I recently visited Burke Williams Sherman Oaks with one of my dear friends Melanie for a fabulous and pampering Girls Day Out at one of my favorite local day spas. Burke invited us to come in for a relaxing day and to try out their exciting new Ayurvedic Treatments. In this post, I’m going to tell you more about BW’s Ayurvedic treatments and the products they created in India especially for these healing treatments as well as share my wonderful treatment experience. In a follow-up post, I’ll tell you all about Melanie’s treatment.
The ancient yet ageless practice of Ayurvedic medicine has been in existence for over 5000 years. In Ayurveda, health is defined as the dynamic state of balance between mind, body, and environment. Using traditional herbal blends and warm aromatherapeutic essential oils, Ayurvedic treatments provide the ultimate in relaxation and restoration as they calm the mind, balance the three doshas, and create a profound sense of bliss and contentment.
Burke Williams partnered with Shankara (100% of Shankara’s net profits fund global non-profit humanitarian projects) in order to create some of the finest and purest Ayurvedic aromatherapeutic essential oils in the world to use in their new signature treatments. These gorgeous oils are made solely in India and are 100% organic, paraben, alcohol and chemical free.
The Shirodhara (80-Minutes $215) is a deeply soothing traditional Ayurvedic treatment that calms the central nervous system and integrates the mind and body to achieve a heightened state of awareness, relaxation, and contentment. My treatment began with selecting one of three herbal massage oils specific to my mind-body constitution (dosha), I chose a warm and fresh scent that resonated with me the most. Next, my therapist massaged this incredibly soothing warm herbal oil into my body in rhythmic strokes and in clockwise patterns over and over again, this is nothing like a traditional massage. I found it hypnotic, calming and incredibly relaxing.
After my body was wonderful drenched in this gorgeous oil, we had arrived at the peak experience of this treatment, the actual Shirodhara. This is a constant and gentle stream of warm oil poured over the third eye for over 5 minutes to create a profound state of happiness and mental clarity. This lovely oil also goes into your scalp and hair further adding to the state of relaxation. It was lovely, it was meditative and it was memorable. This is what I looked like after my treatment
They also gave me this lovely card with instructions about how to remove this special oil from my hair
I left Burke Williams feeling incredibly serene and blissful and this feeling lasted well into the next day and even increased. The Shirodhara is a very unique and special treatment, like nothing I have ever experienced before and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Disclosure: Burke Williams invited me to their spa to experience their new Ayurvedic Treatment but all opinions and state of bliss is my own.