Health Retreat Adelaide
Ayurveda Village, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Do you feel like you need some solace to recover from emotional trauma, grief or exhaustion?
Health Retreat Adelaide
Where Nurture & Nature meet
Sometimes the challenges of daily life can leave us feeling tired, exhausted and mentally or physically overwhelmed and in need of solace in a safe, nurturing and healing environment. So, we welcome you to take some time out for a personal Health Retreat at our blissful ayurvedic sanctuary in the heart of the Adelaide Hills. Ayurveda Village is a healing haven where nurture and nature seamlessly blend together and you can embark on a journey of self-care and renewal.
Personal Health Retreat
Our Ayurvedic Village is more than just a destination; it’s a sanctuary for your mind, body, and soul. Our dedicated team of Ayurvedic doctors and support staff will work with you (and consult with your medical practitioners, with your permission) to design a personalised health retreat complete with custom Ayurvedic treatments and lifestyle plan designed to help detoxify your body, cleanse and boost gut function and enhance immunity. Your well-being is our top priority, and our team will be with you and support you every step of the way physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Health Retreat Adelaide
Ancient Ayurvedic Wisdom, Modern Healing
Ayurveda Village uses Ayurvedic therapies combined with diet and lifestyle techniques including yoga, meditation and mindfulness to offer a pathway to healing and rejuvenation. All Ayurveda treatments are tailored to address your specific health conditions and nourish, heal, and revitalise the body and mind. We use only TGA – Therapeutic Goods Administration approved herbs and products and gentle treatments that work in harmony with conventional medicine, ensuring you receive comprehensive care.
For All Stages Of Life
Our Health Retreat is designed for adults of all backgrounds and ages. Ayurveda Village is becoming increasingly popular with seniors who are seeking a holistic approach to aid recovery from cancer, post-operative surgery and those who want to address chronic illnesses. Our treatment programs are fully flexible and tailored to your specific requirements to ensure you receive the highest levels of care.
A Healing Oasis
Ayurveda Village is a place where you can truly rejuvenate, relax, and heal. You can sit or walk amongst our beautiful gardens and be surrounded by nature’s soothing embrace in a positive and peaceful environment. Our caring team is dedicated to helping you find your path to wellbeing and offers a range of activities in addition to Ayurvedic therapies. Activities include traditional and seated Yoga, guided walks and meditations, mindfulness techniques, spiritual guidance, and counselling.
Everything You Need – Nutrition & Wellness
All ayurvedic meals, refreshments, treatments and activities are included in our fully inclusive stays. Enjoy nourishing, fully customised plant-based meals, herbal teas and custom infusions to support your healing and recovery. You’ll experience the benefits of custom Ayurvedic treatments which may include massage, steam, relaxation therapies, sound healing, footbaths, yoga and meditation. Plus you can reconnect with nature in our serene outdoor spaces.
Our Health Retreats offer a peaceful and supportive environment designed to raise the human spirit and nurture your wellbeing. Our dedicated staff are committed to ensuring that you not only receive exceptional care but also feel a profound sense of belonging and connection. Our Village also provides a unique opportunity to connect with others who may be going through similar challenges which can help foster shared understanding and reduce feelings of loneliness or isolation.
Your Healing Journey, Your Way
At our Health Retreat, you’re not bound by a set timeframe. We offer open-ended stays and programs tailored to your unique requirements. Whether you need a few days or an extended stay, we’re here to support you every step of the way.
Health Retreat – Ayurvedic Treatments
Our Ayurvedic Health Retreat includes a daily consultation with an Ayurvedic Doctor and a custom-prescribed treatment plan including a range of the following treatments.
Consultation With Ayurvedic Doctor
All our doctors and therapists are qualified, accredited practitioners offering authentic, classical Ayurveda treatments. During the consultation, the doctor will ask you a series of questions about your health and lifestyle and then examine your tongue and check your pulse to help determine your dosha (constitution) type. We are all made up of a mix of the three doshas (Pitta, Vata and Kapha), but one will often dominate, and this will determine the best treatment program and herbal formulations to suit your unique situation.
Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork
To start the day, our therapists will guide you through a gentle yoga class along with guided meditation and breathwork to help create a sense of peace and stillness.
Yoga, meditation and breathwork can profoundly affect the mind, body and wellbeing. They are powerful tools to help you manage stress / anxiety, build self-awareness and increase concentration and focus. Regular yoga, meditation and breathwork practices have been proven to help induce relaxation, reduce stress, heart rate and blood pressure, and can help decrease pain and inflammation.
Indian Head Massage
An Indian head massage is a great way to help relieve stress and tension in the head, neck and shoulders. It goes well beyond the physical and can deliver mental and emotional benefits that can lead to feelings of deep relaxation, profound clarity and oneness.
The treatment works by gently massaging the marma (acupressure) points along the head neck and shoulders with special oil to release energetic blockages and allow vital energy (prana) to flow. The gentle massaging movement increases blood flow to deliver more oxygen to the brain, boosts the lymphatic system (immunity), conditions the scalp and nourishes the hair follicles and roots, which can help strengthen the hair and help reduce hair breakage and loss.
Facial Marma Massage
Our facial marma massage is so much more than a facial. It is a gentle treatment that helps to dissolve stress, tension and headaches. Warm herbal oils are tenderly massaged into the skin and light touch is used to stimulate specific energy points (marma) in the face.
The therapeutic oil, combined with gentle manipulation of the marma (acupressure) points, helps to release energetic and emotional blockages, stimulate the lymph nodes (immunity) and increase blood flow whilst nourishing and hydrating the skin.
Signature Abhyanga Massage
Our signature Abhyanga massage is a restorative Ayurvedic massage, unlike any other massage. It is a blissful sensory experience delivered with beautiful music, warm herbal oil and gentle strokes that follow the body's energy lines (marma). It incorporates the whole body including the head, face, neck, shoulders, fingers and feet for a totally relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
Cleanse, detox and revitalise
The massage oil is treated with herbs that cleanse and detoxify the body and create a fragrant aroma. Our massage uses long, sweeping strokes focused on the acupressure points (marma), which release energetic blockages, stimulate the lymphatic system (immunity), improve circulation, and create a beautiful sense of nurturing and wellbeing.
Ayurvedic Body Scrub
Following your massage, your therapist will formulate a special herbal scrub (paste) and rub it into the skin. The herbal paste helps to condition skin, increase circulation, cleanse impurities and detox the body.
Ayurvedic Steam Bath
An Ayurvedic steam bath is not like an ordinary bath; it is a specially designed seated steam chamber that circulates steam around the body below the head.
Steam opens the pores, allowing the herbal scrub to penetrate deep down through the skin into the blood and tissues for maximum detoxification. As the steam penetrates deep into the muscle and connective tissue, it can relieve muscle tension along with pain and stiffness in the joints.
A sound healing session often takes place after a treatment and uses specific sound frequencies to help induce healing, relaxation and a profound sense of peace. Specific sounds and frequencies can have a therapeutic effect on the mind, body and spirit and can help create a sense of calm, serenity and balance.
A warm footbath is often administered before treatments to help relax clients and draw out impurities from the feet. The footbath contains Epsom salts and aromatherapy oils to nurture and detox the body.
Shirodhara is a divine and relaxing therapy that helps to soothe and calm the mind to relieve stress, anxiety, headaches and improve sleep. It stimulates the pineal gland, third eye and higher consciousness. A steady stream of warm herbal oil is continually flowed across the forehead to trigger the body's relaxation response (parasympathetic nervous system), which calms the mind, relaxes the body and significantly reduces stress levels.
The nostrils are pathways where toxins can enter and exit the body. Nasya therapy utilises herbal oils or blends introduced into the nostrils. This purifies nasal passages, throat and sinuses by eliminating impurities. Additionally, it's thought to enhance mental clarity, focus and concentration by stimulating the brain and nervous system.
Greevabast uses warm herbal oils in a reservoir around the neck and upper back. The oil is left to steep into the skin for around 30 minutes. Greevabasti helps to ease pain, inflammation, and tension, and it nourishes muscles and enhances flexibility.
Janu Basti uses warm herbal oil in a reservoir on the knee joint. The oil is left to steep into the joint for around 30 minutes. This deeply nourishes, strengthens, eases pain and inflammation, and helps to promote healing.
Kati Basti uses warm herbal oil held in a reservoir on the lower back. The oil is left to steep into the back for around 30 minutes. This gently warms the back and nourishes the tissues to help ease pain and inflammation, and helps to promote healing.
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Health Retreat Benefits
Emotional Healing & Support
Health Retreat Inclusions
As each Health Retreat is custom-designed to suit your specific requirements, we can only determine the list of treatments after a consultation with our Ayurvedic Doctors. Following your consultation, we will provide you with a detailed treatment plan along with the recommended number of days required for your Health Retreat.
Personalised Health Retreats can be tailored to suit your budget and can be based on daily attendance at the Ayurveda Village or fully inclusive rates which include accommodation and all meals, refreshments, treatments and activities.
As our Health Retreats are customised to suit your requirements, prices will be given following an initial consultation with our Ayurvedic Doctor.
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BOOKINGS & PAYMENTS TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR RETREATS
GST is included in all prices.
A $500 deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your reservation for 3-day retreats or longer.
Pre-payment is required in full at the time of booking to secure your reservation for our one-day retreats.
Retreats are subject to minimum numbers. Should these not be reached, management reserves the right to contact you and postpone your retreat date for a later date within a 12 month period.
If you fail to arrive, arrive on a date other than your confirmed booking date, or you leave early, your payment is non-refundable, and the booking is non-transferable to another date.
The full balance must be paid 14 days before the retreat begins.
Your booking is considered confirmed once your payment is received by Ayurveda Village.Payments are non-refundable but can be transferred to another date or person within a 12 month period (fees apply).
If you postpone within 14 days of the start of a retreat, an amendment fee of $500 will apply. If you postpone 15 days or more before the start of the retreat, an amendment fee of $50 is payable.
Ayurveda Village is not responsible for any costs associated with travel arrangements and recommend that interstate guests purchase suitable travel insurance.
Ayurveda Village applies a surcharge of A$15 transaction to cover banking fees.