Healing through all Five Senses
Ayurvedic treatments work by engaging all Five Senses. Vital energy points, called marmas, are stimulated through the power of touch to promote rebalancing of body and mind. Specific herbal medicines utilise the sense of taste and colour treatments work through the organ of sight, the eyes. Aromatic oils work directly on the sense of smell to harmonise the entire body and finally, listening to relaxing Gandharva Veda music during and after your treatment helps to still an active mind.
These therapies harmonise the five senses, bringing one’s awareness to the source of thought and feeling within the heart. Below are some related therapies which have been crafted over thousands of years.
The herbal enema designed to draw toxins out from the colon is known as Basti. Basti is the last stage of each daily Panchakarma therapy treatment. From the effects of basti, the newly released impurities from the day’s treatment are then flushed from the body. In addition, Basti transports Ayurvedic medicines into the tissues and blood in an effort to transform the memory of toxic and damaged cells. It’s probably one of the most powerful and most important aspects of Panchakarma treatment.
Nasya is a prescription of oil and herbs which are inhaled through the nose, resulting in a clearing of the excessive mucus in the sinuses. It’s a very important treatment when medicating the central nervous system as it prevents the severe dryness which may lead to allergic and respiratory ailments.
This is a wonderful combination of a facial lymphatic massage and a head/shoulder/neck massage. These massages are followed by a sinus and nasal nasya with herb infused nasal drops and deep inhalation of therapeutic aromatic steam. This is a very effective treatment in balancing most respiratory, head and neck problems.
Pinda Swedana is a powerful detoxifying treatment, and a rejuvenating and deeply relaxing treatment. It’s a deep cleansing treatment where rice is boiled in herb infused milk, then massaged into the joints and tissues.
Other treatments like Marma Massage, Netra Tarpana, Kati Basti, Pada Dhara, Karna Poorana, Ayurvedic Beauty and Skin Treatments also available.
According to Ayurvedic princuples, good health is dependent upon our ability to completely metabolise all aspects of life. This means assimilating that which nourishes and eliminating waste. Toxins accumulate within our body’s tissues when we experience difficulty in digesting our emotions, our experiences, and our food. This results in imbalance and finally disease. Panchakarma is an effective cleansing process which releases toxins and restores our body to optimal health.
If our digestive fire (Agni) is strong, our tissues are healthy, and we are able to effectively eliminate waste. This leads to the production of a subtle essence called Ojas. Ojas is the foundation for clarity of perception, immunity, and physical strength. A weakened Agni results in incomplete digestion, resulting in stored toxins in the body. This stored toxic residue is called Ama.
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