Ayurveda Treatment Procedure – What You Need To Know

Ayurveda Treatment Procedure – What You Need To Know

If you are here you must be looking for information about the Ayurveda Treatment Procedure. You are in the right spot, as I´m going to give details of the techniques and practices used in Ayurveda Therapy.

For those of you who are new to Ayurveda.

What is Ayurveda? 

The ancient medicine of India is called Ayurveda. The concept of Ayurveda is to treat mind, body, and soul as one whole, thus holistic healing. 

The therapy consists of massage and treatment using herbal oils, herbal powder, and other treatments like herbal baths.

Ayurveda works well to maintain your well-being and the smooth functioning of your organs. However, many common diseases can be treated with Ayurveda.

Ayurveda Treatment Kerala

In this article, I will describe and list the therapy and treatment sessions during my week stay at an Ayurveda resort in exotic Kerala, South India. 

My main concern was to treat anosmia (lost sense of smell), and I´m happy to say that I´m going back home with considerable relief from anosmia. I can actually smell more every day.

Ayurveda Treatment Retreat

The best way to experience Ayurveda is to opt for Ayurveda treatment with stay.

You can go for a one-time treatment at an Ayurveda clinic in your city or country, but the best Ayurveda treatment is experienced when you visit a retreat.

This is because you are in a tranquil place, and you have time to rest whilst eating the right food.

Ayurveda originated in India, and you can find highly qualified Ayurveda doctors throughout the country.

The resort of my choice was Somatheeram, a group of hotels dedicated to Ayurveda therapy located in the state of Kerala, South India.

Actually, Somatheeram is an Ayurvedic hospital with a relaxing resort ambiance that makes you feel at home.

There are 3 properties, almost interconnected.

AyurSoma Resort is a beautiful modern-style hotel that is connected to its sister resort Somatheeram. AyurSoma features gorgeous wooden constructed cottages with locally made wooden furniture, an ample therapy area, a yoga hall, an Ayurvedic products pharmacy with all-natural ayurvedic products, a handicrafts shop, and a pool next to the restaurant. It is surrounded by beautiful cobble-stoned passageways, and gardens filled with trees, plants, herbs, and exotic fruit used in Ayurveda therapy. 

Somatheeram is the first resort of the group, and it is located on a hill right above AyurSoma Resort. Somatheeram features traditional round-shaped local cottages with a roof made of palm leaves. Accommodation is surrounded by well-groomed gardens, and each cottage is detached and has a little porch sitting area outside.

Ayurveda treatment procedure Somatheeram infinity pool

The infinity pool located amongst the gardens is worthy of special mention, as it has direct views of the ocean.

Meditation and yoga classes are held daily in both Somatheeram and Manaltheeram. You can also find therapy rooms, Ayurveda pharmacy, and handicraft shops.

Manaltheeram is located right next to the long, beautiful sandy beach of Chowara. Similar to Somatheeram, Manaltheeram features round cottages with an outside sitting area. The resort is a sophisticated laid back beach resort with intricate decorations all over the place.

The main restaurant is a highlight for its location with unobstructed views of the ocean.

The Food

During the treatment special Ayurvedic vegetarian food is served. The South Indian cuisine is varied and tasty, and you will certainly love it.

The dishes are all labeled and you can select or order personalized food according to your body type and diet, and the treatment you are receiving.

The dishes are prepared fresh every day, and local produce is used.

It is important to follow the diet to achieve the best results from your Ayurveda treatment.

The 7-Day Ayurveda Treatment

How long does Ayurvedic treatment take?

A full Panchakarma (detox) treatment usually lasts 14-21 days. Rejuvenation programs can be arranged during a 7-day stay.

Below is a review of a 7-day Treatment

On the first day of the treatment, you will have an appointment with the Ayurveda doctor. You will be asked to fill in a questionnaire about your health and other general questions. 

These questions will, later on, be revised with the doctor. Afterward, the doctor will check your pulse and ask you some further questions. 

If you are new to Ayurveda, you will be given a short introduction to the body types and doshas.  

Depending on your time of arrival you may be able to begin the therapy from day one. 

Generally, you are assigned your own massage therapist. Men therapists massage male guests and women therapists massage female guests. 

Language interpreters are available for Italian, German, Russian, and French. 

The doctor gives instructions to the therapist, who will then apply the treatment according to your needs. 

Then you are taken to the massage room. 

The therapy room is fully equipped with curious and unique Ayurveda furniture and treatment gadgets. 

There’s usually a long wooden table (not the massage table we are used to) similar to a billiards table, with a hole on one side that allows the oil to pass through it. 

Depending on the massage, you may be asked to lay down directly on the wooden table or on a massage mattress placed on top of it. 

Some of the Ayurveda massage therapy is received while sitting on a low wooden stool. 

Other gadgets in the room include a Shirodhara pot and a steamer. Other small equipment is brought in as necessary. 

Or you may be taken to another room with more Ayurveda equipment. 

You are asked to change into disposable pants which they provide. 

Because Ayurveda massage is done with oils, you have to undress.

On average you will receive a 2hr or 2hr30 min massage and therapy daily.

So now let me share this beautiful pampering experience. 

Note: The treatment is not a fixed procedure, and it will change for each individual patient.

Each morning before you start the therapy, you will visit the doctor, who will check your pulse and blood pressure, and will prescribe the treatments for you.

You may be provided internal medicine to take before or after meals, depending on your health condition.

Ayurveda Treatment Day 1

The massage always starts with a little ritual (or Pooja). India is a country of deities and rituals. 

The massage therapist lights a candle and says a prayer for your well-being. 

You are asked to change into disposable underwear and to sit down on a wooden stool. 

The therapist makes the first body contact by placing some oil on your forehead, massaging your cheeks, chest, and back in circles using both hands, then, the palms of your hands, and a quick brushing massage along your lower legs. 

Then, the therapist starts pouring oil on the top of your head and sings a chant whilst massaging. You will find this original, joyful, and relaxing.

Next, you are given a full head and back massage with herbal oils. 

This ritual is repeated daily, in preparation for the full body and massage treatment. 

The massage strokes are gentle but firm. It is similar to receiving light acupressure strokes. 

The therapist asks you if the pressure is okay and if the oil temperature is good for you. 

The massage therapists are all very kind, and though they may not speak fluent English, they certainly know their profession and can communicate with you easily. 

The 2 hr treatment and massage included:

  • Medicated ghee to drink
  • Head massage while sitting down
  • Back massage while sitting down
  • Full body massage lying down
  • Ayurveda pouch massage (with herbs in a poultice cloth)
  • Nasya (herbal drops in the nostrils to clear the head area)
  • Shirodhara (pouring of warm oil onto the forehead)
  • Herbal face mask

Ayurveda Treatment Day 2

  • Medicated ghee to drink
  • Head and back massage while seated
  • Synchronized (4 hands-2 therapists) oil massage. You are asked to lay face down, face-up, and sideways on both sides
  • Herbal powder massage bags to ease pain and for slimming
  • Shirodhara (pouring of warm oil onto the forehead)
  • Nasya (herbal drops in the nostrils to clear the head area)
  • Face massage
  • Face mud pack

Ayurveda Treatment Day 3

  • Medicated ghee to drink
  • Head and back massage while seated
  • Synchronized (4 hands-2 therapists) oil massage. You are asked to lay face down, face-up, and sideways on both sides
  • Rice water massage (rice oil is poured all over your body by 2 therapists)
  • Herbal face pack
  • Instructions for purgation preparation

Ayurveda Treatment Day 4

  • Head and back massage while seated
  • Herbal Steam Inhalation
  • Synchronized (4 hands-2 therapists) oil massage. You are asked to lay face down, face-up, and sideways on both sides
  • Body herbal pack to exfoliate and soften the skin
  • Shirodhara with cow´s milk
  • Facial herbal pack

Ayurveda Treatment Day 5

  • Head and back massage while seated
  • Herbal Steam Inhalation
  • Oil pouring by 2 therapists
  • Synchronized (4 hands-2 therapists) oil massage. You are asked to lay face down, face-up, and sideways on both sides
  • Ear treatment (smoke is blown into your ears to protect and cleanse the ears)
  • Eye treatment (medicated ghee is applied over the eyes to strengthen the optical nerve)
  • Face massage
  • Face mask (leave-in mask for glowing skin)

Ayurveda Treatment Day 6

  • Head and back massage while seated
  • Herbal Steam Inhalation
  • Oil pouring by 2 therapists
  • Synchronized (4 hands-2 therapists) oil massage. You are asked to lay face down, face-up, and sideways on both sides
  • Nasya (herbal drops in the nostrils to clear the head area)
  • Facial
  • Face mask (leave-in mask for glowing skin)

Ayurveda Treatment Day 7

  • Head and back massage while seated
  • Herbal Steam Inhalation
  • Synchronized (4 hands-2 therapists) oil massage. You are asked to lay face down, face-up, and sideways on both sides
  • Nasya (herbal drops in the nostrils to clear the head area)
  • Facial
  • Face mask (leave-in mask for glowing skin)
  • Herbal sitz bath (sitting in a bath filled with herbal liquid)

Conclusion

In this article, I walk you through the Ayurveda treatment procedure during a rejuvenation program experienced at the world´s best Ayurveda hospital village resort in Kerala, South India.

Ayurveda is a holistic therapy that treats the body, mind, and soul.

Oils and herbs are used to sustain good health and prevent diseases.

Ayurveda also helps you heal or alleviate pain from the most common diseases.

Finding the best Ayurveda treatment and selecting the right resort in a foreign country is not easy. This is why I´m sharing my experience with you. Feel free to ask any questions below.

What I love about Ayurveda, is that it treats each body as unique, and no treatment is the same for everyone.

Treat yourself regularly with Ayurveda, learn how to self-manage your wellbeing, and avoid unnecessary ailments.

Go ahead, pamper yourself, you deserve it!

Do you want to have some fun learning Ayurveda vocabulary? Get the Ayurveda WordSearch book. It´s available on Amazon.

And finally, here´s a tee for all lovers of Ayurveda.

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2 thoughts on “Ayurveda Treatment Procedure – What You Need To Know

  1. Thanks for sharing. You see I’m really into finding new beauty treatments. So this is actually the first time I have heard of Ayurveda Treatment. And it sounds very interesting. Especially since a few days of treatment. I believe surely help me skin. However I am curious is this treatment safe for someone with health issues? Just want get all the facts. 

    1. Hi Kiersti, thank you for writing, and I´m glad you liked Ayurveda. 

      Ayurveda treatments are generally safe as all products used are natural. However, people with health issues should always consult a professional Ayurvedic doctor.  This is because herbal medicine is potent and may interfere with other medications. Good Ayurvedic resorts always have doctors available 24hrs during all treatments. 

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