Steam Baths and Massages
These therapies support the cleansing
and detoxifying process of medicated
ghee. They are applied prior to and after
the days on which ghee is ingested.
Full-body Massage (Abhyanga)
This massage, using medicated sesame
or coconut-based oil, is stimulating
as well as relaxing. It furthers the
detoxifying process, improves the
circulation and energizes the body.
Steam Bath (Svedan)
After the skin has been carefully oiled with
warm sesame oil, the patient sits or lies
in a steam bath. According to Ayurveda,
the brain should never be overheated so
the head is always kept free of the steam.
The sweating induced by the steam removes
many toxins from the cells and helps the
body to relax.
This special technique, which combines a relaxing back
massage and spinal cord acupressure, was developed
by Dr. També. The oil used is specifically designed for
the back and spinal cord. It revitalises the spine and
helps prevent backache.
The next step in Panchakarma is "Virechan". A special
purgative herbal drink is administered which cleanses
the gastrointestinal tract of all residual impurities.
Virechan is followed by Bastis, a variety of specialised
therapies using oil or ghee. The most important of
these are the enema Bastis which are designed to build
up the intestinal flora and strengthen the muscle tone.
Other important elements of our holistic Panchakarma
cure include Yoga exercises, breathing and relaxation
techniques, music therapy, meditation and lectures.
Therapies for the treatment of specific
Eye Basti (Netra Basti)
Helps to improve the eyesight. The eyes are
covered for a specific time with a layer of
special oil or medicated ghee. This restful
therapy harmonizes Pitta.
Ear Basti (Karnapuran)
Effective against all problems of the auditory
tract. After a gentle massage of the ears and face,
warm medicated oil is administered to the ears.
Nasal Basti (Nasya)
Beneficial in case of sinusitis, tinnitus and
problems of the brain. Harmonises kapha.
A steady stream of warm oil is poured onto
the forehead. Beneficial in cases of migraine
and stroke. Balances Vata.
Rice Massage (Pinda Svedan)
Synchronised massage with a poultice of rice
cooked in a herbal decoction. Beneficial in cases
of paralysis, arthritis and muscular disorders.
Heart Basti (Hrud Basti)
The application of medicated ghee to the
heart. An effective therapy for the removal
of arterial blockage. Strengthens the heart
and improves circulation.
Our menu is carefully planned and prepared
in accordance with Ayurvedic vegetarian principles
and adjusted to correspond to the different
stages of Panchakarma. Even though the meals
are of a special diet, the variety and delicious taste
delight even non-vegetarian visitors.
During your stay you are warmly invited
to join us for regular lectures covering
various aspects of holistic health and Ayurveda.
The practical tips given here will help you to
integrate the knowledge gained during your
visit into everyday life, prolonging the positive
effects gained through Panchakarma. In
addition, we provide you with a basic understanding
of the constitutional types Vata,
Pitta and Kapha and round off your stay with
an extensive personal health guidance session.
Since it is our conviction that menstruation disorders
are the cause of many female ailments and that
these could be prevented if a normal menstrual cycle
were restored, the subject Menstruation is, in our
opinion, an extremely relevant one.
Menstruation should be viewed as each woman’s
natural rejuvenation process, a time in which women
should allow themselves as much rest and quiet as
possible. In this, we would like to impart some ideas
and suggestions to our patients as to how they can
optimally utilize the menstruation process.
To ensure that the attendant physiological changes
proceed naturally and without disturbance, no
therapies are performed during this time. May
we suggest that you take this into consideration
while planning your cure or allow for a 3-4 day
extension of your stay.