The Ayurveda medicine system consists of around thirty different Ayurveda programmes, ranging from 2-3 days to 4-6 weeks. A two to three weeks programme is considered the minimum to achieve real and lasting results.
During this time period, you will visit the Ayurveda treatment room once or twice a day for the various therapies, in one or two sessions ranging from 1 to 2 hours each. The session usually begins with a massage, and ends with special Ayurveda medications. Procedures and therapies vary depending upon the treatment. These procedures are of a great variety; examples include dousing the entire body with warm milk, a foot massage, steam bath, eye drops, a special oil enema and laxatives. Some procedures, such as a full body massage, are performed by two therapists simultaneously. Procedures for men are done by male therapists, procedures for women by female therapists.
All procedures are carried out under the supervision of the attending Ayurveda physician. It is the important to explain all health issues and medical history in your first consultation with the physician. The physician will determine the entire treatment regimen and sequence of procedures, with a specific start time for the daily sessions. You will also be given certain herbal medicines, to be taken daily with a special Ayurveda diet. Your food will be a means of therapy while taking Ayurveda treatments. It is used to correct the imbalance of the doshas in your body, and helps to eliminate toxins.
Restrictions are an integral part of your treatment, and these restrictions are required for your entire stay: no alcohol consumption, smoking, drugs or meat-eating; limited sunbathing, swimming, and physical activity; and no or minimal use of electronic items like laptops, mobile phones, TVs etc. However, you will have time to relax for yoga, meditation and sightseeing. If you have never tried or practiced yoga, then you may be pleased by the chance to learn Pranayama (proper breathing), as well as yoga asanas, which you can practice regularly in the future for a long, healthy, and balanced life.
Before leaving the Ayurveda resort,the Ayurveda doctor will give some recommendations in the final consultation; these will be regarding your diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda medicines in the future. Please be advised that for ongoing good health, you should repeat such procedures on a regular basis.