I offer very few body treatment appointments, so that I can focus on teaching and trainings. If you need more scheduling flexibility than I can offer, I have trained practitioners in the area to offer Ayurvedic Body Treatments and can point you in the right direction.
Trillium Ayurveda offers 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: $100
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: $100
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: $20 (silk gloves are included)
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. Seasonal treatments are designed to appropriately balance the seasonal mental doshas. Seasonal Shift times depend on the whims of our New England Mother Nature (if you would like a specific option, please specify when booking).
–45 minutes Autumn and Winter (Vata) with Deeply Nourishing Shirodhara Oil: $120
–45 minutes Early-Autumn (Pitta-Vata) with Nourishing Milk: $120
–45 minutes Summer (Pitta) with Cooling/Bathing Takra: $120
–45 minutes Spring (Kapha) with Clearing Tulsi: $120
A head and face treatment with exfoliation, steam, tone, mask, and moisture to encourage cleansing, the elimination of congestion, and nourishment of the skin. Skin health is sealed with house made Self Heal Serum or Carrot Rose Serum (depending on season or needs). Includes a hand and foot massage for deep relaxation.
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.
It does not get any better than this. A luxurious treatment that begins with a full body Abhyanaga to nourish the physical body from the outside in, followed by a head and face treatment. Afterwards, as you rest, a gentle stream of oil is poured over the forehead to calm the mind and emotions. This treatment balances the mind, body, spirit, and senses.
–90 minutes with Deeply Nourishing Shirodhara Oil
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.
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.