Panchakarma is Ayurveda’s traditional purification and detoxification therapy, and in Sanskrit, Panchakarma translates to 'Five Actions', referring to five cleansing treatments designed to flush out toxins. This program is tailored for 5-8 days at home with a few visits to our Ayurveda clinic.
Spring and Autumn are traditionally recognised as the optimal seasons of the year for a deep cleanse and 'detox' of our bodies.
After a hot and humid Summer, now is the time to prepare the body for the cold months by clearing out accumulated heat and storing nourishment in the deep tissue layers to sustain energy through the Winter.
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What is involved:
1. Mono diet
For the first 2-3 days leading up to your Panchakarma therapy, we recommend following a mono diet of Kitchari for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We will provide the recipe which you can follow at home. It is an easy and quick meal based on rice, seasonal vegetable and Ayurvedic spices. We recommend using the Pitta Spice mix with cooling properties at this time of the year.
2. Ayurvedic medicine
Take 1/2 tsp of Trikatu powder and 1 tsp of Triphala powder with warm water and some honey (optional) twice daily 15 minutes before breakfast and dinner. This will prepare the colon for detoxification and strengthen the Agni (digestive fire). In Ayurveda these two processes are called Depana and Pachana.
3. Ayurvedic treatments
On day 3-5 you will come to our Ayurveda clinic to receive various treatments tailored to your health history and goals you would like to achieve through Panchakarma. These are the options:
Marma Therapy: A subtle treatment utilising traditional essential oils to restore balance through vital energy points. These oils will be selected according to your constitution (dosha) and have a calming effect on the mind and nervous system. Based on pulse diagnosis specific Marma points will be stimulated or pacified.
4. Laxative Day
Day 6 will be your laxative day which aims to flush out all the accumulated and loosened up toxins and impurities from the digestive tract. We will provide certified organic castor oil which you will drink at home. Instructions will be provided how to manage your purgation.
5. Matra Basti (medicated enema)
On day 7 you will self-administer an enema at home with medicated Aswagandha oil. We will provide all the necessary equipment and the oil.
On Day 8-10 you will slowly introduce light meals and take Rasayanas. These are Ayurvedic herbal formulas such as Chyawanprash, Amalaki Jam, Brahmi Jam or Ashwagandha Jam that help to rebuild your strength, digestive fire and supports your immune system.
The package price includes
Ayurvedic consultation (60 min $160)
- Trikatu powder ($49)
- Triphala powder ($49)
- Ashwagandha oil ($49)
- Castor oil ($25)
- Rasayana ($49)
Two Ayurvedic treatments ($180 x 2)
- Enema bag $25
- Exfoliation mitten $10
Total value: $741 - Package price: $699