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What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a complete natural health care system that has been around for over 5,000 years. Ayurveda’s literal meaning is “the Science of Life”. Knowledge of Ayurveda in today’s world is essential as it is aimed at the preservation of health and prevention of disease by establishing balance through nutrition, herbs, meditation, Ayurvedic treatments and daily/seasonal routines. Ayurvedic science provides knowledge to help unfold the reality beyond the physical body. Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences. Ayurveda deals mostly with the health of the physical body while Yoga, the science of the mind, deals more with purifying the mind and consciousness. The two complement each other and together act to achieve harmony of the Body, Mind and Spirit – which is the essence of true health.
· L.M.T. & Ayurvedic Practitioner
Originally from Northeastern Washington, Tonya was raised on a hundred sixty acre farm and moved to Hood River in 2008. In her free time she enjoys dancing, yoga, hiking, snowboarding, and music.
After receiving her first massage at age 15, she was inspired to help people through alternative medicine. Tonya graduated from Northwest Noetic School of Massage in Spokane, WA in 2006. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Injury Rehab and Relaxation massage. Since becoming a massage therapist, Tonya has been fortunate enough to work in many different settings, including Physical Therapy, Salon/Spa, as well as assisted in managing a spa in 2010. In 2011, she became interested in Ayurveda and took Ayurvedic wellness courses at Kerala Ayurveda Academy in Seattle, WA. Once Tanya opened the door to Ayurveda, she felt that she had found her dharma. Tanya is happy and blessed to use the knowledge she’s learned to help the community learn more about this amazing natural way of life.
Ayurvedic Assessments: This is a 1 hour session that includes a doshic quiz, recommendations on foods, herbs, life style, and daily routines that are beneficial according to our predominate dosha. This assessment will help balance out the doshas as well as create harmony throughout the body, mind and spirit. $55
Abhyanga: A 1 hour heated oil massage. The oils used have over 9 different herbs infused in them. Abhyanga has all the great benefits of western massage as well as helps balance the doshas, increases the softness of the skin, increases vitality and decreases stagnation in the body. $75
Shirodhara: A 30 minute continuous stream of medicated oil to the forehead. This treatment is great for stress management, relaxation of the mind, head aches, insomnia and most hair and scalp problems such as hair loss, dandruff etc. This treatment also leaves the hair feeling very smooth and luxurious! $45
Udvartana: A 45 minute body exfoliation. This treatment uses organic herbal paste to exfoliate the skin as well as promote weight loss. The powders used help to take the adipose (fat) tissue in the body and move it through the system so that it gets disposed properly. $55