Burke Williams Introduces Ayurvedic Body Treatments
Written By: Tamara Philips Burke Williams
When you’re in need of an escape from the everyday grind, Burke Williams is a must-visit for a top notch massage therapy experience. And this month, the spa takes R&R to a new level with the introduction of new services that have been in existence for over 5, 000 years: Ayurvedic Body Treatments
In Ayurveda, health is defined as the state of balance between mind, body, and environment—and with traditional herbal blends and warm aromatherapeutic essential oils, these Indian inspired body treatments will give you the peaceful experience of calming the mind, balancing the three doshas, and creating a profound sense of bliss and contentment.
You’ll let your senses choose between the three essential oils offered with a smell of each (dosha). Burke Williams has partnered with Shankara skin care products to create the ultimate calming experience, using some of the purest Ayurvedic aromatherapeutic essential oils in the world. In fact, these oils are made in India and are 100 percent organic, paraben, alcohol, and chemical free. You’ll love this experience from head to toe with the use of the essential oils, and in mind and body as well, knowing that 100 percent of Shankara’s net profits fund global non-profit humanitarian projects.
The Shirodhara treatment offers an essential oil-filled massage that will transport you out of the monotony of your everyday. It’s a traditional Ayurvedic treatment that calms the central nervous system and integrates the mind and body to achieve a heightened state of awareness, relaxation, and contentment. If you’re looking for a deep tissue or a swedish-type massage, then this may not be for you. The Shirodhara is an extremely gentle and peaceful experience.
The treatment begins with the warm oil, and ends with the Shirodhara, which is a constant and gentle stream of oil poured over the third eye (essentially your forehead for all of the Ayurveda newbies out there) that soothes and provides mental clarity. You’ll feel the oil begin at the top of your head and slowly make its way past each follicle on your head to eventually cover your hair in its entirety. By the end of the treatment, you’re literally covered from head to toe in oil. A gentle chime marks the end.
However, just because your 80-minute treatment may end there, doesn’t mean it’s the end of your spa day escape. Be sure to utilize all the amenities Burke Williams offers like the jacuzzi, sauna, and mist room.
Native Knowledge: As aforementioned, you’ll be covered in oil entirely after the Shirodhara treatment. Be sure to put that oil to work in your hair in the sauna after. The heat-oil combo will moisturize and nourish your hair.
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