Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Jivita Ayurveda, Kensal Rise

A few weeks ago one of my favourite blogs Poppy Loves ran a giveaway for a Free Foot Massage. Guess who won? Yes I won, little old me won!! I couldn't believe it, I always enter these things with no expectation of actually winning. However this time I did. And boy did I need a little bit of me time this weekend.




Set in Kensal Rise on the super busy Chamberlayne Road Jivita Ayurveda is an oasis of tranquility as soon as you cross it's threshold. Jivita is Sanskrit for vitality for life and knowledge, whilst ayurveda is the ancient Indian plant based medicine that encourages the person to take hold of their own health by living wisely, and healthily.

Jivita Ayurveda occupies a light and airy shop with shelves filled with gorgeous organic beauty products, herbs, spices and tea. Upon arrival you are greeted with a green tea then taken to a warm, beautiful, darkened room. The quiet, magical space filled with the divine aroma of blended essential oils, gentle yogic sounds, and the twinkling ceiling above you as you lie under warm soft towels take you to a peaceful place even before your treatment begins.

Then came the massage, which was good. Really good. For 30 minutes my worries and stresses were whisked away as my feet were blissfully rejuvenated. So effective was my treatment that I could barely drag myself out of there. I'm sure that's why they have an armchair in the window for those like me that don't want to go home! If you're based around the West London area they are worth paying a visit. Hell even if you're not in West London they're worth a special journey!

Thank you to both Poppy Loves and Jivita Ayurveda for my special treat.