Ayurveda – Ayur = Life, Veda = Knowledge, so … “Knowledge of Life” is Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the science of life. A holistic therapy based on prevention, longevity and natural healing. After discovering your dosha, vata, pitta or kapha, your therapist will then select a specific oil to your dosha to regain your natural balance. Ayurveda teaches us that everyone needs massage on a regular basis. In just the same way as a machine needs lubrication, the body loves to be oiled to protect it against the ravages of life and time.

Ayurveda treatments are given at Namaste Relaxation Studio in Republiek. Please ask our spa manager at Captain Don’s Habitat Resort for details.

Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage): Abyhanga is a Sanskrit word meaning “to rub the limbs”, usually with warm herbal oil. Warm, herbal-oil massage nourishes the skin, aids in removing impurities, stimulates both arterial and lymphatic circulation, and calms the central nervous system, promoting a blissful sensation. Firm or light pressure can be used. To support flow of prana in the body, abhyanga is done in a specific, ancient sequence based on terminal clearance techniques that remove pain, anxiety and stress. This massage may begin by applying fresh lemon, salt, then oil to the soles of the feet for systemic detoxification. Then oil is applied to the crown of the head. Once these entrance/exit points (also known as terminal ends) are lubricated, the flow of prana and healing can begin. Regular Abhyanga massage promotes healing and restoration by eliminating toxins from the body so that rejuvenating energies of the body may flow more freely.

Duration: 60 min. US$ 120.00

Shirodhara Therapy (shiro-dar-a): Transcend into bliss as a flow of warm herbal oil is streamed over the forehead and the crown chakra, magnifying the senses, dispersing negative electrical impulses that accumulate from stress, reversing imbalances within the body, rejuvenating the face, regulating breathing patterns, reducing insomnia, depression and mental fogginess. Shirodhara is one of the most unique therapies available for reducing stress, regulating breathing patterns, reducing insomnia, depression and mental fogginess and enhancing cellular intelligence and immunity. 

Duration: 60 min. US$ 120.00

Combination Ayurvedic Massage / Herbs oil Shirodhara

US$ 150.00

Ayurvedic Herbal Ball Massage: Induces deep relaxation, relieves stress and fatigue, boosts both emotional and physical wellbeing. The hot compress is ideal for alleviating pain, chronic back aches, arthritis and even skin conditions, migraines and chronic stress and anxiety. The blend of traditional herbs used in these compresses has a relaxing and invigorating effect on the body and mind, soothing sore and overworked muscles while giving the body’s energy reserves a huge boost.

Duration 60 minutes US$ 120.00

Ayurvedic Facial: Sandalwood, Rose Water, Neem and various herbs may be used depending on your skin type. This facial is customized based on your individual needs and wants. The application of sandalwood on skin rejuvenates the skin and also improves and enhances the complexion of the skin. As a coolant it can be used on individuals with dry as well as oily skin.

Duration 90 minutes US$ 120.00

Ayurveda is an elegant healing system that’s been used for thousands of years. Abhyanga has been used to maintain doshic balance, thereby improving sleep, and supporting the overall health and well-being of the body. Oils are often medicated (meaning essential oils are added or herbs are infused into them) or can be simple sesame oil, sunflower oil, and the like.

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