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Ayurvedic Massage & Bodywork

Rejuvenative • Therapeutic • Profound

Ayurvedic body therapies are deeply nourishing and have a profound effect on the body, mind and spirit.

Traditionally, they are recommended in a series of daily sessions. They are also powerful as stand-alone treatments. I offer both, including special package rates.

Spa Room Services

MASSAGE

Abhyanga | Warm Oil Massage

Using generous amounts of warm oil, abhyanga massage pacifies doshic imbalance, supports detoxification and lymphatic drainage, gently eases muscle tension, and calms the nervous system.
60 minutes $105 (monthly member rate: $79**)
90 minutes $130 (monthly member rate: $108**)

Shila Abhyanga | Hot Stone Warm Oil Massage

This incredibly soothing treatment blends traditional abhyanga with hot stones to relax tight muscles and pacify vata dosha.
60 minutes $120 (monthly member rate: $99**)
90 minutes $145 (monthly member rate: $128**)

Pinda Svedana | Hot Poultice Massage

In this treatment hand-crafted, heated poultices of rice and herbs are used to pacify vata and kapha doshas. The poultices are used with invigorating strokes to help relieve pain from arthritis and muscle tension, as well as promote circulation.
75 minutes $150

Udvartana  | Herbal Body Scrub   *** NEW! ***

Invigorating, yet relaxing, this Ayurvedic body scrub and lymphatic massage includes the application of warm oil followed by herbal powders vigorously rubbed onto the body providing skin exfoliation, improved circulation and the pacification of kapha dosha. This treatment is traditionally used to support weight loss.
75 minutes $135

Prenatal Massage

This side-lying massage helps to relieve stress and the physical aches and strains of pregnancy. Bolsters and pillows are used to ensure comfort for the mom-to-be during the session.
60 minutes $95 | 90 minutes $125

Postpartum Abhyanga | Postpartum Warm Oil Massage

Postpartum abhyanga is equally important as prenatal massage. While a blessing, childbirth can be very depleting for a woman and aggravates vata dosha. Postpartum abhyanga has been used for centuries to help restore a new mother’s vitality and support her health for years to come.
60 minutes $108

Integrative Structural Massage

A blend of Swedish massage and Western deep tissue techniques for those seeking conventional therapeutic massage for muscle tension relief.
60 minutes $80 | 90 minutes $115

BODYWORK

Shirodhara | 6th & 7th Chakra Warm Oil Treatment

This iconic treatment works on the subtle energy of the body helping to calm the mind and relieve anxiety. Warm oil is streamed continuously on the forehead for 30 minutes followed by a soothing scalp, neck & shoulder massage. Learn More
50 minutes $90

Katti Basti  | Ayurvedic Back Treatment + Massage

In this classic Ayurvedic treatment, a pool of warm oil held in place by a dough dam made of lentil flour and water rests on the back as you relax in stillness. Service helps relieve pain and tension, and includes massage to the back, neck, shoulders and feet.
45 minutes $80

Garshana | Ayurvedic Dry Skin Brushing

Perfect to add to the beginning of any massage, raw silk gloves are used to vigorously exfoliate the skin, aiding in lymphatic drainage and revealing soft, lustrous skin.
15 minute add-on $20

Pouring oil for Ayurveda massage

This was the best massage I have ever had. Tesia was very professional, informative and warm. The techniques used were so relaxing and calming. I’m a new fan! And certainly will be back!

Woman receiving hot stone massage

I left feeling like a new person. Thank you Tesia for being who you are and for what you do.

Pregnant woman getting ready for prenatal massage

Amazing!

Woman receiving shirodhara after an Ayurvedic massage

Bliss Therapy Duo

Abhyanga • Shirodhara
(110 minutes)
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This treatment duo supports detoxification of the body and mind, and cultivates a sense of balance. Schedule this package to support a home cleanse or promote deep relaxation anytime your mind and spirit is in need of rejuvenation.

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$180

Become a Spa Room Member

Commit to You + Get More

A massage every now and then is nice, but regular sessions provide long-lasting benefits. The TESIALOVEWellness Spa Room Membership rewards you for taking care of yourself with Ayurvedic massage & bodywork on a regular basis.

Whether you are coming to get support with a particular health issue or you just need to relax, I want to make it possible for you to get yourself to a state of balance and keep you there. Membership includes the following:

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Ayurvedic Massage membership
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$79 monthly auto-pay for a minimum commitment of six months.**

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Includes one 60-minute Abhyanga (warm oil Ayurvedic massage — $105 value) each month.** Make it 90 minutes each month for an auto-pay of $108 a month ($130 value). Add-on hot stones for only $20 more at the time of service.

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10% off additional spa room services or other TESIALOVEWellness offerings.**

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Option to upgrade your monthly service to a 90 minute or other specialty service and only pay the difference after your $105 or $130 value credit is applied.**

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Other exclusive offers just for my spa room members.**

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Ayurvedic massage different from other types of massage?

Known as “abhyanga” in the Sanskrit language, Ayurvedic massage is the application of generous amounts of warm (often herbal) oil with strokes that focus on balancing the flow of prana (life-force energy) in your body.

While Ayurvedic massage certainly can help relieve muscular tension, muscular therapy is not the emphasis. Therefore, the pressure used is variable, primarily using light to medium pressure.

In addition to balancing energy, abhyanga also supports detoxification via strokes that work on the lymphatic system. Each massage is customized to your needs (in terms of pressure, strokes, and type of oil used) based on your doshic constitution (unique mind-body type) and doshic imbalances.

Why so much oil?

In Ayurvedic massage, the application of warm oil is even more important than the strokes used. Warm oil serves several purposes according to Ayurveda:

 

  • To pacify vata dosha, the primary energy responsible for imbalance.
  • To serve as a medium for administering herbal benefits through the skin.
  • To support detoxification in consecutive treatments.
I usually like deep pressure. Will I get that from an Ayurvedic massage?

While Ayurvedic massage certainly can help relieve muscular tension, muscular therapy is not the emphasis. Therefore, the pressure used is variable, primarily using light to medium pressure.

If you typically like deep pressure massage and wish to try Ayurvedic massage and bodywork, I recommend that you go into your first session releasing your expectations for what you normally think of as a good massage. Ayurvedic massage is profound and deeply rejuvenating, but you might be disappointed if you go into your session ‘comparing apples to oranges’.

I also recommend trying pinda svedana (hot poultice massage), which is quite invigorating. In addition, shila abhyanga (hot stone massage) is one where I incorporate deep techniques as needed.

I tend to get hot easily. Is warm oil or hot stone massage for me?

Since every massage is customized to your unique needs in terms of temperature and type of oil used, warm-natured people can still benefit from warm oil or hot stone massage. Cool towels are used as necessary to keep you from feeling overheated, and energetically cooling oils can be used, such as coconut or sunflower oil, to balance pitta dosha (fire energy).

Are you a licensed massage therapist?

Yes, I am a licensed massage and bodywork therapist in the state of North Carolina (LMBT NC #15172) with training and certification in Ayurvedic Massage & Body Therapy, Prenatal & Postpartum Massage, and Restorative Hot Stone Therapy.

I am also an Ayurvedic Practitioner trained by the California College of Ayurveda and certified by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

Where is your spa room located?

My consultation & spa room is located inside Elemental Healing at 5200 Park Road, Suite 111, Charlotte, NC. It’s conveniently located near SouthPark, and only 15 minutes from Uptown and Ballantyne. Services are by appointment only.

What are your hours?

Spa room services are by appointment only on Thursdays and Fridays (9:00am – 7:00pm), and Saturdays (9:00am – 4:00pm).

Policies

Booking & Payment

A credit card number is required to book your session. Your card will be charged following your session or payment may be made in cash.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the time sensitive nature of my business, cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time, otherwise your credit card on file will be charged the full amount of the service.

Check-In & Late Arrivals

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Late arrival may result in the shortening of your service in order to end at the scheduled time and serve the next client.

Special Conditions

If you have a diagnosed medical condition, please get your doctor’s approval before booking any service. If you are pregnant, please wait until the 2nd trimester to book.

All clients will be asked to complete an intake/health history form before your appointment, which will give me insight into how to best customize your service.

Rejuvenative • Therapeutic • Profound

Experience the Benefits of Ayurvedic Massage & Bodywork with TESIALOVEWellness

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