Integrative Bodywork

Maintaining the Proper Balance within the Bodily Systems

What is Integrative Bodywork?

Release Pain, Stress and Tension in Your Body

Ayurvedic Massage & Bodywork Treatment Therapies vary depending on the conditions present in the individual, and aid in maintaining proper balance and circulation within the bodily systems. They provide nourishment to the body, strengthen the nervous and immune systems, detoxify and increase vitality.

The daily practice of massage is highly praised in Ayurveda, as it discharges waste materials and relaxes the whole body. The Integrative Bodywork therapy varies depending on the conditions present, and aids in maintaining the proper balance within the bodily systems. With specific oils, it provides nourishment and ease to the body, strengthens the nervous and immune systems, detoxifies and increases vitality.

Abhyanga

Ayurvedic Oil Massage

Duration: 1 hour plus

Warm herbalized oil massage practiced specifically according to constitution; used to stimulate circulation, revitalize the whole body, loosen excess doshas and direct them toward the organs of elimination. See below for additions.

With Shirodhara

Puring Liquids Over the Forehead

Duration: Included in the initial consultation

Following abhyanga, this technique of administering a steady stream of warm sesame oil onto the third eye area of the forehead has a profound and deeply relaxing effect on the nervous system. See below for additions.

With Steam

Body-type Specific Herbalized Steam

Duration: 75 minutes plus

After promoting circulation via abhyanga, a body-type specific herbalized steam opens up the pores and begins to rid the body of impurites through the sweat glands. See below for additions.

With Steam & Brush

Cooling the Body and Optimizing Circulation

Duration: 90 minutes

Drawing out the surface layer of toxins after steam, cooling the body and optimizing circulation, a barley flour loofa scrub brush treatment leaves one refreshed and renewed in bliss. See below for additions.

Marma Abhyanga

Warm Herbalized Oil Massage

Duration: 75 minutes

Warm herbalized oil massage, with pauses to activate the potent pressure points along the life energy circulation pathways. These points open gates of blocked energy and facilitate ease. See below for additions.

Additions

Basti

Enema

Duration: 15 – 30 minutes
A cleansing process for the internal organs, flushing the imbalance of doshas out through the intestinal tract using an herbal decoction or herbalized oil. This technique is considered one of the most effective aspects of Ayurvedic Bodywork.

Guisha

Jade Scraper

Duration: 15 – 30 minutes
Jade hand tools that remove heat from the body, promote circulation, and add pressure to release bound muscles.

Karna

Warm Herbal Oil Ear Drops

Duration: 15 – 30 minutes
Eases imbalances of the ears, head, neck and upper body while promoting calmness.

Nasya

Warm Herbal Oil Nasal Drops

Duration: 15 – 30 minutes
Nasal administration helps to balance the higher cerebral sensory and motor functions.

Head & Neck Massage

Clearing Tension

Duration: 30 minutes
Emphasis on clearing tension and stagnation with direct care to upper body.

Pinda Sweda

Ayurvedic Herbal Massage

Duration: 30 minutes
Herbal rice boluses soaked in warm milk used to massage and apply heat to the client’s body, inducing perspiration in order to remove toxic build-up in the tissues.

Udvartana

Herbal Exfoliation

Duration: 30 minutes
Exfoliating massage of the body using powders of herbs, oil, and oat bran to open circulatory channels, facilitate metabolic activity and improve the complexion of the skin.

Dual Practitioner

Traditionally, most of the Ayurvedic bodywork techniques are practiced by more than one therapist. The effects and benefits are exponentially increased when the sequence is performed with four hands synchronized in a steady rhythmical pattern.

Also available

Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Therapy, Cupping, Lymphatic Drainage, Polarity Therapy, Shiatzu, and Swedish Massage.

Why Integrative Bodywork?

Overall Healing

Integrative Bodywork facilitates structural and neuromuscular re-patterning, relaxation, and overall healing.

Personalized Treatment

If you have a specific injury, chronic pain, or alignment challenge, I address your specific needs and health goals.

Body Nourishment

This work nourishes the body. Injuries, low energy, imbalances, and scatteredness are transformed.

Multidimensional Approach

Bodywork is an assessment-based multidimensional approach designed to understand and resolve your body issues.

Body & Mind Awareness

The Integrative Bodywork treatment will take you on an adventure of body and mind awareness.

De-Stressing

The Integrative Bodywork treatment focuses on balancing the nervous system to help relieve stress and its related symptoms.

Contact

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(831) 566 7818

343 Soquel Avenue, Suite 511 Santa Cruz, CA 95062 USA

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