Abhyanga massage relaxes, rejuvenates, calms, and refreshes to rebalance body and mind.

(Sanskrit: अभ्यंग or अभ्यङ्ग “Oil Massage”) is a form of Ayurvedic medicine that involves massage of the body with generous amounts of specific warming oil.  Pre-medicated oils with herbs for specific conditions such as dry and mature skin or oily skin are used. This helps to both ground and relax Vata dosha imbalances, but is equally beneficial when no such condition is present.  Abhyanga massage can give a deep feeling of stability and warmth to the person experiencing the treatment.

  • increases immunity
  • provides energy and nourishment to the entire body
  • nourishes all seven dhatus
  • balances the three doshas
  • rejuvenates the system
  • provides strength and virility
  • and removes stress and strain


Recommended for Vital Pressure Point Massage, clear energy blockages, free emotions and psychological blocks, lymphatic drainage, neurological & muscular problems.

Marmas in Ayurveda are considered the vital points in the body where the life force energy is concentrated (like Chi in Chinese medicine).  Marma points are located where the flesh, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet. They may also be described as the junctions where Vata, Pitta and Kapha meet; where Sattwa, Rajas and Tams meet; or where Eternity and Relativity meet.

Traditionally, marma therapy is used to detoxify, tonify and rejuvenate the body system. Marmas are the equivalent of Chinese Chi (as in acupuncture points). Both systems have similarities as well as differences, such as location, size and functions of certain points. As in the chinese system, if the marma points are functioning well, prana (or chi) will flow along the nadis (meridians) without interference. If not, energy will become sluggish or stagnant at the site of the affected point.  Marma point therapy both stimulates and maintains the optimum flow of prana to all organs and functions of our bodies, thereby playing a vital role in health maintenance.

The meridians of marmas are massaged in long, deep sweeps, causing energy to flow freely.

Benefits of marma vital point massage:

  • Sensory organs are vitalized
  • Improves joints, muscular system, nervous system function.
  • Benefits the elderly and degeneration disorders
  • Helps with lethargic, chronic fatigue conditions, or physically unfit after post-surgery
  • Restorative and regenerative treatment
  • Stimulates blood circulation
  • Relieves various aches like back pain, stiffness, dislocations, injuries, stimulates various bodily organs and system

Chakra Cascate Massage

Recommended for clearing subtle blocks and cleansing in energy areas, giving you a deep sense of well-being, drive and motivation to be well and healthy.

The word Chakra (चक्र) derives from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel, circle or cycle. It’s described by many as a spinning wheel of light. There are seven main chakras in the human body. Chakra is thought to be an energy point or node in the subtle body, underlying the physical body. There are subtle (non-physical) energy channels called nadi where the vital life force (prana) or vital energy moves through.  Massaging, vibrating, or intentional subtle touch on the areas where these points are located in the physical body, helps to awaken the conscience in them, which are responsible for a deeper sensation of well-being. Ayurveda health includes the seven pillars of health which relate to the seven main chakras:

  • Emotional health
  • Spiritual health
  • Healing your past
  • Relationship health
  • Financial health
  • Occupational health
  • Environmental health

Chakra Cascate Massage is an energy cleansing massage and will benefit those who are examining their life purpose. Or experiencing transitions according to the the seven pillars of health.

Indian Head & Shoulders Massage

Recommended for relief of stress and mental fatigue, tension in head, neck and shoulders.

This is a very effective massage since most of the marma points (vital and reflex points in Ayurveda) are located in the upper body. Warm oil combined with essential oils are used for a nourishing and calming sensation. The strokes can vary from soothing to invigorating. You will might find this change of pace very comfortable and stimulating.

Ayurvedic Massage

What are Doshas?

In Ayurveda there are 3 main body types, also known as doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. We are all unique blends of each of the body types.

These body types are reflections of the qualities of nature. They give insight not just into the tendencies of our bodies, but of our mental, emotional, and behavioral characteristics.

Once you identify which dosha you have the most of, you want to look into PACIFYING that dosha. In a sense, calming and balancing that dosha, with the goal of being balanced in all 3 doshas.

Those who practice Ayurveda believe this is the most powerful of all three doshas. This energy controls the body functions associated with motion, blood circulation, respiration and heart function, and ability to get rid of waste through the large intestine. Things that can disrupt it include over-eating, fear, grief, and staying up too late.

If vata dosha is your main life force, you’re more likely to develop conditions such as anxiety, asthma, heart disease, skin problems, and rheumatoid arthritis.

This energy controls your digestion, metabolism (how well you break down foods in your stomach and small intestine), and certain hormones that are linked to your appetite.

Things that can disrupt it are eating sour or spicy foods and spending too much time in the sun.

If it’s your main life force, you’re more likely to develop conditions like Crohn’s disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, and infections.

This life force controls muscle growth, body strength and stability, weight, and your immune system.

You can disrupt it by sleeping during the day, eating too many sweet foods, and eating or drinking things that contain too much salt or water.

If it’s your main life energy, you may develop asthma and other breathing disorders, cancer, diabetes, nausea after eating, and obesity.


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What is Ayurveda

Ayurveda means ‘the science of life’ and was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India as a holistic (“whole-body”) healing system. Ayurveda is the oldest, continually practiced medical system in the world, and has always had a special branch of medicine just for women. It offers a unique understanding of female anatomy – one that encompasses not only the physical and energetic body, but the emotions, mind and the spirit.

Ayurveda looks at each person as a unique individual and focuses on establishing and maintaining balance of life energies. Ayurveda seeks to heal the fragmentation and disorder of the mind-body complex and restore wholeness and harmony.

The main objective of this science is preservation of health and prevention of disease. Treatments may be geared toward specific health problems.

Ayurveda and Your Life Energy

The underlying belief is that everything in the universe – dead or alive – is connected. If your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe, you have good health. When something disrupts this balance, you get sick. Among the things that can upset this balance are genetic or birth defects, injuries, climate and seasonal change, age, and your emotions.

Those who practice Ayurveda believe every person is made of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water, and earth.

These combine in the human body to form three life forces or energies, called doshas. They control how your body works. They are Vata dosha (space and air); Pitta dosha (fire and water); and Kapha dosha (water and earth).

Everyone inherits a unique mix of the three doshas. But one is usually stronger than the others. Each one controls a different body function. It’s believed that your chances of getting sick — and the health issues you develop — are linked to the balance of your doshas.

Ayurvedic Treatment

An Ayurvedic practitioner will create a treatment plan specifically designed for you. S/he’ll take into account your unique physical and emotional makeup, your primary life force, and the balance between all three of these elements.

The goal of treatment is to cleanse your body of undigested food, which can stay in your body and lead to illness. The cleansing process—called “panchakarma”— is designed to reduce your symptoms and restore harmony and balance.

To achieve this, an Ayurvedic practitioner might rely on blood purification, massage, medical oils, herbs, and enemas or laxatives.

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The Healing Practice
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Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040
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129b Balmain Road
Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040

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