Ayurvedic Body Therapies

Abhyanga (1 hr)

(Note: available for women only)
Organic, herbalized and dosha specific warm oils are massaged into the entire body using specific marma strokes, creating a deep state of relaxation, deep cleansing and nourishment. The Marma Point stimulation can activate the flow of blocked energy and works on body, mind and emotions. This treatment results in a profound feeling of stability, warmth and well-being. Abhyanga provides anti-aging effects by adding luster to the skin and strengthening the bodies tissues. It detoxifies and can relieve muscle tension, chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis, depression, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, and stress.

Shirodhara (30-40 min)

A luxurious treatment, where warm, herbalized oil rhythmically flows across your forehead in a steady stream. This vibration creates a blissful state of semi-consciousness and heightened awareness, an instant state of calm and rejuvenation. Shirodhara is a powerful treatment for relieving mental stress and nervous tension. It is very therapeutic for insomnia, high blood pressure and psychological disorders. Check out our 7-day shirodhara treatment package for savings!

Swedhana (30 min)

Swedhana is a traditional steam therapy which opens the tissues and pores of the skin with the saturation of heat and moisture. Once opened, the tissues and pores can release deep-seated toxins, thereby reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and promoting healing and restoration. In addition to being used as a stand-alone therapy and as an essential part of holistic detox treatments (pancha karma), swedhana is recommended after an abhyanga in order drive the oil deeper into the layers of the skin.

Shiroabhyanga (15 min)

A soothing and relaxing massage of the head, neck and shoulders using medicated herbal oil.

Marma Therapy (30 min or 1 hr)

A massage focused on pressure points to activate the energy channels in the body to invigorate and shake off lethargy and heaviness. Similar to acupressure, Marma Therapy opens the body with the application of herbal and essential oils using circular motions. This massage will be customized to balance to specific doshas and addresses specific conditions. It promotes mental and emotional balance and a healthy nervous system while alleviating body pains, paralysis, and cancer.

Kati Basti (45 min)

A special technique aimed at providing relief to the lower back using warm medicated oils or herbal decoctions when bathing the lower back. It can be used to address chronic and acute backaches, prolapsed disc, lumbar spondylosis, osteoporosis, and sciatica.

Janu Basti (45 min)

In this treatment, the knee is bathed in warm medicated oils or herbal decoctions. It improves the strength of the knee joint by promoting circulation and addresses pain and osteoarthritis in the knee joint.

Nethra Basti (45 min)

This is a treatment in which the eyes are bathed in medicated oil. It is particularly useful for relieving the strain caused by constant work on a computer or watching a TV screen. It relieves pain and burning sensations in the eyes and can help correct refractive errors of the eyes. It addresses various eye conditions including glaucoma, chronic conjunctivitis, and dry eye syndrome and can prevent the early formation of cataracts.

Hrid Basti (45 min)

This is a treatment involves placing warm Ayurvedic oils over the heart area to help nourish, strengthen, and balance heart functions. Hrid basti rejuvenates the heart, relieves deap-seated sadness and anger, reduces stress, and regulates cardiac functions.

Nasya (45 min)

This treatment utilizes a facial steam and the application of herbal oils to the nasal passage to clear blocked sinuses and channels. Targeted activation of specific marma points further aids in purifying and nurturing the senses, promoting good complexion, improving memory and enhancing creativity. It can help with addictions as well as psychological and neuromuscular disorders.

Pinda Swedhana (90 min)

This therapy involves an Ayurvedic warm oil massage followed by a massage with warm cloth boluses prepared with herbs, milk and rice. As the boluses are massaged into the entire body, their warmth opens the channels of the body and allows the herbalized milk to penetrate deeply into underlying tissues. Pinda swedhana strengthens the nervous system, improves muscle tone, enhances circulation, and revitalizes the entire body. It can help the body rebuild muscular tissues and restore joint function. It addresses various degenerative conditions and neuromuscular disorders like arthritis, emaciation, muscle weakness and fatigue, paralysis, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.

Udhvarthana (1 hr)

This deep and dry massage uses various herbs and powdered creams to stimulate hair follicles and fat tissues and to break down the individual fat and cellulite storage. This dry, herbal massage reduces blood cholesterol, decreases obesity, strengthens the muscles, provides a boost of energy, and treats rheumatoid arthritis. Upward strokes are used in this massage unlike other Ayurvedic treatments. Udhvarthana specifically reduces the fat collected around the abdomen and inner thighs of women.

Swedish Massage: Back Massage (30 min) or Whole Body Massage (1 hr)

(Note: available for women only)
A gentle massage that eases muscle tension, promotes relaxation, improves blood circulation, and stimulates the lymphatic system.