At ChayaVeda we go the extra mile to make sure that you have the massage experience that you're looking for, and that it is appropriate for you and your goals and fulfills our mission to offer valuable personalized and profound healing experiences that inspire our clients to attain a healthy and purposeful life.
We view massage as an integral part of your healthcare plan, and are here to assist with your self-care in a supportive and relaxing environment and can make any event more nourishing and relaxing, providing an experience for everyone to always remember.
Routine massage is recommended to help ease pain, promote better circulation, and decrease stress, and with its cumulative effects and benefits we will provide discount package plans for our frequent flyers and mobile events for 3 or more people.
We are a small private practice with a deeply soothing and relaxing studio in Gainesville and we offer private calls for 2 or more, events, or corporate chair massage and personal and group transformative wellness programs.
Chaya is also certified in senior and geriatric massage therapy and offer rejuvenating wellness services for people with disabilities and special needs.
Our Ayurvedic Consultation and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy and Bodywork modalities work synergistically for more focused healing and are tailored to each individual for optimal outcomes. (see below)
SWEDISH MASSAGE is a restorative and soothing full body massage that stimulates energy flow, releases tension and balances and purifies the body and mind.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE incorporates myofascial release and therapeutic massage, using firm pressure to penetrate connective tissue and release deep blockages and tension that is also relaxing and nurturing.
Chaya is also certified in Strain-Counter-Strain and Positional Release Technique, which are the original Ortho-Bionomy and Alexandria Myotherapy, known as “spontaneous release positioning” and based upon osteopathic principles. This technique facilitates the body’s natural self-healing and self-regulating responses and is incorporated into her style of massage therapy.
60 or 90 minutes: $70/$99
10% discounted frequent flyer packages: 4/1 month or 12/6 months and paid in advance
Mobile Wellness Services come to you: 60 minute service: $90, 90 minute service: $125 (2 session minimum).
(Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage add $15-one hour only, Garshana: full body silk glove exfoliation add on $25-see more about Ayurvedic services below)
Mobile events scheduled for a party of 3 or more receive 10% savings.
"I have benefited so much from Chaya as a massage therapist. She took extra time to find and work on problem areas. I have never gotten so much from any single session. A short series and I was rejuvenated." David Atherton, Scientist, Valdosta, Georgia
"Best massage ever! Chaya is a wonderful massage therapist, very knowledgeable and great energy. Do yourself a favor and book an Ayurvedic massage with her to feel completely rejuvenated and deeply relaxed. Highly recommend!" Maisa Macchia Roberts, Program Director, Conference Producer, Oldsmar, Florida
Ayurvedic Consultation is a thorough assessment using pulse and tongue diagnosis along with Ayurvedic analysis, your Ayurvedic Constitution (dosha assessment) will be determined, and information provided about its strengths and challenges, as well as imbalances that may contribute to the process of disease, as well as introducing methods to manage and reverse them.
Ayurvedic education that addresses overall health and well-being, as well as alleviating longstanding issues and imbalances will be reviewed.
Ayurvedic health plans are personalized according to your Ayurvedic constitution (dosha), age, condition and goals and include Nutrition and Digestion assessment and food plans. Contempletive and stress reducing practices and other lifestyle modifications, Ayurvedic treatments and yoga therapy may also be discussed.
90 minutes: $108
Follow up 60 minutes: $65
Ayurvedic Health Coaching package is available following initial consultation
Weekly 50 minutes: $55 4/1 month or 12/6 months and paid in advance
"This is probably the first appointment I've experienced that sounds very promising for my future."
"I just thought I would write and give you an update and a huge thank you. I've been off prescription medications now for about two weeks and continuing to follow your plan (mostly)...so even though you are not a doctor, you're the only one who has been able to come up with a plan that has turned things around for me, so thank you very much!" Ken Willa, Software Developer, Jacksonville, Florida
Ayurvedic Consultation, Health Consultation, Health Coaching
Our AYURVEDIC CONSULTATION and AYURVEDIC YOGA THERAPY and BODYWORK MODALITIES work synergistically for more focused healing and are tailored to each individual for optimal outcomes.
AYURVEDIC BODY TREATMENTS are personalized according to dosha and current condition. Sessions begin with brief constitutional assessment, client intake and evaluation, and except for Marma Therapy, are completed with a hot towel compress.
Discounted frequent flyer packages available: 4/1 month or 12/6 months and paid in advance
GARSHANA is a silk glove massage that exfoliates the skin and stimulates lymphatic flow and drainage. It is a preparation for the Abhyanga massage and is offered in this combination. and may be added to other treatments when indicated.
ABHYANGA MASSAGE is a rhythmic full-body massage that promotes arterial and lymphatic circulation and drainage that facilitates cleansing, rejuvenation, and deep relaxation. The heated Ayurvedic oils are selected according to your dosha and condition.
60 minute abhyanga: $85 or 75 minute garshana/abhyanga combination: $110
SHIRODHARA is good for brain health and nourishment, and soothing and calming the nervous system, by synchronizing brain waves, stilling the mind, enhancing blood circulation to the brain, nourishing the hair and scalp and aiding in the release of stress and tension, it is energizing yet relaxing.
Session includes a massage to the head neck and face followed by warm Ayurvedic oil poured in a gentle stream onto the forehead.
45 minutes: $70
Usually combined with abhyanga massage 105 minutes: $145
VISHESH is a vigorous, stimulating massage activates circulation, breaks up toxic adhesions, stimulates lymphatic flow and guides impurities out of the body. Warm Ayurvedic herbalized oil, selected according to your Ayurvedic constitution and condition are used.
60 minutes: $95 or combined with shirodhara 105 minutes: $160
UDVARTANA is a stimulating massage and body scrub with herbal powders and warm oils to powerfully exfoliate and deeply detoxify the tissues, recommended in Ayurveda for purification, weight loss, lymphatic drainage, circulation, musculoskeletal problems, and deep detoxification.
60 minutes: $115 combined with herbal steam (swedana) 90 minutes: $155
MARMA CHIKITSA is tailored to the unique needs of the client as per their constitution, age, condition, and belief system. Marma points are vital energy points on the body, similar to shiatsu points and are used as a diagnostic tool and for healing on every level, affecting body, mind and consciousness.
Marmani will either be stimulated or calmed, purified and balanced, providing increased circulation, nourishment, relaxation, and ultimately open the doorway deeper consciousness, clear perception, awareness and healing. The session will include light or deep pressure to specific points with essential oils, gem stones, vibrational tuning, and Chakra Balancing, tailored to the needs of the individual.
60 minutes: $70
KATI BASTI is deeply nourishing to the spine and relaxing to the body and mind. It is a useful treatment of back, kidney, adrenal, excretory and urinary conditions. A well made of flour is placed around the spine and then filled with warm Ayurvedic herbalized oil, selected according to your Ayurvedic constitution and condition.
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JANU BASTI is the same procedure done on the knees. The herbal oil used in the procedure lubricates and maintains integrity of the structures involved in the knee joint.
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FULL BODY CLAY MASK has been used for thousands of years with a variety of healing and beauty benefits including their anti-inflammatory properties.Mud and its minerals can help alleviate aches and muscle pains. Another mud mask advantage is the soothing effect, and its minerals, including sodium, magnesium and potassium, have on the skin. The benefits are enhanced with the addition of Ayurvedic herbs in right combination with a variety of clays and powerful and potent herbal extracts, as recommended by Ayurveda, to make the final product used for this treatment effective and long lasting. Add a full body clay mask to an Abhyanga Massage for a deeply cleansing and nourishing treatment.
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NASYA (herbalized oil nose drops), Removes impurities from the sinuses, head and neck, and balances prana and energy.
NASYA (nose)/SANS (Sagittal Sinus Abhyanga Nasya, Nasya) Treatment is used as a sinus/allergy treatment that also balances energy and promotes clarity. It is a full head, neck, shoulder, and face massage, followed by aromatic full body steam and Ayurvedic nose drops prepared according to your needs, that clear impurities from the head and neck, open sinuses, and lymphatic system and stimulating detoxification and energy flow.
The procedure relieves neck pain, removes impurities from the sinuses, head and neck, strengthening the nasal passages, and balancing the nervous system and is effective for sinus congestion and allergies, promotes vitality, as it balances the nervous system.
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URO ir HRIDAYA BASTI is an oil bath on the heart and chest region to nourish and strengthen the heart. The procedure is effective for cardiac health, improves circulation and respiration, relieves deep seated stress, anger and grief and provides a sense of peace and happiness.
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SWEDANA (fomentation therapy) or sweating is done as the main treatment procedure for various vata vyadhi or as a pre-operative procedure for panchakarma depending upon your condition.
Swedana stimulates sweat glands to increase perspiration and circulation. It alleviates vitiated vata and kapha dosha. It helps to reduce pain, stiffness, heaviness and coldness in the body and indicated in asthma, cough, running nose, sinusitis, flatulence, constipation, heaviness, stiffness, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, spasticity and various vata vyadhi like paralysis, osteoarthritis, low back ache, etc.
One should not undergo swedana if you are dehydrated, feeling thirsty and weak, suffering from very dry skin, dizziness, ascites, inflammation of the skin, edema, fever, anemia and jaundice, after consumption of alcohol and women should not undergo swedana during pregnancy and menstruation.
During panchakarma, sweating treatment is usually given after fat administration with internal oleation or Snehana therapy by a special protocol called purvakarma. Details are specific to the person's needs and provided during Ayurvedic Consultation. These two are administered as preparation to Panchakarma therapy. In some cases, Sweating treatment is administered as a stand alone treatment for imbalances of Vata and Kapha.
Sweating therapy is adapted to suit the needs of each individual, combined with proper herbs and applied with consideration to the imbalance, season, and organ affected to be effective.
Other forms of Swedana utilized as indicated by your practitioner, usually as part of a wellness health program or immersion (see above):
Pinda Sweda a bolus is prepared with herbs or pastes and heated to induce sweating. Aching joints and muscles are massaged vigorously with warm herbal bags, draining toxins and giving relief to pain and tension in the affected areas, relieving musculoskeletal problems like rheumatoid arthritis. We offer a variety of pinda sweda according to what is indicated.
Nadi Sweda steam is generated by boiling specific herbalized liquids in a pot. The pot is attached with a pipe for the steam to flow towards the body. We use a seated steam box to provide this treatment. A cold compress is applied to the head, and other areas which are to remain cool.
Upanaha Sweda sweating is induced with a paste, bandage or poultice according to indications.
AYURVEDIC YOGA THERAPY is a holistic and therapeutic application of yoga for wellness that can include assisted postures, breathing and meditation according to your Ayurvedic constitution and condition, offering guidance that is specific for you and your individual needs. Sessions begin with a brief client intake and evaluation and end with guided relaxation and integration. Combine with Ayurvedic Consultation (above) for a deeper health boost.
RESTORATIVE YOGA NIDRA, DEEP RELAXATION & GUIDED MEDITATION Utilizes breathing and guided imagery that provide deep rest, rejuvenation and clarity, that balances the brain and the nervous system, rejuvenating and healing on all levels of the body, mind and spirit to experience a natural state of deep calm and peace.
NEUROMUSCULAR RE-EDUCATION Learn to move without pain, increase awareness of movement patterns, abdominal strength, muscular control and capacity, joint flexibility and the power of the breath deepening the mind/body connection. Routines can be adapted to be gentle enough for beginners or sophisticated enough to challenge the superfit, as well as a thoughtful approach to working out.
60 minutes: $75, 90 minutes: $108
Our world renown 200 hour professional teacher training meets one weekend per month September through May.
For more information about becoming a Certified ChayaVeda Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher click below.
Ayurvedic health plans are personalized according to your Ayurvedic constitution (dosha), age, condition and goals.
3 Body Treatments
3 Yoga Therapy Sessions
2 follow ups
1 cooking class
4 Yoga Therapy Sessions
"Chaya is a gifted and experienced Ayurvedic practitioner. I have been working with her for over 2 years and she has helped me with chronic health issues that others were unable to address. I would highly recommend her!" Dawn Kronholm, Occupational Therapist, Gainesville, FL
We understand unanticipated events happen occasionally. In our desire to be effective and fair to all clients 24 hour notice is required for rescheduling or cancelling. Less is a no show and you will be responsible for the full amount of your appointment. If you arrive late, your session may be shortened to accommodate others whose appointments follow. Regardless of the length of the treatment, you will be responsible for the full session.
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