Ayurvedic Therapies

Come and experience deep relaxation with holistic herbal oil Ayurvedic Therapies and get a taste of what your Panchakarma can be like! If you are participating in Ayurvedic Panchakarma, two or more of the following traditional Herbal Therapies can be done daily to prevent disease and improve your overall health (specific recommendations are based on your dosha imbalance). Even if you are just doing internal cleansing and not participating in Panchakarma, you may experience any of the following therapies as a treat.

Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Warm Herbal Oil Massage

Based on your constitution, very generous amounts of warm Herbal oils are vigorously and gently massaged into your body by one or two therapists who combine various strokes and pressure points. It is a deeply relaxing, nurturing massage. It reaches deep into the cellular level and is especially rejuvenating to nerve and muscle tissues. Abhyanga enhances your immunity and detoxification process by separating toxins from your tissues and moving them towards your GI tract.

Abhyanga: with Hot Stone

Hot Stone Therapy

This is our most popular full body massage and is often combined with Shirodhara. Abhyanga promotes healing and longevity by releasing tension and connecting the flow of vital energy throughout the whole body.  It stimulates the circulatory system and helps to release toxins while inducing deep relaxation and balance.  Abhyanga is a deep massage which promotes sweat and penetration of herbs.  We make generous use of warm Ayurvedic herbal oils and apply heated basalt stones to different areas of your body.  Nasal herbal oil, head and facial massage may be added to the treatment.

Shirodhara: Ayurvedic Third Eye Oil Flow Therapy

Shirodhara is one of the most unique therapies available for reducing stress and enhancing cellular intelligence.  Shirodhara means “pouring warm oil in a slow steady stream on your forehead.”  Often times it is known as “Bliss Therapy” or “Third Eye Therapy”.

It pacifies and balances the subtle aspects of all the doshas, nourishes the nervous system, promotes relaxation and tranquility and improves mental clarity and comprehension.  A series of this therapy can help improve certain neurological and mental imbalances.

Netra Basti: Eye Rejuvenation Therapy

This is one of the most nourishing and rejuvenating therapies for the eyes.  Netra Basti is done by placing a wheat flour dough (like a doughnut) around the eyes and filling it with ghee (clarified butter).  By clearing excess toxins, this therapy helps relieve eye stress, improve vision and pacify the doshas in the head area.  It is used to prevent and alleviate eye discomforts by pulling out toxins.  It improves the general heath of one’s eye.

Kati Basti:A?Lower Back Rejuventaion Therapy

This is a very popular herbal oil treatment for relieving stiffness and nourishing your lower back.  The lower back is one of the primary sites of vata.  A flour dough dam is made, filled with the appropriate herbal oil and placed on your lower back.  By soaking the area in heated oil for about 45 minutes, pain, stiffness, soreness and tension are relieved.  By placing several doughs, this treatment can also be applied to your whole spine.  Similar procedure can be done on your belly which is called as “Nebi Basti“.  It depends on one’s symptoms, we may create different bastis through out the body, such as knee or any other areas of the body.

Swedhana: Full Body Herbal Steam Therapy

This therapy is usually offered on the massage table followed by Ahbyanga. Here, steam is applied evenly to the entire body (except the head) with the use of a steam tent. Based on your condition, Swedhana is used to enhance detoxification by allowing herbal oils to further penetrate into all your tissues. Aromatherapy oils are added for additional healing. During the session, your therapist will provide a cool towel and rose water spray.