Ayurveda Victoria

Ayurveda Victoria BC

The initial consultation covers medical history, current lifestyle, and diet habits. It uses traditional Ayurvedic methods of assessment of Prakruti (constitution) and Vikruti (current situation), including the face, tongue, and pulse assessments. You are then given an individual health plan, which may include: dietary recommendations, lifestyle changes, Yoga and Pranayama practices, herbal remedies, bodywork -such as Abhyanga massage, Marma Point therapy (Ayurvedic Acupressure), Shirodhara, and Rasayan.

Ayurvedic Treatments
Victoria BC

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Abhyanga Massage

Ayurvedic massage, known in Sanskrit as Abhyanga, is a holistic massage style aimed at supporting your subtle energy system to balance and heal itself. 

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Marma Massage

An energy healing practice that emerged within the 5000-year-old Ayurvedic system of healing to help reduce inflammation, increase energy, and improves your digestion. ​

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Shirodhara

Ayurvedic treatment where warm oil is poured continuously in a gentle stream over the third eye, soothing the receiver into a deep state of meditative bliss.​

Ayurveda Pricing

Single Treatments

Choose from one of our single treatment options below. If this is your first time at our clinic, please select the initial consultation when booking your appointment.

  • Ayurveda
    consult
    initial
  • Ayurveda
    consult
    follow up
  • Abhyanga
    Massage
    75 minutes
  • Abhyanga
    Massage
    90 minutes
  • Abhyanga
    Massage
    2 hours
  • Abhyanga
    Shirodhara
    Combo

  • Shirodhara

  • Marma
  • Massage
    75 minutes
  • Marma
    Massage
    90 minutes
  • Marma
     Massage
    2 hours
  • Indian
    Head
    Massage

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ayurveda and where did it come from?

The word Ayurveda itself means the science of life or science of longevity. Because Ayurvedic medicine has such a long history, its origins cannot be exactly pinpointed. Most agree that Ayurvedic classical texts were written in India between 3,500 and 5,000 years ago, though some suggest an even longer history.

Ayurveda is a healthcare system and lifestyle principles that bring harmony and balance to your constitution.

The most fundamental characteristic of Ayurvedic medicine is the unique principle of the doshas. The doshas are different percentages of the five elements that make up a person. Our dosha is determined in the womb long before we are born. There are three doshas classified as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha and sub doshas that combine the three main ones..

It is possible to be a combination, and typically people find that they are a combination of the three. We further split the doshas into seven categories, Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Vata-Pitta, Pitta-Kapha, Vata-Kapha, and Balanced Body type (one who has all three doshas balanced.)

Are you out of balance?

Everything we do affects the balance of the doshas. Anything from seasonal influences (when we fail to compensate for changes in the seasons or changes of life), lifestyle, food, relationships, stimulants, environment, etc. can leave us with too much or too little of a vital component to our well being. Such imbalance is called ¨Vikriti.¨ “Prakruti” is the state that you are born in. This is your base and what the relative balance is for you personally.

Anyone, regardless of their dominant dosha, can develop doshic imbalances. However, individuals with natural Vata tendencies tend to develop Vata imbalances. Kapha dominant people develop Kapha imbalances, and so is true with Pittas. Often, the first symptom of an aggravated dosha appears at it’s seat (Vata -Colon; Pitta- small intestine; Kapha – stomach)

Ayurvedic medicine uses lifestyle recommendations, bodywork, yoga, and meditation, all as therapies to create a better sense of well being. You can book in for a consultation to enjoy some of our bodywork options.

What is Abhyanga massage?

Ayurvedic massage, known in Sanskrit as Abhyanga, is a holistic massage style aimed at supporting your subtle energy system to balance and heal itself. 

What can I expect during an Abhyanaga massage treatment?

Generous amounts of warm herbal infused oils are gently but firmly massaged into the body through long, fluid, rhythmic movements that relax and replenish the whole system. This practice is wonderful as a medicine for stress, anxiety, depression, nervous system conditions, muscle tension, joint-pain, as well as a powerful preventative medicine for everyone.

What is Marma Massage?

Marma points are energy points in the body used for healing in Ayurveda. They can be compared to acupuncture points in Chinese Medicine. The focus of marma point massage is primarily to manipulate subtle energy or prana, but physically they’re also very effective for relieving stiff muscles and boosting circulation.

What can I expect during a Marma point & massage treatment?

Treatment begins with an abhyanga massage to relax the body, apply herb-infused oils to draw out ama (toxicity), and work on specific marma points with circular movements. The direction of the circles—as well as the order the marma points are stimulated—will depend upon one’s dosha and/or intention for treatment. Clockwise circles are used to stimulate energy flow while counter-clockwise movements are used to calm and pacify energy. For general relaxation, counter-clockwise circles are generally suggested. Depending upon individual needs the following components may also be incorporated into a marma massage.

What is Shirodhara?

Shirodhara comes from the two Sanskrit words “shiro” (head) and “dhara” (flow). It’s an Ayurvedic healing technique that involves a warm, soothing, continuous flow of oil onto the third eye chakra (forehead). The treatment is combined with a scalp, or head massage.

What should I wear to my Shirodhara appointment?

This treatment involves the use of oil, we recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting oil on until you can shower. If you have long hair, please bring something to tie it back with during and after treatment.

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