California dreaming...The power of Ayurvedic relaxation


I recently took a trip to California to learn traditional Ayurveda spa treatments from master healers.  To be honest, I was feeling nervous and anxious since I wasn’t sure what to expect. These healing treatments have been, until recently, used by limited practitioners due to the lifelong training that goes with the skill. However, my intuition pushed me to take the trip. 

Nestled away in San Luis Obispo, CA I trained with a couple that have been teaching Indian and Tibetan Ayurvda spa treatments for over 30 years.  I was among a select few massage therapists, estheticians and Ayurveda practioners from all over the country to learn the specific Ayurvedic techniques. The intimate classes were held in the trainers’ home and garden surrounded by rolling hillsides.  You could feel the positive energies from the group of healers in this serene atmosphere.

Ayurveda is thousands of years old and means “the science of life”. The spa techniques I studied are aimed to detoxify the body and silence the mind.  When one silences the mind it gives awareness to the body allowing natural healing to take place. The goals of an Ayurvedic treatment are hands-on techniques that help restore the body’s natural balance and give a lasting sense of relaxation by providing the perfect touch to release the free flow of subtle physical and mental energy. 

The therapies I have introduced into my spa are kansa wands and a facial rejuvenation focusing on marma points. The kansa wands are unique three-metal bowls used to balance all of the body energies and can remove excess heat from the body when used on the feet.  The facial rejuvenation is a unique combination of a gentle balancing touch, use of marma (vital energy) points, stimulating scalp and ear massage, together with aromatic oils can deeply calm, refresh and re-energize your face and whole being. Book this unique treatment online today at www.BirchBotanicalSpa.comto experience the next level in bliss.


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