Shining Wellness Ayurvedic Services

Ayurvedic services include: consultations, abhyanga (Ayurvedic massage) and other traditional treatments such as Shirodhara.  See below for further details and how to make an appointment.

Shining Wellness Ayurvedic Services

Ayurvedic Consultation

During an ayurvedic consultation your unique constitution is determined and imbalances in the body are identified with the aim of finding the root cause. This is done through questioning and physical examination which includes (but is not limited to) feeling the pulse and looking at the nails and the tongue. Individualised recommendations are given which include diet modifications, lifestyle changes and herbal medicines (if needed). Ayurvedic therapies, such as abhyanga, may also be recommended.

  • Ayurvedic Consultation

    60-90 Minute Consultation


Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Massage)

Abhyanga is ayurvedic massage using warm medicated oils. These oils are infused with medicinal herbs. The healing oil selected for the massage is chosen based on your ayurvedic constitution (prakruti) and your body’s needs at the time (vikruti). Abhyanga is nourishing and soothing for the whole body. It not only works on the physical level but assists in the flow of energy in the body by incorporating massage of certain marma points and meridians (energy points and energy channels in the body respectively). Other benefits of abhyanga include:

  • Stimulation of the lymphatic system
  • Stress reduction
  • Soothing and calming for the nervous system
  • Nourishing the body
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Assisting in maintaining the health of the nerves and preventing skin dehydration through the application of the oil.
  • Initial Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Massage)

    70 Minute Treatment

  • Standard Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Massage)

    60 Minute Treatment



Shirodhara is a treatment unique to Ayurveda. Shiro means head and dhara means constant flow. This luxurious and relaxing treatment involves warm oil being poured over the forehead in a constant stream. This has a very soothing and calming impact on the body, mind and nervous system bringing about deep states of relaxation.  Shirodhara is often used to help relieve fatigue, anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia. Shirodhara is also used to treat:

  • Headaches and tension
  • Jet lag
  • Vata and pitta imbalances
  • Hypertension
  • Hair loss

Other benefits of shirodhara include:

  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Bringing a sense of renewed energy
  • Balancing the hormones
  • Nourishing the scalp and hair

Please note

  • An initial ayurvedic consultation is required before booking in for shirodhara.
  • One litre of oil is used during the shirodhara. After the treatment, this oil will be given to you to use for further shirodharas and/or self-massage. 
  • Shirodhara

    60 minute treatment

    $110 (including price of the oil)

Other Therapies

Kati Basti

Kati means lower back and basti means ‘to hold’ or container. In this treatment, the basti is a ring made of dough which holds warm medicated oil on the lower back. This healing oil is absorbed in the lower back region, relieving pain, inflammation and tension. Kati basti helps to reduce muscle spasms and rigidity in the lower back region and brings strength and nourishment to the connective tissue, joints, ligaments and nerves. It is used to treat:

  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoporosis
  • Degenerative spine changes

Hridaya basti

Hridaya means heart. In Hridaya basti the dough ring is positioned over the back of the heart chakra and warm medicated oil is placed inside. Hridaya basti assists in:

  • Balancing the emotions in the heart, bringing about a sense of happiness and warmth
  • Relieving stress
  • Improving breathing and circulation of the blood

Greeva basti

Like kati basti, however, the warm medicated oil is held on the neck (greeva) and absorbs into the muscles, nerves and tissues to relieve pain. Greeva basti is used to treat:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Tension headaches
  • Migraine
  • Torticollis

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