Ah! Your Veda's multi-faceted treatment approach is effective. It is said “Ayurveda works 100% of the time in 100% of the people who follow 100% of the practices, in whom the condition has not progressed beyond the body’s ability to repair itself.” AYV seeks to meet people in their current state of health, to formulate a treatment plan, manage patient care in a peaceful, non-threatening environment. We provide accountability, acceptance, and quality care as we support you on each step of your journey towards wellness.
An Ayurvedic consultation includes a complete health history evaluation, dietary analysis with recommendations, examination of lifestyle habits and behavioral recommendations and support. Digestive, elimination, and sleep patterns are analyzed as well as reviewing mental and emotional behaviors. Chronic conditions are identified and treatments plans are developed to help alleviate, heal, and restore a person to their full potential. Through regular (usually weekly) office visits, we monitor our patient’s progress and identify any challenges that may have arisen. We provide the necessary support so our patients can become successful in making healing changes for life.
Consultations are designed to identify any imbalance a person may be experiencing and includes a complete health history evaluation, dietary analysis with recommendations, examination of lifestyle habits and behavioral recommendations and support. Digestive, elimination, and sleep patterns are analyzed as well as reviewing mental and emotional behaviors. Chronic conditions are identified and treatments plans are developed to help alleviate, heal, and restore a person to their full potential. Through regular (usually weekly) office visits, we monitor our patient’s progress and identify any challenges that may have arisen. We provide the necessary support so our patients can become successful in making healing changes for life.
An Initial Consultation last about 2 hours. Through careful questioning and evaluation, your Ayurvedic prakruti (aka dosha, or one's true nature) is determined, along with what is known as your Vikruti (a person's doshic imbalance). There is an old saying "you can't fix what you don't know," and this is true of our health. When we identify what is our natural state of health, and then determine which needs are not being met, we can bring the two into careful balance. Chronic health concerns are addressed.
A Report of Findings Consultation is scheduled and usually last 1 hour. This is a complementary visit to discuss the findings from the initial consultation. We will develop a treatment plan specific to your needs that incorporates things like dietary changes, ayurvedic treatments, detoxification, purification, rejuvenation and tonification. Herbal support may be necessary. These recommendations are broken down into steps that allow for easy incorporation into a person's daily life and help support lasting change.
Follow-up Visits are scheduled to begin incorporating steps, as mentioned above, to meet the individual goals of the client. These routine follow-up appointments help to keep you on track and allow us to make adjustments as necessary to continue to work towards your goals, aid in disease prevention, and create balanced living.
We provide nourishing and healing body therapies as listed below. Major therapies are provided within the realm of Ayurvedic treatment, which means that we must conduct an assessment of your prakruti (true nature), and vikruti (imbalance). Following an Initial Assessment and Report of Findings (see our Consultation page), we can tailor your therapy to provide the individualized service you need. Minor therapies are provided at any time and do not require an Ayurvedic assessment. Call for pricing.
Major Body Therapies*:
Abhyanga: A synchronistic four-handed massage (two massage therapists). Constitutionally appropriate oils (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) are applied to provide deep relaxation for the body and extreme calmness to the mind. 1 hour.
Shirodhara: Herbalized oils are streamed over the forehead, in the area of the sixth chakra, for a deeply calming experience. Helps even out mental and emotional imbalances, and relieves stress and anxiety. Time varies, up to 30 minutes.
Svedana: An herbal steam treatment that is deeply nourishing, clears the channels, aids in the elimination of toxins, and is deeply relaxing to the mind and the senses. Time varies, up to 20 minutes.
Bliss Therapy: A bliss treatment is a combination of Abhyanga, Shirodhara, and Svedana.
Pinda Svedana: A warm, invigorating massage treatment incorporating herbalized boluses (rice pouches) that aid in neuromuscular disorders. 45 minutes.
Marma Therapy: Marma Point massage (energy points) with therapeutic essential oils, helps restore energy flow in the body and assist in healing chronic conditions as well as helping restore mental and emotional balance to the body. Can be tailored to specific marma areas, or full body. Time varies, up to 90 minutes.
Dough Dam Basti: There are many applications for basti (dams made from special dough). These range from basti’s for the eyes, the kidneys, adrenals, heart, stomach, thyroid, etc. Garshana: Exfoliating massage with special silk “garshana” gloves. Helps stimulate and loosen lymph, increase circulation, and remove dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin. 45 minutes.
Minor Body Therapies:
Nasya: relaxing face, neck and scalp massage with warm oils and heat therapy specific to the forehead and face. Herbalized oils are applied to the nasal passages to clean and purify the sinus cavities. 45 minutes.
Hand and Foot Massage: Herbalized warm water bath and massage for the feet and hands, all while sipping herbal tea and
listening to calming music to relax the senses. 30 minutes.
Meditation: learn the art of sitting (or lying) down and achieving at state of relaxation that calms and quiets the mind. This is extremely important as many today do not understand the benefit of quieting the mind and the effect it has on disease prevention.
Yoga Nidra: the ultimate relaxation therapy! Yoga Nidra allows one to achieve the deepest form of relaxation, while being "consciously" awake. It gives us the ability to "see" within our bodies, without judgement, but rather an awareness that brings peace to mind and healing to the body.
Shirodhara: (see above) is a very healing practice for the mind.
*Some of the Body Therapies above are unavailable while we seek out new office space. However, please let us know of your interest, and we will put you on our list of those first served once they become available. In the meantime, take advantage of our current services available. We want to provide you with the best experience possible! Thank you for your patience while we secure better accommodations.
Purification Therapy: At home detoxification and tonification therapy, under the guidance of the Ayurvedic practitioner, but milder than a traditional Ayurvedic Pancha Karma. Price: varies depending on length of time and service.
Yoga Nidra: Guided full body relaxation therapy to deeply relax the mind. In this therapy, the body falls asleep, but the mind is awake and can access all of it’s healing potential, leaving one feeling deeply rested, relaxed and restored. This is different than meditation and involves deeper physiology of the bodies healing ability. 1 hour. Price: varies depending on length of time and whether group or private instruction.
Meditation/Pranayama Classes: These group classes are designed to lead people in a guided meditation with (or without) the use of Pranayama (breathing exercises). Meditation provides the opportunity for the mind to clear and become the witness to the body without thought or judgment. 30 minutes.
Price: $20 (group rate for 3 or more is $15 per person)
Yoga Asana: Yoga designed for the constitution. Each session includes 30 minutes of instruction in doshic specific asana (yoga poses) and 15 minutes of Savasana (relaxation). 45 minutes. Price: $20 (group rate for 3 or more is $15 per person)
Cooking Classes: Group classes with a specially designed menu that is either tri-doshic (pacifying to all doshas), or either a specific doshic group. Attendees will learn how to prepare the meal, plus how to eat according to the Ayurvedic Guidelines for Healthy Eating. Class size is limited to 6 people, and last 2 hours. Price: $45 per person (private lessons are available and are priced according to client needs and menu).
Monthly Workshops: A different theme each month. Participants learn more in-depth information about Ayurveda and how to manage disease conditions (topic related). Most workshops run 90 minutes. See our workshops page for more information and pricing.
Lunch and Learn: Monthly workshops tailored to corporations that have well-ness plans for their employees. The company usually pays the workshop fees for their employees, and provides space in their conference or lunch rooms, depending on availability and number of participants. Employers must agree to allow workers to have a longer lunch period so they can take advantage of the workshop without sacrificing wages or feeling rushed. 90 minutes. Price $25 per person (per workshop). Discounts are given for pre-paid and larger corporate commitments.
I am in the process of becoming certified as a Functional Medicine Health Coach. Combining health coaching of this nature will greatly compliment the services AYV already has to offer. Functional Medicine is involved in the mind-body connection, and focuses on individualized treatment as well. Look for more information to come in the near future.
We are currently working on answering your most frequently asked questions. Check back with us when this section gets updated as we are undergoing changes and want to provide the most relevant topics of interest to our clients.
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