From one of the oldest systems of healthcare come these hypnotic therapies, Abhyangha and Shirodhara, that nourish the skin, soothe the nervous system, relieve pain and anxiety, improve sleep and mental concentration with generous amounts of warm oil for the body, scalp and hair.
These traditional Ayurvedic medicine therapies from India are deeply grounding and nourishing for the nervous system.
Abhyangha (ahh bee yan ghah) is a full body treatment that benefits dry, suffering skin, joint stiffness and pain, insomnia, anxiety and blue moods. Shirodhara (shee roh dah-ra) is a soothing treatment for the head (and neck in this case) activating energy pathways in the body that awaken inner vision, strengthen the nervous system, support quality sleep, relieve anxiety and increase mental focus.
The oil is the medicine in these treatments. Grounding. Warming. Soothing to the nervous system. Nourishing to the tissues. I use cold pressed organic vegetables oils because they are considered to be alive and through this treatment we are feeding the skin and deeper layers of tissue.
The treatments benefit dry skin conditions, cold temps in the body, rigid thinking (this is great for breaking up stagnation of all kinds, including mental), joint stiffness and muscle pain, sleeplessness, unhappy skin, and anxiety.
It is recommended that you keep your day free and clear after these treatments to settle into the quiet that they offer. And keep the oil on your skin and in your hair as long as you can.
135$ Abhyangha allow two hours for the consultation and slow moving coccoon-ness of this session Shirodhara availability returning later in the year.
In the Temple Scheduling Etiquette As a courtesy to other clients and our respective schedules, if you must reschedule an appointment, for another life event, please give at least 48 hours notice as a courtesy. If it is a true emergency, then, of course we will handle last minute adjustments graciously. A lot of love and preparation go into each session and your absence is deeply felt. Cancellations made within 24 hours of our scheduled time will be charged 50% of the session fee before we arrange a new session.