Shirodhara is a gentle, yet profound treatment that works specifically on balancing and stabilizing the activity of the mind. Warm, dosha-specific herbal oils are beautifully streamed over the Ajna Chakra or third eye, taking the participant on a journey deep inside. This helps bring balance to the mind and the emotions, and is balancing to the nervous system; creating feelings of relaxation and delight. Shirodhara is great for imbalances from the neck up including stress, anxiety, racing mind, moodiness, anger, depression, insomnia, hair loss, early graying, and headaches.
The benefits are greatly enhanced if paired with a therapeutic abhyanga massage, when the body is already relaxed and in a very receptive state. When the body is restless, abhyanga is very powerful and grounding; and when the mind is restless, shirodhara is calming.
Abhyanga is unlike any other form of massage. It is a choreographed warm herbal oil massage that is designed to bring nourishment to the tissues, deep relaxation to the muscles and calmness to the mind. Abhyanga is grounding and its effect linger for days, as it brings balance to the body’s subtle energies. Warm ayurvedic herbal oils are generously and rhythmically massaged into the body in a specific flow to nourish the skin and deeper body tissues. Abhyanga helps things move, which is why it’s considered both detoxifying and rejuvenating. Abhyanga is especially supportive in conditions like anxiety, stress, insomnia, fatigue, pain, arthritis, digestive issues, and constipation. Even if you’re already healthy, Abhyanga will have a nourishing and lustrous effect on your skin. Regular sessions support a resilient body and immunity, and the ancient ayurvedic rishis touted that abhyanga wards off old age.
Swedana / Herbal Steam Therapy
This full body steam from the neck down infuses dosha specific herbs and heat to detoxify and purify the body. COMING SOON - FEBRUARY 2019