The Sanskrit word “Panchakarma” means “Five Actions”. Panchakarma, the comprehensive ayurvedic therapy for ultimate mind-body cleansing, involves five types of ayurvedic therapeutic measures to detoxify and rejuvenate the body and successfully eliminate disease and balance the doshas. (aggravated body element)
The five traditional therapies of Panchakarma are:
Vamana= Therapeutic Vomiting
Basti= Herbalized oil enemas
Raktamokshana= Blood Letting (no longer practiced today)
Panchakarma is traditionally practiced in 3 steps:
Poorva Karma/Preparatory Stage
Procedures which helps all the toxins to accumulate at the nearest site of elimination. How is this done? Thats where the most beneficial and preliminary step of panchakarma snehana (medicated oil massage), and swedana (steam) comes to play the big role.
Pradhana Karma/Elimination Procedure
Under this is the actual Panchakarma procedure that is vamana, virechana, nasya and basti.
Paschat Karma/Post Therapy Care
Bringing the client back into normal diet and lifestyle is the focus here.
Panchakarma is an immersive experience that requires the participant to take 5-21 days of the full treatment which includes the above-mentioned steps. When these steps are traditionally followed, brings the completion of panchakarma in a sense of deep body detoxification.
Apart from the traditional therapeutic panchakarma practice (mentioned above), there are some external body treatments which have gained huge popularity in the practice of panchakarma. Some of those treatments include :
We understand the need for short-term programs and have designed an outline for our 3-day, 5-day, and 7-day packages. These panchakarma packages are personalized to the individual's needs of our clients based on their body type and constituents.
Book some of our popular Ayurveda therapies here
Abhyanga (Traditional Oil Massage)
Duration: 60 -90 Mins Price $80 - $140
Abhyanga — the ayurvedic oil massage — is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well-being. This practice involves anointing of the body with warm oil, often infused with healing herbs and balancing essential oils. Abhyanga nourishes the body, reinstates the balance of doshas and improves one’s well-being and longevity.
Swedana (Therapeutic Steam)
Duration: 20 Mins Price: $30
The word Sweda is derived from Sanskrit swid, meaning 'to sweat or to perspire'. A common Ayurvedic practice, swedana is a form of therapy that uses herbal steam to release toxins from the body through the skin. This therapy stimulates your sweat glands to increase perspiration and circulation. It alleviates vitiated vata and kapha dosha. It helps to reduce pain, stiffness, heaviness, and coldness in your body.
Shirodhara (Pouring Medicated Liquids over the Forehead)
Duration: 60 Mins Price: $120
Shirodhara (shiro-dar-a), the term comes from the Sanskrit word shiras meaning "head" and dhara meaning "flow." It is a classical and a well-established ayurvedic procedure of slowly and steadily dripping medicated oil or other liquids on the forehead. Shirodhara is mostly used to calm the nervous system, reduce stress and balance the mind.
External Basti Therapy
Duration: 60 Mins Price: $80
Basti is one of the five procedures of panchakarma in Ayurveda. It is a musculoskeletal treatment for disorders that involve muscle (mamsa), ligaments, bones (ashti), vertebrae and nerves (majja). This therapy is very effective in relieving Nerve Pain, Slipped Discs, Sciatica, and Back Pain. Kati Basti is deep tissue therapy using heat to heal and oils to repair the tissue. Heat increases blood flow, the increase in blood flow can reduce swelling, assist with pain relief and soften ligaments, tendons and muscles.
Duration: 90 Mins Price: $140
Pinda Sweda is a type of Ayurvedic massage which is done with warm medicated herbal oils and herb bags. These bags/ boluses are prepared by a combination of herbs depending on the client’s body type as well as a health condition. Herbs are tied in a linen cloth to make small bags that are then dipped in warm oils and placed on the body. Herbs used to make a bag can be a dry powder or fresh medicinal leaves or medicated red rice.
It is highly recommended for arthritis, muscle and joints pain, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulders, neck pain and stiffness, Back pain, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, fibroids, menopause, thyroid, PCOS, infertility, endometriosis, stress, depression, sleep problems, psoriasis, gout, allergies.