Ayurvedic Massage

Experience our deeply nurturing Ayurvedic Massage sessions  in our peaceful massage studio. Balance your doshas to create a strong beautiful body.  Available as a day session or within our Women’s Retreat

Which Ayurvedic massage is right for you?

Ayurvedic Massage

Come experience how our Ayurvedic Massage treatments can beautify you from the inside out...

I am so pleased to be able to offer 3 new transformative Ayurvedic Massages as part of my holistic offerings.

1.  Kansa Wand Facelift Massage 1 hr

This is a stand alone session that will leave you feeling truly relaxed and connected. 

2.  Vatki Foot Massage 40 min

The soles of our feet can open the doors of our body’s internal pharmacy.

3. Ayurvedic Touch – a 3.5 hr Full Body Pampering

I have had such wonderful feedback from everyone that has received these beautiful Ayurvedic Massages, that they are certain to become a firm favourite with all my clients.

Most traditional ayurvedic massage uses ghee,  to massage the body as it balances all three doshas.  However, if you are booking in for the Ayurvedic Touch session, we will work out what your unique dosha is, and therefore create an aromatherapy remedy to suit your bodies needs, and this is what you will be massaged with. 

We also outsource authentic herbal formulations from an ayurvedic supplier, therefore you do have the opportunity to receive your treatment specifically for the prakruti of Pitta, Kapha or Vata.


How can stimulating marmani make a difference to your health?

What are Marmani?

A marma is a vital energy point located on the surface of the body...

Ayurveda holds that a human being is not a solid, stable material structure but an ever-changing, dynamic collection of energy and intelligence in the larger field of energy and intelligence that is the universe. 

As the body is alive and pulsating with energy, there can be innumerable “energy points” within it and upon the surface, but Ayurveda texts have described 117 major marmani.

These points are “vital” because they are infused with prana, the life force, and imbued with consciousness.  Consciousness expresses itself in lively, concentrated form at these points.  Thus, marmani serve as bridge or doorway between the body, mind and soul.

Varman is another term synonymous with marma.  It is translated as secretive, hidden or delicate point. 


The Sanskrit word marma actually means mortal or vulnerable point, suggesting areas that may be tender, weak or sensitive.  They are located at anatomical sites where veins, arteries, tendons, bones or joints intersect.  Marma also derives from the etymological root mar, which means “to kill”, and certain marmani related to heart, trachea, and testicles are so vital that damage to them can cause instant death.

Ayurvedic texts...

How can stimulating marmani make a difference to your health?

What are the function of Marmani?

The function of the marmani during the Ayurvedic Massage...

Marmani facilitate cellular communication, serve as diagnostic indicators, and have a virtually unlimited number of therapeutic applications, including relief of pain, detoxification, and more…

The energy points have a wide range of functions that affect body, mind and spirit.   Marmani also cleanse, pacify, rejuvenate, calm the mind and emotions, enhance awareness, and serve as vehicles of preventative care.

Marma points can be used both diagnostically and therapeutically. In addition to serving as junction points between mind and body, they can be connecting points between patient and healer. 

Attentively listening to the subtle information the body offers, an Ayurvedic healer gains access to the state of balance or imbalance of a person. This can occur even when the patient and healer are the same person, for bringing attention to marma points can catalyze a self –referral healing process.

 Activating these vital energy-rich marma points support the body’s perpetual quest for balance and healing.


Ayurveda, pronounced aye-your-vay-duh, is the sister science of yoga, focused on balancing the mind and body for radiant health...

Ayurvedic texts...

Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic Massage targets the marmani on the body, which give direct and focused treatment, bringing about instantaneous relief...

Ayurveda is known to have existed 5000 years ago, and it is generally considered by many scholars and historians, as the oldest living system of medicine and health care in the world.
As the “science of life”, the focus of Ayurveda has always been on creating a balanced, vibrant state of healthy mind, body and spirit.

Each Ayurvedic Massage is tailored to a person’s individual constitution/prakruti.

The great thing about having an Ayurvedic Massage is that it targets the marmani on the body (similar to traditional chinese medicine, acupressure points) which gives direct and focused treatment, bringing about almost instantaneous results to areas that are holding blockages and pain. Ayurveda is all about balance and homeostasis, which means the results are longer lasting and more powerful.



Whether for prevention, healing or rejuvenation, all of the ayurvedic sessions are individually tailored for maximum benefit, according to a person’s prakruti or individual constitution.

Pauline Cannon

What's involved in an Ayurvedic Massage


Firstly, we start with a 15-questionnaire to ascertain your specific dosha/constitution.  This will help us gather any further information that we can use to get you back on track with your health and wellbeing.

Most importantly, we will also talk about what has been happening in your world, including any medical conditions, injuries or allergies that are showing themselves. 


This is an opportunity to have an honest chat about your lifestyle, relationship issues, traumas or stress triggers, that you may currently be experiencing. I will also ask you which preferences you have for touch, and if there are any areas on your body that you feel need more attention, ie. back or feet etc

Then while you get ready to receive your Ayurvedic Massage, I  create an immune boosting,  ayurvedic aromatherapy remedy to be used in your treatment.


Once you are settled on the comfortable massage bed, and the oil is ready and warmed, the session can begin. See below for more details on each ayurvedic massage.


I would definitely recommend this treatment for people that are fearful or shy to receive a full body massage, and who want a healthier alternative to botox/cosmetic type treatment. It is great for relaxation and firming/toning the skin. Yes, I would continue with the treatments. r

Marilyn - Case Study Participant - age 65
Choose your Session

Vatki feet & Legs

$ 80
  • 45min

Kansa Wand
Facelift Massage

$ 120
  • 60 min

Ayurvedic Nurture

$ 350
  • 3.5hr
  • + kansa wand facelift
  • +vatki bowl feet&legs
  • + Hot Stones
  • unwinding of the belly

Kansa Vatki Foot massage

The Kansa Vatki Foot Massage is our entry level ayurvedic massage. 

It is a simple, drug free method for reducing stress and boosting the body’s vital energy (prana).

According to Dr Vasant Lad (a leading Ayurvedic physician), we can reduce stress, activate our immune system and heal our body, mind and consciousness through the simple act of a foot massage. 

The soles of our feet can open the doors of our body’s internal pharmacy.

Because the feet work in conjunction with the legs, knees, hips and back, foot problems can lead to muscle tension in the body – especially the back, neck and shoulders. This can intensify fatigue and irritability.

The Kansa Vatki Foot Massage is a blissful relaxing massage that includes stimulation of the marma points on the feet and legs, using ghee and the Kansa Vatki Bowl.  

It is perfect for those people that need deep relaxation, immune building therapy and pampering on a budget.  


Kansa Wand Facelift Massage

Ayurvedic Kansa Wand Face Massage is a holistic rejuvenating tool to repair and lift the skin tone on the face.

You are invited to enjoy one hour of total relaxation while your face, neck and head receive a slow and precise Ayurvedic Kansa Wand Face massage.

Regular face massages lift and tone muscles, soften your features and keep you looking radiant with the renewed blood and oxygen supply to your face.

Kneading facial muscles brings nutrients to the treated area, helping the collagen fibres retain their elasticity. Stimulating the marma points and lymph nodes releases energy blockages and trapped toxins.

During this deeply restorative treatment you can easily slip into slumber while the  customized blend of aromatherapy oil is massaged gently into your facial and neck muscles thereby balancing your doshas, relieving neck tension and headaches and detoxing your body and refreshing your spirit.

This session is made up of two parts…
Massage of the Marma Points
Massage with the Kansa Wand

Clients have reported feeling more connected and at peace, softer skin, improvement in skin tone and texture as well as improvement in sinus congestion, tooth ache, improvement to libido, digestion and sleep 

*This is a stand alone session that will leave you feeling truly relaxed and connected. 


Ayurvedic Touch Full Body Nurture

Ayurvedic Touch Full Body Nurture is a 3.5 hour pamper session which includes both the Kansa Vatki foot Massage and the Kansa Wand Facelift Massage in addition to a deeply nurturing detoxing therapeutic full body massage.

This beautiful Ayurvedic Massage begins with a full consultation, where we discover your unique dosha and talk about how to improve your health and well-being through diet, exercise and stress management.

Once we have completed the consultation, I can create the dosha specific remedy that will be used during your treatment.

The treatment…

We shall begin with massaging your hot oil blend to the back of your body, stimulating marma points and releasing any tension or knots to the back, neck, legs and buttocks,  using a combination of hands, wands and hot stones. 

Once completed you will be able to have a quick break before we continue to dive into a deeper state of relaxation where you will receive the next part of your treatment to the front of your body.

*The whole session takes 3.5 hours but allow for 4 hours

Includes refreshments  herbal tea/fruit 


Ayurvedic Massage - is for you if you need...

to release migraines /build your immune system

Just having a massage is relaxing, but if you know where the release buttons (marmani) are like I do, the tension headaches and migraines ebb away with the soothing oils, and the gentle touch

release tension in any part of your body

learn ways of connecting mindfully and from an open heart space. Ayurvedic Massage can be an intuitive inquiry into why the body is holding tension, are you running on adrenalin, not breathing deep enough? We check in with all these things to get you back on track

to relax and have a bloody good massage

This is one of the most popular sessions to receive when you are on a budget, but don't want to skimp on quality of touch. With Ayurvedic Massage you still receive, deep nurturing, high quality touch & great therapeutic bodywork

need touch

We all thrive on receiving touch. These beautiful massages are curated specifically for you, so you may speak to me about the way you wish to be touched, and I will do my best to provide the best holistic ayurvedic massage you have ever received

to improve communication

Communication is a super important key ingredient in having truly loving, honest and authentic relationships, yet we are so afraid to speak our truth to the ones that we love. The energy shifts that happen during an Ayurvedic Massage encourage you to find your voice again

to prepare for a sports event or a life event

Ayurveda is honestly one of the most complete healing modalities available to you. From preparation to an event as well as aftercare

to learn how to manage stress effectively

Our Ayurvedic Massage is deeply nurturing, drawing on the 5000 year old ancient indian healing science

recovering from an injury or an illness

The organic free flow nature of our sessions, supports total health and wellbeing. Listening in carefully to your bodies specific needs to fully support you.


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What You Can Expect Every Time...

Duty of Care

It is my intention to keep you safe during your session, my safety and hygiene protocols are of the highest standard


Everything that you share with me is sacred and is held in the strictist confidence


Learn new ways to connect through breathwork, sound, movement and mindful touch

custom created

Each session is custom created to your specific needs


Everyone deserves to be treated as an equal with respect and non judgement


Your body will feel more balanced and grounded. Experience deep peace and relaxation in our private studio

A Review

I think my sinus is much better. I can wake up most mornings and not have a blocked up head. My well-being, considering I have had some dental work ongoing, has been pretty good. I have not felt unwell. After the last treatment I did not experience the tiredness that I had previously. Budget allowing I would love to continue these treatments. I particularly loved the aromatherapy hot stone massage with foot and face included. I have told my friends about this. I have been recommending the treatments to people I know and will continue to do so. Also, Pauline’s skill and gentle nurturing ways are just wonderful. I think the Kansa Wand Massage has had really good results with the tone of my skin. Ï went to a school reunion last week and I constantly had comments about how well I was holding my age and how good I looked. I was really chuffed to think that so many people said that to me. The Kansa Wand Massage has enhanced the youthfulness of my face. The surprise of the Kansa Wand Massage was the transition from the hands to the wand was not obvious. It flowed almost as one continuous movement. I was surprised that I slept - it was so relaxing and enjoyable but I was sorry I was not fully aware of every second of it.
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It is quite normal to feel vulnerable when receiving any kind of massage therapy. As a practitioner, I am acutely aware of the need to make my clients feel comfortable. I pride myself on having an easy going, non-judgmental manner that hopefully, puts people at ease quite quickly.  I am sure you will love the experience of freedom that bodywork brings about.

This will depend on the session chosen. Therapeutic and Sacred sessions are full clothed.  Certain full body massage/loving touch/mini-surrender or the  longer tantric sessions that require two way touch or skin on skin contact for deeper intimacy may require a naturist approach. However the options will be discussed with you before the session begins.

Full Service (sexual intercourse) is not a service that is included in our practice.  However we do believe that you may have a most enjoyable, liberating and fun time receiving the session that is created for you.

Mindful touch and total presence is encouraged during any full body massage/loving touch/mini-surrender or tantric session. However each person involved in the session (both client/s and therapist/s) will be encouraged to speak consciously about their personal needs/boundaries/fears/desires prior to the session commencing.

Hugs are great.  However, we understand that some people may have boundaries around touch.  So permission is always asked rather than assuming that a person would enjoy a hug.

Yoni is a sanskrit word for Vulva/Vagina/Pussy – according to tantric philosophy the Yoni is the source of all that exists and represent Shakti and Devi, the creative force that moves throughout the entire universe.

Lingam is a sanskrit word for Penis – loosely translated as the Wand of Light that channels creative energy and pleasure.

Full Body Massage also known as Loving Touch or Sacred Sensual Massage.  This is a sensual awakening session, in which the client is nude, and the entire body is massaged, including in men the penis and prostate and in women, the yoni and breasts. It is a complete massage with every body part included unless specifically requested otherwise.

A Stress Management Massage is a therapeutic bodywork experience that includes the whole body minus the genitals.  It does however include breasts and buttocks, as well as reflexology to face, feet and hands and unwinding of the belly.

The Mini-Surrender session is a shorter, entry level sensation building session that allows the client to dip their toes into BDSM whereas the Absolute Surrender Session is a deeper dive that includes role play and significant fetish and fantasy implementation.

No, Kissing is fluid exchange, and a high risk behaviour that could  spread STD’s. Therefore it is not encouraged. Unless of course you are attending a Couples Intimacy Session, then kissing is encouraged between people that share a fluid bond. 

If you are feeling like it is time to start feeling great again and reconnect with yourself, boost your self confidence as well as your immune system, de-stress and receive some beautiful loving bodywork, I encourage you to call me to book some time to nurture yourself, so that you too may start enjoying your life with bliss, love & anticipation. 


My Passion

Is to listen, support, guide, nurture and inspire men, women and couples to experience juicy optimal wellbeing through consciously created bodywork sessions, intimacy retreats and talk therapy
The Process To Get Started...

1. Get In Touch

Let's have a chat so we can discuss your needs and create a plan

2. Choose a Date

Let's synchronize our calendars, day/evening/weekend

3. Payment in Advance

Secure your booking with a deposit via Direct Debit, PayPal or Stripe

4. Turn Up & Enjoy

The excitement will be building...I look forward to meeting you soon

Connect With Me

Address: 327 Ngutumanga Road
RD3 Te Aroha - New Zealand

Mobile: +6421 025 12226
landline: 07 884-7014

Email: pauline@nurturingmassage.co.nz


See you soon, Pauline xx

Please know... Everything you share with me is kept strictly confidential.

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