Ayurveda Therapies

Abhyanga (full-body massage)

A relaxing full-body massage using smooth, gentle strokes with the whole palm and warm medicated herbal oil specially formulated for one’s dosha. This therapy helps to nourish and revitalize the body and to allow toxins to be removed from the cells. It helps to improve blood circulation, eliminates fatigue, pacifies Vara imbalance, beautifies the skin, reduces stress, and induces sound sleep for peak daily performance.

Shirodhara (oil dripping treatment)

A relaxing health-and-beauty technique in which a continuous stream of dosha-specific medicated warm oil is poured over the forehead to promote physical and emotional balance and rejuvenate the spirit. As the oil gently nourishes the skin, it opens blocked energy channels and relaxes the body and mind to relieve tension and achieve inner peace. This therapy revitalizes the central nervous system, enhances circulation, and promotes detoxification for a healthy glow. Considered an effective treatment for insomnia, depression, anxiety, stress, and other nervous system disorders.

Shiroabhyanga (head massage)

A soothing massage of the neck, head, and shoulders that stimulates chemical endorphins in the body for a relaxed peaceful feeling of contentment. This therapy helps to relax muscles, ease stiffness, and drain away toxins. Deeper breathing and increased oxygenated blood circulation to the brain results in greater concentration and focused thought. Considered beneficial to relieve headaches and eye strain, reduce stress levels, promote more restful and healthful sleep, improve memory, reduce pain, lower blood pressure, and reverse scalp problems and hair loss. Experience this comforting therapy that increases energy and vitality levels while promoting a youthful appearance of healthier skin and hair.

Kati Basti (back treatment)

A therapeutic body work in which the healing properties of warm herbalized oil bathes the lumbar region to provide relief to painful conditions of the lower back. Considered for chronic and acute backaches, prolapsed disc, lumbar spondylosis, rheumatic arthritis, sciatica, osteoporosis, and lumbosacral strain.

Janu Basti (knee treatment)

A therapeutic body work in which warm medicinal oil bathes the knee joint. This healing therapy lubricates the joints, cleans and fortifies the blood, and builds strong muscle and connective tissue. Considered for treating osteoarthritis of the knee, inflammation of the knee joint, and knee stiffness and pain. By promoting strength to the knee joint, this therapy works to counteract the mobility limiting changes to the knee that are often associated with advancing age.

Greeva Basti (neck treatment)

A rejuvenating, therapeutic body work in which warm medicated oil bathes the back of the neck to strengthen bone and tissue and promote a healthy spine. Considered for chronic neck pain and stiffness, cervical spondylosis, and compression fractures.

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