Swedhana

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Swedana is the process of inducing sweat with the help of steam, generated from medicated herbal decoctions. It is the pre-operative procedure in various Ayurvedic detox therapies, the objective is to dilate the channels of the body to detach the toxins from the tissues. Swedana is usually given after an oil massage.

Abhyanga

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Abhyanga is an oil massage with warm medicated oil. In Abyanga, warm oil infused with herbs specific to Dosha are used.A whole body massage with specific herbal oils to nourish and revitalize the body tissues (Dhatus) and to allow the toxins to be removed from the body.Abhyanga is performed for one hour and is usually followed by medicated steam bath (Sweda). It is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of Ayurveda. Benefits Increases tissue strength, improves blood circulation, rejuvenates the whole body, beautifies the skin, delays aging, induces sound sleep, promotes vitality, pacifies vata imbalance, reduces stress and removes toxins.It imparts softness, firmness and strength to the body. It decreases the effects of aging, increases longevity and stimulates the internal organs of the body by increasing circulation. It also pacifies the Doshas.

Vasti

Bhaya Vasti

Bhaya Vasti is an ancient ayurvedic treatment that involves the process of retaining a specific amount of lukewarm medicated oil on a specific area of the body for a fixed time.This healing procedure promotes complete rejuvenation of the body from within.

Griva Vasti

Griva Vasti is retaining of warm herbal oil over the neck area for certain period. It relieves the burden of stress and congestion in nerves, bones and muscles of the neck and shoulders.

Kati Vasti

Kati Vasti is retaining of warm herbal oil over the lower back for certain period. It helps in back pain, prolapsed disc, lumbar spondylitis, sciatica and degenerative disorders of disc.

Nabhi/Chakra Basti

Nabhi/Chakra Basti, helps to balance the Nabhi Marma – the vital center where all 72000 nadis (subtle energy pathways) converge. It Strengthens digestion and absorption, and facilitates the release of deeply seated emotions. It relieves digestive symptoms such as irritable bowel, flatulence, poor appetite, constipation and abdominal discomfort.

Nasya

Nasya is a guided instillation of medicated oil into the nostrils. It is one of the five panchakarma therapies.Generally a steam therapy is done after Nasya.  Nasya helps to enhance mental and sensory acuity, promotes mental clarity, clears the nose and sinuses of obstruction, promotes cleansing and flow of lymphatic fluid, promotes lightness of the body, soothes dryness in the nose.

Panchakarma

Panchakarma, which means five actions of purification is Ayurveda’s ancient cleansing and rejuvenating practice. It is the ultimate mind-body healing experience for detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system, and restoring balance and well-being. It promotes Detoxification and Rejuvenation. Panchakarma purifies the tissues at a very deep level. It’s effects are powerful and long-lasting. The therapies open the subtle channels, bring life-enhancing energy thereby increasing vitality, inner peace, confidence and well-being.
Benefits : Eliminates toxins and toxic conditions from your body and mind.Enhances self healing capacity of body and mind.Enhances digestion and metabolismRestores your constitutional balance improving health and wellness.Strengthens your immune system.Reverses the negative effects of stress on your body and mind thereby slowing the aging process.Enhances self-reliance, strength, energy, vitality and mental clarity.Helps to bring deep relaxation and sense of well-being.

Panchakarma therapy program includes a preparatory phase, which starts few days before therapies start. A special diet has to be followed before and during Panchakarma therapies. Post Panchakarma diet plan will be provided on the last day of therapies. A gradual transition to normal diet is very important after detox therapies.  Therapy last for 2.5-3 hours everyday and is done for 3 days, 5 days or 7 days in a row.

Panchakarma therapy program includes the following:

  • Initial Ayurvedic consultation
  • Every day customized treatments for about 2.5-3hours
  • Daily evaluation and instructions
  • Instructions for Yoga and Pranayama
  • Specialized organic herbal teas and ingredients for detox diet will be provided to cook at home
  • During and post Panchakarma (until follow up consultation) Email support.
  • Care plan to take home following the therapy
  • Follow up consultation includes a personalized plan for wellness and recommendation of supplements as needed

Shirodhara

Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy.The term shirodhara is a union of two words: ‘shiro‘ meaning head and ‘dhara‘ meaning pouring in a stream. This is the most divine ancient Ayurvedic ritual. It deeply relaxes mind and body, and improves the mental clarity and comprehension. Warm oil (or other liquids) pours in a continuous stream over the forehead or ‘ajna marma’, an area where nerves are highly concentrated. The pressure of the oil onto the forehead creates a vibration. The oil saturates the forehead and scalp and penetrates into the nervous system.
The gentle pressure and soothing warmth of the oil allows the body, mind and nervous system to experience a deep state of rest, similar to meditation. It stimulates the pineal gland, or “third-eye”. It helps to reduce and relief migraine headaches and releases negative emotions. It helps to improve sleep patterns. Shirodhara helps in clearing our mental fog and nagging thoughts, and allows the nervous system to calm down. It is very helpful in depression, headaches,high blood pressure, sinusitis, anxiety, allergic rhinitis, premature hair graying, hearing impairment, insomnia, Meniere’s disease, skin problems including psoriasis, tinnitus, neurological disorders and vision problems. Plus it’s also used non-medically for its’ amazing relaxing properties.The action and qualities of the liquid used in shirodhara counters the qualities of the out of balance doshas. It soothes, nourishes and pacifies the doshas through the application of the liquid to the forehead, scalp and nervous system.

Contraindications for Shirodhara

Shirodhara should NOT be given to women in their third trimester of pregnancy and to those with a rash or sunburn on the forehead or scalp.
Other contraindications include brain tumor, recent neck injury, abrasions or cuts on the head, fever/chills, acute illness, nausea, vomiting, severe weakness, exhaustion, fainting or spontaneous sweating.