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Abhyanga & Shirodhara

These are cleansing, balancing and detoxifying bodywork treatments for mind, body and emotions.

Plan ahead to get the most out of these treatments. Click here for A Brief Introduction to Ayurveda.

How To Prepare For An Appointment

When scheduling an appointment, keep in mind that you may need additional rest following the treatment. We include a 30 minute rest period intentionally.  This time is designed to allow the body and mind to relax, and for the body and/or scalp to absorb as much of the oil as possible. This restorative, meditative time is an integral part of the treatment. 

Both Ayurvedic treatments cleanse the body, mind and senses. Make use of this time and avoid unnecessary stimulation after your treatment. Avoid large crowds (concerts, restaurants/bars, large gatherings) and make the remainder of your day peaceful. This is your time for mental rest.

Eat lightly before your appointment. These treatments may have an effect on the digestive system and a full stomach is not advised.

We encourage no talking during these treatments, in an effort to promote a meditative space conducive to getting the most out of the treatment. However, please advise the therapist, at any time, of any discomforts or adjustments, whether it's the temperature of the oil or the music volume.  


Download, print and complete the Constitutional Analysis Card at home or come in 15 minutes before your appointment to fill it out. Click here to download the Constitutional Analysis Card.

Complete the card by simply circling that which that best describes you within the past three months. This will determine which type of oil to use for your treatment.

While we do use warm towels to remove any excess oils, there will still be residual oil on the body. Dress appropriately and comfortably. Wear an old shirt and old pair of pants, something you don’t mind getting oil on. 

Your hair will be saturated with oil. Dress appropriately and comfortably. We provide a disposable plastic shower cap and comb, but you'll still want to plan ahead. Bring an old t-shirt, something you don't mind getting oil on. If the weather is cool, windy or cold, bring an old warm hat or towel that you don’t mind getting oil on. An old scarf works well to cover the head and hair in warmer weather. 

Any remaining oil will be sent home with the client.  The more hair you have, the less oil there will be leftover.  It is advised to leave the oil in your hair for at least a few hours following the treatment. It’s best to leave the oil in your hair overnight.

Post Treatment

Directly following the treatment please take your time. Get up slowly from the table and take it slow as you get dressed. You are welcome to sit and have Tea or take some home.

Stay warm. The body should not be exposed to cold. Doing so might induce some symptoms like cold, muscle cramps, headache etc. If it’s a cold day be sure to bundle up and bring warm clothing.

Take a warm bath when you get home or after a few hours.

Try to avoid caffeine for a few days. Caffeine creates disharmony in the body. It deranges all of the doshas and will have an immediate negative effect on your nervous system. If you are in need of a pick-me-up, try juice or a piece of fresh fruit. Also try drinking hot water instead of cold water or cold beverages.

Your hair will be saturated with oil. Following the treatment cover your head, whether it's with the disposable shower cap we provide or an old hat, scarf or towel you bring along.  

It is advised to leave the oil in your hair for at least a few hours following the treatment. It’s best to leave the oil in your hair overnight. The easiest way to do this is to keep on the disposable shower cap on and sleep with an old towel on your pillow. 

When washing your hair at home, the easiest way to remove the oil is to add the shampoo to your hair before adding water. The shampoo will grab hold of the oil so it can be easily rinsed out.

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