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AYURVEDIC
MASSAGE

(Abyhanga)

1 HOUR | $115
 1.5 HOUR |  $165
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THE
BLISSFUL MIND

(Shirodhara)

1 Hour | $135
 *As Add-On | $115
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THE LOWER BACK TREATMENT

(Katti Basti)

1 Hour | $135
 *As Add-On |  $115
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FOOT
REFLEXOLOGY

(Kansa Vataki)

1 Hour | $115
 *Add-On |  $95
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HEART CHAKRA TREATMENT

(Hrd Basti)

1 Hour | $135
 *Add-On |  $115
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EYE
BATHING

(Netra Basti)

1 Hour | $105
 *Add-On |  $85
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HERBAL
BODY STEAM

(Svedana)

45 MINS | $75
 *Add-On |  $75
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THE
SINUS TREATMENT

(Nasya)

45 MINS | $75
 *Add-On |  $50
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THE
EAR SOOTHER

(Karna Purana)

45 MINS | $75
 *Add-On |  $50
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SHOWER
FACILITIES
(**As an add-on)
30 MINS | $25
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* ADD-ON: some of our single treatments include a 20-minute massage. When you book one (or more) of these treatments with a 1 or 1.5-hour massage, the 20-minute massage portion of the therapy and $20 will be subtracted from each additional qualifying add-on treatment.

**SHOWER FACILITIES are only available to clients as an add-on service to a treatment session.



TREATMENT DESCRIPTIONS



Ayurvedic Massage (Abyhanga)
1 hour | $115   OR   1.5 hour | $165

ayurveda california, ayurveda nevada city, spa nevada city, massage nevada city, panchakarmaOur signature massage focuses on the lymphatic and nervous systems. Abyhanga features the generous application of luxurious organic oils infused with herbs that deeply penetrate & nourish the skin & senses.

The mind & body are lulled into total relaxation through a series of choreographed strokes designed to regulate flow of physical and subtle energy. Circulation & detoxification are stimulated through movement of the lymphatic system for enhanced healing. The nervous system is profoundly calmed by the rhythmic nature of the massage, leaving you in a rejuvenated state of renewal & peace. Don’t miss the unique experience of receiving this ancient treatment! Never heard of Ayurvedic Massage? Learn more. 


This  is a total mind, body, & spirit reset. Warmed herb-infused oil is gently streamed over the brow for approximately *15-40 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. Includes a 20 minute massage.  Learn more about Shirodhara.

*Note: The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara) is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment. The duration of this treatment cannot be standardized. The length of time during which a client is receiving the oil stream is contingent upon their tolerance for deep relaxation. Additionally, the speed at which a therapist can transition out of this treatment is dependent upon factors unique to each client. 

We have assigned a general time of 1 hour for this treatment. 1-hour stand-alone sessions (which include a 20 minute massage) may take up to 15 minutes longer than expected. Massage Add-on combination sessions may be complete as much as 30 minutes prior to the time assigned to them. If you are receiving this treatment, or a combination which includes this treatment, know that the timing we assign is our very best estimate based on years of experience!


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. 

Includes 20 minute massage.

-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!


This ancient method uses pressure point healing to manipulate meridian lines in order to rebalance the body as a whole. 

Reflexology is a form of acupressure. The technique originated with the Tibetan Shamen thousands of years ago before the development of acupuncture. Acupressure points directly access the body’s systems - as well as the energetic meridian pathways which are described in eastern body work modalities such as acupuncture and shiatsu. Accessing reflex points on the feet is non invasive. The benefits are immediate and profound.

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

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

This treatment enhances the general well being of the body, evokes complete relaxation, and increases energy flow and a deep sense of groundedness. Includes 20 minute massage.


Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, Massage, Spa, Nevada City, Panchakarma, Pancha karmaUnique to Ayurveda, this treatment is applied externally over the Heart Chakra (called Anahata in Sanskrit). The word Anahata means "unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten." The heart chakra is the wellspring that moves love, warmth, compassion, and joy through your life.

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

The heart, as a physical and energetic nexus, is bathed, cleansed, fortified, and nourished.

This treatment is recommended for the energetic imbalances that lead to physical conditions of the heart, such as weakness or arrhythmia, in addition to emotional conditions, such as heartache, sadness, anger, loss, or a lack of self-love. Includes 20 minute massage.


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. Includes 20 minute massage.


Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, Massage, Spa, Nevada City, Panchakarma, Pancha karma, Nevada City Massage, Nevada City Spa, California Pancha KarmaAn herbal body steam is the perfect compliment to cleansing and detoxification – and is especially blissful on a cold spring or winter day, following a massage.

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 this invigorating experience to any treatment to increase your bliss!


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. Includes 20 minute massage.



Ayurveda, Ayurvedic, Spa, Karna Purana, Ear Oiling, Spa, Nevada CityEar 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. Includes 20 minute massage.

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. Includes a 20 minute massage.




Combinations

It is traditional in the Ayurvedic system for multiple treatments to be administered in one session to deepen relaxation & healing. Choose from our list of combination offerings, or create one of your own.



THE KAMA
COMBINATION

INCLUDES:
1-Hour Massage (Abyhanga)
+
The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara)

DURATION: 2-HOURS
$230

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THE KAMA
PLUS

INCLUDES:
1.5 Hour Massage (Abyhanga)
+
The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara)

DURATION: 2.5 HOURS
$280

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PURE
GROUNDING

INCLUDES:
1-Hour Massage (Abyhanga)
+
Foot Reflexology (Kansa Vataki)

DURATION: 2 HOURS
$210

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THE MOKSHA
COMBINATION

INCLUDES:
1-Hour Massage (Abyhanga)
+
The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara)
+
Herbalized Body Steam (Svedana)

DURATION: 2.5 HOURS
$305

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THE TECH
DETOX

INCLUDES:
1.5 Hour Massage (Abyhanga)
+
The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara)
+
The Sinus Treatment (Nasya)

DURATION: 2.5 HOURS
$330

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THE HEALING
HEART

INCLUDES:
1-Hour Massage (Abyhanga)
+
The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara)
+
The Heart Chakra Treatment (Hrd Basti)

DURATION: 2.5 HOURS
$355

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THE LOWER
BACK

INCLUDES:
1-Hour Massage (Abyhanga)
+
The Lower Back Treatment (Kati Basti)
+
Herbalized Body Steam (Svedana)

DURATION: 2.5 HOURS
$305

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THE SINUS
SOOTHER

INCLUDES:
1-Hour Massage (Abyhanga)
+
The Sinus Treatment (Nasya)
+
The Ear Soother (Karna Purana)

DURATION: 2 HOURS
$215

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THE 2-DAY TRANSFORMATION

This Treatment Package addresses the five senses through a series of therapies which are administered over the course of two days.

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The Kama Combination - * 2 hours | $230

1-hour Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga)

*The 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.

*Note: The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara) is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment. The duration of this treatment cannot be standardized. The length of time during which a client is receiving the oil stream is contingent upon their tolerance for deep relaxation. Additionally, the speed at which a therapist can transition out of this treatment is dependent upon factors unique to each client. 

We have assigned a general time of 1 hour for this treatment. 1-hour stand-alone sessions (which include a 20 minute massage) may take up to 15 minutes longer than expected. Massage Add-on combination sessions may be complete as much as 30 minutes prior to the time assigned to them. If you are receiving this treatment, or a combination which includes this treatment, know that the timing we assign is our very best estimate based on years of experience!



The Kama PLUS - 2 hour 30 minutes  | $280

1.5-hour Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga)

*The 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.

*Note: The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara) is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment. The duration of this treatment cannot be standardized. The length of time during which a client is receiving the oil stream is contingent upon their tolerance for deep relaxation. Additionally, the speed at which a therapist can transition out of this treatment is dependent upon factors unique to each client. 

We have assigned a general time of 1 hour for this treatment. 1-hour stand-alone sessions (which include a 20 minute massage) may take up to 15 minutes longer than expected. Massage Add-on combination sessions may be complete as much as 30 minutes prior to the time assigned to them. If you are receiving this treatment, or a combination which includes this treatment, know that the timing we assign is our very best estimate based on years of experience!


Pure Grounding - 1 hour 45 minutes  | $210

1-hour Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga)

Tibetan Foot Reflexology 
(Kansa Vataki)


This wonderful combination of makes for a powerful experience that nourishes and invigorates all at once. Re-enter the world at just the right speed with more energy, clarity, and more truly in your own skin.

Is your mind|body|spirit dry and thirsty? Have you been feeling ungrounded, disassociated from your body, and slowed down by toxins?

This combination soothes the nervous system, stimulates movement of the lymph, detoxifies through feet and skin, improves circulation and digestion, and re-establishes your connection to the ground beneath your feet.



The Moksha Combination - * 2.5 hours | $305

1-hour Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga)

*The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara)

Herbalized Body Steam (Svedana)

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!

*Note: The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara) is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment. The duration of this treatment cannot be standardized. The length of time during which a client is receiving the oil stream is contingent upon their tolerance for deep relaxation. Additionally, the speed at which a therapist can transition out of this treatment is dependent upon factors unique to each client. 

We have assigned a general time of 1 hour for this treatment. 1-hour stand-alone sessions (which include a 20 minute massage) may take up to 15 minutes longer than expected. Massage Add-on combination sessions may be complete as much as 30 minutes prior to the time assigned to them. If you are receiving this treatment, or a combination which includes this treatment, know that the timing we assign is our very best estimate based on years of experience!



The Tech Detox - * 2.5 hours | $280

Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga)

*The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara)

The 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. Drop into a deeply nourishing and badly needed meditative state and awaken 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. 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!

*Note: The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara) is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment. The duration of this treatment cannot be standardized. The length of time during which a client is receiving the oil stream is contingent upon their tolerance for deep relaxation. Additionally, the speed at which a therapist can transition out of this treatment is dependent upon factors unique to each client. 

We have assigned a general time of 1 hour for this treatment. 1-hour stand-alone sessions (which include a 20 minute massage) may take up to 15 minutes longer than expected. Massage Add-on combination sessions may be complete as much as 30 minutes prior to the time assigned to them. If you are receiving this treatment, or a combination which includes this treatment, know that the timing we assign is our very best estimate based on years of experience!



The Healing Heart - * 2.5 hours | $355

Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga)

*The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara)

The Heart Chakra Treatment (Hrd Basti)

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.

*Note: The Blissful Mind (Shirodhara) is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment. The duration of this treatment cannot be standardized. The length of time during which a client is receiving the oil stream is contingent upon their tolerance for deep relaxation. Additionally, the speed at which a therapist can transition out of this treatment is dependent upon factors unique to each client. 

We have assigned a general time of 1 hour for this treatment. 1-hour stand-alone sessions (which include a 20 minute massage) may take up to 15 minutes longer than expected. Massage Add-on combination sessions may be complete as much as 30 minutes prior to the time assigned to them. If you are receiving this treatment, or a combination which includes this treatment, know that the timing we assign is our very best estimate based on years of experience!



The Lower Back - 2 hours | $305

Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga)

The Lower Back Treatment (Katti Basti)

Herbal Body Steam (Svedana)

Low back discomfort is extremely common, causing significant challenges for most people at some point in their life. 

There is growing recognition and appreciation for complimentary modalities that bring comfort to this incredibly important structural part of the body. Research is finally agreeing that practices such as massage, yoga, and spinal manipulation can be very helpful in treating this area.

This combination evokes deep relaxation with Ayurvedic Massage, clears blockages and reestablishes healthy flow with a full body steam sweat, and soothes inflammation while nourishing muscles and bone with The Lower Back treatment.

While the very physical effects of these treatments are at work, the more subtle Ayurvedic Principles are also at play - making accessible to the client who wishes to listen deeply the messages the body would like to tell.   

From an energetic perspective, the back provides our sense of support.  Often, with close observation, you may become aware of poor posture that can be linked to negative or self-defeating emotions and patterns. The second and third chakras (located in the abdomen) are the seats of emotional stability and personal power, respectively. The health of these two chakras will translate to the low back, as well. Taking an opportunity to be aware of ourselves on a deeper level can lead to constructive change. 

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.



The Sinus Soother - 2 hours | $215

Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga)

Sinus Treatment (Nasya)

The Ear Soother (Karna Purana)

A perfect combination for stimulating movement of lymph and congestion and relieving dry, stagnant sinuses.

We begin with Ayurvedic massage to sooth and rejuvenate a weary body while reestablishing flow in the physical and subtle channels.

Next, we'll clear the sinuses and reverse 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. The Sinus Treatment 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.

We finish by filling the ear canals, one by one, with warmed oil. This treatment addresses the underlying imbalance that manifests as insomnia, ringing in the ears, headaches, TMJ, Anxiety or worry, ears popping/crackling. Ear Oiling also improves hearing, loosens ear wax, strengthens the bones in the ear, and prevents neck stiffness.



Programs

Explore multi-day Ayurvedic Programs designed to cleanse, purify & rejuvenate.

From a 2-day Transformation to a 5-day Rejuvenation Program, to a week or more of Panchakarma: we offer a variety of programs for mind|body|spirit wellness.


The 2-Day Transformation - 2 days|$750

Our 2-Day Transformation program offers a combination of Ayurvedic treatments designed to nourish the 5 senses; taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound. The brain receives special therapeutic attention with Shirodhara, a cornerstone Ayurvedic treatment that regulates brain wave activity and guides the mind to a profound quietude.

When the senses are clear and nourished and the mind and body have been lulled into deep states of relaxation, the entire being becomes balanced and vibrant. This is a powerful way to reset over a weekend - or to devote a couple of days to dropping into yourself and rejuvenating deeply.

Check out our Plan Your Visit page and learn about the local eateries and lodging that we recommend during your stay. Learn More.


3-Day Rejuvenation Programs
Cost Varies

Through Rejuvenation (traditionally called Rasayana), Ayurveda provides a time-tested and time-honored process that offers a truly nurturing and supported break from everyday life, providing deep nourishment and replenishment of mind, body, and spirit. 

Mindfulness, emotional balance and reinforcement of the mind/body connection are increasingly important in a time when constant connectivity, movement and overstimulation leaves you exhausted and depleted. Ayurveda offers powerful rejuvenation that restores and fortifies vitality at the cellular level and offers tools for ongoing wellness.

Rasayana assists in the restoration and maintenance of youthfulness, and keeping you fit and balanced physically, emotionally, and mentally. In the tradition of Ayurveda, individuals should undergo Rasayana programs to live long and vibrant lives. Learn More.


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Panchakarma - Variable Rates
Panchakarma is a complete mind-body-spirit healing experience. The depth of rejuvenation, relaxation and transformation that it offers will give you a new perspective on how good you can feel.

The process is thousands of years old. It originated in India through the medical Science of Ayurveda. This ancient technique of detoxification, purification, and rejuvenation is unique to Ayurveda – the only method of it’s kind.

Ranging from 3-21 days, the perfect detoxification and rejuvenation program will be created for you, taking into account your condition and the duration, timing, and budget that fits your life. Learn More.



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