Treatments

Treatments

Please note that our treatments are available to everyone. An Ayurvedic consultation is not required prior to scheduling a treatment. Classic Ayurvedic body treatments are designed for each person and utilize appropriate organic herbalized oils and ghees to purify, relax, rejuvenate, and balance.

 

 

 Abhyanga Massage

AHC-Abhyanga-Massage-148x148This treatment begins with a dry massage using raw silk gloves to open the pores of the skin and relax the muscles. Classical warm, herb-infused oils are massaged throughout the body to nourish the tissues with vital fluids, remove obstructions in the body channels, and flush wastes and toxins from the system. Marmas (important junction points in the energy system) are stimulated to help regain balance of energy flow in the body.

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Dual Abhyanga Massage

Two skilled Licensed Massage Therapists work in the traditional synchronized choreography to soothe the nervous system and move you into a state of deep blissful relaxation, release, and rejuvenation. This treatment begins with a dry massage using raw silk gloves to open the skin pores and to relax the muscles. Classical warm, herb-infused oils are massaged throughout the body to nourish the tissues, remove obstructions in the body channels, and flush wastes and toxins from the system.

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Ayurvedic Facial

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Something magical happens simply by working on the face. In an Ayurvedic Facial, your entire body will let go, and your energy will shift into a roomier and more peaceful place. You will shine again. Experience how this unique combination of gentle balancing touch, use of the vital energy points, and stimulating head massage will re-energize your face and whole being.

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Energy Balancing Treatment

AHC-Energy-Balancing-148x148In the human body we find many dynamic energy systems. These systems include the chakra system, the meridians, and the seven levels of consciousness (aura). Energy therapy works with these energetic systems and is used to help maintain a healthy balance and flow of energy through the body, either by treating an existing ailment or as preventative medicine. Keeping the body at its optimum level of health is our goal.

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Garshan Massage

AHC-Garshan-148x148An energizing oil-free massage using raw silk gloves, Garshan stimulates lymph flow and the removal of toxins (ama). Garshan also increases circulation, aids in cellulite reduction, and brings a glow to the skin through exfoliation. Garshan is a very nice addition to Vivesh massage or as a short stand-alone treatment.

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Grounding Vata Bliss Massage

AHC-Grounding-Vata-Bliss-148x148This treatment is warming and calming and melts away tension. It is beneficial for those with excess air and ether elements in the mind or body. It is also highly beneficial to receive Grounding Vata Bliss Massage during the colder, windier seasons when Vata dosha is naturally aggravated. This treatment soothes nerves and nourishes dry skin with a warm, orange-scented sesame oil and includes heated river rocks. Soak brittle fingernails in warm oil and then enjoy a cup of hot organic tea.

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Invigorating Kapha Bliss massage

AHC&WS invigorating kapha bliss-148x148Uplifting for those who feel physically or mentally heavy from excessive Earth and Water elements, Invigorating Kapha Bliss Massage purifies the lymphatic system and stimulates detoxification. This is a blood-moving, full-body massage that uses a heating, aromatic blend of oils such as lemon, clary sage, and clove. Clear out any upper body congestion with an aromatic herbal steam, followed by a cup of warm ginger tea. This treatment is often best enjoyed in the late winter or early spring.

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Kati Basti Low-Back Treatment

Kati Basti is a lower back treatment to reduce experiences of low back pain and sciatica. A traditional Ayurvedic herbalized oil that contains over twenty herbs penetrates and nourishes the tissues of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems to reduce Vata dosha and to deliver deep healing. Accompanied by marma point work.

 

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Marma Massage

The vedic version of acupressure work, Marma massage is deeply relaxing and helps to improve the flow and circulation of energy through the channels of the body. Great for someone who has never before received bodywork, Marma massage is typically done using gentle pressure and with the client clothed. Use of a tuning fork may be added for added benefit.

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Nasya Sinus Treatment

AHC-Nasya-148x148Nasya provides sinus rejuvenation by administering and utilizing warm herbalized oils that are specific to the client’s doshic constitution. This treatment nourishes, lubricates, purifies, and cleanses the nasal passages. Nasya sinus treatment is used to decrease incidences of congestion, allergy, headache, and shoulder and neck tension.

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Netra Basti Eye Treatment

Netra Basti is an eye treatment used to rejuvenate tired eyes (hello, computer users!) as well as those with dry eyes, poor vision, or glaucoma. The eyes are bathed in warm ghee, which releases stress and tension, and reduces fine lines. Deeply restorative for the eyes and entire nervous system, Netra Basti reduces both Pitta and Vata doshas. Includes marma point work.

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Pinda Sveda Massage

AHC&WS pinda sweda-148x148A traditional treatment in which soft boluses (herbs and rice cooked in milk and then wrapped in cotton cloth) are steeped in warm oil and massaged on the body for a soothing, gentle, topical application. This traditional treatment reduces fatigue and pain, and decreases anxiety. The soft herbal warmth leaves one feeling strengthened and refreshed.

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Post-Partum Massage

Post-Partum Massage is special because it involves techniques that assist the ribcage and pelvis to shift back to their pre-pregnancy alignment while simultaneously supporting sacral and cranial movement with gentle holds. The massage incorporates gentle strokes that ease the relocation of the internal organs that have been pressed upward during pregnancy. Repetitive downward stroking reminds the organs of their original placement by stimulating cellular memory. This is a much-needed treat for the new mother!

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Refreshing Pitta Bliss Massage

AHC&WS pitta head-massage-148x148Best enjoyed during the summer months or for those with excess fire element in the mind or body, Refreshing Pitta Bliss Massage is a luxurious and cooling and includes a full-body coconut oil abhyanga massage, cucumber eye treatment, facial massage, and rose water facial mist. Concludes with a delicious cup of cooling herbal tea.

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Shirodhara

AHC-Shirodhara-148x148A steady stream of warm herbal oil is poured onto the forehead. This subtle therapy induces a profound sense of peace and well-being, balances emotions, calms the mind, and reduces Vata dosha. Shirodhara also brings awareness to the third eye. Organic oils are customized to your individual doshic constitution. Includes marma work.

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Somassage Therapy

AHC&WS somassage-148x148Somassage® is a deep, transformative bodywork that addresses myofascia and muscles with the intention of holistically balancing the body within the field of gravity. It begins with side-lying positions and moves from front to back work in order to contact all the lines of fascia. It is an energizing treatment that reminds the body of the principles of alignment and suspension mechanics while also deeply soothing the nervous system. Leave in a more alert, responsive state of aliveness.

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Structural Integration

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Structural Integration (aka Rolfing) is a form of deep-tissue manual therapy that spans 11 sessions. It facilitates a more natural and easeful positioning of the human structure within gravity by addressing the suspensory nature of the human body. Structural Integration is effective at treating chronic pain syndromes and is also an excellent modality for athletic performance. As a result of going through the SI series, clients experience increased stability, mobility, and energy.

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Swedana Steam Therapy

AHC-Lily-148x148Steam therapy has been used since ancient times to detoxify the body. In Ayurvedic bodywork, Swedana ideally follows an abhyanga massage to purify the bodily tissues and the sweat glands. This procedure also removes stiffness, heaviness, coldness, and inflammation, as well as pacifying any vitiated doshas. Important junction points in the energy system are stimulated to help regain balance of the energy flow in the body. If added after a massage, Swedana is 15 minutes long.

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Udvartana Exfoliating Massage

42-22735733Finely ground herbal powders are gently rubbed into the body in this dry massage. The herbal powders are chosen according to what will most benefit the body type of the client. Urdvartana is traditionally the final detoxifying step after an abhyanga oil massage. It gently stimulates, exfoliates, smoothes, and tones the skin. It is also an excellent method to reduce excess adipose tissue, impart mobility to the joints, and strengthen muscles. If added after a massage, urdvartana is 10 minutes.

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Vivesh Massage

AHC&WS vivesh-148x148A deep-tissue form of Ayurvedic massage that focuses on the musculoskeletal system, Vivesh uses doshically-appropriate oils with special massage strokes that are designed to break up fibrous scar tissue. This reinvigorates aching muscles and joints. Your specific accumulated mental, emotional, and physical stresses are released as the aromatic oils penetrate the tissue layers for deep relief.

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