Ayurveda comes from the ancient Indian science of life practices. It relates all things to an elemental system of earth, air, fire, air, ether, and water. In order to heal and return ourselves to our true and most healthy self we examine the body, mind, and spirit through the diet, routine, and lifestyle we choose for our paths. Ayurveda realizes that each person cannot be cured in the same way and that by understanding the root cause of imbalance in each individual we can find what we each need for ultimate health, happiness, and realization.
I became a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Bodyworker, and PanchaKarma Technician in 2016 after completing my education and internship at the Kanyakumari School of Ayurveda and Yoga. I was drawn to Ayurveda as a means to continue the sacred traditions and healing practices my parents taught to me as a child.
I am currently available for new client dosha analysis, complex imbalance consultations, personalized balance and cleanse plans, Ayurvedic bodywork, and to lecture and teach classes on Ayurveda, food, meditation, movement and various other vedic topics. I am sometimes assisted by Leslie Setzer, a Certified Ayurvedic Health Councilor, Yoga Instructor, and Ayurvedic Bodyworker.
120 min Assessment, 60 min Report of Findings, & 60 min Follow Up Visit
During the initial consultation a doshic assessment is completed as well as a discussion regarding the underlying qualities that are creating imbalance in your life. Questions will include family history, lifestyle and diet, as well as your past and current tendencies. I will also look at your tongue, listen to your pulse, and check you pH via a saliva test. Initial consultations will require 1-2 hours to complete, after which we will schedule our Report of Findings to occur approximately 1-2 weeks from our initial meeting. During the Report of Findings I will provide the doshic percentage I have identified for your natural balance as well as information regarding what imbalance may be causing your current symptoms. I will provide a customized plan to assist you in returning towards balance. I will also answer any questions you have during this time and we will schedule a follow up visit for approximately 3 weeks in the future.
30 min Follow Up Visit or 60 min Follow Up Visit
During the follow up visit we identify changes you are experiencing in your symptoms, and discuss your progress or challenges for your plan. We will also update your plan for new recommendations and/or adjustments if the plan is challenging. We will discuss any new symptoms you may be experiencing. I will answer any questions you may have. Finally we will decide on and schedule our next visit 6-8 weeks or sooner in the future.
Intake Consultation – In Person (30 min), Via Phone (30 min)
New clients require an Intake Consultation to assess and determine which body treatments are appropriate for your state of health and wellness objectives. This meeting helps to ensures that we are a match as practitioner and client, allowing us to know each other before beginning bodywork sessions.
Abhyanga – Two Hands (50 min), Four Hands (50 min)
A warm herbal oil is used to nourish and coat the body. In Sanskrit meaning loving hands, Abhyanga is a deeply relaxing treatment brings nourishment and hydration to the tissues, detoxifies the skin & lymph and brings calmness to the mind. The oil, herbs and essential oils are hand-crafted based on the season, as well as each individual’s unique Doshic body type and symptoms. This popular therapy is beneficial for treatment and tonification of the nervous, circulatory & immune systems.
Marma Massage (50 min)
Marma therapy is an ancient Indian practice whose focus is the manipulation of subtle energy (prana) in the body to support the healing process. Marmas are the vital points in the body where the life force energy is concentrated and are considered to be where the subtle body meets the physical body and consciousness. Marma points are located where the flesh, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet. Knowledge of these points allows the practitioner to influence the flow of energy and remove blockages that may be causing illness. Therapy is given with oiling of skin and touch manipulation of marma points. May be done at anytime.
Shirodhara (50 min)
Continuous pouring of herbal oil over the forehead. Assists recovery from stress, sinus ear and eye issues, allergies, memory loss, insomnia, tinnitus, vertigo and certain types of skin diseases.
Abhyanga/Shirodhara Combo (90 min)
Kati Basti (50 min)
A localized treatment with warm herbal oil. Good for back pain, adrenal fatigue, eye health, thyroid balance, heart strength, and bringing balance to the chakras.
Ayurvedic Facial Marma (30 min)
Herbal creams are applied with gentle circular strokes to enliven the flow within and rejuvenate the senses. It can soothe help grief, stress, anxiety, sinus ear and eye issues.
Nasya (30 min)
An herbal steam inhalation followed by warm herbal oil nose drops. This treatment opens the breath channels, promotes clarity of thought, helps alleviate stiffness in the neck and jaw, headaches, migraines, allergies, snoring.
Karna Purana (30 min)
An outer ear Marma massage followed by warm herbal oil filling the ear. An individual rests on one side and then the second ear. Helpful for head and jaw aches, ringing or ear pain, excess wax and infection.
Five Sense Therapy (180 min)
Combines Abhyanga, Nasya, Gandusha (Oral Oil Swish), Turmeric Eye Smoke and/or Rose Water Eye Drops, and Karna Purana Provides detoxification & relaxation while boosting immunity.
Udvartana (50 min)
Hand-blended herbs & oil are massaged into the skin, using invigorating strokes. The treatment which is hot in potency and infused with herbs that create lightness, dryness, roughness to remove blockages and stiffness, and fat tissue. This oil also ensures that the skin does not become dry and remains soft and supple after the treatment.
Garshana ADD-ON (20 min)
A stimulating and exfoliating treatment using silk gloves. Rids the skin of dead cells and stimulates lymphatic circulation. Often before Abhyanga or Udvartana.
Additional Combinations Available Upon Request
* Abhyanga is not muscular massage. Ayurvedic massage targets the skin and lymph, not muscle fiber. Ayurvedic massage does not fall under the WI State laws on massage therapy.
Anything that you put on the skin, you should be able to put on the tongue. What is applied to the skin enters directly into the bloodstream.
Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or change your appointment anytime with 24 hours advance notice. If notice is not given or for ‘No Call/No Show’, a $50 fee will be charged to your account.
Ayurveda is a holistic complement to western medicine. It is not a substitute for a medical diagnosis or the services of a physician or other licensed health care provider. I invite you to discuss any recommendations with your primary care physician, obstetrician, gynecologist, oncologist, cardiologist, pediatrician, or other board-certified physician. Karmic Flower Ayurveda does not provide conventional medical disease diagnosis or prescription drugs, devices, or substances. Karmic Flower Ayurveda will not advise that anyone discontinue a course of care or prescription drug that was prescribed by a licensed health care professional. The FDA has not evaluated the herbal supplements that may be recommended, and herbal supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.