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Therapeutic Body Treatments

Therapeutic bodywork is one of the cornerstones of Ayurvedic treatment. Accessing the body through direct touch allows your therapist to target any problem areas and by choosing the appropriate oils, herbs, aromas, and strokes for your constitution.
In many cases you can choose to have your treatment performed by either one or two therapists (subject to availability). And while we have listed some common treatment combinations, remember that you can receive many of these treatments back-to-back for maximum therapeutic benefits. Please feel free to call to talk about the best options for you.

Full-Body Therapies

Abhyanga  (Ayurvedic oil therapy)

Classic full body treatment with herbal oils designed to relieve stress, release toxins in the mind and body and nourish the tissues.
 65 minutes: $110

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Abhyanga-Garshana  (oil treatment + exfoliation)

A silk or wool glove lymphatic skin brushing followed by an herbalized oil treatment. This brushing assists in mobilizing and removing excess Kapha (the earth and water element in the body), stimulates the lymphatic system, increases heat in the body and prepares the skin for the application of herbal treatments or oils.
75 minutes: $120

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Abhyanga-Shirodhara  (oil treatment + oil stream)

Pairs the classic full-body oil treatment with the quintissential treatment for calming the nervous system.  Deeply relaxing and restorative – one of our clients books this one by asking for “bliss.”
90 minutes: $160

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Swedna  (steam therapy)

Herbalized steam therapy designed to dislodge toxins from deep within the tissues. Swedna relaxes the body, reduces tension, and opens the pores and channels of circulation. Loosened impurities are eliminated through the sweat glands and gastrointestinal tract, thus purifying tissues and eliminating accumulated toxins from the body. Performed following abhyanga or udvartina, swedna promotes penetration of the therapeutic oils deep into the bodily tissues. This treatment is often combined with another treatment.
30 minutes: $50

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Udvartina  (herbal powder/paste therapy)

A vigorous full body application of an herbal paste or powder designed to stimulate the lymphatic, digestive and circulatory systems. This treatment exfoliates and conditions the skin, and encourages the release of stagnant toxins accumulated in the lymphatic system. Often combined with Swedna.
75 minutes: $170

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Udvartina-Swedna  (herbal powder/paste therapy)

A classic combination, this treatment will encourage the release of toxins deep within your system and then eliminate those toxins through the sweat glands.  Detoxifying and rejuvenating.
90 minutes: $200

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Site-Specific Therapies

Ayurvedic Beauty Treatment

A facial beauty treatment designed to offset the early formation of wrinkles, decongest skin pores, remove toxins, stimulate blood circulation, and improve skin tone. Your skin will glow! Note: We use Sarada Ayurvedic Skin Care line in this treatment.
50 minutes: $90

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Karna Purana (ear therapy)

A deeply soothing treatment designed to decrease dryness and itching, regulate air pressure, and mitigate tinnitus (ringing in the ears). This treatment offers the greatest results when done in a series: once a week for 4 weeks is recommended. Save when you purchase multiple sessions in advance.
20 minutes: $25

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Nasya (head/neck/face therapy)

Great treatment for any pain or discomfort in the shoulders, neck, face and head (e.g. sore neck/shoulders, headaches, allergies, congestion, loss of smell, sneezing, sinusitis). Designed to remove fatigue, tiredness, and weakness from the body. Also very effective treatment for insomnia, sunken or puffy eyes, and dark circles under the eyes. This treatment offers the greatest results when done in a series: 3-4 days in a row or once a week for 4 weeks is recommended. Save when you purchase multiple sessions in advance.
35 minutes: $60

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Kati Vasti (oil reservoir therapy for pain relief)

Medicated oil therapy for site-specific pain. Particularly useful for lower back pain, sciatica and spinal injuries. Kati vasti can be used on any part of the body that would benefit from localized oil application. This treatment offers the greatest results when done in a series: 3-4 days in a row or once a week for 4 weeks is recommended. Save when you purchase multiple sessions in advance.
45 minutes: $65

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Netra Vasti (eye therapy)

Oil therapy for the eyes designed to reduce eye strain and stress, relieve tension, pain, and fatigue from the eyes and address other eye disorders. Also removes redness from the eyes, brings rich luster to the eyes, smooths out wrinkles, and promotes deep relaxation. This treatment offers the greatest results when done in a series: 3-4 days in a row or once a week for 4 weeks is recommended. Save when you purchase multiple sessions in advance.
35 minutes: $65

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Padabhyanga (Ayurvedic foot therapy & reflexology)

Pamper yourself with the ancient rhythms of the Ayurvedic foot massage combined with techniques from western Reflexology. This amazing treatment is gently detoxifying, helps to calm the mind, promotes quality sleep, improves circulation and supports overall well-being. (Plus your feet will feel really great!)
30 minutes: $50; 60 minutes: $100

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Potli (herbal therapy for joints)

Site-specific hot poultice treatment designed to treat joint or other localized pain. Incredibly effective for relief from arthritis pain. This treatment offers the greatest results when done in a series: 3-4 days in a row or once a week for 4 weeks is recommended. Save when you purchase multiple sessions in advance.
40 minutes: $75

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Rosemary Head scrub & Foot Treatment

Rosemary clears and sharpens the mind, and the head scrub encourages busy thoughts to settle. Then we pull all that energy down through the body with the foot massage, leaving an equable calm in its wake. This might possibly be the perfect rejuvenation treatment.  40 minutes: $75

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Shirodhara (oil stream therapy)

This deeply relaxing treatment involves the rhythmic pouring of warm herbal oils on the forehead. It is designed to calm the mind, synchronize mind, body and spirit, enhance circulation to the brain, and treat a variety of head and neck complaints.
40 minutes: $80

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Valley Ayurveda is such a beautiful and peaceful space. Brooksley is absolutely amazing! I have experienced her magical and soothing touch through Abhyanga, her great knowledge she has in Ayurveda and her very gentle and sweet soul really shines through. She cares so much about her clients. She is part of my team as I heal through my journey and I am so lucky to have her. I drive an hour just to see her and its sooo very worth it! :).

Angela D.

Brooksley's Abhyanga and Shirodhara treatment helped launch me out of very serious high stress hormones that were causing severe autoimmune damage to my joints. With just three treatments, my stress levels returned to almost normal. The hot oil massage pouring down on the forehead may have stimulated the pineal gland, which helps balance hormone levels in the body. Whatever the science, it worked magic on my over-worked body!

Mary R.

One of the reasons I moved to Northampton was because I knew Valley Ayurveda was there. As an Ayurvedic practitioner, myself, it was important for me to have other peers in close proximity.  It was my good fortune to meet Brooksley and to have her association. She welcomed me with an open heart and soon we came to know each other on both a professional and personal level. Professionally, it was her that I turned to for treatments each year when doing my yearly cleanse. I found that her understanding of the "human condition(s)" and her sense of humility to be very grounding for me in these times of vulnerability. Thanks for being there.

Tim D.

Brooksley is one of the most amazing Ayurvedic practitioners I know. I had an oil massage that calmed me down and de-stressed me. It was just what I needed. Thanks Brooksley!

Thomas S.

Brooksley of Valley Ayurveda has some of the most nurturing hands in the valley. She holds a tranquil space in which to still the mind and open the heart. Thank you for time and time again for bringing my body back to ease and harmony.

Jamie T.
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