Intensive Ayurveda Treatment Course
Intensive Treatment offers all the proved traditional Ayurvedic Treatments based on the concept of Panchakarma by our chief doctor. With the combination of Ayurvedic meals and Ayurvedic medicine, intensive treatments will improve your health condition. This treatment also provides more energy, activates healing system and rejuvenates the functions of the body and mind.
Ayurveda basic theory explains that if one practices this cleaning system yearly, the life span will be longer and the body will be healthier at the later stage of the life. As there is no chemical is used in Ayurveda, all the medicine is made out of herbs, flowers, roots, barks, leaves and natural mineral, which minimizes harmful side effects.
Facts about Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatment
There are some facts, which are very important to understand that simply having a massage with Ayurvedic & herbal Oils is not Ayurvedic treatment. Rather it is a very skill full to do massage. If massage is not provided with proper medicated oils based on tridosha, tridhatu & constitution of the body it may cause problems at the later stage.
Ayurvedic Treatment requires a well educated and experienced Doctor to decide what treatment has to be given according to the patient, because every patient has its different constitution what should be the combination of the oils and medicines and it has to be delivered by well-trained therapists.
Panchakarma – (The full program takes minimum 14 days)
Pancha means five, Karma means therapy. This five-fold purification therapy aims at correcting the imbalance of the body’s bio energies (the Doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha) in order to maintain their inherent equilibrium. Like the earth these bio-energies also have their own seasons. When one of the doshas accumulates, the body becomes imbalanced and prone to illness.
Ayurveda recommends a thorough internal cleansing therapy to clear and balance the bio-energies. The clusters of five cleansing procedures or shodhanakarmas, comprise of emesis (therapeutic vomiting), laxatives, enemas, nasal cleansing and blood purification.
This therapy also combats neurological ailments like paralysis, arthritis, rheumatism, dermatological problems and mental disorders.
1. Abhyanga (45 minutes)
(Message with Herbal Oils)
A synchronized whole body massage performed by two therapists using specific herbal oil selected according to the body type & health problems. The massage is followed by a steam bath and a hot shower. The treatment brings about improved physical consistency, induces deep relaxation and is very beneficial for vigor and vitality. In Ayurvedic classical texts, massage is mentioned as a preparatory measure, which stimulates various body systems, thus increasing the efficacy of any other treatment undertaken as part of an overall program. It has been known to greatly assist in improving the symptoms of rheumatism, improving eyesight, promoting sleep and creating a glowing appearance to the skin. Abhyanga has a rejuvenating effect on the whole body.
Duration – at least 7 days.
BENEFITS – Rejuvenates whole body, gives you soft & supple skin, delays aging, induces sound sleep, reduces stress & provides energy. The herbal steam bath makes the body perspire eliminating the peripheral toxins from the body.
2. Choornaswedan (30 minutes)
This therapy begins with the application of a Dosha specific massage oil to the entire body. The entire body is then subjected to exude profusely after a thorough massage of herbal powders made into a bundle. This relieves neurological disorders, rheumatism, arthritis and sports injuries.
Duration – at least 7 days.
BENEFITS – Rejuvenates whole body, gives you soft & supple skin. An effective remedy for neurological disorders, body aches.
3. Njavarakizhi/SHASTIKA SHALI PINDA SWEDA (45 minutes)
A massage to the body with small linen bags filled with cooked Njavara rice after a liberal application of medicated oil over the whole body. The rice is cooked in cow’s milk mixed with a herbal decoction. The bags are dipped in the same mixture and applied all over the body to induce sudation (sweat). This procedure is highly rejuvenating, nourishing and prepares the individual to bear the stresses and strains of a busy lifestyle. It enhances physical consistency, strengthens the nervous system and improves the overall appearance of the skin. This is a strengthening fomentation employed in neurological disorders, rheumatism, arthritis and malnutrition of limbs.
Duration – 14 days.
BENEFITS – For all types of Rheumatisms, emaciation of organs, Hypertension, Insomnia, Muscular dystrophy, Polio, Paralysis, Nervous disorders, etc.
4. SARWANGADHARA /Pizhichil (60 –90 minutes)
This therapy is a beautiful combination of two classical Ayurvedic treatments, Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (sudation). Pizhi’ means ‘Squeezing’ and ‘Chil’ means ‘Vigorous movement.’ It is a procedure of squeezing large quantities of warm medicated oil all over the body with one hand and massaging with the other hand. Pizhichil is considered as the most natural way to purify different body systems. When administered many times in succession is found to alleviate pains and is very invigorating. It has also been proved to be highly effective on its own for treating diseases caused due to vitiation of the Vata humour, saffecting the muscles. This massage protects.
Duration – at least 14 days.
BENEFITS – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Increases immunity, very useful in Paralysis, Rheumatic diseases, Sexual weakness, Nervous disorders, Polio, Muscular dystrophy, etc.
5. PINDA SWEDA (Warm oil and Herbal Massage)
Warm oil massage followed by heated herbal -rice bag massage for relaxation, pain relief and stimulation of blood circulation.
Herbal leaves and herbs or herbal powders are applied to the whole body in boluses with hot medicated oils for 45 minutes per day for a period of 07 to 14 days. This treatment is for osteoarthritis, arthritis with swelling, Spondylosis, sports injuries etc.
Duration – 7 to 14 days.
BENEFITS – Effective in Osteoporosis, Arthritis with swelling, Spondilosis, sports injuries, etc.
7. Shirodhara (45 minutes)
Luke warm herbal oil is poured in a continuous stream onto the forehead, while receiving a gentle massage on the forehead. Shirodhara rejuvenates and revitalizes the body and mind. This therapy relieves stress and strain related problems, slows the aging process, improves memory and is known to have a curative effect for paralysis and other neurological malfunctions. Shirodhara ultimately strengthens the physical constitution of the individual.
Duration – 14 days
BENEFITS – It induces a mental state where a person goes into TRANCE. It gives profound relaxation of mind & body. Mainly used in the treatments of Anxiety, Depression, Hypertension, Hyperactivity, Insomnia, and mental fatigue.
8. Takradahara (45 minutes)
Takra means buttermilk and Dhara means pouring. This therapy calms the individual down by using medicated buttermilk, which is poured onto the forehead to relieve insomnia, depression and other stress related problems. It prevents greying of the hair, reduces headaches, increases digestive power and alleviates anorexia. In cases of psoriasis, Dhara is performed on the affected area to have a curative effect.
9. AKSHI Tarpana (Eye Therapy)
Medicated ghee is retained in a reservoir made over the eyes with black gram powder. This therapy will have a cooling effect on irritated and stressed eyes. This relieves eyestrain, improves eyesight and other eye related problems.
Duration – 7days
BENEFITS – Relieves the strain of the eyes due to constant watching the T.V., computer-screen, etc. Useful to reduce the refractional error, corneal ulcers, Dry Eye Syndrome, Pain & burning sensation of the eyes, etc.
10. Gandusa (20 minutes)
This therapy involves the retention of medicated oil or decoction in the mouth for several minutes. The benefits of this therapy will bring a glow to the face, improve lines and wrinkles, tone the skin and assist with any kind of mouth, voice or teeth disorders while cleansing the ear, nose and throat pathways.
11. Kaval (20 minutes)
This therapy requires the retention, movement and gargling of medicated oil or decoction in the mouth. This process is highly beneficial for ear, nose, throat disorders and improving the voice while bringing a glow to the face.
Vamana, is performed by administering herbal decoction. This process will induce therapeutic vomiting. This is a very beneficial therapy for Kapha predominating disorders such as asthma, cough, psoriasis and skin disorders. Before Vamana Proper Snehanan & Swedan is must.
This therapy alleviates excess Pitta from the body. Virechana is performed by administering Virechak Aushdhi (purgative medicine) in milk or warm water preparation. This therapy alleviates excess Pitta in the body and is extremely beneficial in Pitta disorders such as dermatitis, chronic fever, heartburn and jaundice. Before Virechana Proper Snehanan & Swedan is must.
14. Sneha Vasti (30 minutes)
The main seat of the Vata Dosha is Pakwashaya (large intestine); therefore Vasti, an oil enema, is the main therapy for all Vata disorders such as constipation, neurological ailments, paralysis, flatulence, lower backache, gout and rheumatism.
15. Kashaya Vasti (30 minutes)
This vasti is normally done after a course of Sneha Vasti. This is a cleansing enema where honey, oil and an herbal decoction are administered. The results nourish and rebuild the Dhatus (body tissues), strengthen their activities, restore and strengthen the body’s immunity. This is very nutritive while removing accumulated Malas (toxins) from the colon.
16. Nasya (30 minutes)
face, shoulders and chest are massaged with specific medicated herbal oil and made to perspire. The medicine in exact dose is measured and poured into the nostrils, while inhaling. After this process, the area around the nose, chest, palms and foot are massaged vigorously. This treatment is highly effective for headaches, sinusitis, migraine and rhinitis.
Duration – 7 to 21 days
BENEFITS – It is a very effective treatment in Sinusitis, Allergic Rhinitis( Frequent colds), Migraines, Asthma, Mental disorders, Premature graying of hair, weak eye-sight, etc.
17. Rasayana Therapy
This 2 1/2-hour therapy is a combination of Abhyanga, Shirodhara, and Swedana that takes the mind, body, and spirit on an inner journey of relaxation and mental purification. Each therapy includes meditation and rest. By creating deep relaxation, promoting energy flow, and purifying the body/mind, Ayurvedic Rasayana Therapy encourages a deep remembering of well-being and peace that supports the healing process and connection to Spirit. Any or all elements of Rasayana Therapy are beneficial for all ages.
18. Marma Point Massage
Marma Points are power points located on the body that are areas of concentrated life-force energy. Proper massage of these points with essential oil application and the light touch of pranic healing combine to balance the flow of energy through the muscles, joints and organs of the body.
The two persons exfoliating massage done with silk or wool gloves. Garshana rids the skin of dead cells and stimulates lymphatic circulation creating lustrous and soft, vibrant skin. This treatment often precedes Abhyanga.
20. VASHPA AGGRAHANAYA (Herbal Inhalation)
Serves to dilate and purify the respiratory tract. In Kapha dosha like asthma, respiratory tract allergies, chronic bronchitis.
Warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back in a well prepared with herbal paste boundary for 20 to 45 minutes lubricating the lower spinal column.
Duration – 7 to 14 days
BENEFITS – Very effective treatment in Sciatica, Lower Back Pain, Prolapsed intervertebral disc(PID), Spinal injuries, Paralysis, Lumbar Spondylitis. Very benificial in persons with constant sitting job, hard work, ladies & sportspersons. Surgical intervention for PID can be avoided by this procedure.
22. UROVASTI (HRIDYAVASTI) HEART VASTI
Like Kativasti, warm medicated oil is kept on the chest as if on the heart region providing the heart nourishment for 20 to 30 minutes.
Duration – 14 days
BENEFITS – It is effective in the weakness of the heart muscles, Blockage of the heart arteries, Anginal pain, Heaviness in the chest, Asthma, etc.
It involves holding warm ayurvedic oils on the affected areas, that help immensely in cases of lower back problems, cervical problems, arthritic knees and in cases of hypertension and cardiac related conditions.
• Kati Vasti This is a special ayurvedic treatment for lower backache or sciatica of different etiology. Warm ayurvedic oil is held on affected area on the lumbosacral region.
• Greeva Vasti This is a special ayurvedic treatment for different kinds of neck complaints including cervical spondylitis, I.V. disc prolapses, arthrosis, etc.
• Janu Vasti This is a special ayurvedic treatment for the knee joint conditions like arthritis, tendon injuries, sprain, etc.
• Hridya Vasti This is a special ayurvedic treatment for a variety of heart diseases including angina pectoris.
• Back Pain: called Kati Basti; for lumbar and thoracic regions of the back.
• Eye Balance: called Netra Basti; for glaucoma, eyestrain, and various other conditions.
• Thyroid Balance: called Vishuddha Basti, for any conditions of the thyroid and throat chakra.
• Heart Strength: called Uro Basti, strengthens the physical and emotional heart center.
Duration – 7 to 21 days
BENEFITS – In Ayurveda, Basti holds the key to cure many diseases. It is a very effective treatment in Obesity, Chronic constipation, Rheumatism, Renal problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS), Paralysis, Oligospermia (Less Sperm count), Sexual weakness, Menstrual problems, etc.
24. TRADITIONAL BEAUTY TREATMENTS
The secret of beauty, according to Ayurveda, is Ojas – the subtle quality of vigour or vitality, which is the superfine essence of the seven dhatus. If one stays healthy in body, mind and spirit, one’s Ojas stay strong and this force creates a radiant inner self and a beautiful outer self.
However, for enhancing physical beauty, Ayurveda recommends a number of time-honoured natural treatments.
25. Face Pack (Using FRUIT/VEGETABLE)
This treatment includes procedures like cleansing, massage, herbal steam, gentle scrub, nutrifiying packs, toning, rejuvenating and moisturizing. This is done with combination of ayurvedic herbs based on the constitution of a person, and fresh fruits and vegetables according to skin types. This nourishes the skin by providing vitamins and minerals and rejuvenating the pores. The pack heals and lightens scars, evens out the color tone, soothes and moisturizes the skin and makes the skin soft and supple. It also stimulates the deepest layer of the skin to make healthy new growth.
26. Rejuvenatory Treatment
Ayurveda, from time immemorial focused on anti-aging and rejuvenation programmes to prevent disease process and to maintain an optimum healthy state. This is recommended for anyone above the age of 40 for 14-21 days annually and any one above 60 years for 21 days annually. This Programme consists of different Panchakarma and other special Ayurvedic programmes based on the person’s health and body constitution.
An elaborate description of this process of revitalization has been described in the classical texts. According to Charaka, this miraculous change can be brought about if one goes through a prescribed 6-month course of rejuvenation. But this rigorous and disciplined process of classical Ayurvedic rejuvenation is virtually impossible in modern times.
The Ayurvedic Rejuvenatory treatment practiced today is called Panchakarma Therapy.
27. Stone Massage
After application of the ayurvedic oil based on your body type, the hot lava stones are used to massage your body. Excellent for tired and aching muscles and to distress the body making you feels lighter than ever. It relieves spasms of the muscles by improving the circulation. It also tones the muscles, relaxes the nerves, helps mobilize fat in a mild way and removes the stiffness from the joints and improves posture.
28. Deep Tissue Massage
(Synchronized / Intensive Massage)
An intensive treatment that works on neuro muscular tissues, strengthens the nervous system and tones the body. The strong and vigorous massages with deep pressure used in the strokes helps the very stressed body and also helps in weight loss. It tones the muscles and helps to get rid off deep-seated toxins.
29. Shiro-Abyanga ( Head Massage)
The head and nape of the neck is massaged with oil to stimulate blood circulation, make nerve tracts flexible and resilient, promote hair growth and relax tenseness.
Benefits : It gives profound relaxation of mind & body. Mainly used in the treatments of Anxiety, Depression, Hypertension, Hyperactivity, Insomnia, and mental fatigue.
30. Shirolepam (Herbal Head Pack)
This is the application of herbal preparations in paste over the hairy part of the head for 30 to 60 minutes.
Ingredients of the paste vary according to the nature of the ailment.
Benefits : This is helpful in treating sleep disorders, headache, Hemiplegia, facial paralysis, Trigeminal neuralgia, hair falling, premature graying, dandruff, etc.
31. Avagahana Sweda (Herbal Water Bath)
It is a kind of immersion bath where the patient is made to sweat while sitting in a tub filled with a specific warm medical decoction for the whole body or different parts of the body like the hips or feet.
Benefits : This is good for rheumatism, painful urination, hernia, and lower backache.
32. Beauty Face Packs
An exotic facial using fresh, natural beauty enhancing herbs like milk cream, curd, mint, honey, turmeric and various other ayurvedic herbs.
Benefits : The fresh herbs rejuvenate the skin and the aromas relax the mind. It also helps remove scars, improves the complexion and it soothes and moisturizes the skin.