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                      The Art of Ayurvedic Massage 

              spa AYURVEDA  

Ayurveda’s heart is the concept that our bodies are a microcosm of the universe with three doshas at work:


Vata  (air),

Pitta (fire)

Kapha (earth).


Each of us has a unique pattern of physical, mental and emotional energy that corresponds with these doshas and although one dosha is generally dominant, we possess all doshas to varying degrees.  


Full body and head massage using oodles of warm organic sesame oil. Abhyanga profoundly pacifies the nervous system and de-stresses the entire body as it becomes softer and more flexible. It stimulates marma points helping to clear staganation by increasing the flow of energy and the warm, unctous qualities of the oil soften and loosen long standing toxins. As the days go by the effects of Abhyanga go deeper and deeper and a real sense of groundedness emerges!

Specialised full body massage using heated linen bolus filled with warming and detoxifying herbs. Pindasweda breaks up stagnation and reduces musculo skeletal pain in problems areas. It reduces toxins and water retention through stimulation of the lympathic system and is particularly useful in rheumatoid arthritis. It is an excellent treatment to increase circulation and reduce fat tissue and cellulite. It can sometimes be useful to combime Abhyanga with Pindasweada.

Gentle pressure is applied to 107 marma points (also known as acupressure points). This procedure releases trapped energy (prana) within the body to rejuvenate organs, tissues and other systems.

Swedana or full body steam bath is done immediately after massage. It opens the micro channels enabling the qualities of the oil to permeate more deeply. Swedana liquifies toxins and mobilises them to move out of the tissues via the sweat channels. An excellent detoxification treatment which improves circulation, relieves aches and pains, pacifies Vata and melts Kapha. We use only the purest water in our state of the art "Hyperthermic Chamber". The chamber is thermostatically controlled to maintain exactly the right temperature, and as the head remains outside the chamber it remains cool with the help of a cool compress and fragrant rose water spray.

The pouring of a continuous stream of warm oil of the forehead designed to pacify and re-balance the central nervous system. Shirodhara pacifies the symptoms of stress and is proven to reduce the presence of stress hormones in the blood stream. It helps  to relieve headaches, insomnia, poor concentration and some of the causes of hypertension e.g. anxiety, tension etc. It creates a profound sense of deep relaxation and wellbeing. 

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