Panchakarma is the way of purification and decoxification of body. Panchakarma means “five therapies”. These 5 therapeutic Ayurvedic treatments eliminate toxins from the body, they are : Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti and Raktamosksha. Panchakarma treats almost every ailment and healthy people can also have it to be healthier. But the treatment needs some ayurvedic preoperational activity which includes the following:
Vamana is a medicated emesis therapy which removes Kapha toxins collected in the body and the respiratory tract. This is given to people with high Kapha imbalance. Daily treatment involves loosening and mobilizing the toxins in an effort to finally eliminate them.
Benefits of Vamana: Bronchial Asthma, Chronic Allergies, Hay Fever, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Hyperacidity, Chronic Indigestion Nasal Congestion, Edema, Obesity, Psychological disorders, Skin disorders.
Virechana is medicated purgation therapy which removes Pitta toxins from the body that are accumulated in the liver and gallbladder. It completely cleanses the gastro-intestinal tract. It is a safe procedure without side effects. Benefits of Virechana help root out Chronic Fever, Diabetes, Asthma, Skin disorders such as Herpes, Paraplegia, Hemiplegia Joint disorders, Digestive disorders, Constipation, Hyperacidity, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Headaches, Elephantiasis and Gynecological disorders.
Vasti (Enema) is considered as the mother of all Panchakarma treatments. It cleanses the accumulated toxins from all the 3 doshas : Vata, Pitta and Kapha, through the colon. Basti is also highly beneficial as a rejuvenating treatment. Medicated oil or ghee and an herbal decoction is given as enema to clean the colon and increase the muscle tone. This treatment is provided for several days, based on the medical condition of a person.
Benefits: For Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, Colitis, Convalescence, Cervical Spondylosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Digestive disorders, Backache & Sciatica, Hepatomegaly & Splenomegaly, Obesity, Piles, Sexual Debility & Infertility.
Nasya involves administration of medicated oil through the nose to cleanse accumulated Kapha toxins from the head and neck region. Based on the medical condition of a person, it can be given up to 30 days. Nasya benefits include Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bel’s Palsy, improves memory & eye sight, insomnia, elimination of excess mucus, hyper pigmentation in the face, pre-mature graying of hair, clarity of voice, headaches of various origins, Hemiplegia, loss of smell and taste, frozen shoulder, migraine, stiffness of the neck, nasal allergies, nasal polyp, neurological dysfunctions, Paraplegiar and sinusitis.
Raktamokshana is a procedure to cleanse the blood and is advised only in extremely rare conditions. It is NOT advised during general Panchakarma. Most Ayurveda Centers including ours do not offer Raktamokshana due to the high risk of infection involved in blood cleansing.
Abhyanga is a popular Ayurvedic massage. The Sanskrit word abhyanga itself means “to massage”. This massage has become popular because of its effective way of conditioning the body.Abhyanga is designed for the whole body, feet and palm. The massage is performed in 7 different body postures using herbal oils as the media.
Ayurvedic head massage focuses on the shoulders, neck, face and head, the areas most vulnerable to stress and tension. The head massage induces a state of calm, peace and tranquility and promotes high levels of alertness and concentration.
This is a traditional Ayurvedic facelift massage that will help you feel refreshed and relaxed. In this session, our trained therapists will use gentle massage techniques to give your skin a high level of smoothness and a glowing appearance. This is also one of the most natural, easy and effective ways of battling ageing problems such as uneven skin tone and wrinkles. Get healthier and younger looking skin.
Kerala Foot Massage
Foot massage is a unique practice of Kerala’s healing tradition. This system of massage is employed to build highest levels of strength and flexibility in”Kalaripayattu” – one of the most ancient schools of martial art, as well as in Kathakali, the classical performing art form of Kerala.
It is unique as the feet are predominantly used to deliver the treatment and the technique being precisely executed by the practitioner’s foot in long sweeping therapeutic motions from fingers to toe of the recipient. It mainly increases flexibility and strengthens muscles of back.
Sirodhara is the Ayurvedic body therapy that rejuvenates and revitalizes the body and mind. Luke warm herbal oil is poured in a continuous stream onto the forehead, while receiving a gentle massage on the head.It bestows better vision, better hearing, clears nasal problems and calms the body and mind.Sirodhara ultimately strengthens the physical constitution of the individual, mitigates stress and anxiety, hypertension, slows the aging process, improves memory and is known to have therapeutic effects on other neurological malfunctions.
Kalari Marma Massage
Kalari marma massage is a traditional Ayurvedic massage for stimulating vital points. This is a traditional Kerala ayurvedic massage using herb infused ayurvedic oils, performed by the therapist using his hand and feet, applying appropriate pressure to specific vital points/parts of the body. Marma abhyanga not only relieves back pain, stiffness and sports injuries but also stimulates various bodily organs and systems.
Ila Khizhi Also known as bolus bag therapy
Herbal poultices are prepared with various herbs and medicated powder. Entire body is massaged with these poultices after they are warmed in medicated oils. This promotes circulation and increases perspiration, which in turn help the skin eliminate the wastes there by improving skin tone. This is beneficial for Osteoarthritis with swelling, spondylosis and sports injuries and all other soft tissue inflammations especially for joint pains
Podikizhi -is a very relaxing therapy performed with herbal powder made from a potent mixture of 12 rejuvenating herbs. Here different herbs are powdered and kept in a poultices (kizhi). It is made warm in a pan and a general massage is done to the patient lying in a specially designed table to do panchakarma procedures. The bolus is gently massaged on different parts of the body. Podikizhi is an exhilarating treatment to relieve osteoarthritis, muscle spasms, rheumatoid arthritis etc.
Basti (Griva Basti, Janu Basti, Kadi Basti, Netra Basti)
Basti stands for oil retention in a container. Warm medicated oil is applied on the ill part of body with the specially formed frame on that area for the rejuvenation and repa