Ayurvedic Health Coaching Program
A truly holistic and personalized approach to health care. The initial consultation time is 2 hours, where we will collect information leading to a full picture of who you are and how you got where you are now in your health. From there a plan is developed to institute permanent and profound change in lifestyle and nutrition, leading you to your optimal health. Herbal formulations are made specifically for you, and help to support you as you transition. Part coaching, part guidance and all loving support on your personal journey! (herbal formulations additional cost.) A customized plan will be developed for the implementation of Ayurvedic practices and diet into your life. It is NOT always easy. Changing your lifestyle and your diet can be challenging. Lucky for you, that is why I am here!
Ayurvedic clients get 15% off all bodywork!
with Andrea Shuman A.H.P and owner.
Specializing in digestive health, pregnancy & postpartum care
It's All about the Oil....ahhhh. The word for Oiling the body, in Sanskrit, is Snehana, which means "To Love." This is a far cry from your typical massage, focusing on applying herbally medicated oils to the body for grounding, pacification of the nervous system, and Lymphatic drainage. It stimulates immune function,moisturizes and nurtures, not just skin, but ALL tissues in the body. Lipid soluble oils are used so that the body takes them in through the skin like a nutritious meal. Strokes are both relaxing and stimulating to circulation and elimination. While the muscles get some yummy relaxation, the focus of this massage is the whole body and the internal body and mind, holistically. ♥
**Point Work is generally not performed in this massage. See "Ayus-flow massage" for integrated techniques.***Abyhanga is traditionally performed with two therapists for greatest benefit, but a single therapist version is lovely and available as well to make it practical for our clients to receive regularly.
The application of warm, medicated oil steamed continuously over the "Third-Eye", or Ajna Chakra. Shirodhara is a great treatment for chronic headaches, insomnia, anxiety and nervousness. This is especially indicated for stressed people who have difficulty "slowing down." Shirodhara drops you deep into an altered state, where your mind can relax and reorganize itself. The treatment is followed by a head, neck and face massage. As with any deeply sedating therapy or practice, we recommend that you do not operate heavy machinery right after session (meaning; take the rest of the day off, please. ♥)
Special Herbal Fomentation, or Steam Canopy Therapy applied following Abhyanga to aid in the absorption and assimilation of the medicated oils, and elimination of toxins through sweat. Traditional Ayurvedic texts suggest that steam therapy should be preformed with the patient lying down comfortably, with the head and neck exposed. This prevents over-heating, and allows for thorough detoxification and absorption. Smells great, feels great. Herbs and Aromatherapy oils selected per client needs.
**Not recommended for pregnant women and people with high heat conditions**
Add on to Abyhanga, shirodhara or any massage therapy treatment (not available as a stand alone treatment)
Your aching back never had it so good. Kati Basti is especially indicated for chronic Low Back pain, slipped discs, inflammation and muscle soreness. The back is warmed with hot aromatherapy towels, and your low back is bathed in warm, herbal oil is poured into a dough dam built on your low back. The herbs are lipid soluble, absorbing right into the problem area. The dam is then broken and you finish with a full back massage with all that luxurious herbal oil. Yum. You will feel the warmth of the oil and herbs working long after you get off the table. You must try this. It's AWESOME.
** Hridya Basti (for heart and emotional issues), Vishuddha Basti (for thyroid and throat problems, Janu Basti (for knee pain) and many others available. Please Call Ayus to discuss your options)
Stare at a computer screen much? Are your eyes tired, red or dry? It almost seems like this ancient treatment was made for the computer age. The eyes are gently bathed in ghee (indian clarified butter) which is like a tall drink of the most refreshing liquid...for your eyeballs. You may actually hear your eyes sigh with relief. Regular treatments increase blood-flow and improve elasticity around the eyes, making them look younger, brighter and more awake from the first treatment! Includes Marma point facial massage and lymphatic drainage.
This is my signature bodywork alchemy that I have developed over the last 15 years in practice. A deeply therapeutic massage with a holistic focus, custom designed for the needs of the individual client.
(In Practice I draw on elements of shiatsu, Abhyanga, Russian Sports massage, deep tissue, structural integration, thai, swedish, Lomi Lomi and Reiki)
♥Personal Injury/ Workers Comp insurance accepted
Pretty Mama Massage
For the most beautiful women in the world! Our Pre and Post Natal Clients! Special care and consideration is taken to care for the mother in both pregnancy and Postpartum conditions. Treatments for our more luscious and ripe mommas and our very recently birthed, may done side-lying, with plenty of comfy pillows (cozy semi-fetal position, ) or on our BodyCushion, which allows you to lay prone all the way up to delivery! It is often quite a relief for the low back. No need to worry, you can receive massage, even very early in the pregnancy. I am specially trained to avoid any labor inducing points, and Aroma-therapies that are contra-indicated for pregnancy, and love to help connect Mama and New Baby energetically through bodywork! Massage during pregnancy has been shown to increase brain development in the fetus, and to relieve stress and pain in the mother...and that ALWAYS benefits the child! See Birth Services for more info!
Bliss therapies Package
The Ayurvedic Bodywork Trifecta! Abhyanga, Shirodhara and Swedana. You just have to try it. There really aren't words to describe this experience. Includes special Ayurvedic Spiced Tea to assist the release of toxins.
Choose 4-handed (traditional 2-therapist massage and treatment)
Ayurvedic Stress Reliever Package
90 minute Traditional, Single Therapist Abhyanga Hot Oil Massage plus 30 minute Swedana. Allow the Medicated herbal oils to absorb into your skin, and your muscles to melt following your massage with comforting steam and aromatic herbs. This is MUCH more than just a massage. You will leave feeling truly pampered, relaxed and relieved! Make sure to drink plenty of water!
* not available for pregnant women
Stress Reliever Package
Same as above, but instead of Traditional Abhyanga Massage, package includes a 90 minute Ayus-Flow™ Massage.
60 minute Massage (Pretty Mama or Ayus-flow) = $79
90 minute Massage (Pretty Mama or Ayus-flow)= $108
90 minute Abhyanga Massage (single therapist)= $118
60 minute Abhyanga Massage (two therapists)= $158
60 minute Shirodhara = $118
Initial Ayurvedic Consultation= $150
2-hour Ayurvedic Stress Reliever Package= $159
2-hour Basic Stress Reliever Package = $149
2-2.5hour Bliss Therapies package = $225