OCEAN TRAIL AYURVEDA
Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine Consultations
I practice a system of complementary health care that takes into consideration your complete story – including not only your symptoms, but their underlying causes. Mental, emotional, dietary, and environmental triggers may all be influencing your health. I use natural medicines – herbs, food, and lifestyle practices – as my main tools to help support the body return to, and remain in, a state of health. I work with all people with all kinds of health concerns, both acute and chronic in nature. Specialities include women’s health, digestive system concerns, mental / emotional issues, sleep disorders, and low energy.
As an Ayurvedic and herbal medicine practitioner, I view the body, mind, and spirit as an integrated whole, and I emphasize restoring balance by attuning to Nature’s natural rhythms. By understanding the strengths and challenges inherent in our individual constitution (Prakriti), and by discovering our current state of imbalance (Vikriti), we are much better prepared to choose a diet and lifestyle that complements our unique needs at a certain time.
It is my goal to help you make more sense of your state of health, and support you to develop a wellness plan that is practical, do-able, and customized for you.
The initial consultation is approximately 1.5 hours. In a private consultation, we will address your health concerns in depth, discussing any medical diagnosis made, your past medical and family history, medications and supplement use, diet and nutrition, exercise, sleep patterns, areas of enjoyment and/or stress in your life, and your specific goals.
Together we will explore your health and look for areas that can be improved using natural options. I will create a customized herbal medicine formula for you, which may include tea, powdered herbs, and/or herbal extracts. All of the herbs I use in clinic are organic and/or ethically wildcrafted.
Consultations are educational in nature and do not replace the care of your medical doctor or surgeon. I do not provide a medical diagnosis, but may explain things from an Ayurvedic / Eastern medicine perspective that can provide insight into your current state of health.
Initial Consultation 90 minutes | $90
Follow up 60 minutes | $60
Philosophy is that which allows you to see things in a certain way.
Ayurveda is a philosophy which allows physicians to see their patients the way Nature sees them.
Abhyanga – Ayurvedic warm oil massage | 1.5 hrs | $90
A full body Ayurvedic massage utilizing warm, herbal oils. This deeply nourishing massage soothes muscle tension and relaxes the nervous system. Long, rhythmic strokes are incorporated with specific marma (energy) points, helping to remove stagnation and restore vitality. A blissful treatment encouraging profound relaxation and rejuvenation.
Swedish / Myo-fascial – Customized bodywork | 1 hr $60 | 1.5 hr $90
Swedish massage incorporates medium to firm pressure, myo-fascial release, passive stretching, and relaxation techniques. Sessions are tailored to each individual’s needs and can be focused on specific areas of pain or injury.
Shirodhara | 1 hr $90 | 30 min add on to massage $50
Shiro = head, dhara = flow.
A head, neck, face and foot massage followed by a steady flow of warm herbal oil over the forehead. This treatment is deeply nourishing and rejuvenating for the nervous system, helping to relieve stress, overwhelm, and exhaustion.
Kati basti | 20 – 30 min $45
A dam made of whole wheat flour is placed on the lower back / sacrum area. Warm, medicated oil is poured into the dam, while the affected area is massaged. Fresh warm oil is continuously added. This ‘hip bath’ sends the medicinal qualities of the oil deep into the tissue, providing relief to inflamed / achy joints.
Netra basti | 45 min | $50
A whole wheat dam is placed around the eye. Warm ghee is then slowly poured and retained in the dam, covering the eye. This treatment is soothing, anti-inflammatory, and rejuvenating to dry, strained eyes. A wonderful treatment for tired and overworked eyes due to overuse of computer screens or reading.
Shiro-Abhyanga-Nasya | 45 min | $50
An enlivening, rejuvenating treatment for the face, head, and sinuses. A warm eucalyptus steam inhalation is followed by a ginger compress to the upper back and neck, followed by a head, shoulders, and face massage incorporating specific marma (energy) points for enhanced breathing and prana flow. The application of warm, medicated oil into the nasal passages and an invigorating foot massage completes the treatment.