21 Best Ayurveda and Spa Treatments in India
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1. Abhyanga and steam bath (75 minutes – 2 therapists)
The term “Abhyanga” means oil massage. Here in Nagarjuna we do “Abhyanga” as a pre-process of Panchakarma. Expert therapists perform the “Abhyanga” in a synchronised and systematic way.A whole body massage with specific herbal oils to nourish and revitalize the body tissues (Dhatus) and to allow the toxins to be removed from the cells. Abhyanga has much deeper and more far reaching effects than an ordinary massage using mineral oils and lotions. Abhyanga achieves deepest healing effects by naturally harmonizing Body – Mind & Spirit. This massage is performed symmetrically by two therapists for one hour. The massage is done in a special wooden table called “Dhroni”. The wooden “Dhroni” are made from trees like Neem or Nuxvomica or trees which has similar medicinal properties and is usually followed by a medicated steam bath (Sweda). It is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of Ayurveda.
Benefits of Abhyanga and steam bath
Increases tissue strength, Improves blood circulation, Rejuvenates the whole body, Removes the Cellulite, Beautifies the skin, Delays aging, Induces sound sleep, Promotes vitality, Pacifies Vata imbalance, Reduces stress and Removes toxins.
2. Shirodhara (45 minutes – 2 therapists)
Shirodhara is usually practised in the morning or evening. Depending on the ‘Dravya’ (medicated or non-medicated liquids), it can be called as Tailadhara, Takradhara, Kashayadhara and Jaladhara. Shirodhara is also included as one among the Murdhataila (four special procedures in Ayurveda for the head). A continuous stream of medicated warm oil/herbal decoctions/medicated milk/buttermilk is poured onto the forehead for 20 to 40 minutes. This procedure often induces a mental state similar to a trance, which creates profound relaxation of the mind and body. It is deeply relaxing and revitalizes the central nervous system. Shirodhara gives the best results when taken after an Abhyanga.
Benefits of Shirodhara
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3. Netra Tarpana (30 minutes – 2 therapists)
In Netra Tarpanam, specially prepared luke warm ghee or oil is retained over the eye socket inside a well created using black gram paste or whole wheat flour. This procedure takes 15 minutes.
Benefits of Netra Tarpana
Relieves the strain due to constant glaring to the Computer & TV screen, Refractive errors of the eyes, Chronic Conjunctivitis Corneal Ulcer, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye diseases due to aggravation of Vata and Pitta toxins, Glaucoma Helps in preventing early formation of Cataract, Improper co-ordination and loss of movement of the eye balls, Pain and burning sensation in the eyes.
4. Netradhara (20 minutes – 2 therapists)
Netra means EYE and Dhara means Streamline flow. Netra dhara is an effective Ayurvedic treatment for the eyes. It is a special cleansing technique of pouring herbal decoctions in a continuous stream over the eyes.
Benefits of Netradhara
A soothing technique to relax strained eyes, Cooling and refreshing, Delays cataract formation Helps in treating chronic Conjunctivitis, Improves eye sight, Makes the eyes sparkle.
5. Sweda (20 minutes – 1 therapist)
By using special herbs specific to the doshas and ailments of a person, an herbal steam bath is administered which opens the pores and flushes and cleanses the system through the skin. Its effect is enhanced when taken after Abhyanga. This unique procedure makes use of bags with various varieties of active herbal ingredients wrapped up in fine cotton cloth and warmed up in herbal oil or herb concoctions. Therapeutic Ayurvedic massage is performed using the warm herbal bags on the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissues. Specific ingredients are chosen by the practitioner to help with pain, mobility and inflammation.
Benefits of Sweda
Reduces joint pain in the body, Healing injuries and age related musculoskeletal problems traditionally, Eliminates toxins, Promotes lightness, Reduces stiffness, Beautifies the skin, Removes the Cellulite.
6. Navarakizhi (Shastika Sali Pinda Sweda) (90 minutes – 2 therapists)
A highly effective rejuvenation technique using a special type of rice that is cooked, tied into boluses and dipped into an herbal decoction and warm milk, then skillfully massaged simultaneously by four therapists all over the body for one hour after the Abhyanga.
Benefits of Navarakizhi
Paralytic strokes, Anti-aging & rejuvenating, Strengthens tissues, Body ache, Emaciation, Debility Monoplegia, Osteo Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis.
7. Talapodichil (30-45 minutes 2 therapists)
This treatment helps you to balance conditions in the head, eyes, and mental function. One sits comfortably and quietly for 30-45 minutes with an herbal paste applied that cover the sides, top, bottom and back of the head. It is used to alleviate hyperactivity conditions, headaches, burning eyes, insomnia, and improves scalp and skin conditions.
Benefits of Talapodichil
Headache, Depression, Hyper active conditions, burning sensation in the eyes, Insomnia, Skin disorders.
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8. Shiropichu (15 minutes 2 therapists)
In this treatment procedure at thick cotton pad or sterile cloth dipped in ample amounts of lukewarm medicated oils or ghrita is applied on the top of the head (anterior fontanelle) for a specific time interval. The swab is replaced periodically to maintain the warm temperature. It is used in different cases but when used in the head region, it is termed as Shiropichu.
Benefits of Shiropichu
Facial palsy, Headache, Insomnia, Improves memory, Dermatitis of the scalp, Dandruff, Other neurological disorders Paralysis, Skin disorders such as Eczema.
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9. Chakra Basti (1 hour – 1 therapist)
An Ayurvedic physician selects the type of medicated oil or ghee, after accessing the body constitution and doshic imbalance. The person is made to lie down over back. A dough is prepared out of black gram flour or whole wheat flour. It is then made into a small ring of four to five inches in diameter and placed over naval area. The edges are glued to the skin using a small amount of water. The Chakra Basti is performed by filling the hot medicated oil or ghee in this dam either by gently pouring or squeezed in with cotton gauze. When the oil or ghee cools down it is squeezed out and replaced with more warm ones. The procedure does local oleation and local sudation simultaneously.
Benefits of Chakra Basti
Irritable bowel syndrome, Flatulence, Poor appetite, Constipation, Abdominal pain and discomfort
10. Patra Pinda Sweda (P.P.S) (60 min 5 therapists)
A highly rejuvenating treatment in which fresh plants are fried with several other herbal ingredients and tied into boluses, dipped into warm medicated oil and simultaneously massaged by four therapists all over the body for one hour, it is applied after Abhyanga.
Benefits of Patra Pinda Sweda
Chronic back pain, Loss of function of a part or whole limb, Joint stiffness and swellings, Muscular pain, Anti-aging & rejuvenating Sciatica, Spondylosis, Sprains and cramps.
11. Sarvangadhara (Pizhichil) Kayaseka (60 min 6 therapists)
Medicated oil/medicated milk is poured onto the body in continuous streams while being gently massaged by four therapists for one hour. It is extremely soothing and relaxing. It acts as a free radical scavenger, toning, strengthening and deeply rejuvenating the whole body. It is given after Abhyanga.
Benefits of Sarvangadhara
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) after exposure to a viral or bacterial infection, Increases Ojus & Body Immunity, Anti-aging & rejuvenating Alleviates the burning sensation in the body, Ensures better circulation, Helps to recover from paralysis, Promotes healing of fractures.
12.Udvartana (60 mins 2 therapists)
This is a specialized herbal treatment for weight reduction. An herbal paste or powder is applied all over the body and deeply massaged with specific movements by two therapists for one hour.
Benefits of Udvartana
Toning the skin & muscle after child birth or weight loss, Removes Cellulite, Obesity, Weight reduction, Imparts good complexion to the skin Revitalizes the sense of touch, Removes Kapha toxins from the body.
13. Kashaya Seka (60 min 6 therapists)
This revitalizing treatment is given immediately after Abhyanga. A continuous pouring of a warm herbal decoction all over the body and simultaneous massaging by 4 therapists is performed for 45 minutes, at the same time Shirodhara is also given. This therapy removes Kapha and Vata toxins.
Benefits of Kashaya Seka
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteo Arthritis, Varicose Veins, Improves circulation, Improves skin complexion Relieves body pain.
14. Padaghata (60 min 2 therapists)
This is a very unique whole body massage using feet instead of hands. It is performed by two therapists for one hour.
Benefits of Padaghata
Removes deep seated pain in the joints and bones, Deeply relaxing, Helps in removing toxins from deeper tissues, Removes excess of fat.
15. Shiroabhyanga (15-20 min 1 therapists)
A soothing massage of the head, neck & shoulder for 15 minutes using warm herbal oils.
Benefits of Shiroabhyanga
Insomnia, Brings sound sleep, Cooling to the eyes, Headache, Removes dandruff, Pre-mature graying & hair loss, Profoundly soothing and relaxing.
16. Padaabhyanga (30-45 min 2 therapists)
A very stimulating massage of the lower legs and the feet for 30 minutes to activate the acupressure points.
Benefits of Padaabhyanga
Improves the eyes, Soothing and cooling to the eyes, Alleviates burning of the eyes, Induces deep sleep, Improves luster of the skin, Smoothens cracked skin of the feet, Hyper tension, Relieves tiredness of the feet.
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17. Shiro Basti (45 min – 1 therapist)
A special technique of bathing the head for 45 minutes in medicated oils using a special apparatus.
Benefits of Shiro Basti
Anxiety, Facial paralysis, Insomnia, Neurological disorders, Psychological disorders, Skin disorders such as Eczema & Psoriasis, Stress.
18. Hrid Basti (45 min – 1 therapist)
This procedure is applied over the heart for 20 minutes using warm medicated oils or herbal decoctions.
Benefits of Hrid Basti
Strengthening of the heart, Relieves deep seated anger and sadness, Cardio Myopathy.
19. Janu Basti (45 min – 1 therapist)
In this treatment the knee is bathed in warm medicated oils or herbal decoctions, taking 20 to 30 minutes. It promotes the strength of the knee joint by improving the circulation.
Benefits of Janu Basti
Ayurveda in IndiaPain of knee joint, Osteo Arthritis of the knee joint.
20. Greeva Basti (45 min – 1 therapist)
Bathing the back of the neck using warm medicated oil or herbal decoction for 20 to 30 minutes.
Benefits of Greeva Basti
Cervical Spondylosis, Chronic pain in the neck region, Compression fractures.
21. Kati Basti (45 min – 1 therapist)
The word ‘Kati’ refers to Low back and ‘Basti’ stands for retaining something inside, in this case mainly medicated oil. The procedure of applying heat to the sacral or lumbar region by retaining warm medicated oil within a specially formed frame in this area is popularly known as ‘Kati Basti’. This is form of giving fomentation to localized area.
Benefits of Kati Basti
Chronic back pain, Intervertebral disc prolapse, Lumber spondylitis, Sprains of muscles around the backbone, Straightening of curvature of back bone, Spondylolisthesis, Pain due to osteoarthritis of the back bone, Sciatica like pains.