This is more than a massage, it's a treatment using highly concentrated herbal oils, that utilize the skin to absorb herbs tailored to your situation. They work well on their own but are best utilised with active counselling to work with the root cause of disease.
simply means anointed with oil. It is also an opportunity to influence the imbalances present in the body through medicated oils. The oil is warm and the sequence of strokes produce enough heat to help the oil penetrate. It is a total body experience with a set structured sequence. Each session is 2 hours, comprised of a short intake session so I can best attune the oils/herbs to your current situation, an oil massage and an herbal steam to help penetrate the oils even further.
Abhyanga lists many benefits. Some are improved lustre and tone of the skin, calm nervous system, a reduction in stiffness, improved circulation, and increased stamina and immunity. It is best for Vata/Pitta pacification. It is contraindicated if you are menstruating or very congested (breathing difficulties lying down).
Price - $160/session or $435/3 sessions weekly or $650/5 sessions weekly.
is the continuous flow of medicated oil on the forehead. It helps with anxiety, mental exhaustion, headaches, excessive thinking, insomnia and other mental disorders. Each session is 90 minutes and includes a marma massage (stimulating energetic points) to release deep seated tension.
Gentle pressure on the vagus nerve helps to reduce stress by stimulating the parasympathetic nerve, which controls our heart, lungs, digestive system and many of our glands. It is best for Vata/Pitta pacification. Read more info here
Price - $125 (90 min session) - includes oil to take home for Abhyanga or use the same oil up to 3 more times at a session cost of $95 each.
Add on to Abhyanga - $85 (30 min session) with the option to take the oil home or use toward future services (see above).
allow a localised area of the body to absorb warm medicated oil over a longer period of time.
- Kati Basti is excellent for lower back pain, stiffness and degenerative problems. It increases circulation in the region.
- Netra Basti is ghee pooled over the eyes. It is used for eyes that strain easily, for headaches caused by eye strain and for dry eyes.
- Uro basti is used for physical and emotional issues surrounding the heart.
- Chakra Bastis will be used depending on the diagnosis (from session)
Each session is 60 minutes and includes marma therapy (energetic healing of the area in question).
Price - $85 - $100 depending on oils used
is a method for administering medicated oil to the neck and shoulders via the nasal passages. It clears and lubricates the sinus passageways, relieving acute and chronic sinus issues such as allergies, mucous congestion, dry nasal passages, and snoring. It helps to relieve headaches, migraines, stiff neck, fatigue, insomnia and stress related disorders.
Each session is 60 minutes. It consists of a head and neck massage, including marma therapy (energetic healing) to first open the passages.
Price - $85
7 Day Cleanse
In Ayurveda we advise a cleanse twice a year - at the beginning of Autumn and Spring but sometimes we can't take the time when it's appropriate. This cleanse is mild and can be taken at any time. When there are toxins in the system, it is difficult to rejuvenate and nourish the tissues until the toxins are cleared out.
This cleanse will help to rejuvenate the digestive fire and elimination process so that you will feel lighter, sleep better, and your mind will feel calmer.
This cleanse is most beneficial if you can take 4 days off to yourself. Gentle yoga instruction and pranayama will be shown as part of your routine created for the individual as well as meditation and journalling. You will also learn the benefits of a daily routine, which is advised to continue past the cleanse for ultimate benefit.
Please note: this is a general cleanse. For specific issues please book in for a personal consultation. It is contraindicated during pregnancy and menstruation.
- 1 hour personal intake to individualise the herbs and yoga instruction
- 4 X 30 minutes to check in and advise on protocol during the week
- Cleansing herbs during the cleanse and tonic/rejuvenative herbs post cleanse
- Dinacharya kit (daily routine kit including massage oil, copper tongue scraper, nasya oil, silk gloves for stimulating lymph, triphala eye wash and tonic- fitted according to your constitution)