Many forget that the practice of Ayurveda is thousands of years old. At the heart of traditional Indian medicine is the concept of Panchakarma. Panchakarma is a detoxification process of the body and mind, the process is intended to treat the root cause of disease, and results in the continued health and vitality of the individual. The digestive system and the mind are the two most important elements of the treated through Panchakarma. All therapies and treatments target toxins within the body and stagnicities within the mind. The goal is to loosen them from the organs and tissues that harbor them and then expel them from the body completely. Clients will begin their course of treatment by eating a specific diet and ingesting special herbs. Oil therapies will also be given to enhance the detoxification process. After the body has, in effect, been cleansed, a period of rejuvenation begins. Some centers offer programs as short as 8 days, while other programs last as long as a month.
Our Panchakarma therapy will begin with our own 9 Day Cleanse, formulated with whole grains and full servings of protein, packaged so that eating Ayurvedically is straight forward and simple. The Cleanse provides all the herbs and spices required for the cleanse, with the food packets already prepared. Unlike other cleansing methods, a whole-foods cleanse, aided by herbs and spices, brings about potent detoxification, yet is gentle unlike chemical over-the-counter methods. Clients will cleanse for nine days, beginning on their purge day and the two days after that, clients will enjoy hot oil treatments to boost the detoxification process and relax the mind.
Day 1 of treatments: Abhyanga and Shirodhara
An Abhyanga is the Ayurvedic form of massage. It is the application of warm oil to the body to eliminate excess water and fat deposits, purify the blood and tissues of toxins, strengthen, rejuvenate, and nurture strength and balance within the body.
Shirodhara treatments can be deeply therapeutic and are known to rejuvenate the spirit and reinvigorate the body. The goal is to bring about emotional and physical balance through the methodical application of medicated oil to this center point of the forehead.
Day 2 of treatments: Shirodhara and Heart Basti
The day will begin with a Basti, or dough dam will be applied to the center of the chest over the heart. Oil infused with a special blend of herbs will be poured into the dam and allowed to sit for a period of time while the oil absorbs stagnant emotions and clears emotional blockages. A Healing Touch treatment will start after the basti is in place to remove stagnation, open energy channels, and ground the body. After the basti is removed, a Shirodhara will be given to amplify the effects of the heart basti and energy work.
Day 3 of treatments: 5 Scenes Therapy and Abhyanga
Treatment on day three is designed to enhance all five of the body’s senses. Clients will undergo a massage of the head, face, neck and back before being steamed to loosen mucous in the respiratory system. A nasya treatment will then follow. Once the sinuses are cleared, the eyes will be addressed with a netra treatment. Finally, the ears will be cleared by oil application, or karna purna. After the sequence is complete you will be given a 30 minute Abhyanga to complete your treatments and rebalance the entire body.
Total Cost: $775
Clients will have the option to live in the home of an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Lisa Belisle, for 3 days while completing their therapies. Includes a 9 Day Cleanse followed by three sets of treatments for three consecutive days. Clients should plan to arrive on the 10th day of their cleansing schedule. Clients will be pampered and fed three Ayurvedic Meals a day, light yoga in the AM, and evening activities of a light walk, meditation, music or an educational movie or local events. They may also add on services that are not offered at the spa like Udvartana and Pinda Sveda and/or Liver, Blood and Kidney Cleanse to complete the 30 day cleansing Process. ($125 extra)
Ladies Please Note – Try to plan this around your menstrual cycle. Either start your cleanse on the last day of your period or end all treatments the day before your period would normally begin. This will optimize your cleansing results.
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Optional Add – On Treatments:
Udvartana – Body Scrub – $90
A stimulating massage using special herbal powder to reduce cellulite accumulations, improve circulation and enhance your skin’s texture and appearance. We thoroughly exfoliate your body using a powerful mixture of Ayurvedic powders which will break up fatty deposits and energize blood circulation. A delightful body treatment to remove excess heat from your body, enhancing circulation and drawing fresh energy to the surface of the skin. Clients of all body types love this treatment as it leaves the skin so soft and smooth. 1.5 hours (includes shower)
Pinda Sveda – $125
Small linen bags filled with a specially prepared mixture are applied locally to relieve pain. An additional major role in this therapy is played by the highly effective herbal oils which are specially selected for the parts of the body that are painful. The effect of the herbal extracts is to relieve the pain, and to relax and build up the affected area. Other variations of this may be done to suit specific skin conditions using medicated milk and herbalized rice. A full hot oil Abhyanga is given first, then the specific treatment. 1.5hours
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