According to Ayurvedic philosophy, the skin eats. As the body’s largest organ, the skin digests everything that is topically applied. We can often see what is going on internally by examining the external appearance of our skin. Problem skin is the body’s expression of internal imbalance. Proper nourishment of the skin will help the skin better function as an organ, help the skin look vibrant and healthy. To remedy severe problem skin, changes should be made internally as well with diet and lifestyle. Read more about Ayurveda and discover your doshic make-up here.
A deeply relaxing warm oil massage that nourishes the tissues, softens tense muscles and calms the mind. Abhyanga is instrumental in easing the diseases of the nervous and immune systems, decreasing Vata, strengthening the Dhatus (bodily tissues), increasing stamina and promoting healthy sleep.
In Sanskrit, the word “marma” means hidden or secret. A marma point is thought to be a juncture of vital life force on the body where all connective tissue meet – muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints. When imbalances block the movement of pranic energy in the body, the resulting stagnation leads to physical and mental discomfort and disease. This light, energetic, warm oil massage relieves physical and mental ama (toxicity), improves lymph flow, helps to balance the Vata dosha and energizes the body.
Calm the mind and experience peaceful rejuvenation as warm oils flow gently on the forehead, opening the third eye. As the oil softly and continuously streams onto the forehead for an extended period of time, the nervous system is relaxed, resulting in relief from depression, anxiety and insomnia.
If you’re looking for release of low back, hip and sacral tension, this treatment is for you. Using the potent and powerful Mahanarayan Oil, the Kati Basti is beneficial in alleviating pain, soreness and muscle spasms. From an Ayurvedic point of view, it helps to pacify one of the primary sites of Vata.
Need relief from dry eyes, allergies, eye twitches and strain? This restorative and preventative Ayurvedic treatment for the eyes is for you. A dam of dough is placed securely around the eye itself and filled with slightly warm ghee (clarified butter). Once submerged under the ghee, you’ll perform various eye exercises. Netra Basti is a rejuvenative therapy that helps to reduce headaches, improve vision, ease eye wrinkles/dark circles and slow natural eye degeneration.
This basti focuses on the nabhi marma at the navel, the vital center where all 72,000 nadis converge. A dam of hand-made dough is placed over the navel area and filled with warm medicated oil. Nabhi Basti helps to strengthen digestion and aids in the relief of digestive problems.
Multiple dams of dough are placed along the spine and filled with heated Mahanarayan Oil. The Prustha Basti releases tension in the spine, lubricates the discs, alleviates pain, nourishes nerve ganglions and is thought to clear blockages in the chakras.