Ayurveda programme in South Kerala dedicated to weight reduction that spans 14 days and provides the basis for a continuous process of body management and stabilising your weight.
For people who suffer from weight management issues: the constant need to diet, the poor self-image, and the health problems associated with obesity, make the need to manage their weight both important and challenging. As all of us know, if you walk into a bookshop there are thousands of books offering advice on good diet.
Ayurveda approaches the problem from a holistic perspective: obesity is not just a function of diet but also related to lifestyle choices and habits. Therefore, managing your weight and achieving the appropriate weight your age and height requires lots of different changes in your life. Ayurveda also recognises diet as being a significant foundation in overall health and wellness; proper diet is called Ahara in ayurveda.
The foundation concept in ayurveda is the tridosha theory which identifies any individual as containing either one or a combination of the three doshas. Any diet proposed needs to take into account your type and how your type responds to different types of inputs.
This weight reduction programme can never be specified before the arrival as so much will depend on the diagnosis by the doctor. The programme we have described below should be understood as typical but not necessarily prescriptive. Your program is almost certainly going to vary from the one we have described and that will depend on that first meeting between yourself and the Doctor.
If you have not encountered Ayurveda before, then you will probably understand it in the same conceptual framework as Western medicine whereby you are seen as not well and the doctor's job is to cure you by introducing external factors such as pharmaceuticals or surgery. The Ayurveda paradigm is very different and emphasises the pathway as one of self healing rather than being healed. To self heal, you are obliged to understand about yourself, your imbalances and the need to address them redress them through a balanced diet rather than a dramatic diet. The system does not propose juice diets or vegetable diets or protein diets: the Ayurveda Dr sees his patient as a complete system and explores how that system is unbalanced.
If you haven't dieted before then you will know how difficult it is and also how emotional process can be. As your body moves from one state to another your mind and your emotions often struggle with the changes. For many people suffering from obesity, food can play an important role in their lives and rethinking that role and that central importance can be traumatic.
The purpose of this program is to help you rebalance to start a process whose outcome is that you are the correct weight. That takes time. You won't get there in 14 days as you well know but during the course of these 14 days you can build the foundation that will lead to the desired outcome. That is what this is all about.
- Day 1: Consultation & Prakrithi Analysis, Abhyangam, Snehapanam & Steam Bath
- Day 2 , 3 , 4 : Abhyangam, Snehapanam, Udwarthanam & Steam bath.
- Day 5, 6, 7 : Abhyangam, Snehapanam , Dhanyamla Dhara & Steam bath.
- Day 8 : Purgation & Abhyangam
- Day 9 , 10, 11: Abhyangam, Udwarthanam & Snehavasthy
- Day 12, 13, 14: Abhyangam, Podi kizhi & body pack.
DURATION OF TREATMENT
All Meals, Special Diet, Doctor's Consultation, Internal Medicines, External Medicines, Airport Transfer, Accommodation, All Taxes, Yoga
Abhyangam is a popular body massage in ayurveda and is effective in conditioning the body.
Udwartanam or Powder massage is a special therapeutic massage in which herbal powders like Udwartanam are used to massage the body against the direction of the hair follicles with more pressure.
Ela Kizhi is a process of massaging the body with a heated cloth bag filled with fried or cooked medicinal leaves like ricinus, calatropis, tarmarind etc.
Pizhichil is a special form of Ayurvedic treatment that combines rich oil massage with a special heat treatment.
This is a tissue-nourishing treatment, using highly nutritious rice called 'Njavara'.