Body Treatments 3

Full body Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Massage)

A comprehensive body massage treatment which is tailored to individual needs by adapting the type of herbal oil, massage strokes and pressure used.  The massage includes the treatment of Marma Points throughout the whole body with particular attention paid to those which are specific to the individual and their requirements.  Marma Points and Srotas (channels) are connected by long, flowing massage strokes, facilitating the flow of energy throughout the body.  Full Body Abhyanga may be helpful the treatment of stress, anxiety, digestive disorders and musculoskeletal pain.

Duration: 75 minutes
Price: £75


Pristhabhyanga (Ayurvedic Back Massage)

An Ayurvedic back massage covers the back of the upper body from the hips up to the neck and including the arms.  Many people carry stress and tension in the shoulders or in the lower back leading to chronic musculoskeletal pain.  Mahanarayan herbal oil is known for its pain-relieving properties and is heated before being liberally applied over the back and massaged into specific Marma Points. Pristhiabhyanga is also beneficial for those suffering with Kapha changes in the body such as water retention and weight gain.  In such cases, herbal-infused oils specific to those conditions are used.

Duration: 50 minutes
Price: £50


Nabhi Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Abdominal Massage)

This Ayurvedic massage treatment focuses on the whole abdomen targeting Marma Points associated with digestive disorders including constipation, bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, water retention and weight gain.  It is particularly recommended as a starting point for any Ayurvedic course of treatment as, together with selected herbs and dietary modifications, it assists in the detoxification of the body.

Duration: 45 minutes
Price: £45


Padha Abhyanga (Massage for the feet and lower legs)

The feet and lower legs are the focus of this deeply relaxing treatment.  In Ayurveda, the foot and lower leg house many Pitta-related Marma Points.  The heat associated with the accumulation of excess Pitta in the body is believed be the cause of many conditions including acid indigestion, inflammation, stress and migraine.  This massage pays particular attention to those Marma Points meaning the benefit of the treatment is felt throughout the whole body.

Duration: 45 minutes
Price: £45


Hasta Abhyanga (Massage for the hands and forearms)

The hands and forearms are the focus of this deeply relaxing treatment.  In Ayurveda, the hands and forearms house many Vata-relate Marma Points. The accumulation associated with excess Vata in the body is believed to be contribute to feelings of anxiety, restlessness, insomnia and disorders of the nervous and circulatory systems. This massage pays particular attention to those Marma Points meaning the benefit of the treatment is felt throughout the whole body.

Duration: 45 minutes
Price: £45


Basti Treatments

Basti is the Sanskrit term for a well or a container.  In Basti treatments, a dough made from flour, water and oil is constructed into a well and placed over a specific area on the body which houses the Marma Point(s) related to a specific condition or pain.  The well is filled with hot herbal-infused oil which is topped up throughout to maintain the heat and potency.  The Marma Point is continually massaged for the duration of the treatment.


Greeva Basti (Upper back and neck treatment)

The Basti is placed on the neck and shoulder area and is ideal for people suffering from acute and chronic neck pain, nerve problems, tension and stress-related ailments.

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: £65


Hridaya Basti (Heart/Chest treatment)

The Basti is placed on the heart and chest area and is particularly good for anxiety, nervousness, fear and pent-up emotions.  It is also believed to assist with ailments such as high blood pressure and heart conditions.

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: £65


Kati Basti (Lower back treatment)

The Basti is placed on the lower back area and can be helpful for people suffering from acute and chronic lower back pain, nerve disorders, sciatic and period pain.

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: £65


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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.

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