Ayurvedic Facial Massage 1hr appointment includes consultation – £35.00
This therapy is based on the idea that the body is reflected in the face and on the potentially powerful effect of working marmas to help rebalance body systems. Massage techniques used aim to free constrictions and tension in the facial muscles and connective tissue, helping to smooth out expression lines and improve circulation of blood and lymph. The treatment provides complete relaxation.
The first part of the massage uses a variety of massage techniques without oil or lotion. Then the marmas are worked with a warm herb infused tridoshic oil. Tridoshic means helping to rebalance whichever dosha is in excess. The doshas, vāta, pitta and kapha are patterns in the Ayurvedic tradition used to describe a person’s constitution in terms of physical, emotional and mental characteristics.
Finally the face is gently massaged using the oil and a bronze kasa wand, Traditionally, kasa wands are used in Ayurvedic massage to help remove excess heat and toxins and to reinforce the beneficial effects of massage strokes and marma work.
The treatment involves working over the scalp, neck and ears as well as the face.