Panchakarma (Herbal Detox)


Herbal Cleanse and Detox

Ayurveda teaches us that it is during these peak seasonal transition periods our bodies are best suited and supported to eliminate toxins, purify, and rejuvenate. A healthy body will naturally do its part to harmonize and balance itself . However, as we age our bodies often become more challenged with the natural rebalancing. Offering our body the tools it needs to cleanse and rejuvenate becomes more important as we progress in age. 

Spring and Fall are the perfect time for detoxification. And if you suffer from headaches, indigestion, frequent colds, constipation, acne, bad breath, disturbed sleep, PMS or sluggishness,Herbal detox (panchakarma) could be just the thing to get you back on track.

Panchakarma, the Ayurvedic method of detoxification, may aids in reversing the negative effects of daily living and restores good health. The core regime of Panchakarma consists of adherence to a diet that’s appropriate for your psychosomatic constitution (or dosha), sweating and purgation therapies, and internal and external oleation (oil massage). These methods may gently cleanse the body’s tissues of toxins to open the subtle channels (or nadis) and bring life-enhancing energies that increases vitality, inner peace, confidence and well-being. 


_ 1-2 weeks before your Panchakarma start date,you will have a consult with us to make the changes to prepare you for Panchakarma. 
_ Before seven days you will do Oleation, which is a cleanse that you will do at home. (Oleation helps you enter fat metabolism, pulls toxins from deep within your tissues to your digestive system for removal, balances blood sugar, improves digestion, and opens your channels). 
_ Each morning you will drink melted ghee, then follow a nonfat diet of khichadi, with steamed veggie.
_ You can do the Oleation while working and continuing your regular life.
_ On the last day of Oleation, You will do a gentle laxative to remove any toxins that have accumulated in the intestinal tract. 

During Panchakarma: 
_ You will need as much rest as possible. This is a time you set aside to heal.
_ Try to avoid stressful activities of daily life. It is recommended that you minimize the work.
_ While during your Panchakarma program, it is advised to conserve energy. Gentle Yoga/ Nature Walks are ideal.
_ Changes in sleep patterns are common during Panchakarma. Your sleep may seem lighter than usual due to greater restful-awareness and you may sleep fewer hours. 
- You may have some emotions come up, like unexplained sadness,joy, or anger.
This is a natural part of the detoxing process.

The following are included in the Panchakarma program
(Duration: 2.5 to 3:00 Hr.)

- Abhyanga… Warm herbal oil massage done by an experienced massage therapist. The oil is specially selected for the particular body constitution. The process is long and thorough. More force is used to loosen the excess doshas and direct them toward the organs of elimination.
-Shirodhara…Pouring a stream of warm oil over the forehead and followed by head massage
- Nasya … Nasal Therapy
- Swedana…Herbalized sweat therapy. Sweating leads the doshas to fluidity, making it easier for it to flow out of the system. It opens up the pores and rids the body of impurities through the sweat glands
-Basti….Medicated Enema Therapy
_ A special Panchakarma Diet (Khichari)to facilitate cleansing and nourishment.

Does not include additional therapies, herbal remedies, products or services. 
You may need Other Therapies according to your condition and constitution. 

Udvartanam… Herbal powder massage $40.00
-Pizhichil… Oil bath massage. $60.00
-Kati Basti… Lower back treatment. $40.00
-Uro Basti… Heart treatment. $40.00

Post Panchakarma
_ After detoxification the practitioner may prescribe herbal or mineral remedies to correct imbalances in the doshas. These have the necessary medicinal qualities to stimulate agni and restore balance in the doshas. 
_ We will advise you on lifestyle, food and exercise. 
( It is important to eat to suit your constitution, so we may prepare a special diet sheet for you).

Panchakarma may benefit for

_ Eliminate toxins and toxic conditions from your body and mind.
_ Restore your constitutional balance improving health and wellness.
_ Strengthen your immune system and become more resistant to illness.
_ Reverse the negative effects of stress on your body and mind thereby slowing the aging process.
_ Enhance your self-reliance, strength, energy, vitality and mental clarity.
_ Bring about deep relaxation and sense of well-bein