Ayurveda means “the knowledge of life” or knowing how to live your life in a state of balance.
Ayurveda is a very old system of healing that has been practiced in India for over 5,000 years. The teachings of Ayurveda comes from the ancient texts called Vedas. These Vedas are written in Sanskrit and are the language of higher consciousness. This organized and planned system of healing is personalized to each individual according to what imbalance is determined to be present. One of the main goals of Ayurveda is to help each person know themselves. Ayurveda provides new insight on your natural tendencies (why you do the things you do) and how to best manage these things in order to achieve optimum health. This systematic approach also helps a person discover what creates balance in their life and what does not. Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Tresa Laferty will help you better understand your unique constitution and direct you in ways of finding more balanced health. She will make recommendations on how to use food as medicine, establish more balancing daily routines, and suggest customized Ayurvedic herbal medicines, medicinal aromatherapy, meditation, exercise, and cleansing body therapies. This experience is a holistic healing plan for your mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing that can help you achieve greater harmony and balance in all aspects of your life. To learn more click link.
*NEW* Royal Weight Loss Treatment
120 Minutes - $195
An effective bundle of invigorating treatments designed to awaken the metabolism and enliven the whole body. It begins with a vigorous silk glove treatment (garshana) to encourage lymph flow. That is followed by an energizing warm oil massage (abhyanga,) and then a stimulating herbal massage (udvartana) using detoxifying herbs, seasonal oils and chickpea flour. All of this is designed to leave you feeling fresh, with radiant skin and improved metabolism. A shower is included in this 2 hour treatment. (This is not indicated post-partum or after an illness.)
*NEW* Lymph Cleanse Treatment
90 Minutes - $110
Using the traditional raw silk gloves (garshana) combined with custom selected essential oils, this activates the lymph system and jumpstarts the metabolism. This is followed by a warm oil full body treatment using customized oils for your body type. This combination 90 minute treatment leaves the body feeling lighter and balanced. It is a great session to support recovery from prolonged stress, for people with sedentary office jobs and to deeply support your cleansing plan.
Abhyanga - "Loving Hands"
60 Minutes - $75
90 Minutes - $110
(Full body, warm oil massage)
-Reverse/prevents aging and increases longevity
- Removes fatigue and stress from work and life overall
- Heals and prevents nervous system disorders
-Nourishes the body
-Creates electrochemical balance in the body
-Oil rubbed into the skin prevents dehydration and strengthens the nerves
-Oil helps the electromagnetic field of the body
- Stimulates antibody production to strengthen the immune system
-Takes you into deep relaxation
-Helps bring body back into balance
50 Minutes - $80
(Steady stream of warm oil poured on the third eye/forehead)
- Helps with diseases of the head, neck, eyes, nose, throat and nervous system
-Nourishes the energy of the sixth chakra
-Induces a profound sense of peace and well-being
-Calms the mind
-Helps with anxiety, depression and stress
120 Minutes - $150
Abhyanga and Shirodhara Treatments
150 Minutes - $180
The Ultimate Rejuvenation Package
This package combines the best parts of Ayurveda into one 2.5 hour treatment. The Abhyanga warm oil massage relaxes the mind and body, the Sevedana encourages the body to sweat out the toxins leaving it refreshed and lighter. The Shirodhara brings the mind to a peaceful still point. (Garshana is a perfect add-on treatment to the Bliss Package). Since this treatment is a deep “reset” to the busy modern life, it is a good idea to plan a quiet, peaceful day afterwards. Please bring a towel or hat as your hair will be saturated with herbal oil.
(Abhyanga & Heart Basti)
90 Minutes -$110
Perfect for any day where you need a little bit of extra love. After a full body abhyanga, you receive a nourishing herbalized warm oil treatment over the heart. This is a popular treatment for deep issues of the heart, healing emotional heart issues or nourishing a broken heart due to loss or saddness. This is a lovely way to strengthen, nourish and care for the heart and the body. Please schedule this service at least 24 hours in advance.
Ayurvedic Marma Facial
45 minutes - $68
This therapeutic facial treatment includes a facial mask, and warm oils and creams applied to marma points to balance the skin. The facial marma points in particular balance the mind and emotions, and release deep-seated grief and sadness.
This is a deeply relaxing, special face massage using Marma (vital energy points) and specialized herbal oils will help reduce aged appearance and wrinkles.
Indian Head Massage
45 Minutes - $65
A treatment concentrating on the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and face. Traditional Ayurvedic oils will be selected to create your personalized treatment and medicinal essential oils will be added to deepen your healing experience.
This treatment is perfect for anyone with tension in the shoulders, neck or head. Individuals that suffer from frequent tension headaches or migraines find this treatment particularly relaxing. This treatment helps improve lymphatic drainage, which helps in the removal of waste products and toxins assisting the immune system. It can even promote hair growth.
(A significant amount of oil is massaged in the hair. Please bring a towel or clip to secure your hair after the treatment.)
Rain Drop Therapy Massage
60 Minutes - $85
90 Minutes - $110
This technique uses a combination of reflexology, aromatherapy, massage techniques, and application of medicinal grade essential oils to your spinal area and on the feet. It is very relaxing and has a gentle “feather-like” touch to the body. Utilizing many years as a practicing aromatherapist, Tresa customizes the essential oils used based on your presenting issues.
(Add on treatment)
Garshana is a perfect add-on treatment to an Abhyanga or the Bliss Package. Garshana is a raw silk glove treatment that refreshes and stimulates the skin and lymphatic system. It supports healthy blood flow and releases accumulated toxins. This “add on” treatment leaves the skin feeling lighter and brighter.
(1) 120 Minute Appointment, (1) Report of Findings &
(2) 60 Minute Follow Up-$250.00
Any recommended herbs, aromatherapy or other body therapies will be in addition to this fee.
Ayurveda Consultation appointments are booked for the rest of this year. The next available consultation appointment is in January 2020. Please contact BodyWise to schedule.
Details of an Ayurvedic Consultation:
Initial Assessment: This appointment includes an in-depth gathering of information by the practitioner to help determine how your life is seen through the eyes of Ayurveda. Jointly, you’ll explore your health history, past issues, current issues and any treatment you’ve been receiving. Plan on spending 2 hours in this appointment.
Report of Findings: The practitioner analyzes and categorizes your individual issues and lifestyle to develop personal recommendations. These recommendations are based on your health concerns, goals and current conditions. You will received a personal summary including Ayurvedic herbs, food recommendations, lifestyle modifications, exercise plan and stress management. You and the practitioner will develop a workable plan to implement these recommendations in order to achieve success both short-term and long-term. This 1 hour appointment is generally 1 week after your initial assessment.
Follow Up Visits
Each person is an individual and will respond differently to recommendations. With this in mind, it is important to continue checking in with your Ayurvedic Pracitioner on the treatment plan in order to make necessary adjustments. The follow up appointments are where we find out what is working and what is not and then offer structured support to allow you to be successful with the suggested changes.
Follow Up Appointments
$75.00 60 Minutes
Consultation, custom dietary plan, supportive herbs, (3) 2 hr body treatments.
Consultation, custom dietary plan, supportive herbs, (3) 1hr body treatments.
Panchakarma is a complete purifying, detoxing and rejuvenating program. Panchakarma is translated into the “five actions.” It involves a custom dietary plan, supportive herbs and personalized body treatments. This ancient, complete cleansing system comes from the integrative healing practice of Ayurveda.
Spring is the natural time of shedding and rebirth. To work with the forces of nature, Ayurveda suggested that you undergo Panchakarma during the spring months of March or April. Panchakarma can be done at any time, but spring is the most powerful time.
This system rids the body of toxins in the body, mind and spirit.
This is a minimum of 3 weeks long. The process includes a consultation with Panchakarma Technician and Ayurvedic Practitioner, Tresa Laferty. This consultation is where you share your health challenges and health goals. Tresa uses this information to create a customized Panchakarma plan.
The effects of Panchakarma are often deep and profound. Some common experiences are:
Balance weight issues
Balance blood pressure
Reduce bodily complaints and strain
Clarity of mind
Improve skin, eyesight and hearing
Week 1: You will follow a customized diet plan and use customized supportive herbs. At the end of week 1, you will experience a customized induced detoxification.
Week 2: You will come in for personalized body therapies. These body therapies target your specific health needs. Sample therapies are: heart issues, liver issues, mind/emotional imbalances, hormonal imbalances, weight issues, eye issues, hearing problems, skin issues. Depending on your package, you will receive 3 or 5 body treatments. During the body treatments, you will continue the customized supportive dietary plan.
Week 3: Reintroduction to your life. This phase is where we support your digestion and begin to re-introduce healthy aspects of your life. This phase can last longer than 1 week but you are supported through this first week as part of the package.