Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation
$250.00 first in-person consultation
$100 per hour follow-up appts.
The basic objective of Ayurveda is to educate people on how to take care of their health by themselves and increase their span of healthy life. One can achieve this goal by monitoring and
balancing one’s nutritional diet and lifestyle.
Ayurveda recognizes that thoughts and emotions reflect in the body and can create physical problems anywhere. Maintaining healthy daily habits to promote sound body, light mind, and lively spirit is preventive medicine for which Ayurveda offers profoundly effective remedies that simultaneously address these levels of our being.
The retention and accumulation, or the deficiency, of the 5 elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether within the tissues cause imbalances that in Ayurveda are known as the doshas. Each individuals’ doshas are determined by examining their constitution (Prakruti) and the Ayurvedic treatments and protocols are personalized according to their current imbalance (Vikruti).
The consultation begins with a thorough health history in which one's constitutional type (primary and secondary) is assessed to set the basis for subsequent lifestyle recommendations, and therapeutics.
This is what makes Ayurveda so individualized.
I provide a food plan that includes comprehensive specific and general guidlelines with regard to optimal foods and those to be avoided according to your dosha. In-depth yet simple understanding of the energetics of food, and the six tastes is imparted to be easily understood and integrated into a busy lifestyle.
Ayurvedic cooking lessons and in some cases, meals may also be provided.
Learning more about yourself empowers you to make optimal lifestyle choices that support your health and wellbeing. It enables you to live life to your fullest potential, the ultimate goal in Ayurveda.
Garshana Silk Glove Massage
$30.00 (Add-on Treatment)
Garshana in Sanskrit means "rubbing" and it is an invigorating, full-body, skin-exfoliating technique that stimulates the lymphatic fluid and has numerous benefits. Many people are familiar with loofah, or dry-brushing with a bristle brush but that can be much too rough and actually hurt the skin of some body types.
In Ayurveda, raw silk gloves or a rough wool material are most commonly used.
Garshana stimulates blood flow, digestion, and liver function as well as creating softer, glowing skin. Sloughing off dead skin cells allows the subsequent oil and herbal treatments to absorb deeply into the freshly cleaned pores of the skin.
This makes it an excellent precursor to any massage & bodywork session, and blends especially well with The Lemon Salt Castor-oil Foot Scrub Add-On Treatment, followed up with a full-body Abhyanga Massage. It is an essential part of the regular morning self-care routine called "dinacharya" and a simple practice to integrate into one's life for the benefits it provides.
Raw Silk Gloves soon available for purchase in
the Products page on my site.
Abhyanga Full-body Warm Oil Massage
$145.00 (60 min)
Abhyanga is an individually prepared herbal-oil massage that essentially bathes the body with warm oil applied from head to toe using repetitive strokes with the intention of nourishing and cleansing the tissues. Intended to deeply penetrate the skin, relax the mind-body, draw out impurities, and stimulate both arterial and lymphatic circulation, this process is referred to in Ayurveda as "Snehana" or oleation.
External oleation delivers powerful benefits as the healing oils enhance digestive fire or "agni" and the ability for nutrients to reach and nourish the cells. The desired result is a dramatic shift in the state of body system function and mindful awareness that will direct the internal healing system of the body.
Abhyanga is a key part of the Ayurvedic detoxification process called panchakarma and it is often administered by two therapists working in tandem using synchronized strokes. It is also quite effective separate from panchakarma performed by one practitioner and is best when preceded by Garshana and followed by any of the other Ayurvedic Bodywork therapies that I offer.
Marma Point Therapy
$45.00 (Add-on Treatment)
Marma Therapy The core of clinical Ayurvedic massage is a type of energy medicine called Marma Therapy. It figures into virtually all aspects of Eastern and Western bodywork methods through a network of 108 reflex (marma) points.
The origins and foundation of Acupuncture, Acupressure, and Reflexology, Marma points refer to the junction sites of the five organic principles of muscle, vessel, ligament, bone, and joint. It is at these junctures that the vessels enter into deeper tissue spaces and organs, to supply the cells with moisture and nutrients.
Physical or energetic blockage brought on by injury and undigested emotions or food can create disturbance in the flow of vital energy that can give rise to a variety of diseases. This network of points forms the seat of the vital life force of prana and each point is a gateway linked to the chakras-the vibrational energy centers along the spine in the subtle body.
Treating these points releases blocked energy and stimulates pranic flow and can be amazingly curative when used skillfully on a regular basis.
Marma treatment is integrated into a full-bodywork session and involves a light-to-deep pressure applied to each appropriate point along with the use of essential oils, gems, herbal pastes, and herbal oils.
Add Marma Point Therapy to any type of Massage & Bodywork session or along with a combination of Add-On Treatments. It is typically used used in conjunction with Basti Therapy.
Sauna with Abhyanga Massage
$160.00 (90 min)
Swedana in Sanskrit translates to mean "to sweat" or "to perspire". The skin is the largest organ in the body and it contains thousands of sweat glands that are the secondary excretory channels through which toxins are expelled from the body.
At Jai Kaur Healing Arts "sweating therapy" is provided through the use of a far infrared sauna that powerfully stimulates and mobilizes the toxins from the inside out as it heats the core vital organs and the innermost layers first and subsequently the outermost layers of skin and muscle.
The sauna accelerates the removal of these toxins through the sweating process and supports the primary excretory channels of the kidneys, bladder, and ureters.
The Sunlighten Solo Sauna is described in detail here.
Nasya Therapy combined with Lymphatic Drainage Massage of the Head, Neck, and Face
$145.00 (60 min)
Nasya Therapy Nasya is "related to the nose" and this therapy involves nasal administration of individually prescribed medicinal herbs, decoctions and oils. The nose is the gateway to the brain, mind and consciousness. The nose knows, and much can be determined about our state of health by assessing how well this organ is functioning.
Nasya oil is both nurturing and nourishing, and supports the sinus, nose, throat, and head. Various herbal blends create balancing formulas for all doshas, especially vata, and is a very important therapy for supporting the central nervous system. Nasya oil has traditionally been used to lubricate the nasal passages, and also to clear the sinuses of excessive mucous, improve the voice, and support clear vision. Hence this treatment combats the deep dryness and congestion that exists at the root of many respiratory and allergy conditions.
Lubrication of the nasal passages with herbal oil provides subtle moisture to the air we breathe and affects the higher cerebral faculties and sensory organs. Therefore, it promotes clarity of perception and stimulates memory.
Nasya oil formulas are custom made at Jai Kaur Healing Arts and available for purchase. Inquire to learn more.
The types of Basti treatment currently offered at Jai Kaur Healing Arts include: Kati Bast, Netra Basti, Chakra Basti, (umbulicus region) and Janu Basti (knee treatment) and these are described in the boxes below.
Basti Here again, Ayurveda has developed an exceptionally effective and marvelously soothing, albeit low-tech, system that basically involves "marinating" certain local areas of the body in warm oil.
Basti is a Sanskrit word that translates to “bladder” or “container”. In this case, the container is made from flour and water and shaped into a round similar to a doughnut which is then placed on the area of treatment to create a dam in which a pool of warm medicinal oil or ghee is poured allowing it to penetrate for twenty to sixty minutes.
Basti is associated with Marma Therapy as the localized areas of Basti treatment are the sites of the major marma points. Because marma points are vital life centers, and ports of entry, the healing properties of the herbs and oils in Basti Treatment radiate their influence to the different channels, organs and systems of the body and mind.
Kati Basti (60 or 90 min)
$45 (combined with two other Add-On Treatments)
$175.00 (combined with 60 min of any type Bodywork)
Kati Basti is an external Ayurvedic treatment of localized application of medicated ghee or oil used in a particular region on the back. Its benefits include:
Increases the circulation in the region
The skin absorbs the herbal oil, and both nourishes and strengthens the muscles and nerves.
Pacifies one of the primary sites of Vata - relieving pain, soreness, and tension and restoring flexibility.
Relieves chronic lower backaches and painful muscle spasms, and muscle stiffness
Netra Basti (60 or 90 min)
$85.00 (Basti only Treatment)
$65.00 (combined with two other Add-On Treatments)
$200.00 (combined with 60 min of any type Bodywork)
Netra Basti is a restorative and preventative Ayurvedic treatment for the eyes. Dough is made using organic flour and placed around the eye orbit to create a small dam. The dam is filled with luke-warm ghee (clarified butter), and then the client opens the eye and performs various eye movements while submerged under the ghee.
The therapy lasts for approximately 30 minutes.
Netra Basti Benefits:
Reduces tension and migraine headaches
Soothes dry, itchy, eyes
Provides relief from allergies
Increased concentration and mental acuity
Combats eye strain from TV, computers, and smartphones
Relieves eye socket tension, twitches, and squinting
Eases wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes
Slows the natural degeneration of the eyes
Lipid structure in ghee is similar to the body’s natural lubrication, making it especially nourishing for optic nerve tissues – even for those wearing a prosthetic eye.
Chakra Basti (60 or 90 min)
$75.00 (Basti only Treatment)
$65.00 (combined with two other Add-On Treatments)
$185.00 (combined with 60 min of any type Bodywork)
Chakra Basti This basti, also called Nabhi basti (navel basti), is applied to the umbilical region. The nabhi marma is the vital center where all of Ayurveda’s seventy-two thousand nadis (subtle energy pathways) converge.
Warm oil here acts on the solar plexus, balances the digestive fire and is used for indigestion, gas, and constipation, as well as rejuvenation of the sex glands and organs.
Emotionally, it facilitates the release of deep-seated emotions.