For authentic Ayurveda, Surya Spa is highly recommended
All of the treatments available at Surya Spa are based on the Ayurvedic tradition. Here, Martha Soffer, Ayurvedic Therapist, Chef and Panchakarma Specialist, brings her knowledge of Ayurveda to a western audience.
As you enter the spa, you are instantly surounded by the healing fragrances of oils that have been specially prepared for your dosha (body-type). You can instinctively feel that Martha has lived and studied Ayurvedic medicine for many years. She pours her knowledge and strength into the preparation of the herbs and into the entire series of treatments. My treatment began with Pizzi Marma– warm oil massaged over marma points. Next is Panda Swedana-medicated herbal rice pouches applied to the body to relax the nervous system. Then, I moved to a steam box outside to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere surrounded by trees for the Swedana treatment. This treatment included fresh Eucalyptus steam (for expelling toxins out of the body). Next was Shirodara– a continuous flow of oil poured on the forehead. This treatment places you into a state of calm and nourishes the nervous system. Each of the therapies were recommended for my individual body type and provided nourishment to help build ojas (immunity).
My experience was educational and relaxing. If you would like to be treated with traditional Ayurvedic herbs, oils and principles I would highly recommend visiting Surya Spa.