Beauty treatments

Facials

Our luxurious facials are designed to purify, thoroughly cleanse, exfoliate, decongest and renew the skin. Prepared fresh for every treatment they incorporate healing spices, purifying clay and freshly blended herbs. Combined with marma point head, shoulder, feet and hand massage to create balance to the body’s energy system, the experience will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated on all levels of being.

We tailor make our facials for specific skin conditions leaving troubled complexions soothed, balanced and refreshed.

Combined with the in-depth purification and rejuvenation of the Panchakarma program it is possible to overcome acne, congested skin, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, scarring and create beautiful, glowing youthful skin.

 

Ubtan

Ubtan is a luxurious full body exfoliation that has been used as part of a beauty regime in India for thousands of years. It is used traditionally in pre-wedding rituals to create youthful, glowing skin for the bride. 

Ubtan is a mix of different powders from grains and spices, combined together with oils to form a paste that is then rubbed over the whole body in a synchronized manner by 2 technicians.

An Ubtan is a traditional natural version of the modern day micro-dermabrasion. It acts by sloughing off the dead skins cells, stimulating elastin and collagen and increasing blood circulation so new cells can begin to form. This decreases the effects of aging, fine lines, pigmentation, scars and enhances skin texture. But unlike a microdermabrasion, the ingredients used in the Ubtan not only enhance the beauty of the skin, but also contain medicinal properties and are free of chemicals.

Used in Panchakarma an Ubtan is a powerful lymphatic and circulatory stimulant, which aids in the detoxification process.  The ingredients used are dry and rough in nature and hot in potency and when rubbed all over the body they induce the same qualities in the deeper tissues and remove excess congestion, water, stiffness and blockages from the system.

The specific action of the massage creates friction to open up the pores, allowing the medicinal spices to penetrate and have a liquefying and scrapping action on fat tissue and stimulate the metabolism.  Ubtan is beneficial for promoting weight loss, reducing subcutaneous fat tissues, toning the muscles and reducing cellulite. By reducing the blockages and congestion in the system (Kapha in Ayurvedic terms), stimulating lymphatic drainage and sluggish circulation, it clears the Nadis (energy channels), which allows the flow of Prana (energy) more efficiently throughout the body. This invigorates the nervous system, relieves fatigue and revitalises the body.

The combination of the oil with the powder ensures the superficial layers do not become too dry and rough in the process and leaves the skin feeling supple, soft and lustrous.

 

Steam/ Swedana

Swedana which is also known as steaming is performed in our specially designed steam cabin. The Swedana treatment opens the pores, flushing out impurities through the sweat glands and increasing the penetration of oils and herbs used in therapy. Swedana can be performed by itself or in conjunction with other treatments that are offered at Sukhavati Ayurvedic Spa and Retreat such as Abhyanga or Pizzicchil.

Benefits include helping with body detoxification, relieving an imbalance of doshas which may be causing health issues, releasing muscle tension, aches and pains, relieving heaviness and coldness of the body, promoting weight loss, helping keep skin clear and healthy.

Beauty Treatments can be incorporated into any of our Rejuvenation Programs.