Ayurvedic Treatments

Authentic Ayurvedic treatments with natural, herbal ingredients are performed by experienced therapists as part of your healing journey. During Panchakarma, the physicians will prescribe treatments based on imbalances or to treat specific conditions.

Abhyanga Full-body Massage

One of the famous therapies of Ayurveda is Abhyanga, a full-body massage using large amounts of warm, pre-medicated herbal oil and rhythmic hand movements. The herbs are selected based on the particular condition of the patient. 

This procedure is done as part of Panchakarma to prepare the body for detoxification. It promotes circulation and lymphatic drainage, relaxes the body while removing toxins, and balances the doshas or bioenergies.

In Oneworld Ayurveda, Abhyanga is a four-hands massage performed by two therapists in synchronized movements. You can receive this special revitalizing procedure throughout your Panchakarma healing retreat.

Shiro Abhyanga

Head Massage for Stress Relief  Warm medicinal herbal oil is used to massage the head, neck, and shoulders, with the oil selection influenced by your condition. Benefits include lowering stress levels, nourishing and promoting hair growth, bringing strength and clarity to the senses, improving blood circulation in the head, and relieving headaches, migraines, and stiffness in the neck and shoulders.

Pada Abhyanga

Foot Massage   This soothing, therapeutic oil massage targets the marma or energy points on the feet, legs, and knees to release stress or pain. Each foot has several marmas or nerve endings. Pada Abhyanga helps release negative energy, reviving and harmonizing the nervous system, and giving you a more grounded sense of self. It is also bene cial for the sense organs such as the eyes and ears, and treats headaches and menstruation irregularities.

Avagaham

Herbal bath therapy 

After a 30 minutes body massage, soak in a bath of therapeutic warm water in a beautiful copper bathtub. Keeping the water temperature at a consistent level, the therapist will massage you and continuously pour water over you.

This treatment relaxes the muscles, eases back pain, and is extremely beneficial for the spinal cord, hip, and lower back conditions. It is also beneficial for treating genitourinary tract disorders and gynecological issues.

Shirodhara

Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic treatment in which medicated oil is gently poured over the forehead in a continuous stream. It is effective in treating nervous system disorders such as a restless mind, insomnia, anxiety, hypertension, headache, paralysis, and degenerative Vata diseases. It can also prevent dandruff, premature greying, and skin disorders.

Kashaya Shirodhara

Kashaya Shirodhara is a Shirodhara treatment using medicated herbal decoction.

Takra Dhara

This treatment involves a continuous flow of medicated buttermilk on the forehead, which has cooling properties that help relax the mind and reduce mental stress. Takradhara can also prevent greying of the hair, reduce headaches, increase digestive power, and alleviate anorexia. It is also effective in treating insomnia, depression, and other stress-related ailments.

Kashaya Dhara

In this treatment, a herbal decoction is poured over the entire or a specific part of the body. Depending on the herbs used in the decoction, this treatment can be used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis, as well as neurological diseases, muscle pain, and inflammation.

Patra Pinda Sweda

Poultice massage

Special poultices or bags containing herbal leaves, heated in warm oil, are used to massage the entire body. This treatment promotes circulation and increases perspiration, helping the skin to eliminate toxins and improve skin tone. It can also reduce physical and mental stress and nourish and rejuvenate the body.

Jambeera Pinda Sweda

Poultices filled with Jambeera (Lemon), known for its antioxidant and detoxifying effects, mixed with herbs and heated in warm oil are applied to muscles and joints to relieve pain, inflammation, and tension and improve flexibility. Benefits include treating rheumatoid arthritis, muscular spasm, cervical spondylitis, and lumbar spondylitis.

Choorna Pinda Sweda

The whole body is massaged with poultices containing Choornam (medicated powder) to induce therapeutic sweating, which helps to liquefy fat and make the body feel lighter. This treatment also alleviates body aches, strengthens the muscles, and reduces inflammation in the joints.

Greeva Vasti or Kati Vasti

Pain-relieving treatments

In this treatment, lukewarm medicated oil is retained over a particular area of the cervical spine (Greeva Vasti) or the lower back (Kati Vasti) using
a dough ring, depending on the condition. This treatment is helpful for relieving tension headaches, cervical spondylosis, and pain, as well as treating osteoporosis, strains, and sprains. It can also improve joint flexibility and circulation.

Janu Vasti

Warm medicated oil is poured continuously on the knee and retained using a chickpea paste dough. The oil is allowed to permeate the joint and draw out toxins. This treatment helps remove stillness and pain, increase blood circulation, and improve mobility.

Shiro Vasti

In this treatment, medicated oil is kept on the head using a cap to enhance the neurons and relax the body and mind. It is effective in addressing issues of anxiety, insomnia, neurological and psychological disorders, stress, and skin disorders.

Ushma Sweda

Ushma Sweda is a full-body therapy that uses medicated steam to produce sweating or perspiration, which helps to remove toxins from deep inside the body and reduce tension. It’s one of Panchakarma’s detoxification techniques.   The body is covered with fresh, green leaves and particular herbs. After that, you spend 10 to 15 minutes lying down in a steam bath. The herbs impart their qualities to your body while extracting toxins through the steam bath. A soothing procedure! This treatment enhances blood circulation, removes toxins, promotes joint mobility, lowers blood pressure, treats obesity, improves skin, clears the respiratory system, and energizes the body.

Nadi Sweda

This treatment is done by applying medicinal steam to particular regions to reduce stiffness, improve blood circulation, and relieve pain in a particular body part or joint.

Talapothichil or Taladharanam

Taladharanam is a cooling remedy that is effective in treating neck and head-related aches and pains. The procedure begins with the application of a medicinal herbal paste to the head, which is then covered with a banana leaf cap. Talapotchil has a strong balancing and calming effect, increases neuronal activity, and helps with migraines, insomnia, and stress. It also reduces body heat, enhances memory, prevents premature hair aging, and calms the body and mind.

Netra Tarpanam

Ayurvedic Eye Treatment

Warm medicinal ghee is applied to the eye and held in place using a our dough ring. To allow the ghee to enter the eyes, the patient must slowly open their eyelids and blink repeatedly.

The benefits of this treatment include relieving toxins, strain, or redness, clearing vision, calming dry and itchy eyes, and treating other eye diseases. It is a renewing and pleasant therapeutic therapy.

Netra Kshalanam

Netra Kshalanam involves pouring herbal decoction over the eyes to remove impurities and improve vision. It may be helpful for those who experience eye strain and fatigue, and can also prevent potential eye diseases caused by humidity and dust. This treatment is designed to provide a cooling and soothing sensation to the eyes.

Nasyam

Nasal Therapy for Sinusitis and Headaches  Nasyam is one of the five Panchakarma detoxification procedures in Ayurveda. The procedure begins with a facial oil massage and/or the application of steam to the face, head, and neck to loosen the adherent doshas. Warm medicinal oil is then dripped into the nostrils, and the person receiving the treatment will spit out any mucus that is produced. Finally, medicinal smoke is inhaled through the nose. This therapy treats conditions above the chest, such as sinusitis, facial palsy and neck pain. It can also help with premature graying, nasal congestion, syncope, neurological issues, dental health issues, and migraines.

Karna Pooranam

Medicated oils are instilled into the ears, followed by herbal smoke therapy to reduce itching, dryness, or ringing in the ears (tinnitus), improve hearing, relieve swelling and earache, and is also used in cases of deafness.

Karna Dhoopanam

This treatment involves introducing medicated smoke into the ears to help treat earaches, itchy ears, and tinnitus.

Upanaham

In this treatment, a medicated herbal paste is applied to the affected part of the body and wrapped with a piece of gauze. It is effective in treating various types of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, gout, skin diseases, and eczema. Continuous localized applications of the paste can help reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation.

Udvartanam

In this treatment, the whole body is gently massaged with medicated powder. The treatment stimulates energy ow in the body, detoxifies and nourishes the tissues, and activates the skin’s natural metabolism. It helps to reduce cellulite and cleanses and refines the skin structure, giving the skin a soft, silky texture and a lustrous glow.

Lepanam

In this treatment, a medicated herbal paste is applied to the affected part of the body. It is effective in treating various types of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, gout, skin diseases, and eczema. Continuous localized applications of the paste can help reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation.

Mukha Lepanam

Using Ayurvedic herbal paste this face mask revives the skin’s texture, glow and freshness, and helps prevent ageing by restoring elasticity.

Pichu

Pichu is a palliative treatment that can provide relief for many physical and mental ailments. The treatment involves applying a thick layer of warm, medicated oil-soaked cotton to the affected area, which is periodically replaced to maintain warmth and therapeutic effects.

Snehapana

This internal oleation is a major preparatory procedure to be performed before Panchakarma (puri cation). The entire procedure of puri cation is based on the proper mobilization of humors (doshas) from the periphery. This is achieved with the help of Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (fomentation).

Vamana

Emesis 

Internal and external oleation and fomentation therapies for a few days in a row. Once the toxins are liquefied and gathered in the upper cavities of the body, the patient is given emetic decoction.

Vamana helps to eliminate toxins from the tissues and is especially recommended for Kapha-dominated conditions.

Vasthi 

Medicated enema 

Ayurveda’s unique contribution to the medical world. This therapy has enormous bene ts, especially
in complicated and chronic diseases. The herbal decoctions, oils, ghee or milk administered give highly positive e ects, especially for Vata predominant conditions.

Virechana 

Purgation

Elimination of toxins with the help of internal and external oleation and fomentation therapies and herbal laxatives to facilitate the evacuation of the bowels.

This treatment cleanses the body of toxins and is recommended for Pitta-dominated conditions.

Rakthamoksham

Bloodletting  

Cleanses the blood, either in a speci c area or the entire body. Useful in various skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and local lesions such as abscesses and pigmentation.

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