Ayurveda is the Science of Life. It teaches balance through moderation and self-care. Our range of treatments are specifically tailored to meet your needs, and integrate with the demands of a busy modern life.
1. Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga) -
A unique system of massage developed in India over the past 5000 years. Combining head, foot and full-body oil massage with strokes designed to stimulate the body's energetic systems. Extremely relaxing and rejuvenating, abhyanga is traditionally used as an adjunct therapy for a wide variety of conditions.
Choose abhyanga if you want a deeply restorative experience or to work on improving your physical and emotional wellbeing. Incorporating warm oils designed to harmonize with your body's own constitution. For added benefit, a steam session (svedana) may be included. Svedana is a traditional remedy used to assist weight loss, improve immunity, stimulate lymphatic flow and deeply nourish the tissues. Extremely beneficial for a wide variety of conditions.
Please arrive freshly showered at least 5 mins before your appointment. Bring a comb or scarf to wear home as your scalp may be nourished with oil during the massage.
2. Shirodara (Mind-Calming Therapy)
A beautiful and deeply relaxing experience designed to clam and settle the mind. Shirodara is a traditional therapy that can be used to alleviate stress, anxiety, nervousness and insomnia. It may assist in the treatment of depression, fatigue, hormonal imbalance, hypertension, migraine and chronic tension. This treatment involves the continuous pouring or warm, medicated oil over sensitive nerve junctions in the forehead and scalp, plus massage of the head neck shoulders and feet. Three (or more) consecutive treatments are recommended, but benefit can be obtained from single therapy. A discount is available for subsequent treatments booked within three months of initial shirodara.
Bring a comb or scarf to wear home as your hair will be filled with oil. Allow 15 mins after your therapy to relax in our meditation space.
3. Kati Basti (Heated Oil Therapy) -
A unique treatment targeting musculoskeletal disorders of the spine, shoulder and joints, as well as thoracic area. Designed to help increase flexibility and reduce pain, this ancient treatment can nourish and restore underlying tissues . A dough well is placed over your problem area and filled with medicated oil, providing relief in conditions such as sciatica, slipped and degenerative discs, acute and chronic back pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, knee problems and arthritis. This is then followed with massage as required.
5. Pinda/Ruksha Sweda (Massage with herbal Bolus) -
Offering a way to find immediate relief from pain and inflammation sweda and ruksha therapies can relieve conditions including arthritis, stiffness and swelling of the joints, cellulite, obesity and muscle pain. Specially designed to remove toxic accumulations, this therapy massages active herbal ingredients directly into deeper tissues and ligaments through the use of a medicated bolus. Your specific treatment will be advised by your therapist
5. Nasya Karma (Head and Sinus Therapy)
An ancient technique designed to relive congestion in the head and nasal passages, nasya karma will clear the head and bring a feeling of lightness. Excellent for all forms of congestion of the head and upper respiratory tract, as well as mental fatigue, nasya karma can help bring clarity and soothe undue pressure. Enjoy a head neck and shoulder massage designed to open the sinuses and experience relief when medicated oil is introduced to the nasal passages. An excellent treatment for all forms of upper respiratory congestion and some forms of headache.
6 . Ayurvedic Facial Treatment
A truly magnificent way to nurture yourself. Harnessing organic spices and oils, this age-old facial therapy will not only replenish your skin, but will also restore balance to body and mind. This 8 step rejuvenation treatment will nourish skin, activate pressure points on head, neck and face, relieve muscular tension and ideally carry you to 'another place'. Includes full facial with edible organic product and head/neck/shoulder massage
6. DETOXIFICATION PACKAGE - Pancha Karma / Detoxification and Rejuvenation
The jewel of Ayurveda, panchakarma therapy involves a total rejuvenation and detoxification process that can restore health and wellbeing. Your PK experience will involve a process of elimination, massage, steam treatment and rejuvenation designed specifically for you. Each package can be tailored to your needs depending on constitution and state of wellness. Purify the body to remove toxins and improve your health. Ideal for weight loss, hormonal imbalance, improved respiratory function, reproductive health or as a general tonic designed specifically for you.
For more information on detox therapies see our full suite of detox packages