Thank you to all of our wonderful clients!
"Brooksley has a genuine passion for Ayurvedic medicine that is 100% contagious. Leaving her office after my initial consult, I felt inspired by her encouragement and wisely guided by her compassionate approach to healing.
I've participated in numerous cleanses, crash diets, elimination diets, you name it. But doing the spring cleanse opened my eyes to a new way of eating, cooking and living that was both healthy and loving for my body. I felt nurtured by the practices (dinacharya, daily abyanga, the warm morning ghee, the ritual of daily cooking, and a treat of an udvartina) in a way that I never had experienced through any other cleanses. The approach of diet, lifestyle, and yoga really works for me, and I'm so grateful to Brooksley and Valley Ayurveda for introducing me to this practice." Betsy W.
I met Brooksley this past spring while doing a home Pancha Karma (cleanse). I had decided to treat myself to one professional Abhyangha (oil treatment) and Shirodhara (oil stream). It was blissful!!! Brooksley's soft, calm demeanor and her magical hands soothed me. The treatment released toxins from my body and mind and nourished my tissues. I experienced a profound deep relaxation. Now I'm hooked and look forward to my regular appointments!" Vickie, Northampton, MA
"I just want to express my sincere appreciation to you and the entire staff for helping me feel better at this time in my life. As you know, I have been in pain with my shoulder, neck and arm since February and your knowledge of which treatments to give me and when have been a tremendous help. I always feel pain free when I leave there and it seems to be lasting longer and longer every time I leave. " Laura, Wilbraham MA
"I was waiting for Valley Ayurveda's opening from the time it was advertised in town. And now that it is up and running, it couldn't have been a better inclusion to the holistic health scene in the Valley! It is unique in merging concepts of health and beauty consultations, practices and products! I have been buying food and beauty products from them ever since they opened, and none of them have disappointed at all! I highly recommend the beauty line, SARADA that they endorse and the people there are friendly and patient to talk to you and explain what is the best choice for your body/skin(dosha) type! I have also attended their open houses, and they have been informative and eye-opening. I highly encourage this new hotspot to people who are interested in re-thinking their lifestyles and habits, and the best thing about this place is: there is a place for exercise, a place for pampering (treatments), a place for cure, a place for cooking, a place for eco-friendly and ayurvedic retail therapy (yay!) and of course a place for learning and reflecting!!!" Fadia, Amherst MA
"I met with Brooksley originally to find out more about the business and get a tour of the office. After learning more of what she had to offer and letting her know of an upper back problem I was having at the time, she made the time to give me a 1/2 hour treatment (Kati Vasti) right then. I have to say it was the most relaxing treatment. When I left I most of the pain had subsided -- the only problem was I could have taken a nap. I would highly recommend using this very natural treatment." Laurie, Feeding Hills, MA
"I received a shirodara during a time of emotional stress and constant 'thinking, thinking, thinking' about a serious problem. Entering a special room at Valley Ayurveda which was silent, dimly lit and yet most welcoming, provided the first respite from stimulation I'd had in weeks. The treatment itself, warm oil slowly and painstakingly administered to the forehead and scalp, allowed all thoughts to ease themselves gently out of my mind. It was a treatment that was both professional and caring. I left there with my face aglow and my spirits restored. Thank you." Susan, Windsor CT
"I have been an ongoing participant in the Valley Ayurveda program. I have had two consultations with Brooksley, as well as a facial and three treatments for sinus issues. The treatments were great, and did help. The facial was very relaxing and my skin felt so good afterwards. The consultations got me on track for diet, and the daily treatments I can do for myself. It has only been three weeks, but already I feel better and have tremendous energy.
Last night, we had beauty treatment night, where we used fresh products to give ourselves facials. The "recipes" were included in the hand-outs. No more expensive commercial products for me! I will continue to be a member of the delightful environment that Brooksley has set up." Lynne, Amherst MA
the Udvartina treatment at Valley Ayurveda was pure bliss. It was
like a massage, full-body exfoliation, and herbal moisturizing session all in
one. My therapist adjusted her technique to exactly what I needed that day...
somehow knowing without even asking. Finishing with slipping on a fluffy,
white robe and slippers to walk to a preheated shower felt like utter
pampering. Wonderful for the body and cleansing for the mind. This
treatment would make a wonderful gift for someone you think is particularly
awesome." Danielle, Holyoke MA
"My whole experience at Valley Ayurveda was nourishing and rejuvenating. The atmosphere is serene, the people who work there are inviting and warm. My practitioner was an incredibly skilled bodyworker. Her touch was strong but not too strong, and she created an environment where I could totally relax and soften. I look forward to many more abhyanga treatments at Valley Ayurveda." Jennifer, Conway MA
rubbed me the right way...I have nothing but good things to share...there is a
warm healing vibe that resonates through the rooms of this rustic eco friendly
studio..the staff are knowledgeable and down to earth friendly...the oils used during
my treatment left my skin glowing for days..the yoga room is bright and
spacious..all which provide a supportive relaxing environment that promotes healing to take place...they also
offer free "Intro to Ayurveda" workshops, it was great, I learned
many simple valuable tips to help keep my body/mind/spirit balanced and
healthy.. I highly recommend you check it out!" Krista, Boston
"My discovery of the Valley Ayurveda was a true serendipity. Having had a stressful day, I was looking for a distraction and followed the stairs lined by lighted candles into the office of Valley Ayurveda. I have heard about Ayurveda before but never had any experience. I was received by a friendly smile of Brooksley, the owner of the place. She help me select treatments that would be perfect for me. The treatments she recommended were some of the most amazing experiences I had. The hot oil on my skin helped me relax and transported me into my very center where I found peace and an immediate relief from my back pains. I liked it so much that I bought several books about Ayurveda to gain a greater understanding of my experience. I am now a true believer in Ayurveda and will make it a part of my life. I recommended Valley Ayurveda to everyone I know and I am sure that anyone would have a great a experience there. The moments of complete bliss are rare and very special and I found it at Valley Ayurveda." Nathalie, Smith '10
"My recent visits to Valley Ayurveda have been most helpful. I found it very encouraging that Ann, inspired to make a recommendation, suggested that a service I booked might produce better results if changed. It was easy for me to make the shift. I've been to several Ayurvedic Centers, with years of experience, and I found Valley Ayurveda to measure up or exceed those experiences. In healing work, integrity is something that needs to be at the top of the list. At Valley Ayurveda it is. For anyone wishing to have an experience or continue their experience of Ayurveda, Valley Ayurveda is a 5-star consideration in Northampton, Massachusetts." Bonnie Jo, Western MA