Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that translates as Life-Knowledge, it is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems originating more than 5,000 years ago in India, and is known as the Medicine of the Gods. According to Ayurvedic theory, everything in the universe — living or not — is connected. Good health is achieved when your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe. A disruption of this harmony can lead to poor health and sickness. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease. However, treatments are also recommended for specific health problems. The Ayurvedic treatments we offer here at Mookshi are just a few of the diverse therapies available through the Ayurvedic tradition, and are the treatments that we find to have most benefit for all different types of people.
Abhyanga massage is a traditional Ayurvedic full body lymphatic massage, herbal oils are used. It begins with gentle dry brush exfoliation (Garshana) followed by full body massage that melts away tension & relaxes muscles, bones, joints and tendons. Heated herbal oils are chosen according to your body type (vata, pitta, kapha). This massage reverses aging by nourishing skin and deeper body tissues. Lymphatic massage movements help squeeze out toxic accumulation from channels and clear energy blocks. (60 min $100, 90 min $150) – add Swedhana steam treatment 15min. $20, 30min. $35)
Pedi Karma is a gentle healing foot therapy from the Ayurvedic tradition. These sessions begin with an herbal detox foot soak. A warm oil massage is then done to the lower legs and feet, relieving leg & foot tension. Stimulates vital foot marma points that correspond to all organ systems within the body. Opens the flow of prana to lower limbs and promotes sound sleep. Cools the mind and grounds you back to Earth. A Kansa Vataki massage bowl is used to aid in the massage. The Kansa Vakati bowl is made of three therapeutic metals: Copper – relieves pain, inflammation, and eases the discomfort of arthritis; Zinc – boosts the immune system, aids in digestion, and is good for Diabetes; Tin – relieves headaches and insomnia. (60 min. $100)
This is an Ayurvedic therapy that involves the pouring of oil over the forehead. A steady flow of warm oil onto the forehead stimulates the pituitary gland, or “third-eye.” ”Shiro,” means head, and “dhara” means flow. Gentle massage is also applied to head neck and shoulders. This treatment is profoundly relaxing and nourishing. It will improve your mental clarity, comprehension, and awaken your body’s intuitive knowledge. It is commonly indicated to relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. These benefits are further enhanced after a massage, when the body is already relaxed and in a receptive state. (60 min $115, 30 min “mini-shiro” $60)
These sessions are also know as steam therapy. Treatments are performed on a massage table with the steam tent placed over you, you can choose to have you face exposed to the fresh air or to enjoy breathing the steam in to ease your respiratory system. Enjoy this treatment of gentle steam paired with another Ayurvedic treatment or as a stand alone service (15min $20, 30min $35)
*These sessions take place while relaxing on a massage table covered by the steam tent (head & face are open to the fresh air). **steam is not recommended for those with high blood pressure.
Ayurvedic Healing Bliss Package
A combination of all four Ayurvedic services that we offer bundled together into one rejuvenating session.
2.5 Hours $250
Appointment cancellation and rescheduling:
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment for any reason please do so at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. To cancel or reschedule please contact your therapist directly or call us at 412-407-7829 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org All appointments missed, not cancelled or rescheduled before 24 hours notice will be charged in full. If you are using a package of sessions to pay for said appointment, you will be charged one of your package appointments.