Kuyam: the signature mud treatment at Spa Ojai
In every way, the Kuyam treatment at Spa Ojai is a celebration of the harmony of cultures. From the design and decor of the Kuyam chamber, to the use of healing clays and the sharing of a communal experience, the Kuyam marries the best of ancient traditions with the new. The word "kuyam" means "a place to rest together" in the language of the Chumash people who originally inhabited the Ojai Valley, but the Kuyam also takes inspiration from the traditional healing ways of many cultures.
This treatment combines the therapeutic effects of cleansing mud, dry heat, inhalation therapy and guided meditation. A terry wrap will be provided.
Accommodates up to eight men or women per session. Each guest is given three different clays; each one has base desert red clay, which is rich in minerals and is therefore very healing to the skin and body. The clays are blended with a unique blend of essential oils, giving each of the three clays different therapeutic values. The three clays are as follows:
Kuyam Mud Mask
Ancient Sea Clays from pristine deposits have a soothing and purifying effect on the skin and a healing and anti-inflammatory effect on the body in general. It can be used on the face or body to draw out toxins, and to reduce itching or inflammation. The signature essential oil blend of organic lemongrass, spearmint, lavender, chamomile and lime with a touch of rose is cooling and soothing to the body, mind and emotions. It will encourage a gentle detoxification process and stimulate cell renewal and instill a general feeling of well-being. May be applied anywhere on the body.
Meditation Clay Mask
Ancient Sea Clays from pristine deposits have a soothing and purifying effect on the skin and a healing and anti-inflammatory effect on the body in general. It may be used on the body to draw out toxins, and to reduce itching or inflammation. The pure essential oil blend that includes Frankincense, Vetiver and Peppermint is designed to calm and clarify the mind, slowing the breath rate and supporting a meditative and peaceful atmosphere. Try applying particularly to the upper chest, neck and shoulder region to ease breathing and relieve tension.
Relax Clay Mask
With pure cosmetic-grade desert clays and botanical essences, this clay mask for face and body is designed to nourish and detoxify your skin, leaving you feeling re-energized and refreshed. The fine grade of clays that we use offers not only a thorough detoxification of the skin, but also refines the pores creating a smooth and uniform complexion. The pure essential oil blend that includes sweet orange, ginger, lavender and chamomile is designed to be gently stimulating, increasing the peripheral circulation and further enhancing the detoxifying action. It is also supremely relaxing and comforting, soothing the digestive system, muscles and joints. Apply especially to the lower chest and belly region, and on all major joints.
Spa Ojai's Mind & Body Gym is well equipped with a state-of-the-art cardio theatre, a full selection of weight machines and free weights. Guests of the Inn are welcome to use the Gym daily between the hours of 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM. The Mind & Body Gym is limited to ages 16 and up only.
Our progressive cardiovascular and complete strength training equipment provides guests with a variety of options.
• Feel the difference with our state of the art Woodway treadmills.
• Techno Elliptical, The Wave, Stairmaster, Upright and Recumbent bikes, all with individual televisions.
• Concept 2 Indoor Rowers - Indoor Rowers are the machine of choice for guests of all ages and all athletic ability.
• Complete line of Techno strength training equipment and Double Tower Cable Machine
• Free weights, medicine balls, physio balls, and bosu
• Stretch area with Mats, Foam Rollers and Yoga Blocks
Complimentary fitness classes in our Mind & Body Studio offer awe-inspiring views of the Inn and Spa Ojai Village. Please inquire in advance about our personalized wellness programs, private training and fitness classes, private small and large group classes, private hikes, and geocaching adventures.
*Spa Village is a Freedom Zone. We are free from cell phones, electronics, pets and children. Young adults over the age 16 are allowed in the Mind & Body Gym and Spa Ojai Village. Please respect these restrictions.