What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is a holistic healthcare system often called the "mother of all healing". Ayurveda is the science of life and longevity, embodying physical balance, emotional peace, mental health, environment-mindedness and spiritual development. Ayurveda promotes health and vitality using natural, organic, and non-toxic substances for healing, recognizing the inter-connected-ness of the body, mind and emotion. Ayurveda is a healing aspect of yoga, while yoga is the spiritual aspect of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is both systematized knowledge and practical wisdom, an art of complete and holistic healthy living. Ayurveda placed great emphasis on its prevention and self-healing care system. Panchakarma is the ancient system of Ayurvedic detoxification and rejuvenation therapies designed to facilitate the removal of deep-rooted stresses and toxins in the physiology. Ayurveda recommends these cleansing therapies up to three times a year; at the change of the seasons in order to maintain well-being in healthy individuals or to restore balance in those experiencing illness. The purpose of panchakrama is to extend the lifespan.
“Abhyanga” is Sanskrit for “Loving Hands.” This deeply relaxing treatment brings nourishment and hydration to the tissues, detoxifies the skin & lymph and brings calmness to the mind. The herbalized oils and essential oils used are specific for each individual’s unique Doshic body type and symptoms. This popular therapy is beneficial for treatment and tonification of the nervous, circulatory & immune systems. To allow maximum detoxification, this treatment promotes perspiration (Swedana) and is given on a warm mas-
sage table / heated room. Includes Aromatherapy, hot towel wipe down, & Energy Balancing. Especially recommended daily during Panchakarma & Seasonal Cleansing.
60 minutes • $95
*Abhyanga or “Ayurvedic Massage” is not muscular massage in the traditional
sense. Ayurvedic massage targets the energetic, skin and lymph systems, not
A vigorous and powerful massage of the skin, using a large amount of warm oil and herbal powders. This is a detoxifying treatment of the lymphatic and circulatory system. Dosha specific herbs & oil are massaged into the skin, using invigorating strokes to stimulate the body and remove blockages and stiffness. This oil also ensures that the skin does not become dry and remains soft and supple after the treatment. Very beneficial for Kapha Dosha. A series of treatments is recommended. Treatment includes a hot towel wipe down and Energy Balancing.
50 minutes • $125
Gentle & continuous pouring of herbalized oil over the forehead. An extremely calming, grounding and rejuvenating therapy. Comes from the Sanskrit words Shiro (head) and Dhara (flow). Treatment includes oil being brushed throughout the hair, Marma Point Therapy & Aromatherapy.May be done at anytime, but especially recommended during Panchakarma & Seasonal Cleansing.
45 minutes • $125
A stimulating, cleansing and exfoliating massage performed with silk gloves. Garshana rids the skin of dead cells and stimulates lymphatic circulation, creating lustrous, soft, vibrant skin. This treatment often precedes Abhyanga or Udvartana. Very beneficial for Kapha Dosha. Especially recommended during Panchakarma & Seasonal Cleansing.
30 minutes • $55
Therapy using herbalized steam inhalation, shiro-abhyanga facial massage & warm, herbalized oil nose drops.This amazing treatment combats many sinus symptoms, relieves tension from sinus pressure and helps keep away colds and flu!
Nasya opens the breathing channels, stimulates the senses & promotes clarity of thought.Very beneficial for Kapha Dosha or those prone to frequent respiratory infections and seasonal allergies. You feel clear, relaxed and refreshed. Especially recommended during Panchakarma & Seasonal Cleansing.
30-45 minutes • $55
Marma therapy is an ancient Indian practice whose focus is the manipulation of subtle energy (prana) in the body to support the healing process. Marmas are the vital points in the body where the life force energy is concentrated and are considered to be where the subtle body meets the physical body and consciousness. Knowledge of these points allows the practitioner to influence the flow of energy and remove blockages that may be causing illness. Treatment is given with oiling of skin and light manipulation of marma points. Treatment includes Aromatherapy.
45 minutes • $85
* Abhyanga or ‘Ayurvedic Massage’, is not muscular massage in the traditional sense. Ayurvedic massage targets the energetic, skin and lymph systems, not muscle fiber.
AYURVEDIC ODYSSEY MASSAGE
This incredibly relaxing experience includes a raw-silk glove massage with herbalized oil and a synchronized deeper massage in order to relieve tension. It finishes with a hot towel wipe down and energy balancing.
75 minutes • $125 (1 therapist)
ABHYANGA + SHIRODHARA COMBO
ABHYANGA + SHIRODHARA + NAYSA
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