Ayurveda is a vast and profound medical and wellness system that introduced many types of bodywork and other therapeutic treatments thousands of years ago. Each treatment was devised to support a patient’s healing process and recovery from chronic pain and serious illnesses. At Mitchell Chiropractic Healing Center, we’re pleased to offer several of the classic therapies used in Ayurveda for relaxation, detoxification, and rejuvenation as well as Swedish Massage and Reiki.

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Swedish Massage

The best-known massage therapy, Swedish massage, employs rubbing the muscles with warmed oil and using long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart to relax the muscles. It increases the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Hot Stone Massage

During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are used to massage specific parts of your body, which will help relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body. The stones are used in conjunction with Swedish massage over the course of the hour.

Abhyanga Massage

This warm oil vigorous Ayurvedic massage helps you relax and unwind, while it also serves to loosen and move pain-causing toxins in the body toward the colon for elimination.

Full-Body Kansa Wand Massage

The Kansa Wand helps relax the muscles, increase blood circulation and energize the body. It calms the nervous system and eases tension, which supports deep and relaxing sleep. It creates a cooling and calming effect on the mind as well as the body. It helps to balance the three Ayurvedic doshas of vata, pitta and kapha, and will lift your spirit!

Kansa Facial Rejuvenation Treatment

Known as the Ayurvedic “facelift,” this treatment with a kansa wand helps tone the facial muscles and brightens the skin as it stimulates circulation, sooths redness and puffiness, and removes toxins while refreshing the lymph system. After a short series of treatments, clients will typically see a reduction in sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles.

Kansa Wand Foot Massage

Enjoy this gentle foot massage with a Kansa Wand, which increases circulation to the feet and pulls tension away from the upper body. In addition to softening the skin of the feet, it can help reduce or eliminate foot pain. Repeated treatments increase balance and allow older clients to have a more confident gait.

Heart Dhara

This treatment involves the gentle streaming of warm medicated oils over the heart area, which is surrounded by a circular barrier dam made of gluten-free dough. This gentle process produces deep relaxation. Heart dhara can help to relieve anxiety and fear and produce a calm, grounded feeling. It is also a supportive treatment for high blood pressure and various heart conditions.

Kati Dhara

“Kati” refers to the lumbar spine, or low-back region. The practitioner places a circular barrier dam made of gluten-free dough at the base of the spine. Warm oil is then gently streamed onto the area, removed, and reapplied. This treatment can relieve stiffness, muscle spasms, and sciatic pain by relaxing the muscles and rejuvenating the nerves and tissues. (This treatment can also be adapted for the upper spine for similar benefits.)

Shirodhara

This Ayurvedic treatment includes a 10-minute head or foot massage followed by a 25-minute streaming of warm oil over the forehead. This gentle treatment is a powerful way to calm the nervous system. Among its many benefits are reduced stress, anxiety and support for insomnia.

Stress-Relief Packages

Head to Toe Relaxation

This treatment is a 30-minute foot massage using the Kansa tool, followed by a 30-minute shirodhara session.

Serenity Package

A 30-minute massage of your choice (abhyanga, Swedish, hot stone, or Kansa Wand) is followed by a 30-minute shirodhara session.

Bliss Package

This treatment includes a 30-minute Kansa Wand massage of your choice; 30-minute Reiki treatment; followed by Shirodhara.

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” to sooth and increase one’s life force energy. It is amazingly effective in helping sooth the nervous system, boosts the immune system, and promotes healing wherever it is needed in the body.

What patients are saying…

“I booked an appointment with Christine and was absolutely blown away! It was one of the best massages I’ve ever had. The Kansa Wand is able to achieve much of what deep tissue massage can achieve but without the pain. I left relaxed and feeling great. The Kansa Wand relieves stress and tension in no time.”

~ Mina L., Raleigh

“Thank you so much for your amazing healing hands and energy. I slept so deep and well. I am feeling so good and restored today. Best I have felt in weeks! Thank you.”

~ Jess T., Raleigh

“Nothing relaxes me like Shirodhara. After years of suffering from anxiety, insomnia and an over-active mind, shirodhara helped return me to sanity!”

~ Joy Cohen, Wake Forest

“I love shirodhara! It takes the edge off the craziness of life by quieting the mind and softening the impact of sensory overload. I also find that it relaxes my whole body and deepens my connection to myself. I sleep especially deeply after a treatment. I highly recommend shirodhara to anyone under a lot of stress.”

“Shirodhara provides a smoothing and softness to both the physiology and consciousness. A boost to relaxation and heath in one treatment. Thank you.”