Ayurveda Therapies

ABHYANGA – Full Body Oil Massage – 60 MIN, $90.

This wonderful Ayurvedic therapy consists of a full head and body massage administered by your practitioner. Aromatic herbal oils are applied in a continuous flowing sequence.  The depth, speed and type of oil applied varies according to your Ayurvedic body type and your personal needs and preference. 

 

ELAKIZHI – Bolus Massage – 60 MIN, $90.

A hot therapy, similar to hot stones but in which fresh herbal ingredients are fried, tied into boluses, dipped into warm medicated oil and applied over the whole body or affected body part. I use the beautiful kawakawa leaves as the base of the bolus. The herbal bags are padded over joints, thus draining toxins and giving wonderful relief to muscular tension. It can also be applied as an add on after Abhyanga / oil massage.
Indication: Chronic back pain, joint stiffness, muscular pain, sciatica, spondylosis, sprains, cramps, and general rejuvenation.

*This is a bit messy and fun!

SHIRODHARA – 30 MIN, $55 | 60 MIN, $90. 

A signature Ayurvedic treatment that dates back to the ages. ‘Shiro’ means head and ‘dhara’ means unbroken flow of liquid. Once settled out at Saffron Cottage with a cup of herbal tea, you will lie comfortably on your back wrapped warmly in a blanket. Lukewarm herbal organic oil is then hung from a specially designed copper vessel above the forehead and made to flow in a continuous, soft stream for around 45 minutes. This is followed by a 15 minute beautiful Indian head massage and facial massage with the Kansa wand. This deeply soothing therapy relieves stress and strain related problems, promotes sound sleep, relieves headaches and migraine, eases jet lag, and does wonders for your hair and scalp!

SHIRO ABHYANGA – 60 MIN, $90.

As above but while the oil flows, the therapist gently massage the client’s head throughout the therapy.  Bliss.

Following the shirodhara therapies, you will have the option of taking home your oil with you to be used for bath oil or massage.

 

NASYA THERAPY – 30 MINUTES, $55 INCLUDES YOUR OWN BOTTLE OF NASYA OIL FOR HOME APPLICATION.

The procedure involves a gentle massage on shoulders, neck, forehead and face followed by a mild herbal steam before the administration of the the slightly warm oil which is instilled in each nostril. His is followed by kansa wand massage of head, palms and soles of feet.

Wonderful for sinus sufferers, excellent for prevention of sinus, colds, headaches.

AYURVEDIC FACIAL THERAPY – Awaken The Beauty Of Your Skin.  60 MIN, $90.

Only an Ayurvedic facial treatment will give you the opportunity to experience the wonder of Kansa wand – The rejuvenated Indian Healing metal.

We only use 100% organic Ayurvedic and botanical products, specifically tailored to your needs.

So different to a Western facial treatment, our Ayurvedic facial includes:

  • Cleansing wash with a combination of aloe, cucumber, witch hazel and calendula and depending on your skin type, rose water may be added.
  • Herbal facial steam.
  • Facial marma massage with a beautiful Ayurvedic oil, such as Kumkumadi/Saffron oil suitable for your skin type.
  • Kansa wand massage and red agate roller massage.
  • Ayurvedic face mask suited to your skin type – during this time you will be massaged – arms/hands/head.
  • Finishing with an application of a beautiful plant based serum to go away glowing.

 

UDVARTANA – LYMPH THERAPY/CELLULITE MASSAGE – 60 MIN, $90.

In this unique Ayurvedic Massage a herbal powder mix is massaged into the body to break up stagnation & stimulate lymphatic flow. A herbalised steam is applied at a specific temperature for a specific time that helps to open the channels and flush the toxins from the body.  Following this the body is coated with warm medicated oil and massaged.

This therapy enlivens and energises the body helping promote better digestion, healthier skin and firmer muscle tone.  It also increases circulation, helping break down fatty deposits and cellulite and is therefore recommended for those wishing to detox.  You can add on a hot luxurious bath with rose petals and cleansing salts for $25.

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE  – 30 MIN, $55.

Indian Head Massage uses gentle and stimulating techniques working on the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face. This ancient Indian traditional massage improves the blood flow to the head and neck increasing the distribution of oxygen and nutrients to nourish the tissues. It is used to relieve mental tension and promote relaxation in addition to contributing to improved concentration and better productivity. Can be a dry massage or best used with a little oil.

GARSHANA MASSAGE – 30 MIN, $55/60 MIN, $90

Garshana is a traditional Ayurvedic dry massage that refreshes and stimulates the skin and lymphatic system, enhancing blood circulation and the release of accumulated toxins. Performed by using raw silk or flax gloves, a dusting of chickpea flour and a mix of herbs that suit your body type, that gently removes dead skin layers leaving the skin supple and glowing. Is a type of ozone therapy with the static electricity formed with the massage.