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Shirodhara Treatment

shirodarhaThe 60-minute blissful Shirodhara Treatment begins with a special preparation of warm-herb-infused oil poured directly on the forehead (shiro). A gentle scalp and face massage follows this treatment. This blissful therapy quiets the mind, relieves mental tension and calms the emotions, promoting mental clarity and comprehension.

“One who applies oil on his head regularly does not suffer from headache, baldness, graying of hair, nor does his hair fall. Strength of his head and forehead is especially enhanced; his hair becomes black, long and deep-rooted; his sense organs, work properly; the skin of his face becomes brightened; applying oil on the head produces sound sleep and happiness.” Ayurvedic physician, Charaka, excerpt from the first text on Ayurveda compiled over 5,000 years ago.



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Woman getting Abhyanga oil massage Chico, CA.Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Oil Massage) is a traditional 1 ½ hour, full-body herb-infused-oil massage combining slow, fast, and kneading strokes. Abhyanga aims to stimulate the subtle energies of the marma points (energy points) and nadis (energy channels). This treatment balances, harmonizes, purifies, and rejuvenates the body and mind.

Why Abhyanga? 

The effects of this massage are nourishing- it pacifies the doshas; relieves fatigue; instills the body with stamina, and allows for enhanced sleep. In addition, it improves complexion and luster of the skin while promoting longevity.

For these reasons, Ayurveda oil massage is recommended monthly.



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Stretch the body and cleanse the mind with a 90-minute one-on-one yoga session, tailored to meet your individual dosha and health needs. This one-on-one session will help you create a daily practice.

Daily yoga practice rejuvenates the body, calms the mind, and enhances over-all health. Sessions take place at our private office in Chico, California.

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Nasya Oil Treatment

nasya oil treatment at Ambika's Ayurveda Chico, CANasya oil treatment focuses on cleansing the head and neck region.  Nasya begins with a warm oil face and neck massage.  A warm herb infused oil specific for this treatment is slow dropped into the nasal passages.  Following this treatment acupressure is provided to open flow in the head and neck area.  This treatment is excellent for sinus problems, headaches, tension of the neck and any areas that are congested in the head and neck area.  The Ayurveda oil and acupressure helps to remove toxins and restore tissues to balance.



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Bliss Therapy


Bliss Therapy completely rejuvenates the body, mind, and soul. By combining, Abhyanga (oil massage), Shirodhara (mind calming treatment), and Swedhana (herbal steam tent) the body goes into a deep place of stillness, or restoration (soma). The three therapies combined, aid the body in removing excess toxins (ama), and assists in bringing the body and mind into blissful harmony. Ayurveda Bliss Therapy lasts for 3 hours and is recommended every three months.



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This full-body herbal steam treatment is an excellent compliment following Abhyanga (warm oil massage). Swedhana uses a specially-designed steam canopy which dilates the scrota (channels of various tissues in the body that supply nourishment while aiding in cleansing and waste removal), promoting the elimination of toxins by activating the sweat glands. The steam therapy helps soften and loosen impurities opening pores for better circulation. This purification method removes stiffness, heaviness coldness, and balances the subtle energies of body and mind.



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