Ayurveda

Ayurveda - the natural way to relax, detoxify & rejuvenate! You can avail the authentic Ayurvedic therapies in its purity and perfection at the Panchakarma Center.

Ayurveda is a holistic medicine which has been practiced in India for at least 5,000 years. Nowadays Ayurveda has emerged as an alternative system of medicine with absolutely no side effects. As a holistic approach to health, Ayurveda is designed to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. Ayurveda concentrates on maintaining balance in the body, mind, and consciousness through proper drinking, diet, and lifestyle, as well as herbal remedies.

In Ayurveda the body is said to consist of three humours (derived from five elements) viz. Vata, Pitta and Kapha. When the balance of these three humours is disturbed diseases are caused. The elimination of waste products is done to balance the level of Vata, Pitta, Kapha and the state of mental health. Strict self discipline is essential to maintain good health and to avoid and prevent illness and disease.

Through its well known Sodhana or purification therapy called Panchakarma – Ayurveda cures disease and ailments from its origin. Panchakarma is often used to treat the cause and not the symptoms.

Ayurveda is as well an excellent rejuvenative therapy and a wholesome prescription to mankind for living to the fullest in close communion with nature. Herbal medicines are used in Ayurvedic procedures.

Some of the main Ayurvedic procedures are:

Dhara

In Dhara pouring of medicated oil is done all over the body and it is beneficial for many neuromuscular conditions and rheumatism and general debility. Medicated oil is also poured over the forehead in Shiro Dhara. This is highly beneficial for headache, mental tension, insomnia, stress and disorders of central nervous system.

Pizhichil

Lukewarm oil is poured in the body by squeezing cotton cloth soaked in oil. This is highly effective for Spondylosis, Hemiplegia, and Arthritis. It also helps in body and mind rejuvenation.

Shirovasthi

In Shirovasthi, medicated oil is poured over a leather cap kept on the head. Very effective for headache, hair falling, burning sensation and treatments of other diseases of ear nose and throat.

Elakizhi

Minced herbal leaves are cooked in medicated oils and bundled into a bolus muslin cloth, which is heated and patted rhythmically all over the body. This de-toxifies the body through sweat and helps in degenerative conditions and neurological problems and it improves circulation and restores energy and health.

Podikizhi

Herbal powders are bundled in cloth bags, warmed and applied to the body. Cures Insomnia problems, stimulates the nervous system and is helpful for myosceletic problems, arthritis, backaches, joint aches, shoulder aches. It revives the cells of the skin and offers glow and vitality.

Navarakkizhi

Massage using cooked Navara rice in a cotton cloth bundle. It brings on health rejuvenation and is especially useful in emaciated conditions like muscular degeneration associated with neuromuscular disorders, rheumatism, burning sensation of body etc.

Naranga kizhi

A special preparation of lemon is made and tied in the linen cloth and made into a bundle, it is heated and massaged over the body.
Beneficial for stiff joints, joint pain, inflammation of joints, rheumatoid arthritis, spondilitis etc.

Udwarthanam

Udvarthanam is a massage treatment using herbal powders and is used in the treatment of diseases like hemiplegia, paralysis, obesity and rheumatoid ailments. 
Special rates available for Ayurvedic herbal relaxation massages & Steam Bath as well as Herbal facial & Head massages.

Kadi Vasthi

A herbal treatment for spinal disorders, back pain, lumbar spondylosis, degenerative inter-vertebral prolapsed disc, sciatica etc. Specially prepared warm medicated oil is held within a boundary made of herbal paste over the lower back for a period of time.

Thakradhara

A powerful relaxation therapy for the head and mind. During Thakradhara, a stream of medicine-rich buttermilk is gently poured on a person's forehead. This medicated buttermilk calms the individual down and induces coolness to the brain, relaxes the mind, reduces mental stress and increases memory power.

Nasyam

Treatment done for certain types of paralysis, headaches, mental disorders etc., in which herbal juices and medicated oils are administered through the nostrils for a period of 7 to 14 days.