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AYURVEDIC MASSAGE (Abyhanga)
$951 hour
Our signature massage (pronounced AH-bee-YAN-ga) 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? Learn more.
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THE BLISSFUL MIND
(Shirodhara)
$1051 hour
This 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.
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FACIAL REJUVENATION TREATMENT
$1251.5 hour
An Ayurvedic Facial Rejuvenation Treatment creates a deep experience of calm in the mind/body that radiates from the face.
Ayurveda intended this treatment to be transformational & long lasting. The sequence of massage, steam, cleansing, wrinkle therapy & toning mask is accompanied by lymphatic drainage, initiating new blood flow & circulation to the deep layers of the skin.
This, combined with foot massage & stimulation of nerve plexuses on the head, neck & ears, ensures a deep calming influence on the entire central nervous system.
This is, amazingly, one of the most powerful treatments in the Ayurvedic therapy menu, rivaling even Shirodhara in it's ability to instill peace and the sense of a total reset in the receiver.
TIBETAN FOOT REFLEXOLOGY
(Kansa Vataki)
$951 hour
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.
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LOWER BACK TREATMENT
(Katti Basti)
$1051 hour
This 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! Includes 1/2 hour massage.
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CHAKRA THERAPY
$1051.15 hour
This 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 offer 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!

Includes 1/2 hour massage.
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EYE BATHING
(Netra Basti)
$1051 hour
Many 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. Includes 1/2 hour massage.
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HERBALIZED BODY STEAM
(Svedana)
$7545 minutes
This 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!
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THE SINUS TREATMENT
(Nasya)
$7545 minutes
This 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. Includes 1/2 hour massage.

MASSAGE ADD-ONS...

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The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara)$85
Herbalized Body Steam (Svedana)$75
The Sinus Treatment (Nasya)$50
The Ear Soother (Karna Purana)$50
Eye Bathing (Netra Basti)$85
Chakra Therapy (Basti)$85
Lower Back Treatment (Kati Basti)$85

COMBINATION PACKAGES...*

KAMA COMBINATION INCLUDES:
+Ayurvedic Massage (Abyangha)
+BIissful Mind Treatment (Shirodhara)
$1802 hours
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.
MOKSHA PACKAGE INCLUDES:
+Ayurvedic Massage (Abyangha)
+Blissful Mind Treatment (Shirodhara)
+Herbalized Body Steam (Svedana)
$255 (Save $20)2.5 hours
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.
TECH DETOX INCLUDES:
+Ayurvedic Massage (Abyangha)
+Blissful Mind Treatment (Shirodhara)
+Eye Bathing (Netra Basti)
+Sinus Treatment (Nasya)
$325 (Save $45)3 hours
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!

HEALING HEART INCLUDES:
+Ayurvedic Massage (Abyangha)
+Blissful Mind Treatment (Shirodhara)
+Heart Chakra Treatment (Hrd Basti)
$275 (Save $60)
3 hours
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.
SINUS SOOTHER INCLUDES:
+Ayurvedic Massage (Abyangha)
+Sinus Treatment (Nasya)
+Ear Oiling (Karna Purana)
$280 (Save $70)2.5hours

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

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