"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 / $175 Abhyanga with Herb Infused or Essential Oil Blends: 90 minutes / $200 Series of four: $600 / $700
Abhyanga is a full-body, warm oil massage performed with a mesmerizing flow of repetitive strokes. It stimulates arterial and lymphatic circulation, rejuvenates the skin and nourishes the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. It is powerfully detoxifying, deeply relaxing, and results in a calm and balanced state of heightened awareness that can last for days.
Melanie Sachs, author of "Ayurvedic Beauty Care; Ageless Techniques to Invoke Natural Beauty", refers to Abhyanga as the "Full-Body Facial", and my 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 / $150
w/ Marma Facial Massage: 90 minutes / $200
Marma Head and Facial Massage: 45 minutes / $125
Facial Massage w/ Kansa Vataki Wand: 60 minutes / $150
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 / $300
This combination is the peak client experience and my #1 request. It’s the fusion of Ayurveda’s three most anxiety reducing treatments, Abhyanga, Hrid Basti & Shirodhara. The effect is incredibly deep and long lasting. After Abhyanga, a proprietary blend of herbs is transported transdermally to the heart region by a warm oil bath over the heart chakra. Synchronized with Shirodhara, this results in a profound Heart/Mind connection. Vishuddhi, also known as the purification center, is given special attention with its own special herbal blend. The results are beyond description.
Hrid/Shirodhara: $275 Hrid/Abhyanga: $275
EMOTIONAL TRANSFORMATION FORMULA: 60 min / $150
Powerful guided imagery from the Taoist tradition ignites the capacity to digest and transform difficult emotional residue into higher energy such as Wisdom, Maturity and Grace. Combined w/Abhyanga, Marma, or Shirodhara: $275
Ayurvedic Sense Cleansing Treatments
HRID BASTI: 75 min / $175
The heart chakra is bathed in warm oil with corresponding marma point massage. Eases anxiety and emotional grief, while strengthening the heart muscle and regulating cardiac function. The ultimate heart opener and gateway to peace. Includes guided imagery to clear residual emotional matter.
NASYA w/ Facial Massage: 75 minutes / $175
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 / $175
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: 75 minutes / $175
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 / $175
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.
KATI / GREEVA BASTI: 90 min: $200
The cervical vertegrae are treated, along with the sacrum, giving relaxation and nourishment to the entire spine.
NABHI BASTI: 75 min / $175
The navel is the vital center where all 75,000 Nadi's converge. Treating this area to massage and warm medicated oil bath strengthens digestive power and helps release "gut feeling" emotions. Can help with IBS, constipation and other abdominal disorders.
JANU BASTI: 75 min: $175
The knees are bathed in warm, medicated oil. Benefits are pain relief, relaxation of muscles, nourished ligaments, increased circulation, lubrication of the joints, flexibility, etc.
PADABHYANGA: 1/2 hour / $75 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.
TAOIST HEALING THERAPIES: $150/h5
The ancient art of Taoist Healing offers powerful methods to improve our condition from the inside out. Sessions may include simple strategies that balance body chemistry to improve sleep and mood, learning to focus attention in a way that nourishes the organs, the bones or the adrenal system, guided imagery formulas that convert unpleasant emotions into higher states of energy or free us from inherited conditions or beliefs that don’t serve us. If you can imagine being more grounded and at the same time more expansive, the feeling of being deeply rested and restored after a blissful session of guided imagery and the lightness that might result from dropping emotional baggage without having to relive it…that’s what a Taoist Healing Session feels like.