About Us - Massage Therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner


Shanthy Jayakumar - DAM, RAC, LMT


Shanthy received her Diploma in  Ayurvedic Medicine (DAM) in Sri Lanka, where Ayurvedic and alternative  health systems are the primary platform of medicine. She spent the  following 9 years there practicing as an Ayurvedic medical practitioner  at Mother Theresa Medicare, during which her skills and passion for  Ayurveda developed. In the following years, Shanthy moved to the US with  her family and began to move toward a different career path. After  completing her Associates Degree (AAS) in business Administration and  Computer Information Systems, Shanthy spent 4 years working in business  and computer management. During this time, she came to realize that her  purpose was not in business but rather in wellness. She wanted to help  Ayurveda and holistic health systems take root in Western New York. As a  result, Shanthy set out to obtain proper certification to expand her  knowledge of Ayurveda and alternative medicine systems. In doing so, she  began incorporating the traditions of Massage and Bodywork with her  knowledge of Ayurveda. 

Shanthy  continued on to become a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and  Nationally Certified Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Practitioner  (NCTMB). She uses this unique combination of disciplines to determine a  holistic treatment for her clients. In congruence with Ayurvedic diet  and lifestyle, herbal healing, nutrition, and preventative strategies.  Shanthy has a special focus in women’s health and wellness therapies.  Additionally, she specializes in Panchakarma therapy, chronic pain,  pregnancy, and medical massages.  


Shanthy is now a member of Bodywork  Massage Professionals and the New York Institute of Massage Therapy  Alumni Association allowing her to connect with various active  practitioners in the field. Her current business, Harisa Ayurvedic  Wellness Center, has been a growing and expanding since July of 2011.  During which period her education and knowledge has continued to expand  with both experience and the guidance of others. Shanthy is truly  committed to helping Ayurveda and wellness grow and become more  accessible for all. 

We thank you for entrusting us with your health and wellness care.

Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine (DAM)

 License Massage Therapist (LMT)
Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCTMB)
Associate Degree (AAS) in Business Administration 
Associate Degree  (AAS) in Computer Information System. 

Mother Theresa Medicare 
Worked as an Ayurvedic medical practitioner for 9 years in Sri Lanka.

Licensed Massage Therapist 
1 Year program totaling 1104 clock hours with Clinic based training and Six years LMT experience.

Best of Buffalo 2014 in Massage Therapy . More..

Best Business Hall of Fame 2016 . More..

Community Choice Award 2016 More ..

Ignite Award 2018 More..