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Ayurveda

Practiced by the great sages of ancient India, Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of holistic medicine defined as Knowledge of Life (Ayu meaning life and veda meaning knowledge). Our Ayurveda program offers a truly authentic, comprehensive, and customized experience that is designed for each individual guest. Our experienced practitioners and specialists create a personalized wellness program that is focused on restoring the health and balance of guests through Eastern holistic therapies and guidance from an authentic Indian perspective.

Practitioners who are experts in ancient Ayurveda therapies address the root cause of each guest’s health issues during an immersive, regimented stay and incorporate a variety of healing techniques to treat and educate those dedicated and committed to living a better life.

Ayurvedic Therapies

Oil Therapies

Abhyangam

Massage therapy

60 minutes

Fall into a state of deep relaxation with this full-body massage. This therapy involves 7 different sitting and lying down postures, while warm oil is applied on the body. Guests will experience strengthened muscles, improved circulation and blood flow, as well as reduced headache and stiffness throughout the body. This therapy can also improve hair growth, sleep, the appearance of varicose veins, and vision, while also reducing unwanted body heat and relieving cracked, dry feet.

Shiroabhyangam

Ayurvedic head massage

30 minutes

Find a state of calm with this head massage therapy. In this therapy, Ayurvedic oil is applied onto the guest’s head for a suitable period of time while the areas most vulnerable to stress and tension, such as the shoulders, neck, face, and head, are massaged. This therapy promotes peace and tranquility and high levels of alertness and concentration.

Naranga Kizhi

Herbal lemon poultice therapy

60 minutes

​Emerge from this alleviating therapy feeling lighter and more energetic. In this therapy, pieces of lemon and desiccated coconut are fried in herbal oil then placed inside pouches made from cotton cloth (potli). The pouches are slightly heated before they are placed on the body and massaged in a circular motion, either on the entire body or locally on certain body parts. This therapy helps reduce body fat and improves circulation. This therapy also mitigates degenerative disorders, knee pain, nervous disorders, and reduces the effects of paralysis.

Pizhichil

Herbal oil bath

60 minutes

Find the comforting relief you seek for painful, chronic disorders with this rejuvenating therapy. In this therapy, warm oil is slowly poured onto the body and applied through massage. This therapy helps guests with chronic health issues such as chronic paralysis, spinal disorders, and bone degeneration.

Greevapichu

Neck therapy

45 minutes

Enjoy this specialized neck massage to restore comfort and ease to your neck. In this therapy, a thick, cotton pad with a small circular cut in the center is placed on the back of the neck. Warm oil is then poured into the circular opening of the cotton pad while the neck is massaged. This therapy can be beneficial for those suffering from cervical spondylitis and neck problems such as stiffness, pain and vertigo.

Merudanda pichu

Spinal care therapy

45 minutes

Release pain and tension in the spinal area with this restorative therapy. In this therapy, a piece of dry, cotton cloth or wool with a cut made in the center is placed onto the guest’s spinal region. This piece of cloth or wool is just large enough to cover the spinal area and measures about 1-inch thick. Lukewarm oil is then poured through the opening in the cloth or wool onto the guest. The cloth or wool is eventually soaked in warm medicated oil and is repeatedly applied and kept warm throughout the therapy. This therapy can help relieve spinal pain and related disorders.

Podikizhi

Herbal powder poultice therapy

60 minutes

This therapy uses herbal powder and oil, which are placed in pouches made from cotton cloth (potli). The pouches are slightly heated before they are placed on the body and massaged in a circular motion, either on the full body or locally on certain body parts. This therapy can help reduce body fat, toxins, and improve circulation.

Padabhyangam

Ayurvedic foot massage

30 minutes

Enjoy this restorative foot massage to ease away fatigue and boost performance. This special oil massage therapy helps restore and maintain proper functioning of all parts of the body, including internal organs. Using a method called zone therapy, specific points on the guest’s feet, legs, and knees (reflex points) are massaged and compressed to release pain and tiredness from the body.

Navara Kizhi

Herbal rice poultice therapy

60 minutes

Rehydrate dull skin and re-energize tired muscles with this invigorating therapy. In this therapy, a mixture of special red rice boiled in milk and herbs, is placed inside pouches made from cotton cloth (potli). These pouches are slightly heated before they’re placed all over the guest’s body. This therapy improves skin complexion, promotes strength, removes muscle weakness, increases muscle tone and mass, and can help with neurological problems.

Shirodhara

Head therapy

45 minutes

​Protect and nourish your body with this relaxing oil massage. In this therapy, the guest is given a full body massage that will relax the rest of the body. Then, a stream of warm oil is poured onto the guest’s forehead in a back-and-forth movement with a slight massage. This therapy can provide therapeutic benefits that calm the mind of stress and anxiety and improve sleep.

Pichu

Herbal cotton oil therapy

Reduce pain in the body and ease discomfort through a variety of pichu therapies. These therapies are applied to specific areas of the body that are experiencing pain. In these therapies, a thick, cotton pad with a small circular cut in the center is placed on the affected area before warm oil is poured into the circular opening of the cotton pad.

Katipichu

Back therapy

45 minutes

In this therapy, a thick, cotton pad with a small circular cut in the center is placed on the guest’s lower back. Warm oil is then poured into the circular opening of the cotton cloth. This therapy helps mitigate lower back pain, back stiffness, all lower spinal disorders and sciatica.

Janupichu

Knee joints therapy

45 minutes

In this therapy, a thick, cotton pad with a small circular cut in the center is placed on the guest’s knee caps as the guest lies on his or her back. Warm oil is then poured into the circular opening of the cotton pad. This therapy helps reduce knee joint pain, osteoarthritis, arthralgia, and strengthens the knee joint.

Oil Therapies

Udhwarthanam

Herbal powder massage therapy

60 minutes

Reinvigorate your body and restore its vitality with this comforting full-body therapy. In this therapy, the guest is given a head and full-body massage. Kolakulathadhi powder is then massaged on the body in 7 different positions for about 40 minutes, depending on the guest’s comfort (the powder is not applied on the head). Oil is then applied on the body to complete the therapy. This therapy aids in weight loss and reducing body fat.

Greevavasti

Neck therapy

60 minutes

​Relieve your stiff neck with this restorative therapy. In this therapy, medicated oil is applied and maintained on the neck region for a certain period of time. A completely sealed wall boundary is made with a dough of black lentil flour in the greeva (nape of the neck) region. Lukewarm medicated oil is then poured into the space inside the walled boundary in a constant and continuous stream. It is retained there for a particular period of time. This therapy can help ease cervical spondylitis and neck problems such as stiffness, pain, and vertigo.

Januvasti

Knee therapy

45 minutes

Strengthen tired, overworked knees with this pain-reducing therapy. In this therapy, black lentil flour and water are mixed together to form a dough. While the guest is lying on their back, the dough is used to create a circular well on both the knee caps. Warm oil is then poured into the created well. This therapy helps reduce knee joint pain, osteoarthritis, arthralgia, and strengthens the knee joint.

Netra Tarpanam

Eye therapy

30 minutes

​Find the ultimate sense of relief for your dry, strained eyes with this comforting therapy. In this therapy, black lentil flour and water are mixed together to form a dough. This dough is then used to create a circular well around the guest’s eyes. The guest is asked to close their eyes as warm melted ghee or medicated ghee is poured over their eyes. After pouring ghee, the guest is asked to open and close their eyes gradually. The process is repeated for 10-15 minutes. This therapy helps improve eye vision, reduce eye dryness and strain, promote sleep, and strengthen eye muscles, nerves and circulation.

Ksheeradhara

Medicated milk therapy

60 minutes

Find relaxation and calm with this refreshing therapy. In this therapy, a flow of herbal milk rather than oil is streamed over the head. This therapy is similar to shirodhara, however, since it has cooling effects on the body, it is more suited for the summer months or conditions that need cooling or relaxing effects. This therapy helps in balancing energy levels, as well as the functioning of the digestive system and metabolism. This therapy can also balance excessive Pitta dosha.

Annalepam

Medicated rice application

60 minutes

In this therapy, medicated rice is processed into a decoction of selected herbs and formed into a paste. This paste is then applied either all over the body or specific body parts for a fixed period of time. This therapy can help reduce the symptoms of diseases such as muscular dystrophy, rheumatism, and problems associated with aging.

Valuka Sweda

Sand sudation therapy

30 minutes

Relax your body with this stimulating sand therapy. In this dry sudation therapy, pre-heated clean sand is formed into a bolus (potli) and applied locally over affected body parts or joints. This therapy stimulates nerve endings, relaxes muscles, and relieves pain. It also helps in pacifying both Vata and Kapha doshas.

Vasti

Localized therapy

Vasti therapies are used to release stiffness and pain in the body, while also strengthening the affected areas. In vasti therapies, black lentil flour and water are mixed together to form a dough. This dough is then used to create a circular well on an affected area of the body so that warm oil can then be poured into the created well.

Shirovasti

Herbal oil head bath

60 minutes

Ease your mind and body and give yourself the relief you’ve been seeking for painful headaches and sleepless nights. In this therapy, medicated oil is applied and maintained on the head for a particular period of time. A leather sleeve of about 6 to 8 inches in length is placed on the guest’s head and sealed into position with the help of a dough of black lentil flour. The medicated oil is heated until it becomes lukewarm, then slowly poured in a constant and continuous stream into the space inside the leather sleeve. The oil is then left to rest on the head inside the sleeve for a particular period of time. This therapy helps with longstanding migraines, stress and insomnia.

Kativasti

Back therapy

45 minutes

Ease pain and tension in your back with this restorative back therapy. In this therapy, black lentil flour and water are mixed together to form a dough, which is then used to create a circular well on the lower back. Warm oil is then poured into this well onto the guest’s lower back This therapy can help mitigate lower back pain, back stiffness, all lower spinal disorders, and sciatica.

Merudanda Vasti

Spinal therapy

45 minutes

Find relief for back pain and spinal disorders with this healing therapy. In this therapy, medicated oil is applied and maintained on the complete spinal region for a certain period of time. A completely sealed wall boundary is made with a dough of black lentil flour in the spine region. The medicated oil is heated until it becomes lukewarm, then poured into the space inside the walled boundary in a constant and continuous stream. It is retained there for a particular period of time.

Takradhara

Medicated buttermilk therapy

60 minutes

Release stress from the body and improve circulation with this therapy. In this therapy, Ayurvedic sudation is performed using medicated buttermilk. The word “takra” means buttermilk and “dhara” means pouring, so takra dhara is the procedure of pouring medicated takra either as shirodhara (pouring the medicated buttermilk over the head) or as sarvanga dhara (over the entire body). This therapy is considered to be one of the most effective Ayurveda procedures for hypertension and stress.

Upanaham

Herbal sudation therapy

45 minutes

Ease swelling and pain in the body with this soothing, anti-inflammatory therapy. In this therapy, medicated oil is applied over the guest’s affected area of the body. An herbal paste is made and then applied over the area that has been treated with medicated oil. Herbal leaves are then placed on top and kept bandaged in place with the help of a cotton cloth. After a particular period of time, the bandage is removed and washed with lukewarm water. This therapy helps in relieving pain and is found effective for osteoarthritis, localized pain, and swelling. This therapy can also benefit those suffering from heel pain, bursitis, and certain swellings in joints associated with pain and restricted movements.

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