Signs it is time for a Panchakarma
- Feeling bloated, pants becoming tight
- Stomach feels stuck or full
- You craving a reset button on life
- You’re exhausted
- Feeling depressed, or having a hard time staying optimistic
- You’re searching for last-minute escapes to sunshine destinations
- Feeling anxious & stressed
- Having trouble getting out of bed in the morning
- Painful periods
- Joint pain
- Back pain & musculoskeletal problems
- Neurological problems
- Needing to interrupt chronic diseases
- Menopause complaints including hot flashes
- Rheuamtic conditions
- Overweight, stubborn weight gain
- Intestinal complaints & stomach problems
- You don’t get hungry for each meal
- You easily give in to sugar cravings
- You get headaches
3 Steps to Start
Step 1 Schedule a planning call with Susan
Step 2 Set up treatment dates & make a deposit
Step 3 Start your cleanse preparations
These simple steps ensure you will experience safe & healthy breakthrough that energizes your body & refreshes your mind!
Learn about the Panchakarma Actions
We have selected 1 or 2 of the Strong Actions for you based on your body’s needs. Learn about it by finding it in the list below.
Get familiar with the 5 cleanse techniques we’re doing all the preparation for.
VIRECHANA (HERBAL LAXATIVE TREATMENT)
VAMANA (THERAPEUTIC VOMITING TREATMENT)
BASTI SEQUENCE (THERAPEUTIC ENEMA TREATMENT)
NASYA (HERBAL NOSE DROP TREATMENT)
In specific conditions where the vitiated rakta has accumulated, rakta moksha may be organized to apply locally to refresh the area.
Ayurveda Panchakarma Cleanse
A highly specialized detoxification sequence of procedures.
Interrupting & relieving chronic conditions
Relieves long-standing digestive problems and conditions beyond the digestive tract
Eliminating excess Vata, Pitta or Kapha that contribute to disease progression
Your Panchakarma cleanse will include a preparation sequence for either 1 or 2 strong actions. Includes immediate post care (special diet and guidance), and Extended post care in the form of the Vitality Recharge to keep lasting results.
Price is dependent on your unique needs, which can be determined only after complete evaluation during your first appointment. We will also discuss whether 1 or 2 cycles of Panchakarma treatments are recommended (and if you can commit to 1 or 2 cycles). See below to learn about treatment cycles
Minimum 3 days; Average 5-7 days
Watch Panchakarma webinar
Here’s a bit about the progression of Ayurvedic detox treatments:
It starts by following a special diet for a first week before treatments.
The second week you’ll receive massage and Ayurvedic treatments at the clinic to prepare your body for a strong acting cleansing technique.
The third week is dedicated to resting and easing back into eating foods which are appropriate to your constitution.
All Panchakarma candidates follow the Atma Ayurveda Annual Pass so that you can maintain the results you get from the cleanse.
This is created from experience: I have seen many, many people finish panchakarma, then leave treatment centers without a structure and fall back into old habits and have serious setbacks in their health.
I vowed to give my clients proper support before and after.
If you are new to panchakarma, it is only natural that you underestimate the time needed to protect afterwards.
We are all out of touch with what I call “bio time” – allowing the body the time it actually needs, rather that what fits into our busy schedules.
Panchakarma is a wonderful slowing down, with deep physical, emotional and spiritual breakthroughs. We want to create circumstances wherein your experience can unfold, so it becomes smoothly integrated into your ‘real life’.
The post-panchakarma support of the Annual Pass continues your feeling of freedom and ease, long after the treatment intensive itself is completed.
Possible treatments you may receive
Full Body Treatments
herbal body scrub
churna pinda swedan
bundle of herbal powder heated and used to steam body
patra pinda swedan
bundle of leaves heated and used to steam body
herbal oil massage
Steaming via full body herbal bundle treatments above
Steaming via sitting in a steambox (no heating the head)
nadi swedana herbal steam via tube
added to enhance the medicinal benefits
warm oil soak dams
muscle packs (uterine, heart, head, or area of stiffness)
What is Full Panchakarma
In Panchakarma, your experience happens in treatment cycles. Each treatment cycle leads up to a ‘strong action’ (karma). Based on your condition you are typically recommended 1 or 2 treatment cycles.
First Treatment Cycle
A single treatment cycle includes proper steps leading up to a strong therapeutic action:
- Pre-PK consultation
- Home Preparation* (1 week to 2 months)
- Treatment cycle – 5-7 days of preparations at the clinic including massage, etc
- Strong action (vomina, virechana, basti etc)
- Recovery & Rasayana therapy
- Recovery diet, regaining strength and full capacity
Second Treatment Cycle
If needed and you select an extended Panchakarma.
Includes first treatment cycle, then directly after a couple rest days, we start massage, etc again to prepare for second action:
- Second Treatment Cycle – 3 daysof preparations at clinic
- Second strong action
- Rest & Rasayana therapy
- Recovery diet, regaining strength and full capacity
Do I need 1 or 2 cycles for my PK?
A Typical Treatment Day
During your Panchakarma sequence, there are Treatment Days. On those days, plan to be at the clinic between 2-3+ hours.
A full body treatment will be selected for you based on your condition as a base treatment. These treatments could include:
- abhyangha – herbal oil
- udvartana – dry exfoliating
- pinda swedan – steaming herb bundles
Typically your PK starts with udvartana and progresses to abhyangha
Your treatment day may also include the following:
- Head Massage – Face, head and neck with special attention to marma points
- STEAM – Opens purification channels & drives the herbal oil deeper; Special seated box to protect the head from heat
- Nasya Treatment – herbal nose drops selected for your condition
You also have the option of adding on a variety of our signature Bliss Therapies
After panchakarma, the mind becomes super clear
but the body remains delicate at first, for about a month. It is enters a longer phase where it is rewiring itself around how it can function in this new, clean reality with higher functioning cells and tissues, and upregulating those functions.
This is a process of your biological body and needs to follow ‘ “bio time”. I personally have seen panchakarma’s effects extending into 3 months, which is fantastic!! But it also gives the obvious challenge: you’ve already taken precious time out of your schedule to interrupt disease progress, how are you going to continue to support that AND go back to full time work, play and social life?
So to allow the maximum extension of the effects, and protect the process, there needs to be a structured support in place to help the individual continue the results & avoid going straight back into damaging eating, lifestyle or stress patterns.
Prefer Guided Home Cleanse
Get the cleanse feeling when you can’t take time off work
Our Treatment Philosophy
That the body knows how to restore, clean out, and reestablish radiant health. Our work is to create the right circumstances for it to enhance what it already does naturally.
In adapting the beautifully methodical Ayurvedic protocols for the individual on a case-by-case basis
That my purpose in helping you heal is so that you can get clarity about what’s really important to you, and can take action towards your true purpose
In following the healing process all the way to the root cause, not just temporary relief the symptoms that brought you here
In using only natural methods to enhance our body’s capacity to do its incredible cleansing and restoration activities
In helping you translate what your symptoms are trying to tell you, and supporting you to do the self care your body is saying you need to learn to do consistently.
In working alongside medical professionals to help you reduce or naturally dissolve the need for pharmaceutical medications.
That no amount of amazing Ayurvedic information I give is better than support to help you follow through with some key targeted actions. I will help you establish the healthy habits you already know you should do, and add the Ayurveda expertise on top.
In holding a safe container for not just your health improvements, but for deep transformation in your life
In helping you step into your full human potential and joy
That Ayurveda can be used at a higher level than it is typically used in the west
In the body’s “bio-time”. That means making health changes according to how fast biological processes can naturally happen (versus how fast our minds want the change)