Santhigram Canada

About Santhigram Kerala Ayurveda

Established in 1998, Santhigram Kerala Ayurveda Centers offer authentic “Kerala Specific Ayurvedic therapies” for holistic wellness. The demand for alternative and complementary therapies has grown significantly in recent years. Santhigram caters to a diverse clientele seeking holistic healthcare solutions with its network of centers across the US, Canada, and India. To determine which Ayurvedic therapy is right for you, schedule a consultation with one of our Ayurveda Practitioners.

Mission and Vision Statement

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote holistic health and wellness by making Ayurveda accessible to all. We achieve this by offering a comprehensive range of services that rejuvenate the mind and body. With unwavering dedication, we provide exceptional care through personalized solutions, prioritizing well-being and empowering individuals to make informed health decisions.

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Vision Statement

We strive to be the leading force in redefining wellness, where Ayurveda’s ancient wisdom seamlessly blends with modern lifestyles, empowering individuals to live vibrant, purposeful lives. By providing authentic Ayurvedic care and  inspiring  individuals to embrace Ayurvedic principles in their daily lives,  we envision healthier and more fulfilling lives for all.

Our Team

Experience exceptional care from experienced Ayurvedic Practitioners through in-person and online consultations. Benefit from direct interaction, comprehensive assessments, and personalized care based on real-time observations. Additionally, we provide convenient online access to expert practitioners for specialized care with flexible scheduling of appointments that suits you best.

Dr. Ambika Nair

Dr. Ambika Nair is a renowned Physician with more than 30 years of experience in Ayurveda & Holistic Medicine. Born and raised in a traditional family of ayurvedic physicians, Dr. Ambika was immersed in the principles of Ayurveda from a very young age. Using her traditional Ayurveda background, Dr. Ambika has developed a unique system of treatment that integrates Ayurvedic & Panchakarma therapies, Homeopathy, Siddha and Bach flower remedies for diverse chronic ailments.
Dr. Ambika was the personal physician to the former President of India, Dr. K.R. Narayanan, former Vice President of India, Mr. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, and many other VIPs and sports personalities. She applies her exceptional diagnostic skills to successfully treat the root cause of diverse chronic diseases.
Dr. Nair holds post-graduate degree, as well as diplomas in various fields of holistic medicine such as Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Bach Flower Remedies, Siddha, Naturopathy, Yoga and Drugless Therapy. Dr. Nair is a certified Holistic Practitioner in the United States and a Licensed Therapist. She is the soul of Santhigram and believes in the sacred duty of maintaining patient confidentiality and treating each individual with utmost respect, care and undivided attention.

Dr. Ravi Chaudhary, our esteemed Ayurveda practitioner, is dedicated to empowering you on your wellness journey. With a compassionate and wellness-focused approach, he aims to guide you toward optimal health and balance. By blending the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with modern healthcare practices, he ensures you benefit from the best of both worlds. We believe in providing personalized care that honors  your individuality. Vd. Ravi Chaudhary takes the time to comprehend your unique concerns  and fosters open communication in a safe environment. Together, you’ll develop a personalized treatment plan incorporating Ayurvedic wisdom and empowering self-care practices. With a specialization in Panchakarma therapies, he provides transformative purification treatments that promote detoxification, rejuvenation, and profound healing.  Embark on your journey to wellness with Vaidya Ravi Choudhary, your trusted guide to a harmonious and fulfilled life.

Dr. Ravi Choudhary

Dr. Rasika Suryarao

Dr. Rasika Suryarao is an efficient Ayurvedic Child Specialist and Pediatrician (Ayurveda) with over 8 years of experience in Ayurvedic and holistic medicine. With a deep understanding of child healthcare, she employs traditional Ayurvedic methodology to diagnose and tailors wellness care plan based on an individual’s constitution. Her expertise extends to Ayurvedic panchakarma therapies, pathya-apathya, and specialized care for conditions such as Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and developmental disorders in children. Patients greatly appreciate her calm demeanor and compassionate approach.
As a valued member of the Santhigram team, Vd. Rasika is dedicated to delivering world-class Ayurvedic and holistic treatments. Her goal is to empower individuals and communities to enhance their health and well-being through the principles of Ayurveda. Vd. Rasika holds both graduate and postgraduate degrees in Ayurvedic medicine and Pediatrics (ayu). Additionally, she has obtained global certification in yoga and holds a postgraduate certificate in Autism and behavioral science from Canada.
Experience exceptional care and expert guidance from Vd. Rasika Suryarao at Santhigram Wellness Kerala Ayurveda for holistic well-being.


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Our clients count on Santhigram

Based on 40 reviews
harinder takhar
harinder takhar
February 12, 2023
Wish more people tried Ayurved for their troubles.
Haritha S
Haritha S
January 20, 2023
Awesome experience. Thank you Dr Varsha for my treatment. Special thanks to Dr Rasika.
Shaminderjot Kaur
Shaminderjot Kaur
January 10, 2023
I booked Shirodhara and abhyanga massage combo after going through the reviews, but it didn't meet my expectations.I was very excited to get an Ayurveda massage but it turned out to be very casual massage therapy even after spending 165$ bucks. Massage therapy was given by Dr.Varsha.
Manisha Manisha
Manisha Manisha
December 7, 2022
I got my Panchkarma treatment done. Dr Rasika is very knowledgeable and kind person. I had great experience during every session and it helps me immensely in my all health realted issue. She is always patient, whenever I had any questions she was happy to answer. I highly recommend Dr Rasika. Thank you so much
August 25, 2022
Dr. Rasika is the most knowledgeable and kindest doctor i ever met. I was suffering from chronicle gastrointestinal ulcerative colitis issues which became severe last May as i started having a lot of flare-ups after being in remission for about an yr; as a result i lost ~15lb weight within a matter of four weeks. Dr. Rasika thoroughly listened and understood my case and prescribed me medications, enrolled me in custom massage Therapy sessions, explained and suggested preferred as well as food items to avoid as part of healthy food plan, cleansing of the system; my health deterioration stopped within a week of medication, after that she assessed my health again and enrolled in massage therapy sessions which were extremely beneficial in accelerating my recovery and enabling me to regain quality healthy life. I am extremely grateful and thankful to Dr. Rasika and Santhigram for the wonderful service they are offering to the community.
Santhi Akunuru
Santhi Akunuru
August 11, 2022
Truly magical experience, I got Insomnia treatment from Santhigram and it's life changing, I wasted my entire time feeling sluggish, low on energy because of sleep disorder, But here they are magicians ❤️ they treated me within, I am able to sleep normally now.I recommend them 10000/100, Such a wonderful place and hospitality.
Vidya Shah
Vidya Shah
July 22, 2022
My body needed a reboot after 2 years of Covid-19 life. A 14-day program at Santhigram has me feeling brand new! I so appreciate the care and expertise of the whole team. Thank you!

Frequently asked question

Ayurveda, derived from the Sanskrit words “Ayur” (life) and “Veda” (knowledge/science), translates to “knowledge of life” or “science of life”. It is one of the oldest traditional systems of medicine recognized worldwide. This holistic science holds the key to living a healthy and joyful  life in perfect  harmony with nature. With a focus on personalized wellness and disease prevention, Ayurveda acknowledges the intricate connection between the body, mind, and spirit, as well as the unique requirements for a fulfilling life.  Through personalized diet, exercise, and healthy lifestyle practices, Ayurveda empowers individuals to optimize their overall well-being, proactively safeguard against the onset of illnesses, and promote healthy aging.

Ayurveda is believed to be several thousand years old, with estimates ranging from 5,000 to 3,000 years ago. Its origin  can be traced back to the Vedic period in ancient India, during which the foundational principles and practices were developed and documented.  It embodies the timeless wisdom of unity and rhythm between individuals and nature, as well as the profound interconnection of body, mind, and spirit. Over the centuries, Ayurveda has evolved and expanded, incorporating knowledge and wisdom from various sources, making it a comprehensive system of holistic health and well-being.

Ayurvedic principles are based on the Tridosha theory, which perceives the human body as a microcosm reflecting the vast universe. Elements, energies, and processes intricately interact to maintain a delicate balance. The five elements—air, water, fire, earth, and space (Panchamahabhutas)—present in the human body harmoniously combine to form three biological energies known as doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The three doshas (tridoshas) govern biological functionality, and the unique proportions of doshas contribute to individual variations, akin to the distinctiveness observed in fingerprints. The mind, body, and soul constantly interact with the external environment, and Ayurveda seeks to restore equilibrium between the individual and the universe, promoting holistic well-being and balance.

Ayurveda perceives  doshas as fundamental bio energies that exert profound effects on both the body and mind. The three doshas—Vata (air and space), Pitta (fire and water), and Kapha (earth and water)—are specific combinations of the five universal  elements  known as Panchamahabhutas. Vata governs movement, Pitta regulates metabolism, and Kapha maintains structure and stability. While the elements themselves are inert, the dynamic interaction  of the three doshas provides a framework for understanding  the functioning of the body and mind. Every individual possesses a distinctive doshic constitution, that  determines their physical and mental attributes. A harmonious balance of  doshas is crucial for optimal  well-being, while imbalances can manifest as various ailments.

In Ayurveda, “balance” is a fundamental concept that signifies a harmonious state of the three doshas, crucial for promoting optimal body functions and nurturing mental well-being. Achieving  this balance leads to vibrant health, vitality, and contentment, while imbalances can give rise to health issues. Ayurvedic practices aim to revive and nurture balance through positive changes in diet, lifestyle, herbal interventions, and mindful practices. These practices emphasize restoring and maintaining balance to promote overall well-being.

Prakriti, also known as the Ayurvedic constitution, refers to the unique physical, mental, and emotional makeup of an individual. It is determined at the time of conception and remains constant throughout life. Prakriti is shaped by the dynamic combination of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha in unique proportions, defining an individual’s inherent characteristics, tendencies, and susceptibility to specific health disorders. While Prakriti provides a blueprint for one’s constitution, it does not determine their destiny. Choices and the environment can either support or challenge Prakriti. Awareness of one’s Prakriti allows individuals to make conscious decisions regarding their diet, lifestyle, and daily routines that align with their constitution.

In Ayurveda, the concept of ‘healthy’  is synonymous with ‘Swasthya’, which reflects the harmonious state of the mind, body, and soul. According to Ayurveda, true health is achieved when the doshas are balanced, digestion is strong, bodily tissues are nourished, and waste products are efficiently eliminated. Additionally, a healthy individual experiences vitality, contentment, and a harmonious connection with their environment.

No. Ayurveda is a rational science that embraces universal principles. While it originated in a cultural and philosophical context, Ayurveda is not tied to any particular religion. It is a practical approach to wellness that emphasizes balance and personalized care. Ayurveda can be integrated into anyone’s life, regardless of their religious or spiritual beliefs.

No, following a vegetarian diet is not mandatory for an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Ayurveda recognizes individual dietary needs based on constitution and imbalances. While advocating plant-based diets for health benefits, Ayurveda allows moderate consumption of lean meat. The focus is on balance, mindful eating, and prioritizing nourishment  for  overall well-being. For personalized dietary recommendations, consult an Ayurvedic practitioner.

Incorporating Ayurvedic herbal supplements can be beneficial for enhancing overall health. However, it is essential to take them in compatible combinations and align them with your individual constitution and specific health concerns. It is recommended to consult an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner for expert advice and to ensure the safe and effective use of herbal supplements in improving your health.

In general, it is not necessary to take additional vitamin and mineral supplements alongside Ayurvedic herbal supplements. Ayurveda emphasizes obtaining essential nutrients from balanced and nutritious foods and herbs. However, it is important to consult with your  primary healthcare provider before making any changes to your supplement regimen.

Incorporating Ayurvedic herbal supplements can be beneficial for enhancing overall health. However, it is essential to take them in compatible combinations and align them with your individual constitution and specific health concerns. It is recommended to consult an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner for expert advice and to ensure the safe and effective use of herbal supplements in improving your health.

Ayurveda, renowned for its holistic and non-invasive approach, offers effective solutions for managing chronic pain backed by scientific evidence. By addressing the root causes of pain, Ayurveda provides long-lasting relief through personalized therapies. Therapeutic procedures like Abhyanga (massage with medicated oils), Elakizhi (massage with medicated leaves), and Panchakarma (detoxification) offer significant pain relief. These procedures improve circulation, eliminate toxins, reduce inflammation, promote relaxation and  pain relief, thereby reducing  opioid dependency.  Shirodhara, an immensely soothing therapy where warm herbal oil is gently poured on the forehead, has shown remarkable effectiveness in relieving  chronic headaches and migraines. Consult with an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner to explore  personalized pain management options and enhance your well-being.

Ayurveda does not claim to ‘cure’ cancer, but  provides a unique perspective to support cancer care by offering holistic and personalized approaches to enhance overall well-being. Ayurvedic practitioners work alongside conventional cancer treatments, providing supportive care to manage chemotherapy  side effects, boost immunity, and improve quality of life. Consulting both an oncologist and an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner ensures integrated care for optimal well-being.

Yes. Obesity  known as Sthaulya or Medoroga in Ayurveda, stems from a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, stress, and an imbalance in the Kapha dosha. This disrupts digestion, slows metabolism, and leads to toxin build up, causing excessive fat accumulation. Ayurveda tackles obesity holistically with dietary adjustments, lifestyle changes, herbal remedies, and personalized therapies to eliminate toxin,  restore equilibrium.

Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences that have evolved together over thousands of years in India. Both systems share a common philosophical foundation and have flourished in parallel. Ayurveda, the science of life, focuses on achieving balance and optimal health through lifestyle practices, diet, and natural remedies. Yoga, on the other hand, is a spiritual and physical discipline that fosters strength, flexibility, and mental clarity through  postures, breathwork, and meditation.  Together, Ayurveda and Yoga offer a synergistic approach to overall well-being, integrating the wisdom of the body and mind to cultivate inner balance, vitality, and self-empowerment.

Ayurveda embraces a personalized whole-system approach that caters to the unique needs of each individual for holistic well-being, rejecting a one-size-fits-all approach. The focus is on health promotion, disease prevention and addressing the root cause of  health issues rather than mere symptom management. Ayurveda nurtures the body’s innate healing capacity for long-term well-being using natural ingredients and non-invasive procedures. In nature, everything is interconnected, intertwined, and harmoniously balanced. Ayurveda, with its holistic approach and deep connection with nature, reminds us of this profound truth, guiding us towards better health and well-being, while emphasizing the importance of maintaining a harmonious and sustainable relationship with our environment.

Not necessarily.  This is a common misconception about Ayurveda.  Some ailments may require shorter treatment duration, while others may take longer.  Healing with Ayurvedic treatment varies based on factors like age, disease type,  severity and extent of doshic imbalance. By identifying and addressing the root causes of imbalances, Ayurveda utilizes detoxification, natural remedies, and non-invasive methods to activate the body’s innate healing mechanisms, which require time.   Effective outcomes require patience and adherence to the treatment regimen.

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