Massachusetts General Directory
Hilary J. Garivaltis, D.Ay., Director of School of Ayurveda
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Box 793, Lenox, MA 01240-0793
Tel: 800-741-7353 Web site: www.kripalu.org
Dr. Nina Molin
Ayurvedic medicine, consultations
45 Walker Street, Lenox Tel: 413-822-0852
Web site: www.ananda-health.com
Vaidya Radhika Priya Prassannatma
Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center
679 George Hill Road, Lancaster, MA 01523
Web site: www.ayurvedalancaster.com
Toll Free: 877.890.8600
Paula O'Brien, D.Ay.
Ayurvedic consultations, lectures, yoga, meditation
40 Webster Ct., Amherst, MA 01002,
Tel: 413-253-5553, Email: email@example.com
Annabelle Quigg-Wallace, PhD
327 Washington Street, Norwell MA 02061
Web site: www.annabellewallace.com
Kris Quinones, BA, LMT, NCTMB
Offering Traditional Ayurvedic Bodywork Treatments (Pancha Karma therapies: Abhyanga, Vishesh,Shirodhara, Nasya, Netra Basti)
Massage Therapy Works, 255 Elm St., Somerville, MA, 02144
Linda J. Reynolds, PhD, D.Ay.
Panchakarma clinic, Chakra (autonomic segment) resolution, seasonal lectures, training course for Ayurvedic technicians, classical Homeopathy.
Integrative Health Care
Dudley Square, 615 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776
129 Main St., West Harwich, MA 02671
Tel: 978-443-0006, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.integrativeayurveda.com<
Ann Marie Rodriguez, LCMT
Ayurvedic massage and treatments
4 Dexter Row - Ste. B, Charleston, MA 02129
Tel: 617-242-2930 Email:email@example.com
Web site: web.me.com/amrveda/health/home.html
Stephanie Slater, D.Ay. Ayurvedic consults and bodywork
Harvard Square Acupuncture & Massage
12 Arrow Street, Ste. 103, Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617-349-3600 Web: www.hsacupunctureandmassage.com
Ayurvedic practitioners are educated in a variety of schools and colleges. There is a considerable difference in what a practitioner offers due to the background that a practitioner may have brought with them to the study of Ayurveda. For example, the practitioner may be a medical doctor, naturopathic doctor, chiropractic doctor, nurse, yoga teacher, nutritionist, or massage therapist. If the practitioner already had a health career prior to studying Ayurveda, they will likely utilize their knowledge of Ayurveda within that chosen career.
There may be a focus on Ayurvedic spa therapies including abyhanga (Ayurvedic massage), shirodhara (oil streamed onto the forehead), swedana (herbalized steam), stone therapy massage, pizichil (whole body oiling), facials, herbal wraps, ubtans (massage with herbal body paste), and many other specialized Ayurvedic techniques. Other practitioners may focus on teaching and guiding a client through lifestyle changes.
In general, Ayurvedic consultants work to balance the dosha imbalance (imbalance in the body "humors" or characteristics). They may offer the detoxification program known as pancha karma (five detoxification therapies), as well as nutrition and lifestyle guidance, and recommendations of Ayurvedic natural herbs. Through their knowledge of the science of Ayurveda, they can assist a client in setting up daily routines (dinacharya) and seasonal routines (ritucharya) that can bring about the desired balance to release stress and help to ward off dis-ease.