* Panchakarma : Cleansing Therapies Panchakarma: This is a very special series of five ayurvedic cleansing therapies which help remove deep-rooted stress and impurities from the physical body while balancing the ‘doshas’. It is done individually after examining the specific constitution and disorder of each person and is always carried out under close medical supervision. Therefore it is a highly personalised treatment. Vamana A medically induced emesis therapy that helps cleanses the upper GI tract. This has been proved very useful in treating. Virechana A medicated purgation therapy apparently done in the lower GI tract, has marked cleansing effects on toxins accumulated in the body and very effective in pitta dominating diseases. Basti 1) Bastis are cleansing programs, which help clear up other degenerative disorders, all Vata dominated disorders. 2) We offer a variety of “bastis” or gentle herbalaized enemas such as Sneha Basti using medicated oil; Kashaya Basti – using medicated decoction. Nasya Herbal nasal medication and inhalation administrated to clear the sinuses, drain excess mucus, and potential toxins from the head and neck regions, effective for Allergy, Migraine, Headaches, etc. Raktamokshana Purification of blood – carefully controlled ex-sanguinity from diseased areas to neutralize toxins in many blood borne diseases and skin diseases * Rejuvenation Therapies Toxins from a variety of sources including alcohol, caffeine, unhygienic diet, inhaled pollutants, and stressful lifestyle debilitate the body’s natural resistance to diseases. Our rejuvenate therapies are aimed to heal at several levels. They can be availed as a medium for cleansing the system or to spur the body’s own natural defences. Rejuvenate therapies promote good health and vitality, improve immunity, and act as an anti-ageing factor. Abhyanga Abhyanga is ayurveda’s principal healing tool and the mother of all massages. It is a whole body massage given with herbal oils customized to your body type to detoxify, nourish and revitalize the body tissues (Dhatus). Abhyanga has much deeper and more far reaching effects than ordinary massage using mineral oils and lotions. Abhyanga achieves deepest healing effects by naturally harmonizing Mind Body Spirit. This massage is usually given by two therapists for one hour and is usually followed by an herbal bath or medicated steam bath “Swedana” which opens the pores flushes and cleanses the system through the sweat glands and reduces stiffness in the muscles. And also it is a Pre operative procedure of Panchakarma. It is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of Ayurveda. Benefits: Increases tissue strength, Improves blood circulation, Rejuvenates the whole body, Removes cellulite, beautifies the skin, Anti aging, helps sleep better, promotes vitality, Reduces Vata imbalance, stress and toxins. Navarakizhi / Shastika Shali Pinda Sweda This therapy is used to stimulate the nerves and strengthen muscles. Njavara, a kind of paddy having medicinal properties is boiled in a medicinal decoction and the kizhi is made with this boiled njavara. The kizhi is dipped in a mixture of milk and medicinal decoction and is applied all over the body. This treatment involves application of special Njavara rice paste. The body is massaged gently with linen bags filled with Njavara rice cooked well in herbal decoction. The treatment is useful in musculoskeletal disorders, degenerative conditions and neurological problems etc. It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part thereof is made to perspire by the application of certain medical puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag. Indicated for neurological diseases, rheumatism, arthritis and emaciation of limbs for restoration of health. This therapy will provide a better physical consistency, strengthen the nerves and best of all improve overall complexion. This treatment is a boon for sports enthusiasts, as it will address pains related to the joints and sore muscles. This is a nourishing and restorative treatment that will reduce emaciation of the muscles as well as build a better immune system. This is a highly effective anti aging / rejuvenation masaje Pizhichil Lukewarm medicated oil is applied on your body while you are lying on the “Dharapathi”. The oil is selected after careful analysis of the person’s character, body construction (physiological constitution of each individual), digestive power, etc. Oil dipped pieces of cloth are squeezed by hand and the oils rubbed smoothly over the body of the patient by therapeutists on either side. The medicated oil is pressed out of the cloth uniformly over the body at a defined height and massaged gently in definite and rhythmic strokes. Pizhichil is a classic rejuvenation and Anti-aging therapy and it rejuvenates ‘magically’ the entire body, each cell deeply Other benefits Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) after exposure to a viral or bacterial infection, Increases Ojus & Body Immunity, Anti- aging & rejuvenating Alleviates the burning sensation in the body, Ensures better circulation, Helps to recover from paralysis, Promotes healing of fractures. * Stress Management and Relaxation Therapies Stress management techniques help reduce anxiety, improve relationships and enhance enthusiasm for work and life. As therapeutic tools, stress management techniques loosed up blocked energy and boost vitality. Shirodhara is traditionally used to calm the nerves, harmonize Vata constitutions, balance all kinds of mind imbalances, restore the nerves, release stored emotions, and purify the mind. In Ayurvedic Medicine, it is considered an important tool in the pursuit of higher states of consciousness. Shirodhara has been traditionally shown to help with fatigue, mental exhaustion, anxiety, insomnia, some mental disorders, headache, excessive thinking, nervousness, and many other conditions commonly affecting people in today’s active lifestyle. Warm medicated oil is continuously poured on to the forehead followed by head and face relaxing massage. It deeply relaxes and revitalizes all the sensory organs including the central nervous system, improves mental alertness and helps shorten the recovery time from paralytic strokes. Tailadhara uses warm medicated oil; fresh milk is used in Ksheeradhara and Takradhara utilizes pure buttermilk. Shirodhara is particularly beneficial in soothing the nerves and pacifying the mind. Most people will commonly notice many of the following after Shirodhara: reduction in stress, reduction in excessive thinking, calming of the emotions, release of negative emotions, improved sleep, improvement in insomnia, vivid dreaming, muscle relaxation, improvement in mood, centeredness, a reduction in anxiety, alleviation of mental anguish, and a temporary blissful state. Many people experience profound levels of insight and emotional healing after Shirodhara. It works on the cerebral system, helps in relaxing the nervous system and balancing the Prana vayu around the head. It improves the function of the five senses, helps in insomnia, stress, anxiety, and depression, hair loss, and fatigue, and makes the patient calm and fresh. Yoga Therapy Yoga improves strength, posture and suppleness. At a deeper level, yoga opens up the energy channels, corrects metabolic disorders, stimulates internal organs and improves circulation Meditation A relaxation technique often described as conscious listening, which trains the mind to settle into profound stillness and experience a state of heightened awareness. Weigh Loss Treatment Udvarthanam This is a traditional brisk massage with herbal powders. It is excellent in obesity, cellulite, etc. It is a stimulating massage using special herbal powder to reduce cellulite accumulations, improve circulation and enhance your skin’s texture and appearance. We thoroughly exfoliate your body using a powerful mixture of Ayurvedic powders which will break up fatty deposits and energize blood circulation. Typically, the patient is massaged with herbal powders for about 30 minutes daily for a period of 21 to 28 days. This treatment is for diseases like hemiplegia, paralysis, obesity (excess fat) and certain rheumatic ailments. This is a deep, dry and invigorating massage with various specially blended powders to reduce obesity, impart mobility to joints, strengthen muscles and refresh the body. It promotes better complexion, reduces wrinkles, cleanses, and exfoliates, tones, cures dryness, skin itch and tightness. It leaves the skin fresh, young and silky smooth. It also removes body odour, increases circulation and melts excess fat. * Other Treatments Sarvangadhara The controlled dousing of warm-medicated oils in an even stream with simultaneous massage. Tones-up, strengthens the body, enhances libido, and it also improves appetite and digestion extremely rejuvenate method. Netra Tarpana/Akshi Tarpana A special treatment for the eyes to relieve tiredness and improve eyesight (especially for Computer professionals) Kati Basti, Chakra Basti, Hrid Basti and Shiro Basti These are special techniques aimed at providing relief to the lower back, back of the neck, lower abdomen, the heart and head. These procedures involve the application of medicated oil to those areas using a special technique. These treatments help clear up chronic problems such as low back pain, cervical spondylosis, menstrual disorders, some cardiovascular diseases, headaches, anxiety, tension and migraines. Talapodichil Special ayurvedic herbal paste is pasted on the head for 30-45 minutes. Benefits: Headache, Depression, Hyper active conditions, burning sensation in the eyes, Insomnia, Skin disorders. Shiropichu Special Medicated oil according to the body type is applied to the head for 30-45 minutes in a special manner. Benefits: Facial palsy, Headache, Insomnia, Improves memory, Dermatitis of the scalp, Dandruff, Other neurological disorders Paralysis, Skin disorders such as Eczema. Kashaya Seka This revitalizing treatment is given immediately after Abhyanga. A continuous pouring of a warm herbal decoction all over the body and simultaneous massaging by 4 therapists is performed for 45 minutes, at the same time Shirodhara is also given. This therapy removes Kapha and Vata toxins. Benefits: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteo Arthritis, Varicose Veins, Improves circulation, Improves skin complexion Relieves body pain. Padaghata This is a very unique whole body massage using feet instead of hands. It is performed by two therapists for one hour. Benefits: Removes deep seated pain in the joints and bones, deeply relaxing, Helps in removing toxins from deeper tissues, and Removes excess of fat. Shiroabhyanga A soothing massage of the head, neck & shoulder for 15 minutes using warm herbal oils. Benefits: Insomnia, Brings sound sleep, Cooling to the eyes, Headache, Removes dandruff, Pre-mature greying & hair loss, profoundly soothing and relaxing. Padaabhyanga A very stimulating massage of the lower legs and the feet for 30 minutes to activate the acu- pressure points. Benefits: Improves the eyes, Soothing and cooling to the eyes, Alleviates burning of the eyes, Induces deep sleep, Improves lustre of the skin, Smoothens cracked skin of the feet, Hyper tension, Relieves tiredness of the feet. Talam An herbal paste with oil is applied to the head for 45 minutes. Benefits: Insomnia, Gives cooling effect to the head, Burning sensation of the scalp, Improves eye sight, Skin disorders, Relieves headache. Please note 1. Bring all supporting records in case of major illness such as heart ailment, paralysis, respiratory disease. 2. In case of allergy to any specific drugs. Kindly let us know to which drug you are allergy. 3. Menstruation is a natural balancing mechanism of the body. Ayurvedic massage is also a balancing therapy. Two balancing mechanism create conflicts for the body which is why Ayurveda prohibits massages during menstruation so as allow the body to balance itself during those days. Yoga may not advisable either for the same reason. Please add/change a few days to your visit if you know that this will occur during your stay with us. However, the doctors are the final authority in what treatments should be given each day.