Therapeutic body treatments are an integral part of the ancient healing tradition of Ayurveda and are seen as being vital to maintaining health and restoring balance in the body & mind. Each Ayurvedic treatment has a specific purpose and all aim to return the individual to a harmonious state of health and wellbeing. These ancient treatments are not just about pampering but may also be very helpful for specific health problems
Ayurveda Intro Package: Ayurvedic consultation & Indian Head Massage €95
This is an excellent introduction package to the fascinating “Science of life”, that is Ayurveda. This package incorporates a 1hour consultation followed by the most popular Ayurvedic treatment, the Indian head massage (Shiro-Abhyanga).
Bliss Package: Abhyanga & Shirodhara €180
This is the ultimate in pure bliss. Your body, mind & spirit will be soothed beyond your expectations. This package begins with a short Indian head massage, followed by Abhyanga & then the Shirodhara. The benefits of this treatment will flow throughout your body leaving you rebalanced, calm and at peace with yourself.
De-stress Package: Abhyanga & Shiro-abhyanga €120
Your worries will simply fade away as you embark upon two hours of luxurious treatments. Combining the Shiro-abhyanga & the Abhyanga the De-stress package is ideal for escaping your everyday woes.
Abhyanga: Ayurvedic full body massage €75
Abhyanga is the Sanskrit word for an oil massage given to the entire body and it comes under the category of Sneha therapies in Ayurveda.
Abhyanga gently stimulates the muscles, joints and Marma points to leave you feeling energised and refreshed. Commencing with a cupping and kneading action to prepare the skin & muscles for the application of warm oil, the body is then systematically covered in warm oil and gentle, stimulating long strokes are applied to the muscles with short circular strokes to the joints.
Karana Purana: Ear treatment using warm oil €50
Our senses are connected to the five elements. Hearing is connected to air and space so it is a location where those elements or Vata collects.
In Karana Purana or ear therapy, the ears are massaged and then filled with warm herbal oils which lubricate the delicate filaments of the ear canal, dislodging impurities and sharpening hearing. The treatment is very effective in reducing Vata in the body. It is especially recommended for jaw and neck tensions, ringing in the ears, Vata headaches, itching and dryness in the ears.
Karana Purana creates a feeling of deep restfulness and may be useful in treating many conditions, such as:
- Brings healing energy to the reflexology points on the ears
- Alleviates restlessness and nervousness
- Brings better sleep and helps with insomnia
- Increases mental clarity
- Reduces jaw and neck tension
- Calms vertigo
- Balances Vata
Kati Basti – Lower back treatment
The Katti Basti begins with a lower back massage, the back is then wiped with warm water before a dough ring is placed on the lower back. It is applied to the lumbar-sacral area of the spine, which is a major site of Vata. The warm medicated oil is slowly poured or swabbed onto the lower back in the dough ring. When the oil cools down, it is squeezed out with cotton gauze and the procedure is repeated a few times. Katti basti has a wide use for any pain, strain, or tension in lower or upper back. Most of the time, vata dosha is the culprit in this area.
An Ayurvedic explanation: In the subtle body, the nadis emerge from manipura (navel) chakra and supply energy to the upper and lower extremities and back.
The indications for this therapy are:
- Backache (particularly the lumbar region)
- Degenerative spine changes
- Compressed discs
- Hip pain
- Shoulder pain
- Spinal cord compression.
The healing properties of herbal oils used for this basti deeply clean and fortify the blood, build strong muscle and connective tissues, and lubricate the joints. Kati basti is likely to alleviate most types of low-back pain. This special technique is aimed at providing relief by bathing the lower back for twenty to fifty minutes.
Nabhi Vijnanam -Naval pulse correction €45
Abdominal massage with warm oil followed by gentle stretches. For aches, pains and to ease the ill effects of any emotional and physical trauma you may have suffered.
About this treatment
The abdominal area is often overlooked when it comes to massage but Ayurveda places great importance to massaging this area as the Nabhi (naval centre) is located here. This naval centre, according to Ayurveda & Yogic Sciences occupies the most important position in our bodies. Seventy-two-thousand Nadis are regulated by the Nabhi. Any imbalances in the Nabhi, due to emotional or physical trauma affect the entire physiology of the mind and body. If this centre is dislodged from its position, it can cause severe aches and pains, diarrhoea or constipation, tension etc. In this procedure the position of the Nabhi is checked and corrected with specific exercises and massage.
Nadi Sweda – Massage & steam treatment €60
Using herbal oils, various parts of your body are massaged and steamed for deep penetration.
Steam therapy is beneficial for muscle and joint stiffness, heaviness, pain or paralysis in one or more parts of your body.
Nadi Sweda is the local application of steam combined with oil massage therapy. The aim is to soften the tissue and produce a sweat. The vapours dilate and soften the channels of the body allowing the impurities to move out. Herbal steam specific to the ailment or vitiated dosha is administered which opens the pores, dislodges the toxic materials, making them subtler and flushes the system. In addition to this it reduces the body’s stiffness.
Benefits of Nadi Sweda
- Reduces pain in the body
- Eliminates toxins
- Promotes lightness
- Reduces stiffness
- Beautifies the skin
- Removes the Cellulite
- It is useful in conditions such as arthritis, muscle pain or stiffness or similar conditions.
Nasya – Nasal treatment using medicated oil €50
Nasya is one of the Panchakarmas (5 cleanses) mentioned in Ayurveda, Nasya therapy is a process wherein medicated herbs (decocted in oil or as a powder) are administered through the nostrils, this follows a face massage and steam.
Since the nose is the gateway of the head, the therapy is highly effective in curing a number of diseases pertaining to the head, if it is performed systematically.
The therapy cleanses and opens the channels of the head, thereby improving the process of oxygenation (prana), which has a direct influence on the functioning of brain.
Nasya is beneficial if done on a regular basis, because it keeps the eyes, nose and ears healthy. It also prevents the early graying of hair.
Benefits Of Nasya
The therapy enhances the activity of sense organs and protects the person from diseases pertaining to head (urdhwanga) . Early aging process is effectively prevented by the regular administration of Nasya (it keeps the brain alert & active).
Diseases Treated Under Nasya Therapy
- Chronic coryza
- Diseases of mouth, nose, ear, eye and head
- Diseases of the eyelid
- Dryness Of The Nose
- Facial Paralysis
- Frozen Shoulder
- Hemi Crania
- Hoarseness of voice
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Seminal disorders
- Shoulder pain
- Sinus Congestion
- Stiffness in the head, neck, teeth and jaw
- Toothache and other tooth disorders
Nasya is beneficial for the following:
Kapha Disorders: Sticky eyes, running nose, colds, headaches, sinusitis, Parkinson’s, chronic Rhinitis. Emotionally it is beneficial for attachment,greed, etc
Vata Disorders: Dry nose, migraine, dryness of voice, anxiety, fear, emptiness, stiffness of the neck, cervical spondylosis, loss of smell.
Pitta Disorders: Conjunctivitis, ringing in the ears & Hair loss. Emotionally: Anger
Shiro-Abhyanga – Indian head massage €55
The head is often overlooked when it comes to massage but according to Ayurveda it is one of the most important places to massage as it has profound effects on the entire body.
What is Shiro-Abhyanga (Indian Head Massage)?
As the common name suggests this massage technique comes from India and to be more precise is a Traditional Ayurvedic treatment. It is type of massage derived from the Ayurvedic tradition that focuses on the head, shoulders and neck.
According to the ancient system ofAyurveda, the head area holds great healing potential. It is an area of the body with the highest density of Marma points (energy channels) and other energy gateways into the body (this is a similar to acupressure points in Traditional Chinese Medicine). In Ayurveda, Marma points are used in Abhyanga & Shiroabhyanga. These points are used to unblock energy channels & encourage the flow of energy (prana) in the entire body.
Through a variety of different techniques, the massage works to release any blocked negative energy in the body that may be manifesting itself as disease or injury in any one of the seven Chakras (energy centres) of the body. It does so by applying pressure to certain points (marma points) on the neck, shoulders and head that correspond to each Chakra (which is a similar approach to that of reflexology). This unblocks the energy channels, and allows for a free flow of energy around the body, restoring the individual to optimum health and feelings of wellbeing
It is therapeutic for many conditions, such as Memory Loss; Insomnia; Stress; High Blood Pressure; Hair Loss; Depression; Chronic Fatigue; Chronic Pain.
At Satmya we take pride in performing Classical Indian Head Massage according to Ayurvedic principles. All the oils we use are 100% natural and organic where possible. We use medicinal herbal oils where necessary.
What to Expect From an Indian Head Massage
An Indian Head massage is the ideal way to get a person “out of their head”, far far away from everyday emotional and mental stress. The massage usually goes between 30 – 50 minutes, and uses certain oils in the hair and on the body.
An Indian Head Massage may prove beneficial by:
- Relieving built up tension that can often result in headaches, migraines, neck and back pain..
- Detoxifying the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage
- Boosting overall immunity
- Improving circulation, which in turn increases energy levels.
- Promoting clarity and increased concentration.
- Soothes symptoms of asthma by calming the respiratory system.
- Relieves Mandibular Joint Tension.
- Increases muscle tone.
- Relieves symptoms of sinusitis.
- Boosts cerebral spinal fluid circulation.
- Relieves sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia.
An Indian Head massage may also improve overall mental health by:
- Relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Providing relief from stress and promotes relaxation
- Improving concentration levels
- Renewing energy levels
- Increasing feelings of peace, calm and well being.
- Boosting memory capabilities
Whilst you are bound to feel great after our Indian head massage, there is a good chance you may not look great. Whether your masseuse has chosen to use oils or not, your hair will look tussled and potentially like you haven’t washed out your conditioner from a week ago! Make sure to take a hairbrush and band, or a hat to wear on the way home from your session.
Shiro-Pad Abhyanga (Indian Head & Foot Massage) €65
This package combines an Ayurvedic foot massage with an Indian head massage. The foot massage uses Marma point therapy (similar to reflexology), followed by a warm footbath with milk & rose petals. While your feet are soaking you will receive a deeply relaxing head massage.
Shirodhara – Continuous stream of oil on forehead €108
In the Sanskrit language Shirodhara is composed of two words “Shiro” + “dhara”. Shiro means head and dhara means continuous stream. In Ayurveda this treatment involves the continuous pouring of liquid on the forehead between the eyebrows for a specific period. This deeply therapeutic treatment synchronises brainwaves and profoundly coordinates and calms the mind, body and spirit. Shirodhara enhances blood circulation to the brain, improves memory, nourishes the hair, and scalp and generally aids in release of stress and tension. Shirodhara takes up to 1.5 hours. It commences with a short head massage (Shiro-Abhyanga) & then the patient lies down for the Shirodhara. The oil is poured for a minimum of 30minutes & a maximum of 90minutes; depending on the clients state of health or condition being treated.
At Satmya you can experience the Shirodhara as a complete treatment or you can combine it with the Shiroabhyanga (The Bliss Package).
Shirodhara may help with the following conditions
Many conditions connected with the head, neck, eyes, ears, nose & throat
Nervous disorders: facial palsy, paralysis & ptosis of the eyelids
Neck tension or Memory loss
Ubtan – Ayurvedic facial €70
What is an Ubtan?
An ubtan is actually a blend of choornas (herbal powders), floral waters and herbal oils that is applied to the face or body for a specific effect (cleanse, nourish, soothe, etc). At Satmya, all ubtans are freshly prepared from the finest, natural & organic ingredients.
The treatment lasts about 1 hour and is extremely relaxing. Each treatment commences with an Ayurvedic face massage using marma therapy, followed by an herbal steam. Once the face is thoroughly cleansed the Ubtan is applied.
Vata Ubtan:A moisturising & softening facial using a blend of soothing herbs & oils to alleviate dry or tight skin.
Pitta Ubtan:A cooling, soothing & detoxifying facial used for inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, rosacea etc
Kapha Ubtan:A deeply cleansing mask & scrub specifically blended for oily & greasy skin.