Ayurvedic Treatments – Big Island Hawaii

Location: 45-3396 Mamane Street, Honokaa

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AYURVEDA IS AN ANCIENT FORM OF HEALTH TREATMENT FROM INDIA, dating back more than 5,000 years. Chinese Medicine came from Ayurveda. Ayurveda is used for Maintenance of Health, Prevention of Disease and Removal of Disease. Ayurveda helps restore the body’s natural intelligence back to a state of balance. Everybody benefits from these treatments.

AYURVEDIC LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION CONSULTATION. EAT, MOVE, HEALTH – 1.5hrs $80 – Phone or Personal Consultations on Appointment
Email: Susan Wilesmith at supergreen528@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE AT THE TIME OF BOOKING A SPA TREATMENT CREDIT CARD INFORMATION IS TAKEN. THERE IS A 24 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY. A full charge of the Treatment will be debited to Credit Card if 24 hour policy is not honoured.

Relaxing and Detoxing

PANCHAKARMA: DELUX DETOX TREATMENT – 2hrs per day for 3 – 30 consecutive days.
$200 per day Single Therapist/$300 Double Therapist. Includes 1hr Warm Oil Massage using Ayurvedic Medicinal Oils for healing and rebalancing. 1/2 hour of Ayurvedic Treatment specific for clients detox program. Followed by sensory treatment to eyes, ears, nose and Enema. Amazing Results of reducing stress, weight loss, clarity and much more….

WHERE: 45-3396 Mamane Street, Honokaa BIG ISLAND, HAWAII
Contact: 808 6340346 / email: susanwilesmith@yahoo.com

PANCHAKARMA – 45 – 3396 Mamane Street,Honokaa, Big Island Hawaii

Daily 2 hour Panchakarma Detox Treatment
Daily Pulse Diagnosis
Ayurvedic Consultation
Ayurvedic Meals
Herbal Teas
Drop Off and Pick up from Airport if requested

Cost: $1,600 – 5 DAYS
Cost: $2,240 – 7 DAYS
Cost: $4,480 – 14 DAYS
Cost: $6,420 -21 DAYS
Cost: $9,120 – 30 DAYS

Meals are included in the above price

Tax not included in the above prices
Payment by Paypal/Cash/Credit Cards
Gift Vouchers Available
20% Nonrefundable Deposit at the time of booking. Remainder of payment is made on the first day of treatment (nonrefundable).


Abhyanga Massage: Herbal organic oil is poured onto and massaged into the body. This treatment aids in detoxing the body through lymphatic drainage and also nourishes and calms down the nervous system. Other benefits are prevents aging and increases longevity. Removes fatigue and stress from life overall. Promotes good vision. Remedies insomnia. Creates an electrochemical balance in the body. Prevents dehydration of the skin.
1hr Single Therapist – $80 – 2 Therapists $150

VEDA BLISS TREATMENT: Herbal organic oil is poured onto and massed into the body in circular and long strokes. 8 Essential Oils are used for reducing Stress, Immune System Support, Inflammatory Support and Lymphatic Support. This treatment is extremely relaxing , while you enjoy the aroma of the essential oils balancing all Doshas, enhancing the immune and nervous system. 1.5 hrs: $120

Shirodhara: This treatment is a warm oil flow to the head. Warm oil poured on the forehead is one of the most divine, relaxing therapies one can experience. ‘Shiro’ means head, and ‘dhara’ means flow. When people get up from this therapy, a healthy glow radiates from their skin. People look 20 years younger. Eyes gleam with tranquility while lips wear a smile of serenity. Shirodhara helps with diseases of the head, neck, eyes, ears, nose, throat, and nervous system. It also relieves insomnia, asthma, cholesterol, enlarged prostate, ulcers, rheumatism, etc. and is used to heal difficult diseases like diabetes, schizophrenia, and epilepsy.
includes Abhyanga Massage – 1.5hrs $120 Single Therapist/$180 Double

Takradara: Ancient Traditional Ayurvedic healing method of cooling the mind with the pouring of warm buttermilk and herbs through a copper vessel onto the forehead.
includes Abhyanga Massage – 1.5hrs $120 Single Therapist/$180 Double

ShiroPadhara: Ancient Traditional Ayurvedic healing method of calming the mind with the pouring of warm oil through a copper vessel to the forehead at the same time receiving a warm Coconut Oil pour through a copper vessel to the feet. This method is to calm the mind and to also cool the senses with the healing of oils to the feet.
includes Abhyanga Massage – $1.5hrs – Two Therapists $180

Udvartana Body Scrub with Herbalised Steam: Vigorous scrubbing treatment using a cleansing herb which cleanses and detoxifies the body…This treatment purifies the system and is a beneficial weight loss treatment. Warm Oil poured over the body with the Scrub
1.5hr – $120 Single Therapist/$180 Double

Pinda Sveda: Pinda Sveda is a traditional pancha karma treatment. Pinda sveda is a rejuvenation technique that causes the body to perspire by warm oil massage followed by hot Pinda balls.

Pinda sveda makes the body supple, and removes stiffness and swelling in the joints. It heals Vata disorders, clears obstructions, improves blood circulation, removes wastes from the body, improves complexion, strengthens digestion and restores vigor.

Pinda balls are made with cooked rice with herbs warmed in milk and applied to the body after a warm oil Abhyanga.
1.5hr – $120 Single Therapist/$180 Double

Herbalised Yogurt Skin Treatment:    Nourishing and soothing to the  cells of the skin.  Deeply relaxing and rejuvenating.  This warm herbal skin treatment consists of herbs and flowers and is cooling for the body. Warm Oil is applied with the Skin Treatment
1hr – $120 Single Therapist/$180 Double

Heated Sand Bags: Warm Sand Bags are rubbed onto the body after organic oil massage application for a deep penetrating heat, focusing on the removing toxins from the bone tissue. Ideal for aching joints and bones
1.5hr = $120 Single Therapist/$180 Double

CASTOR PLANT POULTICE WITH HERBS : Poultice of castor and Sesame Oil, with turmeric, Noni, Brahmi, massaged on the body with warm oil. 1hr treatment, suitable for all types, Especially relaxing, and healing for sore muscles, joints and bones. Healing for post surgery of broken bones. Cost: $120.00 – 1 hour Specialised Treatment

Karna (Ear) Treatment: Karna is an Ancient Traditional Ayurvedic Healing method of calming the mind and body with the application of warm oil drops into the ears. Excellent before and after travel or any disorder of the sense organs such as headaches, ear pain, headaches, lockjaw, wry neck and diseases of the gums and teeth. Includes Head Massage
30 mins – $45

Nasya (Nose) Treatment: Ayurveda believes that Nasya is the gateway to the head. Nasya is the application of warm herbalised oil dropped into the nose for healing of the throat, neck, head and senses. Nasya is useful in relieving stiffness of the head, neck, arteries, throat and jaw obstructions, vision and eyelid disorders, migraines, disorders of the neck, shoulders, ears, nose, and mouth. Includes a local steam to the head area before treatment
Purifying – Includes Head Massage and Nasal Steam
30mins – $45

EYE BASTI: Restores vision, dryness and stress out of the nerves surrounding the eyes
30 mins – $45

BACK AND NECK TREATMENT: Warm oil localised along the spine using a dough made from sesame oil and chickpea flour to form a donut shape to hold the warm oil which localises the oil to the lower back nerves. Chinese Cupping is also beneficial in relieving Sciatica discomfort
45mins $45.00

STOMACH MASSAGE: 60 MINS : $80 – includes head massage for relaxation after stomach work

CHINESE CUPPING: Includes Massage 1.5 hrs mins $120.00

MOXA TREATMENT: Includes Massage 1.5 hrs Mins $120.00

ENEMAS:  For Colon Care
30mins:  $50

AYURVEDA FACIAL:  1 hr – $80
Using Organic Ayurvedic Herbs

HEATING TREATMENTS: Help relieve muscles aches and tension in the body, also a way of eliminating toxins thru sweating.

Hot Rock/Sand Therapy + Warm Oil Abhyanga – 1.5hr $120/$180 Double Therapist

Hot Ginger Compressing + Warm Oil Abhyanga – 1.5hr $120/$180 Double Therapist

Herbal Steam with light oil application (not a massage) – 30mins $50

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage (Ho’oponopono – To make right – to release and let go of negative thoughts, fears anger, sadness, jealousy –

60 Mins: $65
75 Mins: $75
90 Mins: $95
120 Mins: $125

Shiatzu – Japanese Massage (Fully Clothed) 60 Mins: $80

Hot Stones with Massage – 60 Mins: $80

Contact: 808 6340346

PAYMENT: CREDIT CARD is taken over the phone to secure the booking. There is a 24hr cancellation policy, where no show, full amount is charged.

Payment by Credit Card/Cash/Paypal
Gift Voucher Available

AYURVEDIC & HAWAIIAN TRAINING AVAILABLE – please see Training pages on this website

LMT No: 9933

Please note that we have accommodation available on site as of May 2016

Ayurveda and Doshas


Ayurveda is a medical science, and it’s purpose is to heal and maintain the vitality of life. It is an art of daily living that has evolved from practical, philosophical and spiritual illumination, rooted in the understanding of Creation. It offers a profound understanding of each person’s unique body, mind and consciousness, which is the foundation of health and happiness.

Ayurveda is very old, with it’s roots going far back into Indian antiquity. It has been practiced continuously in India for thousands of years.

The entire Vedic tradition is composed of highly spiritual wisdom and pure knowledge revealed through the hearts of enlightened rishis (seers). It is not a creation made by the mind of man but rather a revelation from the hearts of meditative sages. This ancient wisdom came from the caves and mountains of India where the rishis had ashrams and disciples. Students came to study with them, and the rishis imparted knowledge as they experienced it in a deep state of meditation. These early teachings were an oral tradition and, because there were no books, the students stored the knowledge in their minds and it became a part of them. They tried to impart this knowledge from one soul to another soul through oral tradition.

The Charaka Samhita, compiled approximately 400C.E., is the oldest ancient Sanskrit Ayurvedic text still in existence and describes the five subdoshas of vata. The Sushruta of Samhita text, compiled by the sage Nagarjune, frist described surgery, blood, and the five pitta subdoshas. Vaghbhate was a famous Ayurvedic physical from the 6th century C.E., who wrote the Ashtanga Hridayam and the Ashtanga Sangraha.

Ayurveda finds its home in the hearts of special beings whose dharma (life purpose) it is to preserve and maintain traditions of wisdom for the purpose of healing themselves and the world.

We have to read ourselves, our thoughts, emotions, reactions and feelings in every aspect of life and inquire of ourselves what we are.

There are eight ways to overcome suffering.

Right Perception and Observation
Right Thinking
Right Speaking
Right Conduct
Right Living
Right Doing
Right Mindfulness
Right Meditation


According to Ayurvedic philosophy, the entire cosmos is an interplay of energies of the five elements, Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth. Ayurveda groups the five elements into three basic types of energy or functional principles that are present in everybody and everything. Vata, Pitta, Kapha are called the three Doshas. Dosha is organization. As long as the doshas are normal in quality and quantity, they maintain a harmonious psychophysiology. The moment they go out of balance, they corrupt or pollute the bodily tissues and then they become impure and lead to disease.

Energy is required to create movement so that fluids and nutrients get to the cells, enabling the body to function. Energy is also necessary to metabolise the nutrients in the cells and is utilized to lubricate and maintain cellular structure.

Vata is the energy of movement, transportation and communication
Pitta the energy of transformation, digestion or metabolism
,Kapha the energy of lubrication, strength and structure.


In the body, Vata principally composed of Ether and Air, is the subtle energy associated with movement. It governs breathing, blinking, muscle and tissue movement, the pulsation of the heart, and all the movements I the cytoplasm and cell membranes. In balance Vata promotes creativity and flexibility. Out of balance, Vata produces fear, anxiety and abnormal movements.

Qualities of Vata are:

Characteristics of Vata:
Physically vaqta persons have light, flexible bodies and big, protruding teeth. They have small recessed dry eyes. With irregular appetite and thirst. They often experience digestive and malabsorption problems. Vata types tend to be delicate in health, so may have few or no children.

Vata individuals are easily excited. Indeed they are alert and quick to act without much thinking. They have good imaginations and enjoy daydreaming. Vata individuals are loving people but may love someone out of fear or loneliness. Fears of darkness, heights and enclosed spaces are not uncommon in vata individuals. Their faith is flexible and ready to change, but the change does not necessarily last for long. Because of this tendency to change, vata people may often move furniture or residence to keep from feeling bored. They do not like sitting idle and seek constant action. Due to their active natures, they make good money but spend it on trifles and have difficulty saving.

The Treatment Strategy for Vata:
Abhyanga (warm oil Massage)

Food Tastes to Balance Vata: Sweet, Sour Salty



The following foods are suitable for your condition. Give them preference over food in the avoid section

GENERAL: Warm foods ad drinks, unctuous (oily) food, food with predominantly sweet, sour, and salty tastes

Rice, wheat

All dairy products

Sugar cane products, molasses

All oils

Sweet fruits, grapes, cherries, peaches, melons, avocado, coconut, banana, sweet orange, sweet pineapple, sweet plums, sweet berries, mango, fresh figs

Well cooked vegetables, beets, carrots, asparagus, cucumber, sweet potato

All nuts

Black pepper (in small quantity), cinnamon, cardamon, cumin, ginger, salt, cove, mustard seeds

(for non-vegetarian)
Chicken or turkey (white meat), sea food


The following foods taken in large quantities are not suitable for your condition. These foods should either be avoided or reduced in quantity and frequency in your diet.

Light diet and fasting, dry foods, cold foods and drinks, foods having predominantly pungent, bitter or astringent tastes.

Barley, corn, millet, buckwheat, rye, oats

Dried fruits, apple, pear, pomegranate, cranberry

Raw vegetables, potato, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, peas, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach, bean sprouts, zucchini, celery (These vegetables may be taken in moderate but not large quantity. They should always be cooked.)

All beans should be avoided except for pulses (dahl), green beans, and tofu

(for non-vegetarians)
Beef, rabbit, pheasant


Principally made up of Fire and Water, Pitta expresses itself as the body’s metabolic system. It governs digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, metabolism, body temperature – all transformations. In balance, pitta promotes understanding and intelligence. Out of balance, pitta arouses anger, hatred, jealousy, and inflammatory disorders.

Qualities of Pitta are:

Characteristics of Pitta:
Pitta types have excellent capability for learning, understanding and concentrating. They are highly disciplined and excellent leaders. These people are blessed with wisdom, which is sometimes reflected by baldness, so much wisdom indeed that it ‘burns’off their hair!

Pitta individuals never yield an inch from their principles, which sometimes leads them to fanaticism. They may give a wrong answer but with great confidence.

As a matter of fact, they can be judgmental, critical, and perfectionistic, and tend to become angry easily. They love noble professions and often make large amounts of money to spend on luxurious items. They like perfume and jewellery. They may not have a strong sex drive. Overall, the pitta constitution is endowed with moderate strength, much material knowledge, wealth, and a medium span of life.

The Treatment Strategy for Pitta:
Time in Nature
Virechana (Cleansing) – advised and prepared by Ayurvedic Practitioner

Foods Tastes to Balance Pitta: Sweet, Bitter, Astringent



The following foods are suitable for your condition. Give them preference over food in the avoid section.

Cool foods and drinks, foods with predominantly sweet, bitter and astringent tastes

Wheat, oats, barley, white rice.

All except honey and molasses

Olive, Sunflower

Sweet fruits, grapes, cherries, melons, avocado, coconut, sweet orange, sweet pineapple, sweet plums, mango, pear, pomegranate

Asparagus, pumpkin, cucumber, potato, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, lettuce, zucchini, okra, sweet potato, beans, green beans

coriander, cinnamon, cardamon, fennel, black pepper (small quantity)

Chicken, turkey, egg white, pheasant
(for non-vegetarian)


The following foods taken in large quantities are not suitable for your condition. These foods should be either avoided or reduced in quantity and frequency in your diet.

Foods with predominantly pungent (hot), sour and salty tastes. Foods with drinks with warming properties.

Yogurt, cheese, sour cream, cultured buttermilk

Honey and molasses

Almond, sesame, corn

Corn, millet, rye, brown rice

Grape fruit, sour oranges,

Hot peppers, radish, tomato, beets, onion, garlic, spinach

Ginger, cumin, fenugreek, clove, celery seeds, salt, cayenne pepper, mustard seeds

Cashews, sesame seeds, peanuts

(for non-vegetarian)
Beef, sea food, egg yolk


Kapha is principally a combination of Earth and Water and is the energy that forms the body’s structure, and provides the “glue” or cohesion thatholds the cells together. Kapha supplies the water for all bodily parts and systems. It lubricates joints, moisturizes the skin and maintains immunity. In balance, kapha is expressed as love, calmess and forgiveness. Out of balance, it leads to attachment, greed, possessiveness, and congestive disorders.

Qualities of Kapha are:

Characteristics of Kapha:

Kapha people have a steady appetite and thirst, but tend to have slow digestion and metabolism. These characteristics often result in weight gain, which kapha people have great difficulty in shedding. At times, craving for sweet and salt lead to water retention. They love eating, sitting, doing nothing and sleeping for a long time.

Kapha people are blessed with a deep, stable fath, with love and compassion, and a calm, steady mind. They have good memory, a deep melodious voice, and a monotonous pattern of speech. A kapha person makes and saves money. Extravagances may be spending a little amount on cheese, candy and cakes. An unbalanced kapha suffers from greed, attachment, possessiveness and laziness. All in all, the healthy kapha individual is endowed with excellent strength, knowledge, peace, love and longevity, due to a strong constitution.

The Treatment Strategy for Kapha:
Ayurvedic Fasting – advised and prepared by Ayurvedic Practitioner

Food Tastes to Balance Kapha: Pungent, Bitter, Astringent



The following foods are suitable. Give them preference over food in the avoid section.

Lighter food and diet, dry foods, warm foods and drinks, foods with predominantly pungent, bitter and astringent tastes.

Barley, corn, millet, buckwheat, rye

Low fat milk

Honey (raw)

Apple, pear, pomegranate, cranberry, persimmon

Radish, asparagus, eggplant, green leafy vegetables, beets, broccoli, potato, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, pumpkin, lettuce, celery, sprouts

All spices except salt

All beans except tofu

(for non-vegetarians)
Chicken, turkey


The following foods taken in large quantities are not suitable. These foods should be either avoided or reduced in quantity and frequency in your diet.

Overeating, unctuous (oil) food, cold foods and drinks, foods having predominantly sweet, sour and salty tastes.

Large quantities of wheat, rice or oats

Large quantities of wheat, rice or oats

Sweet fruits, grapes, banana, avocado, coconut, dates, figs, pineapple, watermelon, papaya

Tomatoes, cucumber, sweet potato, zucchini


All nuts

(for non-vegetarians)
Sea food, beef, pork

Every Dosha is composed of all five elements. However, two elements are predominant in each.