Ayurvedic Services

Ayurvedic Services

Ayurvedic services offered include:

Abhyanga: This herbal oil massage brings nourishment to the tissues, deep relaxation to the muscles and calmness to the mind. It reverses / prevents aging and increases longevity; removes fatigue and stress from work and life overall; heals and prevents nervous system disorders; promotes good vision; remedies insomnia; creates an electrochemical balance in the body; prevents dehydration; strengthens the nerves; stimulates antibody production; and may help the body produce its own natural antihistamines.

Swedana: Following the Abhyanga oil massage with an exquisite herbal steam treatment will leave you feeling clean, rejuvenated and deeply moisturized. Medicinal herbs like chamomile, lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, lemongrass, bay leaf and rose petals help clear the channels, relax the muscles and nurture all senses.

Nasya: This involves cleansing nasal passages with medicated oil or powdered herbs in combination with facial steam and massage of the face and neck. Ayurveda views the nose as the gateway to the head. Thus, nasal herb therapy is used for healing diseases of the throat, neck, head and senses. Nasya is also used for strengthening these areas.

Dough Bastis: A dough dam is built and placed on the lower back (katti basti), on the chest (uro basti), or over the eyes (netra basti) and medicated herbal oils/ghee are poured inside the dam and held there for up to 25 minutes.

The lower back basti are therapies that cure muscle spasms and lower spine rigidity, strengthening the bone tissue of the lower back. The chest basti is a therapy that strengthens the heart and reduces sternum pain.

The netra basti relieves tension in the eye sockets that may lead to loss of vision, pain, fatigue, glaucoma, conjunctivitis, cornea inflammation, sunken eyes, cross-eye and night blindness. Further, it nourishes the nervous system, brain and memory, developing one's linguistic abilities. It makes the eyes lustrous, removes wrinkles, improves complexion and reduces physical tension.

Karna Purana: This procedure involves placing oil into the ears. Oleating the ears with herbal medicated oils heals disorders such as earaches, deafness, ringing in the ear, ear diseases and headaches, lockjaw, giddiness, twisted neck and diseases of the gums and teeth, as well as burning sensations in the feet.

Pinda Sveda: A rejuvenation technique that causes the entire body to perspire by using medicinal puddings. Pinda sveda makes the body supple, removes stiffness and reduces swelling in the joints. It clears obstructions, improves blood circulation, removes waste from the body, improves complexion, strengthens digestion and restores vigor. This therapy is very effective in healing disorders of the brain and nervous system. The senses are sharpened and the aging process is slowed. This treatment is usually followed by Abhyanga.

Shirodhara: Warm oil poured on the forehead is one of the most divine, relaxing therapies one can experience. When people get up from this therapy, a healthy glow radiates from their skin. Eyes gleam with tranquility while lips wear a smile of serenity. Shirodhara helps with diseases of the head, neck, eyes, nose, throat and nervous system. It relieves insomnia, asthma, enlarged prostate, ulcers and rheumatism.

Marma Therapy: Another form of Abhyanga is the use of the Marma points. Marma points are locations on the body where flesh, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet. They have great importance to a person's body, mind and spirit. When imbalances exist in the body, the corresponding spots become sore. Through Marma Abhyanga, health is restored.

Private Yoga Sessions: Individualized programs are available for Yoga poses, breathing, techniques and meditation. Ayurveda and Yoga are two paths intertwined so closely that it is hard to imagine travelling down one of these paths with no knowledge of the other.

Panchakarma: Customized treatments of detoxification at $550/day, including consultation and assessments, nutrition recommendations and guidance for the time after the program is finished. A minimum of 5 days is recommended.

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