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.
1. What is the cost of Panchakarma treatment in Bangalore?
At the outset, Panchakarma treatment is the holistic, and classic Ayurvedic detoxification treatment that includes a range of traditional and rejuvenating Ayurvedic therapies (five major procedures). Ayurvedagram - Ayurvedic Heritage Wellness Resort, nested in Whitefield Bangalore, is the nation’s premier Ayurveda and Yoga resort that offers authentic Ayurvedic treatments for the entire body and mind that includes cleansing, purifying, and detoxifying, combining old world charm with luxury in a sublime setting. The complete Panchakarma treatment in Bangalore costs anywhere between INR 22,000 to INR 60,000 depending on the duration. The prices for each procedure vary from INR 6,000 to INR 15,000.
2. What is the use of Panchakarma treatment?
Panchakarma treatment combines traditional Ayurveda therapies with herbal supplements to induce balance in the body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda states that diseases and health disorders are the accumulation of toxins in the body generated due to environmental exposures and the type of food consumed. This intense and comprehensive procedure is designed to help purify and cleanse the whole body by eliminating the accumulated toxins and other impurities and is a curative and preventive technique that cures various ailments and enhances overall health.
3. Is Panchakarma good for weight loss?
Each treatment procedure of the Panchakarma package speeds up the metabolism process, purifies the blood, and de-stresses and relaxes the mind while rejuvenating the whole body. It’s a complete detoxification procedure, and the comprehensive cleansing of toxins with the elimination of excess fat results in weight loss, and helps maintain a healthy weight and glowing complexion. The channels of secretion and excretion are completely cleansed that encourage the movement and healthy functioning of body systems, and worn-out tissues are replaced with new ones that promote weight loss and rejuvenate the body and mind.
4. Does Panchakarma Treatment have side effects?
Honestly, there are no side effects associated with Panchakarma treatment. However, you’re most likely to experience a rise in body temperature with fever, fatigue, headache, some congestion, and a feeling of general illness. It’s natural and is due to the body’s way of adjusting to the treatment after getting rid of the toxins. These symptoms are temporary and will go away in a few days by taking herbal supplements and changing your diet as per Ayurveda. If you are looking for the best Panchakarma treatment in Bangalore, head to Ayurvedagram, a wellness resort engulfed with the expertise of Ayurveda.
5. Is Panchakarma treatment safe during pregnancy?
If you are pregnant and want to undergo Panchakarma treatment, it is recommended that you consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor first. Although Panchakarma treatment offers many benefits, pregnant women are usually advised against it.