East Meets West Massage Therapy in Wyckoff New Jersey offers Ayurveda services like the Shirohdara and Dosha Balancing at affordable prices in Bergen County.
Ayurveda is defined as the science of life, or knowledge of life. The word Ayurveda is derived from two Sanskrit words the root ayus, meaning life, and veda, meaning knowledge. Ayurveda, from India is considered to be one of the oldest traditional medicine systems. It emphasizes the total health of an individual through preventative, restorative, and curative measures. These measures include such things as natural, organic foods, correct and healthy diet, herbs, meditation, massage, aromatherapy, color therapy, music, and in general a healthy lifestyle. One of the key things people who want to integrate Ayurveda into their lifestyle is to develop an understanding of the doshas. In Ayurveda, each of us has a signature dosha personality or constitution.
According to Ayurveda, an individual's dosha is that signature an individual inherits at conception, that includes her parents’ body-mind-spirit state at the time of conception, the influence of the season at the time of conception, the state of the uterus, and the diet and behavior of the mother before and during pregnancy. A dosha is formed when each person is created, and it is how and what initiates our first reaction to stress, defined as when we are forced to adapt to a change in our environment physically, emotionally, or spiritually.
The three main doshas are vata, pitta, or kapha, however most individuals have two doshas that are dominant, so the more common doshas are vata-pitta, pitta-kapha, and vatakapha.
Shirohdara - An ancient therapy used for centuries to restore inner calm, balance the emotions, and to rejuvenate hair and scalp. Begin with a soothing, gentle stream of warm herbal oil to the "third eye" to quiet the mind and soothe the senses. The nourishing and conditioning oil is massaged into hair and scalp, then enhanced by an application of Ayurvedic herbs. Includes massage of the marma face points, shoulders, hands and feet with Herbal Infused Body Oil.
60 Min. $115
Dosha Balancing - Performed with warm Herbal Infused Massage Oil. The oil is prepared by traditional Ayurvedic methods and has tremendous healing properties. This therapy begins the process of balancing the constitution, so results linger for hours. The massage oil is selected based on the client's constitutional needs and elemental make up. This treatment is enhanced with heat packs and marma point massage.
60 Min. $115