"Dylan, my Ayurvedic Practitioner of choice in Australia, is an expert at knowing how to properly move imbalances from all the tissues of the body in a very systematic way. It’s a system of consciousness moving consciousness. Dylan is a premier conscious man, and what he does with his hands is a reflection of his consciousness. He is able to move imbalances out of your body to allow it to be expelled in a proper and safe way. This method is Abhyanga. After a treatment with Dylan, the body is able to release the consciousness into its fullest potential. What I experience when I am treated by Dylan is an experience of the restoration of creative intelligence of the body that then liberates the mind to be able to perform at its fullest potential."
Thom Knoles, Maharishi Vyasananda, Vedic Master 

“I’ve sent my mother, my partner and my best friends to Dylan. His expertise and care are exceptional. He's truly impressive.”
Jo, journalist

Abhyanga Testimonials

“I have had quite a few Ayurvedic massage over the years, and that was the best one I have ever had, without a doubt.”
Simon Borg-Oliver, Yoga Master

"During my Abhyangha session I completely lost myself and I began to feel like an ancient land being shaped and sculpted by the elements. Each stroke and touch evoked the sensation of ocean currents, tides and powerful winds shifting and configuring my earthen body - deeply cleansing me.  It was an incredible feeling. Dylan truly is a master at what he does. Jai Guru Deva."
Tory, Meditation Teacher

“I don’t even have words for how good that was.”
Suparna, entrepreneur, after an Abhyanga

“I feel like i have had a 1 week sleep…and i hadn’t been sleeping at night because of too much going on in my mind.”
Rao, businessman, after an Abhyanga

"Dylan's attention to client specific needs is sensitive and thorough. His facilitation to my Abhyanga massages prompted full release of traumatic muscle memory caused by physical and emotional distress. Our sessions together nurture physical emotional and spiritual vitality."
Max, musician

"The best Abhyanga outside of India. For an authentic Ayurvedic massage, I highly recommend Dylan. His attention to all the subtle details of Ayurveda; from the hot oil to his intention while treating you make for a wonderful experience. He is a gifted healer and you will come away from the treatment feeling calm, centred and happy. It is so much more than a massage."
Limor Babai, Meditation Teacher

“That was the best experience i have ever had in my life. Everyone has to try this!”
Sarah, Student after an Abhyanga

Danna, psychologist, after an abhyanga

“The Abhyanga session was the most relaxed I have been in months.”
Danielle, artistic director

"I was recently massaged by Dylan Smith and found him to be a total professional. thoroughly well prepared, courteous, discreet and clearly well practiced. His massage technique was firm without being painful, he made sure I was comfortable and informed as he conducted the massage and I was able to fully relax and enjoy the experience. In fact I may even have drifted off for a few blissful minutes there! I highly recommend him."
Martin, actor

Other Testimonials

“I wanted to cry. Cry out of happiness. Laugh and cry. That was so amazing! Such a strong feeling of ectasy and happiness, like an orgasm…my body needed it… bliss.”
Lora, graphic designer, after Abhyanga + Sound healing session.

“I woke up feeling really open and revitalised, I had so much tension and energy that needed to be released. The didge stimulated some strong energy, I feel more alert and positive.”
Lora, graphic designer, the morning after the Abhyanga + Sound healing session.

"Dylan is a dedicated and talented Ayurvedic practitioner who studied under the renowned Raju family in India. He has access to high quality special herbs and traditional Indian medicine. I had lower back issues and completed a series of 7 Basti's which included massage with medicated oils. The quality of the treatment , the setting, even down to the relaxing whale music, made it a very special experience. Not only has it alleviated my back pain but also gave me a rejuvenated psychological boost. I actually attended a brief mini panchakarma session for a week in India with Basti’s but found Dylan's Basti’s to be more effective, this might have to do with his strong healing energy, his intention and use of quality medicated oils."
Trevor, Recruiting Agent

"Incredible! Instantly cured my jetlag, after a long haul Paris-Sydney flight."
Neomal, business man, after the TakraDhara treatment

“Last night was incredible. Woke up feeling AMAZING today. Awesome! Delicious. Feel so energetic today.”
Jessica, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and Meditation Teacher, the morning after a ShiroDhara.

"Discovering Ayurveda about 10 years ago remains one of the most profoundly significant experiences of my life. Being a mum with young children the opportunity for me to return to India for some authentic healing is a while away so to recently discover Dylan Smith of Vital Veda in Bondi is wonderful. He is living his Dharma and offering such a beautiful gift of deep, nourishing healing. I just blissed out during an Abhyangha and have booked in for next week too. Dylan is amazing. I am so grateful to him for doing what he does.”
Amy, Psychologist

“I was fortunate enough to have a consultation with Dylan when his close associate from India, Dr Raju visited Melbourne in June. The experience was rather eye-opening and unique. Dr Raju was humble yet freakishly insightful and Dylan expertly interpreted/explained the treatments as well as dispensing correct medicines and answering any questions I had. A memorable and excellent experience.”
J.C. Bloomer, Designer

"On another positive note, my hair is like it was when I was a young girl!"
Merilyn, 76 and retired, after 2 TakraDhara treatments.

"I recently attended Vital Veda for a series of Janu Basti (Knee Basti). After suffering with discomfort in my knees and calves for as long as I could remember, the tension and pain has incredibly disappeared since having this treatment. Dylan is learned, thoughtful and combines the treatment with a holistic approach to wellness management. Will be returning for future treatments ASAP!"
Justin, Lawyer

“I had pain and troubles with my knees for quite a while. At one point I was in excruciating pain for 2 weeks, waiting for Dylan to get back from travels. After just 3 of these treatments, the pain is almost completely gone..I haven’t felt the way I feel, in a hell of a long time.”
Sandy during a Janu (Knee) Basti series.

“I have noticed that my legs no longer get cramps when I am taking Kesha Rasayana (Raju herbs at Vital Veda) and my hair and nails which took a battering when I had radiation and chemo are really improving.”
Faye, Carer