Rejuvenate & Replenish
“Ayurveda teaches us to cherish our innate-nature - "to love and honor who we are", not as what people think or tell us, “who we should be.”
― Prana Gogia
Nourish, balance, & calm the nervous system
Ayurvedic oil massage has been practiced for over 5,000 years as a daily self care routine originating in southern India. Science has shown that healthy touch has many biological and psychological benefits—healthy physical touch increases levels of our “feel good” neurotransmitters, such as oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin; it is known to boost immune function and lower blood pressure levels; and, it can lower stress and anxiety and inspire positive thinking.
Soothing herbal infused oils
Warm herbal infused oils are carefully chosen for your session based upon your unique constitution/dosha. We use small batch oils that are traditionally prepared using ancient methods. The herbs are slowly cooked into the oils for days to ignite the healing properties and benefits for a deeply nourishing massage.
Harmonizing with the elements
Ayurveda utilizes five essential elements to bring harmony to the body/mind. Earth, air, fire, water, and ether. Naturally these elements are apart of our being. We each have a unique quality and quantity of each of these elements that make up our constitution/dosha. When any of these elements are in excess or a lack there of, we become imbalanced. Ayurvedic oil massage seeks to encourage and nurture the system back into balance by soothing the muscles, tissues, and joints from the outside - in. After all, skin is the most absorbent organ of the body, meaning that it is crucial that we fortify ourselves with organic, cruelty free, eco friendly, & chemical free skin care practices.
Emerald Lane LMT
My first massage teacher was B. Naga Kumar in southern India who taught me how to truly connect with the energy of the person receiving the work. He also taught me to trust my intuition and that massage is more of a meditation than just technical bodywork. I received my 500 hour certification from Georgia school of massage. My affinity with nature led me to Southern Appalachia where I studied medical plants with master herbalist Patrica Kristi Howell.
My extensive background with dance, yoga, meditation, and movement has given me a sense of awareness that has benefited me as a massage therapist. It has given me the opportunity to share that awareness with others. It is an honor to serve my community through therapeutic touch and breath work.