The Wellness Center at Down Under
Ayurveda | Massage & Bodywork | Mindfulness
Whether it is rejuvenating massage, balancing herbal oil treatments or personalized ayurvedic lifestyle consultations, the wellness center at Down Under will help you achieve your optimum state of health.
Two Convenient Locations
One block west from the yoga studio.
Located in the yoga studio
Massage & Bodywork
Our skilled practitioners work with you during individualized sessions to address your unique body and goals.
Western massage techniques meet the wisdom of the East in individualized bodywork sessions that integrate orthopedic use of myofascial release and neuromuscular massage with acupressure and Reiki. This combination invites the nervous system to relax, while initiating the body’s innate healing response. By gently creating space within the connective tissue, areas of chronic pain immobilized due to injury or stress, begin to unwind and return to their beneficial length and function. Prenatal massage is also available at both locations, and is recommended during all trimesters to help reduce back pain and muscular tension, stretch compressed areas and help Moms experience deep relaxation before and after labor. Offered in Newton & Brookline.
Massage Newcomer Special, $85 (60 minutes), $100 (60 minutes), $125 (75 minutes), $140 (90 minutes)
Prenatal Massage is recommended during all trimesters to help reduce back pain and muscular tension, stretch compressed areas and help Moms experience deep relaxation before and after labor. Offered in Newton and Brookline.
$100 (60 minutes), $125 (75 minutes), $140 (90 minutes)
This classical massage incorporates myofascial release, assisted stretching and neuromuscular therapy. Primarily tailored to target the clients goals, together discussing health history and postural analysis. Treatment is meant to be firm at times, yet gentle and relaxing to give lasting results of pain relief, increase of movement and decrease in muscle tension. Offered in Brookline.
$125 (75 minutes)
Thai Massage is a dynamic combination of myo-fascial stretching, joint mobilization, acupressure, energy balancing, rhythmic deep tissue compression, soft tissue manipulation, assisted yoga postures and mindfulness. Employing an exceptionally wide range of techniques in its repertoire, the practitioner uses thumbs, fingers, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet. A comfortably soothing, meditative, rocking motion is its trademark, while joints are opened, muscles and tendons stretched, internal organs toned, and vitality increased. Offered in Brookline.
$185 (90 minutes)
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on treatment focused on the alignment of bones of the skull, vertebra and sacrum, as well as the associated systems of nerves, membranes and fluids. Nicole draws from a range of disciplines including traditional Eastern and Western massage, craniosacral therapy and other techniques to relieve pain and tension, restore movement and flexibility and promote healing. Specializing in women's health, structural integration, myofascial release and the treatment of injury and scar tissue, Nicole Clark designs a treatment tailored to each client’s specific needs.
$125 (60 minutes), $185 (90 minutes), $250 (120 minutes)
Reiki is a form of energy therapy where the therapist uses gentle touch or hovering hands to direct healing energy towards the client. This interaction can create a deep sense of relaxation as well as assist in profound healing energetically and physically. Whether you seek physical or emotional healing or relaxation, a Reiki session is a great way to explore your capacity to do so naturally.
$100 (60 minutes)
Personalized sessions allow opportunity to explore mindfulness one-on-one with Yenkeui or Rich. You can learn to start a home practice, request specific guided meditations or simply have time to ask questions.
Ayurvedic Consultations and Treatment
Commit to your health. Learn about your unique constitution (dosha) and learn how to remedy any current imbalances while preventing future issues from arising. With time and one on one, work with a skilled practitioner, this program will allow you to dive deeper into healthy eating and lifestyle habits by integrating daily routines that nourish you in the midst of your day-to-day rhythms. Offered in Newton and Brookline.
Personalized consultations teach you how to incorporate Ayurveda in your everyday life for optimum health and wellness. Our consultants work with your own unique circumstances to introduce thoughtful, sustainable lifestyle changes to bring you into balance during the present season and your current stage of life. Offered in Newton & Brookline.
Initial Consult, $100 (60 minutes), Follow-up, $115 (60 minutes), $85 (45 minutes)
For previous clients who are looking for additional support these four, 45 minute sessions are focused on helping you find and maintain balance during the major shifts that accompany any seasonal change. Work one on one with one of our skilled practitioners to focus on diet and lifestyle techniques specific for your body as you shift from season to season. These sessions will prepare you to set yourself up for success in seasonal shifts to come. Offered in Newton and Brookline. Package expires in one year.
Whether your goal is a simple reset or a deep dive to improve digestion & energy patterns, set yourself up for success with a fully supported cleansing experience. Find a cleanse that works best for your goals and your life and one of our skilled practitioners will guide you through pre-cleanse prep to help customize your cleanse in a way that is most supportive to your unique constitution. Treat yourself to a detoxifying and restorative abhyanga treatment during the cleanse to calm the body and mind as you naturally remove any built-up stagnation. Our practitioners will be with you every step of the way; a follow-up appointment is included in this package to ensure your new routines and rhythms stick with you after your cleanse is complete. Offered in Newton or Brookline.
Price: Includes an initial 60 minute consultation pre-cleanse, a 60 minute abhyanga during the cleanse, and a 45 minute consultation post-cleanse. All cleanses sold separately through the Boston Ayurveda School.
A rejuvenating and detoxifying treatment, combining classical massage techniques with traditional Ayurvedic practices of rare aromatherapy essential oils. This choreographed facial and full body treatment works with the energy channels to provide balance, reduce stress and induce better sleep. Each session begins with a foot ritual of mineral-rich Himalayan crystal salts and in the 90 minute treatment, enjoy a heavenly Facial Marma Massage as muscles slowly release tension accumulated from day to day stressors. Offered in Brookline.
$125 (60 minutes), $150 (90 minutes)
(Ayurvedic Herbal Oil Treatment): This treatment features a full body application of individualized herbal-oil, which nourishes the skin, aids in removing impurities, stimulates lymphatic circulation and removes stagnant waste. It also relaxes the mind and body, and enhances the ability of nutrients to reach cells. Offered in Brookline.
$100 (60 minutes)
This treatment begins with a full body, dry lymphatic skin brushing with silk gloves and includes a nourishing full body application of individualized herbal-oil. The treatment finishes with Champi, an application of oil to the scalp. Offered in Brookline.
$125 (75 minutes)