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Sali Sasthika Pinda Sweda

Sali Sasthika Pinda Sweda

Sali Shasthika Pinda Swedana is a type of therapy in which hot boluses containing rice cooked in milk and other herbal ingredients are gently applied over the body. It is a swedana (fomentation) therapy commonly used for neuro-muscular diseasesand muscular weakness. How it is done? It is a highly effective rejuvenation therapy in which a special type of rice is cooked along with specific herbs, tied into ...

Sarbanga Dhara

Sarbanga Dhara

This is a relaxing therapy where lukewarm herbal oils are poured over the body by two or four Ayurvedic therapists in form of gentle continuous streams. It is followed by slow and light massage. It is useful in disorders of Vata Dosha and helps in rejuvenating the whole body. In this therapy warm medicated oil is squeezed over the patient’s body from a piece of cloth that is periodically ...

Sarbanga Lepa

Sarbanga Lepa

Sarbanga Lepa is the application of herbal paste externally all over the body. How it is done? First a gentle body massage is done with herbal oil for 15 minutes. Then an herbal paste is applied over the massaged area of the body. The paste is removed after it becomes dry. The procedure takes 30-45 minutes. What deseases Sarbanga Lepa helps to cure? Arthritis with swelling & pain, psoriasis, pimples and marks on  …

Shirodhara

Shirodhara

Shirodhara is the most popular of all accessory Panchakarma therapies in which a continuous stream of medicated warm oil/herbal decoctions/medicated milk/buttermilk is poured onto the forehead in a special rhythmic swaying movement for about 45 minutes. This procedure often induces a mental state of well-being, which creates profound relaxation of the mind and body. It is deeply relaxing in nature and ...

Siro Lepa

Siro Lepa

Siro Lepa is the application of an herbalized paste to the scalp. How it is done? First the head is gently massaged with medicated oil for 10-15 minutes followed by application of specific herbal paste on the scalp. Then the head is covered with leaves. After 15 minutes the paste is removed. The procedure takes 30-45 minutes. What deseases Siro Lepa helps to cure?  Hair loss, dandruff, disorders of scalp ...

Siro Pichu

Siro Pichu

It is a specialized Ayurveda therapy in which a piece of cloth or cotton soaked with medicated oil is applied to the head for 30-45 minutes in a special manner.How it is done?A piece of cloth or cotton folded to palm size is drenched in warm herbal oil. It is then kept on the patient’s crown or forehead. Warm oil is poured on the cloth/cotton periodically throughout the treatment time to keep it wet. The oil is ...

Sirobhyanga

Sirobhyanga

It is the Ayurvedic head massage that focuses on the head, neck and the shoulders. These areas are commonly most vulnerable to stress and tension. By taking the Sirobhyanga one enters into a state of calm, peace and tranquility. This therapy also promotes high levels of alertness and concentration. How it is done? The patient sits comfortably in a chair. Then the therapist pours warm Herbal oil into the head and ...

Sirovasti

Sirovasti

In this therapy, warm medicated oil is retained over the head for a certain amount of time in a closely fitted leather cap, thus allowing the scalp to soak in the therapeutic oil. This treatment is highly effective for diseases of the head, ENT and other vata related diseases.  How it is done? First warm herbal oil is applied all over the body to prepare the body for the main treatment. It helps to rejuvenate the nerve endings ...

Swedana

Swedana

Swedana is a steam bath. It is one of the basic pre-Panchakarma therapies. By using special herbs specific to the doshas and ailments of a person, an herbal steam bath is administered in a special steam chamber that helps to open the pores of skin and cleanses the system through the skin. Its effect is enhanced when taken after Abhyanga. This method is commonly used after Abhyanga (Ayurvedic oil massage) to detoxify...