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Ayurvedic Cleanse Therapies

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UBTAN “oob-tan” 

(herbal flour exfoliation)

allow ½hr - $65 *only available in combination with other therapies.    

 

Fresh ground flours, Ubtans, from a myriad of beans, and grains, have been used even before Vedic times to enliven the skin tissue, stimulate the body and make it glow. Ubtan is an ideal final measure to any Snehana therapy or preliminary process before Steam therapies. Here, pure organic chickpea and other flours mixed with Ayurvedic herbs are lightly massaged over the whole body using vigorous circular movements to cleanse and enliven the body and provide thorough exfoliation. Please do not eat for 1-2 hours prior to this therapy.

Benefits: Ubtan has been traditionally known to help release toxins and stimulate the flow of the body's naturally cleansing fluids without stripping natural oils. It is helpful to remove excess oils from the body after massage and preserve moisture in the skin. It is also known to help stimulate subcutaneous circulation mobilizing and detoxifying lymph, skin and blood.  


GARSHANA "gar-shuh-na" 

(silk or wool glove exfoliation)

allow ½hr ~ $75 

*only available in combination with other therapies.

Garshana is the Sanskrit word for “friction or rubbing”. This exfoliating dry massage is done with Ayurvedic raw silk or wool gloves. Vigorously massaging the entire body with these gloves increases the heat in the skin. Heat improves circulation, stimulating the body’s Srotas (channels) to detoxify waste and nourish the body. The friction produced increases static electricity in and around the body. This is an important part of the therapy since it has an effect of ionization and alkalization on the blood. The static electricity also activates the Nadis and Chakras which function primarily within the electromagnetic field. The exfoliating effect of Garshana also rids the skin of dead cells and stimulates lymphatic circulation creating lustrous and soft, vibrant skin. The freshly cleansed skin is thus prepared for Snehana allowing oils to penetrate deeply. Garshana is recommended to be done daily and can be used for any body type. Raw silk gloves are used for Vata and Pitta types and wool for Kapha. The re-useable gloves are yours to keep afterwards. The effects of Garshana are increased when received before any Snehana or Swedhana therapy. Please do not eat for 1-2 hours prior to this therapy.

Benefits: Performed regularly, it is reported to slowly help break down fat deposits by enhancing blood and lymphatic circulation. This massage helps clean and exfoliate the skin, making it more open to herbs and healing oils. The static electricity produced during Garshana has been known to help in conditions like: headaches, stiffness, muscle aches, neuralgia, fatigue, circulatory disorders, and gastrointestinal problems. Optimal benefits are experienced after a series of therapies from 3-7+ days. 


UDVARTANA "ood-wart-an" 

(herbal paste exfoliation massage)

allow 1½hrs ~ $155

Udvartana is an herbal paste massage specific to the lymphatic system. This massage helps dissolve excess fat and offers exfoliation to the skin. Our specialized blend of organic Ayurvedic herbs helps to purify, nourish and exfoliate the skin. These herbs, along with organic grain flours and oils are blended into a paste, applied all over the body and deeply massaged into the skin. The plaster is then removed with a shower. The effects of Udvartana are amplified when received after a Swedhana therapy. Please do not eat for 1-2 hours prior to this treatment. A rest period of one hour prior to exercise is suggested after this therapy.

Benefits: Udvartana softens the skin leaving it with a lustrous glow. The stimulating massage helps to enliven and revitalize the skin, smooth away fat deposits and improve circulation and digestion. Udvartana helps open the circulatory channels, facilitating metabolic activities, eliminating excessive perspiration and body odour and improving the complexion of the skin. One of the most effective Kapha reducing treatments in Ayurvedic weight loss programs, Udvartana offers optimal benefits after a series of therapies from 3-7+ days. 



NASYA "nus-ya" 

(sinus therapy)

allow ¾ hour – $79 

 

The nasal administration of herbal preparations is called Nasya. Nasya literally means to soothe the nose and sinuses. One of the main Shodhana (purification) procedures in Pancha Karma, Nasya must only be performed by a Certified Pancha Karma Practitioner. Nasya begins with a warm eucalyptus face compress followed by a relaxing foot massage. After a deep eucalyptus steam inhalation, warm organic oil is applied to the face, head, neck and shoulders which are then massaged by stimulating Marma points. Specific care is given to the cheekbones, temples and sinuses in order to release impurities and alleviate pressure. A few drops of customized herbal Nasya oil are then slowly administered. The sinus areas are again massaged followed by a brief massage of the head. The nose is the doorway to the brain and it is also the doorway to consciousness. Nasya purifies and nourishes delicate membranes in the nose connected to the senses of taste, sight, and hearing as well as touch and memory, sharpening the intellect and creating a free rhythm of breath. The benefits of Nasya are optimized when received after a Netra Vasti, Shirodhara, Abhyanga and/or Swedhana. Please do not eat for 1-2 hours prior to this treatment. A rest period of one hour prior to exercise is suggested after this therapy.

Benefits: The main purpose of this therapy is to cleanse the nostrils and sinuses of accumulated mucous and toxins. An additional benefit of Nasya therapy, according to Ayurveda, is its ability to strengthen the mind and intellect. Nasya has been traditionally used to help: to prevent the greying and loss of hair, to alleviate headaches, face and head tension, dryness of the nose, sinus congestion, migraines, irritating sounds in the ear, neurodegenerative conditions, disturbed memory, psychological disorders, convulsions, sinus infections, sinusitis and skin problems. Nasya helps enhance the activity of the sense organs and also prevent the early aging process. Periodic Nasya sessions have been traditionally used to help to eliminate dark circles, eye puffiness, and improve the sense of taste and smell. Optimal benefits are experienced after a series of therapies from 3-7+ days. 

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