The Art of Living
Ayurveda is beautiful and intentional healthcare.
Ayurveda is the cycle of nature itself.
Ayurveda makes sense.
Ayurveda takes time.
Ayurveda is right now.
Ayurveda. Pronounced R-U-VEDA, is one of the oldest forms of healthcare in the world and it is around us every single day. Ayurveda translates to the science or knowledge of life. It is understood by most scholars that, as knowledge of Ayurveda spread out from India, it influenced the ancient Chinese system of medicine, Unani medicine, and the humoral medicine practiced by Hippocrates in Greece. For this reason, Ayurveda is often referred to as the "Mother of all healing. (Mark Halpern)
Ayurveda is based on the premise that disease is the natural end result of living out of harmony with our environment. Natural is an important word because Ayurveda understands that symptoms of disease are the body's normal way of communicating disharmony. With this understanding of disease, Ayurveda's approach to healing becomes obvious: to reestablish harmony between self and environment. Once reestablished, the need for the body to communicate disharmony diminishes, symptoms dissipate, and healing is said to have occurred.
Ayurveda understands each person and the disease the person is manifesting as a unique entity. It could be said that no two people are alike, and no two diseases are alike. Therefore, Ayurveda does not approach the cure of a disease as much as it approaches the cure of a person. This approach vastly differs from allopathic medicine. Where allopathic medicine looks for a drug that will cure a statistically significant number of people for a specific condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Ayurvedic medicine looks for a treatment that will cure an individual person of their unique presentation of the disease. Since no disease affects two people in exactly the same way, no two cures are exactly the same. (Mark Halpern)
The Space we live, the Air we breathe, the Fire within us, the Water we drink, and the Earth we plow. These are the fundamentals of Ayurveda: Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Once you understand how intricately these elements connect, create and can destroy your health and your life, you can start to make decisions and choices based on what you know will be best for you. Ayurveda is a guide to the road map of your existence.
In addition to the 5 basic elements, there are 3 energetic components that are involved in the human condition. They are called doshas. Dosha can mean many things, depending on where you read it, and I am here to tell you dosha is more than a personal classification of yourself. Way more. Dosha quizes can be informative, but they must be understood before you can utilize their power. And they are quite possibly the most powerful components that make up everything you see, hear, taste, smell and touch. They are the guide that will give you health or take it away. They will serve you, if you listen to them. Or they will destroy you if you misuse them. They are to be revered, like gifts from the divine. And as gifts, they are meant to be utilized for the greater good.
Vata, Pitta and Kapha are the three doshas. We all have a combination of these three that make us who we are, but each person has a varying degree of each, making them unique and very different form the next person. These energies can also be related to the seasons, cycles of nature - of our lives - and of course, food. Vata is the energy of movement and is comprised of Space and Air elements. Pitta is the energy of Transformation and is comprised of Fire and Water. Kapha is the energy of Structure and Stability, comprised of Water and Earth. This, is where it all begins.
Our senses - taste, touch, sight, smell and sound - also play a major role in our health - since these are all ways we "digest" our experiences. These things, just like food, are taken into the body, mind, and are digested, utilized, stored or eliminated. How the body, mind digests or holds onto experiences can have positive or adverse affects on your health.
Ayurveda is holistic living at it's finest and most pure. If you are looking for an option for your own healthcare and that of your family, learn more about how this incredibly complex yet all-too-simple system can and will change your life. Learn the basics and graduate to a level of self-awareness and appreciation that every breath you take become a work of art. Thus, begins, the Art of Living.
"Ayurvedic wisdom holds that providing the skin with the purest nourishment possible not only allows for total self-correction, but is also said to have profound healing effects on the person. "
We proudly offer these Ayurvedic Treatments
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Invest in yourself. Be proactive in your own health story. See yourself in a brand new light. Together we uncover the who, what, why, when, and how … of you. Promoting balanced health maintenance with nutrition and lifestyle alterations to overcome any and all obstacles you currently face or may face in the future in regards to your mind, body and spirit. You will receive my full attention during our visit, and later, a personalized guide of self-care, nutrition, best lifestyle, meditation, yoga asanas and so much more – to take this life to the next level of happy health freedom. We can see each other face to face, or work via Skype or Google Hangouts, or even Face time on your phone.
Price below includes one 30min follow up visit within the first 2 months and 10% off any of our Ayurvedic Body Treatments. 90 min, $150
Health Guide Follow-up
30min, $40 60min, $65
Learn how to cleanse, nourish, moisturize and love your specific skin with pure, organic ingredients – not chemicals. We provide recipes and daily skin-care routines for specifically you and your skin at home. 60min, $50
Best Facial Ever
Learn how to cleanse, nourish, moisturize and love your specific skin with pure, organic ingredients – not chemicals. Treatment includes herbal cleansing, essential oil or fresh herb steam, nourishment & moisturizing Marma Point and face tightener massage with doshic oil. Massage includes scalp, head, face, neck and shoulders. All treatments are made with fresh, organic herbs & spices, base & essential oils according to your specific skin type. You will leave with recipes, daily skin-care routines and samples of what we used on your skin. 60min, $85, 90min with skin consult, $125
Massage using warm herbal oils and specific techniques based on your body’s needs. To calm Vata, cool down Pitta and invigorate Kapha. 60min, $85
Exfoliation and lymphatic support massage with dry brush or silk gloves, followed by light full body warm oil dosha massage. 90min, $125
Herbal dry powder or paste for serious exfoliation & lymphatic cleansing full body massage, followed by a rinse-off shower. 75min, $115, follow-up moisturizing and nourishing warm oil massage, add $50
Naysa Oil Treatment
Warmed herbal oils applied to nose and ears reducing sinus congestion, tension and toxins with Marma Point Massage for face, neck & shoulder warm herbal oil massage. 60min, $65
Unique foot treatment that makes you feel like your whole body just had an hour massage. Utilizing the Tibetan Kansa wand and herbal powders, ghee and oils to break down toxins and sooth all bodily systems. 60min, $55
Bliss and serenity are yours with warm oil to nourish the mind and hair as well as open the third eye chakra with nurturing scalp and head massage. To name just a few of the benefits: beneficial for drooping eyelids, long standing insomnia, hair fall or dry and cracked hair, cools the body and relieves pain and rejuvenates the entire face and softens worry lines. Upgrade to 60min session and relax deeper with our Marma Point face massage, neck and shoulder massage. 30min, $65, Add on to any massage, $45
Herbal or essential oil steam to promote sweating for deep cleansing and toxin release of the lymphatic system. This session can be combined with others, or a stand alone. Swedhana is a magnificent way to jumpstart a Spring or Autumn Ayurvedic cleanse. Autumn, Winter and Spring only. 30min, $25
The absolute ultimate in hot stone therapy. Dive deep into your body, mind and spirit - grounding yourself with large lava stones from the Atlantic ocean and a mini Shirodhara with warm herbal oils. Release tension and soften tight achey muscles with this out-of-this-world hot stone session. Release from emotional stagnation, balancing the chakras - brings complete renewal and bliss. Available in Autumn, Winter and Spring only. 90min, $125.
Holistic Rejuvenation Day - what you deserve
Complete body, mind and spirit rejuvenation. Enjoy robes and slippers with herbal or aromatherapy foot soak, and infused water with herbs or fruit from the current season. Maybe start with a private yoga session, based on your level and needs. Continue with a complete skin exfoliation and lymphatic cleansing support using dry herbal powders or Garshana glove/dry brush, rinse-off aromatherapy shower, Shirodhara - warm herbal oil through the scalp and hair, full body warm oil invigorating Abyhanga massage, skin tightening Facial with the works, Marma point/Kansa Wand facial, ending with an herbal/essential oil Swedhana. Please call us to discuss your specific needs and why this treatment speaks to you. In order to plan for your day, we will need to make sure we prepare for your arrival. This treatment is provided by our Ayurvedic and Massage Therapist and requires at least a 3 week in advance booking, with non-refundable deposit.. Since the studio is small and limited, we can only provide one person this treatment at a time, per day. 2hr package (3 services) , $225, 3.5hr package (the whole kit and kaboodle), $425
VATA is the energy of movement. It is the force that propels us forward in action. It is a useful and necessary force when we need to get moving. It has qualities that can be seen in our skin, temperature, weather and seasons, in our minds and throughout the body in our circulatory and nervous systems. These qualities are DRY, COLD, ROUGH, MOBILE, CLEAR and LIGHT.
The VATA energy within a person may appear like following attributes: frame is slender, creative, energetic, fast talkin', fast walkin', always go-go-go, may be predominantly susceptible to being cold, have dry skin and thin hair, can be flighty, may suffer from constipation, premature graying, osteoporosis, eczema or psoriasis.
Autumn and Early Winter can be viewed as VATA seasons as the autumn brings busty winds and chilly weather. So too the later season of one's life can be classified as the VATA stage, from age 55-60 until death. This time of life often brings greying hair or loss of hair, dry brittle bones and skin and yet the last change in our human design.
PITTA is the energy of transformation. It is the force that converts one thing into another. It is a useful and necessary force when we need to get things done. It has qualities that can be seen in our skin, temperature, weather and seasons, in our minds and throughout the body in our cardiovascular, reproductive and lymphatic systems. These qualities are HOT, SHARP, LIQUID, LIGHT, SPREADING.
The PITTA energy within a person may have the following characteristics: frame is average, decisive, a perfectionist, fast thinking', sharp tongued, may be predominantly susceptible to overheating, have dry skin and oily hair, easily irritated, may suffer from diarrhea, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers and acne.
Summer has PITTA written all over it as it brings warm, hot and humid weather. So too the mid-life season of one's life can be classified as the PITTA stage, from age 25-55. This time of life often brings the most energy and motivation for all things work and family related.
KAPHA is the energy of Stability and Structure. It is the force that is centered around structure. It is a useful and necessary force when we need to protect ourselves. It has qualities that can be seen in our skin, temperature, weather and seasons, in our minds and throughout the body in our skeletal, muscular and lympthatic systems. These qualities are DULL, HEAVY, SLOW, SMOOTH, CLOUDY, LIQUID, DENSE and GROSS.
A person with a majority of KAPHA energy within them may have the following attributes: frame is thick or overweight, methodical, loyal, slow to wake, always there for you, may be predominantly susceptible to being calm and collected but slow to answer, have oily skin and luxuriously wavy, dark hair, can be greedy and hold a grudge, may suffer from diabetes, edema, immune system disorders and lethargy.
Winter and Spring can be viewed as KAPHA seasons as the autumn brings busty winds and chilly weather. So too the later season of one's life can be classified as the KAPHA stage, from age 55-60 until death. This time of life often brings greying hair or loss of hair, dry brittle bones and skin and yet the last change in our human design.
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