Ayur Therapies

Ayurvedic Massages / Therapies

Note on Ayurveda Treatments

While we offer traditional Ayurvedic therapies, these are NOT done simply for non-therapeutic means as we are not a Spa!

Massages and other therapies can actually aggravate conditions if a complete examination of the person along with specific medications is not given and hence we avoid such. The common “Ayurvedic Spa” culture often causes more issues (long-term) than it cures and Ayurveda looks at the long-term not the short-term goal!

We have seen many examples of those who have gone for acupuncture, Ayurvedic massage therapies and such by simple ‘Ayurvedic Therapists’ (not Practitioners proper), who have aggravated diseases and issues and moved the doshas without seeking to eliminate them first. 

While some Ayurvedic therapies are harmless, many can be harmful also if all considerations are not taken into account by the Practitioner. 

Therapies are hence recommended only after a complete examination of your body, psyche and also disease and state of progession, and also as per the complex requirements of ones specific ailments alone.

As noted, traditionally Ayurveda considers the individual and long term effects, not simply short term relief that can often  relocate disease or toxins in the body or cause other complications, for example, acupuncture or acupressure.

There are also specific considerations that traditionally are looked at but many modern Meditation and Yoga Teachers also don’t assess and can cause issues as well (see articles on Meditation and also Mantras).

These therapies are listed here simply as indicative of costs alone. 


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Ayurvedic Head and Face Massage
(30 mins)                          
$65.00 incl. GST

A soothing traditional massage that stimulates the marmas (pressure points) on the head and face, and helps relieve pressure on the head and also helps tone the skin and keeps the mind alert.

Nasya (Nasal Therapy)
(1 Hour)                           
$80.00 incl. GST

Nasya is a special Panchakarma (Five Therapies of detoxification) therapy that is given and administered by warm medicated oils, powders or other liquids snuffed through the nose. Whilst this may seem strange at first, this treatment is effective in many disorders, from sinus-related issues for clearing the head, mental disorders and also severe neurological problems such as hemiplegia or paralysis.  Head and Face Massage is included here.


Shiropichu
(45mins)  
$80.00 incl. GST

Shiropichu is the retention of medicated oil over the top of the head, useful in many psychological disorders, and also helps prevent greying of hairs, hair fall etc.

GreevaBasti
(1 hour)      

$80.00 incl.GST   
                                                                                                 
Greeva basti is the retention of warm, medicated oil on the back of the neck in a dough-ring, that helps relieve pains and problems in the upper-neck and shoulder region.

Uro Basti
(1 hour)
$80.00 incl. GST 

Uro basti is the retention of warm, medicated oil on the chest in a dough ring which helps with injuries to the chest and pains in this region.

Janu Basti
(1 hour)                              
$80.00 incl. GST       

Janu basti is the rentetion of medicated oil on the knee-joint, in a dough ring which helps relieve pains in the knee-joint, and also injuries, swelling etc. due to any injuries.

Kati Basti
(1 hour)         

$80.00 incl. GST


Kati basti is the retention of warm, medicated oil on the lower back in a dough ring, that helps relieve lower back pain and problems such as sciatica.

Marma Treatment
(45 mins)         
$65.00 incl. GST

Here we treat Marmas or vital areas with a specialised paste treatment on specific areas of the body for reducing pain, swelling and inflammation. It is helpful in cases of sprains, bruises and also post-injury also when pains persist. It can be done on localised regions or pressure-points (marmas) as a healing treatment also.

This treatment also includes special oil massage for reducing pain and swelling over the localised area. 

 

Advanced Marma Treatment
(30 mins)
$50.00 incl. GST

This therapy helps heal marmas by way of ancient mantras and specific massages. It is performed specific to various diseases and only after our initial consultation.

Karna-Purana: Ear Treatment
(30 mins)
$60.00 incl. GST

Karna Purana is the pouring of warm, medicated oil into the ear for ringing in the ear (tinnitus), earache, dry skin diseases, toothache, lock-jaw and many more. We have specific oils for ear diseases.

Kavala / Gandusha: Oral Therapies
(30 mins)
$60.00 incl. GST.

Kavala and Gandusha are special Ayurvedic therapies that treat the oral cavity, including ulcers, dental issues such as loose teeth, toothache and other ENT disorders also. The cavity is filled with warm medicated milks, oils or decoctions, depending on the disorder.

Seka and Aschyothana: Eye Therapies

(30 mins) 
$60.00 incl. GST

Seka and Aschyothana are generally done as part of many eye therapies in Ayurveda, and is also an effective way to help remove any impurities in the eyes caused by conjunctivitis, and also any inflammation to the eyes and surrounding areas. Medicated liquid is poured over the eye areas whilst closed in these procedures, to help cool the eyes and also cleanse them.

 Netra Tharpana (Eye Therapy)
(1 hour)   
$110.00 incl. GST

Netra Tharpana is the retention of medicated ghee (clarified butter) around the eyes, by bathing the eyes in this decoction, which is effective for many eye diseases, increasing the strength of the eye muscles and also lenses. It is very effective traditionally in the early cases of cataracts. 

Other localised treatments are available and will be discussed as per your situation and disorder.

Durgadas is not merely an Ayurvedic Therapist, but an Ayurvedic Practitioner with training in all aspects of Ayurveda including diseases, clinical ayurveda, ayurvedic pharmacy and panchakarma and massage, he recommends certain treatments and therapies to suit one’s situations best.