Ayurvedic Massage & Bodywork

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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, as well as Swedish, deep tissue and energy healing.

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AYURVEDIC Massage + Bodywork

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 $140
90 minutes $160 

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 $160
90 minutes $180 

Pinda Svedana | Warm Herbal Compress Massage

In this treatment hand-crafted, heated compresses of herbs and rice are used to pacify vata and kapha doshas. The compresses are used with invigorating strokes to help relieve joint and muscle pain, as well as promote circulation.
75 minutes $160

Udvartana | Herbal Body Scrub

Invigorating, yet relaxing, this treatment includes the application of warm oil followed by herbal powders vigorously massaged onto the body providing skin exfoliation, improved circulation and the pacification of kapha dosha.
75 minutes $160

Shirodhara | Mind-Calming 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 35 minutes followed by a soothing scalp, neck & shoulder massage. Learn More
60 minutes $125

Katti Basti  | Ayurvedic Back Treatment + Massage

In this classic Ayurvedic treatment, a pool of warm herbal 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 (not a full body massage).
60 minutes $125 (Option to add-on Greeva Basti for $10 more. Katti Basti is also available as a 30-min add-on to other treatments for $50 more.)

Greeva Basti  | Ayurvedic Neck + Upper Back Treatment + Massage

In this classic Ayurvedic treatment, a pool of warm herbal oil held in place by a dough dam made of lentil flour and water rests on the base of the neck and upper back as you relax in stillness. Service helps relieve pain and tension in the cervical spine and shoulders. Includes massage to the back, neck, shoulders and feet (not a full body massage).
60 minutes $125 (Option to add-on Katti Basti for $10 more. Greeva Basti is also available as a 30-min add-on to other treatments for $50 more.)

Hridaya Basti  | Energetic Heart Treatment

In this heart chakra treatment, a pool of warm herbal oil held in place by a dough dam made of lentil flour and water rests on the center of the chest as you relax in stillness. This treatment supports heart health, relieves stress, and energetically soothes anger, grief and sadness. Includes massage to the head, neck, and shoulders (not a full body massage).
45 minutes $108 (Option to add-on to other treatments for $50 more)

Marma Therapy  | Ayurvedic “Acupressure”

Marma therapy is a gentle touch form of energy / pranic healing work similar in some ways to acupressure point therapy and reiki. This session supports the proper flow of prana (life-force energy) and supports well-being of mind, body and spirit. Fully-clothed treatment.
60 minutes $108 

Garshana | Ayurvedic Dry Skin Brushing

Perfect to add to the beginning of any massage, raw silk gloves are used to vigorously, yet gently exfoliate the skin, aiding in lymphatic drainage.
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.

Woman receiving shirodhara after an Ayurvedic massage

Amazing!

FERTILITY, PREGNANCY, POSTPARTUM
Massage + Bodywork

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 $125
90 minutes $155 

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 $140
90 minutes $160 

Fertility Support Massage

Using the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage as taught by Dr. Rosita Arvigo and the Abdominal Therapy Collective, this two-hour session includes a consultation, abdominal and posterior massage for fertility support, as well as education for daily home self-care. Considering this work? Let’s chat first.
120 minutes (Initial) $225
75 minutes (follow-up) $120 

Yoni Steaming | Vaginal Steaming

Seated herbal steam bath, includes consultation to assess appropriate steam time and recommended herbs. Also includes guidance for D.I.Y. steaming at home.
V-Steam Consultation + Steaming: 25 – 45 minutes $75

Pregnant woman getting ready for prenatal massage

Swedish / Deep Tissue Massage

A blend of Swedish massage and Western deep tissue techniques for those seeking conventional therapeutic massage for muscle tension relief.
60 minutes $115 | 90 minutes $145

Reiki Energy Work

A feather-light to gentle touch therapy to balance life-force energy promoting a sense of calm and reduce stress. Fully-clothed treatment.
60 minutes $108

Abdominal Therapy for Womb + Gut Health

Using the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage as taught by Dr. Rosita Arvigo and the Abdominal Therapy Collective, this two-hour session includes a consultation, abdominal and posterior massage, as well as education for daily home self-care. Used to address a variety of pelvic health conditions, including fertility, prolapse, and digestion. Considering this work? Let’s chat first.
120 minutes (Initial) $225
75 minutes (follow-up) $120 

Packages

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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$260

Consultation Package

Ayurvedic Health Consultations
(4 Sessions)
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Get the most from Ayurveda by receiving a comprehensive Ayurvedic health consultation to more deeply understand your unique mind-body type (prakruti), doshic imbalances (vikruti), and personalized recommendations for optimizing your health with Ayurveda.

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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, Fertility, Prenatal & Postpartum Massage, Abdominal / Arvigo Therapy, Reiki, and Restorative Hot Stone Therapy.

Are you an Ayurvedic Practitioner / Ayurvedic Doctor?

I am an Ayurvedic Practitioner board-certified by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association Certification Board, and trained as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist by the California College of Ayurveda. Currently, Ayurveda is not licensed anywhere in the United States. I provide complementary support and education that is not intended as medical advice.

Ayurveda is a beautiful and profound system that can support your health, but please continue to see your medical doctor and providers as you explore Ayurveda.

Where is your office / treatment room located?

My consultation & treatment room is located at 4900 Park Road, Charlotte, NC in the SageAbility building. It’s conveniently located near SouthPark, and only 15 minutes from Uptown and Ballantyne. Services are by appointment only. ** THIS IS A NEW LOCATION as of 3/1/2021 **

What are your hours?

Spa room services are by appointment Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (9:00am – 6:00pm), and Thursdays (9:00am – 7pm).

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COVID-19 Prevention

  • Masks are optional at this time.
  • Double-washed clean linens are replaced after every client.
  • All high-touch surfaces are disinfected after every client.
  • Please reschedule if you have any cold or allergy symptoms.
  • Please reschedule if you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19.

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

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