Ayurveda ("the science of life") medicine is a 5000 year old practice of India. I was introduced to Ayurvedic medicine after struggling for years with chronic health conditions that were not getting better with just traditional western medicine. Through this learning process I was also introduced to Ayurvedic facials - now which, I bring to you. I hope these treatments bring you tranquility, ease your senses and calm the nerves while energizing your spirit.
I believe in restoring balance by encouraging you to focus on health rather than “perfection.” I use Shankara products and application techniques that engage the subtle body systems and work to cultivate for you a deep level of blissful stillness while focusing on integrating the inner and outer world.
"We are not talking about market driven ideals of the moment. In Ayurveda, inner and outer beauty are intimately related. The more we nurture ourselves, the more radiant we become physically and expressively-regardless of our particular body shape or proportions"
Melanie Sachs from the book Ayurvedic Beauty Care
Benefits of Ayurvedic Facials and Massage Treatments
(from book Ayurvedic Beauty Care by Melanie Sachs)
- Tones and relaxes the underlying muscle tissues
- Increases body heat and circulation
- Increases oxygen to the tissues
- Flushes out waste throughout the body
- Improves immune responses
- Makes the body feel light, active and energetic
- Removes stiffness from joints
- Corrects the flow of electromagentic energy throughout the body
- Improves concentration
- Builds body awareness
Our our skin tells us a lot about our health and I do not promise miracles of youth and perfection! Nutrition, exercise and sleep are equally important to correcting skin inflammations.
Please keep in mind that Ayurveda uses a lot of oils for healing! Do not be surprised by your new hairdo after having a treatment that includes a scalp massage. Consider wearing/bringing comfy, old clothes to change into after your treatment. If getting a shirodhara bring a towel, scarf or hat to cover your head as it will be fairly oily.
~ Ayurvedic Facials for women and men using Shankara products infused with many essential oils 45/60/75 minute facials: $45/$60/$75. These facials are extremely profound, relaxing, aromatic and soothing to the senses and nervous system using unique Ayurvedic stroke techniques and pressure points. These are not like typical Western facials and I invite you to come for a time to relax and renew. These facials include warm towels, steam, stimulation of the facial muscles and lymphatic drainage. Treatments will include scalp, arm/hand, back and foot oil application depending on the time you choose (45, 60,75 minutes). Regular monthly or bi-monthly treatments have given my clients noticeably, healthier skin.
Abhyanga and steam
Abhyanga is an Ayuredic treatment of oil application to the body that warms the body, increases circulation, relaxes the mind, eases the joints and detoxifies the body. Steam is added at the end to help the medicinal oils penetrate into the skin. 75 minutes $85
Abhyanga/steam and 45 minute facial
Abhyanga and steam with 45 minute facial. 2 hours $120
-Purchase 3 or more 45 minute facials at once for $35 each.
-Purchase 3 or more 1 hour facials at once for $50 each
-Purchase 3 or more 75 minute facials at once for $65 each
Credentials in Skincare
I am a licensed esthetician in the state of Colorado and have had formal traning in Ayurvedic medicine and treatments.
"This is therapy for me. I feel energized and calm when I see Chris for a treatment." BN
"I have never had a facial like this before. It is the best!" CG
"I've had many body treatments and this is the most nourishing I have ever had." HT
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