WHAT IS AYURVEDA?
WHAT IS AYURVEDA?
Ayurveda translates into “the knowledge of life”.
Ayurveda is a holistic healing system over 5,000 years old that originates in India.
Ayurveda is known as the sister science to Yoga and focuses on maintaining balance to prevent disease (rather than the treatment of disease).
In Ayurveda, wellness depends on the balance of mind, body, sprit, and environment. When these things are out of balance, sickness results.
WHAT IS ABHYANGA?
Abhyanga (abee-yan-ga) is one of the most traditional Ayurveda’s healing practices.
It differs from a basic massage due to its heavy use of warm oils over the entire body.
The warm oils deeply penetrate cells and release toxins at the physical, mental, and spiritual levels. When combined with healing touch and long strokes, it is thought to promote overall health and wellness.
If you feel nervous, anxious, or are sleep deprived, these warm oils can calm your mind and nervous system. It will help you feel relaxed, peaceful, focused, and alert.
Abhyanga oil massage benefits include:
WHAT IS SHIRODHARA?
Shirodhara (shiro-dar-a) is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy and it means *flowing stream* in Sanskrit.
A continuous stream of warm oil pours onto the third eye in the forehead and scalp from a special vessel for about 30 minutes.
This Ayurvedic deeply relaxing treatment is often used to soothe and calm one’s body, mind, and nervous system to experience a deep state of rest, similar to meditation.
Recommended for anxiety, insomnia, mental stress, depression, headache and lack of memory.
WHAT IS A MARMA FACIAL?
Marma points, often called vital, hidden, or secret points, are used in Ayurveda for healing the body. There are 107 Marma points all over the body and are energetically linked to the chakras.
Through stimulating Marma points, it can help clearing any blockage or stagnation within these energy points. It is believed that flushing your Marma points with massage can help activate your body’s inner healing ability.
Our Marma Facial helps to increase the glow and circulation and improves the flow of energy and blood and rejuvenates the skin.. This detoxifying facial treatment includes gentle cleansing, exfoliation scrub, mineral-rich mask, face, neck, shoulder and head massage while activating Marma points on the focused areas.
Marma Facial benefits include:
Ayurvedic Body Treatment
ABHYANGA BODY MASSAGE – 60 MIN/$150
MARMA FACIAL – 60 MIN/$150
ABHYANGA + MARMA FACIAL – 90 MIN/$180
ABHYANGA + SHIRODHARA – 90 MIN/$200
ABHYANGA + MARMA FACIAL + SHIRODHARA – 120 MIN/$260
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Akiko is amazing!! Her Ayurvedic oil massage is everything. She is so talented and sweet, her warm smile made me feel welcomed to the space. I've got entire body+facial massage for 90 mins and the experience was fantastic. I was sleeping like a baby while getting treatment. It just felt heavenly. Definitely will come back for more when I need a treat for myself. Thank you so so much, Akiko!!!`` - R. Yamamato