Panchakarma is Ayurvedic medicine's mind-body healing program for detoxifying the body and mind, for strengthening the immune system, for eliminating excess doshas, and for restoring balance and promoting longevity. It is a very special and effective healing modality. It is recommended on a seasonal basis as well as when an individual is out of balance.
Benefits of Panchakarma:
Cleanses the deep tissues, promoting greater balance in body and mind
Restore your constitutional balance improving health and wellness
Support your immune system, enhancing the body’s natural resistance to illness
Enhance your self-reliance, strength, energy, vitality, and mental clarity
Bring about a sense of well-being and deep relaxation
Reverse the negative effects of stress on your body and mind thereby slowing the aging process
Completely individualized, your Panchakarma treatment is designed after an initial consultation to determine which treatments are necessary for your own specific health issues. The length and scope of panchakarma are determined by your imbalances, what doshas, tissues and functions are involved in the body/mind, your strength, your age, etc. Different lengths of time are needed to address different imbalances: generally 7 days is the minimum.
Your treatment protocol generally includes a daily pulse assessment and checkup, Abhyanga (warm oil massage), Swedhana (steam treatments), Shirodhara (a steady stream of warm, herbalized oil on the forehead), Marma Chikitsa (energy point therapy), and panchakarma therapies. A therapeutic organic diet is also included.
Additional therapies may be recommended such as netra basti (eye bath), kati basti (deep heat treatment to the back), and pinda sweda (a warm poultice) at an additional cost.
I offer panchakarma on a limited basis in the fall and spring seasons. Please contact me if you would like more information and to discover if panchakarma is appropriate for you.