Ayurvedic Bodywork and Massage

Turn back the clock and find out why Ayurveda is known for its anti-aging therapies…

Please review our menu, and see our recommended packages below for the most blissful experience! (Clients are recommended to receive a medical evaluation prior to Ayurvedic spa therapies for optimal results.)

Abhyanga: Ayurvedic warm oil massage

An ancient treatment using warm, herbal infused oils (selected according to the body type), that is designed to improve circulation, remove toxins, calm the nervous system, and enhance immunity. This soothing synchronized massage allows the therapeutic qualities of the herbs and oils to penetrate deeply into your body promoting healing at the micro-cellular level. This is commonly followed by a sweat in our infrared sauna to further penetrate toxins.

The practitioner will luxuriously massage warm oil into the tissues of your entire body to help loosen and facilitate the removal of accumulated doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) and ama (toxins) from the body. You will leave feeling completely relaxed, nourished and rejuvenated.

  • 60-minute massage: $120
  • 90-minute massage: $160
  • Infra-red sauna: $15 drop-in or $75 unlimited for the month. Schedule your sauna visit.

Ayurvedic Treatment Menu

Any of the following are recommended to be added onto an Abhyanga treatment.

Shiro Dhara: Oil Bliss Therapy

Shirodhara as an add-on to massage, 30 minutes: $75

Shirodhara

Shirodhara is a unique and profound Ayurvedic treatment that especially acts to heal and address the psychological and spiritual aspects of a person. In Sanskrit, ‘shiro’ means head and ‘dhara’ means flow; so Shirodhara is a steady flow of warm medicated oil over the third eye center and forehead. It is this steady, rhythmic pouring of oil that induces a deeply relaxing and blissful state of consciousness called ‘Turiya’ (the state of awareness that is neither fully conscious nor deep sleep). While in this Turiya state, we are able to witness and/or release impressions in our conscious and subconscious mind; thus removing stored up triggers that cause anxiety, mental health disorders, insomnia, etc.

The brow and third eye center are associated with the fundamental endocrine glands (pituitary, pineal & hypothalamus), which regulate all hormonal secretions. These hormonal secretions are responsible not only for the autonomic responses which control digestion, breath, elimination, etc., but are also responsible for our moods and emotional states. Shirodhara is meant to establish a state of parasympathetic response or relaxation. During the session, we carefully and lovingly weave in sounds and aromas to soothe your senses.

Shirodhara Bliss Therapy typically begins with a warm herbal oil full body massage. Consider adding Shirodhara to your massage treatment.

Some of the Benefits

  • Eliminates imbalances of the head, neck, eyes, ears and nose
  • Dissolves stress and its ill effects on nervous system
  • Relieves insomnia, fatigue, tension, anxiety, anger, headaches, hypertension, asthma, depression, hair loss and stress
  • Rejuvenates the endocrine system, supporting hormonal balancing
  • Invigorates the body and mind and heightens the senses
  • Disperses negative electrical impulses that accumulate along the scalp and hairline due to stress
  • Rejuvenates the entire face and softens worry lines
  • Opens the third eye and increases intuition and activates spiritual awareness
  • Activates the pituitary, pineal and hypothalamus glands
  • Regulates mood and stimulates cognitive memories
  • Stimulates the 6th & 7th chakras which regulate our breathing patterns
  • Gives deep mental relaxation
  • Renews the sweetness of life

"One who applies oil on his head regularly does not suffer from headache, baldness, graying of hair, nor does his hair fall. Strength of his head and forehead is especially enhanced; his hair becomes black, long and deep-rooted; his sense organs work properly; the skin of his face becomes brightened; applying oil on the head produces sound sleep and happiness.” ~ Charaka Samhita, ancient text on Ayurveda

Uro Basti: Heart-Opening Therapy

Uro Basti as an add-on treatment, 25 minutes: $35

Urobasti: (oil retention over the heart region) is administered on the chest. In this treatment, a small ring of dough is made on the chest, around the region of the sternum and medicated oil is poured into it and kept there for a specific time.

*Physical pain felt in the chest should be looked at by a primary health care practitioner.*

Helps with:

  • Pain in the heart region due to emotional stress or the loss of a loved one.
  • Depression
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Feeling cut off from feelings
  • An inability to forgive past wrong

Kati Basti: Root Chakra Opening Therapy

Basti as an add-on treatment, 25 minutes: $35

Kati basti: (oil retention over the sacrum region) Oil is poured into a dam made of dough and placed on the sacrum region and kept there for a specific time.

Helps with:

  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Low libido
  • Fear and scarcity mentality

Lepa: Herbal Paste Application and Toxin Removal Therapy

Lepa can be added to any Ayurvedic treatment: $35

Localized Lepa / Upanahasweda: is when herbal paste is applied to specific parts of the body to treat organs and disorders of the joints and skin. In this treatment, an aromatic, soothing warm paste is applied to the kidney area, detoxifying and nourishing the kidneys and adrenals. Additional 20 minutes.

Infra-red sauna

$15 drop-in

$75 unlimited for the month. Schedule your sauna visit.

Ooshmasweda / Bashpasweda: A very comfortable and effective sauna treatment in which the body is steamed, but not the head. This is full body steam where the head is kept cool at all times, since according to ayurvedic principles, the head should never experience direct heat. Steam softens and makes muscles and joints limber, detoxifies the tissues, and enhances the effects of massage. Additional 15-25 minutes.

Skin Brushing

Add-on only: $20

Optional: purchase brushes from the front desk to take home after treatment for an additional $5.

Lymphatic skin brushing before a massage helps remove dead skin and increases the amount of oil absorbed in to the body. Increases the immune system and aids in detoxifying the body and in weight loss. Additional 15 minutes.

Ayurvedic Bliss Treatment Packages

(See menu for treatment descriptions)

Nurturing Bliss

60 minute Abyhanga massage with one therapist, followed by 30 minute Shirodhara Bliss Therapy, & Infrared Sauna Treatment. Treatment time is 1.5 hours, followed by 45 minute sauna: $195

Open Heart

60 minute Abyhanga massage with one therapist, administration of Urobasti, followed by 30 minute Shirodhara Bliss Therapy, & Infrared Sauna Treatment. Treatment time is 2 hours, followed by 45 minute sauna: $230

Day of Healing

60 minute Abyhanga massage with one therapist, administration of Kati Basti, followed by 30 minute Shirodhara Bliss Therapy, & Infrared Sauna Treatment. Treatment time is 2 hours, followed by 45 minute sauna: $230

Fern Life Center Classic Therapeutic Massage

Relax, rejuvenate, or have your specific muscle groups addressed with a classic, therapeutic massage. Our skilled Massage Practitioners will tailor your treatment to your specific needs, offering Swedish relaxation massage, Deep tissue, Injury Rehabilitation, Lymphatic drainage, Myofascial release, and more.

  • 60-minute massage w/ 1 therapist: $99/cash
  • 90-minute massage w/ 1 therapist: $125/cash

*clients can submit bill through insurance for reimbursement