The Sanskrit word Ayurveda stems from two roots: ayus which means life or life cycle and vid which means knowledge. So Ayurveda is the knowledge of daily living and the life cycle — a system of achieving and maintaining health. Ayurveda teaches that health is sustained through the balance of three vital energetic forces known collectively as the Doshas, and individually as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The purpose of Ayurveda is to bring these three forces into harmony to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Call 212-598-4800 to book a balancing Ayurvedic treatment today.
Initial Ayurvedic Consultation
According to Ayurveda, when the Doshas are out of balance, one’s immunity level decreases. Imbalances lead to abnormal symptoms in the body or disease; they are the root causes of physical and emotional discomfort. Utilizing the traditional art of pulse analysis and other conventional Ayurvedic methods, a thorough evaluation of your doshic constitution and imbalance is performed. Once the type of imbalance is determined, we can bring the body back into balance by following a suitable Ayurvedic Dosha-specific diet, exercise, and occasional use of herbs and therapies. $150
A full body massage using customized strokes and selected warm herbal oils chosen specifically for your body type. This treatment nourishes the skin, aids in removing impurities, stimulates arterial and lymphatic circulation, and relaxes the mind and body. Abhyanga promotes overall healing and nourishes muscle tissues and the nervous system. It also removes stagnant waste from the body. $160 (60 min.), $245 (90 min.)
Deep Cleansing Ayurvedic Facial
A special cleansing treatment using herbal steam, various herbs, and fresh fruits. This treatment enhances complexion, nourishes facial muscles, and alleviates blemishes. $160
A unique foot reflexology incorporating the marma (meridian) points of the feet. $80 (30 min.), $100 (45 min.), $150 (6o min.)
A 30-minute opening and balancing of the Chakra system centers using specific semiprecious gem stones, essential oils, bija mantra chanting, visualization, and affirmations. This is a wonderful add-on treatment to your Ayurvedic appointment and cannot be booked as an individual session $90
During this treatment, a well of medicated herbs is formed on the client’s back. Warm medicated oil is then poured into the well for a stipulated time period. Kati Batsi is known to be very effective in combating upper and lower back pain. $90
During this session, particular marma (energy) points are reinvigorated with a pressure point massage and essential oils to clear any blocked energy in your system. See Marma Therapy page for further information.
Nasya and Karnapooran
This treatment helps clear the sinuses, relieving facial muscle and jaw tension. It is a very good treatment for TMJ. $90
An eye treatment with herbs. This is effective for tired, dry, puffy, and sensitive eyes, or for those who are combating dark under-eye circles. $90
A comprehensive custom tailored series of Ayurvedic treatments designed to detoxify, rejuvenate, and restore the natural balance of the Doshas. It includes marma therapy, herbal steam, herbal body wrap or exfoliation, nasal treatment, eye treatment, and shirodhara. The detoxifying treatments are tailored specifically to the condition of the client. Duration of the treatment is generally 2 1/2 to 3 hours per session; the exact time will be determined by your Ayurvedic consultant. It is usually advised to receive this treatment for 3, 5, 7, or 14 days. $385
A unique, relaxing treatment for the central nervous system in which comfortably warm oil is dripped on the forehead. This is effective in combating anxiousness, insomnia, headaches, tension and high blood pressure. $160
Ayurveda appointments are available on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
Please call 212-598-4800 to book your appointments.
ISHTA Yoga has 48-hour cancellation policy for all spa treatments.