Find the Old and New, East and West at Penahki Ayurveda

Komal Khalsa Mehls

by Martin Miron

Komal Khalsa Mehls, owner of Penahki Ayurveda massage & skincare, practices a variety of massage modalities, including Ayurvedic therapies. She says, “We offer a place of comfort, relaxation, tranquility and peace. Our focus is to offer practical advice through consultation on diet and lifestyle, aiming to restore or improve one’s health through massage, immunity enhancing treatments, panchakarma (body purification) and the use of organic herbal supplements.” She offers Ayurvedic therapies, Ayurvedic wellness consultations, Ayurvedic herbal care and Ayurvedic skincare.

Mehls explains, “Our objective is to teach individuals how to create and maintain balance in their body and mind by providing safe, effective and authentic organic Ayurvedic therapies, products and through Penahki Ayurvedic herbal handcrafted skincare. We aspire to bring joy to our clients as only a healthy body, mind and spirit can experience.”

Ancient Ayurvedic therapies relieve pain, increase circulation, stimulate and strengthen the lymphatic system, and are said to open the flow of life force in order to cleanse and revitalize the body. “Essential oils used in Ayurvedic therapies are very nourishing and detoxifying, slow the aging process, leaving skin soft and shiny. Other benefits include stress relief and the generation of positive emotions to make us feel better physical and mentally,” she states.

Born and raised in India, Mehls shares, “The simplicity of my culture, the depth of wisdom in the culture and its roots always intrigued me and grounded me; at the same time, the curiosity to dig deeper took my path to Ayurveda and yoga. What started as a self-discovery path 13 years ago changed me completely; it helped me and encouraged me to love myself deeply and ignited the healer in me, and the learning was so profound that I couldn’t help myself share it with the world.”

Mehls explains, “Seeing people transform, seeing clients coming out of the therapy looking calm, serene and radiant—you can see miraculous changes after just a single therapy. People willing to work towards the change and having an open-minded approach toward Ayurveda is so rewarding and fulfilling. Some things are unexplainable, like a bike ride can only be experienced just like a swim or a dance, or a hike and the feeling when you reach the peak. These experiences are internal, and everyone has their own personal experience with it. Sadly, we miss the fun if we don’t try them ourselves; similarly, the journey of Ayurveda can only be experienced and is hard to explain.”

For those seeking a gentle and holistic approach to well-being. Penahki Ayurveda has created a personal nurturing experience encompassing outstanding therapies that uniquely reflect the fusion of the 5,000-year-old wisdom of Ayurvedic healing and modern modalities and therapies. Mehls says, “We work with you and where you are at. Our approach is very gentle, and yet result-oriented.”

Penahki Ayurveda is located at 73 Washington St., in, Saratoga Springs. For appointments and more information, call 518-429-8716 or visit