Grounding and deeply relaxing
90 min | $235
Immerse yourself in a world of care and rejuvenation as we guide you on a personalised journey to total wellbeing.
Our signature offering, Abhyanga, is rooted in ancient Ayurvedic traditions. Often referred to as the ‘caring touch’, it uses warm herb-infused oils meticulously chosen to balance your condition and unique energy pattern or ‘Dosha’. Feel the transformative power of these oils as they remove any imbalances and heighten your awareness.
Before each session, we encourage you to connect with your body, setting the purpose and intention of the massage. We adapt our approach to your complexity as a human, nourishing and rejuvenating your body in a holistic sense. The rhythmic strokes of our skilled therapists and aromas from the balmy oils will transport you to a realm of tranquillity, with any tension and stress simply melting away. It also stimulates blood circulation and promotes overall wellbeing, leaving you feeling renewed and restored.
Tailored to you, this massage provides not only physical relief but also emotional and mental relaxation. This is an opportunity to go beyond the conventional and embrace the art of self-love.
The benefits of Abhyanga massage:
A comprehensive wellness practice, Abyhanga nurtures the body and soul. With roots in ancient tradition, it offers numerous health benefits. Incorporating Abhyanga into your wellness routine can provide:
Abhyanga massage is a holistic practice that rejuvenates the body, calms the mind, and nourishes the soul. Through regular practice, discover a balanced, energised, and harmonious you.
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The practice and benefits of Abhyanga: The Ayurvedic art of self-massage
Abhyanga is an integral part of the Ayurvedic healing system. This ancient health practice hinges on the holistic understanding of the human body and its deep connection with nature. Here, the body is viewed as the abode of our life energy. This makes abhyanga more than just a physical massage – it’s a harmonising, rejuvenating and purifying ritual that caters to our physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
The essence of abhyanga lies in its application of medicated oils, chosen based on the individual’s constitution or ‘dosha’. Ayurveda identifies three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, each corresponding to the five elements of nature. The oils used in abhyanga are typically infused with Ayurvedic herbs designed to balance these doshas and promote healing, relaxation, and overall balance.
Technically, abhyanga involves applying herbal oil to the body and gently massaging it into the skin. The strokes are performed in the direction of the flow of arterial blood. Stronger pressure can be used on the muscles, while a lighter touch is employed when working on sensitive areas like the abdomen or the heart.
The practice of abhyanga goes beyond the skin’s surface, working to stimulate and cleanse your lymphatic system, boost blood circulation, rejuvenate your skin and lubricate your joints. It’s a sensory experience that taps into the body’s innate intelligence, encouraging it to self-regulate, heal and maintain an optimal state of balance.
Moreover, the oils used in abhyanga possess their own therapeutic properties. They penetrate deep into the skin, carrying their healing properties to all cells of the body. After the massage, it’s recommended to leave the oil on your body for around 15-20 minutes for maximum absorption and then take a warm bath or shower.
One unique aspect of abhyanga is its ability to stimulate the body’s marma points, akin to the pressure points in acupuncture and reflexology. These are vital energy points located at various junctures of the body, and their stimulation can unlock multiple physical and mental health benefits, making abhyanga a truly holistic therapy.
As an act of self-care, you can practice abhyanga on your own, or a trained therapist can do it. Whichever way you choose, it has the potential to become an empowering self-healing tool that contributes to your overall wellness and aids in fostering a stronger connection with your own body. It’s important to approach this practice with intention and reverence for the ultimate healing and rejuvenating experience.