The Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine

Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D. (Ayurveda) Medical Director, Jupiter Medical Center Dept. of Integrative Medicine Division of Education and Research






Lake Mary Clinic, Gerson Ayurvedic Spa, and Panchakarma Facility: at 635 Primera Blvd. Lake Mary, Florida 32746

Jupiter Medical Center at The Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness
1210 S. Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, Florida 33458, Suite M-117.2




 Telephone: (561) 263-MIND (6463); option 2 (407) 549-2800

Menu of Ayurvedic Day Spa Services Available at GIAM

GIAM's spa treatments are unlike any you've ever experienced. These authentic Ayurvedic treatments are designed to nourish, balance, and revitalize you at the deepest level.

We are proud to offer an extensive selection of the highest quality of authentic Ayurvedic spas treatments seven days a week here at Ayurveda.MD.

The following Ayurvedic Day Spa services are available by appointment at GIAM's Orlando and Wellington, Florida facilities. To schedule a treatment or for more information call us at (561) 510-3833.

Please note our Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation With More Than 72 Hour Notice: No Fee
Cancellation Within 24-72 Hours: 50% of Service Charge
Cancellation on Same Day or "No Show": 100% of Service Charge
Please note that email appointment cancellations are not accepted. Please call or leave a voice message.

Abhyanga (Full Body Ayurvedic Treatment)

This is among the most rare and special types of Ayurvedic oil treatment and is the “signature” treatment at Ayurveda.MD. The treatment is typically given by two therapists who rhythmically synchronize their strokes and massage according to the circulatory channels and marma points. Oils are chosen according to one’s body type. Can also be given by a single therapist. This treatment is traditionally useful for obesity, detoxification, loss of skin lustre, sleeplessness, fatigue, anxiety, eczema, and nervousness.

60 min. one therapist $115
60 min. two therapists $225

Shirodhara ("Third-eye Drip")

" Shiro" means head and "dhara" is the continuous flow of a liquid. In this process, different herbal oils, medicated milks, medicated buttermilk etc., are poured over the forehead from a special vessel for about 30 minutes. This treatment is profoundly relaxing and is used traditionally for insomnia, memory loss, hormonal imbalance, headaches, mental tension and certain skin diseases.

Shirodhara is always done in conjunction with another treatment on our Spa menu.

Abhyanga + Shirodhara

90 min. one therapist $210
90 min. two therapists $295

Abhyanga + Shirodhara + Swedana ("Steam Treatment")*

1 hour 45 min. one therapist $260
1 hour 45 min. two therapists $360

*includes complementary Udvartana (flower petal exfoliant)

Soundaryam Vardhini (Ayurvedic Facial Enhancement)

This is not a traditional facial but rather a distinctive and authentic method of facial marma therapy and detoxification which utilizes freshly prepared fruit- and vegetable-based herbalized creams, astringents, and ointments individualized according to body type. There are no extractions or trauma of any kind. The touch component focuses on the marma points of the face neck and shoulders which re-invigorates the tissues, tones, and refreshes the senses. This treatment combines beautifully with our Abhyanga Full Body Massage.

60 min. one therapist $115                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Glycolic Acid Exfoliations (series of 4 – 6)

Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are a group of organic compounds which have been used for millennia to improve the complexion. AHAs are derived from food products. The one used at Ayurveda.MD, glycolic acid, comes from sugar cane. Glycolic acid the smallest possible AHA and therefore penetrates the skin most easily and effectively. The procedure involves a series of 4-6 treatments (once a month) which include an application of glycolic acid, neem-based neutralizer, cool rose water, and tridoshic Ayurvedic moisturizer which is used daily for 1 week after each treatment.

Glycolic acid exfoliations are safe and effective in sloughing off old skin cell allowing younger skin cells to surface which promotes a healthy, youthful glow. Used to treat clogged pores, dull skin, light wrinkles and scars, softens and smoothes dry skin, and evens irregular skin tone. Can cost $200-350 per treatment at most dermatologist offices. Price includes special Ayurvedic Tridoshic Moisturizing Cream formulated by Dr. Gerson and available exclusively at Ayurveda.MD (reg. $34.50).

Our price:   $165 per treatment; $595 for series of four; $835 for series of six

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Soundaryam Vardhini (Ayurvedic Facial) + Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Full Body Treatment)

2 hours one therapist $225
2 hours two therapists $320

Shirovasti (Head Bath) + Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Full Body Treatment)

Special herbal oils containing extracts of brahmi leaves and dhataki flowers are poured into a cap fitted onto the head and held for 15 to 30 minutes according to the patient's body type. This treatment is effective for reducing facial wrinkling, bells palsy, sinus congestion, eye strain, headaches, and other diseases of the head and senses.

90 min. one therapist $185
90 min. two therapists $295


Pizhichili is an Ayurvedic oil treatment developed in Kerala in southern India. In this treatment, thick, warm herbalized oils are applied all over the body in a special rhythmic way continuously for 60 minutes. Traditionally, it is given daily for a period of 5 to 21 days, but is also effective as a single treatment. This treatment is done on a special table made from cherry tree heartwood. This treatment is very useful for rheumatic diseases like arthritis, tendonitis, low back strain, Parkinson’s disease, sexual debility, nervous exhaustion and breathing disorders.

60 min. one therapist $115
60 min. two therapists $225

Pinda Sweda + Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Full Body Treatment)

This is a rare and wonderful type of combined massage and gentle sudation therapy in which the whole body is made to perspire by the external application of hot herbal puddings in the form of boluses tied up in muslin bags. This treatment is for all types of rheumatism, pain in the joints, emaciation of limbs, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and certain kinds of skin diseases.

90 min. one therapist $185
90 min. two therapists $295

Udvarthanam (Flower Petal Rub)

This treatment is also known as Ayurvedic Powder Rub. The powder is made from the aromatic petals of five tropical flowers very finely ground. This is traditionally used in obesity, skin diseases, cellulite, impaired circulation and similar Kapha predominant diseases. The herbal powders are applied by 1 or 2 therapists in a specific way on the body for 30 minutes.

60 min. (Shirodhara + Udvartanam) one therapist $110
60 min. (Abhyanga + Udvartanam) one therapist $185 (two therapists $295)
90 min. (Abhyanga + Shirodhara + Udvartanam) one therapist $225 (two therapists $320)

Lepana (Herbalized Mud Treatment) + Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Full Body Treatment)

This is a treatment in which a medicated herbal paste is applied over the entire body and allowed to dry. It is then removed using a special deep tissue technique which leaves the muscles and fascia revitalized and flexible. This treatment is traditionally given for obesity as well as various types of inflammatory conditions, skin diseases, arthritis, gout, muscular strains, and circulatory imbalances.

90 min. one therapist $185
90 min. two therapists $295

Kativasti (Deep Back Treatment) + Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Full Body Treatment)

In this process, a specially prepared warm, penetrating medicated oil is positioned over the lower back with an herbal paste boundary. A deep back and neck massage precedes the main therapy. This treatment is good for many types of upper or lower back pain, tension, or spasm. This process is also done over the chest in another related therapy useful in asthma, cough, and congestion.

90 min. one therapist $185
90 min. two therapist2 $295

Lavanam (Ayurvedic Style Salt Scrub)

This process combines three different substances. It begins with a rich Ayurvedic oil treatment chosen according to your body type. It continues with a gentle warm milk rinse followed by a rhythmic carrot mulch rub. The grand finale is a full body scrub with a special Ayurvedic salt which leaves the skin glowing and relaxed.

90 min. one therapist $185
90 min. two therapists $295

PACKAGES (Unique and Economical)

One of the fascinating aspects of Ayurveda is the knowledge of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Thus when we combine two or more Ayurvedic therapies the effects can be profound, sustained, and powerful beyond what you might predict. Remember that a properly performed series of Ayurvedic treatments can have effects deep within the mind and subtle energies of a person.

The following packages are recommended for a full Ayurvedic experience:

Abhyanga (Full Body Ayurvedic Treatm) + Shirodhara + Steam Treatment

1 hour 45 min. one therapist $230
1 hours 45 min. two therapists $325

Abhyanga + Shirodhara + Steam Treatment + Soundaryam Vardhini (Ayurvedic Facial)

2 hrs. 30 min. one therapist $285
2 hrs. 30 min. two therapists $380

Pizhichili + Shirodhara + Steam Treatment

1 hr. 45 min. one therapist $230
1 hr. 45 min. two therapists $325

Panchakarma Therapy

Panchakarma is a set of therapeutic procedures administered for the internal purification of the body and mind. These detoxification procedures utilize and up-regulate the body’s own innate routes of elimination. Detoxification allows the physiological systems to reestablish homeostasis and return to normal strength, function, and structure. Panchakarma also facilitates the positive pharmacological effects of both the diet and any therapeutic remedies administered thereafter. Therefore, Panchakarma has a comprehensive role in our approach to health as a Promotive, Preventive, Curative, and Restorative. The procedure include: massage, swedana, shirodhara, lepana, nasya (nasal medications), basti (enema) as well as other treatments recommended by the physician-in-charge. Click here for complete description of panchakarma therapy.

2 hrs. 45 min. two therapists $400
Medical Evaluation Recommended.

Please understand that arriving late may limit the time available for your treatment, thus lessening its effectiveness and your pleasure. Your timely arrival is appreciated.