What is Pancha Karma?

Pancha Karma is a Sanskrit word that means “five actions” or “five treatments”. Recommended as a retreat whenever possible, Pancha Karma purifies the tissues at a very deep level. It involves daily massages and oil baths, herbal enemas and nasal and colonic administrations. It is a very individualized and pleasurable experience. Pancha Karma promises the ultimate in mind-body healing–detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system, and restoring balance and well-being.  Ayurveda recommends Pancha Karma as a seasonal treatment for maintaining mental and physical hygiene and balance. It is recommended on a seasonal basis, as well as when an individual feels out of balance or is experiencing illness.

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