Special Guest Practitioner: Cory Tixier
Available by appointment from Nov 24–Dec 12. To book an appointment, inquire at the reception desk, call 212-929-0585, ext. 88, or e-mail Spa@iyiny.org.
During your consultation, you and Cory will discuss your physical and mental health concerns in great detail. In Ayurveda we believe that we are a result of our environment, our relationships with foods, and even our thoughts, so it is important to know each individual as completely as possible. Your initial consultation is a means of getting to know you in order to understand your unique and relative situation. Your individual Ayurvedic constitution (prakruti) will be determined, as well as your current state of dis-ease or imbalance (vikruti). On the basis of that paradigm, you will be given guidelines and therapies to begin your journey to health.
From this evaluation, we will create a treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs. Chikitsa is the Sanskrit term for therapy, and your personalized Ayurvedic chikitsa may include a combination of the following:
- Nutrition and diet guidelines and education
- Personal herbal formulas
- Powerful breath work
- Body therapies
- Detailed daily routine
- Yoga and exercise routine
Initial Consultation: 75 minutes, $150
Follow-up: 30 minutes, $85
ACTIVATE YOUR INNER PHARMACY
Balance your doshas, emotions, and even hormones. Treat pain and heal your internal organs. Used therapeutically or as a diagnostic tool, marma points are the primary seats of prana (life energy) as well as immunity, digestion, and transformation. These vital energy points are activated by touch, tuning forks, gemstones, or the application of heat.
60 minutes $150
Warm medicated oil is pooled in doughnuts made from flour and applied topically over specific organs, sore muscles, and strained joints or tendons. The oil pulls stagnant and unprocessed emotions and toxins from the system. It is recommended for back pain, sciatica, and spasms. The liver and kidney benefit greatly from this treatment, as do the heart and lungs and even the eyes.
60 minutes, $110
REJUVENATE THE WINDOWS TO YOUR SOUL
Bathe your eyes in warm purified ghee (medicated oil). Ghee is pooled in doughnuts made from flour until your eyes are completely submerged; then it is left to penetrate for 30 minutes. It is recommended in the treatment of conjunctivitis, glaucoma, early cataract, and macular degeneration as well as for anyone suffering from sore, dry, itchy, and teary eyes. It relieves eye tension, twitching, and excessive squinting and is ideal for those who spend long hours in front of a computer screen.