Anandam Ayurveda Treatment in Kerala

Anandam Ayurveda

At Travancore Heritage Trivandrum

Anandam Ayurveda at Travancore Heritage, Trivandrum

Anandam, the word in Sanskrit –one of the oldest languages in the world, means a combination of euphoria and extreme bliss. Anandabhairavi, a music raga has the ability to cure illness. Anandam Ayurveda as a brand name is most appropriated for the Ayurveda centre at the Travancore Heritage in Trivandrum, Kerala.

Anandam, our Ayurveda centre adheres to the very same principles practiced in the most traditional way in Ayurveda. And it’s quite amazing that the 5000-year-old science is finding solutions to modern man’s problems.

Part of therapy involves actual treatment, while the other consists of lifestyle changes. According to ayurveda principle, the human being has three dimensions – the body, mind and soul. These three dimensions are set in an individualized pattern based on the predominant dosha (Prakriti). An imbalance in any one of these dimensions leads to ill being (Vikruti).

It is only after a detailed consultation that the physician determines the cause of this imbalance, using ancient techniques of observation (darshana), touching/ feeling (sparsana) and interrogation (prasna). After the consultation, the patient is given a detailed description of what might have to undergo over the next few days/ weeks.

Ayurvedic Treatment

Ayurvedic massage treatments
A massage does magic. It treats the body as a whole – both mentally and physically, making the body more flexible. The circulation of blood is increased and metabolic waste is disposed, which in turn relieves the human body of anxiety, depression fatigue, circulatory disorders, rheumatic and arthritic complaints, backaches, sprains, and injuries.
The process – the patient lies down on a table carved out of a special medicated wood. The masseur follows principles from the ancient Ayurveda and massage allows the body motion

Duration – massages can be done for a single session or for a continuous period of time ranging from 7 to 21 days, as needed by the patient and prescribed by the doctor. Each session is generally 50 minutes and varies according to each treatment in consultation with the ayurvedic physician

Benefits – increases the longevity of life. Retards aging. Overcomes fatigue. Sound sleep. Good physical appearance. Add self-confidence. Revitalize the nervous system. Nourishes the body.

Pizhichil

In this treatment lukewarm medicated oil would be poured over the person’s body in a special rhythmic manner (masseur soaks the linen in oil and squeezes it over the clients body.) by two masseurs for 45 -60 minutes. Pizhichil is also prescribed for healthy persons as a rejuvenate and preventive treatment. Indication: Spondylitis, Arthritis, Hemiplegia, Nervous disorders, Sexual weakness.

Njavarakizhi

In this massage boiled Njavara rice (Boiled in Cow milk and decoction of sida chordifolia) would be held inside a small linen cloth bundle and it would be soaked inside the above said combination and massaged over the body by two Masseurs.
(Done in seven positions). Indications: Emaciation of limbs, Rheumatism and joint pains.

Abhyangam

Abhyangam is a full body massage using medicated oils prepared according to the ancient ayurvedic texts. In this process, massaging has its own importance but it’s the action of medicated oils which are of the therapeutic value that does the job. In this treatment, various tissues in the body are properly pleated and lubricated making the skin sensitive, soft, and shining and thereby preventing excessive wear and tear of the body tissues.

Shirodhara

Shirodhara In this process lukewarm herbal oil (Ksheerabala oil) is poured in a special rhythmic style on to the forehead from a perforated earthen pot suspended above for 30 minutes.(15 minutes massage,30 minutes shirodhara).This treatment is done mainly for Insomnia, mental stress, nourishes and rejuvenates the nerves, increases blood circulation of the head and brain. It bestows better vision, better hearing, clears nasal problems and makes one cool and relaxed.

Podikizhi

In this massage, medicated powder (kolakulathadi choornam) would be held inside a small linen cloth bundle and it would be soaked in warm medicated oil and massaged by two masseurs in a rhythmic motion. Indication: Spondilosis, Osteoarthritis, oedema, Hemiplegia.

Ela Kizhi (Pathra Potala Swedam)

In this massage certain herbal leaves would be held inside a small linen bundle and it would be soaked inside warm oil and massaged over the body by two masseur. Indication : Rheumatoid arthritis, Stiff joints, Low back ache, Generalised body pain, Spondilitis, osteoarthritis.

Muthira Kizhi (Kulatha Swedam)

In this massage horse gram is powdered, held inside a small linen bundle, it would be made warm and massaged over the body by two masseurs. Indication : Rheumatism, joint pain, inflammation of joints, stiff joints, Any type of pain.

Ksheera Dhara

Medicated milk would be poured over the body or head (Any herb which has cooling action as vetever would be boiled with the milk. Herbs used are according to the ailment.)
Indication : Insomnia, mental tension, Head aches of Vata, pitta, predominance, rejuvenative, nourishes the skin.

Udvarthanam (Powder Massage)
This is a special type of Ayurvedic massage done with a special herbal powder (kolakulathadi choornam, Vara choornam) in a rhythmic motion (Upward motion) by one or two masseurs. This massage is included in our slimming programme. Indication: Obesity. (Removal of excess fat.)
Kativasthi
Specially prepared warm medicated oil is poured over the lower back and retained inside a herbal paste boundary for 30 minutes.
Indication: Back pain and Spinal disorders.
Urovasthi
Like kativasthi specially prepared medicated oil (oil used is according to the ailment) is poured over the chest and retained inside a herbal paste boundary for 45 minutes. Indication : It is good for Asthma, heart disease and muscular chest pain. Gives strength to the thoracic part.
Shirovasthi
Luke warm herbal oil (Ksheerabala oil) is poured into a cap fitted on the head for 15 – 60 minutes per day according to the patients condition for a period of seven days Indication : Facial paralysis, Insomnia, Migraine, good for the scalp and for the head, cools the head.
Nasyam (nasal infusion)
Medicated oil, herbal extracts, (Anu thailam, Cephagraine nasal drops) would be instilled into the nostrils after Oleation and fomentation of face, throat and thoracic part. Indication: Sinusitis, Headaches, Facial paralysis.

Head massage
In this the masseurs gives special massage to the head and scalp .
Indication : Head ache, Stress, Good for hair growth and increases blood circulation.
Herbal Facial
After massaging the face with oil (Special massage oil), certain herbal preparation and creams are applied over the face. Indication : Gives color and tones up the skin.
Thalam
Herbal powder made into a paste by mixing with medicated oils are applied on the scalp for a fixed time.
Indication : Head ache, Myofascitis, Sleeplessness.
Thala pothichil
Herbs according to the ailment is made into a paste and pasted over the head in half inch thickness.
Indication : Mental retardation, psychic disorders, migraine, sleeplessness.
Chavutti Thirummu ( Massage with foot)
This is a special art of massage in which the masseurs does the massage with his one foot by holding on to a string. (Dhanwantharam oil). Indication : Obesity, certain types of injuries, back ache, Inter vertebral disc prolapse.

Pichu
Pieces of cloth soaked in medicated oil (Dhanwantharam, Kottamchukkadi, Karpooradi, Murivenna.) would be put on joints or other areas according to the physicians advice.
Indication : Body pain, joint pain, arthritis, Old age disorders Spondilosis. (Gives lubrication to the joints. Good to be put over the vertebrae and joints)
Snehapanam (internal oleation therapy)
Ghee preparations are internally administered for certain types of disorders and also for clearing the bodily channels as a preparatory measure in Panchakarma.
Gandoosham / Kabalam
Medicated oil, decoctions, juice of plants are taken into the mouth, kept for some time and then spit. Indication : Strengthens the teeth, Mouth disorders.
Netra Tharpana
In this treatment medicated oil, ghee or other medicines are poured into the eye and retained inside a herbal paste boundary.
Indication : Good treatment for all types of eye disorders.
Netra Sekam
A special decoction with several herbs (Thriphala choornam) are made and with it the eyes are washed. ( It should be sieved and used) Indication : Gives good vision, protects the eyes from cataract and other eye disorders.
Karnapoorana
Medicated oil is instilled into the ear. Indication : Pain in the ear, wax, infection of the ear.

Relaxation and Treatment Programmes

Relaxation Programme (3, 5, 7 Nights)
The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (General body massage and steam bath), Shirodhara (Dripping oil over the forehead), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Chavutti thirummu (Foot massage), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Padabhyangam (Massage Of the feet), Head Neck and Shoulder Massage, Herbal Facial.

Stress Relieving Programme (7 Nights)
The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (General body massage and steam bath), Shirodhara (Dripping oil over the forehead), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Elakizhi (Leaf Bolus Massage), Chavutti thirummu (Foot massage), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Thalam ( application of herbal paste over bregma area), Nethra Sekam (Treatment for eyes), Herbal Facial.

Rejuvanation Programme (14, 21, 28, 35 Nights)
The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (General body massage and steam bath), Shirodhara (Dripping oil over the forehead), Pizhichil (Oil Bath), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Elakizhi, (Leaf bolus massage), Chavutti thirummu (Foot massage), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Kateevasthi (Treatment for the back), Pichu (Localized joint treatment), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Medicated Purgation), Vasthi (Enema), Karnadhoopanam (Fumigation of the ears), Kabalam (Mouth wash).

Panchakarma Package with Rejuvenation and Daily Regimens (14, 21, 28, 35 Nights)
The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (General body massage and steam bath), Shirodhara (Dripping oil over the forehead), Pizhichil (Oil Bath), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Elakizhi, (Leaf bolus massage), Narangakizhy (Lemon bolus massage), Udwarthanam (Powder Massage), Chavutti thirummu (Foot Massage), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Kateevasthi (Treatment for the back), Pichu (Localized joint treatment), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Medicated Purgation), Vasthi (Enema), Netrasekam (Eye treatment), Anjanam (Eye treatment), Nethra Tharpanam (Eye treatment), Karnadhoopanam (Fumigation of the ears), Kabalam (Mouth wash), Thalam, Herbal Facial.
Panchendriya Shodhana (14 Nights)
The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (General body massage and steam bath), Shirodhara (Dripping of oil over the forehead), Udwarthanam (Powder Massage), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Medicated Purgation), Vasthi (Enema), Netrasekam (Eye treatment), Anjanam (Eye treatment), Nethra Tharpanam (Eye treatment), Karnadhoopanam (Fumigation of the ears), Kabalam (Mouth wash), Herbal Facial.Rheumatic Arthritis (14, 21 Nights)
The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga Swedana, (General body massage and steam bath), Shirodhara (Dripping oil over the forehead), Pizhichil (Oil Bath), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Elakizhi (Leaf bolus massage), Kashaya Dhara (Decoction Bath), Avagahana (Hip Bath), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Kateevasthi (Treatment for the back), Pichu (Localized joint treatment), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Medicated Purgation), Vasthi (Enema), Pichu (Localized joint treatment), Lepam (Medicated paste to be applied).

Psoriasis Treatment (14, 21 Nights)
The treatments included in this package are Abhyangam (General body massage), Thakradhara (Anointation of buttermilk), Snehapanam (Ghee administration), Vamanam (Intended Vomiting), Kashayadhara (Decoction Bath), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Purgation), Vasthi (Enema).
The treatments would be selected from the above package and fixed by the physician after consultation, according to the body constitution. The treatment session would be for more than two hours every day.

Spine and Neck Care Programme (7, 14 Nights)
The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (General body massage and steam bath), Pizhichil (Oil Bath), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Elakizhi, (Leaf bolus massage), Chavutti thirummu (Foot massage), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Kateevasthi (Treatment for the back), Pichu (Localized joint treatment), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Medicated Purgation), Vasthi (Enema), Lepam (Medicated paste to be applied).

Beauty Care Programme (3, 5, 7, 14 Nights)
The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (General body massage and steam bath), Shirodhara (Dripping of oil over the forehead), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Netrasekam (Eye treatment), Anjanam (Eye treatment), Kabalam (Mouth wash), Thalam, Face massages, Face Packs and Herbal Facial.

Rejuvenation Programme for old age disorders (14, 21, 28 Nights)
The treatments included in this package are Abhyangam, (General body massage), Shirodhara (Dripping of oil over the forehead), Pizhichil (Oil Bath), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Elakizhi, (Leaf bolus massage), Narangakizhy (Lemon bolus massage), Udwarthanam (Powder Massage), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Kateevasthi (Treatment for the back), Pichu (Localized joint treatment), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Medicated Purgation), Vasthi (Enema), Netrasekam (Eye treatment), Nethra Tharpanam (Eye treatment), Karnadhoopanam (Fumigation of the ears), Kabalam (Mouth wash), Lepam (Medicated paste to be applied) Thalam ( application of herbal paste over bregma area), Herbal Facial.

Slimming Programme (14, 21 Nights)
The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (General body massage and steam bath), Udwarthanam (Powder Massage), Muthirakizhy (Horse gram bolus massage) Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Chavutti thirummu (Foot massage), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Medicated Purgation), Vasthi (Enema).

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