Panchakarma is the classic Ayurvedic process of detoxifying the body inside and out using a combination of massage, medication and diet. It is highly effective in treating weakness as a result of a busy, stressful and toxic lifestyle. Panchakarma can reverse these negative effects by cleansing your body of toxins, bringing balance into your system and improving bodily function.
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Package terms & conditions
Once purchased it is advised to book all sessions in advance to obtain the most suitable time slots for you. We will endeavour to fulfill any reasonable requests you may have regarding your bookings but be sure to give us at least 48 hours notice if changing any appointments.
You will receive a text message from us confirming your appointment date and time 2 days prior to your appointment (if mobile number has been supplied). It is requested you inform us upon immediate receipt of this message if there is to be any change to your appointment. Notice of appointment changes after the allowed 48 hour window may be charged.
We will endeavour to inform you in advance if there is any change to your appointment as a result of internal circumstances / changes.
You are required to complete all package sessions within the time limits set by us. If packages are not completed within the permitted time, remaining sessions will be void (at the management's discretion). For special packages such as Panchakarma or Rituals, the time limit will be different and imposed by us. These are to be followed strictly.
10% off packages: 3 months
15% off packages: 6 months
20% off packages: 9 months
The package sessions cannot be shared with any other other person, unless otherwise stated.
If your package is purchased as a gift certificate, six months expiry of the package will start after the date of the first session. The first session of any gift certificate must be utlised within six months of the gift certificate start date.
For additional time to complete a package, you must write to us at email@example.com citing your reasons as to why extra time is required.
If a refunded is requested part way through a package, this can only be allowed after contacting us in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org stating the reasons as to why. Refunds will be calculated against any treatments already taken at their regular full price.
What Is Panchakarma ?
According to Ayurveda, our natural state is one of health, happiness and an inner sense of well-being. Health is defined as the body being clear of toxins, the mind is at peace, emotions are calm and happy, wastes are efficiently eliminated and organs are functioning normally. In a busy, stressful and toxic world, our physical and mental systems accumulate toxins causing deterioration in bodily functions. This eventually weakens our systems, which opens the door for chronic, degenerative, and non-specific diseases to develop. These can evolve into serious specific diseases, ultimately damaging an individual’s health and wellness.
Panchakarma literally means ‘five actions’ and it involves five different types of treatments to remove excess toxins and restore energy flow throughout all organ systems and tissues. This process cleanses the cell walls at the deepest levels, and further rebuilds immunity and strength.
Panchakarma is a cleansing and rejuvenating programme for the body and mind. It is known for its beneficial effects on overall health, wellness and self healing. Panchakarma aims to reverse the negative effects of day-to-day stress and environmental toxins by removing these toxins from your body and restoring balance to your system.
Panchakarma is used by Ayurvedic physicians as an effective treatment programme for a wide variety of health conditions and as a preventative measure. In common practice usually only parts of the Panchakarma regime is delivered which still achieves the desired effects.
How does it work?
According to Ayurvedic medical science there are five basic elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space. These elements are present in our body and they work in harmony with each other to maintain a balanced body and mind. These elements combine to form the three Doshas or basic physiologiocal forces that govern all bodily functions. The three doshas are called as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each person has a unique blend of these doshas, which is why Ayurvedic treatment is always individualised. The disease is viewed as a state of imabalance in one or more Doshas within an individual.
Each of these Doshas has a precise energetic combination of the elements, has a primary site in the body, and tends to accumulate as excess in a particular organ. Kapha tends to accumulate in Stomach and Lungs, Pitta tends to accumulate in Gall bladder, small intestines and Liver, Vata tends to accumulate in Colon. Panchakarma is the complete detoxification process for these three Doshas from their acccumulating sites in the body.
How long is the process?
Actual panchakarma session lasts for 7 to 21 days and is tailored to your specific constitution and state of health. But Pre-panchakarma phase involves one week of home preperation with consumption of Herbal Medicated Ghee provided by us.
Also you need to follow specific tailor-made diet for 7 days after Panchakarama.
How does the process start?
Starting with a detailed consultation with our qualified Ayurvedic Doctor we gather information to identify your individual constitution and present condition at a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. Accordingly the practitioner will choose treatments and herbs for your Panchakarma programme which will most efficiently induce a state of natural balance.
What can be involved in the process?
In panchakarma, there are two main types of therapy. Shamana is the supportive therapies that include the preparation and post-therapy measures. The main treatment is called Shodhana and refers to panchakarma's five main cleansing and elimination procedures. During preparation for panchakarma, oil therapy (termed snehana in Ayurveda) is the first phase. Patients are given oil massages — Abhyanga is full body massage and Sirodhara is forehead massage. They are fed dietary oils to lubricate the digestive tract, and are sometimes administered oil enemas. Oil therapy may be used for up to a week before the main treatment. Sweating therapy (swedana) is another preparation that uses saunas, steam rooms, heated clothing, herbal poultices (Kizhi/Navarakizhi) and exercise.
The five main methods of panchakarma are therapeutic vomiting (vamana), purgation (virechana), enema therapy (niruha basti for medicated enemas and anuvasana basti for oil enemas), nasal cleansing (nasya) and bloodletting (Raktamokshana) - though the latter is rarely performed due to various contraindications. Depending on the health problem, one or more of these methods are used to cleanse the body and promote healing. Other Ayurvedic therapies may be used in conjunction as well.
After cleansing methods are performed, patients go through an important aftercare stage called paschata karma. Patients are advised to rest, avoid certain activities, and often receive attention from nurses and doctors. Psychological care and counseling may be part of the healing program, as panchakarma strives to cleanse the patient of emotional problems in addition to physical ones. Patients are also counseled about preventative practices. Dietary changes are carefully planned, and lifestyle considerations are examined and recommended. Exercise programs, such as yoga, and stress-management techniques including meditation, may be introduced to patients during or after panchakarma, and herbal remedies may be prescribed as well.
What benefits I can expect with Panchakarma?
Ayuspa offers Panchakarma programmes with focus on enhancing meditative awareness of body and mind. General benefits of Panchakarma include:
Elimination of toxins at physical, emotional and mental level
Enhancement of cellular function and vitality
Strengthening of immune system and resistance to illness
Balanced state of Doshas
Reversal of stress effects on all organ systems and slowing of aging process
Deeper sense of relaxation, self confidence and well-being
Increases the glow and lustre of skin.
How to Book Panchakarma?
Bookings can be made by phone or email. Based on your consultation with our practitioners we will tailor make your 7, 14 or 21 days Panchakarma package. It is best advised to book all the sessions in advance in order to get the timings suitable for the effectivity of the treatments. Bookings need to be confirmed at least 48 hours prior to the first Panchakarma session. At that time you will need to pay the full balance for the Panchakarma package. We accept all credit and debit cards except American Express. Total cost will depend on number of treatments and type of tratments we will be offering during Panchakarma Programme.
Each Panchakarma programme requires specific preperation before your arrival. The days booked for your Panchakarma sessions are entirely dedicated to you, so it is important to keep your dates confirmed. Please note that appointments must be cancelled or rescheduled at least 48 hours in advance. There is no charge for rescheduling your appointment but missed appointments will be charged in full.
It is not possible to perform Panchakarma during menstruation, so please plan your dates accordingly. If you start menstruation during the programme, we will need to stop all treatments and rebook for later time.
Here is a sample of our 7-Day Panchakarma Package.
Day 1: Abhyanga
Day 2: Abhyanga
Day 3: Abhyanga
Day 4: Sirodhara
Day 5: Oil Basti
Day 6: Decoction Basti
Day 7: Oil Basti
This is by no means an accurate depiction of what you will receive but rather a guide. Our Ayurvedic practitioner will clearly inform you of the treatments to be delivered once your consultation has been completed.
Pre- and post-panchakarma consultations/treatments/medications will also be included.