Ayurvedic herbs are recommended based on the examination of the individual and the basis for health. The right combination of herbs allows the individual herbs to function synergistically. A proper diet is suggested for Herbal Therapy to be effective.
Cupping therapy offers various healing benefits including aiding in promoting blood flow and increasing blood circulation to muscles and tissue. Cupping supplies oxygen to cells, loosens knots and can release and drain excess fluids and toxins.
Gua Sha is a healing therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve circulation. The skin is scraped using short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. Gua Sha is meant to reduce inflammation in the body which is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain.
Initial Consultation: 1 Hour - $65.oo
Follow-Up Consultations: Half Hour - $45.oo
Acupressure, Massage, Bodywork
Herbal Recommendations as appropriate*
Cupping or Gua Sha as needed
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Dr. Andrea Ramsey
“Sophie and I work very well with the patient to blend the best of East and western medicine. She is innovative in her approach to treating clients. Many times she helps me treat tough-to-treat nuero, muscular and gastroenterological problems.
Each client has a one on one consul and evaluation so the treatment plan that client receives is very specific to their needs. ”
Acupressure, Massage, Bodywork
Accupressure uses precise finger placement and pressure over specific points along the body to relieve the body’s pain and medical conditions. Pressure is applied to the key points of the body (also referred to as trigger points). The idea behind applying the pressure to these trigger points is to bring the body back to its natural balance.
Reflexology is the gentle manipulation or pressing on specific reflex points on the foot to induce a healing response in corresponding organs and areas of the body. Reflexology can help to clear any channels of blocked energy through moving the flow of blood, nutrients and nerve impulses to ultimately improve overall health and balance.
Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead. The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow). Shirodhara is meant to balance and stabilize the mind, alleviate anxiety, reduce headaches and expand awareness.
Abhyanga is a full body, warm oil massage that increases circulation, tones muscles, calms nerves, improves elimination of impurities from the body, gives softer/smoother skin and provides and deeper sleep at night. Abhyanga provides the means for transdermal absorption of the healing qualities of the material used in the massage.
“Sophie is a wonderful Ayurvedic Practitioner. Sophie has provided relief and resolve of many ailments including low back pain, muscle spasms , fatigue and insmnia without the use of medications, providing an alternative for those who prefer holistic medicine. Reflexology is one of my favorite healing services offered! Her practice is an asset to the medical field! ”
Panchakarma is a purifying and strengthening treatment consisting of a prescribed Ayurvedic diet, Abyhanga (medicated warm oil massage), an eye treatment and an enema. In this regard the Panchakarma purification can be seen as a preliminary to rejuvenation. The contraindication is anemic, feeling week and debilitated. Pancha Karma is most beneficial when done in March/April and September/October. *Do not do Panchakarma if you are pregnant.
Netra Basti (Eye Treatment)
Netra Basti is a restorative therapeutic treatment for the eyes. Netra means “eyes” and basti is the Sanskrit word meaning “to bathe” or “cleanse.” This extraordinary treatment is conducted by using organic dough to create a barrier around the eyes, followed by filling the space within the barrier with luke-warm ghee (clarified butter). The client then performs a series of exercises with their eyes open. Netra Basti has been known to assist with the following conditions: tension and migraine headaches, dry/itchy eyes, relief from allergies, eye strain, eye socket tension/twitches/squinting, dark circles, etc.
Kansa is a 6,000 year old Ayurvedic practice. The therapy is conducted using a bronze tool, which is massaged over the face and/or feet. This therapy tones and tightens skin, helps with congestion, calms inflammation, helps with lymph drainage, and draws acidity away from the skin.