What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a traditional Indian healing art. It is the oldest surviving health system. The word Ayurveda comes from Sanskrit and refers to the science of long and healthy life, life wisdom or life science. Ayurveda is a combination of practical experience and philosophy that focuses on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects that are important to human health and disease. This makes Ayurveda a holistic system; for body, mind and soul.

Ayurveda shows us how we can preserve our health, energy and enthusiasm for life into old age.

The three principles of life

In the typology of Ayurveda one speaks of three different life energies, the so-called Doshas

  • Vata (wind, air and ether), the principle of movement
  • Pitta (Feuer und Wasser), das Feuer- bzw. Stoffwechselprinzip
  • Kapha (earth and water), the structural principle

Ayurvedic conception says that these 3 Doshas occur in every organism. In a healthy organism, these “energies” should be in a harmonious balance. In general, there are one or two generally prevailing Doshas in each individual. More rarely all three Doshas are equally pronounced. The Ayurvedic treatments, methods and products bring the Doshas back to the same level since imbalances can cause dysfunction both physically and psychologically.

Experience AYURVEDA close up in our wonderful spa in the Hotel Rössli Gourmet & Spa. Let our therapists advise you, find out about your Doshas and enjoy complete relaxation with our Ayurveda treatments.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you.

Abhyanga – oil massage

The oil massage is one of the oldest treatments of Ayurveda. The massage is carried out according to traditional Indian healing art. With the “technique of loving hands”, fragrant herbal oils are massaged into your body with gentle strokes and circles. The oils are selected before the massage depending on your Dosha type. Abhyanga oil massages harmonize body, mind and soul. The massage is relaxing, balancing, energizing and healing. In addition, the body gets back a high level of vitality and zest for life.


50 minutesCHF 140
80 minutesCHF 180

This massage is recognized by Swiss health insurances.
Please check with your health insurance beforehand if you’re eligible for financing.


Forehead oil casting is an ayurvedic treatment in which a warm essential oil mixture is poured on the forehead (third eye) to soothe body mind and soul. Includes a head / face / décolleté massage. The skin smoothes and tensions on the face and scalp, migraines, internal stress and nervousness dissolve. It creates a deep state of detachment.


50 minutesCHF 140


This ayurvedic foot / leg massage ensures that you get back the ground under your feet! The foot bath and foot peeling at the beginning prepares the feet for the massage. This massage is an extremely fine and soothing treatment that has a revitalizing and invigorating effect on the whole organism. The massage has a soothing and balancing effect and thus leads to a state of deep relaxation. Special pressure / stroking / pulling techniques on the feet and legs enable or relax certain points and special blockages throughout the body can be relieved.


50 minutesCHF 125

On request: please register in advance.


In Ayurveda, the head is called the “Gate of Heaven”, through which we humans experience our true nature! This massage is a special head, neck and shoulder massage that helps to relax the whole body. The blood circulation in the head is improved, tensions are relieved and fatigue is prevented. The shoulder and neck area is loosened so that the “heavy load and tension we are wearing” can be released.


25 minutesCHF 70

On request: please register in advance.

If you do not arrive at the agreed starting time for a booked treatment, the duration of treatment shortens by the corresponding delay (without reduction of the treatment costs). If you cancel a booked treatment less than 24 hours before the start, we will charge you 50% of the treatment costs.


Dear guests

At the moment we are only open on weekends (Friday to Sunday) until Thursday, February 4th, 2021.

You can reach us from Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on +41 41 392 27 27 and by email at mail@roessli.ch. The rest of the week we can be reached as normal.

Best regards

Your Hotel Rössli team

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