About PanchaKarma &Treatments:
My 7-day Panchakarma treatment with Ivy was a turning point for me. I came to her physically and emotionally exhausted. Over the course of a week-long series of treatments I surrendered to her expert and nurturing care. The beautiful room, the meditative music, the intoxicating aromas of the essential oils, her healing hands and the hot steam treatment that followed a wonderful massage each day made for an unparalleled luxurious experience. There were moments on the table where I felt transported to ancient times and other dimensions of consciousness. My body, mind and spirit began to deeply relax and heal. The effects were cumulative, profound and lasting. I had the inner strength and energy in the weeks that followed to pick up my life in new and creative ways. As far as I’m concerned, Ivy Amar offers the best Spa experience in town.
Santa Fe, NM
You've heard the expression "I found God!" Well . . . "I found Ivy!" I had very little knowledge of Panchakarma when I signed up for a seven-day treatment with Ivy, and I was a bit apprehensive about certain aspects of it. Ivy laid my nervousness to rest the moment I met her. Her aptitude and ability to engage with her clients were obvious the very first day. She's gentle, reassuring, calm, knowledgeable, and so very caring. I looked forward to the daily treatments, each one being a little bit different than the rest, and I left in much better shape than I arrived. I felt happier, rejuvenated, and more informed on how to care for my body and soul. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience what Ivy offers. I intend to again and again.
Sally Hancock Ruport
Colorado Springs, CO
The raindrop therapy treatment with Ivy was the most beautiful healing massage I have every experienced. The combination of Ivy's skill with the ancient art of Ayurvedic massage, specific aromas for deep cleansing and her very loving presence was profoundly healing. I felt a physical release going on for days afterwards. While I was on the table I wished that everyone I loved could experience this treatment!
The Ayurvedic massage with Ivy was the best I have ever had in either India or the US. She brought a beautiful, loving awareness and had a deep understanding of how her movements and her energy were affecting me on the table. That focused awareness of connectedness is deeply healing. The massage was combined with Raindrop Therapy - applying essential oils along the spine and sweeping them artfully into the skin. I was impacted for days and possibly weeks by this combination of healing treatments. I hope I am able to experience again Ivy’s hands on therapy and refined consciousness.
When Ivy began the marma treatment, at first I was skeptical that it would have much effect. However, within a minute or two, my nervous system began to calm substantially, and as she continued, I entered a deep state of relaxation, with reduced thought activity. At the end of the treatment, there was very little thought and there was a clear vision of a small amrit kalash container. It was very peaceful.
The subtle Marma treatments touched me at the deepest levels of my being.
sang the chants with such tenderness and devotion that they continued
resonate and echo for days afterward. This is surely one of the
profound of the Panchakarma protocols!
Santa Fe, NM
I recently gave myself the gift of a treatment with Ivy Amar, assuming I was merely getting a massage. This was obviously an enormous understatement- I would describe the experience as a "Journey to Another World" During the treatment which lasted more than two utterly blissful hours, I was expertly massaged, slathered in precious oils, made to inhale exquisite aromatherapeutic fragrances, and finally immersed in a cleansing steam.
It is almost impossible to find words to describe the effects of this treatment, other than to say that after only a few minutes I sank into profound relaxation, reminiscent of a deep state of meditation. It was an entirely blissful, visionary dream state, from which I only surfaced momentarily when Ivy gently told me to turn over, or when she placed steaming towels on my body and cool, fragrant compresses on my forehead, only to re-enter the floating world of my inner space. I have never experienced such loving attention, skillful bodywork, and heavenly fragrances all at once- all that in the magical sanctuary of her treatment room, with soft Goddess chants playing in the background. I truly felt transported to heavenly realms while experiencing Ivy's meticulous, skillful attention, and the loving, sacred, safe space she so consciously held for me the entire time. After the treatment I felt completely relaxed, rejuvenated, cleansed and healed. The healing effects continued throughout the rest of the day, and allowed me to sleep very restfully and awake feeling clear-headed and re-energized.
I can highly recommend Ivy's extraordinary skills to anyone wanting total relaxation, an escape from our stressful world to a realm of love, peace, and a profound healing experience.
Ivy Amar is a supremely gifted healer, who has developed her modality into a rare and sublime art form. I felt extremely fortunate to be the recipient of her expert, wise and loving care., and I shall make these treatments a regular part of my self-care program.
Taj Ali, M.A., CHt.
Santa Fe, NM
Absolutely the best PK I’ve ever experienced! Your sattvic nature and environment make all the difference in the world.
Panchakarma with Ivy was heavenly. I don’t use that word lightly. I’ve received PK before, but never with this level of attentiveness, nurturing and care. Each day I sank deeper into peace, joy and exhuberant bliss.
Always knocked out by your culinary expertise that is translating the incredible health realities of Ayurveda into such delicious food. My body was very happy.
Santa Fe, NM
What a sweet class, Ivy. You took such care in every detail, the little
packets, the food...exquisite. Divine, in fact.
Santa Fe, NM