The five cleansing therapies
Experience a full Panchakarma treatment at River View Spa. Panchakarma is the ancient Ayurvedic system of rejuvenation to facilitate the removal of deep-rooted stress and impurities in the body and is recommended to maintain and promote health, as well as to restore balance in those suffering from illness.
Panchakarma are the 5 cleansing therapies in addition to the Rasayanas [as described above]
Panchakarma Treatments consist of these additional elements:
- Initial Supportive and Followup Consultation
- Nutrition consultation
- Vamana – therapeutic emesis
- Virochana – purgation
- Basti – herbal enemas
- Nasya – application of herbal medicated oils through the nose
- Raktamoksha – detoxification of the blood
Seven Day panchakarma treatment program
The seven day panchakarma treatment program that is designed for each individual and will consist of Ayurvedic consultation, massage, steam, herbal and oil treatments, instruction in Yoga postures, Pranayama [breathing practices] and meditation.
The seven day program begins before your arrival.
You will fill out a health questionnaire and have an initial phone consultation. From this information, you will be given specific herbs and/or medicated ghee to help prepare the body prior to arrival.
Five Day Panchakarma Treatment Program
Five Day Panchakarma program consists of everything in the seven Day Panchakarma program, but Dr. Sullivan will determine, based upon chronic conditions and previous Panchakarma experience, if the Seven Day program is more conducive to good results.
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A vigorous and soothing warm oil massage by two practitioners, designed to break up toxins (ama) and stimulate circulation. Followed by Swedana (Ayurvedic herbal steam treatment that bathes the body in warm aromatic steam to help remove toxins locked in the tissues) and Ubtan (herbal flour powder) a powerful exfoliating treatment that stimulates the underlying tissues of the skin and Hot Towel Treatment to remove toxins and relax the soft tissue. Nasya Herbalized oils taken in nostrils to loosen and clear sinus passages.
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An Abhyanga, followed by a deep muscular treatment, Swedana, Ubtan, a Hot Towel Treatment for certain body types and conditions to break up adhesions and stimulate circulation. Nasya Herbalized oils taken in nostrils to loosen and clear sinus passages. Swedana Ayurvedic herbal steam treatment that bathes the body in warm aromatic steam to help remove toxins locked in the tissues.
Physiotherapy, manipulation, moist heat, electrical stimulation, trigger point and individual postural analysis.
An oil bath for your eyes to relieve tension and fatigue from your eyes, to improve eyesight, balance the nervous system, and smooth away wrinkles.
A head, neck and shoulder treatment followed by a warm herbalized oil stream poured on and across the forehead to help soothe and balance the entire nervous system.
An individual appointment using physical examination and pulse diagnosis to understand your body type (dosha) and determine the correct treatment plan, nutrition and lifestyle for your personal needs. Ayurveda book included with consultation
Abhyanga, Swedana, Ubtan, Hot Towel treatment
Abhyanga, Swedana, Ubtan and Shirodhara
Vishesh, Swedana, Ubtan, Hot Towel Treatment
Rasayana (Rejuvenating) Weekend
Packages with extended stays include:
- Private accommodations,
- Two yoga classes daily,
- Specially prepared vegetarian meals,
- All treatments,
- Herbs and products
All treatments are done with two therapists using only the highest quality organic products.