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.
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(…)
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(…)
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,(…)
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.
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(…)
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(…)