Spa Massage and Ayurvedic Bodywork

January 10, 2014    BY Hilary Garivaltis

Spa massage gives you a calming, relaxing, luxurious experience. Ayurvedic bodywork can also do this, but its main focus is to loosen and remove excess dosha or toxins stuck deep in the body. Both types of bodywork are therapeutic, Hilary says. She describes how ayurvedic bodywork is traditionally done sequentially, in a series of treatments, but she says that after even one session of ayurvedic bodywork, clients feel floating, light, and peaceful for days due to its cleansing and unblocking effects. The oils used are a key element.

Hilary Garivaltis
Hilary Garivaltis, former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, has more than 12 years of experience in teaching Ayurvedic daily living tools and Ayurvedic therapy techniques. She received her training at the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine with advanced training in India from the Rishikesh College of Ayurveda and the Jiva Institute. She continues to train with the world’s leading teachers in the United States and in India.