Ayurvedic Treatments

AYURVEDA is the 5000-year old science of health and longevity that forms the core of traditional Indian and Tibetan medicine practiced widely in India, Tibet, Indonesia, and other regions of Southeast Asia. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term that can be translated as life (ayur) knowledge (veda). The combination of lifestyle, healing modalities, and unique bodywork treatments of Ayurveda make it today's most sought after form of traditional medicine for people looking to reduce stress, heal, and experience rejuvenation. Ayurvedic spa treatments and bodywork offer unique health benefits as well as feel wonderful to receive! The Springs currently offers the following treatments.  More treatments will be added soon. Please note: Treatment times are approximate. For more information about the concepts, theory and background on Ayurveda, visit our Articles page.

We were very fortunate to have received two sessions of private training from Robert and Melanie Sachs of Diamond Way Ayurveda this year. They are international educators combining a synthesis of Ayurvedic principles with the Spa environment to create authentic treatments that are both therapeutic as well as a delight to the senses. 

Schedule your appointment now to experience these new services first-hand!


Abhyanga    $115 (approx. 75-min + time to shower after treatment)
Abhyanga is the classic full-body massage of Ayurveda. Warmed oils are selected to bring the subtle energies of the body into balance and applied thoroughly to the skin over the entire body in a series of classic repetitive strokes. As opposed to most other forms of massage where oil is used to just provide good slip, in Abhyanga, we are actually feeding the skin and the body nutrition in the form of quality, vitality-giving oils. During our Abhyanga treatment, a Tibetan sequence of marma (vital energy) points are skillfully integrated into the treatment. The result is deeply revitalizing and relaxing while at the same time being gently cleansing and detoxifying.

Abhyanga is performed with warmed, aromatic oils matched to the needs of your body/mind that nourishes the skin and eases tension in the deeper tissues. The treatment combines the use of tailored massage strokes, Tibetan marma therapy, nourishing oils and powders that will leave you feeling light, energized, and refreshed.

Tibetan Shirodhara    $115 (approx. 60-min +time to shower after treatment);  Shirodhara Add-on (30-min) $60
Shirodhara takes you on a journey through a seamless rhythm of four traditional Tibetan bodywork techniques that concludes with the pouring of a continuous stream of warmed sesame oil over the forehead to profoundly relax the body and bring peace and clarity to the mind. Shirodhara is a deeply nurturing psycho-spiritual experience that attunes the body/mind towards spontaneous healing.

Benefits of Shirodhara Include:
-- deep relaxation and/or stress reduction
-- rejuvenation after deep cleansing
-- relief from headaches/migraines
-- relief from insomnia
-- reduction in anxiety
-- better decision making power
-- better clarity and focus
-- to quickly recover from jetlag
-- to deeply rest and nourish the nervous system

 

Tibetan Foot Renewal (60 min) $72
This treatment is inspired by the Indian foot massage treatment called Kansa Vataki.  It is a relaxing, yet energizing treatment that includes a gentle exfoliation, balancing Himalayan salt foot bath, neck massage, Ayurvedic reflexology, a gentle and soothing massage with a three-metal bowl, and finishes with a gentle cleaning and exfoliation with an herbal powder.  This treatment will lighten your step, give you a sense of balance and grounding, and brighten your mood.

Who might benefit?

  • People who feel more busy than they want to be
  • People who feel stressed or anxious
  • Workers who stand for long periods of time
  • People who work at or around computers or strong electro-magnetic energies frequently
  • People who are unfamiliar with spa services that would feel "safe" with only taking off their shoes and socks
  • Anyone with signs of extra heat, such as...
    • red, itchy eyes or eye strain
    • redness in face
    • hot flashes
    • irritability or unpredictable temper
    • difficulty sleeping

Benefits of the five steps in the treatment:

  • Exfoliation increases absorption of essential oils & allows for a deeper massage
  • Tridoshic foot soak is relaxing and grounding & calms the nervous system
  • Ayurvedic reflexology is much more gentle than Western-style reflexology
    • Re-aligns the skeletal structure, especially the back
    • Improves the function of the organs and glands
    • Helps to balance emotions
    • Increases circulation to the brain
    • Improves concentration
    • Relieves insomnia and deepens rest
    • Helps lower blood pressure
    • Eases both acute and chronic pain
  • Kansa Vataki helps to balance the subtle energies of the body, draws heat from the eyes providing soothing relief, and calms high skin tones
  • Kansa Vataki also reduces acidity in the entire body
  • Invokes a deep sense of relaxation, is grounding, centering and peaceful
  • Ubtan gently cleanses away excess oil and exfoliates the skin and feet, makes the skin soft, & helps the feet feel fresh, light, and energized
  • Ubtan also provides a unique, satisfying, and caring conclusion to the treatment

 

Tibetan Eye Rejuvenation (40-min)  $55
This treatment is essential for people who suffer from eye strain, tension or dry, red, irritated eyes. This treatment is actually administered to the feet and hands while a cooling eye pillow covers the eyes.  By working on the reflex points  associated with eyes and eyesight, and through the heating benefits of basalt stones, Vata is reduced, drawing heat, stress and tension away from the eyes and face and out of the body through the feet.  This treatment is one of the four Tibetan protocols incorporated into the full Shirodhara treatment and can also be a stand-alone treatment.  There is no need to remove clothing if offered as a standalone session.

Himalayan Mineral Bath (20-min)  $30 -save $5 when booked with another service!
This bath combines the therapeutic benefits of our mineral springs (high magnesium, calcium, & sulphur content) with the additional healing properties of Himalayan salts, honey, and a constitution-balancing (“tridoshic” balancing in Ayurveda) blend of essential oils of ginger, bay laurel, and eucalyptus.

 

Nasya  $20  (15-min)
This Ayurvedic treatment is beneficial for all constitutional types and is used for general wellness as well as prevention and treatment of ailments of the head and neck. Nasya helps to clear and lubricate the sinus passageways, which may help alleviate acute and chronic sinus problems such as allergies, mucous congestion, dry nasal passage, and snoring. Nasya may also relieve headaches, migraines, stiff neck, fatigue, insomnia, and stress related problems. It reduces anxiety, clears and strengthens the mind, and stimulates the nervous system.  This is one of the five purification methods used during Panchakarma and can also be done as a standalone treatment. 

 

 

 

Karna Purana-modified    $45
Traditionally, Karna Purana is a treatment during which warm oil is poured into the ear and allowed to sit to lubricate and nourish the ear canal.  We have modified the treatment due to NYS massage laws.  Our treatment incorporates hot compresses and dosha-specific oil massage to the neck, jaw, head, and ear as well as marma point massage.  This treatment is particularly helpful for jaw pain, TMJ, and tension headaches.

Ayurvedic Tranquility   $55
This treatment is a sampling of the techniques used in our traditional Tibetan Ayurvedic Body Treatments, but offers its own therapeutic benefits. Your session begins with a Stress-Release Marma sequence, followed by abdominal massage with dosha-specific oils to balance your constitution.  The session concludes with a Kansa facial massage, which tones and tightens the skin, and affects the numerous marmas on the face creating a deep sense of relaxation. 

Nadi Swedana (10-min add on per region) (herbal steam treatment) $15 

Kansa Vataki Foot Massage (20-min) $25 
Kansa Vataki Facial Massage (15-min) $20 
Add dosha-specific oil to standard massage $10 


Ayurvedic Services Coming Soon…
Tibetan Blissful Sleep Treatment
Basti Treatments
Relaxed Back Treatment
Ayurvedic Body Sculpt
Udvartana

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