Panchakarma - The Body Purification and Detoxification program
Panchakarma in Sanskrit means 'five actions' or 'five treatments' that includes the process of cleansing the body of toxins and rejuvenation of the body at a very deep level. Ayurveda highly recommends Panchakarma as a seasonal treatment for the elimination of factors causing diseases and maintaining an equilibrium of biological energies – Vata, Pita, and Kapha. Panchakarma therapy is a highly complex and sophisticated science of purification of the body-mind channel systems. The detoxification process involves three main stages; a modified diet and lifestyle are to be followed throughout these three stages.
The “Body Purification and Detoxification program” requires a minimum duration of 14 days to comfortably administer all the therapies meant for the process in an unhurried and spaced out manner. This will include medicated ghee drinking (SNEHAPAANA) for 3 to 5 days subject to the digestion and cardiovascular fitness of the person. This will help to prepare your body to undergo the body cleansing which is normally done after 7 to 9 days (depending upon your body type and the imbalances). The cleansing is done by VIRECHANA (therapeutic purgation) to get rid of the metabolic toxins which have concentrated in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) after the 7-9 days of conditioning therapies. The conditioning therapies help to channelize the toxins towards the GI tract. It is quite normal that after the cleansing procedures the person would be feeling exhausted, so rejuvenate and body/mind toning therapies need to be administered which are essential to make the person feel energetic again after the cleansing procedures. This may include warm oil massages, detox warm herbal bundle applications, intensive oil therapies for the body and head etc. All these are administered following a prescribed Ayurvedic vegetarian diet with complete rest during the course of therapies. In a 21-day program, Vasthi treatment may also be included as necessary
Benefits of Panchakarma:
Helps restore metabolic power
Eliminates toxins and strengthens tissue functions
Helps balance all three doshas
Improves mental clarity and awareness
Reduces dependence on alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
Helps implement a healthy diet and lifestyle
Reduces stress, improves relaxation and tolerance
Slows the aging process and increases the lifespan
Improves the skin’s glow and lustre.
Boosts body immunity and energy level.
Improves strength, endurance, energy, and vitality
As Ayurveda treatments are highly personalised, the exact treatments and medicines could only be finalised after a detailed consultation with the doctor. The treatments given may vary according to the body constitution and requirements of the individual. Male therapists will attend to gentlemen and female therapists will attend to ladies for all massages and therapies. Please attend Ayurveda therapies following diet and lifestyle regimen as advised for optimum results.
For women: Certain therapies included in the program are contraindicated for women during their menses. Women are advised to schedule the program safely outside of the menstrual period.