Massage

Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga)

Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga) is performed using warm, herbal oils.  The aim is to push the oil into the skin, the body’s largest organ, from where the herbs are transported to the various systems of the body.

 

The massage itself is a combination of long strokes along the bones and circular movement around the joints.  Energy points (known in Ayurveda as Marma Points and similar to Chinese Acupressure Points) are stimulated to help relieve blockages relating to specific conditions or blockages.

Ayurvedic Full Body Massage:                          £70/75 minutes

A blissful treatment of the back, neck, shoulders, abdomen, arms/hands and legs/feet.  Tailored to individual needs and using warm, herbal oils and Marma (energy) points dependant on presentation and desired outcome.

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Prishtha Abhyanga (Back Massage):               £55/60 minutes

Warm herbal oil is massaged into the back, neck and shoulders to help reduce tightness and relieve pain. Marma (energy) points are targeted to rebalance the body and reduce stress.  This treatment works on the many muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments in the back/neck/shoulder area.

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Nabhi Abhyanga (Abdominal Massage):        £45/45 minutes

Warm herbal oil is massaged into the abdomen to help with digestive complaints such as bloating and constipation and assist detoxification.  It helps to improve the digestive fire (Agni) which, in turn, improves digestion and metabolism.

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Pada Abhyanga (Foot Massage):                     £40/40 minutes

Massaging the feet and lower legs with warm oil boosts circulation and improve lymphatic drainage.  Marma (energy) points on the foot and lower leg are stimulated meaning the benefits are felt not only on the feet and lower legs but throughout the whole body.  An incredibly relaxing treatment particularly during times of stress.

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Kara Abhyanga (Hand Massage):                    £40/40 minutes

A soothing treatment which focuses on the hands and forearms to help relax the muscles and ease joint pain in the wrist and elbow.  Marma (energy) Points on the hands and forearms are stimulated to ease many Vata imbalances such as nervous system disorders, circulatory issues and insomnia.

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Mukha Abhyanga (Face Massage):                 £40/40 minutes

Often known as Ayurvedic Facelift Massage, this treatment uses sweeping upward strokes and the stimulation of Marma (energy) Points on the face to rejuvenate and brighten the complexion.  This treatment is very relaxing and can help with anxiety and sleep issues.

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Shiro Abhyanga (Head Massage):                   £40/40 minutes

Also known as Indian Head Massage, this treatment is performed seated to allow access to all areas of the head, neck and shoulders.  It’s a deeply relaxing treatment which stimulates the Marma (energy) points associated with improving sleep and relieving muscular tension.

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Pinda Sveda    Full body: £65/60 minutes     Back: £40/30 minutes

Pinda Sveda is a body treatment performed using dried or fresh herbs, leaves and rice tightly wrapped in cotton and dipped in hot oil.  These cotton boluses are then dipped in hot oil or decoction and used to massage the body.  This treatment is particularly good for musculoskeletal conditions involving pain, tension and stiffness.  For certain illnesses or conditions, specific boluses will need to be custom made with specific ingredients and this will incur an additional charge.

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Udvartana                                                          £75/75 minutes

Udvartana is a therapeutic massage which involves massaging herbal powders into the whole body.  It is particularly good for boosting metabolism, helping with weight-loss and reducing excess Kapha.  Udvartana is often recommended at the outset of an Ayurvedic programme due to its detoxifying benefits.

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All timings refer to the full appointment and include time for a brief introductory discussion, changing clothes, etc.

 

Courses of treatments must be booked and paid for in advance.