Sivananda Institute of Health

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram

Home Treatments Panchakarma


Preventive and/or curative treatment of a minimum of 14 days, to detoxify and cleanse the body and mind. This treatment should reinforce the immune system and leave the body healthier, stronger and free from chronic ailments.

Procedure in two steps:

  1. Preparation stage: help the body liquefy the toxins and eliminate them naturally through 2 processes performed daily during the treatment:
    • oleation: oiled massage and oral administration of oily substances
    • sudation: vigorous pounding all over the body with hot packs filled with medicinal powder or leaf (kizhi)
  2. Elimination of the toxins from the body after 3 to 7 days of treatment ,with vomiting, purgation, medicated enemas (a minimum of 3 oil enemas and 1 decoction) and nasal administration of medicated oil (nasyam)