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Ayurveda & Panchakarma

Ayurveda

Ayurvedic system of medicine is few thousand years old and time tested. This system is holistic and considers human being as part of collective consciousness or universal soul and nature. Unlike modern medical system which considers man as a thinking machine, Ayurveda clearly defines connection between body, mind and surrounding nature.

Being a complete system, Ayurveda is everlasting and it doesn’t need any change in its application. Ayurveda is the most ancient and the mother of all healing systems prevailed in the universe.

It is individual specific and teaches thateach individual is a unique proportion of three humors or thridoshas. Hence ayurvedic treatment and medicines are decided only after considering symptoms of the patient, place where he belongs to (geographical area), natural strength, time or season when patient is having consultation, digestive capacity, body constitution and age. Ayurveda considers each of these factors critical in the successful medical intervention of a patient.

Why Ayurveda is so unique ?

  • It looks at people as individuals, not as a generic group.
  • It heals from the root-cause of an illness, not merely treating the symptoms.
  • Only natural therapies are offered.
  • No side effects develop from the therapies.
  • Therapies are inexpensive and effective.
  • Diet regime is part of the treatment and it is always being advised according to the personal body constitution of the patient
  • It is life style , rather than a treatment and this life style protects human beings from getting diseased
  • A complete system of medicine which offers treatment for almost all the known diseases, through its preventive, curative, palliative and detoxification measures


Panchakarma

As the name suggests, Pancha in Sanskrit stands for five and Karma is the therapeutic measures, therefore Panchakarma means five types of therapeutic measures. These are undertaken for the purification of the body and Ayurveda considers it necessary before the start of any other therapy. The logic being that as a cloth needs to be purified or cleaned of impurities and dust before it can be permeated with a new colour; similarly the body needs to be purified before it can be permeated with new colours of youthfulness, health and vigour etc. In fact, most of the time, Panchakarma is an end in itself rather than a prelude to other therapeutic measures.

The Panchakarma therapy of Ayurveda is comprised of five basic types of advanced treatment for the evacuation of vitiated Dosha (toxic materials) from the body. One can consider this as a body de-tox program. There are so many subtypes of this therapy and different types of herbal massages, fomentation’s such as steam, external oil treatments, Basti (medicated enemas), Virechana (purgation through herbs), Vamana (emesis through herbs), Nasya (nasal administration of oils) etc. are also incorporated. These practices are extremely helpful in relieving deep seated diseases as well as being beneficial for maintaining and improving physical and mental health.


Treatments

The descriptions that follow cover the variety of therapies that may be performed during a Panchakarma series and represent the actual treatments used in the ancient art of life extension. Two Ayurvedic therapists working in synchrony perform many of them. Two, three, and sometimes four of these therapies are linked together during the course of one day’s treatments.

Abhyanga is an individually prepared herbal-oil massage designed to deeply penetrate the skin, relax the mind-body, break up impurities, and stimulate both arterial and lymphatic circulation. It enhances the ability of nutrients to reach starved cells and allows for the removal of stagnant waste. The desired result is a heightened state of awareness that will direct the internal healing system of the body.

Shirodhara is administered by gently and methodically pouring warm herbalized oil over the forehead, synchronizing brain waves and profoundly coordinating and calming the mind, body, and spirit.

Swedana is an individually herbalized steam bath, during which the head and the heart are kept cool while the body is heated to remove mental, emotional and physical toxins lodged deeply within the tissues. The cool head and heart provide a sense of calm and openness while the therapeutic steam over the entire body can penetrate and cleanse deeply, without the body becoming overheated and stressed.

Pizichili is a continuous stream of warm herbalized oil soothingly poured over the body by two Ayurvedic therapists as they massage the body in perfect unison. The warmth of the oil and synchronicity of the massage combine for a deep tissue cleansing while supporting a heightened state of awareness that transcends description.

Udvartana is a deeply penetrating herbal paste lymphatic massage. This powerful exfoliating treatment magically Restore Your Natural Radiance conditions the skin while pressing stagnant lymphatic toxins out of the body.

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Basti

Basti is an herbal enema specially prepared to pull toxins out of the colon. This is the final stage of each daily Panchakarma treatment. The basti also transports Ayurvedic medicines into the blood and tissues in order to trans-form the memory of damaged and toxic cells. It is considered one of the most important and most powerful aspects of the Panchakarma treatment.

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Nasya

Nasya consists of individually prescribed herbs and oil drops, inhaled through the nose, which clear the sinuses of excessive mucus. It is also an important therapy when medicating the central nervous system. This treatment combats the deep dryness that exists at the root of many respiratory and allergic conditions.

Shiro-Abhyanga-Nasya is a luxurious combination of a deep head/neck/shoulder massage and facial lymphatic massage, followed by deep inhalation of therapeutic aromatic steam, and a nasal and sinus nasya with herbalized nose drops. This popular treatment is an invaluable tool balancing most head, neck and respiratory disorders.

Pinda Swedana is a deep cleansing treatment where rice boiled in milk and herbs is massaged deeply into the tissues and joints. The treatment is deeply relaxing and rejuvenating as well as powerfully detoxifying.

We also offer some other treatments like Netra Tarpana, Marma Massage, Kati basti, Karna poorana, Pada dhara, Hawaiian style Lomi Lomi & Ayurvedic Skin & Beauty Treatments.

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