Ushvani’s philosophy is based on ancient Asian culture that focuses on both spiritual harmony and natural treatments. The holistic approach is taken to treat the mind, body and spirit, going beyond mere superficial pampering.
The use of purest botanicals to cure ailments is common in Asian therapies and accordingly, Ushvani’s treatments incorporate natural herbs, spices and flowers in concurrence with this natural philosophy for total well-being.
At Ushvani there is a minimum booking time of 90 minutes for all body treatments. Please note the timings below represent the entire duration of your hands-on treatment time. Therefore please allow extra time for pre-treatment consultation as well as aftercare advice.
The Malay Massage is justifiably renowned for its contouring and toning benefits. It uses long kneading strokes and soothing stretches and is one of the gentler approaches amongst the Asian therapies. A deep sense of relaxation is felt almost immediately and this treatment ideally suited to the busy and stressed.
This powerful massage comes from the Spice Islands of Indonesia and effectively balances the body and restores vitality. This deep pressured treatment will leave you feeling uplifted and recharged and is an effective way to release tension in the body and boost circulation.
This is a specific nurturing massage for mothers-to-be. Long sweeping strokes soothe the body, lymphatic drainage releases water retention and safe effective work is applied to key areas of tension. A nourishing oil is used to keep the skin supple and hydrated. This massage is recommended after the first trimester until birth during an invaluable time when the mother-to-be can focus purely on this precious bonding experience.
Full Body Experience For Her
Our Full Body Experience is a treatment which combines a customised massage with a scrub and a wrap. This treatment starts with a full body scrub, which you can choose from the Enhancements menu, followed by a 30 minute massage specifically tailored by your therapist to address your specific areas of concern. The treatment concludes with a full body wrap, again chosen from the Enhancements menu.
Full Body Experience For Him
This ritual commences with a back and arm scrub; areas that are hard to reach and that often succumb to break outs. A nourishing and hydrating mask is then applied which contains natural ingredients native to South East Asia. Your therapist will then use deep Balinese Massage strokes to the back of your legs and feet to effectively melt away stress in these key areas. Your Ushvani treatment is tailored to your individual needs; the chosen mask and scrub will be specifically selected from our skincare range following a consultation with your therapist.
Warming Herbal Ritual
Ushvani introduces a twist to one of its most popular treatments, the Ushvani Signature Massage. This perennial favourite has been significantly reworked to achieve maximum results and help you get through the cold, dark months of winter. This warming massage ritual is inspired by movements from traditional Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai massage, Thai reflexology and Shiatsu massage.
We have worked with experts to formulate and develop a choice of three different herbal compresses which will be incorporated into your massage thereby warming up and releasing your muscles and aiding the healing process. We have also formulated three blends of herbal oils to correspond with your choice of compress. This will be used in conjunction with a blend of our signature oils, the Ushvani Oil and Coconut and Hibiscus Oil. The warmed compresses and oils will be used to perform body compressions, stretches and effleurage movements, letting the healing herbal ingredients work their benefits into your muscles and joints.
During this ritual, your Ushvani therapist will carefully support you into yoga-like poses by using their body weight. Particular attention will be paid to your back, legs and stomach. Your therapist will carry out shoulder mobilizations and work on specific acupressure points to soothe and release areas of tension, before assisting you into a deep back bend stretch. In Thailand, it is believed that worry and anxiety are held in your calves so particular attention will be focussed here. Your therapist will also ease you into a hip rotation and stretch in order to treat any stiffness and soreness in your glutes and inner thighs. Your gluteal muscles are very often ignored and can hold an extraordinary amount of tension, so this will be addressed with deep massage strokes as well as use of warm compresses. Your therapist will perform Ushvani’s stomach massage using the herbal compresses whilst working through any knots in your digestive tract. This calming ritual is completed with work on your scalp and face, finishing with a soothing neck stretch which mimics a mild rocking motion and lulls you into a deep sense of relaxation.
At the time of your reservation, you will be given a choice of three herbal compresses to choose from: The Uplifting Blend is composed of, amongst other ingredients, Gotu Kola which is an adaptogen with a firming and rejuvenating effect. The Anti-Inflammatory Blend consists of, amongst other ingredients, Cassia Bark which has astringent properties and known to reduce inflammation. The Relaxing Blend consists of Rose, amongst other ingredients, which is a mild sedative and has soothing properties both physically and emotionally.
Your therapist will use the corresponding oil blend to work with your choice of compress. You will be given your herbal compress to continue your Ushvani experience at home.
In recent years the rate of cancer diagnosis has significantly increased. In the UK alone approximately one thousand people are diagnosed with cancer every day. Advances in medical science are contributing to early diagnosis, together with the continual improvements to treatment options means that a high number of the population are living with cancer. At Ushvani we understand how beneficial massage therapy can be for patients, improving their sense of well-being during such a challenging time.
Usha Arumugam, founder of Ushvani has experienced first-hand how cancer can affect a loved one and how massage can provide appreciable benefits to people living with the disease. Through her own research, Usha discovered a significant lack of knowledge and training to enable spas to provide massage treatments for cancer patients. Considering her own personal experience and passion for authentic spa treatments, Usha felt inspired to create an inclusive treatment option enabling cancer patients to benefit from therapeutic soft tissue massage.
On launching Oncology Massage, Usha comments, “I am extremely proud to launch Oncology Massage at Ushvani, and I feel strongly that there is an ever-increasing acceptance and growing demand for qualified oncology massage therapists”
Our team of expert therapists underwent extensive training in the practical and theoretical aspects of Oncology Massage. An in-depth consultation is completed prior to every treatment to ensure that each aspect of the treatment is tailored to the guest’s requirements. Our therapists are also trained to make adjustments for medical devices throughout the treatment. Oncology Massage is a very specific form of massage that allows those living with cancer to benefit from therapeutic soft tissue therapy.
Oncology Massage is completely unique to each guest and each treatment is modified to suit each guest’s current healthcare requirements. Our guest’s safety and comfort is of paramount importance during each session.
Our Guest Safety Policy requires that guests obtain a Doctor’s letter prior to their treatment date. The Doctor’s letter needs to contain the following information – current health status, stage of cancer, current treatment and current platelet levels. The consultant or Doctor will also need to confirm that Oncology Massage is safe to perform.
A Medical Consultation will be sent via email to capture all relevant health information. We kindly ask that guests complete the form in advance and send to [email protected]. On arrival at the Spa the Consultation Form will be reviewed and signed. For guest safety, as advised by Medical Professionals, Oncology Massage is performed for 60 minutes only. Our Guest Safety Policy also prohibits the use of our Spa Facilities.
Our usual 24-hour cancellation policy is waived for Oncology massage treatments. To make a reservation for Oncology Massage or for further information please call Ushvani Reservations on 0207 730 2888 or email [email protected].