Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means “five actions” or “five treatments”.
This is a process used to clean the body of toxic materials left by disease and poor nutrition. It is one of the ultimate mind-body healing experience for detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system, and restoring balance and well-being. It is one the most effective healing modality in Ayurvedic Medicine. It promotes Detoxification and Rejuvenation. It is recommended on a seasonal basis, as well as when an individual feels out of balance or is experiencing illness.
Abhyanga (oil massage)
Abhyanga is an individually prepared herbal-oil massage designed to deeply penetrate the skin, relax the mind-body, break up impurities, and stimulate both arterial and lymphatic circulation.
The main benefit of Abhyanga depends on the application through skin by individual pressure, duration, and quality of oil. It moves impurities to intestinal tract, which can be removed later by natural urges. It prevents imbalances in the physiology and removes them. It makes joints and muscle tissues more flexible, increases softness in glands of skin.
Pizichilli (Oil bath)
Pizichili is a continuous stream of warm herbalized oil soothingly poured over the body by two Ayurvedic therapists as they massage the body in perfect unison.
It is also powerful procedure, which reduces tiredness, dryness, arthritis, and pain in the joints.
Swedana is an individually herbalized steam bath, during which the head and the heart are kept cool while the body is heated to remove mental, emotional and physical toxins lodged deeply within the tissues.
It improves circulation of blood, helps to induce sweating, and opens pores and cell membranes. It makes liquid impurities which is hidden in small channels, mobilize them which are removed later by internal cleansing procedures. It is useful in the case of laryngitis, arthritis, and pharyngitis.
Pinda sweda (Navarakizhi)
Pinda Swedana is a deep cleansing treatment where rice boiled in milk and herbs is massaged deeply into the tissues and joints. The treatment is deeply relaxing and rejuvenating as well as powerfully detoxifying.
This procedure gives heating effect, removes rigidity, sclerosis and muscular dystrophy, helps in osteochondritis.
Udvartana is a deeply penetrating herbal paste lymphatic massage. This powerful exfoliating treatment magically Restore Your Natural Radiance conditions the skin while pressing stagnant lymphatic toxins out of the body.
Instead of oil special paste is used from crushed barley and flour from nute and other medicated powders. It decreases obesity, increases the speed of metabolism, removes weakness, and insomnia.
Shiro basti (oil on the head)
This is the final stage of each daily Panchakarma treatment. The freshly loosened impurities from each day of treatment are flushed out of the body via the effects of the basti. It also transports Ayurvedic medicines into the blood and tissues in order to trans-form the memory of damaged and toxic cells. It is considered one of the most important and most powerful aspects of the Panchakarma treatment.
It decreases mental imbalances, helps in headaches, insomnia, migraine, decreases nervousness, tension, and anxiety.
Nasya (treatment for nose)
Nasya consists of individually prescribed herbs and oil drops, inhaled through the nose, which clear the sinuses of excessive mucus. It is also an important therapy when medicating the central nervous system.
This procedure purifies the area of nasal passages, it effects on all nerve junctions above upper scapular region. It repairs the organs of sense by improving their functions. It normalizes sleep, nasal blocks etc.
It is a procedure of dropping of stream of oil on the forehead.
It harmonizes hormonal system and removes imbalances such as insomnia, headache, migraine, anxiety, and very high blood pressure. It helps to get deep sleep, gives relaxation of nervous system, and helps in skin diseases. Also it is effective in thyroid problems, and cardio vascular complaints.
It is a procedure for the oleation of eyes, done by one technician on the table for Abyanga.
It nourishes nervous system and makes the connection between eyes and mind strong. It is a very effective treatment for eye diseases, also effective for eye pressure (intra ocular), removes impurities from eyes and deep tissues. It gives purity to eyesight and makes our eyes more clear. Makes vascular system of eyes stronger.
In addition to these , many more authentic ayurveda treatments also available in the center.
Effects of Pancha karma
The vitiated doshas are eliminated from the body, the power of digestion and metabolism is enhanced, the sense faculties, mind, intelligence, and complexion become clear, one gains strength and vitality. For these effects Panchakarma procedures are recommended with each change of the seasons.