*Please be advised that our Ayurveda Practitioner, Jessica Kruse, is working abroad as of October 31st, 2019 until late spring of 2020. If you would like to be made aware when Jessica is available for bookings, please create an account (online or over the phone) and keep up to date with our once-a-month newsletter. *
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 hormone production and enhances relaxation and loving behaviors. 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.
Women should be aware that breast massage is included during the Abhyanga massage (though you are welcome to request that this is not done before or at any time during the massage). Your upper body, including the breasts and abdomen, may be exposed during parts of the breast-massage aspect of the treatment. Please discuss any concerns about this with your practitioner or with a Wellness Coordinator at the time of booking.
The ideal Abhyanga booking is for 75 mins or 105 mins, according to individual preference and need. Enough time is provided for the client to shower after the massage, if they wish.
75 min massage + 15 min showering time – $150
105 min massage + 15 min showering time – $175
Learn more about abhyanga here
Turiya Massage Therapy
Turiya therapy is a body-based counseling 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, the 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 on the body, but also may stimulate, pacify, or balance aspects of mind and body both near and far away.
60 min $100
Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultation
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.
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.
Initial consultation 75 min $170
Follow Up Consultation 60 min $110
Meet our Ayurveda Practitioner Jessica Kruse
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