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Pancha Karma Therapies

These ancient rejuvenation therapies are designed to nourish the physical body and access the subtle body where stored emotions and thought forms can create blockages in our energetic flow. By traveling deeper through the techniques of these therapies, one can experience healing on many different levels.

Warm Herbal Oil Massage (Abyhanga)
This warm herbal oil massage is a combination of choreographed strokes and intuitive movements that are designed to bring nourishment to the tissues, deep relaxation to the muscles and calmness to the mind. Because each body type is unique, the oil combinations are blended with specific herbs or essential oils to meet your special needs.

Warm Oil Point Massage (Marma Point Abyhanga)
Marma Points are power points located on the body that are areas of concentrated life force energy. Proper massage of these points with essential oil application and the light touch of pranic healing combine to balance the flow of energy through the muscles, joints and organs of the body.

Invigorating Herbal Massage (Garshana)
An invigorating Abhyanga style massage using dry, partially ground herbs to exfoliate the skin and increase circulation. Excellent for a sluggish system.

River Rock Massage
This unique massage utilizes smooth, warm stones from the Yuba River. The heat of the stones helps to relax the muscles, calm the nervous system and carry the oil deep into the tissues.

Profound Relaxation Therapy (Shirodhara)
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 Ajna Chakra or third eye taking the participant on a journey deep within. Shirodara is highly effective in normalizing sleep cycles, and reduces insomnia.

Cedar Steam Box (Svedana)
Follow your warm oil massage with an exquisite herbal steam treatment that will leave you feeling clear, rejuvenated and deeply moisturized. Medicinal herbs like Lavender, Chamomile, Bay Leaf, Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Lemongrass help to clear the channels, relax the muscles and nurture the senses.

Low Back Oil Therapy (Katti Basti)
This is an ancient treatment for healing back pain. Warm medicinal oils are retained by a dough dam placed over the lumbar or thoracic region of the back. Anti-inflammatory herbs such as St. John's Wort and Nirgundi and nervine tonics such as Brahmi are used to heal and strengthen the tissue.

Eye Rejuvenation Therapy (Netra Basti)
A similar treatment to Katti Basti with the focus being on the eyes. Medicated oils are used to help manage eye conditions such as glaucoma, eyestrain and various other eye diseases. Triphala, chrysanthemum and eyebright are used.

Heart Rejuvenation Therapy (Uro Basti)
Similar to Kati Basti except the warm medicinal oils are retained over the region of the heart and heart chakra. Special herbs such as Rose, Saffron and Bala are combined with oil to assist opening and strengthening our physical and emotional center. This treatment combines well with an Abhyanga.

Kidney and Adrenal Rejuvenation Therapy (Adrenal Basti)
A fast paced life, emotional stress, caffeine and other substances can all lead to Adrenal burnout. This chronic state of stress can deplete the body in detremental ways causing hormonal imbalance, depression and degenerative disease. Replenishing the Adrenals system is essential in maintaining good health and well-being.

Thyroid Rejuvenation Therapy (Thyroid Basti)
This therapy stimulates the endocrine system, increases metabolism and helps to balance the hormones. This treatment is often done in conjunction with the Adrenal Basti.

Sinus Rejuvenation Therapy (Nasya)
A beautiful face and shoulder massage is followed by a heat treatment using warm packs and hot towels to open the pores, improve the skin's luster, purify and clear the nasal and sinus passages. Dosha specific oils are then administered to the nasal passages to normalize the absorption of prana and lift the spirit.

Herbal Body Wrap
This beautiful therapy is used to treat various skin conditions. Herbal combinations such as Brahmi, Sandalwood, Rose petals and Aloe Vera gel are used to cool and nourish the skin. Other combinations such as Turmeric, Cypress and Mustard oil paste can be used to increase circulation and open the pores.

Hot Compress
Essential and herbal medicated oils are placed on specific points of the body to enhance their healing qualities. The oils are applied using hot compresses for specific periods of time.

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