The Ayurveda Center offers health services and educational experiences oriented toward helping to restore the bodies' natural intelligence in a holistic way. Our fully licensed or certified healthcare professionals utilize the best of both ancient and modern Western approaches to bring balance and healing.
Wishing You a Most Blessed Holiday Season!
I have been a little low key in my communication. Very busy -- aren't we all? I just thought I'd share a little low key news and my usual winter recommendation from the Ayurvedic perspective.
Ayurveda: I continue my studies in Ayurveda with a school called Maharishi Ayurveda. They are based in Fairfield, Iowa and associated with Transcendental Meditation (Maharishi University of Management or MUM). TM is the type of mediation I have done since 1975. Maharishi Ayurveda is pioneering a nine level course for healthcare professionals that goes more broadly and deeply into topics. There are four courses on each level. What is really nice is that the courses are taught by both a Western trained MD and a traditionally trained doctor of Ayurveda, called a vaidya. They are always working to address and integrate both perspectives. My last course of the third level was on Cardiovascular Disorders: Hypertension, High Cholesterol, and Heart Disorders. The next course in February, Level 4, will be on Obesity, Diabetes, and Kidney Disorders. If you are interested in a little introduction to Ayurveda, see the article on Dosha Guru, below.
Slow It Down: I say this every year. Winter is the time when we should be mimicing nature and slowing down. Instead, we are all frantically preparing for houseguests, travel, holiday shopping, etc. So, do what you can to stay on a regular routine, practice moderation, get plenty of rest, keep hydrated, and we'll see you in 2014. Can you believe it?
Much love to all in this sacred seasons,
Holiday Massage Specials 2013
and Ayurveda Center Shopping Hours
We hope you will consider the Ayurveda Center for your Holiday or Christmas gift needs. You can purchase one or more specific services or you can purchase a dollar amount so the recipient can choose what she or he wants. To start choosing your perfect gift, see the massage services page. We also have Ayurvedic Services. Or download our services flyer. Gift certificates are non refundable, but one can transfer them to another person. Please remember, we have virtually stopped taking credit cards. We are strongly encouraging people to pay in cash or check. You can also process a check through your checking account bill pay. Below are our Holiday Specials and Holiday hours.
Our Holiday Massage Special this year is $20 off the price of three massages (60-minute or more). You can buy all three for someone very special, or give three different people the gift. For three Swedish the price would be $175; three Deep Tissue/Therapeutic for $205; three 75-minute Massage Samplers (hot stones, hot towels, medicinal oils)for $265; three 60-minute Ayurvedic facials for $280; etc. Or you can mix and match. Just mention our Holiday Special. Also, Heather Fraser, LMT, is extending an introductory special if you are purchasing a gift certifice for someone who has never been to her before or if you have never been here before. She will give newcomers an extra 15 minutes for free for $10 off on gift certificates of one hour or more. E.g., if you purchase a 60-minute Swedish for $65, you would receive a 75-minute Swedish. These offers cannot be combined with other discounts; expire 12/31/2013. Thank you for considering the gift of massage.
Unfortunately, I don't have a volunteer to staff the desk full time this upcoming 10 days. I apologize if this makes it inconvenient for anyone. Your safest bet is to call before you come to arrange a specific time -- just to make sure someone is available to serve you. We can make an appointment. We can also discuss the details over the phone and I can have it ready for you when you come. However, I will be available before, between and after appointments at the following times:Read more: Massage Holiday Specials 2013
Ayurveda's gifts are ancient and many fold. Thousands of years old, it has stood the test of time. The underlying goal is to prevent disease, adding years to life and life to years. It does this by teaching the practitioner how to activate the body's own healing responses.
Read more: Dosha Quiz
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The Dosha Guru Quiz
Staff at the Maharishi University of Management have developed a dosha quiz which helps a person to understand a combination of the prakriti (our fundamental nature) and vikriti (our current state). The Dosha Quiz generates a 4-page pdf file that describes you. Its fun to take; and the information sets the state for learning something about Ayurveda. I hope you will try it out.
Click on this link to start the quiz.