What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” It stems from the ancient Vedic culture and was taught for many thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples. Some of this knowledge was set to print a few thousand years ago, but much of it is inaccessible. The principles of many of the natural healing systems now familiar in the West have their roots in Ayurveda.
What is Abhyanga Massage?
A form of ayurvedic massage that involves massage of the body with dosha-specific warm herb infused oils. The oil is usually pre-mixed with herbs for specific conditions. Abhyanga massage helps maintain good health and well-being. Abhyanga aids joint health, nourishes the tissues of the body and brings aggravated doshas back to balance. They further claim it improves the condition of dry, coarse hair and flaky skin.
Benefits of Abhyanga
Nourishes the entire body—decreases the effects of aging
Imparts muscle tone and vigor to the dhatus (tissues) of the body
Imparts a firmness to the limbs
Lubricates the joints
Stimulates the internal organs of the body
Assists in elimination of impurities from the body
Moves the lymph, aiding in detoxification
Calms the nerves
Benefits sleep—better, deeper sleep
Makes hair (scalp) grow luxuriantly, thick, soft and glossy
Softens and smoothens skin; wrinkles are reduced and disappear
Pacifies Vata and Pitta and stimulates Kapha
Massage therapy began as a sacred system of natural healing. However, cultural shifts rendered it a disreputable form of indulgence for extensive periods of history. Enduring these turns, massage has experienced resurgence in modern times. Today, massage therapy stands as a highly respected holistic healing method practiced across the world.
Ayurveda Massages offered at Glo Wellness
Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurvedic treatment known for its affects on the mind and entire nervous system. After preparing the head with a warm herbal infused oil, a stream of warm oil is poured continuously over the forehead. ”Shiro” means head and “dhara” means flow, the result is a peaceful, relaxed and present mind. Shirodhara is a simple, yet profound treatment that works specifically on balancing and stabilizing the activity of the mind. Warm, dosha-specific oils and herbs are beautifully streamed over the third eye taking the participant on a journey deep within. Please bring a hat or scarf to wrap around your head after treatment-$90 approx. 30-40 minutes. Add upper body massage-$140.00
Nasya (nasal treatment)-45-60 minutes-$60
This treatment begins with steamed towels , then organic warm oil is massaged onto the back, neck, and shoulders. This helps to open the flow of lymph and neck circulation. Marma points are accessed. Last a medicated oil is used to nourish and lubricate the nasal passages and is used to reduce allergies, headaches, shoulder and neck tension. A bottle of Nasya oil is taken home with the client to continue self-care.
Pada Abhyanga(foot treatment)-45 minutes-$60
A soothing warm foot bath of salts and calming aromatherapy oils begins this unique ayurveda ritual. Lower leg and foot massage is incorporated and marma points are worked to help restore and renew your whole body, mind and spirit. A Marma tool is given to the client to take home for continue self-care.
Mukha Abhyanga (marma facial massage)-45 minutes-$60
A deep relaxing, soothing and transformational experience. Mukha Abhyanga (Facial Massage), is an ayurvedic specialized massage using medicated oils with infused herbs. Massage is carried out with special concentration to Marmas (vital Points). Mukha abhyanga uses ayurvedic oils. Shoulders and arms are also massaged. This treatment is amazingly powerful as facial mama points are massaged using herbal oils.
Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead. The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow). In this process, warm herbal oils, are poured in a slow steady stream on your forehead. This treatment is profoundly relaxing, nourishing. It will improve your mental clarity and comprehension. A facial massage working on the mama points is given after.
All massage experiences at Glo are designed to promote relaxation and stress relief. Simple and authentic, all experiences are purely customized based on your needs and preferences. All products used in our massages at Glo, 100% pure and natural, essential oil based. We believe in healing the skin with plant and flower extracts through the use of pure products.