Ayurveda, which translates as “knowledge of longevity”, is the oldest form of health and healing known. This healing modality works via prevention and by addressing the root cause of illness, instead of the symptoms. Ayurveda originates from India and has its roots in the elemental theory. According to Ayurveda, each individual has their own unique constitution (dosha) of Vata (ether & air), Pitta (water & fire), and Kapha (water & earth).
Using diet, lifestyle, herbs, and yoga therapy that are unique to your own constitution, we will work to ensure you are living your best life physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Vata: The dosha of ether and air with the qualities of dry, light, cold, rough, subtle, mobile and clear. This dosha’s main site is in the colon with secondary sites in the bones, ears, thighs, and brain. Signs of excess Vata include spacey/ungrounded thought patterns, anxiety, insomnia, ringing in the ears, numbness in the skin, aching in the lower back, gas, etc.
Pita: The dosha of water and fire with the qualities of oily, sharp, hot, light, spreading, and liquid. This dosha’s main site is in the small intestine with secondary sites in the liver, eyes, skin, blood, heart, and brain. Signs of excess Pita include irritability, inclination/sensitivity to criticism, quick to anger, skin rash, excess heat in the body, red eyes, heartburn, inflammation, etc.
Kapha: The dosha of water and earth with the qualities of heavy, slow, cool, oily, slimy, dense, soft, static, and cloudy. This dosha’s main site is in the stomach with secondary sites in the lungs, pancreas, sinuses, lymph, joints, nose, and mouth. Signs of excess Kapha include apathy, obesity, congestion, sinus infections, coughs, edema, underactive thyroid, high cholesterol, etc.
This session can last up to 2 hours. In this session, we will assess your current state of health & concerns, assess possible imbalances, and provide you with a starting treatment plan to begin your journey to wellness.
The follow-up sessions can last up to an hour and build upon previous treatment plans of diet, lifestyle & herbal medicine.
If you know you have a goal that may require some ongoing assistance, this would be a great package for you! Discover the benefits of having multiple sessions with your Ayurvedic counselor.
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Work one-on-one with a practitioner to develop a cleanse that is right for you. Work on eliminating foods that are harmful and toxic to your body and invite in cleansing foods and herbs to balance your dosha and build and nurture a healthier you. Cleanses are most supportive to your body in the spring and fall months. Add an Ananda Day Package to support the cleansing process.
Shirodhara translates as “head” (shiro) “flow” (dhara). This is the steady flow of warm oil over the forehead. Shirodhara is known to release stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia by aiding in the body’s release of serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin. This practice is especially useful in balancing the Vata dosha.
60 Minutes: $100
An Ayurvedic massage involving large amounts of warm oil, specific to balancing your dosha. This massage creates a detoxifying effect on the body by moving metabolic waste and soothing soft tissue and joints. The abdomen is massaged to benefit the digestive system as well. This treatment is cleansing, balancing, and rejuvenating.
60 Minutes: $100
90 Minutes: $135
120 Minutes: $175
Nasya is the nasal administration of medicinal oil to pacify all doshas but particularly Vata. This treatment begins with a warm oil massage focused on the head, neck, and shoulders to specifically assist in the opening of the sinus cavity. Nasya oil is then placed in the nostrils followed by marma point therapy (energy work) on the face and head. Nasya is great for decongesting the sinuses, balancing the mind and emotions, as well as helping stiffness in the head, neck, and jaw.
60 Minutes: $85
This traditional Ayurvedic treatment is used to enhance the health and clarity of the eyes. A frame of chickpea flour is created around the closed eyes, which the practitioner fills with lukewarm ghee. After some time, the recipient is asked to intermittently open their eyes, allowing the ghee to lift and expel impurities. After treatment, turmeric smoke is used to flush the eyes. This treatment is thought to prevent various eye conditions such as conjunctivitis and glaucoma, and can be restorative for people who experience dry eye or excessive eye strain.
60 minutes: $105
Hridaya basti is a treatment to nourish the heart. This treatment helps with both the physical heart and the energy of the heart as well. Arjuna transdermal cream is used to soften and stimulate the marma point of the heart, followed by the application of warm oils, energy work, stone therapy, and sound therapy. This is a beautiful, subtle treatment with powerful results.
60 Minutes: $105
In this calming, nurturing, and uplifting treatment, enjoy 60 minutes of shirodhara with marma point therapy on the head, neck, and face. Then conclude with a nasya treatment specific to your dosha and 30-minute reflexology therapy for your feet. Expect head-to-toe rejuvenation with this detoxifying combination.
100 Minutes: $225
Enjoy the ultimate combination of our Ayurveda services. Ananda begins with 60 minutes of abhyanga massage, followed by a 60-minute combination of our nasya and shirodhara treatments. The combination of these treatments is incredibly powerful for removing excess dosha, clearing the mind, and detoxifying the body.
120 Minutes: $250