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Consultation & Treatments

 

Ayurvedic Medicine – Consultation / Treatments / Authentic Panchakarma

Beauty is the quality that gives pleasure to the sight. Beauty is not a merely a look but an expression. Beauty is not only a body function, but its performance. It is essentially, an expression of well being. Beauty thus, involves the body, mind and spirit.

 

Consultation

The initial consultation will involve an in-depth interview analyzing all aspects of the patient’s complaint or ailment – be it mental or physical – and assessing constitutional type (Prakriti) and any imbalance (Vikruti). The consultation also includes evaluating the pulse (Nadi Vijnanam), tongue diagnosis as well as skin, hair and facial analysis and the digestive capacity will be assessed. The practitioner will also measure your blood pressure.

Daily routine and dietary habits will be addressed and suggestions to change these will be discussed with the aim of restoring balance through diet, lifestyle, classical Ayurvedic preparations and body cleansing advice.

You will get a personalised handwritten plan (for daily routine, diet/lifestyle, ayurvedic preparations and suggested treatments) for you to take home!

Initial consultation:

60 – 75 minutes – $130
Follow up 30 minutes – $60
Follow up 60 minutes – $95

 

 

Abhyanga – full body oil massage

A full body oil massage using medicated oil, specially selected to match your body type. This massage can be performed by one or two therapists. Different to other massage techniques this massage is done with downward strokes which removes fatigue and stress, promotes sleep, heals and prevents nervous system disorders, strengthens the immune system, skin becomes soft, lustrous and deeply nourished. The massage should be followed by a full herbal body steam.

90 minutes (includes herbal steam in an authentic Ayurvedic steam chamber) – $135
black seed sesame oil $15, optional – classical medicinal Ayurvedic oil 200mls $25

Massage

 

Shirodhara

Shira means head and dhara means the continuous flow of liquid. A continuous stream of medicated oil is poured from a specially designed vessel on the forehead. This treatment is unique to Ayurveda and is one of the most relaxing, divine therapies one can experience.

This deeply soothing therapy relieves stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, hypertension, migraine, slows the ageing process, premature greying of the hair, alopecia and ultimately strengthens the overall physical constitution of the individual. For maximum effect it is performed over a continuous number of days.

60 minutes – $95

(There is an additional cost of $85 for 1 litre 100% organic Shirodhara taila/oil for your initial treatment, this is your  oil to keep for subsequent treatment or to use as a head massage oil at home)

Medicated oil treatment

 

Ksheeradhara

Like shirodhara but instead of medicated oil, milk is used processed with herbs according to the condition of the patient and the desired effect. This treatment is very effective for Pitta constitution, insomnia, headaches, burning sensation, hair loss and psychiatric disorder.

60 minutes – $85

Ksheeradhara

 

Takradhara

 

Like Shirodhara, but instead medicated buttermilk is used.

60 minutes – $85

 

Shirobasti

 

Shiro basti, like shiro dhara, is another head oil application. Shirobasti is the term applied to the process of allowing medicated oils to soak on the head for a prescribed period of time. A bandage is tied around the patients head and a cap with an open ended top (like a chef’s hat) is secured. The medicated oil, warmed to body temperature is poured into this cap and allowed to soak into the scalp. This is highly recommended in facial paralysis, insomnia, dry mouth or nose, cataracts and other head disease. It prevents and stops hair loss, balding and premature greying. This therapy strengthens the hair roots and makes the hair soft and glossy.

Duration depends on the individual constitution;

Vata: 50 minutes.
Pitta: 40 minutes.
Kapha 30 minutes – 
for the best effect done regularly for 3, 5 or at most 7 days.

 

Bashpa Sveda

This is a hot herbal fomentation for the whole body. A sitting steam chamber is used for this purpose. Svedana should follow Abhyanga / oil massage; this allows the oil to penetrate deep into the tissues and releases deep seated toxins. Excellent for osteoarthritis, sciatica, stiffness, skin disorders and relaxation of the muscles, cleansing and reducing body fat. You will feel fresh, light and more enthusiastic after this wonderful steam treatment.

20 minutes – $35

Steam chamber

 

Nadi Sveda

This is a localised herbal steam treatment. To begin oil is applied on the body part subjected to the steam. It is excellent after kati basti / oil bath on the lower back to relieve back pain, sciatica. Nadi Sveda has proved efficacious in PMS, endometriosis, stiff joints, tense muscles and arthritis.

20 minutes – $35

 

 

 

Elakizhi (Patra Pinda Sweda)

 

Patra PindaA sweating therapy, in which fresh eranda leaves are fried with other herbal ingredients, tied into boluses, dipped into warm medicated oil and applied over the whole body or affected body part. The herbal bags are padded over joints, thus draining toxins and giving wonderful relief to muscular tension. It is applied after Abhyanga / oil massage.
Indication: Chronic back pain, joint stiffness, muscular pain, sciatica, spondylosis, sprain, cramps, anti-aging and rejuvenation.

45 minutes – 1.5 hours
1 hour treatment – $95, Potali/ herbal poultice $45

 

Pinda Sveda

 

Shastika ShaliShastika Shali Pinda Sveda – a deeply invigorating massage using small linen bags filled with a specially, prepared rice. The rice is prepared in milk and mixed with a special herbal decoction. The bags are evenly massaged from the neck downwards to induce sweat. This is highly rejuvantive, nourishing and strengthening. It helps to improve the overall appearance of the skin.

1 hour

 

Jambeera Pinda Sveda / Narangkizhi

Is one of the unique Keraliya Panchakarma treatments where a medicinal lemon poultice is used to massage the body. Heat, pressure and oil are applied simultaneously. This is an ideal treatment to strengthen the neuromuscular system, reduces inflammation, muscle spasm and ligament strains, osteoarthritis, joint pains and for rejuvenation.

1 hour

Keraliya Panchakarma

Kati basti/ picchu

In this procedure heat is applied to the sacral or lumbar region by retaining warm medicated oil with a specially formed frame or soaked gauze. This is followed by a quick massage over the area and a localised steam. It is a wonderful treatment for pain relief, lumbo sacral strain, and menstrual disorder.

50 minutes – $95

 

Avagaha Sveda / Sitz Bath

This is a type of sudation where the patient is made to lie/ sit in an authentic Ayurvedic bath tub. The bath contains a medicinal decoction of Vata pacyfiying herbs or depending on the persons health complaint.

This treatment is best done after the Abhyanga/ oil massage. This is a wonderful treatment for lower back pain, neurological problems of hip and lower limbs, lower gastro intestinal problems and urogenital problems such as piles and fistula.

Duration 20 minutes

 

 

Tarpana / herbal eye patch

GheeMedicated ghee is retained in a reservoir made over the eyes with black gram powder. This therapy will have a cooling effect on irritated, burning and stressed eyes. It relieves eye strain, dryness, improves eyesight and clears the vision.

30 minutes – $60

 

 

Ayurvedic facials / Awaken the beauty of your skin

Tension can build in our facial muscles, from the pressure of everyday life. Without releasing it, certain thoughts and emotions can become habitual, locking into the expression of our faces. The Aurvedic facial not only makes your skin glow, it helps to melt away tension locked in your face.

Only an Ayurvedic facial treatment will give you the opportunity to experience the wonder of Kansa wand – The rejuvenated Indian Healing metal.

We only use 100% organic Ayurvedic products, specifically tailored to your needs.

So much more than just a facial treatment, our Ayurvedic facial includes:

  • Cleansing wash and exfoliation;
  • Face massage with a beautiful Ayurvedic oil, such as Kumkumadi/Safforn oil or an oil suitable for your skin type;
  • Kansa wand massage
  • followed by a herbal steam – during this time your arms will be oleated;
  • Ayurvedic face mask with powdered herbs, honey and milk;
  • Application of a serum, depending on your skin type;
  • Finishing up with applying a beautiful Kajal (ghee & natural pigments) to your eyebrows and also some lip moisture to your lips.

60 minutes – $100

oils

Udvartana

This is a specialised herbal treatment for weight reduction. Herbal paste or powder is applied all over the body and deeply massaged with specific movements to improve the circulatory system and aiding the metabolic activity. This is highly beneficial in reducing excess fat, toning the skin and muscle. Ideal for obesity, promotes good complexion of the skin, it revitalises the sense of touch. Udvartana is best performed on a daily basis of at least 7 sessions.

60 minutes – $95, Udvartana churna $27

For weight loss

 

Virechana/ Purgation treatment

Includes:

  • Initial Consultation, Pre Panchakarma consultation
  • Deepana/ Pachana (regulating the digestive function)
  • Snehana (internal oleating of the body) 3-7 days
  • Abhyanga/ full body oil massage for 3 consecutive days followed by body steam
  • Administering of herbal purgative
  • Home visiting to supervise the treatment can be arranged

Minimum of 7 days required
Starting from $690

 

Nasya / herbal nasal infusion

This is a treatment where herbal oil is applied through the nose after a facial massage and a steam treatment using hot towels. Nasya is highly beneficial in sinuses, congestion, prevents wrinkles, headaches, eye disease, infertility and psychological disorder.

30-45 minutes – $60

 

Basti treatment / medicated enema

Basti therapy is primarily used for Vayu disorder. It is useful for many disorders including chronic constipation, sciatica, lower back pain, arthritis, infertility, mental conditions and neurological disorders.

Basti provides positive health, enhances digestion, body strength, voice, complexion, intelligence, prevents ageing and promotes longevity. Depending upon the composition of ingredients used in the administration of basti it is of two types

  1. Asthapana basti / Niruha basti – this basti is prepared mainly from a herbal decoction, taila, kalka, honey and salt. This is a very unique process and takes several hours to prepare.
  2. Anuvasana basti unctuous enema and contains mainly sneha such as oil or ghee.

Anuvasana basti $60
Niruha basti $100

 

Yoga basti

Administering the combination of niruha and anuvasana basti regulary for eight days. the course is started with one Anuvasana basti followed by three Niruha and Anuvasana basti alternatively. Then the course is completed with one Anuvasana basti. In total eight basti are performed.

Enema is half of the medicinal therapy, or even the complete treatment.
Charaka Si. Ch 1:39

How does the basti work?

Sushruta has scientifically and beautifully described the mode of action of basti where he has given his importance to the active principle of the herbs administered.
The active priciple of the basti spreads from the colon all over the body in the same manner as the water poured at roots of a tree reaches up to the leaves.

Just as a tree irrigated with water at the root produces blue leaves, become beautiful with tender leaves, and during the course of time grows to produce flowers and fruits, similarly a person becomes young and beautiful by the administration of Anuvasana.
Charaka Si 1:29

Enema though situated in the large intestine draws out impurity from head to the feet by its power just as the sun takes away sap of the earth even staying in the sky.
Sushruta Chi 35:27

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