Abhyanga is a full body massage performed with warm herbal oil. This traditional treatment uses choreographed strokes, either 2 or 4 handed, to bring nourishment to the tissues, deep relaxation to the muscles and calmness to the mind. Each body type is different, so the oil combinations are blended with specific herbs or essential oils to meet your unique needs. Abhyanga improves lymphatic flow and movement, increases the softness of the skin, reduces the effects of aging, and replenishes the tissues of the body while promoting healthy circulation. It helps with grounding both the body and mind. This treatment is good for reducing stress and for general detoxification. Abhyanga is also helps with muscle tension, chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis, depression, fibromyalgia, and Parkinson's disease. *Other treatments may be added on to an Abhyanga such as Shirodhara, Marma Point Therapy, or the Bastis
Shirodhara is a simple, yet profound treatment that works specifically on balancing and stabilizing the activity of the mind. Warm, herbal oil is poured in a consistent stream over the forehead, resting over the third eye. Shirodhara helps to normalize sleep cycles, reduces insomnia, nervous system disorders, and balances mental and emotional states. This treatment profoundly relaxes the mind and nervous system and allows a person to go deep and journey within. *Can be added to an Abhyanga or Marma Point Therapy
Ayurvedic Body Treatments Package
The Ayurvedic Body Treatments Package is a package deal of our two most popular body oil treatments: Oil Abhyanga & Shirodhara. The package includes both of this popular treatments in sequence, and will leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed, and re-energized.
Dough Bastis are ancient treatments for specific areas of the body using a raised circle of dough that contains medicated oil within its center. These treatments help alleviate tension, chronic pain, and inflammation.
*Bastis pair beautifully with an Abhyanga or can be done on its own.
All Bastis / $165
Hrid Basti (Heart Strength)
Warm oils are retained over the heart region and heart chakra (30 minutes) by a dough dam to help strengthen the heart and cardiac muscles. It also helps improve blood circulation and breathing. Energetically it assists in opening the emotional centers and can give a sense of peace and happiness. Specific essential oils or herbs are used to help relieve deep-seated sadness and anger. This ancient treatment is supportive of people with emotional trauma.
*This treatment combines beautifully with an Abhyanga.
Sacral Chakra Basti (Hormonal Balance)
This treatment supports the reproductive system, as well as hormonal, emotional, and energetic imbalances related to the second chakra. Similar to the other bastis, it supports the release of deep-seated emotions.
Solar Plexus Chakra Basti (Will Power)
This treatment supports the solar plexus and issues related to digestion. It helps balance and strengthen the digestive fire and the absorption of nutrients. Symptoms of IBS, flatulence, constipation as well as abdominal pain and discomfort can be alleviated. Other issues related to this chakra; such as ego, personality, and the creation of self, will also be addressed. Similar to the other bastis, it supports the release of deep-seated emotions.
Kati Basti (Back Pain)
This ancient treatment is for healing back pain (lumbar & thoracic regions of the back). Warm medicated oils are retained by a dough dam for 45 minutes that is placed over the lower back region. Different herbs can be used to strengthen and heal the tissue. This treatment aids in relieving acute and chronic back pain, osteoporosis, and sciatica.
Adrenal & Kidney Basti (Rejuvenation)
High-speed internet, crammed highways, and fast food (along with emotional stress, caffeine, and other substances) can all lead to adrenal burnout. Living in a chronic state of stress can deplete the body in detrimental ways and lead to hormonal imbalance, depression, and other diseases. Replenishing the Adrenal system is essential in maintaining good health and well-being.
Janu Basti (Knee Nourishment)
In this therapy, herbal oil is applied into a dough dam directly over the knees. This treatment helps relieve arthritis, inflammation, and osteoporosis of the knees.
Marma Point Therapy
Marma points (107) are specific energy centers located on the surface of the body. They are connected to different channels and organs which reside inside the body and can help bring balance to specific doshas or conditions. Marma Therapy is a proper massage to these points with essential oil application and the light touch of pranic healing to promote a calm mind and nervous system and balance the flow of energy through the muscles, joints, and organs of the body. It is good for mental and emotional balance, nervous system, pain in the body, and brings a deep sense of balance and grounding.
*Pairs beautifully with Abhyanga or Shirodhara to create a Bliss Therapy