PANCHAKARMA CLEANSE IBIZA OCTOBER 1-8
01/10/2022 - 08/10/2022
Today’s lifestyles almost inevitably mean that our bodies are exposed to substances they are not equipped to deal with, or which are even toxic for us. If our organism is overburdened with these kinds of toxic substances, they can begin to accumulate with a detrimental impact on our health and well-being. In addition, it is common for there to be a build-up of metabolic products that have not been adequately broken down; these are also known as “Ama” in Ayurvedic medicine. From an Ayurvedic perspective, these kinds of toxins and residues effectively clog up vital physical channels, thus inhibiting the free flow of energy through the body. The consequence is that our equilibrium is disturbed and illnesses can develop. It is no coincidence that there is frequent mention of “lifestyle diseases”; after all, the connection with our lifestyle is absolutely obvious. So a Panchakarma treatment aims to liberate the body from toxins and residues that have accumulated over time. This body purification process also restores the doshas to their natural equilibrium. The cleansing program is usually accompanied by ingestion of ghee early in the morning (3 days) and various different herbs prescribed by our resident Ayurveda doctor, oil applications, massage, therapeutic steam baths and Ayurveda compliant meals and teas / infusions.
Details of what this program includes:
This is a residency program in Ibiza.
The program is 7 days total allowing an extra
day as a “swift transition” day to prepare
you to go back to your life’s daily rhythms
~ Includes all consultations with our
residency Ayurveda Doctor Anjali Joshi, all specialty meals and herbal drinks, and all treatments and accommodation.
This body purification process also restores
the doshas to their natural equilibrium. The cleansing program is usually
accompanied by ingestion of ghee early in the morning (3 days) and various herbs prescribed by our resident Ayurveda doctor, oil applications, massage, therapeutic steam baths, and Ayurveda-compliant meals and teas/infusions.
5 WAY CLEANSE
At the heart of a Panchakarma treatment are the five cleansing procedures. These are called Virechan, Basti, Vaman, Nasya, and Raktamokshana. These terms stand for laxative measures, herbal enemas, vomiting therapies, nasal rinsing, and phlebotomy. These procedures help cleanse the gastrointestinal tract, esophagus, respiratory tract, and blood vessels of detrimental substances.
Our detox treatment purposely only includes
three cleansing procedures. Generally, vomiting and phlebotomy are
PREPARING YOUR BODY
Generally, the relevant cleansing cycles are
preceded by appropriate treatments. Particularly important are warmth and oils.
These ensure that the vessels expand and that any
toxins and residues are released and mobilized. This makes it easier to remove
them during the subsequent treatment.
DIET DURING PANCHAKARMA
It is also important to prepare for a
Panchakarma treatment by consuming light foods and with measures that aid
digestion to go gentle on the gastrointestinal system. A complete
Panchakarma program should also include appropriate follow-up treatments
after the purging therapies
At the start of the Ayurvedic diagnosis, the
doctor will ascertain the patient’s dosha constitution. This forms the
foundation for working out a therapy plan and for choosing the correct herbs
Ayurvedic physicians have various tools at
their disposal for diagnosing the prevailing constitution. A first indication
is given simply by the patient’s external appearance as well as by the initial
medical consultation. By using the Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis (Nadi Vigyan),
the doctor can obtain additional
information about the dosha constellation.
The condition of the patient’s organs and any
possible disorders can also be diagnosed. Ayurvedic tongue diagnosis helps the
doctor detect any imbalance in the doshas as well as potential digestive
problems. Only a detailed diagnosis by an experienced Ayurvedic doctor can
identify the dosha constitution and enable correct treatment.
Panchakarma treatment can be pretty demanding
both physically and mentally. Consequently, it is not something to be entered
into at any time. In fact, for some people, it is entirely inappropriate. For
instance, for children, because they are still growing. In
addition, anyone who feels physically weak or who is dealing with the
after-effects of an illness or operation should postpone this kind of treatment
– or even reconsider it completely. Sometimes it is possible to gradually
prepare a weakened organism for Panchakarma treatment using a series of
other Ayurvedic therapies.
PANCHAKARMA NEEDS TIME
It is important to note that a complete
Panchakarma therapy requires a lot of time and cannot be implemented alongside
normal life. At best, it may be possible to incorporate the
preparation phase into your everyday routine. For the majority of the treatment
with the different purging therapies, you will need to be fully
dedicated to the treatment process.
ORIGINS OF PANCHAKARMA
As early as the period when the Vedas first
appeared, elements of Panchakarma would have been familiar to the authors of
these texts (the Rishis). Even during these early days of Ayurveda, there are
references to Vamana (a therapy involving vomiting) and Virechana (purging
therapy). Dhanvanthari, Ayurveda’s supreme sovereign, is depicted holding a
Jalooka (a leech) in his hand. This suggests that some kind of bloodletting
procedure was already being used as a cleansing therapy. Nasya (a nasal rinsing
therapy) is also mentioned in Vedic literature. Panchakarma as a comprehensive
therapeutic system began to take shape at the time of the oldest traditional
Ayurvedic compendium, the ‘Caraka Samhita’. It is estimated that this text
appeared between around 2,000 BC to 700 BC. Panchakarma is based on the central
concepts of Ayurveda, which suggest that illness is caused by the build-up of
toxins in the body and through imbalances in both mind and body.
ABHYANGAThe ayurvedic oil massage was carried out
simultaneously by two therapists. Part of Panchakarma therapy.
Digestive fire, digestive strength.
Ayurvedic constitution type translates as:
“fundamental functional principles”. These are categorized as VATA,
PITTA, and KAPHA.
Clarified butterfat. Ghee is the golden elixir
in Ayurvedic treatment. The process to make it is extremely laborious.
Ayurvedic nasal rinsing with therapeutic oils
or herbal extracts is part of Panchakarma therapy.
The classic Ayurvedic cleansing treatment.
Panchakarma translates as “the five actions”. In Ayurveda, this refers
to the five cleansing procedures. These all ensure that foreign toxins and
pathogens are eliminated from the body.
Ayurvedic treatment involves pouring oil over
the patient’s forehead, part of Panchakarma therapy. “Siro” means
head and “Dhara” is an uninterrupted flow of liquid.
.VASTIAyurvedic intestinal treatment, part of
Panchakarma therapy. Medicinal enema using herbal oils or a broth made from