Abhyanga

A Pleasant Experience for the Mind/Body connection.  This ancient ritual is luxuriously relaxing, and causes the central nervous system to enter a calm, blissful state as streams of oil are poured over the entire body. Accumulated stress and toxins in the mind and body dissolve during the abhyanga.  A  full-body warm oil massage therefore acts as a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of mind and body.

“Abhyanga” — the ayurvedic oil massage — is also  an integral part of the daily routine.  In this modern, fast-paced life, it is hard to take that time most mornings to give yourself a full-body, hour long massage.  One of our popular treatment combinations is an Abhyanga and Shirodhara, which is a 1 hr 45 min treatment.  The client goes home with the oil used during the Shirodhara, about a quart of herbalized, organic oil that can be used for the client to continue using for daily Abhyanga at home.  In fact, the power of Abhyanga is written many times in the ancient Ayurvedic texts.  Here’s what one source says — “Give yourself a full body oil massage on a daily basis. It is nourishing, pacifies the doshas, relieves fatigue, provides stamina, pleasure and perfect sleep, enhances the complexion and the luster of the skin, promotes longevity and nourishes all parts of the body”.

Here are some of the benefits traditionally associated when coming for regular treatments of Abhyanga:

  • Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings
  • Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology
  • Calming for the entire nervous system
  • Lubrication of the joints
  • Increased mental alertness
  • Improved elimination of impurities from the body
  • Softer, smoother skin
  • Increased levels of stamina through the day
  • Better, deeper sleep at night

Abhyanga uses the deep powers of transdermal (through the skin) absorption of herbs and oils which provide vital nutrients and minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, essential fatty acids, and vitamins to the body through the skin.  Since the skin is the largest organ in the body, an abhyanga helps perform its diverse functions efficiently, whether it is allowing toxins to be released from the body or providing nourishment to be absorbed by the tissues. Our bodies need to be well oiled machines to maintain peak performances and to not dry out our tissues as we age.

Some of our popular treatment combos:

Abhyanga and Swedhana.  A Full Body Oil Massage followed by a herbalized steam.  1 1/2 hours. $100

Abhyanga and Shirodhara:  A Full Body Oil Massage followed by the deep subtle third eye treatment.  1 hr. and 45 minutes.  $140

Abhyanga, Swedhana, and Shirodhara. A Full Body Oil Massage, followed by herbalized steam. Then back on massage table for the deep healing effects of the third eye treatment. 2 hours. $165

Abhyanga and Udvarthana:  A Full Body Massage followed by an herbal scrub. 2 hours.  $140

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