Ayurveda, [ayur = science, veda = true knowledge of life] otherwise known as "the science of life" is rooted in ancient India over 5,000 years ago. This practice of profound wisdom is becoming recognized in the West as one of the most effective, comprehensive systems of natural health care.
Ayurveda recognizes we are all born with a unique nature-an individual combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics. Changes in the harmony of these aspects of ourselves due to various factors such as stress or trauma, incompatible diet, or seasonal and environmental shifts can create many subtle to major imbalances. The science is organized and applied individually by using what are called the three doshas. The three doshas represent the five elements which make up everything in nature including all living beings. Ayurveda looks to the amounts of Fire, Air, Water and Earth to represent the nature or "constitution" of ones being. Manipulating the manifestations of excesses in the elements is the way Ayurveda guides one to finding answers to those questions which focus on illness or unhappiness. Finding an understanding of our own individual tendencies allows us to identify more ideally with the rhythms of our true self. Living closer to our ideal, we can avoid imbalances, maintain our health and ultimately discourage stress and dis-eases of any kind.
Consulting with an a certified Ayurvedic Practioner allows a much greater understanding of the science itself and also ones own personal applications. You will discover through pulse diagnoses your own prakruti or individual constitution of the body, mind and spirit. Exploration and discussion concerning ones life-style choices and specific personal areas of focus will offer direction towards a deeper awareness. This process of knowing ones own wholeness will empower one to draw guidance from within and allow a process of self-healing to cultivate.
Suggestions and charted lists of appropriate and regressive foods according to ones own individual constitutional needs will be provided.
Therapeutic and herbal therapies are discussed and also made available.
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Ayurvedic Massage & Pancha Karma Treatments available with Vijaya Stallings.
Abhyanga and Swedana: Warm Oil Massage (Abhyanga) & Herbal Steam Bath (Swedana), followed by a hot, moist lavender towel rub down. $85 for an hour and a half treatment.
Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Massage with warm oil massage and hot, moist lavender towel rub down. $60 per hour.
Synchronized Massage: Synchronized Massage with Two Therapists: Massage and Herbal steam followed by hot, moist lavender towel rub down. $125 for an hour and a half treatment.
Shirodhara: The continuous flow of warm medicated oil or milk on the forehead for 30-45 minutes. Beneficial for insomnia and any mental or emotional stress. $45 accompanying a massage or Pancha Karma; $60 when done as a separate treatment.
Nadi Swedena and Kati Bhasti: Administration of herbal steam and hot medicated oils on joints and spinal column. Effective for arthritis injuries, muscles and spinal column, herniated disc and sciatica. $30-60 depending on length, number and extent of the treatments.
Nasya: Administration of herbal oils neck massage and herbal steam. Helpful in nasal congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis, allergies and headaches. $45 per treatment.
Facial: Begins with a massage with warm medicated oil, followed by herbal steam, herbal clay masque and finishes with a special facial oil. $60 per hour.
Pancha Karma Treatment: The ancient detoxification, cleansing, rejuvenation and relaxation treatments performed for 3-7 days. A special Ayurvedic vegan diet is required for the program to be effective along with some preparatory and post-Pancha Karma dietary restrictions. This detoxification program works on all three bodies not just the Physical and goes to a very deep celllular level creating healing and well-being.
Each day you wil receive an hour and a half massage with warm herbal oil for your specific constitution, herbal steam and a hot, moist lavender towel rub down. It is necessary that you not work during your treatment period and for ideal results a retreat setting is suggested.
Pancha Karma Treatment per day is $100 including an initial consultation and an Ayurvedic dish each day.
Retreat accomodations will vary depending on needs from $10-75 per night and will include yoga/meditation each day and 3 meals daily for $150 per day. 30-day Pancha Karma Retreats are also available in Concord, CA and Virginia Beach, VA. (Price based on individualized needs and requirements)