Lara is a fully qualified Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner as well as a certified Ayurvedic Therapist. She studied Ayurvedic Medicine at The Ayurvedic Institute in London (UK) under Europe's foremost Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Deepika Rodrigo. She is a professional member of the Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners (AAPUK).
Lara has a vast clinical working experience and deep knowledge of Ayurvedic principles. Her area of expertise is counselling & mental health including therapeutic treatment in combination with diet, lifestyle and medicines. Her own personal ethos is not just to help those with any physical disorder, but to achieve an optimum mental, emotional and spiritual heath for all. She is dedicated to healing people in the modern world.
She is available for one-to-consultations and treatments at her clinics. Locations are Wokingham, Reading & soon coming to Camberley town centre.
About Your Consultation
The practice of Ayurveda is founded on the principles of a 5,000 years old universal medicinal system which is proving even more popular and in existence today. Ayurvedic treatment is tailored to each unique person in a professional, supportive and compassionate environment.
Through a personal one-to-one Lara will devise your personal healing program. The length and type of treatment planned depends on each person as different levels of support are required to maintain individual healing.
Your first consultation lasts approximately one hour and she will use Ayurvedic diagnosis methods including pulse and tongue reading to assess your constitution type. As well as this she will talk with you about your current diet and lifestyle, medical and family/genetic history, current life trends, work and personal relationships etc.
She will advise and discuss with you how small but positive changes can be incorporated into your lifestyle for your improved health and well-being. Changes consists of some possible adjustments to your eating habits, lifestyle and may include medicines.
You are required to come for regular follow-up sessions as part of your on-going treatment some of which may include counselling sessions and therapeutic treatments.
"Lara creates an atmosphere of trust and commitment to her work. We have experienced her thoughtful and caring application of Ayurvedic medicine in several regular treatments which have resulted in a marked improvement in our health and well-being. This is our first (my wife and myself) exposure to Ayurveda but we have become, through Lara, very interested and trusting in this unique form of treatment, having known very little about it in the beginning. Her approach is gentle and in-depth, explaining things as we go along and advising us with diet and food combinations. The therapy is really quite marvelous and one can feel the benefits both during and after treatment. The Shirodhara (oil-pouring) is incredibly relaxing and takes the mind into a kind of meditational experience. Wonderful! We are both feeling the great benefits of Lara's work and have recommended her to our friends. There are few conditions which would not benefit from this kind of treatment and Lara is, in our minds, the bees knees!"
Graham - Company Director, Guildford
“I came to here two months back in total confusion with my mind and body. She is extremely kind, warm and non-judgmental and directed to me the right treatment. Few diet and lifestyle changes along with the herbs and therapy sessions has made my life so much better. (I have issues related to anxiety). Her therapy sessions especially 'Shirodhara' has proved to be extremely beneficial for me. I feel I have control of my anxiety at the moment. I have better energy and better digestion too. I really clicked well with Lara. I feel it's very important to have a good rapport with your therapist as well. I have had six sessions and am planning to continue with ad-hoc sessions. I would highly recommend the sessions“
Sri V., Housewife - Reading, Berkshire.
“When i first came here i was not sleeping hardly at all, i had been suffering from a nervous & anxiety depressive disorder and it was affecting my work. After completing the 6 weeks treatment course, i can honestly say i am having more confidence and sleeping a lot better and feeling happier overall. Thanks a lot for your help".
Rahul, I.T Consultant - Reading, Berkshire
“I came to this place to try some treatment for my menopausal symptoms. I had been suffering from dreadful hot flushes for a long time, plus mood swings & insomnia. I was stressed with my job and my personal life had hit a crisis. I was taking HRT (which had appeared to stop working for me anyway). My doctor was not very helpful with my symptoms and just wanted me to keep on the HRT, but having read about the long-term side effects, I wasn't keen. I really hoped to find an alternative and that is when i discovered Lara who was recommended through a friend of a friend. I can honestly say the six weeks course helped me tremendously and now I'm no longer on HRT and feeling so much better for it ! Thanks so much for giving me the encouragement to do this and helping to improving my life and my health. It's really worth giving Ayurveda a go for these type of things”.
Barbara, Corporate Finance Director - Slough, Berkshire
“I was in pain emotionally and physically. My business had suffered and one of the customer went into liquidation. I was so stressed and then I came across on Facebook and read the article on the Ayurvedic practice and thought to get in touch. I was first reluctant because it was very far from where I live. It was best decision I ever made. Helped me personally and the business. Lara is great! Very kind and willing to hear and understand the issues.Helped me with weight loss too. Recommended very highly“
Yogi, Vegan Food Products Company - North London
"I came to see Lara a few months ago as i had a problem with my skin, Rosacea from the menopause. I had managed to reduce my skin redness but my skin was not clearing up until I saw Lara. She has been really helpful and caring, after talking about the diet she recommended to take an Ayurvedic herb and after 3 months my skin has completely cleared. I'm feeling great and confident again".
Merci !!" Catherine - Brighton
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Qualifications :
- DALNC.Dip Diet & Lifestyle Consultant(Ayurveda) The Ayurvedic Institute UK
- DAPC.Dip Medical Practitioner (Ayurveda) The Ayurvedic Institute UK
- AMT.Dip (London) FHT. Certified Therapist (Ayurveda)
- Marma Therapy, Shirodhara Therapy Cert.(London) CMA
Intermediate Pulse & Tongue Diagnosis Cert. (London) CMA
- Lcci.Dip Business (London Chamber of Commerce)
The Ayurvedic Institute (Croydon), Dr. Deepika Rodrigo BAMS & Dr. Watsala Wijesinghe BAMS UK 2015 to date
The Alternative Health (West Sussex), Dr. S. Mathew BAMS. India (2016)Ayurvedapura Academy (London) (2013)
Further CPD Course Training CAMAS (College of Ayurvedic Medical Society)
- Ayurvedic Concept & Management of Oncological Pain & Post Therapy treatment - 2016
- Ayurvedic View of Dermatology - 2017
- Ayurvedic Perspective of Mental Healthcare in the West & Common remedies for problems of the Elderly in the West - 2017
- Ayurvedic approach towards patients on pharmaceutical medication - 2017
- Authenticity of Panchakarma in the West - 2018
- Hridya - The Ayurvedic Heart (Heart-Mind) 2019
Practical/Clinical Work Experience
- The Alternative Healthcare, West Sussex
- Athula Dassana Multi-Culturel Buddhist Community, West London
- Foundation of Mahanaya Buddhist Tradition, India
Professional Memberships :
- Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners UK (AAPUK)
- Complimentary Medical Association (CMA)
- College of Ayurvedic Medical Society (CAMAS)
(We are currently taking NHS referrals. Please ask your GP/ healthcare insurance provider to contact us directly).
Areas of expertise:
- Pregnancy Post/pre-natal
- Fertility issues
- Menopausal & Menstrual Problems
- Genitourinary Health
- Digestion Problems/stomach disorders
- Asthma & Allergies
- Sinus Problems
- Sleeping Disturbance
- Stress & Anxiety
- Low Mood/Emotional difficulties
- Migraine & Headaches
- Circulatory problems
- Joint/Nerve & Muscle Pain
- Post-op Recovery Therapy
- Skin problems
- Addiction Therapy
- Weight management
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Initial Consultation £60 (exclusive of medicines)
Follow-up appointments £45 (exclusive of medicines)
Ad-hoc Medicines (£15 for 60 tablets /£20 for 100 tablets/£10 powder herbs)
Comprehensive course of 6 weeks treatment (incl. fortnightly therapy sessions of 60 - 90mins, Inclusive of 3 Follow up consultations in person or by Skype, inclusive of herbs/medicines. Complete care pack for those requiring it. Valid for 3 months from date of purchase. Please contact us for further details.
Weight-Loss Course - 12 weeks (please contact us for further details)
Panchakarma (Detox) Course - 7 days (please contact us for further details)
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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Mondays - Sundays 10am - 8pm