Wellness Centre

Ayurveda – The Science of Life.

Ayur means “life” veda means “knowledge”. Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing and is known as the ‘Mother of all healing systems’ because it predates all other healing therapies and natural medicines. It is not merely to treat ailments but a complete philosophy that encourages the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.

Ayurveda is a complete knowledge of life that teaches us how to live in tune with nature. It is truly holistic in the sense that Ayurveda looks at more than simply the physical body when considering the complete health of an individual. We understand that everyone is a unique individual, and as a result, we offer treatments that are right for you and your body type in accordance with the principles of Ayurveda.

Enjoy a renewing body treatment from our Wellness Centre, located in the Garden House on the grounds of the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga. Our goal is to nurture, strengthen and support your journey in wellness care by offering a sanctuary where holistic touch enhances your own healing energies. Ayurveda, India’s ancient science of life and health, integrates body, mind and spirit, restoring balance, harmony and peace of mind. Trained bodywork & Ayurvedic practitioners offer relaxing and rejuvenating sessions.

Contact

Please contact us at (250) 931-2792 or wellness@saltspringcentre.com.

The Wellness Centre is generally open seven days a week.

Ayurvedic Treatments

Celestial Bliss

The ultimate Ayurvedic fusion package. Have it all in this exceptional 2.5 hour session. A luxuriating blend of Abhyanga, Swedana and Shirodhara, for an amazing Ayurvedic experience.
Please read the list of contraindications before booking your treatment, and contact Rajani with any questions.

150 minutes: $200

Swedana

Swedana is derived from the Sanskrit root word ‘swid’ = to sweat, perspire; soften.
An oiling of the entire body using traditional Ayurvedic massage techniques followed by a steam in our cedar steam cabinet. A dusting of organic barley flour and a dry brushing exfoliates and refreshes the skin and completes this treatment. Swedana helps the process of detoxification by inducing sweat, calming the mind and alleviating muscular and joint pain.
Please read the list of contraindications before booking your treatment, and contact Rajani with any questions.

90 minutes: $125
120 minutes: $175

Shiro Abhyanga

One of our most popular treatments. A combination of a Shirodhara and an Abhyanaga, enjoy the full benefits of both a stimulating full body warm oil massage followed by a soothing stream of warm oil over the forehead. A balancing treatment that gives you a sense of calm and peace.

120 minutes: $175

Shirodhara

Shiro = head, dhara = flow. A head, neck, shoulder and foot massage followed by a steady flow of warm sesame oil over the forehead. This treatment is deeply relaxing, soothing and rejuvenating for the nervous system; it helps relieve stress, headaches, insomnia and exhaustion.

60 minutes: $108

Abhyanga

Abhyanga is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘ang’ = movement or motion. A vigorous warm oil Ayurvedic massage that stimulates the lymphatic system, moves prana (life force), relaxes muscles and deeply nurtures the entire being.

90 minutes: $115
*add 30 minute mini facial: $50
*add herbal steam: $30

Pada Abhyanga

Pada = foot, Abhyanga is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘ang’ = movement or motion.
A stimulating massage of the lower legs and feet by activating acupoints. This treatment benefits sore, tired feet, cracked heels, and promotes overall wellness and balance. The benefits of this treatment are similar to Reflexology.

60 minutes: $80

Sole to Soul

A fusion of Pada Abhyanga and Shirodhara to treat your mind and body.
A stimulating warm oil massage of the lower legs and feet (pada), topped with the continuous flow of warm oil to the forehead. Massaging the foot’s various pressure points harmonizes the entire system while the warm oil flow is profoundly relaxing, nourishing.

60 minutes: $95

Pada Divine

A pampering fusion of Pada Abhyanga with a Facial. A stimulating warm oil massage of the lower legs and feet, pared with a cleansing, nurturing mini facial to leave you feeling renewed and energized.

60 minutes: $80

Health Treatments

Massage

A warm oil massage using various massage techniques for relaxation and restoration.

60 minutes: $80
90 minutes: $108
*add 30 minute Shirodhara: $50
*add 30 minute Mini Facial: $50
*add Herbal Steam: $30

Massage Flow

A Massage and Reiki fusion. A warm oil massage blended with a restorative Reiki balancing.

75 minutes: $90

Reiki

A gentle hands-on approach to balance and harmonize one’s energies. Reiki is restorative and nurturing, calms emotional distress and relaxes an overstressed body. It complements other services.

60 minutes: $70
*add 30 minute Mini Facial: $50

Fragrant Flower Facial

We use 100% organic wildcrafted products. The facial begins with a lavender steam, followed by a facial scrub, facial massage and masque. This treatment includes a relaxing hand and foot massage.

60 minutes: $85

Add-Ons

Herbal Steam

Enhance the detoxification and cleansing process with the exquisite experience of a 10 minute steam plus resting time in our cedar cabinet. Similar to savasana in an asana practice, this helps seal in the benefits of your treatment. Allow 30 minutes for this add on. Ask about contraindications.

$30 add-on

Mini Facial Massage

Add this 30 minute facial to any service. Recommended for reiki, abhyanga, pada abhyanga and massages. It includes a gentle cleansing, facial masque and moisturizing of the skin.

$50 add-on

Shirodhara

Add this 30 minute version of our very popular shirodhara to compliment your massage or pada abhyanga.

$50 add-on

 

Chikitsa Shala Wellness Practitioners

Rajani Rock

Rajani was one of the originators of the Chikitsa Shala Wellness Centre and has been practicing bodywork for over 30 years. She holds certification in ayurvedic medicine and therapies through the Ayurvedic Institute, with further certifications in massage, Zero Balancing, Jin Shin Do, shiatsu, reiki, reflexology and yoga teacher training.

Rajani lived at the Salt Spring Centre for 15 years, managing treatments, the organic gardens and the vegetarian kitchen. She is a maker of organic facial and ayurvedic products as well as an end-of-life caregiver.

Tisha Boutler

Tisha’s healing journey began when she was 10 years old with her initiation and commitment to Reiki energy work. She has beenTisha Boulter a certified bodywork practitioner since 1998. Since 2003 she has been upgrading her skills to include Ayurvedic health treatments, Shiatsu and Hot stone massage.

Tisha trusts her client’s organic healing abilities to transform their current condition. She offers a safe and supportive space to enable her clients to integrate their sessions as they choose. A clear intention of honour, love and respect is held throughout her treatments.

 

Chantale Vachon

Chantale specializes in integrating massage with acupressure points to bring about balance and healing. Her nurturing and compassionateChantale touch is deep enough to effectively alleviate sore muscles and gentle enough to bring about complete relaxation.

Chantale has completed a certification in jin shin do/acupressure in 1996. She traveled yearly to India for over a decade to experience and learn various ayurvedic therapies; complementing her training in cranio-sacral, esalen, thai, reiki and hakomi, a body centred psychotherapy.

Pour un service en francais, Chantale se fera plaisir de vous offrir l’espace necessaire a votre detente.

Guidelines

Here are the guidelines for the Chikitsa Shala Wellness Centre.

Reservations

To make an appointment please call us at (250) 931-2792. Please note that some treatments may require 24 hours notice for bookings.

We require full payment or gift certificate number to reserve your appointment.

Check In

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. This allows time to discuss your treatment with your practitioner and enjoy your full treatment time.

If you arrive late, a modified service will be performed if time permits and will end at the scheduled time. Full payment will be charged for late or missed appointments.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and changes are accepted up to 24 hours prior to your appointment time. Less than 24 hours notice will result in a charge of 50% of services selected.

Refunds will not be given for missed appointments, with the exception of emergency situations.

Gratuities

Gratuities can be given directly to the practitioner at the time of your treatment or charged to your credit card by contacting the office.

Our practitioners are professionally trained and are devoted to ensuring that you have a nurturing and pleasant experience. Do not hesitate to bring any concerns or questions to the attention of your practitioner.