Body Treatments

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At Trillium Ayurveda, we offer Ayurvedic Body Treatments (Chikitsa).  This is not massage body work, but treatments to address specific doshic imbalances, encourage proper flow of movement in the body including (but not limited to) that of blood, lymph, and other tissues.  This proper movement facilitates the elimination of ama (impurities and toxins) from the srotamsi (bodily channels).  These treatments nourish the dhatus (tissues) to encourage healing and balance in the mind, body, spirit, and senses.

They can be deeply calming or energizing depending on your current need.  Ayurveda calls this Rasayana: individualized nourishment.

The traditional Ayurvedic oil treatment where warm oil is applied to the body with gentle pressure and motions designed to encourage the oil to penetrate into the skin and deep tissues. Extra attention is given to the joints and places in the body that are most likely to become dry and undernourished. Warm oil encourages the body and mind to release tension and to become calm and grounded. Gentle motions encourage the tissues to relax and release unwanted ama (gunk) from the blood, lymph, and other tissues to create wellness, harmony, and balance. This treatment is wonderful for any dosha or constitution, but it especially balancing for Vata and the Vata time of year (fall and winter).
–60 minutes: $70

Vishesh uses less oil and more pressure than the traditional Abhyanga.  This treatment is designed to bring more movement to the tissues, breaking up any deeper ama (toxins) and stagnation that has lodged in the muscles or tissues.  The downward strokes of this massage press lymph and blood away from the heart, invigorating and encouraging a return to a proper, healthy flow.  This treatment is really nice for pitta and kapha body types who need a little more oomph to wake things up and press things out.  It can be beneficial to vatas, especially in the kapha and pitta seasons!
–60 minutes: $70

This treatment is done prior to Abhyanga or Vishesh.  It complements both by exfoliating the skin prior to the application of oil.  It sloughs off dead skin and stimulates and skin and lymph system encouraging cleansing and detoxing and allows the body to absorb more of the nourishing oils.  Friction from silk gloves is known to create static electricity which balances acid in the body to create a more balanced alkaline environment.
–15 minutes: $15

A head and face treatment with exfoliation, steam, tone, mask, and moisture to encourage cleansing, the elimination of congestion, and nourishment of the skin.  Includes a hand and foot massage for deep relaxation.
–60 minutes: $65

Marma points are similar to accupressure points.  Using oils, I apply gentle pressure to vital points of the head and body to guide the flow of prana through the energy channels of the body.  Each marma point connects to vital tissue of the body and aids in proper functioning of the body and nudges the body back toward homeostasis.  Marma Therapy is non-invasive and profoundly soothing.
–30-45 minutes: $50

After a gentle face and head treatment, a stream of warm oil is applied continuously to the forehead to calm the mind and emotions.  This treatment encourages the mind to release stuck mental ama (toxins)–outworn thought patterns, emotions, and even unresolved trauma.
–45 minutes: $80

This treatment includes a head and neck massage to release tension, a warm steam to begin clearing the nasal/sinus passages, and completed with a ginger nasya (nasal treatment) to open and clear the sinus channels to relieve excess kapha & mucus.  This treatment is designed to manage high Kapha and Spring congestion.
–30-45 minutes: $50

VASTI (spot treatment):
Vasti is a spot treatment using oil to address specific areas of concern.  This is a great treatment to address joint or back pain (including slipped or bulging disks) and issues in the joints.
–30-45 minutes: $50

A Note About Tips: Here are Trillium Ayurveda, tips are not expected, but if you do tip, here’s what happens.  Tips are considered a gift and therefore we ‘pay it forward’.  Half of all tips are donated to charity (this past year, tips were donated to Heifer International).  The other half goes toward continuing education in body work, Ayurveda, and yoga.
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