Pure Joy Massage & Yoga


Kansa Face Massage 

                                   Ayurvedic Massage and Spa Treatments using the Ancient Wisdom of India

In Sanskrit, Ayus means life or living and Veda means knowledge or science. Ayurveda is the knowledge or science of life and being in harmony with one's external and internal environment.  Ayurveda is more than 5000 years old and comes from the ancient Vedas of India. Massage is just one of the techniques used to help care for one's health naturally. Ayurveda incorporates herbs, diet, massage, and lifestyle changes in order to re-establish a level of health and wellness that allows us to develop more quality in our life.  These massage techniques are not intended treatments for disease unless prescribed by an Ayurvedic doctor. They will, however, help increase circulation, improve lymph flow, relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints, help calm and relax the mind, open the pores of the skin for better release of impurities, and aid in digestion.

Please contact me if you have any questions about what might be most appropriate for your individual needs. 

Champissage (Indian scalp massage)

                                                    Marma Point Therapy                                                      

30 minutes ~ $45+tx                                                   30 minutes ~ $45+tx                                                   30 minutes ~ $45+tx

    add-on ~ $12                                                                add-on ~ $12                                                                add-on ~ $12

                                                                                                                                   Abhyanga (hot oil massage)

This ancient Ayurvedic treatment nurtures the body and pampers the mind. Heated oil is poured richly onto the skin, hydrating and leaving a healthy glow. Firm friction massage helps stimulate blood and lymph flow and relaxes stressed muscles. Great for stiff, achy joints too. A feeling of health and wellness is the end result.

Optional nasya oil for the sinuses helps to make this the ultimate all over bliss.

 60 minutes ~ $100+tx            90 minutes ~ $140+tx

                                               Navara Kizhi Massage  (cloth bundles/heat)

Cloth boluses filled with cooked rice and herbs are soaked in warm

sesame/mahanarayan oils and then massaged vigorously onto the body. Pishinchhali increases circulation, warms the body and focuses on stiff, achey joints. The heat and oil penetrate deep into the tissues restoring vitality. Helps pacify the vata dosha. 

$20 add-on to some of the other massage therapies

Kansa Vataki (3 metal foot bowl foot massage)

  This wonderful ritual for overworked feet uses reflexology and a 3 metal foot bowl to release tension and toxins. Coconut and anise oils and an Ubtan powder help create the ultimate pampering of the feet. A relaxing arm, neck and shoulder massage is included. Hot, moist towels remove the powder from the feet to help you step back into your world. 

                                                      60 minutes ~ $95+tx      

                 (You may experience some of this session as an add-on with another massage for $15 extra)


 Marma Point therapy,  Champissage and the Kansa Wand, are all used to help calm the mind and pacify Vata dosha. The experience is like transforming the surface of a lake laden with debris into a serene, decluttered stillness.  Not only can these techniques be beneficial for relieving headaches and tension, but they also allow the mind to slow down and take a break. Working with pressure points, specialty oils and hot, moist towels helps the skin, nerves, and circulation. Each of these may be used as a stand-alone 30-minute session or integrated into another massage.  


    Valuka Swedana (sand/sweat)

  Sterile sand is wrapped in cloth bundles, heated, and then applied to the body in a kneading manner.

This dry heat technique causes localized sweating and can be helpful in relieving aches, pain, and stiffness

in joints and muscles. This session includes massage so you will feel relaxed and energized. Choice of full body
 or particular areas of concern. 
You get to take the bundles home with you! 

60 minutes ~ $100+tx                 90 minutes ~ $140+tx

                  ** Not appropriate for pregnancy, infection, inflammation, bone fractures, joint dislocations or bedsores.