Panchakarma

The Queen of Ayurvedic Treatments

The Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdowns that came with it were physically and emotionally draining for a lot of us. The changes they brought to our everyday life created discomfort and stress, and increasing loss of inner balance. In Ayurvedic medicine, we know about the importance of the correct balance between mind, body and soul, which is why Panchakarma plays such a fundamental role. Harmful waste products (Ama), environmental toxins and emotional baggage are shed in a series of steps. A deep cleanse is performed – leading to a restoration of natural balance and helping, in turn, the body’s long-term regeneration.

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What is Panchakarma?

Panchakarma is a time-honoured Ayurvedic cleansing and detoxification programme that removes harmful substances and toxins from even the deepest tissues. Regular detoxing is essential for wellbeing, as an accumulation of harmful substances in the body provides ever-greater opportunities for various diseases. Special attention is given to cleansing the gut, which is both crucial to our immune systems and closely connected to our psyche.

At the beginning of a Panchakarma programme, our Ayurveda doctor performs a pulse diagnosis examination. This gives our Ayurveda specialists an individual insight into your Dosha balance.

Then, the three different Panchakarma procedures follow:

  • The pretreatment: Ayurvedic clarified butter (ghee) is ingested each morning to penetrate the body’s cells and release the accumulated toxins from the tissues. Targeted, gentle oil massages provide additional support to this process.

  • The main treatment: using various healing methods individually adapted to each person and their type, the healing effects of the detox start to become apparent in this phase. Treatments may combine, for example, a full-body flowing oil treatment (Pizzichilli), a boiled water-based drinking treatment, or massages using warm herbal compresses (Jambira Pinda Sveda).

  • The aftercare: beneficial herbal teas, targeted diet and gentle exercise ensure stable detoxification to achieve long-term wellbeing.

Yoga, meditation and special food to support the detox process are all part of a Panchakarma programme.

Ayurveda Resort Mandira Bad Waltersdorf
Ayurveda Resort Mandira Bad Waltersdorf

Panchakarma in Holistic Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient, traditional health science from India that focuses on the holistic healing of mind, body and soul. We at the Ayurveda Resort Mandira are convinced of its beneficial treatment methods and their long-term effects. However, we have adapted some components of traditional Ayurveda to the western world and European habits. Since both the Indian lifestyle and diet are fundamentally different from those in Europe, we have developed new recipes, methods and treatments that are more oriented towards European requirements.

We combine the best of both worlds in Styria’s Bad Waltersdorf thermal spa.

For example, we have our own Panchakarma restaurant where we offer high-quality seasonal ingredients from the region – Styrian delicacies combined with traditional, Ayurvedic influences. In addition, you can support the regeneration process with Bad Waltersdorf’s thermal water, which is a recognised source of healing, benefitting the whole body.

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