Ayurvedic Treatments & Therapies
Many of our treatments have add-on options and some are offered in combination. Feel free to customize your treatments to meet your specific needs. Book your treatment here now!
Traditional Ayurvedic Body Therapies
It's ALL about the Oil... ahhhh. The word for oiling the body, in Sanskrit, is Snehana, which means "To Love, To Be Nurtured."
This is a far cry from your typical massage! It's focus is on applying warm, herbal medicated oils to the body with long strokes, which creates deep relaxation. It also encourages lymphatic drainage, improves circulation, stimulates the immune system and the elimination of toxins. It's grounding and pacifying to the nervous system, moisturizes and nurtures, not just the skin, but All tissues in the body.
Lipid soluble oils are used so the body can take them in through the skin like a nutritious meal. While the muscles get some yummy relaxation, the focus of this massage is to integrate the whole body/mind, move the lymph and relax the nervous system.
We have chosen to offer a 2 hour version only as we've found it to be the most beneficial for deep relaxation, which is what this treatment is all about!
Single Therapist: 2 hours $225
Package of 3 Single Therapist: 2 hours $600 ($75 savings)
Note: Abhyanga was often traditionally performed with two therapists for the greatest benefit, however it's not always possible to provide this version of the service. The single therapist version is quite lovely and makes it practical for our clients to receive regularly. When available, we do offer the traditional 4-handed service.
4-handed (2 therapist) 60 minutes $200
4-handed (2 therapist) 90 minutes $250
Note: 4-handed Treatments cannot be booked online, please call the center to book 503-788-3038
Shirodhara is the application of a warm medicated oil streamed continuously over the Third-Eye or Ajna (6th) Chakra. The technique of shirodhara soothes, nourishes and calms the senses as well as the mind and is recommended for chronic headaches, insomnia, anxiety and nervousness. This is especially indicated for those experiencing high and chronic stress and who have difficulty slowing down.
Shirodhara is an effective treatment for relaxation, improving memory and nourishing the hair and scalp. It assists in in providing sound sleep and calms the body and mind. It’s wonderful for reducing stress and nervous tension. Shirodhara drops you into a deep altered state where your mind and body can relax and reorganize its self. The treatment begins with a head, neck and face massage, including the application of Marma Therapy, and ends with massaging the feet.
As with any deeply sedating therapy or practice, we recommend you refrain from any and all unnecessary media after the treatment and engage only in life affirming activities; in other words, if you can, please take the rest of the day off and relax!
1 hour - $130*
*If oil can be reused for next appointment, 10% discount is given.
Ushma Swedana - Herbal Steam**
This service is a special herbal fomentation, or steam canopy therapy, which can be applied following an Abhyanga, as an add on service, to aid in the absorption and assimilation of the medicated oils as well as elimination of toxins through sweat.
Traditional Ayurvedic texts suggest that steam therapy should be preformed with the patient lying down comfortably, with the head and neck exposed, rather than in the tent. This prevents over-heating, and allows for thorough detoxification and absorption.
Herbs and aromatherapy oils are selected per the client's needs. This treatment leaves you smelling and feeling great!
**Contraindicated for pregnant and menstruating women and people with high heat conditions**
Add on to Abhyanga or Abhyanga/Shirodhara combination (not available as a stand alone treatment).
Add-on treatment - $50
Traditional Ayurvedic Treatments
Netra Basti - Eye Treatment
A gift for your tired eyes. We bathe your eyes in ghee to promote relaxation of the muscles and clarity of vision. It sounds odd, but feels amazing! We invite you to give this treatment a try, if you spend hours on a computer or simply have tired or strained eyes.
1 hour - $120
Kati Basti - Low Back Treatment
Your lower back never had it so good! Kati Basti is a special treatment to relieve pain in the lower lumbar region. Warm, medicated oils designed to reduce inflammation and promote circulation are bathed over the affected area and held in place by a dam. During the treatment, Marma points (energy centers) on the back are massaged to support a full healing of the back. Afterward, a full back massage is done and warm towels are applied to bring warmth and support for the oils to go even deeper.
1 hour - $120
Nabhi Basti - Navel Treatment/Supports Belly & Digestion
This is an amazing healing treatment which nurtures the Nabhi, a central Marma point (subtle energy point) where all of the pathways of the body (called Nadi's, which are the subtle energy channels, think meridians) converge. This is a very important center point, it's the center of us and resides between our 2nd and 3rd chakras. Warm medicated oils are held in a dough dam, which helps strengthen digestion and absorption and supports the release of deep seated emotions stored in this area. It helps relieve digestive disturbances such as IBS, flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and anorexia.
1 hour - $120
Hrid Basti - Heart Chakra Treatment
This nurturing treatment supports the healing of both the physical and emotional/energetic heart. A warm medicated milk bathes the center of your chest, around the heart and heart chakra and allows for the release of deep seated emotions and trauma. Because of this, I usually recommend working with me first, so I can asses the right timing to receive this powerful treatment.
1 hour - $120
Nasya Treatment - Sinus/Nasal Passage Treatment
This therapeutic treatment clears and nourishes the sinuses and can help reverse deep and chronic dryness that is the root of many respiratory, central nervous system and allergic conditions. This treatment is recommended for anyone suffering from allergies, snoring, sinusitis, tinnitus, sleep apnea, headaches and ear aches. It can also bring relief to tension in the head, neck and shoulders as well as bring calm, clarity and focus to the mind.
45 min. - $90
Chakra Basti - Chakra Treatment for any Energy Center
Chakra's, which are spinning wheels of energy and light, are the main energy centers of our body and when balanced our overall energy is at an optimal level. When they are blocked or out of balance we can feel drained and stuck emotionally and/or energetically. This treatment can support the chakra to be cleansed, to open and become balanced and clear, bringing vital energy back to our body-mind.
1 hour - $120
Karna Purana - Ear Oiling + Ear Candling
Ear oiling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice of applying warm oil, often herbalized, to the ear canal. It's a very soothing experience and excellent for our modern times with the use of mobile phones and those exposed to loud noises and/or consistent noise pollution in their daily life. Oiling the ears can reduce dryness and itching, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and has been shown to support the reduction of cognitive decline as we age. It also supports the loosening and reduction of built-up ear wax. If ear wax build-up is a reason for seeking out this treatment, we recommend including the ear candling to receive the most benefit.
45 min. - $75 for Ear Oiling only. 1 hour - $95 for Ear Oiling + Candling
Ayurvedic Body Therapy Combos (two or more therapies combined)
This service is a classic single therapist Abhyanga (warm Ayurvedic oil massage) with herbal oils specific to you, followed by a blissful 30 minute Shirodhara (warm oil streamed on the forehead), designed to ease your tension and headaches, help you sleep and relieve your anxiety.
2 hour Abhyanga + Shiro (2.5 hrs. total) - $295
Abhy-Herbal Steam Combo
This service is a classic single therapist Abhyanga (warm Ayurvedic oil massage) with herbal oils specific to you, followed by an herbal 30 minute Steam to aid in the absorption and assimilation of the medicated oils as well as elimination of toxins through sweat.
2 hour Abhyanga + Herbal Steam (2.5 hrs. total) - $265
Ayurvedic Bliss Therapy
This is the famous Ayurvedic trifecta of Abhyanga, Shirodhara and Swedana. These therapies are recommended to calm your nerves, clear your head and remove harmful toxins from your body in a gentle and blissful way. This is not your average “spa” treatment. You don’t just leave relaxed, you leave more balanced! Treatment time is 3 hours.
2 hour Single Therapist Abhyanga (3 hrs.) $340
Note: 4-handed Treatments cannot be booked online, please call the center to book 503-788-3038. Steam treatment is not appropriate for pregnant or menstruating women. If you are booked and think you will be on your cycle, please call to reschedule or change to an Abhy-Shiro only treatment.
Cleansing Programs & Pancha Karma
Detox Cleansing Programs
Pancha Karma Cleansing Program
Pancha Karma is a very special cleansing and re-nourishing program designed for the whole self, body-mind/emotions. You are led through your program by an experienced practitioner, doing some of the work at home through diet and herbs complimented by a series of body therapies prescribed by your practitioner for 3, 5 or 7 days.
This is not your average detox, but a whole body, mind and spirit program to help you hit the “reset button”. This treatment is recommended for many stubborn, chronic ailments as well as a preparation for conception. Prices are custom.
Please call to customize your treatment and for pricing options.