Āyurveda is the traditional medicine of India and date back to more than 5000 years BC.
Literally, Āyurveda means “science of life” or “knowledge of longevity”. It takes its source in the Vedas (wisdom received by sages-Risis). Vedas are also at the base of other practices such as Yoga or Mantras for examples.
With a global approach of the human being, the Āyurveda aims at preserving and/or regaining balance of our Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) which represent the elements present within us (air, ether, fire, water, earth). Each constitution (Prakriti) is unique and the treaments/massages received pacify our unbalances (Vikriti) and help us retruning to our personal harmony.
Nutrition, lifestyle, phytotherapy, massages and other treatments are many of the tools used in Āyurveda which makes us realize the interdependance of things and our participation in it.
This tradition is here to teach us to take care of ourselves, to look after us, to love and to support our body to keep it strong and adaptable in a life full of change and unforeseen events of any kind.
Ayurveda is a holistic system of health.
Accordingly, it is recommended to have a constitution analysis before the first treatment. It will give you a guideline for your lifestyle and food recommendation.
Each massage/treatment session begins with an exchange to get to know you. It will guide me to choose and adjust it specially for you.
Appointment & Follow-up : A moment to exchange about your needs. Discovering your constitution (Prakriti) and evalutate if there are any unbalances (Vikriti). Directing/helping you with your daily routine (Dinacaryā) linked with seasons (Rtucaryā).
Abhyanga : full body massage according to Atreya Abhyanga method using ayurvedic oil according to your Prakriti and Vikriti. It will readjust Doshas with a feeling of deep relaxation.
Kesa Abhyanga : local massage of shoulders, neck, head and face.
Pada Abhyanga : local massage of feet.
Abhyanga Pregnancy : improve well-being during pregnancy, prevent & pacify body tensions during the many changes coming/going on, from the 3rd month to the 9th.
Abhyanga Post-Partum : special massage which helps to recover after giving birth ; grounding.
Mardana : fast, vigorous and deep massage ; perfect for muscles recovery (without head, feet and hands).
Nabhi : Detox treatment that can be done only in a personal care program or during a cure. It helps the body to eliminate toxins (Āma) and/or to lose weight.
Marmachikista : Full treatment with Marma points (107). Marmas are acupressure points corresponding to Nadis crossroads (energetic channels). Describe in the Sushruta and used in South India through Kalaripayatt (martial art), this technique spread through China and Japan to become acupuncture. This treatment gives a better circulation of the vital energy (Prāna) in the body.
Udvartana : Soft body scrub with chichpea flour (sometimes plants are added). This treatment helps to eliminate toxins (Āma), to reduce the excess of water and weight.
Udgarshana : Tonic scrub of a specific body part with chickpea flour and oil (sometimes plants are added). This treatment helps to eliminate toxins (Āma), to reduce the excess of water and weight. Sometimes in addition to Abhyanga.
Utsadana : body mask with a paste made with chickpea flour and oil. 3 sessions minimum or during a retreat.
External Basti : localized oil bath kept with a dough made with either lentils and/or chick peas and/or wheat flour. Sometimes in addition to Abhyanga and to be done ideally minimum 3 sessions.
Pinda Svedhana : pouches of plants used to massage the body with oil. Heating, regenerating and nourrishing (ela kiri) or lightening and nourrishing (kottam chukkadi). 3 sessions minimum or during a retreat.
Navara Kiri : pouches of plants, rice & milk used to massage the body. Heating, regenerating and nourrishing. 3 sessions minimum or during a retreat.
Shirodhara : Slighltly warm oil poured continuously on the forehead after Abhyanga massage. Pure letting go, pacify the body and the mind. 3 sessions minimum or during a retreat.
A regular session lasts approximately 1h30 but it can change depending on needs & kind of treatments.
Lifestyle/Food Recommendations Prices :
> 1st Appointment + 1st Treatment
> The Base (3 sessions)
> 1h session
Body Treatment & Massage Prices :
> Marma, Nabhi, Udvartana, Basti
> Abhyanga Pregnancy/Post-Partum
> Kids (∼40 min), Mardana, Kesa/Pada Abhyanga
> Utsadana, Pinda Svedana, Navarakiri, Shirodhara
330€ (3 sessions)
> Future/Young parents-Baby Massage
(2x1h private sessions)
> Le Bourg, St Pierre d’Entremont – FR
> Cabinet Salteur, Chambéry – FR
> At Home or Online if possible
Notice that the duration of treatments can vary depending on needs and kind of treatments.
Some treatments are not for everyone, I will be with you to guide and lead you to what is best for you.
It is important to remember that all recommendations, treatments and massages are here to be with you on your path and to support you. They will never replace medical follow up & treatment appropriate to your situation.