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Ayurveda Body Therapies

Abyanga-SvedanaShirodharaAyurveda Bliss TherapyBliss FacialPanchakarma

Ayurvedic body therapies are a significant part of the healing process in Ayurvedic medicine. In addition to being balancing and rejuvenating, these therapies are also supremely relaxing and stress reducing.


Abhyanga is an ancient Indian Ayurvedic oil massage treatment – Ayurvedic detox and stress reduction therapy performed by warm herbal oils. It incorporates an aromatic combination of 100% organic oils prepared with herbs and therapeutic grade essential oils, warmed and blended specifically to your Dosha type. A variety of strokes and techniques are applied to work along the energy channels of your body in a synchronized manner to restore the flow of vital energy – ‘Prana’. The lymphatic massage treatment with oils help squeeze out toxic accumulation from the channels. The massage is followed by the svedana treatment.

Svedana is a full body herbal steam therapy. It opens up clogged pores, detoxifies and cleanses the skin and improves complexion. Svedana also helps relieve painful muscle and joint conditions such as arthritis and backaches.

  • 90 minute session $175
  • 3 series package $480
  • 6 series package $900

Abyanga only 75 minute session $140

Ayurveda Body Therapies

Shiro means “head” and dhara means “pouring of oil.” Warm herbalized oil specifically customized for you, is gently poured over the forehead. This synchronizes the brain waves and disarms the nervous system, so that the deepest level of healing can be accessed.

Shirodhara works primarily on the mental sheath or “manomaya kosha” as it is referred to in Ayurveda. Shirodhara is traditionally used to calm the nerves, harmonize vata constitutions, restore the nerves, release stored emotions, and purify the mind. In Ayurvedic Medicine, it is considered an important tool in the pursuit of higher states of consciousness. Shirodhara has been traditionally shown to help with fatigue, mental exhaustion, anxiety, insomnia, some mental disorders, headache, excessive thinking, nervousness, and many other conditions commonly affecting persons in today’s active lifestyle.

Following the shirodhara, you will receive a relaxing head, neck and shoulder massage.

  • 1 session $120
  • 3 series package $330
  • 6 series package $600

Ayurveda Bliss therapy
2.5-hour session combining Abyanga, Svedana and Shirodhara. Treat yourself to this ultimate relaxation experience – you will never be the same again.

  • 1 session (2.5 hrs.) $300
  • 3 series package $800
  • 6 series package $1,500

Ayurveda Face Rejuvenation Therapy (Bliss Facial)
Ayurvedic facials restore the balance of the doshas in the skin of the face. This is a popular therapy to support the return to one’s natural beauty. The procedure includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, application of oils, steam and massage to the face followed by the application of organic, therapeutic skin care products. Also included is a marma (energetic points of healing) point therapy.

  • 1 session (1.5 hrs.) $130
  • 3 series package $360
  • 6 series package $660

Panchakarma is considered the Queen of all Ayurvedic Body Therapies and for good reason. It offers the ‘royal path’ to purification and rejuvenation.

Why Panchakarma?

In ancient times, and in many cultures, Panchakarma was performed by everyone routinely – several times a year – and particularly at the change of seasons, as a natural and effective way of mobilizing and dissolving the build-up of difficult to eliminate metabolic waste products and impurities called “Ama”. If allowed to build up, Ama is viewed to be an active factor in creating the favorable conditions for disease or ill health.

Literally five actions, Panchakarma refers to a range of cleansing and balancing therapies designed to flush out toxins from the body and nourish and balance the whole system. Panchakarma offers a time-tested natural approach to improving immunity and strengthening the body’s own self-repair mechanisms, leaving you feeling rejuvenated, renewed and revitalized.

At Green Lotus Wellness, the Panchakarma program is individually tailored to you. During your initial consultation, I will design the ideal Panchakarma program for you based on your unique constitution, your temporary state of balance and imbalance, and your personal health and wellness goals.

What is involved in a Panchakarma program?

Your Panchakarma program will include a specialized lighter cleansing diet (you will be given all the supplies), several consecutive days of deeply relaxing, luxurious Ayurvedic treatments such as warm oil massages (abyanga), herbal steam baths (svedana), shirodhara (pouring of oil over the third eye to induce a trance-like state of blissful meditation), nasya (nasal cleansing with medicated oils) and mild herbal enemas (bastis). These profoundly balancing, stress-melting Ayurvedic cleansing procedures are performed for a 5, 7 or 14 day period. Following the therapies, you will be served a nourishing meal of Kichadi (a balanced mixture of rice and lentils cooked with spices – considered the perfect food in Ayurveda). Other programs such as Dosha specific Yoga therapy sessions can be included in the program as well.

Cost of the Program ranges from $350 – $400 per day, depending on the therapies involved.

Cost of the ghee, herbs, supplies to make Kichadi for 3 weeks (pre, during and post Panchakarma) $150