Ayurveda Medicine is a system of healing that has its roots in ancient India. In Sanskrit, Ayuh means life and veda means science or knowledge. Ayurveda Medicine is the study and practice of the
Science of Life. As a Holistic Medicine, like Acupuncture, Ayurveda deals with disorders of the mind, body and spirit. Its purpose is to heal and maintain the quality and longevity of life.
In Ayurveda there are 3 Doshas called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Doshas are basically your constitution. Even though we all have qualities that belong to all 3 Doshas, in Ayurveda your constitution commonly consists of a combination of 2 Doshas.
Click here for a self-check guide to determine your lifelong (Prakruti) dosha or your current (Vikruti) dosha imbalance.
Knowing your unique Dosha constitution can help you understand your strengths, emotional behavior, lifestyle habits and areas in your life that you have a tendency to struggle in.
Click here to take a test to determine your Dosha and the current imbalances in your Ayurvedic constitution
Dinacarya means Daily Routine.
After a thorough evaluation, a personalized Dinacarya (daily routine) will be recommended. Diet and lifestyle suggestions will be given based on your Dosha, medical history and current lifestyle intake.
Evaluations are done partly via an online questionnaire and partly via a secure video call.
Follow Up Visits: Your Dinacarya will be reviewed and additions or changes made based on the current state of your Dosha. We will also dive deeper into your physical and emotional health.
The Sanskrit term Sneha is translated to both “oil” and “love”. Giving yourself or having an oil massage given is really an act of self love.
A warm medicated oil specialized for your dosha is massaged into your body. Abhyanga calms the entire nervous system creating a tranquil space in your mind-body. It benefits your skin, sleep, mental activity, brings vigor to your dhatus (tissues), lubricates the joints, promotes rejuvenation of your internal organs and supports the elimination of toxins that are often stored in your soft tissue.
Sometimes known as Vasti or Vashti, which means “containing” or “dwelling”.
Please see descriptions below of individual Basti treatments.
A warm medicated oil is held in place with a dough ring for 30-40 minutes.
Each Basti treatment is followed by a gentle, warm medicated oil massage of the area unless otherwise noted. During the initial consultation it will be determined which Basti or therapy is right for you. These treatments can stand alone but have the best therapeutic results when given in a series of treatments.
Please Note: Some Ayurveda therapies have been suspended during COVID-19.
They will be offered in the future!
~Kati Basti (back)
Kati Basti is a deep tissue musculoskeletal therapy for sciatica, lower and upper back pain that heals the tissue and pacifies Vata Dosha. The heated medicated oil promotes blood flow and reduced swelling, aids in pain relief and softens ligaments, tendons and muscles.
It can relieve back pain, muscle spasms and stiffness.
~Janu Basti (knee)
Janu Basti helps with restoration of lubricating fluid in the joint, reduces pain, and stiffness, increases blood circulation to promote healing and mobility and nourishes and strengthens the knee joints.
~Greeva Basti (neck)
Greeva Basti brings relief from neck & shoulder pain and stiffness. It reduces inflammation thus increasing mobility. It increases blood circulation to the neck, shoulder and arms reducing the occurrences of headaches.
~Nabi Basti (naval)
Chakra or Nabhi Basti helps with abdominal pain, a variety of digestive disorders, and poor appetite. It bolsters the digestive process and can also address emotional imbalances, facilitating the release of deep-seated emotions.
~Netra Basti (eyes)
Netra Basti is a soothing ghee eye bath treatment for fatigued, red, blurry, dry, watery, heavy, painful, swollen or irritated eyes. It can even help reduce lashes from falling off. Nourishes eyes that spend a lot of time looking at electronic screens. Relaxes and calms the nervous system. Accompanied by a grounding essential oil foot massage.
~Hrid Basti (heart)
Hrid Basti treats the physical and emotional heart. It improves blood circulation and breathing, regulates heart function, and strengthens the heart muscles. Can help release deep-seated grief, anger or unresolved emotions.