Therapeutic Treatments

Abhyanga    

A rejuvenating full body therapeutic massage with warm, medicated oil specific for your needs.  The rhythmic movement stimulates the lymphatic system to expel toxins deep within the tissues and relieve muscle tension.  It is believed that the effects of abhyanga are similar to those received when one is saturated with love.  Sneha is the Sanskrit word that can be translated as both “oil” and “love”.  Like the experience of feeling loved, abhyanga can give a deep feeling of stability and warmth.    This treatment is finished with a Swedana - a full body herbal steam therapy.  By sitting in the steam box, head exposed to fresh air,  you will detox through the pores opening from sweating which also allows oil to penetrate more deeply into nourish the tissues.

1hr $90 or 1.5hr $120

Marma Abhyanga  

Marma literally means “vital energy house”. A marma point, of which there are 107 in the body, is defined as an anatomical site where the muscles, veins, ligaments, bones and joints come together. The marmas are pressed in a circular motion to balance the flow of energy by unblocking the channels in the body that have become affected by “dis-ease”, stagnation and stress.  Can be finished with herbal steam therapy.

1.5hr $120

Ayurvedic Powder Massage (Udvartana) 

This massage therapy involves scrubbing the body using “Ubtan”, a traditional Indian paste that is a mixture of different natural herbs.  It can be performed completely dry (ruksha) or with oil (snigadh) dependent on the persons' needs.  The massage is performed in upward movements against the growth of hair to invigorate circulation and remove lymphatic toxins from the body and deeply exfoliate the skin.  It is recommended for those high in kapha dosha; those who suffer with rheumatoid arthritis; it helps reduce excess cellulite and fat accumulated under the skin; it improves the glow of skin and can help with muscular weakness.  A final full body steam at the end of the massage leaves the body feeling fresh, clear and rejuvenated. 

1hr $120

Shirodhara

This tantalizing and tranquil, ancient ritual of Shirodhara done in complete silence soothes and invigorates the senses and the mind. A total feeling of wellness and mental clarity is experienced in this process. Working on the pineal and pituitary gland, it benefits the endocrine system and the central nervous system relieving anxiety, insomnia, depression, stress, menopausal symptoms as well as rejuvenating the spirit. Shirodhara means the dripping of oil like a thread (dhara) on the head (shiro), namely the third eye. This treatment finishes with a grounding head massage.

Allow 1.5hrs $120

I’ve always wanted to have a Shirodhara but never had the opportunity to. It’s something very special which I didn’t want to do at any day spa. My Shirodhara experience with Phillipa was simply magical. She takes care, dedication and love with every part of the experience. The feeling her Shirodhara gave me was beyond something I can explain in words: I felt uplifted, calm and clear after the experience. After the treatment, Phillipa took great care to explain to me how I might feel and which foods to eat. I have recommended Phillipa’s Ayurvedic treatments to all my friends and family and I will definitely be coming back for more Shirodhara’s! Thank you Phillipa for the beautiful and touching experience, it was amazing! :)

— Uppma Virdi, Founder of Chai Walli & Indian Australian Business Woman of the Year, 2017

Indian Head Massage

The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders through a series of pressure points and movement .  It can be done fully clothed with no oil or with the application of warm oil.  It is especially good for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis.  A great treatment for those that work at a desk for long periods of time.  The experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving you feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate.

45mins session $50

Kati/Janu/Greeva Basti

Hot oil treatment for musculo-skeletal ailments.  A well made of urad flour (black lentil) is placed on a specific location on the body then warm, medicated oil is placed within it for a minimum of 20 minutes to aid pain relief, inflammation and discomfort.  The spine is then massageed to stimulate circulation and remove stagnation at the affected area.  Best recommended for spine (kati basti), neck (greeva basti) and knees (janu basti).  The treatment is finished with a localised herbal steam therapy.

45mins to 1hr session $85

1hr $120

Consultation (face to face or online)

A discussion with an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant is the best place to start when aiming to understand your own unique constitution (prakriti) and how to keep it in balance in everyday life. Through traditional, clinical diagnostic methods such as pulse and tongue observation and taking a complete medical case history, the strength of digestion, level of toxins (ama) in the body and the location and nature of the root causes of “dis-ease”, imbalance or presenting symptoms can be deduced.  From here an Ayurvedic healing journey can be designed specifically for your needs. 

This program will include recommended dietary guidelines, recipes, daily routines and a suggested herbal plan and body treatments.  It will be emailed to you after your visit for you to print off and refer to at your leisure.  A complimentary follow up phone call to answer any questions you may have about the plan is available.  You then have the choice for a follow-up consultation to discuss your progress and make adjustments.

As your Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant I am here for you every step of the way on your journey back to perfect health with willingness and commitment to share my knowledge and understanding of this beautiful, ancient and holistic Science of Life:  Ayurveda.       

1 to 1.5hr session $100

Follow up consultation $45

N.B.  Packages are available for a series of massages; shirodhara and massage; or consultation and massage.

Contact for a quote via phone or through the website booking form.

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force universal energy" flows through us.  It helps to calm and balance the central nervous system.  It works on the premise that emotions can affect the body at a metaphysical level and block the flow of energy and good health.    By applying the hands on certain areas of the body and with the use of ancient symbols, energy or prana - life force - is assisted to flow more freely, removing stagnation, pain, illness and stress.  As a Reiki Master of over 12 years, I revere this practice with great respect for the ability it has to help support the healing process for an individual by bringing awareness to emotions that can affect us at a physical level and also at a metaphysical/mental level.

1hr session $60