General Information and FAQ About Panchakarma
Panchakarma is a specialized Ayurvedic procedure that requires proper guidance and supervision. It is done on a case-by-case basis with your unique individual constitution and state of health in mind. It requires close observation throughout the treatment, as well as appropriate preparation, supportive therapies, and specific therapeutic guidelines before, during, and after detoxification.
Everyone responds differently to Panchakarma and Panchakarma can be different each time, even if you have done it before, and this is also why it requires close supervision.
We have gathered general answers to Frequently Asked Questions about receiving Panchakarma at Blue Lotus Ayurveda, as well as the steps you need to follow to schedule a program. Don't hesitate to contact us if you still have any questions after reading this Panchakarma Info and FAQ page.
For a more detailed explanation of Panchakarma and Panchakarma therapies, read Panchakarma, Cleansing and Rejuvenation Therapy.
What Is Included in My Panchakarma Program?
Full Panchakarma Treatments include a pre Panchakarma consultation, daily therapies, medicated oils (used during therapies), food, and close supervision throughout your program. A special diet is followed during Panchakarma, so all meals are prepared for you everyday. In general, you'll eat after therapies and when you are hungry, so we make sure that you have food ready when you need it.
What Therapies Are Done During My Panchakarma?
Along with Panchakarma detoxification therapies, done as needed throughout the program, your Panchakarma Program includes:
• Daily Bashpa Swedana (full herbal steam);
• Daily Shirodhara (Bliss Therapy for mental rejuvenation);
• Daily Udvartana (herbal scrub/dusting) or Lepa (herbal paste), followed by a warm shower (a localized Churna Swedana, or herbal bolus therapy may be added to your treatment, if needed);
• Daily freshly prepared meals.
Your daily program takes about 3 hours.
What Is Not Included in My Panchakarma Fee?
Herbs before and after Panchakarma are not included. Optional adjunct Ayurvedic therapies (such as Netra Basti, Hrud Basti, Nadi Swedana, etc.) are not included in your fee, but can be added to enhance your program, as per your request and specific needs. You can also add private yoga and other services during your Panchakarma to get an enhanced experience, but all these require extra time and therefore are charged extra and need to be scheduled ahead of time.
How Do I Schedule My Panchakarma Treatment?
To schedule a Panchakarma Treatment you need to follow these steps:
1. Call us to check if your preferred dates are available and reserve your spot (828-713-4266);
2. Once you have confirmation that your dates are available, fill out a Contract and mail it along with:
• a $667 deposit per person for a 5-day Panchakarma program;
You may add additional days (at $450/day) to your Panchakarma, up to a 10-day Program, if we have confirmed that we have the availability for your desired dates.
3. Contact us to confirm that you have sent your Contract and deposit. Otherwise, your spot may be taken by someone else if we don't hear back from you and are not sure whether you are still on board or not.
We cannot guarantee your scheduled dates until we receive your contract(s) and deposit(s).
Download a Panchakarma Contract below:
What Type of Accommodations Do You Offer?
We have made arrangements for you to have a clean, quiet, and comfortable room with access to a kitchen at different places, only 10 minutes away from our clinic. Contact us to inquire about this option. We also recommend a few good hotels/inns for you to stay at during your Program that offer a kitchennette to heat up the food we provide for you. For more information, click on the link below:
Do You Provide Shorter or Longer Panchakarma Programs?
We consider that 5 days of Panchakarma is the minimum for deep detoxification and rejuvenation, especially if doing pre-oleation, because your system may become congested with toxins. However, you may add days to your Program up to a 10-day Panchakarma. We are always open to discuss your individual options.
We have a Panchakarma Day Sampler and Ayurvedic Weekend Getaways, as well as other Ayurvedic Day Spa packages if you are not able to do a full Panchakarma Program at this time but would like to get a taste of what it is like, and to experience our excellent client-focused care.