Vasthi is one of the intestinal therapies that play a key role in Panchakarma regimens. A medicinal enema using herb oils or a broth made from medicinal herbs rids the intestine of harmful substances and helps restore the natural balance to bacterial flora. It is the best treatment in Vata disorders.
Urovasthi therapy involves placing a ring of herb dough on the patient’s ribcage. The therapist then fills this ring with warm herb oil, which has been specially prepared for each patient. During application, the sophisticated Ayurvedic oil slowly imparts its beneficial effect.
Udvardhanam is a special whole-body treatment, also known as metabolic or powder massage. During this treatment, two therapists work in synchrony to massage a customised powder mix made from medicinal herbs into the patient’s skin. Their powerful movements stimulate the metabolism and boost circulation. Dry massage is cleansing and invigorating – tissues are detoxed, water(…)
Therapeutic herbs customised for the different doshas form the foundation of a sophisticated herb paste, which is applied to the upper half of the head. During the treatment the ingredients deliver their active substances through the scalp. This therapy soothes the nerves, reduces stress and improves memory.
This special Ayurvedic treatment is based on the therapeutic properties of a mixture of herb oils and powdered active substances. The powder is applied to the upper temples.
Snehapanam means the intake of medicinal oils and/or clarified butter (ghee). Ghee, the golden elixir in Ayurvedic treatment, is produced by means of a laborious process. It is an excellent neurological tonic because it nourishes the brain and nerves. Ghee stimulates an intense and long-lasting physical detox. During this cleansing process, fat-soluble toxins are excreted(…)
Shirovasti translates literally as “head inflow“. The term ‘head oil bath’ is also often used. During this treatment warm herb oil is poured into a hat that is open at the top and positioned on the head. The oil is prepared specifically for each individual. The length of time the hat is left on the(…)
Sirodhara (Shirodhara) is the classic Ayurvedic cleansing therapy. “Siro” means head, and “Dhara” is an uninterrupted flow of liquid. In this oil pouring treatment, an even stream of warm herbal oil or herbal milk flows from a clay pot over the patient’s forehead. The container is swung in a gentle rhythm from one side of(…)
The nasal rinsing treatment Nasyam is one of the Panchakarma therapies. Amongst other things, it eliminates pathogenic agents from the entire head area. During this treatment a few drops of a plant-based therapeutic oil or herb extract are trickled into the nasal cavities. The treatment has a wide range of effects: Nasyam cleans the nose,(…)
The Lepanam therapy is used to treat inflammation or swelling of the skin. A thick layer of herb paste is applied to the affected area of skin and left to take effect.
Ksheera Dhoomam is a type of Swedana, the sweat treatments that form part of the classic Ayurvedic cleansing therapy. This particular treatment is based on a herbal medicine, which is added to cow’s milk and heated. The resulting steam is directed through a pipe to the affected locations or applied to the whole body.
Chronic pain conditions in the lower back area (lumbago) have been successfully treated for some time using Ayurvedic therapies. For instance, with Kathivasti. This involves shaping a ring of herb dough on the lower back and filling it with warm oil. In this targeted, selective treatment the warm oil is then topped up on a(…)
Dhanyamla Dhara is a special kind of Ayurvedic therapy. Two therapists work in synchrony, pouring warm herbal liquids from a vessel over the entire body or in specific locations. The treatment improves circulation and boosts the immune system as well as relieving muscular pain.
Chavutti Thirumal, or “foot massage”, is an Ayurvedic therapy that is thousands of years old. In this treatment, the patient lies on a massage mat on the floor. The therapist treats the body with powerful, long, harmoniously flowing movements using the sole of their foot. During this process, the therapist stands on one leg and(…)
Njavarakizhi is composed from the words Njavara (= medicinal rice) and Kizhi (= bolus). During this therapy, fabric bags are dabbed and rubbed over the entire body in a rapid rhythm by two experienced therapists. These little bags contain rice pudding which has been cooked in a herb stock. The ingredients restore harmony to your(…)
The philosopher Shree Rajesh hit the nail on the head when he said, “Massage is needed in a world from which love and physical contact have disappeared.” Abhyangam (which translates as: anointment and lubrication) gives people both of these back. Ayurvedic massage with medicinal herb oil is unique and restores vitality to the body. Abhyangam(…)
Pinzhichil is one of the highlights of a Panchakarma treatment and is one of the most popular Ayurvedic therapies. Two to four therapists pour herb oil at a pleasant temperature over the entire body in a coordinated rhythm. The warm oil, in conjunction with a synchronous massage, promotes a profound and beneficial relaxation. This premium(…)
Kizhi harnesses the power of medicinal herbs. The therapy involves filling cotton bags with fresh or ground herbs, these are immersed in warm herb oil then pressed or rubbed on the skin with steady, gentle, rotating movements. Sometimes this massage is applied to the entire body, sometimes just in specific locations. The effect is really(…)