Taken from the Sanskrit (the ancient language of India), Ayurveda translates as 'knowledge of life'.
Ayurveda is India's natural medicine and a complete holistic medical system that works to heal the sick, to maintain health in the healthy and to improve diseases in order to provide quality of life and long life. Ayurveda believes an unhealthy mind can transfer its heat to a healthy body. Hence body and mind should be healthy to maintain the balance.
Ayurveda Body Therapies
Abhyanga: Ayurvedic oil massage is known as Abhyanga. The principle underlying the method is essentially one of detoxification procedures. Application of warm oil and massage to the body promotes better circulation and free diaphoresis (sweating). Medicinal factors in the oil are absorbed by the skin and act as a food and medicinal agent. The soft and oily massage itself has a marked soothing effect on the nervous system as a whole. It remove metabolic waste, reduce pain and swelling, improve complexion and texture of the skin.
Cost | $90 per hour
Indian head massage originated in India over 1000 years ago and began as a way of keeping the hair in good condition. It is based on the ancient healing system of Ayurveda. This form of massage works on the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, ears and face. The areas are massaged using firm yet gentle, rhythmic movements that involve acupressure points called Marma points.
Indian head massage is great for relieving the stress and tension in our everyday lives. The technique uses controlled movements and has a strong effect on the three higher chakras – the mind, body and spirit. The Chakra is the energy vortex that we need to remain striving and because the massage works on the neck and shoulders, tension is relieved almost instantly.
Cost | $40 for 30 minutes