The Panchakarma cure embodies the most profound and effective method of physical cleansing and rejuvenation. This classical method of detoxification removes the cause of an illness and corrects the imbalance of the 3 bio-energies of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Panchakarma can be translated to „five actions,” which refers here to the five treatments in the Ayurvedic process of detoxification. The treatment will be responsive to each guest’s needs and individual medical conditionand diseases.
Snehana (oleation therapy) and swedana (body heating) are treatment modalities common to Ayurvedic clinical practice and correct the imbalance of the three doshas and prepares the body to receive the specialized cleansing treatment. This is followed by the actual elimination of the toxic substances from the body, effects the realignment of the doshas, and boosts the regeneration of the body. Depending on your individual pathology, we recommend you schedule your Panchakarma treatment for 21 days or longer, a minimum is 14 days. If you plan for a shorter stay at our resort, we will discuss your further options and Panchakarma therapies in the initial consultation.
The Holistic medicine of Ayurveda requires a whole-body approach to healthcare and, does not just look at individual symptoms. Many diseases can be treated if you avoid foods and activities that cause these diseases. Therefore, it is very relevant to learn all information about you, including your previous and current illnesses, your diet – when and what you eat –, your daily routine, sleeping behaviour, physical activity, intolerances, your profession, social environment, fears, injuries, and many other factors.
Depending on your illnesses, we measure your blood pressure, check the condition of your eyes, skin, hair, finger nails, and tongue, listen to your voice and breathing and question you about your urine and faeces. Pulse diagnosis (Nadi Pariksha) is important to learn more about your health and medical history. For this, the doctor will place three fingers to your pulse and will detect your combination of the doshas.
The constitutional check-up gives each guest his / her individual reading of the bio-energies of Vata, Pitta, Kapha. We will further discuss your individual treatment plan and which medications you will receive. Outside of the scheduled consultations, you can meet up with the doctors for additional information and further consultations on your treatment progress.
In Ayurveda everything is considered to be medicine if it cures an illness without causing new ones. Primarily, we try to realign your doshas with the right dietary plan (“rasas – the six tastes”). For the medical therapy we only use herbal medicinal products from verified manufacturers.
There is a large number of Ayurvedic therapies. Our doctors will select your individual treatments and therapies that are conducive to your health. Depending on your needs and wishes, some of your treatments will be more intensive, some lighter and milder. These treatments are crucial to remove toxins, energetical blockages, and disharmonies in your body, mind, and soul. The quietness during the physical treatments in combination with the stimulation and massaging of the reflex zones leads to your body’s deep relaxation and inner harmony.
• Elimination of all toxic substances
• Restoring the inner balance
• Intensive cleansing of the energies
• Regeneration of all bodily tissues and organs
• Strengthening the immune system
• Reducing stress, improving sleep
• Stimulation of the blood and lymphatic circulation
• Improvement of digestive system
• Healthy and glowing skin and hair
• Reducing inflammation
• Prevention of migraines and headaches
Massage is a key part in the therapy and teachings of Ayurveda. The Sanskrit scriptures (Vedas) contain, among other things specific information about the different types of massages and numerous techniques. We administer some of these techniques in our Hiru Ayurveda resorts. For many massages we rely on the heavy use of essential, warm oils (Abhyanga); other massages are done with herbal extracts and pastes. The combination of oils and herbs is prepared and blended to fit your type of dosha.
Oils are applied to detox the skin, but also enter deep into the body tissue, thus promotes healthy circulation and joints. This treatment has a very balancing effect on our body and mind and is excellent for detoxifying your body. Ayurvedic massage therapy also affect the inner organs, such as the heart or lunges. It activates the body’s energy flow and ensure a deep relaxation. In this way, bodily and energetic disorders can be eliminated.
In the Ayurvedic teachings nutrition and diet the decisive factor for a successful healing process and healthy life. The Ayurvedic diet provides personalized recommendations about which foods to eat and avoid based on your body. During your stay at our Hiru resorts in Sri Lanka your meals will be especially prepared to suit your nutritional needs and work with your dosha type and medical conditions and, thus, will vary in quantity and composition.
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Internationally-recognised studies confirm the success of the Ayurveda cure. The personalized Ayurvedic diet and special procedures of detoxification cleanse the body, strengthen the immune system, and calm the mind. In doing so, illnesses that occur due to an over stressing of body and psyche can be healed. With the Panchakarma cure we can help you treat disorders of the digestive and cardiovascular system, migraines and chronic diseases and even psychological symptoms.
We pay particular attention to the prevention of the burnout syndrome. Especially in the European and Western area, where cases of absolute exhaustion are very common. Burnout is the result of lack of energy and vitality that is all too easy to set in stressful everyday life.
One of the main causes of burnout is the limited functional capacity of the digestive system as a result of a wrong diet. Since digestion is directly dependent on the health and state of mind, Ayurvedic treatment starts right here. Studies on endocrinology show that serotonin, the key hormone that stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness, is found mostly in the digestive system. Thus, by fully restoring the power of the digestive system, the body successfully regains its complete energy. In addition to increasing the quality of life, Ayurveda also regulates and prevents the processes of premature.
At our Ayurveda resorts, you can expect a profound and long-lasting, positive change in your overall consciousness – optimally integrated into the yoga, qi gong, and meditation lessons of your recreational vacation. The prescribed products are specially prepared for you in the in-house pharmacy. You will gain new joie de vivre, balance, and strength.