She works in a holistic fashion combining her therapeutic skills together with energy balancing techniques, to enhance the healing process. She has worked for several years with cancer patients, chronic fatigue and stroke patients.
Farida is regarded as a pioneer in Ayurveda Aromatherapy. Through her clinical research and studies, she has combined the ancient sciences of Ayurveda with the science of Aromatherapy and has been successful in reviving this ancient branch of using essential oils in Ayurveda, long forgotten by many practicing the science today.
She conducts workshops and seminars in Ayurveda Aromatherapy including several ancient allied body techniques such as Shirodhara, Shiroabhyang (authentic Indian Head Massage), Padabhyang (Authentic Indian Foot Massage) and many more.
She has developed her own Rare and Unique Ayurveda Aromatherapy Range which includes Ayurveda aromatherapy blends for skin and body care, as well as for therapeutic use under the name of Subtle Energies. Through Subtle Energies she has created a range of exclusive signature blends for the spa industry supplying spas globally.
In 2001 Farida wrote a book titled “The Magic of Ayurveda Aromatherapy” which received commending reviews amongst many in the Natural Therapies industry. It is about her work and research over the years into the study of these rare and unique oils and how they can be used in harmony with universal healing sciences. In 2004 she received the “International Ayurveda Saraswati Award” from the Ayurveda Academy for her work and research accomplished in writing “The Magic of Ayurveda Aromatherapy”.
In April 2006, Farida organised the very 1st International Ayurveda and Yoga Conference in Sydney, together with her colleagues Dr Shaun Matthews, Dr Rama Prasad and Sevadevi Glover. Together they founded Ayurveda Yoga Australia. In April 2009, she, with her family, and Ayurveda Yoga Australia, organised The 2nd International Ayurveda Yoga Conference. In 2006, Farida was presented with the “ International Ayurveda Dhanuvantari Award” from the Ayurveda Academy in India. This award was presented “ … for her significant contribution in the field of Ayurveda with special reference to Propagation, Education & Research.” She is also the first-ever female recipient of this award.
In 2010 after collaborating with some of Australia’s finest natural skin care chemists, Farida and Subtle Energies will launch its much anticipated retail label and natural skin care line, whilst also implementing the Ayurveda Aromatherapy Spa Concept into the Six Senses Group of Hotels.