Panchakarma Therapy
(Ayurvedic Complete Detoxification and Cleansing)

According to Ayurveda, every human being is a unique phenomenon of cosmic consciousness. The three Dosha determine every individual's psychosomatic constitution. The internal environment is governed by Vata, Pitta, Kapha ( three Dosas), which is constantly reacting to the external environment. The wrong diet, habits, lifestyle, incompatible food combinations, seasonal changes, repressed emotions and stress factors can all act to change the balance of Dosas. According to the nature of the cause, Dosas undergo aggravation that produce Ama (toxins). To stop the further production of Ama, Ayurveda suggests placing the patient on a proper diet together with an administering a proper cleansing program such as Panchakarma.

Panchakarma program will include a specialized cleansing diet, and several consecutive days of deeply relaxing, Ayurvedic cleansing treatments such as warm oil massages, herbal steam baths and mild herbal enemas (purgative herbs). Therapy usually offer 1, 3, 5, 7, 14 or 21 days.

First medicinal oils are applied internally or externally. These stimulate the digestion and the whole metabolism. Internally, takes clarified butter (ghee)or Flexseed oil. These reach the cells via the digestive process. Externally it pours oil on the body or uses full-body oil treatments. Carefully selected substances gently and effectively dislodge from the cells the accumulated fat-soluble metabolic waste products and environmental toxins.

Then, it is time to make sure that the previously dislodged toxins and waste products are flushed out of the tissues. by applying heat in the form of herbal steam baths. In this way toxins are able to leave the cells and are flushed into the intestinal tract.

Finally Comfortable, gently purgative herbs to cleanse the intestinal tract. In this way the waste products are effectively removed from the system.

The following are included in the Panchakarma program
Abhyanga... Warm herbal oil massage done by experienced massage therapists. The oil is specially selected for the particular body constitution. The process is long and thorough. More force is used to loosen the excess doshas and direct them toward the organs of elimination.
Shirodhara...Pouring a stream of warm oil over the forehead and followed by head massage.
Nasya... Nasal Therapy
Swedana... Herbalized sweat therapy. Sweating leads the doshas to fluidity, making it easier for it to flow out of the system. It opens up the pores and rid the body of impurities through the sweat glands.
Basti...Gentle hebal medicated enema (purgative herbs ) Therapy

You may get one of the following treatments according to your condition and constitution.
Udvartanam... Herbal powder massage
Pizhichil...Oil bath massage.
Kati Basti... Lower back treatment.
Uro Bast... Heart treatment.

After detoxification the practitioner may prescribe herbal or mineral remedies to correct imbalances in the doshas.Advise you on lifestyle, food and exercise.

Benefits of Panchakarma
• Stress release
• Reduce Extra Fat
• Physical and mental equilibrium
• Increased energy
• Improved digestion
• Increased immune function
• Sound sleep
• Incresed Skin Glow
• Deep relaxation
• Enhanced sensory awareness (improved taste, smell, sight, hearing)

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