What is Panchkarma?
Panchakarma is the five actions or therapies which are performed to detoxify the body, strengthen the immune system, restore balance and well-being. Panchakarma is the most effective modalities in Ayurveda. It promotes detoxification and rejuvenation. It is recommended on a seasonal basis and according to the client’s requirements.
Panchkarma is the Sanskrit word that means five types of actions or therapies performed to the body to clean the body from toxic materials left by diseases and originated by poor nutrition. Usually, the body has its own immune system which removes the waste materials and vitiates doshas.
However, due to one’s repeated dietary indiscretions, poor exercise patterns, lifestyle, and genetic predisposition the digestive enzymes, metabolic co-factors, hormones, and agnis which regulate the body’s internal homeostasis become disorganized. This can lead to the accumulation and spread of toxins throughout the physiology resulting in disease. This waste matter is called ama in Ayurveda. Ama is a foul-smelling, sticky, harmful substance that needs to be completely evacuated from the body.
Panchakarma will remove the excess doshas and correct imbalances in them as well as eliminate the harmful ama out of your system through the body’s own organs and channels of elimination (colon, sweat glands, lungs, bladder, urinary tract, stomach, intestines, etc). Panchakarma purifies the tissues at a very deep level. It involves daily massages and oil baths, herbal enemas, nasal administrations. It is a very pleasurable experience. Ayurveda recommends Panchakarma as a seasonal treatment for maintaining mental and physical hygiene and balance Panchakarma is a five-fold therapy; it is highly individualized based on the needs of the individual depending on the Ayurvedic constitutional type, doshic imbalances, age, digestive strength, immune status, and many other factors. Depending on each individual’s needs all or only parts of the five therapies are utilized. Specially trained therapists must administer these procedures in a definite sequence for a specified period of time. In addition, although Panchakarma is for the most part a delightful and comfortable therapy, there can be periods of discomfort associated with the profound release of toxins, which does occur. It is therefore essential that a knowledgeable expert who can recognize the signs of properly and improperly administered Panchakarma supervise the therapy. Fortunately, these signs were meticulously recorded by the ancient vaidyas.
Like all medical procedures, Panchakarma Therapy always must begin with an initial consultation by a qualified Ayurvedic Physician who can determine the individual’s Prakriti (constitutional type), the nature of the health problem (if any), and the appropriate degree of intensity of the prescribed therapies.
Panchakarma treatments have been shown to create measurable brain wave coherence and to lower metabolic activity. They allow the body and mind to drop into a profound level of peacefulness. In this state of relaxation, it is possible to cleanse toxins from tissues as well as to release deeply held emotional tensions.
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 performed to deeply penetrate the skin, relax the mind-body and soul 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 herbal oil over the forehead, synchronizing brain waves, and profoundly coordinating and calming the mind, body, and spirit.
Garshana therapy consists of dry lymphatic skin brushing with either wool or a silk glove. This enhances circulation and cleans the skin so that subsequent oil and herbal treatments can penetrate deeply into freshly cleansed pores of the skin.
Swedana is an individually herbalised 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 herbalised 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 restores your natural radiance conditions of the skin while pressing stagnant lymphatic toxins out of the body.
Five Senses Therapy treatment combines the therapeutic effect of all five senses working in concert. Sound therapies are specific Vedic hymns and mantras recommended for each imbalance. Touch therapy enlivens specific vital points on the body called marma points. Taste therapy uses certain herbal remedies. Sight uses Ayurvedic color therapy, and smell is accessed with combinations of rare aromatics. The effect is a harmonizing of all the senses to bring one’s awareness to the source of thought and feeling within the heart.
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 freshly loosened impurities from each day of treatment are flushed out of the body via the effects of the basti. The basti also transports Ayurvedic medicines into the blood and tissues in order to transform the memory of damaged and toxic cells. It is considered one of the most important and most powerful aspects of the Panchakarma treatment.
Nasya consists of individually prescribed herbs and oil drops, inhaled through the nose, which clears 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 for balancing most head, neck, and respiratory disorders.
Pinda Sweadan 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, & Ayurvedic Skin & Beauty Treatments.
Panchakarma detoxifies the Body and Mind
According to Ayurveda, good health depends upon our capability to fully metabolize all aspects of life, assimilating that which nourishes and eliminating the rest. When we can’t completely digest our food, experiences, and emotions, toxins accumulate in our bodily tissues, creating imbalance and – ultimately – disease. Panchakarma is an elegant cleansing process that releases stored toxins and restores the body’s innate healing ability.
When our digestive energies, known as Agni (fire), are robust, we create healthy tissues, eliminate waste products efficiently, and produce a subtle essence called Ojas. Ojas, which may be envisioned as the innermost sap of our psychophysiology, is the basis for clarity of perception, physical strength, and immunity. On the other hand, if our Agni is weakened, digestion is incomplete and creates toxins that get stored in the body. This toxic residue is known as Ama.
The Foundation for Health and Well-being
When ama accumulates in the body, it blocks the flow of energy, information, and nourishment throughout the system. Ayurveda considers this build-up of toxins the underlying cause of all disease. A common example of this is the accumulation of saturated fat and cholesterol that is beyond the body’s capacity to metabolize. Over time, this leads to the blockage of the blood vessels and arteries and, ultimately, to heart attacks.
While it’s easy to understand agni and ama in terms of food, it’s important to remember that your mind and heart are continually digesting energy and information as well. Right now your mental digestive powers are working right now to break down these ideas into components that your intellect can assimilate. Similarly, your emotional agni is responsible for processing your experiences and feelings, including the smile of a loved one, unexpected criticism at work, or the excitement of a new relationship.
Restoring the Body’s Natural Balance
If your emotional agni is strong, you are able to extract whatever is nourishing and eliminate the rest. The inability to metabolize emotions, however, produces just as much toxic residue as undigested food. In fact, pent-up anger, long-held sadness, and lingering guilt are more debilitating for most people than problems with physical digestion.
If we want to experience optimal health, it is crucial to maintain a strong digestive fire and eliminate toxins from the body. Panchakarma is a time-proven natural therapy that detoxifies and restores the body’s inner balance and vitality.
Why Should I Undergo Pancha-karma Treatment?
Stress, environmental pollutants and poor lifestyle choices create a toxic load on the body that—if left in the tissues and bloodstream—results in poor health.
Panchakarma reverses this degenerative process quickly and its effects are often profound and long-lasting. Panchakarma uses a combination of massage, herbal saunas, special foods and nutritional directives, mild fasting and colon therapies to rid the body of accumulated toxins.
Your personal Panchakarma program begins with a thorough exam by an Ayurvedic Physician, which enables the doctor to recommend a program tailored to your individual health. As your Panchakarma treatments progresses, you will be given a special diet combined with certain herbs and essential oils to use at home. These will help stimulate your liver and digestive organs, helping them to purge toxins.
What Can I Expect?
The Panchakarma cleansing process affects the whole person. Thus, during the program, you may notice changes in mental, physical and spiritual health.
What Should I Do At Home?
During the first stage of your Panchakarma therapy, when you are undergoing daily massage and steam baths, there are several things you can do to facilitate your body’s internal cleansing.
- Drink plenty of pure water, soothing herbal teas (be sure they are caffeine-free), and fresh, organic fruit and vegetable juices.
- Eat light foods in moderate amounts, and increase your daily rest.
- Be gentle and nurturing to yourself.
- Completing the Panchakarma Cycle
To complete your Panchakarma treatment, you will do a mild fast and special liver purge followed by a specialized rejuvenation program. You will be amazed at your increased energy level and renewed vitality. Periodic Panchakarma treatments, in addition to your individual dietary and exercise routines, will help to prevent disease and maintain optimal health.
What to Wear during the process?
Wear comfortable, older clothing that you don’t mind getting oily. Massage and herbal sauna will also leave you in a need of a bath, so plan accordingly. Also, try to bring a cap or a bandana to cover your head after the treatment. Do not expect any specific results – Just be on the wave and relax.
Ayurvedic Skin & Beauty Care
Restore Your Natural Radiance
Beauty from within. Real beauty is Skin Deep.
Beauty is not in a potion or in a magic pill.
Everybody has his or her own beauty. You just need little natural and loving touch with Ayurvedic care.
The face is one of the most important areas that you need to take care of because all five Senses are located on your face.
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Your Dosha (Body Constitution) determines your Skin Type.
Has a tendency towards dry and rough skin and is cold to the touch. A thin outer layer can contribute to premature wrinkles and aging. Exposure to harsh elements, incompatible food (cold, rough, dry, etc.), lack of water and oil, excessive mental, physical activity, and insufficient rest can aggravate aging in this skin type. Ayurvedic treatments and skincare products nourish Vata skin from the inside out creating a healthy glow.
Can be fair, reddish, or freckled, affected by heat and sun, burns easily, can be sensitive or oily, and prone to acne and inflammation. Incompatible foods (oily, sour, acidic, spicy, etc.), stress, and chemicals can agitate this skin type. Toxins can manifest in the skin as inflammation, blemishes, and acne. Ayurveda eliminates these problems by detoxifying and cleansing from the inside out. Ayurvedic treatments and skin remedies can restore a clear and beautiful complexion.
Smooth, thick, moist, pale, ages well. Can be oily and prone to large pores, black/whiteheads, and acne. Excessive oil excretion combined with dirt results in the clogging of the skin pores. Incompatible food (sweet, salty, oily, dairy products, etc.) and a sedentary lifestyle can agitate this skin type. Ayurvedic treatments and remedies increase circulation and detoxify the skin, restoring balance.
Ayurvedic Skin Consultation:
Consultation includes Dosha and skin type assessment, and pulse diagnosis that helps to understand internal imbalances. This includes diet and lifestyle changes (Facial Exercises /Yoga /Breathing /Mudras) customized herbal and skincare formulas.
We offer a holistic solutions for skin problems such as Acne, Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Hyperpigmentation, and prematurely wrinkled skin.
Our facials begin with an Ayurvedic professional who analyzes your skin and makes appropriate recommendations for your optimal skin health, customizing your treatment to your specific condition—acne, aging, hyper-pigmentation, etc.
We use pure Ayurvedic products and herbs. Our Ayurvedic facials blend Ayurvedic tradition with a facial massage to treat blemishes, maintaining healthy skin and glowing complexion.
A reviving head, neck, and shoulder massage and Marma massage combined with subtle ayurvedic therapies (Karna, Nasya, aroma, herbs. etc), increase the flow of prana (chi) to relieve stress, tension, and fatigue. A soothing foot massage will deepen relaxation, bringing a renewed sense of balance to the body and mind. The energy within the 7 layers of the Skin will be delightfully rekindled and your inner peace restored.
Our gentle herbal exfoliant deep cleanses, detoxify, and rejuvenates the skin, while our fruit massage will improve circulation and restore radiance to the skin.