Specialty Ayurvedic Treatments and Services
Ayuredic treatments and services, derived from the wisdom healing tradition of India are designed to help loosen toxins in the body and release excesses. The goal in all the treatments is to restore balance and reestablish calm and harmony. They are deeply cleansing and purifying to the mind, body, and soul.
Traditional Ayureda oil massage, Abhyanga
Full body massage with dosha specific oils. It improves physical consistency, helps to liquefy toxins whilst normalising the blood pressure and eliminating impurities.
Drip to forehead, shirodhara 45min $220
Shirodhara is a deeply relaxing treatment using warm soothing, herbal oils, buttermilk or milk poured in a gentle stream over the forehead. This procedure synchronises brain waves and profoundly coordinates and calms the mind, body, and spirit. Shirodhara enhances blood circulation to the brain, improves memory, nourishes the hair and scalp, and generally aids in the release of stress and tension.
Indian scalp massage, foot massage and shampoo included.
Lower back treatment, kati basti 35 min $175
Pooling of warm, medicated Ayurvedic oil on the lower back relieves muscle spasm and pain, lower spine rigidity, improves circulation to the pelvis and lower limbs, and strengthens the bone tissues of the lower back.
Dhara and Basti treatments incorporate the application of heated oil to a specific area of the body in order to relieve musculoskeletal problems, sciatica, prolapsed discs, stiff necks, frozen shoulders, dislocations and back pain. They are usually a series of treatments that penetrate into the tissues and muscles, creating instant lubrication and softening of the muscles. These treatments assist cells to recall their healthy memory and are very effective in chronic cases where other programs have not produced satisfactory results. Also used for circulatory problems, kidney and heart condition, emotional congestion and eye ailments.
Steam treatment with herb bundle, pinda sweda
A nourishing treatment where oil is applied to the body or affected areas and driven through the pores of the skin to help it reach deeper levels via a herb filled bundle. It balances the doshas, stimulates the marma points, eliminates toxins from the joints and improves their mobility, improves muscle tone and reduces toxins without catabolic effects. Excellent in conditions such as multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, osteoporosis, paralysis, heart diseases, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and extreme degenerative diseases.
Therapeutic sweating with medicated rice bundle, navarakizhi $220
Navarakizhi is a perspiration-triggering body scrub. What makes this treatment different is the use of medicated herbal rice soaked in natural herbs and oils, steamed to cook, and the resulting fragrant mixture is then contained in puffy muslin tea bags.
The procedure in navarakizhi is a two-step process: specially-applied oil is first slathered all over the body, after which the muslin tea bags are used to 'pound' the body, with extra focus in areas where marma (nerve points) reside. Navarakizhi is extremely effective against rheumatism, joint and muscle pains, back pains (e.g. sciatica, slipped discs), high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and sexual problems such as and menstruation, infertility and nervous weaknesses. It may also get rid of certain skin problems.
Dry massage using herbal powders, udwarthana
A deep, dry massage using herbal powders which stimulate the hair follicles assisting to break down the body's excess subcutaneous fat. THis massage aims to address obesity and mobilises toxins. Beneficial for firming and toning.
Cocoon body envelopment
The ultimate in detoxification and inch loss. Cocooned in a thermal blanket the heat increases the therapeutic effects by stimulating the body 's lymphatic system to remove congestion and stagnation from within the body to expel toxins gently through the pores of the skin, which leads to increased circulation, detoxification and inchloss.
Oil or herbal enama, sheha/kshaya basti
Oil or herbal decoction enemas are used to access the intestines and stimulate peristalsis which in turn moves waste products through the the large intestines and out of the body. Oil enema relieves disorders such as constipation, flatulence, lower back ache, gout, rheumatism, hemroids together with flushing out toxins. Herbal decoction additionally rebuilds the tissues of the body, strengthening their function and restoring the body's immunity. When the digestive tract is thus cleansed, the metabolism of the individual is increased, which assists in healthy weight management.