Treatments

Shirodhara

‘Shira’ means head and ‘dhara’ means the continuous flow of liquid. A continuous stream of medicated oil is poured on the forehead from a specially designed vessel. This treatment is unique to Ayurveda and is one of the most relaxing and divine therapies one can experience.

This deeply soothing therapy relieves stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, hypertension, migraine, slows the ageing process, premature greying of the hair, alopecia and ultimately strengthens the overall physical constitution of the individual. For maximum effect it is performed over a continuous number of days.

$95 – 60 minutes.

There is an additional cost of $85 for 1 litre 100% organic Shirodhara taila/oil for your initial treatment, this is your oil to keep for subsequent treatment or to use as a head massage oil at home.

Shastika Shali (Rice Massage) Treatment

Shastika Shali Pinda Sveda – a deeply invigorating massage using small linen bags filled with a specially, prepared rice. The rice is prepared in milk and mixed with a special herbal decoction. The bags are evenly massaged from the neck downwards to induce sweat. This is highly rejuvantive, nourishing and strengthening. It helps to improve the overall appearance of the skin.

1.5 hours

$45 bundle preparation

$155 treatment cost

Kansa Wand Facial Treatment

Tension from the pressure of everyday life can be shown in our facial muscles. Without releasing the tension, certain thoughts and emotions can become habitual, locking into the expression of our faces. The Aurvedic facial not only makes your skin glow, it helps to melt away tension locked in your face.

Only an Ayurvedic facial treatment will give you the opportunity to experience the wonder of Kansa wand – The rejuvenated Indian Healing metal.

We only use 100% organic Ayurvedic products, specifically tailored to your needs.

So much more than just a facial treatment, our Ayurvedic facial includes:

  • Cleansing wash and exfoliation;
  • Face massage with a beautiful Ayurvedic oil, such as Kumkumadi/Safforn oil or an oil suitable for your skin type;
  • Kansa wand massage
  • followed by a herbal steam – during this time your arms will be oleated;
  • Ayurvedic face mask with powdered herbs, honey and milk;
  • Application of a serum, depending on your skin type;
  • Finishing up with applying a beautiful Kajal (ghee & natural pigments) to your eyebrows and also some lip moisture to your lips.

60 minutes – $125

Abhyanga

Abhyanga – Full Body Oil Massage

A full body oil massage using specially selected medicated oil to suit your needs. This massage can be performed by one or two therapists. Different to other massage techniques, this massage is done with downward strokes which removes fatigue and stress, promotes sleep, heals and prevents nervous system disorders, strengthens the immune system, skin becomes soft, lustrous and deeply nourished. The massage should be followed by a full herbal body steam.

Includes herbal steam in an authentic Ayurvedic steam chamber.

$160 – 90 minutes

Takradhara

Takradhara

Like Shirodhara, but instead medicated buttermilk is used.

$85 – 60 minutes

$60 – 3 Litres of Medicated Buttermilk

Total Cost: $145

Shirobasti

Shirobasti

Shirobasti, like shirodhara, is another head oil application. Shirobasti is the  process of allowing medicated oils to soak on the head for a prescribed period of time. A bandage is tied around the patients head and a cap with an open ended top (like a chef’s hat) is secured. The medicated oil, warmed to body temperature, is poured into the cap and allowed to soak into the scalp. This is highly recommended in facial paralysis, insomnia, dry mouth or nose, cataracts and other head disease. It prevents and stops hair loss, balding and premature greying. This therapy strengthens the hair roots and encourages soft and glossy hair.

Duration depends on the individual constitution;

Vata 50 minutes
Pitta 40 minutes
Kapha 30 minutes – 
for the best effect done regularly for 3, 5 or at most 7 days.

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Basti

Basti therapy is primarily used for Vayu disorder. It is used to treat conditions of chronic constipation, sciatica, lower back pain, arthritis, infertility, mental conditions and neurological disorders.

Basti enhances digestion, body strength, voice, complexion, intelligence, prevents ageing and promotes longevity. There are two types of basti, each differing in their composition of ingredients.

  1. Asthapana basti / Niruha basti – this basti is prepared mainly from a herbal decoction, taila, kalka, honey and salt. This is a very unique process and takes several hours to prepare.
  2. Anuvasana basti unctuous enema and contains mainly sneha such as oil or ghee.

It is suggested that niruha and anuvasana are both used for eight days of basti treatment. One Anuvasana basti is followed by Niruha alternatively. The course is completed with one Anuvasana basti. In total eight basti are performed.

Enema is half of the medicinal therapy, or even the complete treatment.
Charaka Si. Ch 1:39

How does the basti work?

Sushruta has scientifically described the effects of basti treatment. where he has given his importance to the qualities of the herbs administered.
The active qualities of the herbs used in the basti spread from the colon and move all throughout the body. Sushruta relates this to water being poured at roots of a tree and eventually reaching up to the leaves.

Just as a tree irrigated with water at the root produces blue leaves, become beautiful with tender leaves, and during the course of time grows to produce flowers and fruits, similarly a person becomes young and beautiful by the administration of Anuvasana.
Charaka Si 1:29

Enema though situated in the large intestine draws out impurity from head to the feet by its power just as the sun takes away sap of the earth even staying in the sky.
Sushruta Chi 35:27

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Virechana

Includes:

  • Deepana/ Pachana (regulating the digestive function)
  • Snehana (internal oleating of the body) 3-7 days
  • Abhyanga/ full body oil massage for 3 consecutive days followed by body steam
  • Administering of herbal purgative
  • Home visiting to supervise the treatment can be arranged

Minimum of 7 days required
Starting from $690

Ksheradhara

Ksheeradhara

Like shirodhara but instead of medicated oil, milk is used processed with herbs according to the condition of the patient and the desired effect. This treatment is very effective for Pitta constitution, insomnia, headaches, burning sensation, hair loss and psychiatric disorders.

$95 – 60 minutes

$65 – 3 litres of medicated milk

Total cost $160

Lakshmi Ayurveda

Nadi Sveda

This is a localised herbal steam treatment. To begin, oil is applied on the body part subjected to the steam. It is excellent after kati basti / oil bath on the lower back to relieve back pain and sciatica. Nadi Sveda has proved beneficial in PMS, endometriosis, stiff joints, tense muscles and arthritis.

$35 – 20 minutes

Pinda Sveda

Pinda Sveda

Shastika Shali Pinda Sveda – a deeply invigorating massage using small linen bags filled with a rice mixture. The rice is prepared in milk and mixed with a special herbal decoction. The bags are evenly massaged from the neck downwards to induce sweat. This is highly rejuvantive, nourishing and strengthening. It helps to improve the overall appearance of skin.

1 hour

Bashpa Sveda

Bashpa Sveda

This is a hot herbal steam bath for the whole body. A sitting steam chamber is used for this purpose. Svedana should follow an Abhyanga oil massage, as it allows the oil to penetrate into the tissues and release deep seated toxins. Excellent for osteoarthritis, sciatica, stiffness, skin disorders and relaxation of the muscles, cleansing and reducing body fat. You will feel fresh, light and more enthusiastic after this wonderful steam treatment.

$35 – 20 minutes

Lakshmi Ayurveda

Jambeera Pinda Sveda / Narangkizhi

Jambeera Pinda Sveda is one of the unique Keraliya Panchakarma treatments where a medicinal lemon poultice is used to massage the body. Heat, pressure and oil are applied simultaneously. This is an ideal treatment to strengthen the neuromuscular system, reduces inflammation, muscle spasm and ligament strains, osteoarthritis, joint pains and is great for overall rejuvenation.

1 hour

Lakshmi Ayurveda

Avagaha Sveda/Sitz Bath

This is a type of sudation where the patient is made to lie or sit in an authentic Ayurvedic bath tub. The bath contains a medicinal decoction of Vata pacyfiying herbs depending on the persons health complaint.

This treatment is best done after the Abhyanga oil massage. This is a wonderful for treating lower back pain, neurological problems of hip and lower limbs, lower gastrointestinal and urogenital problems such as piles and fistula.

Duration 20 minutes

Tarpana

Elakizhi (Patra Pinda Sweda)

A sweating therapy in which fresh eranda leaves are fried with other herbal ingredients, tied into boluses, dipped into warm medicated oil and applied over the whole body or affected body part. The herbal bags are padded over joints, thus draining toxins and giving wonderful relief to muscular tension. It is applied after Abhyanga oil massage. Great for treating chronic back pain, joint stiffness, muscular pain, sciatica, spondylosis, sprain, cramps, anti-aging and basic rejuvenation.

45 minutes – 1.5 hours
1 hour treatment – $95, Potali/ herbal poultice $45, Herbal steam bath $35, Ayurvedic Oil $25

Total Cost: $200

Please note the herbal poultice can be used for three consecutive days. The treatment costs will be $155 for the second and third days.

Ayurvedic Facials

Ayurvedic Facials - Awaken the Beauty of Your Skin

The pressure of everyday life can be shown in our facial muscles. Without releasing this tension, certain thoughts and emotions can become habitual, locking into the expression of our faces. The Aurvedic facial not only makes your skin glow, but also helps to melt away tension.

Only an Ayurvedic facial treatment will give you the opportunity to experience the wonders of Kansa wand treatment – The rejuvenating Indian Healing metal.

We only use 100% organic Ayurvedic products specifically tailored to your needs.

So much more than just a facial treatment, our Ayurvedic facial includes:

  • Cleansing wash and exfoliation
  • Face massage with a beautiful Ayurvedic oil, such as Kumkumadi/Safforn oil or an oil suitable for your skin type
  • Kansa wand massage
  • Herbal steam and apply oil to the arms
  • Ayurvedic face mask with powdered herbs, honey and milk
  • Application of a facial serum, depending on your skin type
  • Finishing up with applying a beautiful Kajal (ghee & natural pigments) to your eyebrows and also some lip moisturiser

$125 – 60 minutes

Woman getting Nasya treatment

Nasya

Herbal oil is applied through the nose after a facial massage and steam treatment. Nasya is highly beneficial in sinuses, congestion, prevents wrinkles, headaches, eye disease, infertility and psychological disorder.

$60 – 30-45 minutes

Udvarthanam

Udvarthanam (Dry Powder Massage)

This is a specialised herbal treatment for weight reduction. Herbal paste or powder is applied all over the body and deeply massaged with specific movements to improve the circulatory system and aiding the metabolic activity. This is highly beneficial in reducing excess fat, toning the skin and muscle. Ideal for obesity, promotes good complexion of the skin, it revitalises the sense of touch. Udvartana is best performed on a daily basis of at least 7 sessions.

60 minutes – $95, Udvartana churna $27

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Marma Therapy

Marma Therapy

A Marma point is a vital energy point located on the surface of the body. The Ayurvedic text describes 117 Marma points located on a human body. These points  are infused with prana, the life force and imbued with consciousness. Marma points serve as a bridge between the body, mind and soul. Marma points are located at anatomical sites where veins, arteries, tendons, bones or joints intersect.

During the Abhyanga massage, a trained therapist will give emphasis to certain Marma points. To stimulate Marma points we use oils, herbal powders, stones and seeds.

Marma therapy is useful in the treatment of:

  • Pain
  • Detoxification
  • Improving digestion
  • Calming the mind and balancing emotions
  • Enhancing awareness
  • Preventative care and rejuvenation

$160 – 1.5 hours

Marma Therapy

Kati Basti

Kati Basti is a treatment where a circle of dough is placed on a specified area, often the lower back. Warm medicated oil is poured into the dough based on the practitioners prescription. Great for balancing Vata, Kati Basti improves sciatica, digestion, menstruation complains, joint problems, relieves spinal problems and calms the mind. The treatment works to improve blood flow, reduce swelling and alleviate pain.

The treatment will be followed by Nadi Sveda, localised steam treatment.

There are various Basti treatments offered based on the location of the body.

  • Janu Basti: located on the knee.
  • Hridaya Basti: placed on the heart. Works to improve the functioning of the heart.
  • Griva Basti: placed on the upper portion of the back and neck.

Cost: $95

Additional cost: 1/2 litre of medicated oil $50. This can be used for three consecutive treatments.

Time – 1 hour