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What is Pancha Karma?
Pancha Karma is a personalized, cleansing and rejuvenation program. Originally created for royalty to extend longevity. Pancha Karma is the most potent healing modalities within Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a comprehensive system of holistic healing from India which is over 7,000 years old and science and art of appropriate living.

About Pancha Karma:
Deep physical, mental and emotional healing is often experienced as a result of Pancha Karma. People report a feeling of lightness in the body and clarity of mind, the weight naturally balances. The seven days of cleansing involves a two-hour treatment consisting of a warm, nurturing oil massage given by two experienced therapists. This is followed by a relaxing full body steam treatment, which enables the oils to penetrate and lubricate the tender bodily tissues. These seven tissues are called dhatus, they are the constituents that make up the physical body. In order from superficial to deep, they are: plasma, blood, muscle, fat, bone, nerve, and reproductive tissue. Each day of your Pancha Karma works deeper, from superficial to deep affecting nurturing, dislodging toxins from all 7dhatus to be eliminated.

How many days does it take to have a complete Pancha Karma?

Each day of your Pancha Karma works deeper, from superficial to deep affecting nurturing, dislodging toxins from all 7dhatus. So that all people have a complete experience, we like to suggest a minimum of 7 days and we offer 1-21 days of Pancha Karma for individuals, couples or groups.

How does Pancha Karma cleanse?

These treatments prepare the body to eliminate the buildup of toxins that have accumulated over time in the tissues, as a result of lifestyle choices, genetic predisposition, environmental pollution, and stresses.

The daily oil massage and steam treatment is necessary to facilitate the movement of the build up of toxins in the body. They are carried from the periphery, through the many channels that feed the bodily tissues, to the central part of the body and into the gastro-intestinal tract from where they can be safely eliminated. The individual constitution and current imbalance(s) determines which cleansings are appropriate and necessary.

Ayurveda looks at the cause of all disease as the result of an imbalance in the body, mind and/or spirit. When you treat the cause, imbalance, you treat the effect, disease. The purpose of Pancha Karma is to support the body in creating balance, and in that way disease is addressed. Ayurveda states that food is 60% of the medicine it uses to treat disease As part of your Pancha Karma experience, fresh food is prepared for you every day during your program. Also, If you are interested, we will show you how to create delicious, nutritious, simple Ayurvedic meals.

Pancha Karma eliminates the causes of disease:

In the new trend of health care, people are taking more responsibility for their own health by using alternative health care measures, rather than giving that 'power' away to various health care systems that are not designed for prevention longevity. Ayurveda is a perfect way to create longevity and health, by focusing on eliminating the causes of disease and prevention. Each Pancha Karma session expands on the previous one, healing of body, mind and emotion deeper and deeper with each consecutive year. The Ancient Ayurvedic texts suggest receiving Pancha Karma three times per year for optimum cleansing and rejuvenation. However some people only have the time and the means to receive it only once per year, which is a very good plan. With every year it is truly possible to grow healthier and younger, rather than older and diseased. It is possible to grow in health and Ayurveda shows us how.

Our Goal:

Our goal is to see that your program is positive and satisfying and that you are given practical tools to continue on your own so that you continue to experience results. Since Ayurveda is a science of self-healing, we have been successful only if you have been prepared to continue to experience well-being on your own. It is our responsibility to give you the tools. It is your responsibility to use the tools in order to create radiant health, happiness and wisdom. We look forward to serving you during this very special time of your life.

Darci Frankel

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Pancha Karma Packages and optional services

Benefits of Pancha Karma

Pancha Karma Registration Application


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