We offer this service at all our ANRC Physiotherapy clinics locations Horsham, East Grinstead, West Sussex and Lingfield, Surrey
Have you ever felt that you could benefit from a deep, all-the-way-to-your-core cleanse? Or perhaps you feel so depleted and fatigued that you sense a need for deep rejuvenation and nourishment? Is your mind so cluttered that you have a hard time finding the calm within?
If so, consider giving yourself the gift of panchakarma or any of the other healing therapies offered at ANRC Physiotherapy Clinic – Horsham and East Grinstead. This could be the best gift you ever give yourself; the gift of health, and a return to your own true nature.
The Ayurvedic Spa at ANRC Physiotherapy Clinic is a place to relax and be nurtured. Using traditional Ayurveda massages, our intention is to restore your sense of balance and well-being, returning you to the level of energy you desire. The nourishing treatments build up the health of the immune and nervous systems and provide you with a fresh start as you complete each three-day programme.
panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means “five actions” or “five treatments.” This is a process used to clean the body of toxic materials left behind by disease and poor nutrition.
Normally the body has the innate ability to efficiently process and remove these waste materials, including the vitiated doshas (bio-elements). However due to one’s repeated dietary indiscretions, poor exercise patterns, lifestyle and genetic predisposition, the digestive enzymes, metabolic co-factors, hormones, and agnis (biological fires) which regulate the body’s internal homeostasis become disorganised. This can lead to the accumulation and spread of toxins throughout the physiology resulting in disease. This waste matter is called ama in Ayurveda, a foul-smelling, sticky and harmful substance.
Panchakarma will remove the excess doshas and correct imbalances in them as well as eliminate the harmful ama through the body’s own organs and channels of elimination (colon, sweat glands, lungs, bladder, urinary tract, stomach, intestines, etc). Panchakarma purifies the tissues at a very deep level. It involves daily massages and oil baths, herbal enemas and nasal administrations. Ayurveda recommends Panchakarma as a seasonal treatment for maintaining mental and physical hygiene and balance.
Panchakarma is a five-fold therapy; it is highly individualized. Depending on each individual’s needs, all or only parts of the five therapies are utilized. This is determined based on the Ayurvedic constitutional type, doshic imbalances, age, digestive strength, immune status, and many other factors. Specially trained therapists must administer these procedures in a definite sequence for a specified period of time.
In addition, although Panchakarma is for the most part a delightful and comfortable therapy, there can be periods of discomfort associated with the release of toxins. It is therefore essential that a knowledgeable expert who can recognize the signs of properly and improperly administered Panchakarma supervise the therapy. Fortunately these signs have been meticulously recorded by the ancient vaidyas (physicians) and are available for reference.