Whilst you will be required to follow these steps below during your treatment, it is also crucial that you ensure that the mind-body connection is present – this is very important to living a healthy life.
If ones’ mind is not at rest or in a calm place we tend to be more irritable and therefore get upset quickly.
When you get upset or angry, your body temperature increases while it decreases when you are sad.
With these changes in temperature happening sometimes many times throughout the day, the body undergoes a constant physical alteration. Therefore, it is important that we know how to handle our mind and thoughtfulness since it has a major adverse impact on your body.
Pranayama Yoga and meditation can teach you how to handle your mind better. These techniques help you gain control over your energy levels and in turn, help you to deal with your mental and emotional levels. Find a meditation here to start calming your mind.
Three factors contribute to healthy living with Rasayana.
Diagnosis is the first step. As with all our other treatments, it is necessary that we determine your Doshas (or body constitution). This enables us to give an immediate diagnosis and accordingly arrive at a course of treatment. No treatments can commence without this information.
You can start your treatment – which will be based on the results from the outcome of your Dosha test. We begin by preparing the body for the removal of toxins via two methods namely Snehan (oil therapy) – where the body is cleared internally and externally and
Swedanam where the body undergoes therapeutic sweating. This is an herbal steaming therapy followed by a massage. Swedanam is a process of perspiration and induces sweat from the body. This method detoxifies the body by removing toxins from the body. It helps to reduce excess body fat and relieves body stiffness.
Snehanam – is the next step (internal oil) – The body is made oily internally through drinking of medicated ghee (clarified butter). This helps to loosen and move the toxins towards the gastrointestinal tract. Medicated ghee consumed over 3-7 days with increasing dosage according to your personalised prescription used with a restricted diet is called Achapanam.
The intake of medicated ghee with the normal diet is called Vicharana. We recommend that Achapanam is mostly followed.
The body is then massaged with medicated oil to make it oily externally. This treatment also aids in the removal of toxins.
The Cleansing and Elimination stage – Shodana-anti – Shodanam means elimination. In Rasayana, the shodanam involves a remedial system to cure chronic diseases and long-term ailments through the cleansing of the body. Through Shodana the toxic deposits are removed.
You may also be prescribed Therapeutic massaging during the process. This is carried out with warm pouches containing different herbs and medicinal leaves. This helps reduce inflammation in the body and to strengthen muscles.
The therapeutic treatments are supported by special internal herbal medicines.
Rejuvenation stage. This is the third and final stage of the Rasayana. Moderate, remedial and rejuvenating treatments are given to the patient to maintain the beneficial effects of the whole cleansing procedure. The right diet and lifestyle are also prescribed by the physician in order to maintain the benefits of the treatment.