered at higher rates instead of traditional Western treatment. But what is the difference between Ayurveda and Western medicine? What vs. Why Western medicine is symptomatic treatment, where the resources you’re given are to treat the symptoms you have (i.e. headaches, rash, joint pain, etc.). Ayurveda treats the root cause of the problem. Each person is considered a completely unique entity, and therefore every treatment is unique. Fix vs. Change Pharmaceuticals are widely used throughout Western medicine while Ayurveda promotes lifestyle changes and the use of nature to holistically treat an individual. An Ayurvedic practitioner may prescribe certain diets incorporating spices and herbs or the implementation of yoga - all depending on your body constitution and energetics. Quick vs. Long Term It is not uncommon for patients of [...]
Steamboat Hot Springs is proud to present our Anahata Special - an experience to stimulate your Anahata, or Heart chakra, which is the center of your body and chakra system as well as your seat of compassion and justice. This is relaxing, rejuvenating, and perfect for a Valentine's special. An Experience to Stimulate Your Heart Center Enjoy a couple's aromatherapy soak in our geothermal mineral water, with Anahata-centered aromatherapy and matcha bath powder. Matcha is anti-inflammatory, full of antioxidants, and will leave your skin feeling refreshed and soothed (and evenly-toned - whoo!). Then our massage therapists will treat you to a 60-minute couple's Anahata massage: a full body massage with heart chakra balancing aromatherapy to ease your muscles. Our highly-skilled massage therapists will loosen each muscle and release tension to make you as relaxed as possible. Your full-body massage will then be followed by our Steamboat Gemstone Facial Massage. Using heart chakra charged gemstone wands and your choice of gemstone elixir - either jade, rhodonite or rose quartz - our therapists will give you a facial and scalp massage using the crystal wands. The cooling stones will help to ease inflammation, and the crystal elixirs will help to balance & [...]
The Ayurvedic word for "seasonal routines" is Ritucharya. Due to changes in the season, our bodies go through the cycle of accumulation and aggravation. It is not really the calendar, but nature that tells us when and which dosha will be influenced. That is why we see the variations in seasons in our bodies. The key is to find Ayurvedic seasonal balance. Protecting Vata Energies This Season For example, fall and winter are marked by the cold, dry, and windy rough qualities, which are hallmarks of Vata Dosha. Our diet and lifestyle should be designed to balance this energy. The diet should be warm, moist and heavy to counter Vata’s cold, dry, light qualities. How to Help Soups, stews and pasta with gravy are the right foods for the fall and winter season. Avoid raw foods, pungent, astringent and bitter. Favor sweet, salty and sour tastes. Drinks such as herbal teas made with cumin and fennel or ginger and mint are also beneficial. Enjoy a cup of warm milk at bedtime and avoid iced tea and cold beverages. Additional tips for Ayurvedic seasonal balance in fall and early winter include warm oil massage, yoga practices, and wearing colors such as red, [...]
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian holistic healing system that dates far back to about 5,000 years ago. While many still practice this system of healing in India, it is gaining wide popularity all around the world today. But what is Ayurveda, exactly? The Science of Nature It is a scientifically-based medicine and is sought out by physicians and scientists. It has gained their interests in their search for how all-natural healing can be integrated with western medicine. Ayurveda is gentle, safe, effective. It can be beneficial paired with a well-devised plan that takes into consideration the body, mind and spiritual components. We have all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” But in Ayurveda, it is, “You are what you digest." Exploring the Dosha The premise of Ayurveda is about knowing what “dosha” you are predominant in. Everyone falls into the category of one or more of the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, or Kapha). In Sanskrit, dosha means “flawed,” or “fault,” and is the governing energy of oneself. By knowing one’s dosha, we can then use Ayurvedic principles to acquire balance and rejuvenate the body and mind. Here at Steamboat Hot Springs Healing Center & Spa, we integrate the concepts [...]