By Rachel Grunwell
Awaken your senses to a new style of massage – ayurvedic massage is great for your skin and well-being.
Massage should be a weekly ritual and regarded as a necessity, not a luxury. It reinvigorates and nourishes the skin, eases stress and tension, and promotes better sleep, all of which help to put the brakes on ageing.
Ayurvedic healing originated in India 5,000 years ago, but you don’t need to travel far for this exotic experience. If you’re in Auckland, then try Spa Ayurda (www.spaayurda.co.nz), where staff specialise in holistic treatments.
They use products so natural that they vow you can eat them! This place is all about rejuvenating your mental, physical and spiritual well-being. The treatments are individualised and therapists are not mean with the oils (using up to 120ml).
Spa Ayurda founder Rippan Sandhu says their practice is linked heavily to yoga. But while yoga is all about the soul, their massages are all about the body. She promises clients get “an authentic skin-to-soul experience”.