Ayurveda, (Ahh-yur-vay-duh) literally translated as “the Science of Life,” is a 5,000 year old system of medicine that originated in ancient India. It is a intricate union of philosophy, spirituality and a complete medical science that is not only relevant and applicable in our modern lives, but incredibly valuable. It’s timeless techniques are reassuringly being proven by modern research to promote health through a nourishing sattvic lifestyle- one of mindfulness, balance and harmony.
Abhyanga helps balance neurotransmitter production, reduces stress hormones and enhances relaxation and loving behaviours. As a full body rejuvenating massage, the treatment includes a pulse assessment, marma therapy, abdominal organ massage, reflexology of the head, hands and feet blending in with long, soothing strokes, which benefit the entire body, as the healing scents of individualized aromatherapy and luxurious warm, medicated oils nourish your skin. The effect of the oil penetrates the 7 skin layers which in turn correspond with the 7 tissue layers of Ayurveda physiology, to help deeply balance your prana (energy), calm your mind and enhances higher consciousness. Herbal, fragrant oils help loosen and facilitate the removal of accumulated doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) and ama (toxins) from the body. You’ll leave feeling relaxed, nourished, refreshed and rejuvenated.
Marma is a Sanskrit word that translates as a vital energy point located at the surface of the body. These points are vital because they are infused with prana (life force) and permeated with consciousness; which expresses itself in lively, concentrated form at these points. Thus, the marmani serve as a bridge or doorway between the body, mind and soul and provide great psycho emotional healing opportunities. They function diagnostically, as well as therapeutically-to balance the mind and relieve pain and for preventative care and rejuvenation.
The ideal Abhyanga booking is for 90 mins ($150). or 120 mins ($175), according to individual need, both of these durations also provide enough time for the client to shower after the massage, if they like.
90 min $150
120 min $175
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage
A full body massage, performed in the traditional oriental style; on a cushioned floor. Passive body manipulations allow for deep connective tissue release, while this meditative experience balances your chakras and brings you on a unique journey through Marma Chikitsa (therapies), soft tissue manipulation using lotion or medicated oil, breathing techniques, aroma and sound therapy-through mantra and tuning forks.
60 min $100
90 min $130
Turiya Massage Therapy 60 min $100
Turiya therapy is a body based counselling science of Energy Point Therapy, rooted in the ancient Marma Chikitsa (therapies) of Ayurveda. Based on the innovative work of Jaisri M Lambert, named by Dr. V. Lad and influenced by Polarity Therapy of Dr. Randolph Stone, techniques used induce a deeply relaxing and blissful state of consciousness called ‘Turiya’ ~ the state of awareness that is neither fully conscious nor deep sleep. While in this Turiya state, we are able to witness and/or release impressions in our conscious and subconscious mind, which denotes the transformation of our psycho-emotional causes of disease into spiritual wisdom, while relaxing the body and nervous system. The fingertips with optimal pressure are used to stimulate and balance the points, while integrating, aromatherapy, crystal and sound therapy; to create a therapy that is rejuvenating, powerful and unique to the individual. The marmani of Ayurveda have not only local effects at the point or region of their position, but also may stimulate, pacify or balance aspects of mind and body both near and far away.
Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultation 60 min $170
During your comprehensive health consultation we meet for 60 minutes. It includes a thorough health intake form that you fill out prior to our visit, physical and verbal evaluation using a unique methodology of 8 clinical limbs of assessment, including pulse diagnosis, to determine your unique constitution (mind/body type) according to traditional Ayurvedic principles. Based upon this, a long term treatment plan with specific step by step recommendations offered around lifestyle, diet & nutrition, herbal supplementation, yoga & exercise, cleansing, colour, sound, aroma and bodywork therapies will be created for you. Ayurveda counselling sets the foundation for lasting health and balance in life, provides a great introduction to the science of life and guides as to which Ayurveda treatments are appropriate for you. Follow up consultations are recommended to ensure your success with your unique health program by receiving support and guidance from your Ayurveda practitioner. It is ideal to schedule a follow up appointment within a month following your first consultation.
Follow Up Consultation 60 min $110
As Ayurveda integrates into your life, book a follow-up comprehensive consultation to ensure success with your program,by gaining more insight and understanding into your own personal process.
Meet our Ayurveda Practitioner Jessica Kruse
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