"The body of one who performs oil massage regularly, even if they are subjected to strenuous work or physical stress, is not much affected.His physique is strong, soft, and charming and the onslaught of aging is slackened."
Charaka Samhita Volume 1 V:88-89
Abhyanga Warm Oil Massage: 75 minutes / $125 Abhyanga with Herb Infused or Essential Oil Blends: 90 minutes / $150 Prenatal Abhyanga: 75 minutes / $150 Series of four: $450 / $500 Our full-body warm oil massage is true to the ancient Ayurvedic tradition. A methodical sequence of rhythmic strokes, it burnishes healing oils deeply into the seven dhatus (tissue layers), resulting in deep, long-lasting benefits. It stimulates arterial and lymphatic circulation, rejuvenates the skin and nourishes the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. Abhyanga is powerfully detoxifying, deeply relaxing and results in a balanced state of heightened awareness. It is youthenizing, beautifying and rejuvenative. Abhyanga/Svedna Combination $160 - $185
For enhanced detox benefits, follow the Abhyanga with a 20 minute Svedna Steam Session.
Melanie Sachs, author of "Ayurvedic Beauty Care; Ageless Techniques to Invoke Natural Beauty", refers to Abhyanga as the "Full-Body Facial", and our clients agree!
Due to its ability to balance the system, Marma is potentially the most restorative of all the Ayurvedic treatments. Marmas are the gateways to the Nadis (subtle channels of prana). These points, where the body and mind communicate, are easily blocked due to stress and improper diet. Stimulation with light pressure, sometimes assisted by essential oils, can effectively rebalance energy and enhance pranic flow.
Marma Rejuvenation Session: 60 minutes / $85
w/ Facial Massage: 90 minutes / $110
Marma Facial Massage: 45 minutes / $75
Facial Massage w/ Kansa Vataki Wand: 60 minutes / $85
The Marma Facial Massage is a full-body treatment, as the marma points of the face affect all systems of the body. The facial muscles are relaxed, circulation is stimulated and the skin is nourished by Shankara Ayurvedic Skin Care treatments balanced for your skin type. The smooth, hypnotic feel of the Kansa Vataki Wand takes the session to an even deeper level of relaxation while it pulls inflammation and toxins from the tissue.
FULL BODY SAMADHI: 2 hours / $250
Abhyanga, Svedna or Facial Massage and Shirodhara.
A continuous stream of warm oil is moved over the forehead in a systematic pattern. A simple but profound technique which clears the mind, calms the central nervous system, and integrates the body, mind and spirit.
Garshan is a traditional Ayurvedic dry massage performed with raw silk gloves. It is a detoxifying and exfoliating treatment which stimulates circulation and improves lymphatic function. Shankara Cellulite Treatment Formulas are used in conjunction with a 20 Minute Steam Session to provide the maximum experience of detoxification, enhanced circulation and skin conditioning.
Ayurvedic Sense Cleansing Treatments
NASYA: 60 minutes / $85 w/ Facial Massage $100
A traditional and very effective nasal treatment for cleansing the airways and sinus cavities. It relieves Kapha & excess Vata in the head and neck areas, kindling memory function and awareness.
NETRA BASTI: 75 minutes / $100
The eye is bathed in ghee, relieving tensions caused by computer eye-strain and fatigue. It nourishes the nervous system, improves mental function, softens wrinkles and brings luster to the eyes.
KARNA PURNA: 60 minutes / $85
The ear canal is filled with warm oil, while the face and neck are massaged. Calms the nervous system, alleviates certain types of headaches, neck and jaw tension, relieves jet lag, can be effective in treating tinnitus, wonderful for balancing vata.
KATI BASTI: 75 minutes / $110
The sacrum is bathed in warm oil with warm packs placed on either side of the spine. Effective for lower back pain. Gives a sense of profound relaxation to the body.
PADABHYANGA: 1/2 hour / $50 Add on to other treatments.
Excellent addition to Nasya, Karna Purna, Netra Basti & Shirodhara, a warm oil marma massage to lower legs & feet ending with vigorous Kasa Vitaki Wand strokes, a traditional treatment for pulling heat from the eyes.
Massage Cupping Therapy
MASSAGE CUPPING BODYWORK: $75/hour
A versatile ancient technique that stimulates the skin by increasing circulation while separating fused tissue layers and improving the natural flow of lymph to promote a smooth appearance and healthy glow. The experience is one of deep relaxation due to nervous system sedation, followed by an incredible feeling of renewal and invigoration.