True health is more than freedom from disease symptoms. One of the goals of Ayurveda is improving your quality of life while also increasing your longevity. As an active tradition reaching back over 5,000 years, Ayurveda and its therapies are deeply in tune with the way energies flow, grow, and heal. Ayurveda’s healing power reaches in to find the order in the disorder and to restore your access to the bliss for which you were born.
Diet, habits, lifestyle, seasonal changes, emotions, and stress can change the balance and efficacy of our bodily energies. This inevitably disrupts the digestive fire and ultimately results in improperly digested foods as well as metabolic wastes (called ama). Accumulated ama will enter the bloodstream and travel throughout the body, collecting at the joints, clogging the channels, and settling in the weaker spots of your body. Emotions, information, and experiences that are not well-digested by the mind also create ama that lodges in the subconscious mind and the body’s tissues. Over time your life force, immunity, and cellular integrity are negatively affected. From this state, degeneration and disease arise as a crisis of toxicity.
Pancha Karma is Ayurveda’s tool to reverse the disease mechanisms and root out the causes of imbalance. Its process draws the ama out of the body’s tissues and returns it to the digestive tract to be eliminated. Pancha Karma elegantly uses the specific qualities of your physiological make up, treating and managing the biological forces that carry ama to produce a gentle and complete purification.
The process of Pancha Karma nurtures the body and consciousness so that it feels safe and calm enough to let go of the toxins that are being held. Pancha Karma encourages release through a mild mono-diet of warm, tasty “kitchari,” gentle yoga, ingested oils to lubricate the body internally, and daily relaxing massage and nourishing treatments. Mental toxins are cleared from the mind with meditative practices and yogic breathing.
Each person’s unique situation is met with an individualized program of herbs, foods, advice, and understanding. The educated support you receive during the process takes the tension out of the experience to deepen your level of relaxation. Clients emerge with a renewed outlook on daily habits and a vibrant feeling of peace that arises when the body, mind, and consciousness are working together in harmony.
We want you to feel good about making a holistic investment in maintaining or regaining your health and well-being. To that end, only the highest quality organic products are used at the Ayurvedic Health Center.
Our Signature Pancha Karma
Pancha Karma is for those who would like to experience a fully-supported and comprehensive program. The healing power of Pancha Karma allows for relaxation at a deep level, resulting in a deep release that promotes profound healing.
Our Signature Pancha Karma Includes:
- 2-hour Pancha Karma Wellness Consultation + Health History + Assessment of your Ayurvedic Constitution
- Individualized Treatment Plan
- Dinacharya (Daily Routine) Recommendations
- Delicious Recipes
- Informational Booklet
- Daily treatments in-Center for 5 days, which include:
- Daily Meetings (time to address questions and obtain support during the cleansing process)
- Garshana (exfoliating and lymph moving therapy)
- Abhyanga (nourishing oil massage)
- Swedana (steam therapy)
- Shirodhara (mind soothing oil treatment)
- System Cleansing Therapies, done at home over 4 days
- Post-Pancha Karma Rejuvenation Plan, including Recipes
- 1-hour Follow-up Consultation (a week after your Pancha Karma)
The Fine Print
We offer options (for an additional charge):
- custom-designed herbal formula
- à la carte treatments such as netra basti, kati basti, hypnotherapy, personalized movement routine, etc
Pancha Karma must be scheduled at least one month in advance of the in-Center treatment dates to allow you adequate and stress-less time for preparation.