Ayurveda Treatments and panchakarma available by Stree at The Ayali in Rishikesh

All treatments are prescribed by the Ayurveda Doctor according to the patient’s health status. All oils and medicines used in the treatments are uniquely prescribed for each individual. There are some treatments which require supervision on monitoring and these
will only be offered to those staying within our facility. To book your treatment please contact us.

Abhyanga

Abhyanga is the annointing of herbal oil on the head and body. Recommended as a daily Practice in Ayurveda, Abhyanga is performed with specialized strokes in the direction of the flow of Prana (the life force). Abhyanga can be done by oneself on oneself be given by an Ayurveda therapist/s. At Ayurveda Bhavan, Abhyanga is administered by two therapists who work together with synchronised strokes on the patient’s body. The herbal oil is prescribed by the Ayurveda Doctor according to the patient’s health status.

Benefits

Mitigates tiredness and fatigue, reduces obesity, detoxifies the circulatory channels, promotes rest, relaxation and mental happiness, improves sleep patterns, enhances colour and complexion, improves the quality of the skin
and hair, retards the ageing process, enhances longevity, promotes strength and vigour, strengthens vision and cures diseases of the scalp.

Treatment Duration 45 minutes

Karna Purana

Drops of lukewarm herbal oil are put into the ears,

Benefits

Helps to relieve diseases of the ears, as well as stiffness and pain of the neck and jaw. It also prevents diseases of the ears such as deafness, earache and tinnitus.

Treatment Duration: 10 minutes

Padabhyanga

The feet are anointed with herbal oil using highly specialised strokes.

Benefits

Gives strength to the feet, ensures good sleep, improves eyesight, relieves loss of sensation and tiredness, mitigates against loss of movement and cracking of the soles.

Treatment Duration: 30 minutes

Sirobhyanga

Application of herbal oil on the head (The head is anointed with herbal oil using highly specialised strokes

Benefits

Gives strength to the head and brain, ensures good sleep and good eyesight, relieves tiredness and fatigue and improves the memory.

Treatment Duration: 30 minutes

Udvartana

A special massage wherein a herbal paste like scrub is applied all over the body using special strokes.

Benefits

Improves metabolism and circulation, reduces fat and dead skin cells, imparts softness and  radiance to the skin, brings about freshness and
vitality. Also used in the treatment of skin diseases and obesity.

Treatment Duration: 45 minutes

Mukhalepa

This treatment is also known as an ‘Ayurveda Facial’. The face and neck are cleaned and nourished using a combination of herbal waters, pastes and oils.

Benefits

Enhances the steadiness of the eyes, brings fullness, radiance and lustre to the face and helps remove hyper-pigmentation and pimples. It is stated in the Ayurveda texts that the face will resemble a lotus flower in colour and beauty after mukhalepa.

Treatment Duration: 45 minutes

Nasya

A specified number of oil or herbal decoction drops are instilled into the nostrils. The face, hands and feet are gently rubbed after nasya to enable full penetration of the oil into the nostrils and maintain body heat. Nasya can be administered daily with 2-3 drops of oil in each nostril (daily nasya) for well-being or therapeutically in larger doses for the treatment of disease.

Benefits

Regular practice of nasya produces a good smelling mouth, sweet and pleasant voice, alert sense organs and a body free from wrinkles and grey hairs. Nasya is a powerful detoxification and rejuvenation treatment for the brain, nervous system and mind as the nose is considered to be the gateway to the brain. Nasya is a highly effective treatment for headaches, paralysis, mental disorders and some types of skin disease.

Treatment Duration: 15 minutes upwards

Netra Tarpana ( Residential guests only)

Herbal Ghee is poured on the eyes into a little pitch (dam) constructed with lentil flour around the eyes.It is beneficial for weal eyesight, dryness of the eyes, conjuntivitis and other eye diseases.

Treatment Duration: 5 minutes upwards

Shirodhara ( Residential guests only )

Shira means head and dhara means the continuous flow of liquid. In this process herbal oils, decoctions or milks are poured onto the forehead in a rhythmic fashion.

Benefits

This treatment is beneficial for psycho emotional well-being. It is indicated in the treatment of insomnia, loss of memory, headaches. mental tension and some skin diseases. It balances the mind, improves strength and memory, removes fatigue whilst enhancing vitality Sirodhara also helps in eye nose throat and ear disorders, prevents premature greying and helps with headache and migraine. It has a strong impact on the nervous system thereby calming the mind and the sense organs.

Treatment Duration: 30 minutes upwards

Shiro Basti ( Residential guests only )

Lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head. The oil is held on the head for the prescribed duration.

Benefits

Shiro Basti is indicated for poor vision, facial paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches and other diseases of the head. It is known to be the most powerful of all head treatments.

Treatment Duration: 15 minutes upwards

Shiro Pichu (Residential guests only)

A cotton cloth is folded and dipped in herbal oil and put on the crown of the head. From time to time more oil is dripped onto the cloth.

Benefits

Similar benefits to other head treatments

Treatment Duration: 15 minutes upwards

Svedana

This treatment is usually performed after the body has been anointed with oil by abhyanga. The patient sits in a wooden steam box which covers the body but not the head. The body is exposed to a continuous flow of herbal steam.

Benefits

The heat liquifies the stuck toxins and helps the body release them through the body pores. Svedana alleviates stiffness, heaviness and coldness of the body.

Treatment Duration: 10 minutes upwards

Patra Potli/Pinda sveda

A type of steam therapy in which herbal leaves and herbal powers are used to administer steam to the prescribed areas of the body. Leaves of herbs are made into boluses and pounded and managed on the whole or part of the body after dipping in warm herbal oil.

Benefits

This treatment is Indicated for osteoarthritis, spondylosis, sports injuries. It brings relief from joint pain and stiffness, inflammation and traumatic pain and swelling.

Treatment Duration: 45 minutes

Navara Kizzhi ( Residential guests only)

A type of steam treatment with rice boluses. A special variety of rice is cooked with milk and a herbal decoction until it becomes a pudding like
consistency. This mixture is then wrapped into boluses. The boluses are heated and pounded on the body.

Benefits

Indicated in muscular dystrophy, paralysis, joint pain, head diseases, and arthritis. Navara kizzhi removes sluggishness, gives energy, improves circulation and clears blockages.

Treatment Duration: 45 minutes

Hrid Tarpan

A pitch (round dam) is constructed around the heart/chest area and warm herbal oil is poured onto this area.

Benefits

Indicated for muscular chest pain and for strengthening the heart.

Treatment Duration: 30-40 minutes

Kati Vasti

A pitch (round dam) is constructed around the lower back area and a warm herbal oil is poured onto this area.

Benefits

Indicated in slipped disc, degenerated lumbar disc and lower back pain

Treatment Duration: 30-40 minutes

Greeva Tarpan

First a pitch (a round dam) is constructed around the area on the back of the neck area and a warm herbal oil is poured in.

Benefits

Indicated for cervical spondylitis and chronic neck pain.

Treatment Duration: 30-40 minutes

Udar Tarpan

First a pitch (a round dam) is constructed around the abdomen area and a warm herbal oil is poured in.

Benefits

indicated in abdominal pain and constipation

Treatment Duration: 30-40 minutes

Jaanu Tarpan

First a pitch ( a round dam) is constructed around the knee area and a warm herbal oil is poured in.

Benefits

Indicated in knee pain, arthritis in the knee and thigh muscular pain.

Treatment Duration: 30-40 minutes

Basti ( Residential guests only)

Basti is an enema treatment. During this treatment herbal oil, ghee or decoction is administered into the colon through the anal orifice.

Benefits

Indicated in conditions including arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, numbness, gastric complaints, rheumatism, nervous disorders, backache, headache and chronic constipation. Basti slows down the ageing process, prevents disease, increases strength and lifespan, improves brain functioning and gives a pleasant voice and good complexion. It enhances happiness and strength and improves complexion.