Massage & Shirodhara

Relaxation Massage with herbalised oil (Abhyanga) – 60 MIN, $105.

This wonderful therapy consists of a full head and body massage.
Aromatic herbal oils are applied in a continuous flowing sequence.
The depth, speed and type of oil applied varies according to your personal needs and preference.

Benefits of this massage therapy include:

  • Increased circulation to nerve endings
  • Toning of muscles and the whole physiology
  • Calming for the nerves
  • Lubrication to the joints
  • Increased mental alertness
  • Elimination of impurities from the body
  • Softer, smoother skin
  • Increased levels of stamina through the day
  • Better, deeper sleep

Shirodhara – 60 MIN, $130 total.

A signature Ayurvedic treatment that dates back to the ages. ‘Shiro’ means head and ‘dhara’ means unbroken flow of liquid.

Lukewarm herbal organic oil is hung from a specially designed copper vessel above the forehead and made to flow in a continuous, soft stream for around 30-45 minutes.

This deeply soothing therapy relieves stress and strain related problems, promotes sound sleep, relieves headaches and migraine, eases jet lag, and does wonders for your hair and scalp!

Detox Massage (Garshana) – 60 MIN, $105.

Garshana is a dry massage aimed at stimulating the skin and lymphatic system. The use of silk gloves are particularly recommended.

The friction and static electricity created during the massage refreshes and stimulates the skin, improving metabolism and blood circulation.

Garshan massage helps to eliminate toxins, fat, and exfoliate dead skin cells.
Garshan is followed by a light oil massage.


Detox Powder Massage (Udvartana) – 60 MIN, $105.

Experience this unique treatment of exfoliating & rejuvenating the skin. A herbal powder massage is an excellent way to reduce toxins leaving your skin silky smooth.


  • This improves glow, texture, and complexion
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Exfoliates skin
  • Removes accumulated toxins
  • Enhances skin glow

Ayurvedic Facial Therapy – 60 MIN, $105.

Only an Ayurvedic facial treatment will give you the opportunity to experience the wonder of Kansa wand – The rejuvenated Indian Healing metal.

We only use 100% organic Ayurvedic products, specifically tailored to your needs.

Hot Stone Massage – 90 MIN, $140.

If you’re looking for a stress-busting treatment designed to relax and unwind, there’s nothing better than a hot stone massage.

Popular for its ability to soothe both mind and body, the hot stone massage uses a combination of gentle oils and natural stones in a bid to ease muscle tension, improve circulation and promote wellbeing.

Hands & Feet Hot Wax Therapy – 30 MIN, $35.

Are your hands or feet suffering from pain, stiffness, arthritis, dryness, swelling or poor circulation?

The hand or foot is dipped in hot medical grade paraffin wax. The joints are gently mobilised. A warm mitten will then be placed over the wax to let the heat permeate deeply.

Enjoy a cup of herbal tea.

The wax is then rolled off and followed by a gentle 10 minute massage with organic black sesame oil full of minerals.

Ayurveda Steam Bath (Swedana) – 15 MIN, $15.

Benefits of Swedana Ayurvedic Herbal Steam Bath Therapy:

  • Purifies tissue and eliminates toxins from the body
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Relieves stiffness
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces excess weight gain

Please bring your own towel and some shorts – this is strictly essential for hygiene purposes.

Zone Foot Massage Therapy – 60 MIN, $105.

Zone therapy (also known as Reflexology) is precise, directed pressure to the various “zones” of the feet stimulating organs and renews the cell system.

Additional Information

  • To make the most of your experience please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time.
  • We require at least 4 hr notice for any cancellations please. Cancellations without reasonable notice will be charged the full charge of the therapy.
  • Please also give yourself 10-15 minutes after your therapy to enjoy and relax in the surroundings of Saffron Cottage. Stay for a warm cup of herbal tea or have a wander over our developing gardens and grounds.
  • You can even walk down to Waikawa River on the property and sit and meditate a while.