Ayurveda, the traditional Indian holistic health management system, offers a range of traditional Kerala therapies and herbal medicines to balance bodily principles and to integrate body, mind, and spirit. These therapies can be used, both to cure various ailments (Curative), as well as to improve general health (Rejuvenation). The effect of Kerala therapies differs from oil, herbs, and other ingredients used.
Panchakarma is an intense and comprehensive treatment programme in Ayurveda aimed at cleansing the body of accumulated impurities and rejuvenation of the worn out tissues. It is advised for preventive and curative purposes. Pancha means five and Karma means action or treatment.
Ayurvedagram offers Panchakarma treatment in Bangalore, where you would undergo a five fold cleansing and rejuvenation processes. It should be borne in mind that each of these five cleansing procedures do have the indications and contraindications. Your doctor is the best person to decide which of these five could be applied in your prevailing health condition based on your body type and the nature of the pathology, if any.
1.Vamanam to eliminate toxins by vomiting.
2.Virechana to cleanse the bowels.
3.Basti where medicines are administered through an enema.
4.Nasya is a cleansing therapy done through the nose.
5.Raktamosham is used to cleanse the blood.
Body massage forms an integral part of the Panchakarma treatment. A Panchakarma programme starts with the Purva Karma or preparatory stage. This involves Snehana where oil or ghee is massaged as well as administered orally for a specified period (usually 3-5 days) based on the state of your appetite and body strength. Once adequate oleation of the body is done within and without, it is time to be exposed to the prescribed main cleansing procedures as mentioned above along with appropriate body massages with oils, powders, or herbal decoctions.
Other massages include Udhwarthana - a type of powder massage where the prescribed medicated powder is applied on the body and massaged. It is very helpful in weight loss. It involves the use of upward strokes during the massage that helps in breaking down superficial fat deposits. Kizhi is a massage done using cloth poultices containing powders dipped in warm oil. The application of heat helps remove toxins. Dhara is a rhythmic pouring of oil or herbal decoction on the body with an aim to streamline the functions of the nervous system. A dhara performed on the forehead is called a Shirodhara. Shirovasti is another treatment where oil is retained for a specified duration inside a cap fitted on the head. It is useful in treating depression, insomnia, and degenerative disorders of the nerve tissues.
There are two inputs in a massage - The Medication and The Pattern. Primarily the type of medication used can be oil, powder, or paste, and the pattern and pressure of the strokes employed while giving the massage. For example, in a rejuvenating massage, the oils selected shall be with properties of tissue nourishing, toning up the muscles, stimulating the nerve endings and the pattern of strokes will be in the direction of hair follicles and from the origin of muscles to the insertion. Whereas in a therapeutic powder massage, the purpose is to cleanse and burn out the excess adipose fat and hence the strokes will be in the direction opposite to the hair follicles. Having identified the body constitution (Prakruti) and type of ailment (Vikruti), a suitable type of massage can be carried out from the following:
Ayurvedagram offers the best Ayurvedic procedures as mentioned in the classical Ayurvedic texts performed by trained experts under the supervision of experienced physicians that can help detoxify and cleanse the body. This is a rejuvenating practice that makes you feel relaxed and helps in treating various disorders. You can benefit from the Panchakarma treatment at our centre which practices the best Ayurveda massage in India.