Our resident treatment specialist is Utkarsh Vyas, born in Gujurat, Northwest India. His journey into massage started unexpectedly in 2007 after a bad spinal injury. Through his personal experience, he was shown how powerful massage is and how much it can positively affect one’s life. Since then he has gained a diploma at the “Bodyology School of massage, London” and continued to study more about bones, muscles, posture and effect of relaxation on the human body. He offers a wide range of treatments and loves to work holistically with people to help them make positive choices about their health and wellbeing.
All massages help to revitalize and rejuvenate the mind and body. Each type of massage has been created from a combination of ancient and modern wisdom and techniques.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE ( 55-85 minutes ) – An experience recommended for those really tense, knotted and painful areas. Using a variety of muscle release techniques, the therapist will work within your pleasure/pain threshold to release and relax chronic tension.
ATERRA FUSION ( 55-85 minutes ) – The signature massage from Aterra – this has been crafted by our specialists to cater to an individual’s personal needs. A fusion of Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Deep tissue, hot stones and Swedish massage techniques are applied to create a massage with a powerful therapeutic effect. A nourishing blend of sunflower and wheat germ oil with a hint of rose is warmed and applied to the skin. Rhythmic flowing movements over the back, neck, shoulders and scalp, release deep seated tension and stress, relieve aches and pains, encourage deep breathing, calm the mind and make you feel at one with your body.
ATERRA TOUCH (same as Aterra Fusion, only back, neck and shoulders) (30 mins)
REFLEXOLOGY ( 55 minutes ) – Reflexology is performed to help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance. It is a myth that reflexology should be painful to be effective, the slightest touch can have a marked effect on a persons overall well being, stimulating reflex points to restore energy flow to the body as a whole.
AROMATHERAPY ( 85 minutes ) – A holistic experience based on the application of carefully blended essential oils in a nourishing vegetable base using lymphatic and pressure point massage techniques to maintain and promote physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Choose from grounding, invigorating, detoxifying, wild rose or stimulating oils, to intensify the therapeutic effects of this age-old treatment.
STONE MASSAGE ( 75 minutes ) – Stone is a deep powerful form of massage, improving posture and circulation. Allow the warmth of hot basalt stones to give a deeper experience creating sensations of comfort and warmth, relaxing and releasing tension. In contrast the cold marble stones help the body to detoxify and heal, helping to strengthen the mind- body connections, leaving you feeling refreshed, energised and rebalanced.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE ( 30 minutes ) – This ancient experience relaxes, tones and eases muscle tension in the neck, head scalp and shoulders. It aids in the elimination of toxins by stimulating circulation, creating a positive energy flow through the chakras leaving you in a state of tranquility and peace.
REIKI HEALING ( 55 minutes ) – Reiki is an empowering yet gentle, hands-on healing technique that promotes a deep level of relaxation and healing on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Reiki uses the universal life force energy to break up energy blockages within the body, allowing healing energy to flow again freely and stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It reduces stress and anxiety and brings the body, mind, emotions and spirit into balance. For many, Reiki opens the door to positive change and can offer support for many types of illnesses.
TAKRAHARA ( 55 minutes ) – A calming experience where cool medicated buttermilk is poured onto the forehead to bring relief to those who suffer from insomnia, depression, hair, scalp psychological and stress related conditions.
SHIRODHARA ( 55 minutes ) – Luke warm herbal oil is poured in an even stream on to the forehead to pacify and revitalise the mind and the body. As well as its intense rejuvenating and anti-aging effects, Shirodhara improves memory, addresses other neurological disorders, and normalises sleep patterns and blood pressure.
ABHYANGA ( 55 minutes ) – A traditional synchronized full body massage given by an experienced Ayurveda therapist using herbal infused Sesame oil. Abhyanga improves physical consistency, sleep patterns and eyesight. It helps to liquefy toxins and induces relaxation, whilst eliminating impurities. Often referred to as an anti ageing therapy.
MUKH LEPA (Face mask) ( 55 minutes ) – For centuries Mukh lepa has been used as a beauty ritual for Indian women. Traditional herbs are used to cleanse, exfoliate, tone and finally hydrate. A specialised dosha specific herbal lepa or mask is applied to the face to bring out the beauty within.
NASYAM ( 30 minutes ) – An instillation of medicated oil into the nostrils. This induces sweating to the upper portion of the body from the shoulders. During this process the areas around the nose, neck and shoulders are massaged continuously. This treatment is highly effective for cleansing of sinuses and treating migraines, chronic colds, headaches and chest congestion.
Many more specialised Ayurvedic therapies are available on request.