The term “Abhyanga” means oil massage. Here in Nagarjuna we do “Abhyanga” as a pre-process of Panchakarma. Two expert therapists perform the “Abhyanga” in a synchronized and systematic way. Massage improves metabolism which leads to better tissue respiration, increases circulation, causing the body to flush out its waste products more efficiently. “Abhyanga” improves concentration, intelligence, confidence, and youthfulness. It helps in alleviating Vata troubles. It provides comfort to the eyes, sound sleep, tones up the body, Improves flexibility, softness and firmness of the skin and provides long life. It is the most ancient method used to remove muscular fatigue and pain. The massage is done on a special table called “Droni”.
Medicated lukewarm herbal oil is poured into a cap fitted on the head and kept for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patient’s conditions. This treatment is highly effective for facial paralysis, Migraine, dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches and other Vata- related diseases. Also effective for the loss of tactile sense, facial paralysis, speech difficulties, insomnia and nervous disorders. Also prescribed for other diseases of the head, eyes, ears and nose.
In this process, herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk etc., are poured on the forehead in a particular method using a special pot for about 20 minutes a day. This treatment is effective for diseases of the head and neck, insomnia, impaired memory, spondylitis, paraplegia, fatigue and lack of vitality. This treatment also stimulates nerves, reduces stiffness and is proven to be effective for rheumatoid arthritis and other auto immune diseases.
Pizhichil is a unique treatment emerged in Kerala, which was developed from ancient classical treatment called “Kayadhara”. In Pizhichil lukewarm medicated herbal oil is poured all over the body. Trained therapists do it in a special rhythmic way continuously for about 45-60 minutes every day. It should be done as a course of 7 days minimum. This treatment is very effective in Rheumatic diseases like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, nervous weakness and nervous disorders.
It is the most rejuvenating treatment in which the whole body massage is given with bolus of Njavara. Njavara is special variety of rice. It is cooked in medicinal decoction with milk in to a pudding which is made to boluses tied up in muslin bag. This procedure is done by trained therapists for about 45 to 60 minutes. NjavaraKizhi works on deep tissues and improves neurological and joint functions. Njavara Therapy – Application of the same as a paste all over the body is a variation of this treatment and has cosmetic effect on the skin to improve the luster and complex.
Udvarthanam is special therapeutic deep tissue massage using herbal powders. Udvarthanam means to elevate or to promote. This massage involves upward stroking, where the powder is rubbed forcibly on the body. The herbal powder is warmed by heating. The massage is done in the opposite direction to hair follicles by the therapists. After completion the person is advised to take shower with warm water.
Small bags containing Herbal leaves are applied to the whole body in boluses heated with hot medicated oils for 45 minutes per day. This treatment is for Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Spondylosis, sports injuries etc.
In this process specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back with a tank prepared with herbal powder paste. This treatment lasts for 30-45 minutes. Specifically for low back pain, lumbago and degenerative vertebral diseases, disc prolapse Etc.
The knee joint is called Janu Sandhi in Sanskrit; hence the name Janu Vasti is given to the procedure done on knee joints. In this the knee joint is bathed with warm medicated oil or freshly prepared herbal decoction. Depending on the condition it can be practiced over both the knee joints or on one knee joint.
Thallopodichil is a special procedure of application of medicated paste on the head. Thallopodiichil is from Malayalam where thala refers to head and podichill is covering. It is the traditional Ayurveda treatment of Kerala which is very effective in various psychosomatic disorders. A gentle oil massage is given to head with specific medicated oil. An herbal paste is freshly prepared by cooking it with the buttermilk after carefully assessing the condition of the person. The paste is applied over the scalp in a layer of thickness of about 0.5 to 1 centimeter, leaving a small central portion. A medicated oil is filled in this groove. The paste is then covered with leaves (plantain or lotus leaf) and cloth leaving the groove open. At the end of the procedure the paste is removed; a gentle head massage is given.
Nasyam is the treatment of nasal application of herbal oil or juices. A purification method meant for eliminating vitiated doshas in the head and neck. Nasyam is also effective for paralytic and mental disorders.
Akshitarpana is an eye care treatment and rejuvenation program in Ayurveda. The dough ring prepared around the eyeball. The dosha specific medicated ghee is made lukewarm. The ghee is poured into the cavity with the eyes closed, till it covers the eyelashes. The person is instructed to blink the eyes. At the end of the procedure the ghee and the ring are removed; eyes are wiped with cotton swab.
Comprises of Abhyangam & medicated steam bath. This program rejuvenates body tissues, promotes health & prevents aging process. Relaxes the muscles & useful in eliminating fatigue , improves tolerance to physical & mental strain.
“Navara facial” (Navara is a highly vitaminised rice) is a complete process of skin rejuvenation that includes, steaming, scrubbing, massage and application of mask which Nourish your skin, Removes dryness of skin, cleanses the pores, nourishes the skin cells, removes tan and helps to improve complexion.
Fruit facials contain certain fruit acid like glycolic acid, alpha hydroxyl acid, citric acid, phenolic acid, vitamins and minerals in it. These acids are anti-blemish, anti-wrinkle and help your skin to exfoliate, it highly detoxifies your skin, it excretes out all the toxins and it hydrates your face.
A very special wisdom of Ayurveda , comprising of Abhyangam (medicated oil massage), medicated steam bath & shirodhara (where warm medicated oil is poured on your forehead in a continuous stream in an oscillating motion). This therapy is very effective for reducing stress , anxiety , hyper tension , mitigates fatigue , induces deep relaxation , promotes sound sleep and improves eyesight .
Speciality f Kerala.Potli massage therapy is done using heated herbal pouches also known as potlis (or poultice) that are used to rejuvenate, relax and nourish. It removes aches and sprains also.
This therapy reduces the effect of UV rays on your skin, and leaves it looking softer, more radiant, refreshed and moisturized. It brightens, lightens and evens out dull, patchy and damaged skin. It lets our skin pores breathe and retain its nourishment. It helps people get their original skin tone back. It also helps some people deal with their acne. It also helps the skin gain a natural and fresh look.
An authentic body polishing therapy which exfoliates the skin & provides nutrition to the skin. Glow clearly noticeable after the process.
Body scrub therapy will help to make your skin look more vibrant and youthful. It helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots or age spots. It minimizes the appearance of large pores.
Saundarya Vardhini is an Ayurvedic skin care therapy. Saundarya is a classical combination of a full body Ayurvedic Abhyangam that is followed by application of Ayurvedic mask containing paste of skin-nourishing fruit supplements. This Ayurvedic therapy for skin softens and reduces scars and provides good complexion to the skin. The mask detoxifies and nourishes the skin leaving it smooth and silky.
A unique beauty therapy developed in Shodhanam -Kerala Panchakarma Ayurveda to transform you to the most beautiful one.It is very helpful to enhance your beauty by removing the dead skin, reducing tanning, improving circulation and by nourishing your skin, all by using fresh and natural ingredients. By taking this therapy at regular interval will make your skin glow, make it supple & smooth and will attract appreciation from all around you. It will help you to remain younger by delaying ageing of skin and will help in increasing confidence in you.
B.A.M.S. (WBHUS, KOL) C.C.P.T (NRIP, KERALA) C.K.S. (MRC, VRINDAVAN)
M.D. (Ayu) PG.DIPLOMA – PANCHAKARMA (NEW DELHI) B.A.M.S. (Cal)