Panchakarma literally means "five therapeutic procedures" to purify the Mind/Body.
It is a series of steps performed typically for 7-10 days/21 days, tailored to your unique body constitution.
It involves three stages - Purva Karma, Pradhan Karma and Paschat Karma.
Stage 1 - Purva Karma:
The main focus is to loosen the toxins from various bodily tissues and mobilise it towards the digestive system.
Purva Karma begins with:
Abhyanga, full body massage with medicated oils.Ghee is also taken internally. The massage oil and oral ghee help to loosen all toxins within the seven layers of tissues of our body.
Shirodhara-Warm sesame oil streamed across the forehead - profoundly calming.
Nasya-Herbal oil nasal drops proceded by and followed with a facial massage. An important step in removing toxins from the tissues above the neck
Swedana-A therapeutic application of heat/steam to different parts of the body.
Nourishing oil and cleansing herbal tea
Stage 2 - Pradhan Karma:
The main phase, consists of the five purification procedures. Panchakarma, literally meaning five purification procedures.These are intended to flush the toxins accumulated in the digestive system out of the body.
Vamana - Medicated Emesis
Virechana - Medicated Purgation/laxative
Basti - Medicated Enemas
Nasya - Medicated Nasal Drops
Rakta mokshan - Blood Letting
At Shree Ayurveda, Vamana and Raktamokshan is not performed. Virechan is performed with herbs and/or castor oil, Nasya with herb powders,oils or ghee.These procedures flush all toxins out of the body and detoxify it.
Stage 3 - Paschat Karma:
It involves restoration of digestive functions and rejuvenation of tissues. This stage is designed to nourish, strengthen, and balance the newly detoxified tissues. The aim is to establish increased energy levels, strengthen the immune system and increase longevity. This is accomplished by taking strengthening herbs for a month.
Diet for the course of the programme:
During the program, clients are put on a special diet,best suited to ones constitution.
Khichari is the main dish chosen which provides adequate nourishment during these days.The diet mainly focuses on vegetarian options as they are easy to digest.
Travel & Accomodation.
For clients wishing to travel from overseas:
We are situated about 45-60 min drive from the Dublin airport.The airport shuttle service runs on a regular basis.Kindly visit for details on this service.
Although we do not provide accomodation there are many hotels and B&B in the close proximity,which are available to stay during the course of the programme.These range from €35 pp to €80 pp,and also offer about 10% discounts for longer stays.
We would provide all the help and support to book a place of your choice and make your stay comfortable and relaxing.
Kindly make sure your appointments for the programme are confirmed before you make any travel and accomodation arrangements.
There are certain medical conditions for which Panchkarma is contraindicated (not advised). It is therefore important for you to complete all forms which will be sent during the pre panchkarma schedule and return them as soon as possible. This relevant health information enables us to determine if Panchkarma is suited for you before you make final travel plans to attend the programme.
Once the Pre-Panchkarma assessment is completed and the programme is fully finalised,appointments will be confirmed.We then request you to pay a non- refundable deposit of 50% by cash/personal cheques/bank transfer.
Strictly No cancellations are allowed in the programme schedule except in case of any medical emergency on either sides.
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Ideal time for a panchakarma programme :
Spring and Autumn
Change of seasons