The Ayurveda Center offers a wide variety of services.
- Ayurvedic Consultations and Services
- Massage Therapy/Bodywork
- Psychotherapy Services
- Other Services
Office Hours and Scheduling
The Ayurveda Center therapists set their own hours. Typically, the earliest appointments tend to be 9:00 or 9:30 AM, although some exceptions apply. Therapists generally like to schedule no later than 7:00 PM. Some therapists work on Saturdays and Sundays, as well. Right now we have no administrative assistant. We hope to have someone in place by the holidays. In the meantime, whenever any of us are available, we answer the phone. If no one answers, we hope you will leave a message. It is likely that we are here, but with someone. We check the machine approximately every hour. If you would like to drop by to make a purchase of a gift certificate, etc., please call to make sure someone will be available to help you. We recommend you schedule your appointment in advance, especially around holidays and special events, e.g. Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day. We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance for preferred time slots, such as weekend or early evening appointments and for the services which require the coordination of two therapists’ schedules (Abhyanga, Triple Bliss, Pancha Karma, etc.). Same day appointments are based upon availability. If you need to return to your office or have an engagement after your service, please advise the staff so that you can leave the Center on time.
In Preparation for Your Visit: What to Wear and When to Eat
For most treatments, you will be disrobing. It is often best to remove your jewelry, as well. Our therapists are sensitive to privacy issues. You will be directed what to do and will always be appropriately covered for body treatments. For Ayurvedic, Hot Stone, and Swedish services, often the therapists will use massage oil. We strive to remove much of the oil prior to the end of the massage; however, you may want to wear easy to launder clothing (e.g., cotton), just in case. Shower facilities are also available; let us know if you will want a shower. Last, please refrain from wearing perfumes and fragrances. Some of the staff and clientele may be sensitive to them. Thank you. It is recommended that you wait at least an hour after a small meal and two hours after a large meal prior to receiving massage. This is so you will not be in the midst of digestion; nor will you be starving.
Please arrive a little early before your scheduled appointment. For your first visit, there will be paper work to complete: a brief health history, some questions about what you want from your massage, etc. Relax and enjoy a cup of relaxing tea–complementary. We make every effort to begin on time. If you are late, you are losing YOUR time.
Our therapists want you to have the most beneficial and comfortable massage, including the appropriate pressure. For this we need good information prior to the massage and also good communication during the massage. Be open about your personal condition(s) so that the therapist can help you plan accordingly. High blood pressure, heart problems, varicose veins, pregnancy, and other conditions may make some of the treatments contraindicated. If there is any question, we may request that you receive permission from your physician to receive massage. Disclosure of any medical condition is paramount to your comfort and full enjoyment of your massage experience. And please do not be afraid to speak up if you experience any discomfort or would like a different pressure or focus during the massage or treatments. Our therapists are licensed professionals and therefore committed to upholding ethical, professional and legal standards. Your health care information is private here. Feel free to request a copy of our Policies and Practices to Protect the Privacy of your Health Information document.
Cancellation Policy for Ayurvedic Services
We ask that you give a 24-hour notice prior to canceling any service. Any non-emergency cancellation may result in a late cancel ($25) or no show fee ($50). However, we require a 24-hour notice to cancel or reschedule single Ayurvedic services (e.g., abhyanga, facial) and a 48-hour notice for the Triple Bliss or Pancha Karma series of Ayurvedic services. Failure to cancel or show for an appointment will result in a 50% charge for the allotted time for Ayurvedic services. You may be asked to leave a credit card number for your deposit. The reason we do this is that there is more time marked off the books for these treatments, and we need to keep our therapists scheduled efficiently. In addition, there is a great deal of set up and clean up for these services—even if they do not occur. We often need to set up the day before the service is scheduled. For women: The Ayurvedic treatments should not be done during menstruation. Please do your best to schedule accordingly.
The Ayurveda Center therapists prefer cash or personal check. The check will be made to the Ayurveda Center for Ayurvedic services; the check will be made to your individual massage therapists for massage services. Your therapist will let you know to whom to make the check. We also accept Visa and MasterCard credit cards. These will show on your statement as Ayurveda Center charges.
When you buy a gift certificate you may specify a dollar amount and let the recipient choose the therapist and/or the specific services he or she wants. Or you may specify these yourself. We usually date our purchased gift certificates for six months out in order to encourage the recipient to use them before they forget. Gift Certificates may be redeemed twelve months from date of issue. Gift certificates are non refundable.
If you benefit from your experience at the Center, we would appreciate your referrals. Also, we like working with the medical community, so let your physician or health care specialist know about us.
Please feel free to call (865/482-0981) for further information.
All information provided in this website is provided for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing here should be construed as an attempt to diagnose, prescribe, or recommend in any manner a treatment for any health ailment or condition. Consult your own physician regarding the treatment of any medical condition; this information is not a replacement for a thorough consultation and examination from a licensed healthcare professional.