Ayurvedic Detox, Cleanse and Rejuvenation Program
Panchakarma is both a preventative maintenance program for your mind and body as well as a treatment for chronic health problems.
Each Panchakarma program is personalized according to each individual's needs.
As a prevention program, once a year Panchakarma is recommended for every person - man or woman, young or old, healthy or sick. As a treatment, Panchakarma is recommended for people who work in high stress environments, or have irregular eating habits or those suffering from various chronic illnesses on "as needed" basis.
How long is a Panchakarma detox treatment?
A typical Panchakarma is a 7-10 day program. However depending on the need, Panchakarma can also be a 14 or 21 day program which is determined by the person's health condition.
What is the ideal time for a detox cleanse?
Ayurveda recommends a program of internal cleansing at every change of seasons(spring and autumn ideally) to clear the channels of the body of toxins that may have built up over the previous season.
Detox is particularly recommended during the change of seasons ideally, your body's natural cleansing and rejuvenating mechanisms kick into high gear in tune with all of nature.
Some of the Benefits of Panchakarma
- Eliminate toxins and toxic conditions from your body and mind
- Restore your constitutional balance improving health and wellness
- Strengthen your immune system and become more resistant to illness
- Reverse the negative effects of stress on your body and mind thereby slowing the aging process
- Enhance your self-reliance, strength, energy, vitality and mental clarity
- Bring about deep relaxation and sense of well-being
Panchakarma literally means "five therapeutic procedures" to purify the Mind/Body
It is a series of steps performed typically for 7-10 days/21 days, tailored to your unique body constitution.
It involves three stages - Purva Karma, Pradhan Karma and Paschat Karma.
Stage 1 - Purva Karma:
Here toxins are loosened from various tissues and mobilized towards the digestive system.
Purva Karma begins with:
- Abhyanga, full body massage with medicated oils.Ghee is also taken internally. The massage oil and oral ghee help to loosen all toxins within the seven layers of tissues of our body.
- Shirodhara-Warm sesame oil streamed across the forehead - profoundly calming.
- Nasya-Herbal oil nasal drops proceded by and followed with a facial massage. An important step in removing toxins from the tissues above the neck
- Swedana-A therapeutic application of heat/steam to different parts of the body.
- Nourishing oil and cleansing herbal tea
Stage 2 - Pradhan Karma:
The main phase, consists of the five purification procedures. Panchakarma, literally meaning five purification procedures.These are intended to flush the toxins accumulated in the digestive system out of the body.
- Vamana - Medicated Emesis
- Virechana - Medicated Purgation/laxative
- Basti - Medicated Enemas
- Nasya - Medicated Nasal Drops
- Rakta moksha - Blood Letting
At Shree Ayurveda, Vamana and Raktamoksha is not performed. Virechana is performed with herbs and/or castor oil, Nasya with herb powders,oils or ghee.These procedures flush all toxins out of the body and detoxify it.
Stage 3 - Paschat Karma:
It involves restoration of strong digestive enzymes and rejuvenation of tissues. This stage is designed to nourish, strengthen, and balance the newly detoxified tissues. The aim is to establish increased energy levels, strengthen the immune system and increase longevity. This is accomplished by taking strengthening herbs for a month.
Diet for the course of the programme:
During the program, clients are put on a special diet,best suited to ones constitution.
Khichari is the main dish chosen which provides adequate nourishment during these days.The diet mainly focuses on vegetarian options as they are easy to digest.
Travel & Accomodation:
We are situated about 45-60 min drive from the Dublin airport.The airport shuttle service runs on a regular basis.Kindly visit www.aircoach.ie for details on this service.
Although we do not provide accomodation there are many hotels and B&B in the close proximity,which are available to stay during the course of the programme.These range from €35 pp to €80 pp,and also offer about 15% discounts for longer stays.
We would provide all the help and support to book a place of your choice and make your stay comfortable and relaxing.
Kindly make sure your appointments for the programme are confirmed before you make any travel and accomodation arrangements.
What to Bring Along?
Panchakarma is best done in a reflective state of mind. We suggest bringing a journal, books to read that are conducive to healing, and that you avoid TV and loud music. Also, it is best to minimize tourist activity while undergoing the sessions.
Please carry a few old clothes while attending sessions as they may stain from oils.
There are certain medical conditions for which Panchkarma is contraindicated (not advised). It is therefore important for you to complete all forms which will be sent during the pre panchkarma schedule and return them as soon as possible. We need time to review the information to determine if panchkarma is contraindicated for you before you make final travel plans to attend the programme.
Once the Pre-Panchkarma assessment is scheduled and the programme finalised,appointments confirmed,we request you to pay a non- refundable deposit of 50% by cash/personal cheques.
Strictly No cancellations are allowed in the programme schedule.
For any further queries kindly email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ideal time for a panchakarma programme :
Spring and Autumn