Ayurveda (pronounced 'Eye-er-vay-da') is India’s oldest respected system for beauty, health and long life. In its full form, ayurveda recommends the best work, play, lifestyle behaviour, diet, and exercise for an individual. It aims to balance an individuals' natural bio energy, called their dosha. One of Ayurveda's keys to long life is a regular full body massage, a relaxing massage called Abhyanga or an invigorating deep tissue massage with stretching called Vishesh.

During the consultation, Steve discovers your specific ayurvedic dosha, then you relax as a complex potent herbal oil blend is prepared especially for you. Ayurvedic massage involves the generous application of a unique herbal oil blend in a heated state, thereby reducing dryness, roughness, cold, air and space (vata) in the body, which bring about pain. The oil is warmed in a traditional brass teapot.

The full body massage includes a seated head and upper back massage before treatment on the couch. Vanity undergarments are provided to maximise skin exposure to the oil. The massage concentrates on generous warm oil absorption, particularly around joints, and dry and rough skin; it does not focus on muscular knots and adhesions. Some clients prefer to add in the Hot Stones to apply extra heat to the body during the treatment. Shirodhara is often added on to complete the Ayurvedic treatment,

The warmth and pouring of the oil makes this treatment truly calming. It seems to caress and nurture my body's natural ability to soothe.


Relax and enjoy an exceptional Ayurvedic Abhyanga or Vishesh massage treatment by Steve in Southampton. If you've time and budget, why not add a freshening and smoothing body scrub, sumptuous Hot Tub Hydrotherapy or deeply relaxing Shirodhara before the massage?

Ring or email Steve now on 02380639913 or 07968065885 and book. Steve is qualified by The Ayurveda Retreat, UK and has VTCT level 3 Indian Head Massage, following extensive Ayurvedic experience whilst in Kerala, India, and southern Sri Lanka. He practices Tantra, Hatha and Jnana Yoga.

Read my Ayurveda blogs for more of my personal knowledge and experience.

Suggested treatment time:


Session Time*


Ayurvedic Massage (Abhyanga/Vishesh) 60 mins £50
  90 mins £70
Full Body Scrub + Ayurvedic Massage +45 mins +£35
Hot Tub Hydrotherapy + Ayurvedic Massage +20 mins +£10
Shirodhara + Ayurvedic Massage +20 mins +£20
..with Hot Stones or Hot Compress for extra heat.   +£5

*Session time includes consultation, treatment, aftercare and any use of shower/washroom. Please note an extra (free) 20 minutes may be required for your first treatment's consultation.

**Gemstones can be added at no extra cost.

Membership, Mix and Match Packages can reduce the cost for you, friends and family. Speak to your private health insurance or employer as they may provide you with subsidies or full payment for your treatments and training.