45 minutes: $125
Abhyanga – this therapeutic herbal oil massage is a gentle but firm whole body massage from head to toe. Herbal oils are chosen according to your Prakriti (psychosomatic constitution) (mind body type) and the type of illness.
The therapeutic warm herbal massage is done in a soft, rhythmic way about sixty minutes. After the massage, a steam bath or hot shower is highly recommended. Abhyanga massage is a deeply relaxing, rejuvenating experience. Done regularly, Abhyanga protects one from stress, anxiety, exhaustion and Vata (neuro-muscular) imbalances. It nourishes the body, extends the life span, provides good sleep, improves the skin’s texture, improves vision and provides better physical stability.
Abhyanga warm herbal oil massage therapy is the best way to control and balance Vata in the body. Vata is the predominant entity in the sense of touch, and skin is the organ of touch. Warm herbal oil massage therapy focusing on aligning the deep layers of muscles and connective tissue (called fascia) through kneading and applying slow, intense pressure. Benefits include improved range of motion and posture, and stress and pain relief.