House of Sanjevani specializes in offering a unique Ayurvedic detoxification program called Panchakarma which is an ancient traditional detoxification process from India. The purpose of Panchakarma is to rid the body of accumulated toxins (ama) in order to prepare it for rejuvenation and healing (which can only occur once the toxins are removed). Panchakarma includes a series of therapeutic massages and treatments utilizing pure organic sesame or coconut oils and medicinal herbs along with a basti (oil and herbs enema) daily, dietary recommendations with Ayurvedic based food provided, yoga, pranayama, meditation as well as educational classes daily. It is a time to dedicate oneself to quiet relaxation and meditation so the body is able to do its work during the cleansing period. This program is recommended at the change of each season.
Panchakarma includes an Integrative Medicine consultation with Maureen Sutton, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Sunil Pai, MD whose emphasis is in Ayurveda and Panchakarma. A plan of treatment, specifically tailored to your constitution, will be formulated. Only organic oils and organic herbs are used during these treatments which are formulated to various medical conditions. The program is also an “Integrative” Panchakarma program where we also may recommend custom formulated nutritional supplements, homeopathics and other modalities such as energy medicine (Reiki, marma therapy), sound healing and use of specialized medical aromatherapy. It is from our experience that using an Integrative approach leads to the best results than using only one modality alone. The program is delivered in a “spa-like” environment and most importantly we are able to deliver the bastis directly rather than given to you to take home.
Panchakarma may be done in 1/3/5 or 7 days depending upon one’s condition and availability.
“Panchakarma is a new concept to me, I did not know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. It is so much more than just a ‘spa day’. Maureen was very good about answering questions, explaining the different types of treatments and discussing ways to help you return your body to a better state. Next time I will take a notebook so I can write down all the pearls she shares. While the cost of the treatment is more than a typical spa treatment, once you have experienced the difference you will understand why….it is worth it! This is a wonderful way to be good to yourself.” T. Gonzalez