‘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 helps to relieve stress, anxiety, insomnia, hypertension, migraine, slow 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.
1st treatment – $180. Includes the treatment and oil.
2nd and consecutive treatments – $110. Includes treatment and oil.
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, nourishes depleted muscles and improves overall energy.
Kansa Wand Facial Treatment
Thoughts and emotions can lock into the expressions on our face. The Aurvedic facial not only makes your skin glow, it helps to melt away tension.
An Ayurvedic facial treatment will give you the opportunity to experience the wonder of Kansa wand – The rejuvenated Indian Healing metal.
We only use natural Ayurvedic herbs and 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 – $135
Abhyanga – Full Body Oil Massage
A full body oil massage using specially selected medicated oil to suit your needs. 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
$175 – 90 minutes with a jar of our Ayurvedic Bath Powder to take home.
Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage
Massage targeting the head, neck and shoulders using Ayurvedic oils.
$95 – 45 minutes
One Hour Oil Massage
1 hour Abhyanga oil massage.
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:
- Improving digestion
- Calming the mind and balancing emotions
- Enhancing awareness
- Preventative care and rejuvenation
$160 – 1.5 hours
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.
This treatment is traditionally performed in India prior to a special event, such as a wedding. Herbs such as Sariva, Yasthimadhu (liquorice), Sandalwood and more are combined and massaged over the body to enhance the glow of complexion.
90 minutes – $180
Utsadana (Dry Powder and Oil Massage)
Utsadana treatment includes a mix of herbal powders and oil. Similar to Udvarthanam treatment, this is a specialised herbal treatment for weight reduction. An herbal paste of oil and 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. Utsadana is best performed on a daily basis of at least 7 sessions.
This treatment is traditionally performed in India prior to a special event, such as a wedding. Herbs such as Sariva, Yasthimadhu (liquorice), Sandalwood and more are combined with Saffron oil and massaged over the body to enhance the glow of complexion.
90 minutes – $180
Jambeera Pinda Sveda - Lemon Bundle Massage
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 and stiffness, muscle spasm and ligament strains, osteoarthritis, joint pains and is great for overall rejuvenation.
Ruksha Pinda Sveda
Ruksha Churna Pinda Sveda is helpful in drawing out Ama, is a strong anti-inflammatory treatment and is often suggested in earlier stage of Panchakarma.
Churna pinda treatment is classified as a ruksha (drying). Mainly powders are used such as Devadaru, Nirgundi, Rasna, Ginger or the classical formulation called Kottamchukadi or Kola kulathhadi.
Hot sand is used in Valuka sveda which is also a type of ruksha sveda.
This treatment is often used in rheumatoid and when there is swelling. It is known to be very beneficial in treating Sciatica due to Vata and Kapha.
Patra Pinda Sveda
Patra Pinda Sveda is often used for Osteoarthritis as it strengthens soft tissue, joints and muscles. Oils used may include kottamchukadi, Mahanarayan, Balaashwagandha. Ingredients in the pinda include castor oil leaves, coconut, lemon, salt, fenugreek, garlic and cumin.
Good for Vata and kapha
Also great for treating frozen shoulder.
Back, Neck and Knee Pain Treatment
A circle of dough is placed on a specific area of the body, often the lower or upper back, knee or heart region. Warm medicated oil is poured into the dough based on the practitioners prescription. Great for balancing Vata Dosha, the basti treatment works to improve blood flow, reduce swelling and alleviate pain.
The treatment will be followed by Nadi Sveda, localised steam treatment.
Kati Basti improves sciatica, digestion, menstruation complains, joint problems, relieves spinal problems and calms the mind.
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.
- Kati Basti: placed on the lower back.
Additional cost: 1/2 – 1 litre of medicated oil priced $50-$100. This can be used for three consecutive treatments.
Time – 1 hour
Heart Basti, known as Hridaya Basti, is a treatment where a circle of dough is placed on the area of the heart. Warm medicated oil is poured into the dough based on the practitioners prescription. Great for improving the functioning of the heart, treating respiratory issues, and works on a deep emotional level to relieve anxiety, fear and nervous tendencies. Used to treat other injuries or conditions of the thorax region.
Additional cost: 1/2 – 1 litre of medicated oil from $50- $100. This oil can be used for three consecutive treatments.
Time – 1 hour
Akshi Tarpana is a unique procedure where medicated ghrta/ ghee is retained over the eyes for a specific amount of time.
The medicated ghee nourishes and strengthens the eye structure. This is a very beneficial treatment for the following conditions:
- for healthy person (protect/ prevent degeneration)
- dryness of the eye
- falling of eye lashes
- ophthalmological conditions
- optic nerve atrophy
- eye strain (computer work, air condition)
- macular degeneration
- drooping of eye lid
A gentle massage is done on the head, eyes and face before a frame is made around both eyes. The frame is filled with medicated ghee. Once the eyes are covered with the ghee, the patient opens and closes them several times before the ghee is removed.
After the procedure you are advised to avoid the sun or other bright objects
To book a treatment call Karin: 0406 810 547
Best treatment result is achieved with a course of 7-14 days
Like Shirodhara, but instead medicated buttermilk is used.
$160 – 60 minutes
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.
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
Dhanyamla Dhara Treatment
Dhanyamla is made out of two words Dhanya (cereals, grains) and amla meaning sour.
We have prepared the formulation according to the classical text Sahasrayoga using rice, rice flakes, horse gram, puffed rice, little millet and kodo millet, ginger, lime and ajmoda.
The fermented liquid prepared out of these grains is used for various Ayurvedic treatments one of the treatments is called Dhanyamla Dhara. Dhanyamala Dhara is a treatment where the fermented liquid is poured in a constant and rhythmic stream over the body or a body part .
This treatment is very beneficial for:
1. Rheumatoid arthritis
2. Improves blood circulation
3. Relieves burning sensation
4. Relieves body aches
5. Improves skin complexion
6. Vata and Kapha conditions associated with Ama
Dhanyamla generates pitta but the same time it reduces burning sensation.
Price: to be discussed in your consultation with the practitioner.
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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.
$55 – 20 minutes
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.
$55 – 20 minutes
This is one of the most effective sudation therapies for heel pain. Isthtika is a Sanskrit word for brick and sveda is a sudation/ sweat inducing treatment.
Ayurveda uses this unique method in the treatment of heel spurs and plantar fasciitis.
How is Ishtika Sveda done?
- You will be sitting comfortably in a chair.
- Your foot will be massaged (Padaabhyanga) with a suitable ayurvedic oil. If you have a burning sensation we will be using our in-house prepared Pinda thailam.
- The hot bricks are place on a tray.
- Dashamula kashayam, a decoction prepared with Vata pacifying herbs, or washed rice water is poured over the hot brick.
- The foot is placed parallel to the hot brick which is emitting steam.
45 minutes – $85
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.
$85 – 30-45 minutes
In South India, thalapothichil is a very popular and widely used ayurvedic treatment. Thala means head and pothichil means covering.
A medicated paste is applied to the patient’s head.
The paste is prepared to suit the persons need. The treatment is very cooling, relaxing and soothing.
Before applying the paste a shiroabhyanga (head massage) is done, the paste is then applied. A small hole is made in the banana leaf on the crown area where oil is poured to keep the paste nice and moist.
Indications for this treatment are
- Chronic headache and migraine
- High blood pressure
- Hair and scalp ailments
- Mental fatigue, poor memory and concentration
- Anxiety and depression
- Pitta-Vata related imbalances
- Stimulates the head Marma
- Chronic sinusitis
We recommend an initial Ayurvedic consultation to see if this treatment is suitable for you.
Lepana is an authentic Ayurvedic treatment used to treat bursitis, frozen shoulder, cervical spondylosis, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis and more. It is a treatment where a warm herbal paste is applied on the affected areas followed by a bandage.
A fine powder of Ayurvedic Herbs are made into a paste mixed with a warm oil, amla dravya and saindhava/ rock salt. The warm paste is applied (after an oil application) over the affected area, the paste is then covered with Vatahara leaves such as Nirgundi and Eranda patra (Castor oil leaves, seen in the picture).
The area is then bandaged and left for about 25 minutes before it is removed. Prior to the application of the paste a massage to the area and localised steam is performed.
The medicinal paste reduces the swelling and pain and improves the blood circulation of the area.
45 Minutes: $85
Ayurvedic medicine approaches fertility by treating both male and female roles. The ancient system of medicine gives guidance to couples in times of pre-conception, conception, and postpartum.
During your Ayurvedic consultation, a treatment program, as well as lifestyle and herbal supplementation will be suggested.
If you are interested in fertility treatment or booking in for an initial consultation, please fill out the contact form for further information.
To learn more about Fertility Treatment at Lakshmi Ayurveda, you are welcome to visit our Women’s Health page.
- 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
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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.
- 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.
- 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
Anuvasana Oil Basti: $100 per basti
Niruha Cleansing Basti: $110 per basti
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
Do you suffer from fertility issues, menstruation pain and discomfort, fibroids, or any other female related disorders?
At Lakshmi Ayurveda we provide our clients with a supportive and loving environment to assist in treating fertility issues and women’s health conditions. Karin has completed extensive training in women’s health and fertility treatment and has experience treating a number of complaints including adenomyosis, amennorhea, endometriosis, menopause, ovarian cysts, PMS symptoms and more.
To start your Ayurvedic journey, click here to learn more about Women’s Health treatment at Lakshmi Ayurveda.
Weight Loss Treatment
The Unique Approach to Weight Loss with Ayurveda.
Sustainable weight loss is not only about addressing imbalances in our bodies, but also about looking at our relationship to food. By implementing a daily routine, learning the importance of enjoying food and cooking simple recipes, we come to understand that Ayurveda is not a diet – it is a way of life, a change of living.
At Lakshmi Ayurveda, your weight loss will be supported through a holistic approach of guidance related to food, lifestyle, emotional healing, self-love, herbs and body treatments. The approach is suitable for those struggling with binge eating and other emotional eating patterns, or anyone wishing to lose excess weight.
Our goal is to provide support healthy weight loss in a nurturing, healthy and healing way. To start your Ayurvedic journey, book your initial consultation.
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Our certified pregnancy massage therapists use Ayurvedic oils suitable during pregnancy. Our aim is to nourish, support, and comfort the mother in a nurturing environment, giving her the time to relax and enjoy her experience at Lakshmi Ayurveda.
Includes a foot bath, head massage and full body oil massage. The massage treatment can be adjusted to suit your unique needs.