Treatments are provided for a wide range of chronic and lifestyle medical disorders like diabetes, arthritis, stress, migraine, blood pressure, skin diseases, respiratory problems, spondylitis, cholesterol, paralysis. The medicines used are fully natural and harmless to our body. They are highly curative medicines. These treatments in The Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort provide pain relief, enhance optimal health, make sense of your symptoms, and receive an individual treatment plan to meet your unique needs.
Some of the treatments offered at The Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort are as follows:
The whole body is applied with lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage by two to four therapists for about 60 to 90 minutes a day. This massage will be continued for 7 to 21 days. Pizhichil helps the body to build up immunity for a healthy life. It is very useful for rheumatic diseases, arthritis, paralysis, sexual weakness, neurological disorders, blood pressure, and nervous weakness and helps to control the ageing process.
The word "Shiro" means head and the word "dhara" means flow. It is one of the greatest purification and rejuvenating therapy. In this process, specific Herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk, Coconut water etc., are poured on the forehead in a special and rhythmic manner for about 45 minutes in a day for a period of 7 to 21 days. It is good for all ailments particularly for diseases of organs above the neck.
Vasti is a sodhana or purification treatment. It relieves constipation, chronic fever, cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, backache, sciatica, pains in the joints as well as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasms and headaches. Vata is mainly located in the large intestine and bone tissue. Vasti is the treatment where herbal medicines like medicated oils, decoctions, medicated milk or ghee are administered through rectum using an instrument called vasthiyantra for a period 5 to 25 days.
Snehapanam is an oral medication. Medicated ghee is given internally on empty stomach. The quantity of the medicated ghee is increased proportionally for 7 to 14 days. It is used as a first therapy before doing other treatments. It gives more physical power to the sexually and old age weak. It is also used in rheumatism, paralysis, asthma, Skin diseases and other diseases like wasting of the body etc. This is a treatment effective for osteoarthritis, psoriasis, leukaemia etc.
During Sirovasthi long leak-proof cap to retain oil during the treatment is fitted on to the patients head. Lukewarm herbal oil is then poured into the cap and retained for 15 to 60 minutes each day during the therapy period. This may vary from person to person.
Kativasthi is an Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy using hot oil or herbal decoctions. It is a process of retaining warm medicated oil over the lower back bordered with an herbal paste. This treatment is effective in removing any pain, or strain in lower or upper back.
A typical massage with herbal powders for about 30 to 45 minutes daily for a period of 14 to 28 days. In the process of Udvarthanam Treatment, the whole body is gently massaged with medicated powders prepared with various herbs. This treatment helps in reducing fat patches from the body known as cellulites. It helps in toning of the muscles, improving of blood circulation and eases joint pains.
Abhyangam, is massage of the body with special Ayurvedic oilsin special strokes andn gently massaged in to the skin. This massage is deeply relaxing, harmonizes, detoxifies,Strengthens and revitalizes the entire body. Abhyangam is therapy in also improves the immune system.On the other hand It calms and strengthens the nervous system. In this way Abhyangam massage is a defender, guardian and rejuvenator.
Nasyam is meant for purification of the head region. Nasyam is an ayurvedic process of detoxification therapies by the application of Oil, in additional with powdered herbs through the nostrils. The nose is the gateway to the head, sinuses, and the lungs. The body, especially head, neck and chest, will be massaged with oil and fomentation is given. This process continues for 7 to 14 days depending on the patient conditions.
This is a treatment with steam coming from heated milk and mixture of herbs suitable for the deseas of the patient through a tube. This steam is applied over the affected part of the patient's body. Experts take care not to burn the skin. Ksheera Dhoomam is found highly effective in Ardhitham(Facial Palsies), speech disorders, Krichronmeelanam(Ptosis or Leavator Palpebral Muscle Palsy), Various Nervous Disorders etc.
Dhara therapy is done with liquid obtained from cereals and fruits are called Dhanyamladhara. This liquid too is poured in a continuous stream over the patient's body in a rhythmic way through a special vessel for 1 hour daily for 7 to 14 days. It is a remedy for hemiplegia paralysis rheumatic complaints and vata predominant diseases etc.
Urovasti is recommended to treat pains affecting the sternum in the Uras (chest) area.A rectangular reservoir, made of black gram dough, is built up on the heart area. Warm medicated oil or medicated ghee is kept over the chest for 30 minutes to 45 minutes. The oil is recycled periodically to keep it warm.
It is a mode of treatment for the conditions arising out of modern day life style like Lack of memory, lack of willpower, lack of concentration, etc.Medicated, ayurvedic oils and herbal pastes are applied on the top of the head and allowed to remain for 20 minutes. This treatment soothes the ear, nose and throat passages as well as combats mental tension and headaches, insomnia, migraine etc.
This treatment is a proven application for inflammatory conditions. Application of Special herbal powders, boiled with herbal extractions pasted externally on the body where pain is associated with inflammations. Then a massage is given and a hot water bath. This treatment is very effective for obesity and muscular pain. Improves the flexibility of the body. This is useful for various types of inflammatory conditions, arthritis, gout, skin diseases and eczema.
Obesity, can cause serious health problems and even affect the daily life of an individual. Ayurveda's special slimming programme can considerably reduce excess fat and make the body fit and healthy. Ayurveda herbal paste is massaged vigorously onto the skin for about 40 minutes in upward direction. This is good for exfoliating dry skin, strengthening the tissues and removing dead cells, cellulites and excess fat from the body.
Karnapooranam is a therapy for treating ailments related to the ear. In this procedure of treatment medicated fumes are introduced into the ear. The treatment begins with an ear and partial head massage. This is then retained there for 5 to 10 minutes. It helps to clean, heal and prevent diseases which happen to the ear.
The application of a mask made up of herbal powders and fruits over the face, followed by a gentle massage made of saffron cream. This treatment gives a glowing appearance to the face. If repeated for a longer duration, the treatment is effective against dark circles, wrinkles, blemishes and scars.This treatment is also good for the eyes.
Herbal leaves and herbs are boiled and the steam is passed over the whole body for 10 to 20 minutes deeper into the layers of the skin, and remove toxins through sweating.This therapy helps in making the skin healthy, Relieves you of general body aches, Improves blood circulation, Helps in reducing weight, Drains toxins from deep tissues.
The whole body is applied with lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage by two to four therapists for about 60 to 90 minutes a day. This massage will be continued for 7 to 21 days. Pizhichil helps the body to build up immunity for a healthy life. It is very useful for rheumatic diseases, arthritis, paralysis, sexual weakness, neurological disorders, blood pressure, and nervous weakness and helps to control the ageing process. Makes the body supple and removes stiffness, Calms the mind and reduces the stress, Promotes sound sleep, Boosts immune system and slows the ageing process, nourishes the nervous system.
Yoni Prakshalanam is a method of Ayurveda cleaning of vaginal area with medicated oils. Yoni means female sex organ and Prakshalanam means washing or bathing. This is a treatment is the applying of herbal oils and herbal medicine through the vaginal route. This is a treatment used for curing certain gynaecological problems. It is also a purification process for genital organs. Treatment is found effective for Vaginitis, leucorrhoea, vaginal dryness, pain, prolapse, and avoids fungal or yeast infections etc.
Special herbal leaves or herbal powders are packed into small bags and then dipped in hot medicated oil and applied to the body. The ingredients ooze through the bag and penetrate deep into the body to result in an intensive heating and healing treatment. This heating therapy is given to release many problems, including arthritis, arthritis with inflammation, spondylitis, and muscle pains, injuries sustained during sports or accidents, sciatica. It eases pain, reduces swelling, nourishes the body and improves blood circulation. This therapy is followed 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 14 days.
Marma are certain vital areas of our body where flesh, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet up. In a human body there are 107 marma points. Massaging the points of marma helps in the smooth functioning of the connected organ. Each of these points has their own conscience and intelligence. Marma massage is done for approximately 60 to 90 minutes of duration by experts only followed by steam bath or warm shower. It helps to attain the equilibrium of Vatha, Pitha and Kapha.
This treatment improves the eyesight and brain related functions to accelerate the optimum use of the brain. It includes treatments for Long sight, Short sight, treatments for preventing degenerative diseases of the eyes with special eye boosting exercises. This is a treatment for memory empowering and Degenerative Learning Disorders. Tharpanam is found to be a genuine therapy against Sinusitis. This process helps clean the eyes, giving them a cooling effect, prevents eye diseases and strengthens the optic nerves.
Various medicinal herbs selected according to Dosha predominance is made into a paste and applied to the scalp for 30 to 40 minutes.This treatement is good for insomnia, premature greying and other problems related to the hair and other scalp.
Respiratory diseases Like bronchial asthma, prolonged cough, allergic rhinitis, sinustic etc.can be effectively treated in Ayurveda.This programme includes body massage, urovasthi, pizhichil, podikizhi, snehavashty, kashaya vasthy, nasyam and internal ayurvedic medicines
Unlike the modern medicine, Ayurveda ha very effective cures for Rheumatic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteo arthritis, ankylosing spondylosis, cervical spondylosis, osteo porosis etc.This programme includes massage, lepanam, oil application on affected parts, kizhi, steam bath,snehavasthy,kashaya vasthi, pzhichil, njavarakizhi, snehapanam and internal medicines.
Ayurveda, the knowledge of life is not only related with the body but with the mind and soul also.This particular treatment programme is very much helpful for conditions like insomnia(lack of sleep),anxiety and it improves immunity and self confidences.This treatment programme include body massage,sirovasthy,ksheera dhara,thaila dhara,thalam,thalapothichil and internal ayurvedic medicines, yoga nad meditation
Ayurveda forms every effective treatment for all type of psoriasis and various other skin diseases.This special Ayurvedic treatment programme last for 21 to 28 days.This programme includes special lepanam, abhyangam, snehapanam, pizhichil, medicated steam bath, sirovasthi, exclusively prepared internal medical herbal medicines, along with Yoga and Meditation.Because,Ayurveda emphasises that most diseases are psychosomatic