About Panchakarma

Panchakarma consists of five detoxifying treatments that combine a mix of massage, herbal therapies and other procedures that to help restore balance in the body. The five treatments include:

  • Nasya
  • Vaman
  • Virechana
  • Vasthi and
  • Raktha Moksha

These cleansing treatments help eliminate many toxic elements from the body. The Ayurvedic medical system emphasizes the holistic approach and the whole person-body, mind and soul is considered and not just the affected parts of the body.

Ayurveda is based on “Panchabhutha” and the “Tri Dosha” theories. This unique living system considers that a human being is a balanced composition of body, mind and soul. Lifestyles that are based on the true principles of Ayurveda can help resist diseases, arrest premature aging and retain youthfulness for a long time.

The Uniqueness of Ayurveda Treatments

Ayurvedic treatments are unique in their approach to health and disease. Instead of suppressing the main symptoms, the root cause is eliminated and thus gives permanent relief. The treatments are mainly carried out using a mixture of medicinal powders, tablets, herbs and medicated oils prepared from natural herbs, plants and minerals, massages oils and other natural products.

About Ayurveda Therapies

Santhigram Wellness Centers offer authentic Kerala specific Ayurvedic and Panchakarma therapies to suit your specific health and wellness needs.

The “Ayurveda wellness therapies” that Santhigram offers will help reduce the physical suffering, to a great extent, control several dreaded disabilities, ward off middle age syndrome, retard the aging process and provide unlimited curative powers for the body and mind. Ayurveda helps repair worn out tissues, increase memory, improve energy in the body and helps improve overall physical and mental fitness.

Details of some of the therapies shown below include:

Panchakarma Treatment

Abhyangam (Uzhichil)
Oil Massage with medicated oils to rejuvenate the body and strengthen all the tissues to help achieve ideal health and longevity.

Benefits of Abhyangam:

  • helps tone muscles
  • improves circulation
  • increases the skin’s luster – making you appear younger
  • rejuvenates the body and strengthens all the tissues to help achieve ideal health and longevity
  • increases primary vitality (Ojas) and resistance
  • beneficial to the eyes
  • helps you have a good night’s sleep
  • effective in reducing the symptoms of rheumatism
  • can help control fat
  • reduces sagging skin
  • reduces stress

Ayurveda Panchakarma

Pizhichil (Oil bath with gentle body massage)

Oil bath with gentle body massage that helps to reduce muscle spasms and manage the ill effects of various degenerative ailments. Relaxes your mind and body.

The ultimate therapy with the constant flow of warm oil which is slowly and gently applied to your whole body.

Benefits of Pizhichil:

  • makes you feel peaceful, calm and relaxed
  • treats muscle spasms and other degenerative diseases that affect the muscles

Panchakarma Therapy

Shirodhara (Sirodhara)

A steady stream of warm aromatic oils that provide lasting relief from psychosomatic disorders and soothes your body and mind. Using a special device to flow rhythmically across the forehead, This usually accompanies Abhyangam.

Benefits of Shirodhara:

  • calms the mind and soothes the nervous system
  • induces a feeling of profound peace and happiness
  • used for treating various psychosomatic disorders, insomnia, chronic cold, sinusitis, etc

Panchakarma Treatment

Svedana (Swedana)

A herbal steam treatment to release impurities from the skin and soothe aching muscles and joints.

Benefits of Svedana:

  • helps soothe painful, sore or aching muscles and joints
  • improves blood circulation
  • improves complexion

Ayurveda Panchakarma


A type of sudation therapy using medicated leaves. The proportion of ingredients varies according to the disease symptoms.

Benefits of Elakizhi:

  • helps to alleviate the problems associated with joint pain, muscle cramps, rheumatoid arthritis
  • helps to manage the ill effects of various degenerative ailments

Panchakarma Therapy

Navarakizhi (Njavarakizhi)

A type of herbal fomentation therapy with linen bags containing special rice processed in milk. It is used to
provide strength and nutrition to the body tissues, especially bones, muscles and other soft tissues.

Benefits of Navarakizhi:

  • It promotes the peripheral vascular circulation
  • Gives strength to the muscles and activate peripheral nervous system
  • Improves skin texture and circulation
  • Induces good sleep and reduces the stress
  • Helps to alleviate problems related to malnutrition

Panchakarma Treatment

Sirovasthi (Shirovasti)

It is an ayurvedic therapy procedure in which outer area of head is covered by a leather cap keeping hollow inside to put medicated oil in it for a specific duration in such a way that oil should not be leaked out.

Benefits of Shirovasti:

  • Helps to alleviate the problems associated with insomnia, depression and other stress related issues.

Ayurveda Panchakarma

Udvartanam (Udwarthanam)

Fine herbal powder is used in a whole-body therapy to enliven and energize the body.

Benefits of Udvartanam:

  • Reduces the excess fat accumulated in the subcutaneous tissues
  • Helps in weight reduction
  • Improves mobility of joints and improves blood circulation
  • Refreshes and rejuvenate the body and also helps to promote better digestion
  • Softens and exfoliates dead skin cells, thereby giving a lustrous glow to skin
  • Strengthens and tones up the muscles

Shirodhara (Sirodhara), Svedana (Swedana), Elakizhi, Navarakizhi (Njavarakizhi), Sirovasthi (Shirovasti) are normally not administered as individual treatment. They are usually combined with Uzhichil (Abhyanga).

We do not provide any medical services. However, Ayurvedic therapies and Santhigram’s health management programs help to alleviate the ill-effects of certain chronic conditions. As per the Ayurveda system, the therapies depend on the prakriti (constitution) of each person. As such it is advisable to make an appointment for a consultation with one of our Ayurveda Consultants prior to scheduling an appointment for our services.


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