Strengthens the immune system
Calms the mind
Removes old age and fatigue
Improves eye sight
Induces deep sleep
Strengthens the skin
What is Ayuvedic Massage?
Ayurvedic massage is a key part of Ayurvedic therapy. Just as a machine needs to be oiled, the body loves to have its largest organ, the skin, soothed, which is why large quantities of warm therapeutic oils are used in Ayurvedic massage. Its calm approach means that you are not only induced into a deeply relaxed state during the massage; regular massage assists the body in self healing, generally makes life more joyful and helps keep at bay the effects that everyday stresses and strains can have on our minds and bodies.
Your Ayurvedic massage begins with a warm oil massage to work through any areas of tension or knots. Massage strokes vary from deep and active with strong pressure to superficial, delicate stroking or pinching/kneading of the small muscles with the finger and thumb. These follow the flow of energy channels and nerve pathways.
Ayurvedic massage is performed with an acute awareness of the marmas and chakras. Marmas are vital points similar to acupressure points, and when manipulated correctly, they revitalise the entire body. There are 107 major marma points and it is at these areas that pain and weaknesses tend to congregate. The fingers are used to stimulate these points promoting physical and mental rehabilitation.
According to the ancient system of Tantra, the human body has seven subtle centres of consciousness, or chakras, five of which are specified along the spinal column, where the three major energy channels intersect. According to Ayurveda, each chakra nourishes particular organs and controls various psycho-physiological aspects of our being. When they are blocked, physical disease ensues. Ayurvedic oil massage opens and cleanses these energy channels so the current can flow freely, helping to re-balance and release pent-up emotions.
Hot herbal poultices are applied to the body to draw out any inflammation, body toxins, water retention or excess body heat. It also helps relieve pain, stiffness and swelling; improves movement in the joints and blood circulations; and soothes the nerves. Pinda sweda is especially beneficial for arthritis; tired, sore or aching muscles. Note: this is not currently available for treatments at Maker Heights.
Ayurveda regards each individual as unique so the massage techniques and therapeutic oils used depend on any presenting conditions.
Please check the list of contraindications for Ayurvedic massage (FAQs) before booking and contact Sarah if you have any concerns.
What Can Ayurveda Help Treat?
Ayurvedic massage is therapeutically used for many conditions, as a cure or providing relief and recovery from:
Muscle and joint pain
Asthma and other respiratory problems
Obesity and eating disorders
Stress, anxiety, depression
Exhaustion and lethargy
Migraine and headaches
Insomnia and sleep-related problems
Indian Head Massage & Facial (45 mins) - £40
Back Massage (75 mins) - £50
Upper Body De-Stress (90 mins) - £60
Back, Legs & Feet Massage (90 mins) - £60
Full Body Massage (2 hours) - £80
Holiday packages available on request
Treatment + £10 travel expenses
The 2-hour Full Body Massage includes: - Back, neck & shoulders - Arms & hands - Legs & feet - Stomach (optional) - Head (with warm oils) - Facial (optional) Techniques used include: - Abhyanga (warm oil massage) - Marma point massage - Chakra massage (back only) - Hot herbal poultice massage Price - £80
The 90-min Upper Body De-Stress Massage includes: - Back, neck & shoulders - Arms & hands - Head (with warm oils) - Facial (optional) Techniques used include: - Abhyanga (warm oil massage) - Marma point massage - Chakra massage (back only) - Hot herbal poultice massage Price - £60
The 75-min Back Massage includes: - Back, neck & shoulders - Arms & hands Techniques used include: - Abhyanga (warm oil massage) - Marma point massage - Chakra massage - Hot herbal poultice massage Price - £50
The 90-min Back, Legs & Feet Massage includes: - Back, neck & shoulders - Arms & hands - Back of the legs - Feet - Buttocks can be included for conditions such as sciatica Techniques used include: - Abhyanga (warm oil massage) - Marma point massage - Chakra massage (back only) - Hot herbal poultice massage Price - £60
The 45-min Head Massage & Facial includes: - Head Massage (using warm therapeutic oils) - Relaxing and rejuvenating facial (using a suitable cream, gel or oil) The head and face contain many marma points which are massaged for a deep relaxing experience. Price - £40
A therapeutic oil treatment can be included with your massage, especially beneficial for: - Back pain and sciatica - Arthritic pain and joint stiffness - Joints that require lubrication - Releasing emotions A large quantity of hot, concentrated, therapeutic oil is held in place for up to 20 minutes, to allow the oil to penetrate deeper into the area of concern, prior to being massaged. Get in touch to add this treatment to your massage - price from £10 (dependent on oils used and area covered)
Natural body scrub treatments can be added to your massage, suitable for the back, shoulders, arms and legs. Benefits include: - Reduces toxins - Reduces excess cellulite & fat - Strengthens & tones the skin - Improves skin complexion, texture & glow - Prevents skin disease Choose a dry scrub or a paste. Get in touch to add this treatment to your massage (price from £10).
Reiki is not an Ayurvedic treatment, it originates from Japan as a gentle holistic, non-intrusive healing technique which uses spiritual energy to treat physical ailments without manipulation or massage. However, Sarah is a Reiki Master and the Reiki healing energy naturally flows through her palms when delivering massage which offers an additional element to her treatments, providing natural healing, harmonising the body, mind and soul, leaving you feeling deeply relaxed and serene.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
The following safety measures are currently in place. Sarah is monitoring the risks and government guidance on a regular basis, therefore, all treatments booked are be subject to change or cancellation, with a full refund offered.
Massage treatments at Sarah's Therapy Room in Millbrook, home visits and holiday packages are strictly by appointment only with pre-treatment consultations and covid-symptom checks taking place by email prior to the appointment. Sarah will log your contact details for Test and Trace purposes for 21 days.
You MUST reschedule your appointment if you or anyone in your household: a) are experiencing any symptoms; b) have tested positive for COVID within the past 14 days; c) have been in contact with someone who has recently tested positive for the virus; d) have been asked to self-isolate through NHS Test and Trace within the past 7 days; d) have travelled outside of the UK in the past 7 days.
Please take a lateral flow test on the day of your scheduled appointment. Sarah will also take a test to ensure your safety and peace of mind.
Hand sanitiser is available to use on entry/exit and in the bathroom.
2m social distancing applies before and after treatments.
Face coverings are currently mandatory (a legal requirement) for the duration of the time inside the building, with the exception being during the facial element of a treatment. If you are exempt from wearing a face covering, please check your options first with Sarah before making a booking.
Abdominal massage, head massage and facials are optional elements of the full body massage.
Disposable towels are used on the massage bed in areas that are in contact with the face.
Your own towels can be used for treatments if you prefer (please confirm before your appointment).
A full clean of all contact surfaces takes place between appointments and the building is well ventilated.
Home treatments and holiday packages are also available throughout the Rame Peninsula, following the same safety guidelines. A £10 surcharge applies for travel and expenses.