Tones up the skin and rejuvenates and strengthens all the tissues so as to achieve ideal health and longevity. Increases 'Ojas' (primary vitality) and improves 'Sattva' (mental clarity) and thereby increases the resistance of the body. Includes head and face massage with medicated oils and creams, body massage with herbal oil or powder by hand and foot, internal rejuvenative medicines and medicated steam bath. Herbal baths are also used.
Body immunisation and longevity treatment (Kayakalpa Chikitsa)
It is a prime treatment for retarding the ageing process, arresting the degeneration of body cells and immunisation of the system. This includes intake of Rasayana (special Ayurvedic medicines and diet) and comprehensive body care programmes. The treatment is most effective for either sex if undertaken before the age of 50.
Body Sudation (Sweda Karma)
Medicated steam bath eliminates impurities from the body, improves the tone and complexion of the skin, reduces fat and is recommended for certain rheumatic diseases, particularly for pain. Precious herbs and herbal leaves are boiled and the steam is passed over the entire body for 10 to 20 minutes daily. Hand massage with herbal oils or herbal powder improves blood circulation and tones up the muscles.
Medicated herbal powder and medicated herbal oil massages, an Ayurvedic diet of herbal juices etc. are part of the programme.
Herbal face pack, herbal oil massage, intake of herbal tea etc. improves complexion and beautifies the body.
Mental and physical well being (Meditation and Yoga)
Mental and physical exercises meant to isolate ego from the body and mind - designed to hone your concentration, improve health and help attain peace of mind through eight stages of training : 1. Disciplined behaviour (yama) 2. Self purification (niyama) 3. Bodily postures such as the lotus position (asana) 4. Control of breathing (pranayama) 5. Control of the senses (pratyahara) 6. Fixing of the mind on a chosen object (dharana) 7. Meditation (dhyana) and 8. Samadhi - a state of being where you experience absolute tranquility and well being.
Overall fitness (Panchakarma Treatment)
A five-fold treatment for mental and physical well being - tunes the body, organs, mind, breath, nerves and purifies the blood.