Well-ness through Ayurveda Contact Us AYURVEDIC THERAPY We are certified Ayurvedic therapists based in the Cape Town area. We offer a holistic approach to heath and wellness based on the ancient science of Ayurveda. BOOK YOUR SESSION PRODUCTS Our products are available from My Little Shoppe. VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE Some of our treatments Marma Abhyanga Marma Abhyanga a warm oil massage that is quite different from the Western notion of massage. With Abhyanga the aim is to push the oil into the pores of the skin with long strokes on the long bones and circular motions on the joints. During Abhyanga energy points (Marma) are stimulated, which is a powerful way of clearing energetic blockages. Shirodhara Shirodhara is the systematic, continual pouring of warm oil back and forth across the forehead. Shirodhara can have profound effects on relaxation and is an excellent stress reliever and Vata reducer. Padabhyanga The feet are massaged with warm oil to stimulate circulation, improve lymphatic drainage and balance the body. There is a saying in Ayurveda that whoever massages their feet every day, will never fall ill. During the Padaabyanga, special attention is paid to the Marma (energy) points of the feet and lower leg to balance the body. A foot massage is also helpful in aiding a good night's rest. Kati Basti Kati Basti is a treatment warm where medicated herbal oils are applied to the lower back and kept in place with a dough ring. Kati Basti treats a wide variety of lower back issues by relaxing and strengthening the local muscles, ligaments and nerves. Udvartana Udvartana is a therapeutic massage using herbal powders to bring lightness to the body. During Udvartana, herbal powders are massaged over the body in an upwards direction to reduce excess Kapha, aid weight loss and reduce other symptoms related to metabolic syndrome. Nasya Nasya involves medicated oils dropped into the nostrils to alleviate problems in the head and neck region. The nose is seen as a gateway to the brain, using herbal oils via the nostrils helps alleviate a range of symptoms. Patra Pinda Swedaba Patra Pinda Sweda is a body treatment performed using cotton boluses filled with fresh or dry herbs dipped in a hot liquid such as herbal oil or decoction. Patra Pinda Sweda is a wonderful treatment for musculoskeletal conditions involving pain, stiffness, contraction or loss of function. A variety of dried or fresh leaves is used along with herbal oil. Shirobhyanga Shirobhyanga is an Ayurvedic head (Shiro) massage. Warm oil is applied to the scalp and head and then massaged. This treatment is both relaxing and invigorating and can help relieve tension, improve sleep and also nourish and improve the condition of the hair.