Panchakarma (or PK) is the ancient Ayurvedic series of nourishing, detoxifying and restorative treatments, which, typically occur over the course of 5-21 consecutive days and dramatically improve health and wellbeing by returning balance to the body. Using the best and simplest aspects of Ayurvedic medicine through a combination of simple diet changes, herbal remedies, warm oil and other transformative daily therapies, Panchakarma lets the body rest, and open and heal. Accumulated toxins naturally fall away, health improves, longevity and wellness are strengthened, and disease is averted.
At Surya, each day of Panchakarma starts with an Abhyanga (four-handed oil therapy using individually herbalized oils) and finishes with a Shirodhara (warm herbalized oil or fresh coconut water, poured in a healing stream over the third eye to provides deep rest and restoration to the nervous system). There is also a customized basti (a light and traditional enema of oil or herbalized tea, depending on your health concerns), which helps gently remove toxins from the body. In between the warm oils of an Abhyanga and Shirodhara, you will also receive an additional healing therapy, based on your concerns and the progress in your panchakarma treatment.
Each day of Panchakarma is profound and immersive, lasting about 4 hours, with sessions starting at 9:00am or 1:30pm. An organic Ayurvedic Lunch of traditional dhal, basmati rice and farmer’s market vegetables is included each day. Breakfasts and dinners can also be arranged.
We highly recommend starting your time at Surya with a Consultation with Martha to determine the best, individualized course of action for your unique situation.
* As an extra reminder for women, PK can not be done during your cycle, so you must plan accordingly. Also please acknowledge that there’s a simple 5 day home prep that involves a simple and nourishing warm vegetarian diet, as well as some ghee each morning to loosen impurities, and some castor oil on the 5th day to help flush those impurities out. Of course we will help you every step of the way…
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