Investing in Ayurvedic Consultation, Yoga and Massage Therapy is an investment in your health.
All services at The ChayaVeda Integrative Healing Arts Center are personalized according to your Ayurvedic constitution (dosha), age, condition and goals.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine pain.
SWEDISH AND RESTORATIVE
A soothing full body massage that stimulates energy flow, releases tension and restores and purifies the body and mind.
A relaxing, nurturing and therapeutic Swedish massage, using firm pressure
An ancient and sacred healing technique of placing the hands, through which energy is channeled for relaxation and energy balancing.
Below is a list of Ayurvedic services available at ChayaVeda. Enjoy some of the Ayurvedic Massage, Bodywork and Yoga as stand alone spa treatments in our beautiful and serene healing arts studio, or have an Ayurvedic Consultation for a health plan that may also include a specifically designed series of Ayurvedic Body Treatments, Cleansing or Rejuvenation Program, Subtle Energetic Modalities, or Yoga Therapy to address your specific needs to balance and purify doshas, condition, mind, emotion, and cultivate clarity through higher states of attention and awareness.
An Ayurvedic Consultation with Chaya provides education that addresses overall health and well-being, as well as alleviating longstanding issues and imbalances. Using pulse diagnosis and Ayurvedic analysis, your Ayurvedic Constitution (dosha assessment) will be determined, and information provided about it's strengths and challenges, as well as understanding the imbalances that may be causing the problem, and methods to manage and reverse them. Ayurvedic Health Coaching package options are also available and recommended to assist and enhance implementing sustaining and achieving optimal results.
AYURVEDIC BODY TREATMENTS are personalized according to dosha and condition. Sessions begin with modified constitutional assessment, client intake and evaluation, and except for Marma Therapy, are completed with a hot towel compress.
ABHYANGA MASSAGE is a rhythmic full-body massage that promotes arterial and lymphatic circulation and drainage that facilitates cleansing, rejuvenation, and deep relaxation. The heated Ayurvedic oils are selected according to your dosha and condition. 3 position 60 minute and 5 position 90 minute options are available.
GARSHANA is a silk glove massage that exfoliates the skin and stimulates lymphatic flow and drainage. It is a preparation for the Abhyanga massage and is offered only in this combination.
KATI BASTI is deeply nourishing to the spine and relaxing to the body and mind. It is a useful treatment of back, kidney, adrenal, excretory and urinary conditions. A well made of flour is placed around the spine and then filled with warm Ayurvedic herbalized oil, selected according to your Ayurvedic constitution and condition.
FULL BODY CLAY MASK has been used for thousands of years with a variety of healing and beauty benefits including their anti-inflammatory properties.Mud and its minerals can help alleviate aches and muscle pains. Another mud mask advantage is the soothing effect, and its minerals, including sodium, magnesium and potassium, have on the skin. The benefits are enhanced with the addition of Ayurvedic herbs in right combination with a variety of clays and powerful and potent herbal extracts, as recommended by Ayurveda, to make the final product used for this treatment effective and long lasting. Add a full body clay mask to an Abhyanga Massage for a deeply cleansing and nourishing treatment.
Clay Mask 45 minutes/$75
Abhyanga/Full Body Clay Mask 105 minutes $160
NASYA/SANS is used as a sinus/allergy treatment that also balances energy and promotes clarity. It is a full head and neck, shoulder, and facial massage, followed by aromatic steam and Ayurvedic nose drops prepared according to your needs, that clear impurities from the head and neck area, opening sinuses, lymphatics and stimulating energy flow. Often done in combination with Abhyanga massage to enhance benefits, including detoxification and relaxation.
NASYA (herbalized oil nose drops), clear the sinuses and head and balances prana and energy, and may be added to treatments $15
GARSHANA (silk glove massage), may be added to treatments $25
SHIRODHARA is good for brain health and nourishment, and soothing and calming the nervous system, by synchronizing brain waves, stilling the mind, enhancing blood circulation to the brain, nourishing the hair and scalp and aiding in the release of stress and tension, it is energizing yet relaxing. Session includes a massage to the head neck and face followed by warm Ayurvedic oil poured in a gentle stream onto the forehead.
VISHESH is a vigorous, stimulating massage activates circulation, breaks up toxic adhesions, stimulates lymphatic flow and guides impurities out of the body.Warm Ayurvedic herbalized oil, selected according to your Ayurvedic constitution and condition are used,
UDVARTANA is good for purification, weight loss, lymphatic drainage, circulation, musculoskeletal problems, and deep detoxification. It is a stimulating massage with herbal powders and warm oils to powerfully exfoliate and deeply detoxify the tissues.
AYURVEDIC ENERGY BALANCING
MARMA CHIKITSA is tailored to the unique needs of the client as per their constitution, age, condition, and belief system. Marma points are vital energy points on the body, similar to shiatsu points and are used as a diagnostic tool and for healing on every level, affecting body, mind and consciousness.
Marmani will either be stimulated or calmed, purified and balanced, providing increased circulation, nourishment, relaxation, and ultimately open the doorway deeper consciousness, clear perception, awareness and healing. The? session will include light or deep pressure to specific points with essencial oils, gem stones, vibrational tuning, and Chakra Balancing, tailored to the needs of the individual.
Swedana (fomentation therapy) or sweating is done as the main treatment procedure for various vata vyadhi or as a pre-operative procedure for panchakarma depending upon your condition (see more about Panchakarma below).
Swedana is a procedure done to stimulate your sweat glands to increase perspiration and circulation. It alleviates vitiated vata and kapha dosha. It helps to reduce pain, stiffness, heaviness and coldness in the body and indicated in asthma, cough, running nose, sinusitis, flatulence, constipation, heaviness, stiffness, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, spasticity and various vata vyadhi like paralysis, osteoarthritis, low back ache, etc.
One should not undergo swedana if you are dehydrated, feeling thirsty and weak, suffering from very dry skin, dizziness, ascites, inflammation of the skin, edema, fever, anemia and jaundice, after consumption of alcohol and women should not undergo swedana during pregnancy and menstruation.
During panchakarma, sweating treatment is usually given after fat administration with internal oleation or Snehana therapy by a special protocol called purvakarma. Details are specific to the person's needs and provided during Ayurvedic Consultation. These two are administered as preparation to Panchakarma therapy. In some cases, Sweating treatment is administered as a stand alone treatment for imbalances of Vata and Kapha.
Sweating therapy is adapted to suit the needs of each individual, combined with proper herbs and applied with consideration to the imbalance, season, and organ affected to be effective.
In Vata – Kapha imbalance disorder, Snighda-Rooksha sweda is administered. This is a oiling and drying type of sweating.
In Vata imbalance disorder, Snigdha sweda this is a oiling type of sweating.
In Kapha imbalance disorder, Rooksha Sweda – this is a dry type of sweating.
Pinda Sweda a bolus is prepared with herbs or pastes and heated to induce sweating. Aching joints and muscles are massaged vigorously with warm herbal bags, draining toxins and giving relief to pain and tension in the affected areas, relieving musculoskeletal problems like rheumatoid arthritis. We offer a variety of pinda sweda offered as a full treatment or add on. Price and duration will vary accordingly.
Nadi Sweda steam is generated by boiling specific herbalized liquids in a pot. The pot is attached with a pipe for the steam to flow towards the body. We use a seated steam box to provide this treatment. A cold compress is applied to the head, and other areas which are to remain cool.
We offer a variety of options, offered as a full treatment or add on. Price and duration will vary accordingly.
Upanaha Sweda sweating is induced with a paste, bandage or poultice. We offer a variety of pastes and poultices, offered as a full treatment or add on. Price and duration will vary accordingly.
Basti Chikitsa, Ayurvedically formulated enemas, are recommended along with other diet and lifestyle modifications to pacify 80% of imbalances and conditions of the body and mind. Education and preparation according to ones dosha and condition are available. Price varies and, though not required, is often recommended and included in panchakarma programs.
PERSONAL YOGA INSTRUCTION
Study basic Hatha Yoga; the physical discipline of Yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Appropriate for all levels, including beginners. Sessions begin with client intake and evaluation.
Yoga Therapy is a Holistic and therapeutic application of Yoga and Ayurveda, offering guidance that is specific for you and your individual needs. Sessions begin with client intake and evaluation.
RESTORATIVE YOGA NIDRA, DEEP RELAXATION & GUIDED MEDITATION
Yoga poses coordinated with breath to prepare the body for deep relaxation, guided imagery, and meditation. Yoga nidra's rotation of consciousness provides deep rest and relaxation, purifies the brain and is rejuvenating and healing on all levels of the body, mind and spirit.
Learn to move without pain, increase awareness of movement patterns, abdominal strength, muscular control and capacity, joint flexibility and the power of the breath and the mind/body connection. Routines can be adapted to be gentle enough for beginners or sophisticated enough to challenge the superfit, as well as a thoughtful approach to working out. Sessions begin w/ a postural evaluation, condition assessment, client intake and evaluation