Panchakarma - The Body Purification and Detoxification Program


The name Panchakarma is derived from Sanskrit, meaning 'five actions' or 'five treatments.' At Niraamaya, we make use of Panchakarma to cleanse the body of toxins and rejuvenate 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. 

Minimum Nights:14

Package Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in a well-appointed room
  • A daily 90-minute 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

The Body Purification and Detoxification program requires a minimum duration of 14 days to comfortably administer all the therapies in an unhurried and spaced out manner. This includes 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 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

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 ageing process and increases the lifespan
  • Improves the skin’s glow and lustre
  • Boosts body immunity and energy level
  • Improves strength, endurance, energy, and vitality

General Guidelines

As Ayurveda treatment is highly personalised, the exact treatment and medicines could only be finalised after a detailed consultation with the doctor. The treatment 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 their menstrual periods.