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Massage & Spa Treatments...

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Ayurvedic Massage (Abyhanga)$951 hour
Therapy Pre-Consultation
w/premium oil blends
$4030 minutes
Blissful Mind Treatment
$1051 hour
Eye Bathing
(Netra Basti)
$1051 hour
Chakra Therapy $1051 hour
Lower Back Treatment
(Katti Basti)
$1051 hour
Facial Rejuvenation Treatment$1251.5 hour
Foot Reflexology Treatment
(Kansa Vataki)
$951 hour
Herbalized Body Steam
$7545 minutes
Sinus Treatment
$7545 minutes
Soothing Ears
(Karna Purana)
$7545 minutes
Reiki Session$6545 minutes

Combination Treatment Packages...*

+Ayurvedic Massage (Abyangha)
+BIissful Mind Treatment (Shirodhara)
$180 (Save $20)
2 hours
+Ayurvedic Massage (Abyangha)
+Blissful Mind Treatment (Shirodhara)
+Herbalized Body Steam (Svedana)
$255 (Save $20)2.5 hours
+Ayurvedic Massage (Abyangha)
+Sinus Treatment (Nasya)
+Ear Oiling (Karna Purana)
$180 (Save $15)2 hours
+Ayurvedic Massage (Abyangha)
+Blissful Mind Treatment (Shirodhara)
+Eye Bathing (Netra Basti)
+Sinus Treatment (Nasya)
$325 (Save $45)3 hours
+Ayurvedic Massage (Abyangha)
+Blissful Mind Treatment (Shirodhara)
+Heart Chakra Treatment (Hrd Basti)
$275 (Save $60)
3 hours



    Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, Massage, Spa, Nevada City, Panchakarma, Pancha karmaAbyhanga (AH-bee-YAN-ga). Our signature massage features the use of luxurious organic oils infused with herbs & aromatherapeutic essences that deeply penetrate & nourish the skin & senses. The mind & body are lulled into total relaxation. Circulation & detoxification is stimulated for enhanced healing. Your nervous system is profoundly calmed & rejuvenated, leaving you in a state of renewal & peace. Don’t miss the unique experience of receiving this ancient treatment! Never heard of Ayurvedic Massage?  Read this blog post to learn more. 

    $95… ABOUT 1 HOUR

    Increase your Bliss! Add a treatment at a discount.
    Blissful Mind (Shirodhara)$85
    Herbal Body Steam (Svedana)$75
    Sinus Treatment (Nasya)$50
    Soothing Ears (Karna Purana)$50
    Eye Bathing (Netra Basti)$85
    Chakra Therapy (Basti)$85
    Lower Back Therapy (Kati Basti)$85
  • THE BLISSFUL MIND  (Shirodhara)

    Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, Massage, Spa, Nevada City, Panchakarma, Pancha karmaThis extraordinary treatment is a total mind/body/spirit reset. Warmed herb-infused oil is gently streamed over the brow for approximately 15-30 minutes. Stimulation of nerve plexuses on the forehead & scalp releases neurotransmitters & neurohormones that relax & reset the body at the deepest level. Shirodhara facilitates release of serotonin & can elevate alpha & theta brain wave activity, opening a state of relaxation in which there is relief from thought & a well of peace & restfulness. Learn more. Includes a 1/2 hour massage.

    $105… ABOUT 1 HOUR

    Increase your Bliss! Add a treatment at a discount.
    Ayurvedic Massage (Abyangha)$85
    Herbal Body Steam (Svedana)$75
    Sinus Treatment (Nasya)$50
    Soothing Ears (Karna Purana)$50
    Eye Bathing (Netra Basti)$85
    Chakra Therapy (Basti)$85
    Lower Back Therapy (Kati Basti)$85
  • EYE BATHING (Netra Basti)

    Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, Massage, Spa, Nevada City, Panchakarma, Pancha karmaMany therapies in Ayurveda use oil to cleanse and strengthen the sense organs. Because the eyes are the gateway to vision, the most crucial of senses, special attention is given to their care and preservation.

    This extraordinary technique bathes the eyes in slightly warmed oil called ‘ghee,’ that is infused with the cooling and clarifying medicinal properties of rose and chrysanthemum.

    Each eye is surrounded with a ring of dough, which is then filled with ghee. This is allowed to stand for approximately 20 minutes. Dust, dirt, and particulate matter are cleansed. The delicate tissue of the eye is nourished and soothed.

    This treatment is used therapeutically for any number of eye complaints. It’s wonderful for eye strain caused by over-use of technology, or to sooth eyes exposed to heat, dryness or smoke. Gazing through a warm ghee solution is said to have a nourishing effect on the optic nerve and the nervous system.

    Eye Bathing (Netra Basti) also offers beneficial effects for beautification. It seems to relax not only the eye area, but the whole face. Fine lines and puffiness are eased, along with inflammation and dryness of the eye and the skin around it.


    $105… ABOUT 1 HOUR


    Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, Massage, Spa, Nevada City, Panchakarma, Pancha karmaThis treatment, unique to Ayurveda, is applied externally to one of many chakra centers on the body.

    A vessel is made out of dough, placed over a targeted area, filled with warm medicated oil and allowed to stand for up to 45 minutes.

    Organs and energetic nexus are bathed and nourished. Circulation to the compromised area is increased as herbal medicines are absorbed and go to work, reestablishing flow while cleansing and rejuvenating.

    Each medicated formula is uniquely chosen and prepared for the Chakra being addressed.

    We specialize in Chakra Treatments that address:

    The heart (for emotional and physical strengthening)

    The lower belly (for fertility & reproductive issues)

    The lower back (low back pain, sciatica, kidneys etc…)

    The throat (thyroid)

    Call to discuss which is right for you!


    $105… ABOUT 1 HOUR


    Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, Massage, Spa, Nevada City, Panchakarma, Pancha karmaThis treatment provides a soothing exfoliation that nurtures the skin tissue and activates natural cleansing and rejuvenating processes.

    Special energetic points (marma) on the face and scalp are massaged to calm the activity of the mind, creating a state of peace and tranquility.

    An herbal heat treatment opens the pores. The purest medicinal skin care products available are utilized, leaving your senses nurtured and your skin glowing.

    $125… ABOUT 1.5 HOURs


    Tibetan reflexology is a form of acupressure. This ancient method uses pressure point healing to access the body’s zones and meridian lines in order to rebalance the body as a whole.

    The system originated with the Tibetan Shamen thousands of years ago before the development of acupuncture. These points are directly related to all of the body’s systems as well as the energetic meridian pathways which are used in most eastern body work applications, such as acupuncture and shiatsu. Accessing reflex points within the feet is non invasive and the effects are immediate and profound.

    The practitioner applies rapid finger pressure with index fingers and thumb to specific reflex points resulting in a restorative effect on the body, encouraging an increase in energy and blood circulation and causing immediate release of endorphins.

    Finger pressure is followed by the use of the Kansa Bowl, an ancient, extraordinary instrument made of synergystic metals that alkalize and detoxify while regulating the electric impulses of the nervous system.

    The treatment enhances the general well being of the body, evoking complete relaxation, increased energy flow and a deep sense of groundedness.

    $95… ABOUT 1 HOUR


    Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, Massage, Spa, Nevada City, Panchakarma, Pancha karmaThis deliciously invigorating full body herb-infused steam bath is the perfect compliment to cleansing and detoxification protocols – and especially blissful on a cold spring or winter day. The head is kept cool while the body is heated in a steam tent to stimulate a sweat that deeply warms while removing toxins.

    As aromatic herbalized steam saturates the skin, pores open in a cleansing sweat. Toxins move out. The channels of the body are cleared, muscles relax and the senses are nurtured. You are purified and invigorated. Excellent for weight loss, detoxification and to raise core body temperature. Add to any treatment to increase your bliss!

    $75… ABOUT 45 MINUTES


    Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, Nevada City, Panchakarma, Pancha Karma, Massage, SpaThis treatment clears the sinuses and reverses the deep dryness that is the root of many respiratory, central nervous system and allergic conditions by cleansing, opening and suffusing the sinus tissues with medicinal oils. Nasya begins with a facial massage. Heat is then applied to the face and head to encourage dilation and opening of the sinuses. Medicated oil is administered into the nasal passages to cleanse and purify the sinuses. Nasya has an immediately beneficial affect on allergies, snoring, sinusitis, tinnitus, sleep apnea and headaches. It is a valuable aid for increasing mental focus.


    $55… ABOUT 45 MINUTES

  • SOOTHING EARS (Karna Purana)

    Spa, Nevada City, Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, MassageEar Oiling is the Ayurvedic process of applying herbal oil to the ear canals. Your treatment begins with a scalp, face and neck massage. One by one, as you lay on your side, each ear is filled with warmed drops of herbalized oil and massaged to allow the oil to move deeply into the canal. A warm towel is placed over the ear while you rest for 10 minutes to allow the oil to properly absorb.

    This therapy is highly recommended for those who use mobile phones continuously and for people exposed to high levels of noise and air pollution. It is also recommended in the fall/autumn time of year to offset imbalances resulting from the dry qualities of the season. The benefits of this treatment include:

    • Reduces itching, dryness, and ringing in the ear
    • Effective for loss of hearing and reducing frequent ear infections
    • Opens up the sinus region, reducing head colds and allergy symptoms
    • Acts against the ill effects of air and noise pollution
    • Reduces impact of wax, mucus and accumulated candid (yeast)
    • Enhances the sense of hearing
    • Soothes Vata imbalance in the ears
    • Helps with Tinnitus, ringing in the ears, Vertigo, an ear congestion
    • Softens face and jaw tension and TMJ


    $75… ABOUT 45 MINUTES


    Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, Massage, Spa, Nevada City, Panchakarma, Pancha karmaThis is a medicinal oil treatment for relieving tension and inflammation in the lower back. The patient lays down on their stomach,  while a large ring is fixed on the back with a paste made of a special flour and water.

    Warmed specially medicated oil is poured inside the ring and allowed to absorb over the course of 30 minutes. The medicinal properties of this treatment relieves stiffness, reduces inflammation and penetrates deeply into the bone tissue. The oil is changed intermittently so that it is kept warm over a period of 30 minutes.

    • Relieves the pain of Sciatic Nerve Compression
    • Fortifies the muscles of the back
    • Reduces inflammation
    • Helps soften stiff ligaments and tendons
    • Accelerates the repair of damaged tissues
    • Eases movement of the joints


    *Beginning this treatment with a full 90 minute Ayurvedic massage and following it with  an herbalized body steam is highly recommended. Call us to discuss!


    $105… ABOUT 1 HOUR

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  • THE KAMA (Pleasure)

    Ayurvedic Massage (Abyhanga)
    Blissful Mind (Shirodhara)

    Kama is the Sanskrit word for ‘pleasure,’ and this combination Ayurvedic Massage (Abyangha) with The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara) treatment is just that!

    This is a profound relaxation and reset experience. We begin with a luxurious and restorative Ayurvedic Massage and transition into the meditative and profoundly rejuvenating Blissful Mind Treatment (Shirodhara).

    You’ll leave us bright, shiny and renewed — and not just because your skin and hair have been nourished by organic herbalized oils. The Kama will deeply sooth and restore you. Worries are dissolved by the opening into calm and quietude that this combination offers.

    $180… ABOUT 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES. (Save $20)

  • THE MOKSHA (Liberation)

    Ayurvedic Massage (Abyhanga)
    Herbalized Steam Sweat (Svedana)
    Blissful Mind Treatment (Shirodhara)

    Perfect for a cold spring or winter day, the Moksha (which means ‘liberation’ in Ayurveda’s Sanskrit language of origin) will relax, warm, and reinvigorate you to the core.

    We begin with an Ayurvedic Massage (Abyhanga), then transition into an Herbalized Body Steam (Svedana) for deep warming and detoxification and finish with the sublime Blissful Mind Treatment (Shirodhara) to liberate the senses and turn you inward for renewal.

    You will leave us restored, reinvigorated and refreshed from head to toe.

    $255… ABOUT 2.5 HOURS.  (Save $20)


    Ayurvedic Massage (Abyhanga)
    Blissful Mind (Shirodhara)
    Eye Bathing (Netra Basti)
    Sinus Treatment (Nasya)

    Tear your eyes away from the screen and get yourself to the VitalLiving office for a Tech Detox treatment combination now!

    Aching eyes, short attention span, dark mood and hyperactive mind begone. You’ll be able to get the rest you crave after receiving this nervous-system-regulating treatment combination. You will drop into a deeply nourishing and badly needed meditative state and awake feeling profoundly restored.

    We begin with a luxurious and restorative Ayurvedic Massage (Abyhanga) and move onto The Blissful Mind Treatment (Shirodhara) to profoundly cool and quiet the mind. Next, the eyes are deeply nourished and rejuvenated by a Chrysanthemum/Rose ghee bath. We finish with a Sinus Treatment (Nasya) to sooth dry and inflamed sinuses and improve mental clarity.

    This is a total reset for the burnt-out Technonaut. Leave us rested, rejuvenated, and ready to go back to work!

    $325… ABOUT 3 HOURS. (Save $45)


    Ayurvedic Massage (Abyhanga)
    Heart Chakra Therapy (Basti)
    Blissful Mind Treatment (Shirodhara)

    There are certain junctures and moments in life that challenge us to digest grief, sadness, disappointment, anger, change and transition so that we can release and move on, lighter and more truly ourselves.

    The death of a loved one, divorce, major life transitioning, finding it in ourselves to release resentment or anger, or needing to open the heart & hold a loving space just when it’s the most difficult thing to do; these are just a few examples of the challenges we encounter with the emotional & physical heart.

    If this is you, then do yourself a favor. Come to VitalLiving for The Healing Heart. Receive an Ayurvedic Massage (Abyhanga) followed by a Heart Chakra Therapy (Basti) & The Blissful Mind (Shirodara) treatment.

    Feel the magic of Ayurvedic treatments at work on the emotional & physical bodies – & drop into a deep well of open awareness that offers you the opportunity to experience a personal breakthrough & healing.

    $275… ABOUT 3 HOURS. (Save $30)

*Combination Treatment pricing cannot be combined with other promotional offers.

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