Panchakarma FAQs

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.

For a more detailed explanation of Panchakarma 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 Abhyanga (Ayurvedic warm oil massage) with integrated Marma Chikitsa (Energy Point Therapy with attars and essential oils) by two therapists in synchronicity*;• 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 Contract program;
• a $945 deposit per person for a 7-Day Panchakarma Contract 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).
If you are coming with someone else who is also doing PK, each person needs to fill out a separate Panchakarma Contract.

Download a Panchakarma Contract below:

Download your Panchakarma Contract as a pdf5-Day Panchakarma Contract
Download your Panchakarma Contract as a pdf7-Day Panchakarma Contract

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 kitchenette to heat up the food we provide for you. >View Accomodations

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.