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WHOLE BODY 

ABHYANGA : TRADITIONAL AYURVEDIC HERBAL OIL MASSAGE

AYURVEDIC THERAPIES

Originating in India, Ayurveda is one of the oldest, most comprehensive healing systems in the world.  Ayurvedic therapies are just one part of the Ayurvedic system of natural medicine & healing. They involve the application of warm herbal infused oils to rejuvenate and balance your body. The herbal oils are selected according to your dosha (constitution) and are applied with sweeping flowing strokes. The intention and focus is on working with the energy channels of the body to  transport the healing benefits of the herbs to the deeper tissues. 

 

Using the most effective  herbal oils, powders, pastes and poultices that suit individual's dosha  help rejuvenate and restore the body's energy balance. 

 

When warm herbal infused oils  are used in this manner, they also help  pull impurities out of the body, open the pores of the skin, allow the healing properties of the herbs to more deeply penetrate the affected tissues and help soothe and nourish the skin, lymph, blood and nervous system. Thus toxins are shifted away from positions of weakness in the body where they naturally gather.

 

​​Each therapy at Penahki Ayurveda is designed to promote balance in mind, body and soul.

Penahki’s signature Abhyanga warm herbal oil massage is designed to bring nourishment to the tissues, deep relaxation to the muscles and calmness to the mind. It is a full body massage with specific herbal oils to nourish and revitalize the body tissues and to allow the toxins to be removed from the cells.

UDWARTHANAM-  HERBAL DETOXIFYING BODY POLISH / MASSAGE

Udwarthanam Also known as the “Powder Massage”, kick start with a warm Ayurvedic full body massage using traditional techniques. Using a mixture of different herbs, this Ayurvedic herbal body scrub promotes active blood flow, thereby revitalizing and reconditioning to the body. Udvarthanam, flushes out toxins from under the skin to promote weight loss and fat reduction. The herbal paste/lepam is prepared from plant based ingredients & of healing herbal oils that are scrubbed on to the skin. A freshly prepared scrub is applied to remove dead skin and to promote circulation.

VISHESH - DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Vishesh is a deep muscle massage. East meets West with this massage, which combines the techniques of energy flow, meridian massage, and acupressure with slow strokes and direct pressure to deep muscle tissue. This intense massage totally unwinds you. By Ayurvedic standards, this is a deep tissue massage that breaks down the adhesion's and enhances circulation deep inside the muscles and moves ama (toxins) from the tissues while stimulating lymphatic flow.

 MARMA ABHYANGAM (ACUPRESSURE POINT MASSAGE)

An important element of Ayurveda’s healing power, Marma therapy is an ancient Indian practice whose focus is the manipulation of subtle energy (prana) in the body for the purpose of supporting the healing process. Through Marma Point Therapy, the vital energy centers are aligned, while enriching Ayurveda Aromatherapy oils embalm the body.

GARBHINI ABHYANGAM -(PREGNANCY CARE FOR MOMMY-TO-BE)

Ayurveda is the 5000 year-old Indian system of medicine, known as the “Mother of all healing systems.” A tenet of ayurveda is that the character, physical attributes and health of a child begins with the state and health of the mother during pregnancy. This is explained in terms of how well nourished, rested and emotionally prepared the mother is.
Pregnancy is a very special experience in the life of a woman. Tremendous changes happen within physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Ayurvedic techniques and massages promote a proper attitude of worship towards all pregnant women, who are fulfilling the very important full time role of bringing new life into the world.

At Penahki we have customized the traditional Ayurvedic massages for the mother and the baby, bringing the utmost healing and nurturing to them. We also understand how comforting and supportive human touch is, both physically and emotionally, to the mother and the  baby.

KIZHI / HERBAL POTTALI/ POULTICE

 “KIZHI” means bundles. Kizhi is a potli/ poultice treatment.  Pottali (Boluses) massage is one of the most popular treatments in Ayurveda. Fresh herbs are prepared for this therapy. These Pottalis, “boluses”, as they are popularly called, are dipped in warm oil infused with aromatic and therapeutic herbs and gently massaged on the body using traditional Ayurvedic techniques.

FOCUSED AREA

SHIRODHARA : OIL FLOW ON THE FOREHEAD

Shiro means ‘head’ and Dhara means ‘continuous flow of a liquid’. Shirodhara is considered a therapeutic and rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatment for stabilizing the state of mind and body and bringing them into harmony,  Shirodhara works on a physical, mental and emotional level.

SHIROABHYANGA : HEAD MASSAGE

This deeply relaxing sequence focuses on the areas where we carry the most stress and tension - the head, neck, shoulders and upper back. The clarifying herbal infused oils help to liberate fresh energy throughout the whole system. These oils  have properties to relax the mind, nourish the hair and help to release the tension from the head, face, neck and upper back areas.
 

PRISHTI ABHYANGA : BACK MASSAGE

Ayurvedic  back massage is designed to help reduce accumulated muscular pain and tightness in the muscles and helps to relieve pain in the joints of the spine and shoulders. This therapeutic massage treatment is beneficial for those suffering from localized pain or tightness in the back area.
 

VASTI THERAPIES 

At Penahki ayurveda we offer the  Vasthi therapies which are one of the major external oil therapy procedures in Ayurvedic treatment. The procedure of retaining warm oil on a specific part of the body within a boundary made by a wall-like structure from organic gram paste  for a certain time period "over the lumbar region (Kati Vasthi-Lower Back), cervical region (Greeva Vasthi- Upper back) and knee joint (Janu Vasthi-Knees).

GREEVA VASTI : UPPER BACK CARE

"Greeva stands for neck and Vasti refers to a compartment, vessel or container which holds."  Greeva basti has an anti-inflammatory action and therefore reduces cervical pains. Other essential body components like the muscles, blood and connective tissues are also rejuvenated by this therapy. Neck specific problems like cervical spondylosis, stiff neck and neck pains are particularly treated using greeva basti, it also improves circulation, lubricates the joints and promotes flexibility.

In addition to this the herbal infused oils that gets absorbed from the skin has unique therapeutic and rejuvenating effects.

KATI VASTI :LOW BACK CARE

The procedure is the same as other Vasti Therapies." The word Kati stands for low back or waist. The procedure is an Ayurvedic lumbo-sacral rejuvenation therapy.  The oil radiates through the muscles, releasing tension and stiffness, reducing inflammation and penetrating deep into the bone tissue. Kati Basti is used to relieve muscle spasms and rigidity and strengthen bone and nerve tissue in the lower back and legs. In addition to this, the herbal infused oils that get absorbed by the skin have unique therapeutic and rejuvenating effects.

JANU VASTI :KNEE CARE

Janu Vasti is similar to Kati Vasthi but involves the knees instead of the back.  It's a highly effective therapy which relieves stiffness and pain and helps ease the movement at the knee joints,bringing nourishment to them. This also strengthens the muscles, joint, and surrounding soft tissues. It promotes blood circulation to the joint thereby rejuvenating and restoring the strength of the knee.

PADA ABHYANGA : FOOT MASSAGE / REFLEXOLOGY

Padabhyanga (Pada-foot and Abhyanga-massage) is Ayurvedic foot massage,  which is soothing, revitalizing, calming and balances various disturbances of the autonomic nervous system." It is an in-depth lower leg and foot treatment addressing the entire body by working on the various Ayurvedic 'marma’ (vital energy centers or acupressure points) spread over the human body. The biggest reflection of all organs and body systems is organized in our feet in the form of marma points.

MUKHLEPA : FACE MASSAGE

 Ayurveda places great emphasis on massage as being essential to health and beauty. Facial massage is one of the most important elements of facial rejuvenation. Ayurvedic Mukhlepa (face massage) is tailored to an individual, using our rich, handcrafted Penahki herbal infused oils and specially chosen essential oils and techniques that are suitable to the person’s constitution (prakruti).

 It aims at treating the surface and also the deep facial tissues with highly refined and gentle manipulation, which helps release stress and tension stored in the muscles and lightly redefines facial lines. Draining movements will then help get rid of toxins and regenerate the tissues.

ADD ONS

Add a little extra restoration time with one of our therapies below.

NASYA : NASAL THERAPY

Nasya is a combination of soothing Pressure Point Massage on the face, head and chest. Penahki herbal infused oils are  sprayed around the nose to make this therapy an instant relief for sinus problems and congestion. This treatment can help clear the sinuses and reverses the deep dryness that is the root of many respiratory, central nervous system and allergic conditions by cleansing, opening and suffusing the sinus tissues with medicinal oils. 

PICHU : PAIN AND STIFFNESS RELIEF

A traditional treatment for reducing stress and stiffness of joints or the back, Pichu involves cotton and linen pads soaked in hot herbal infused oils being placed on sore areas for immediate relief from pain. The medicinal benefits of the soaked pads percolate into the muscles to ease discomfort. This is followed by a rhythmic-stroke massage and a medicated herbal pack to enhance the healing process.

A minimum of three Pichu sessions are recommended for optimum results.

PENAHKI - RITUALS

पञ्चभूत Five elements  packages

FIRE / AGNI : REVITALIZE

Our elemental signature package that includes Shirodhara, Abhyanga,  Shiro Abhayanga  (head massage), and Reflexology. This package allows you to go into a deeper state of relaxation where the mind embraces an aura of mental and spiritual harmony.

Shirodhara therapy when applied on a regular basis supports the overall aspect of our health on all three levels of our being. It supports the healthy circulation of prana and blood to nourish the brain.

Abhyanga relieves fatigue, and promotes stamina while soothing the mind and ensuring perfect sleep. Apart from this, it also enhances the complexion and the luster of the skin, supporting longevity while nourishing the whole body.

Shiro abhyanga -head massage uses specially blended herbal oils to soothe the nerves and support the health and well-being of the senses. This subtle blend of herbal infused oils are used to massage the head, neck, and shoulders.

Reflexology uses a calming and refreshing salt and aromatherapy scrub. Gentle pressure is initially applied to certain reflex points to stimulate the nerve for a calming and healing effect.

Duration: 135 mins

Cost : $325

ETHER / AAKASH : REJUVENATE

Ether / Aakash  is another one of our signature packages. This package includes Shirodhara, Abhyanga,  any one of the Vasthi therapies of your choice and Reflexology. It is a synergy of therapies to bring about a blissful state of being.

Shirodhara therapy when applied on a regular basis supports the overall aspect of our health on all three levels of our being. It supports the healthy circulation of prana and blood to nourish the brain.

Abhyanga relieves fatigue and promotes stamina while soothing the mind and ensuring perfect sleep. Apart from this, it also enhances the complexion and the luster of the skin, supporting longevity while nourishing the whole body.

Vasthi therapy : We offer the  Vasthi therapies which are one of the major external oil therapy procedures in Ayurvedic treatment. The procedure of retaining warm oil on a specific part of the body within a boundary made by a wall-like structure from organic gram paste  for a certain time period over the lumbar region Kati Vasthi (Lower Back), cervical region Greeva Vasthi (Upper back) and Knee joint Janu Vasthi ( Knees).

Reflexology uses a calming and refreshing salt and aromatherapy scrub. Gentle pressure is initially applied to certain reflex points to stimulate the nerve for a calming and healing effect.

Duration: 135 mins

Cost : $345

AIR / VAYU : RE ENERGIZE

 

AIR / VAYU s another one of our signature packages that includes Shirodhara, Udvarthanam, Mukhlepa  and Reflexology. This transformative package assists us in detaching from the day to day stressors and evolving the body and mind to a more tranquil state.

Shirodhara therapy when applied on a regular basis supports the overall aspect of our health on all three levels of our being. It supports the healthy circulation of prana and blood to nourish the brain.

Udwarthanam is generally known as ayurvedic body scrub detailing the particular use of an herbal paste/lepam, which is prepared from plant based ingredients & of healing herbal oils that are scrubbed on to the skin. A freshly prepared scrub is applied to remove dead skin and to promote circulation.

Ayurvedic mukhlepa/ face massage is tailored to an individual, using our rich and handcrafted penahki herbal infused oils and specially chosen essential oils and techniques that are suitable to the person’s constitution (prakruti).

Reflexology uses a calming and refreshing salt and aromatherapy scrub. Gentle pressure is initially applied to certain reflex points to stimulate the nerve for a calming and healing effect.

 

 

Duration: 135 mins

Cost : $355

WATER /  JAL : RE WIND

 

WATER / JAL : Our rewind package is another one of our signature elemental packages that includes Vishesh, Kizhi, Mukhlepa and Reflexology. This transformative package assists us in detaching from the day to day stressors and evolving the body and mind to a more tranquil state.

Vishesh therapy  : This intense massage totally unwinds you. By Ayurvedic standards, this is a deep tissue massage that breaks down the adhesions and enhances circulation deep inside the muscles and moves ama (toxins) from the tissues while stimulating lymphatic flow.

Kizhi :  Fresh herbs are prepared for this therapy. These pottalis, “boluses”, as they are popularly called, are dipped in warm oil infused with aromatic and therapeutic herbs and gently massaged on the body using traditional ayurvedic techniques.

Ayurvedic mukhlepa/ face massage is tailored to an individual, using our rich and handcrafted penahki herbal infused oils and specially chosen essential oils and techniques that are suitable to the person’s constitution (prakruti).

Reflexology uses a calming and refreshing salt and aromatherapy scrub. Gentle pressure is initially applied to certain reflex points to stimulate the nerve for a calming and healing effect.

Duration: 135 mins

Cost : $355

EARTH /  PRITHVI : RESTORE

 

Earth / Prithvi is another one of our signature packages that includes Shirodhara, Marma Abhyanga, Greeva vasthi and Reflexology. This transformative package assists us in detaching from the day to day stressors and evolving the body and mind to a more tranquil state.

Shirodhara therapy when applied on a regular basis supports the overall aspect of our health on all three levels of our being. It supports the healthy circulation of prana and blood to nourish the brain.

Marma abhyanga  Through marma point therapy, the vital energy centers are aligned, while enriching Ayurveda Aromatherapy oils embalm the body.

Greeva Vasthi In this Greeva stands for neck and Basti means to hold, and refers to a compartment, vessel or container which holds.  Greeva basti has an anti-inflammatory action and therefore reduces cervical pains. Other essential body components like the muscles, blood and connective tissues are also rejuvenated by this therapy.

Reflexology uses a calming and refreshing salt and aromatherapy scrub. Gentle pressure is initially applied to certain reflex points to stimulate the nerve for a calming and healing effect.

 

 

Duration: 135 mins

Cost : $355