Panchakarma - The Body Purification and Detoxification program

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Panchakarma in Sanskrit means 'five actions' or 'five treatments' that includes the process of cleansing the body of toxins and rejuvenation of the body at a very deep level. Ayurveda highly recommends Panchakarma as a seasonal treatment for the elimination of factors causing diseases and maintaining an equilibrium of biological energies – Vata, Pita, and Kapha. Panchakarma therapy is a highly complex and sophisticated science of purification of the body-mind channel systems. The detoxification process involves three main stages; a modified diet and lifestyle are to be followed throughout these three stages.

Purva Karma
The Panchakarma therapy is preceded by the Purva Karma where the body is prepared for removal of toxins through dietary adjustments (Deepana and Paachana), pre-oleation and Abhyanga (oil massage), Abhyantara Snehana (Internal Oleation with oral intake of medicated or non-medicated ghee or oil), Bahya Snehana (external oleation through massages) and Sarvanga Swedana (therapeutic sweating through steam bath). This stage helps soften and oleate the channels and toxins, so that toxins can be eliminated more easily, thus increasing bodily metabolic fire or ‘Agni’.

Pradhan Karma or Panchakarma
This consists of the five main detoxifying actions - Vamana (therapeutic emesis), Virechana (therapeutic Purgation), Vasthi (medicated enema), Nasya (nasal administration of medication) and Rakthamoksha (bloodletting therapy). The practitioner will analyse and prescribe one or more of the 5 Panchakarma cleansing procedures depending on the current state of the ‘doshas’ and psychological preparedness of the individual.

Paschat Karma
Paschat Karma involves ‘aftercare’ procedures so as to get the full benefit of Panchakarma. It may include certain rejuvenating treatments known as Rasayana Therapy, lifestyle management, diet management and intake of herbal supplements.
Rasayana means restorative and rejuvenating measures that follow Panchakarma. During the rejuvenation phase, the digestive power is brought back to normalcy, and medicines are administered to rejuvenate the body or to treat the disease.

Some benefits of Panchakarma:

• Helps restore metabolic power
• Eliminates toxins and strengthens tissue functions
• Helps balance all three doshas
• Improves mental clarity and awareness
• Reduces dependence on alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
• Helps implement a healthy diet and lifestyle
• Reduces stress, improves relaxation and tolerance
• Slows the aging process and increases the lifespan
• Increases the skin’s glow, luster, and immunity
• Boosts body immunity and energy levels
• Improves strength, endurance, energy, and vitality

The “Body Purification and Detoxification program” requires a minimum duration of 14 days to comfortably administer all the therapies meant for the process in an unhurried and spaced out manner. This will include medicated ghee drinking (SNEHAPAANA) for 3 to 5 days subject to the digestion and cardiovascular fitness of the person. This will help to prepare your body to undergo the body cleansing which is normally done after 7 to 9 days (depending upon your body type and the imbalances). The cleansing is done by VIRECHANA (therapeutic purgation) to get rid of the metabolic toxins which have concentrated in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) after the 7-9 days of conditioning therapies. The conditioning therapies help to channelize the toxins towards the GI tract. It is quite normal that after the cleansing procedures the person would be feeling exhausted, so rejuvenate and body/mind toning therapies need to be administered which are essential to make the person feel energetic again after the cleansing procedures. This may include warm oil massages, detox warm herbal bundle applications, intensive oil therapies for the body and head etc. All these are administered following a prescribed Ayurvedic vegetarian diet with complete rest during the course of therapies. In a 21-day program, Vasthi treatment may also be included as necessary.

Package Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in a well-appointed room
  • Daily 90 minutes ‘Ayurveda therapy’ by a single therapist.
  • Daily yoga for 60 minutes.
  • One-to-one consultation with our Ayurveda Physician.
  • Internal herbal medicines during the period of treatment.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per the menu prescribed by the doctor in consultation with our chef.
  • Wi-Fi
  • 50% Discount on Laundry

General Guidelines:

  • As Ayurveda treatments are highly personalised, the exact treatments and medicines could only be finalised after a detailed consultation with the doctor.
  • The treatments given may vary according to the body constitution and requirements of the individual.
  • Male therapists will attend to gentlemen and female therapists will attend to ladies for all massages and therapies.
  • Please attend Ayurveda therapies following diet and lifestyle regimen as advised for optimum results.

For women: Certain therapies included in the program are contraindicated for women during their menses. Women are advised to schedule the program safely outside of the menstrual period.

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