Ayurvedic Massage

Treatment plan is customized and Dosha driven.

Many of our treatments are based on the principles of Ayurveda, a 5,000-year old system of holistic Indian medicine. According to this philosophy, the key to a long and healthy life is achieving a balance between body, mind and spirit. Ayurvedic treatments work from the inside out to bring your dosha (personality) into perfect harmony so you can enjoy perfect health.
A Dosha is your personal physical attributes, Three doshas are sanskrit words that describe physical, emotional and mental tendencies.



Tend to be finer featured, thin and tends to become emotionally overwhelmed easily. Vata means movement in Sanskrit and is governed by the nervous system. Dry skin, constipation, nervous disorders like a scattered mind, insomnia, anxiety and overwhelm are indications of a Vata imbalance.


Tend to have proportioned and muscular body-types. Emotionally very driven and ambitious, and tend to be fiery.Pitta represents heat and all metabolic processes in the body. Inflammation to skin or other functions in the body and irritable, frustrated or impatient tendencies are indications of a Pitta imbalance.


Tend to have rounder, larger features. Emotionally more steadfast and solid. Kapha means fluidity so all the fluid systems in the body are governed by kapha. Weight gain, water retention and sluggishness can be indication of kapha imbalance

Ayurveda, like Chinese medicine is growing in popularity because people are more informed about natural medicine through Yoga and the importance of self-care. Ayurveda teaches us self care practices so we can take responsibility for our own health, and if we notice subtle changes in how we are feeling, simple corrections can be made through lifestyle adjustments, activity and food choices.

Vida has created its own all natural signature ayurvedic line that is made locally and used in our ayurvedic treatments. Some of the essential oils used in this line are eucalyptus, fennel and ginger for Vata, peppermint, lavender, sandalwood for Pitta and basil, juniper berry and rosemary for Kapha. These products can also be purchased for home care so guests can continue to balance their dosha at home.



Nourish and Revitalize. A unique massage method that applies generous amounts of warm oil over the body with extra attention to the head, neck and scalp. This technique optimizes the body’s systems, mobilizes joints and enhances tissue suppleness. Experience a sensation of profound relaxation that will stay with you for days.

60 / 90 / 120 MINUTES
Vancouver $200 / $300 / $400
60 / 90 / 120 MINUTES
Whistler $250 / $375 / $500


Detoxify and Cleanse. After an Ayurvedic massage, you are cocooned in our west coast cedar steam cabinet. A deeply aromatic enhanced by herbs customized to your dosha cleanses and detoxifies your system. A herbal powder brushing of entire body stimulates and exfoliates your skin to prevent re-entry of toxins.

90 / 120 MINUTES
Vancouver (The Westin Bayshore)  $330 / $440
Whistler $405 / $540


‘Shiro’ means head and ‘dhara’ means stream of flow. Shirodarha is a steady stream of warm oil flowing over the crown of the head continuously for 15-20 minutes. It is thought to be a pre-meditative technique to quiet the mind. When the oil nourishes the important nerves of the head, it settles all faculties of the brain and allows breathing to become full and relaxed. All Dosha’s benefit from the Shirodarha equally. Clients that have headaches, head congestion, difficulty sleeping or insomnia will benefit from this treatment.

 90 / 120 MINUTES
Vancouver   $315 / $420
Whistler $390 / $520


After a head and scalp massage a steady stream of warm oil flows over your third eye (forehead). Extend the benefits of this treatment by leaving the nourishing oil on your scalp for the evening.

Vancouver $210
Whistler $260


A combination of Ayurvedic treatments create the ultimate Vida experience: 90 mins Swedana / 60 mins Shirodhara Head and Scalp / 60 mins Sole Revival Reflexology / Choice of Ayurvedic body cream or oil based on your dosha for take home (3.5 hours).

*Not valid in conjunction with other discounts or promotions.

Vancouver $720
Whistler $890


Designed to cleanse and create balance throughout the body using the ancient Indian tradition of Ayurveda. Vida’s 3 or 5 day programs start with an individual consultation to determine your Dosha. Each treatment begins with a warm oiling of your body followed by an Ayurvedic Swedana Treatment with our West Coast Cedar Steam Cabinet to detoxify and cleanse. This steaming is followed by a dry flour brushing of your entire body to further exfoliate the skin and prevent the re-entry of toxins.


Three – 90 minute Ayurvedic Swedana Treatments

  • Ayurvedic Dosha Roll On
  • Niche Candle
  • Ayurvedic Body Cream
  • Ayurvedic Tea Blend
  • Ayurvedic Body Oil

Vancouver Actual Price ($1143.50) Package Price $990
Whistler Actual Price ($1379) Package Price $1215


Five – 90 minute Ayurvedic Swedana Treatments

  • Ayurvedic Dosha Roll On
  • Niche Candle
  • Ayurvedic Body Cream
  • Ayurvedic Tea Blend
  • Ayurvedic Body Oil

Vancouver Actual Price ($1803.50) Package Price $1650
Whistler Actual Price ($2189) Package Price $2025

From philosophy to practice, we aspire to deliver an unparalleled spa experience. We offer the most qualified therapists and the finest facilities and surroundings. This is the essence of our brand. Every Vida treatment, every Vida product and every Vida experience is committed to this promise.

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