Panchkarma is the cornerstone to Ayurvedic management of Disease. It is the process which gets to the root cause of the problem which corrects the essential balance of “Tri-Dosha” in the body. It ensure Complete cleansing of the body, Elimination of toxins, Opening up of blocked channels, Improving strength of digestive fire, Speeding up metabolism, Reducing weight, Rejuvenation of tissues, Relaxing the mind, Relieving stress, Boosting immunity
It aimed at detoxification of the human body, the Ayurvedic method of Panchakarma aims to remove the five toxins from the body: Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti and Raktamoskshana. We at Active Ayu Life works on the principles of Panchkarma and we gives an spectacular results: Complete removal of stress, Increased enthusiasm and vitality , Strengthening of the immune system , Improved metabolism and digestion ,Higher energy and productivity levels.
Active Ayu Life based on Panchakarma principle not only uses a combination of massage, herbal saunas, special foods and nutritional directives, mild fasting and colon therapies to rid the body of accumulated toxins but also provide a personal program which begins with a thorough exam by an Ayurvedic Physician, which enables the doctor to recommend a program tailored to your individual health. As your treatments progresses, you will be given a special diet combined with certain herbs and essential oils to use at home. These will help stimulate your liver and digestive organs, helping them to purge toxins
(medicine induced emesis): In this treatment, a patient is given internal and external oleation and fomentation therapies for few days. Once the toxins get liquefied and gather in upper cavities of body, the patient is given emetic medicine and decoction. This induces vomiting and helps to eliminate toxins from the body tissues. Vaman therapy is especially recommended primarily for kapha-dominated conditions such as obesity, asthma and hyperacidity.
(medicine induced purgation): In virechan, purgation or elimination of toxins occurs through the evacuation of the bowels. In this treatment as well, the patient is given internal and external oleation and fomentation therapies. After that, the patient is given a herbal laxative to facilitate evacuation of the bowels that helps in cleansing the body of toxins. Virechan therapy is recommended primarily for pitta-dominated conditions such as herpes zoster, jaundice, colitis, celiac disease etc.
(medicated enema): Administering medicated substances through enema is Ayurveda's unique contribution to the medical world. The therapy has enormous benefits, especially in complicated and chronic diseases. As per the nature of disease, herbal decoctions, oils, ghee or milk are administered into the rectum and this has incredible positive effects. This therapy is extremely effective against vata-dominated conditions such as arthritis, piles and constipation.
(nasal drops): This therapy is effective in clearing and cleansing the head region. At the beginning of the therapy, the head and shoulder regions are given a gentle massage and fomentation. Then, nasal drops are administered in both the nostrils. This brings about the cleaning of the entire head region and relieves various types of headache, migraine, hair problems, sleep disorders, neurological disorders, sinusitis, chronic rhinitis and respiratory diseases.
(Blood-letting): This therapy is good for cleaning of blood and effective against diseases caused due to impure blood. It can be done in a specific area or for the entire body. It can be done in a specific area or for the entire body.This therapy is particularly useful in various skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, and also in local lesions such as abscesses and pigmentation.
Active Ayu Life based on Panchakarma principle not only uses a combination of massage, herbal saunas, special foods and nutritional directives, mild fasting and colon therapies to rid the body of accumulated toxins but also provide a personal program which begins with a thorough exam by an Ayurvedic Physician, which enables the doctor to recommend a program tailored to your individual health. As your treatments progresses.
" Panchakarma, a therapy for achieving balance in body, mind and consciousness "
The final stage of Panchakarma is “Rasayana,” which means “rejuvenation.” As you near the end of your personal healing journey, it is essential to replenish your “Ojas” (essence), and nourish every aspect of your life, from the physical and psychological to the metaphysical. This means engaging in all of the many treatments and activities available to you at the MTC, from vibrant, natural foods and herbs that boost the immune system, to revitalizing massage, to healing practices such as meditation and yoga. Opening yourself to these experiences will continue to aid you along your path to longevity, health and vitality., mentioned below are different types of Rejuvenative Treatments mentioned in Ayurvedas, and we are here to provide best of our services for the chosen treatments among mentioned below:
Abhyanga is the foundation of the detoxification program within Panchakarma. The therapy may be done by a single therapist or a two-therapist team using a synchronized routine. The entire body is oleated, including the scalp and feet. Herbalized oils are used for the massage and essential oils are applied to specific energy points. If indicated, medicinal nasal drops are administered and warm oil is put into the ears.
Purpose: Thoroughly oiling the body, by way of Abhyanga, loosens deep seated metabolic waste materials, and brings elasticity to the body tissues.
Shirodhara is the therapeutic administration of warm oils to the center of the forehead in a continuous stream. A blend of sesame-sunflower oil is used in it
Purpose: Shirodhara helps calm the mind and the the nervous system. It can alleviate mental and emotional stress and facilitates the unfolding of clarity and bliss.
This relaxing and soothing treatment is used to reduce eye strain and stress. The eyes are bathed in warm medicated oil to remove any congested secretion bringing peace and nourishment to the eyes. A shorter similar treatment can also be done using eye cups.
It consists of a warm oil bath to the eyes. It is especially effective for those handling computers and digital screens.
It is most useful for different sorts of eye problems like dryness of eyes, weak eyesight, reddening and pain in the eyes.
All persons in positions of higher authority stand to benefit from all above treatments.
Follow your warm oil massage with an exquisite herbal steam treatment that will leave you feeling clear, rejuvenated and deeply moisturized. Medicinal herbs like Lavender, Chamomile, Bay Leaf, Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Lemongrass help to clear the channels, relax the muscles and nurture the senses. The treatment is good for detoxification.
NAVARAKIZHIA warm massage with bolus of medicated rice and Medicated milk.
This massage is effective in removing stiffness and pain from the muscles. It help to improve muscle tone, strengthen the tendons and muscle ligaments and cure various problems arising from the condition known as vaata. The nerves get strengthened and the effects of paralysis are reduced. Those suffering from Hemiplegia, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease also stand to benefit.
Thalapothichil is a special procedure of application of medicated paste on the head. Thalapothichil is also called as Shirolepa (anointment to head/ head pack). Thalapothichil is from Malayalam where thala refers to head and pothichil is covering. It is the traditional Ayurveda treatment of Kerala which is very effective in various psychosomatic disorders. Basically Thalapothichil is cooling treatment.
The person is made to sit in an easy position. A gentle oil massage is given to head with specific medicated oil. An herbal paste is freshly prepared by cooking it with the buttermilk after carefully assessing the condition of the person. The paste is applied over the scalp in a layer of thickness of about 0.5 to 1 centimeter, leaving a small central portion. A medicated oil is filled in this groove. The paste is then covered with leaves (plantain or lotus leaf) and cloth leaving the groove open. At the end of the procedure the paste is removed; a gentle head massage is given.
Duration of the treatment: 30 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the condition.
Cotton pad or gauze soaked in oil is placed on the head or Brahmrandra eye and it is kept moist with warm oil. A treatment prescribed for all types of hair falls, facial paralysis, burning sensation of the eyes and neurological disorders. The number of therapist involved is two and the duration is for forty five minutes.
The phrase Chakra Basti is from Sanskrit. The word Chakra means wheel or disk and Basti stands for a Container or retaining something inside. Chakra basti, also called nabhibasti (navel basti), is applied to the umbilical region. Nabhi the umbilicus is considered as marma in Ayurveda. Marma (vital area) is an anatomical area where arteries, tendons, flesh, veins, bones and joints meet to form the location of life. Anatomical areas where structures pulsate and where the pain exist on pressing can be named as marma. Sage Sushrutha numbered them as 107. Nabhimarma is the vital center where 72,000 nadis (the subtle energy pathways) converge.
An Ayurvedic physician selects the type of medicated oil or ghee to be used, after accessing the body constitution and doshicimbalance.The person is made to lie down over back. A dough is prepared out of black gram flour or whole wheat flour. It is then made into a small ring of four to five inches in diameter and placed over naval area. The edges are glued to the skin using a small amount of water. The Chakra Basti is performed by filling the hot medicated oil or ghee in this dam either by gently pouring or squeezed in with cotton gauze. When the oil or ghee cools down it is squeezed out and replaced with more warm ones. The procedure does local oleation and local sudation simultaneously.
• Acts on solar plexus thus balance the digestive fire
• Strengthen the power of digestion and absorption
• Facilitates the release of deep seated emotions
PatraPindaSweda is a treatment in which leaves of medicinal plants having analgesic, anti-degenerative and anti-inflammatory properties are used for fomentation (sweat inducing) of painful parts
In this treatment, the leaves of medicinal plants having analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties are heated or fried in herbal oils to tolerable temperature and tied in a bolus. The bolus is heated in a pan or dipped in herbal oils being heated at a los constant temperature in pans. The heated bolus is continuously rubbed over the pain afflicted areas. This treatment is generally preferred in the absence of ama (intermediate products of digestion and cell metabolism, circulating or tissue toxins which get adhered in the cells due to their sticky nature, block the channels and transport systems of the body and cause pain and stiffness) or done after getting rid of ama through treatment procedures like ValukaSweda (sand bolus fomentation) or Udwarthana (massage in an upward direction usually done with herbal powders).
PatraPindaSweda is an unparalleled treatment in Vata morbidity or any disease or painful conditions caused by morbid Vayu, usually degenerative diseases. Leaves which can pacify morbid Pitta are used in the bolus for tackling inflammatory diseases of joints and soft tissues. Morbid Kapha and its symptoms like catches, heaviness, coldness etc can be got rid of by using Kapha destroying leaves in the bolus.
Sarva+anga+dhara means pouring medicated oil that touches all the body parts. Thus rejuvenation takes place. Sarvanga means the whole body and dhara means stream. Thus, Sarvangadhara refers to pouring a stream of oil on the whole body. Dhara activates the five energy centres of the spine and thereby raises the energy. This treatment is ideal for insomnia, mental tension, and for all progressive degenerative diseases like arthritis, spondylosis, motor neuron diseases, etc.
In this treatment a steady stream of medicated herbal oil (thailadhara) is poured on the whole body in a particular pattern for about 45-60 minutes in a day for a period of 7-14 or 21 days.
• Dhara activates the five energy centres of the spine and thereby raises the energy.
• Patients say that they feel very light, thought-free and blissful during this treatment.
• This treatment is ideal for insomnia, mental tension, and for all progressive degenerative diseases like arthritis, spondylosis, motor neuron diseases, etc.
• This treatment is highly rejuvenating and prepares the person to bear the stress and strain of modern life style. It improves sexual, physical, mental and spiritual abilities.
Here is the amazing Panchakarma Therapy, udvartana for excess weight. It is the special therapeutic deep tissue massage below the neck with oil and herbal powder in a direction opposite to the direction of hair on the body is termed as Udwarthanam massage. The powder is rubbed forcibly. Udwarthanam is generally known as Ayurvedic body scrub detailing the particular use of an herbal paste called lepam, which is prepared from dried herbal powders, beans, milk and a species of healing oils. (Another fewer common course is through the implementation of steam).
HERBS USED IN UDVARTANA
Triphala is the powder commonly used in this treatment. It is a blend of excellent nerve stimulating agents such as myrobalan, belerica and gooseberry. Other commonly used herbs are the roots Cestus, deodar, Senna, horse gram, Phyllanthus and mustard. Horse gram and mustard, which is considered hot in nature which are very good nerve stimulator.
The warmed herbal powder is massaged in the opposite direction to hair follicles. The procedure is performed in seven postures. If the skin is over sensitive, olive oil or sesame oil is mixed with the herbal powder. Allow the patient to rest. After 15 to 20 minutes gap of rest, bath by luke warm water is taken. A little bit moisturizing of the skin is done after bath.
It is done for 45 minutes to one hour.
This deeply balancing therapy has a manifold sequence. An abhyanga massage is given prior to treatment. After abhyanga, four therapists massage and stream delicate rivers of warm herbal water over the body as Shirodhara is being given. The treatment helps with varicose veins, reduces inflammation, alleviates Rheumatoid and Osteo-Arthritis, deeply relaxes the entire nervous system, is used as an anti-ageing treatment for the skin and joints and expels excess Vata and Kapha.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteo-Arthritis, Varicose Veins, Improves circulation, Improves skin complexion, Relieves bodily pain.
The purpose of Padaghat is to offer a deep tissue massage by applying the weight and pressure of two therapists. The client lies on a mat on the floor while technicians hold onto a rope to balance their weight evenly and then skillfully use their feet to massage. It is deeply relaxing and is recommended part of IVAC’s weight loss program in order to reduce excess fat and toxins.
Removes deep-seated pain in the joints and bones, Deeply relaxing, Helps in removing toxins from deeper tissues, Removes excess of fat.
Shiro means head and Abhyangam refers to an Ayurvedic Massage. So, as the name suggests ShiroAbhyangam focuses on areas such as head, shoulders and neck. These are the areas that are thought to be most affected by stress and hence ShiroAbhyangam is beneficial in reducing pain and stress in these areas.
ShiroAbhyangam is indicated in following health conditions
• Skin & Hair Care
• What to expect
• Head and face massage done with medicated oils
Ayurveda has given more stress on the preservation of the health and curing of disease. To get a perfect physical and mental health it is essential to follow a prescribed regimen everyday which includes personal hygiene, care of various organs and exercise.
Padabhyanga is Ayurvedic foot massage (Pada=foot and Abhyanga=massage) which is soothing , revitalizing, calming and balancing various disturbances of the autonomic nervous system. It is basically explained as a daily ritual especially before retiring at night. Ayurveda says that five marmas ( vital areas) out of 107 marmas are located in each foot. The feet are very important part in our body as it contains many nerve endings. Padabhyanga releases negative energy from these marmas. So padabhyanga is central to our health and wellbeing. Foot massage holds a sacred place in Ayurveda and Indian culture as touching the feet shows deep respect for elders. Sesame oil is most commonly used for foot massage. Sesame oil is a powerful antioxidant, is easily absorbed and is very nourishing for the skin. Depending on the condition of the person medicated oil or medicated ghee can also be used.
Duration of the treatment: 30 minutes
• Helps to calm the mind
• Relaxes and revitalizes the central nervous system
• Helps maintain eyesight and hearing
• Promotes quality sleep
• Improves peripheral circulation
• Removes fatigue of the lower limbs
• Helps prevent sciatica
• Removes contraction of the ligaments, vessels and muscles of the feet
• Provides sturdiness to the limbs
• Helps to calm and maintain the "VataDosha" which, when present in excess, is regarded as the major cause of illness
Shirovasti is an ayurvedic therapy or procedure in which outer area of head is covered by a leather cap keeping hollow inside to put oil in it for a certain period in such a way that oil should not be leaked out. Shiro means head and Vasti means container that holding liquids. Therefore, shirobasti means holding oil on the head for a specific period of time with use of cap fitted on the head in such a way that oil does leak out. Shirovasti is used for the treatment of diseases concerned to the head, brain and neurological diseases such as migraine, chronic headache, depression, and throbbing pain in head, hemicranias or recurring headache. It is also beneficial for lowering stress and building immunity against psychosomatic diseases. Shirovasti is categorized in ayurveda as external Snehana (Oil is used) or external oil application to treat an ailment.
This is a treatment that is similar to the Talapodichil treatment but rather than covering the entire head with herbal paste, a small amount of oil is pooled onto a specific point on top of the head to cool and calm the physiology, reduce burning feelings on the skin, enhance vision, and pacify any pitta that could be causing head pain.
Duration: 30 minutes – 2 therapists
Helps Insomnia, Gives cooling effect to the head, Treats burning sensation of the scalp, Improves eye sight, Skin disorders, Relieves a headache.
HridBasti in Sanskrit refers to Hridaya, the heart and Basti, the container or retainer. This is also called as Urobasti (Uro=chest and basti=retaining something inside). So HridBasti is an oil bath on the heart. This suggests an Ayurvedic hot oil treatment where the medicated hot oil preparation or freshly prepared herbal decoction is poured over the heart region. Hridaya, the heart is considered as one among the trimarma (three vital areas) measuring about four fingers (four angulipramana), covering heart, middle of sternum.
This procedure is bathing the heart region using warm medicated oils or herbal decoctions or medicated ghee depending on the condition.
• The person undergoing HridBasti is made to lie face down on the massage table (Droni)
• The dough is prepared out of black gram flour or whole wheat flour. It is then made into a small ring of four to five inches in diameter which is placed over the chest to cover the heart i.e., to the left side of the sternum.
• After it is glued with some water to make it leakproof, lukewarm medicated oil or the herbal decoction is slowly poured into it. When this cools down it is squeezed out and replaced with more warm oil or herbal decoction.
• At the end of the procedure the dough is removed; a gentle massage is given over the area. The person is made to take rest for a while.
Duration of treatment: 30 minutes
• Pacifies aggravated Vatadosha in the chest region
• Nourishes and Strengthens the cardiac muscles; thus rejuvenate the heart
• Regulates cardiac functions
• Relieves deep seated repressed stress,anger and grief
• Improves blood circulation and breathing
• Gives a sense of peace and happiness
Janubasti is one of the upakarma (sub-type) of Panchakarma. The word janu refers to knees and Basti stands for container or retaining something inside mainly the medicated oil. This procedure is done in order to strengthen the knee architecture i.e muscles, joints and improvise the functions of knee joint thereby preventing it from further degenerative changes.
The patient is made to sit in a comfortable position with both legs extended. The mould is fixed on one or both knees made with the help of the kneaded black gram dough of suitable height. Medicated oil of suitable temperature is poured inside the prepared wall and retained for about 30-40minutes. The warmth of the oil is maintained throughout the procedure. At the end of the procedure the dough is removed, a gentle massage is given over the area. The person is made to take rest for a while.
1) Relief from knee pain.
2) Improvement in the movement of knee joints.
3) Reduction in the swelling.
4) Increased weight bearing capacity.
In today’s times people are getting more workaholic which involves a continuous and glued sitting position, more exposure to computers and lack of body movements, in such people the problems of the spine, muscles and skeletal tissues of neck and shoulder arise. GreevaBasti addresses these issues effectively.
The word Greeva refers to neck and Basti stands for retaining something inside mainly medicated oil. It is an Ayurvedic neck care and basically a hot oil therapy. GreevaBastiis bathing the neck region with medicated oil or freshly prepared herbal decoction. The procedure does oleation and sudation around the neck region simultaneously.
The person undergoing GreevaBasti is made to lie face down on the massage table. The dough is prepared out of black gram flour or whole wheat flour.It is then made into a small ring of four to five inches in diameter which is placed over the neck to cover all the vertebrae of the neck and 2-3 vertebrae of the thoracic region. After it is glued with some water to make it leak proof, lukewarm medicated oil or the decoction of herbs is slowly poured into it. When this cools down it is squeezed out and replaced with warmer one. At the end of the procedure the dough is removed; a gentle massage is given over the area. The person is made to take rest for a while.
Duration of treatment: 30 minutes
1) Relieves the burden of stress and congestion in nerves, bones and muscles of the neck and shoulders and thus relaxing and rejuvenating them
2) Improves flexibility and brings smooth movement.
3) Improves circulation around the neck and shoulder region.
4) Relieves pain and stiffness.
The word Kati refers to Low back and Basti stands for retaining something inside, in this case mainly medicated oil. The procedure of applying heat to the sacral or lumbar region by retaining warm medicated oil within a specially formed frame in this area is popularly known as ‘Kati Basti’. This is form of giving fomentation to localized area.
Mainly Housewives who are more prone to kitchen work get strenuous pain in their low back work due to continuous standing for long time and lack of bending movements. Continuous sitting in one certain place also causes low back pain many times. Kati basti is the best remedy for them.
The healing properties of herbal oils used for this basti deeply clean and fortify the blood, build strong muscle and connective tissues, and lubricate the joints. This special technique is aimed at providing relief by bathing the lower back for twenty to fifty minutes.
A frame of black gram paste is made around the sacral region. Warm medicated oil is poured into this frame. This warm oil heats the sacral region followed by massage done locally to the region.
Benefits of Kati Basti
1) Increases the circulation in the region, as the herbal oil gets deeply absorbed into the skin, and both nourishes and strengthens the muscles and nerves.
2) Pacifies one of the primary sites of Vata, relieving pain, soreness, and tension and restoring flexibility.
3) Relieves chronic lower backaches and painful muscle spasms, stiffness, and degenerative problems.