Tucson's Ayurveda and Wellness


Here at Tucson's Ayurveda and Wellness we offer Ayurvedic Therapies such as stress reducing Massage, Bliss Therapy, Oil over the Forehead, Steam Therapy, and Panchakarma.  Please call us at 520-883-9499 for more information or to make an appointment.

Therapeutic Massage (Abhyanga)

Applying oil to the body nurtures the client with love through the medium of oil. This is an oily lymphatic massage that is light to medium pressure and is based upon the five elements of Ayurveda.   Abhyanga can give a deep feeling of stability and warmth.  Sessions are Dual or Single therapist for a 1 hour massage.

  • Nourishes the entire body—decreases the effects of aging
  • Imparts muscle tone and vigor to the tissues of the body
  • Imparts a firmness to the limbs
  • Lubricates the joints
  • Increases circulation
  • Stimulates the internal organs of the body
  • Assists in elimination of impurities from the body
  • Moves the lymph, aiding in detoxification
  • Increases stamina
  • Calms the nerves
  • Benefits sleep—better, deeper sleep
  • Enhances vision
  • Makes hair (scalp) grow luxuriantly, thick, soft and glossy
  • Softens and smooths skin; wrinkles are reduced and disappear
  • Pacifies Vata and Pitta and stimulates Kapha

“The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to accidental injuries, or strenuous work. By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch, trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age” 

Charaka Samhita, Sutrasthana

$165 Oil Massage Therapy - 60 minutes

Warm Oil Stream Over Forehead (Shirodhara)

Ayurveda's Most Popular Therapy
Experience the most divine ancient Ayurvedic ritual to rest and calm the mind -Shirodhara. A steady flow of warm oil onto the forehead stimulates the pituitary gland, or "third-eye." This is one of the most divine therapies, awakening your body’s intuitive knowledge."Shiro," means head, and "dhara" is the continuous flow of a liquid. In this process, warm herbal oils, milk or buttermilk, or decoctions are poured in a slow steady stream on your forehead. This treatment is profoundly relaxing, nourishing. It will improve your  mental clarity and comprehension. It treats the mind and nervous system while managing any type of head trauma, headaches, sinus congestion, worry, anxiety, insomnia, stress, fatigue and many conditions of vata or of the head region.  Treatments can range from 20 to 40 minutes.

These benefits are further enhanced after a massage or Abhyanga, when the body is already relaxed and in a receptive state.

  • Stimulates the 3rd eye and crown chakras, and awakens intuition and inner wisdom
  • Relieves stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia through natural serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin release
  • Helps mental focus and concentration
  • Balances VATA DOSHA
  • Works on the cerebral system, helps to relax the nervous system, and balances the 'Praan Vaayu' (life force energy) around the head
  • Improves the sensitivity of five senses
  • Reduces and relieves migraine headaches
  • Decreases hair loss and fatigue and makes one calm and refreshed
  • Deeply relaxes mind and body
  • Releases negative emotions and thought patterns.
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Rejuvenates the entire face and softens worry lines
  • Heightens the senses
  • Increases spiritual awareness
  • Pacifies vata reducing anxiety, restlessness, irritability, nervousness, fear & excessive thinking
  • Improves mental focus and concentration.

$160 Warm Oil Stream Over Forehead - approx 30 minutes

Steam Therapy (Svedana)

Svendana in Sanskrit means heat therapy, useful in treating conditions of cold, stiff, dryness, or pain.  This is a nice herbal steam used typically after a massage for the purpose of sweating and detoxifying.  The herbal steam increases the body temperature causing the channels to open, dilate, and increase circulation.  As the client relaxes on the massage table a tent infuses herbal steam over the body.  Shower facilities are available for use afterwards.  Herbal Steam Infusion - detox sweat, 15 to 30 minutes.

  • Balances Vata and Kapha humors in the body
  • Detaches toxins; expels them through the tiny pores of the skin along with sweat
  • Increases circulation; reduces inflammation
  • Revitalizes and rejuvenates the skin
  • Improves digestion
  • Removes waste matter (ama)
  • Acts on fat tissues
  • Relieves stress
  • Eases sore muscles

$80 Steam Therapy - approx 20 minutes

Bliss Therapies Package

(Massage, Warm Oil Over Forehead, Steam Therapy)

This two-hour therapy is a combination of abhyanga (massage), shirodhara (oil therapy), and swedana (steam) that takes the mind, body, and spirit on an inner journey of relaxation and mental purification. Each therapy includes meditation and rest. By creating deep relaxation, promoting energy flow, and purifying the body/mind, Ayurvedic Bliss Therapy encourages a deep remembering of well-being and peace that supports the healing process and connection to Spirit. The  Bliss Therapy can be done without an Ayurvedic consultation. 

  • Eliminates imbalances of the head, neck, eyes, ears and nose
  • Dissolves stress and its ill effects on nervous system
  • Relieves insomnia, fatigue, tension, anxiety, anger, headaches, hypertension, asthma, depression, hair loss and stress
  • Rejuvenates the endocrine system, supporting hormonal balancing
  • Invigorates the body and mind and heightens the senses
  • Disperses negative electrical impulses that accumulate along the scalp and hairline due to stress
  • Rejuvenates the entire face and softens worry lines
  • Opens the third eye and increases intuition and activates spiritual awareness
  • Activates the pituitary, pineal and hypothalamus glands
  • Regulates mood and stimulates cognitive memories
  • Stimulates the 6th & 7th chakras which regulate our breathing patterns
  • Gives deep mental relaxation
  • Renews the sweetness of life

$330 Three-Part Bliss Therapy Package - 120 minutes
(Massage, Warm Oil Over Forehead, Steam Therapy)

Facial Massage and Oil Nose Drops (Nasya)

Nasya is inhalation of medicated oils designed for the nasal passage way.  Nasya can be used for any doshic imbalance from the neck and upwards.  This is a nice relaxing facial massage combined with warm cloth over the face that is infused with essential oil such as eucalyptus and rosemary to open the sinuses.  Following the massage is the administration of a few drops of oil in each nostril.  The massage activates the marma points (similar to acupressure points) on the face and neck.  The purpose of nasya is to cleanse and tonify the sinuses and nasal passages.  This treatment is extremely helpful for imbalances such as headache, worry, anger, stress, insomnia, depression, allergies, brain fog, and memory difficulty.  Facial massage & medicated nose oil administration, 45-60minutes.

$145 Facial Massage and Nasal Oil Administration - 60 minutes

Light Touch Energic/Pranic Touch Therapies (Reiki and Craniosacral)

Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing art over 3000 years old. “Rei” means universal and “Ki” means Chi - life force. So Reiki means “Universal Life Force Energy.” A session of Reiki/Crainosacral involves the Reiki practitioner placing the hands on the (chakras)the seven major energy centers in the body. By balancing these energy centers the body can begin to heal on a physical and emotional level. A Reiki session is done fully clothed on a massage table for 45 to 60 minutes. The crainosacral is incorporated with the Reiki session. The practitioner mainly works with the cranial and sacral bones and the little wind in-between, “Spirit”. The cranial work is also a light touch and holds for three to five minutes in each position. Crainosacral is excellent for head traumas, freeing the movement of cerebral spinal fluid. It is useful in cases of depression, anxiety, insomnia, TMJ, anger, headaches, fatigue, and it helps restore a sense of stability and calm.

$97 Reiki and CranioSacral Therapy Session - 60 minutes

Pedi Karma - Holistic Healing for Feet

Enjoy this relaxing and deeply healing Feet therapy at Tucson’s Ayurveda and
Wellness. We'll offer deep healing to your legs and feet from the knee joints down. The entire body, including the internal organs, can be accessed via the
nerve endings on the feet. Pedi Karma is a gentle and sensitive healing foot therapy with herbal oil or ghee using predominantly soft circular motions and massaging considering Marma points in that area.

Pedi Karma leaves the feet feeling soft, supple, and alive.  One feels balanced from head to toe, ready to meet the world, refreshed.  Clearer and calmer from deep rest and a feast of touch experiences, every client is sure to step away from the treatment with a relaxed, smiling expression on their face.

It is combined with a unique Kansa Vataki bowl therapy, made in India, combines three therapeutic metals:

  • Copper - relieves pain, inflammation, arthritis
  • Zinc - boosts immune system, digestion, good for diabetes
  • Tin - relieves headaches and insomnia

Who benefits from Receiving Pedi Karma treatments? People who feel more busy than they want to be, people who feel stressed or anxious, workers who stand for long periods of time, people who work at or around computers or strong electro-magnetic energies often.

Benefits of Pedi Karma
  • Soaking the feet in a deep, warm, and aromatic Himalayan salts foot bath
  • Alleviate stress and produces a sense of well-being over the entire body
  • Improves blood circulation and helps in preventing varicose veins
  • Massaging the Marma points (Ayurvedic vital energy points) and their associated reflexology areas
  • Helpful for insomnia, mental stress and depression
  • Reduces swelling and soreness in lower legs
  • Very effective method of foot care in diabetic people
  • Relieves leg and foot tension
  • Opens flow of Prana (life force) in lower limbs
  • Promotes deep restful sleep
  • Cools the mind and calms high-Pitta (Type A) personalities
  • Grounds us on back on Earth, calming Vata flightiness
  • Great relief for Restless Leg Syndrome

$65 Pedi Karma Session - 30 minutes


Panchakarma is a very profound healing therapy employed in Ayurvedic Medicine.  It is typically used to unlock and dispose of deep seated disease from the body.  Pancha Karma eradicates disease at the root cause.  See our page on Panchakarma for more information.

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