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Pancha Karma Detox Retreat

Enjoy Perfect Health

Ayurveda, the ancient knowledge, still so relevant for modern times, emphasises periodic cleansing, generally at every change of season, as a way to restore balance to mind and body. Although the body has an effective system for filtration of impurities, toxins can sometimes build up too rapidly for the body to cope with. Also, after the age of forty, the body's ability to purify itself becomes weaker.

How you detoxify is very important. Harsh cleansing can aggravate the body and cause problems; Ayurvedic detoxification is gentle and balanced. Luxurious treatments are administered in a logical sequence. They are designed to flush out toxins from the body and nourish and balance the system, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and renewed.

These treatments have no side-effects. Retreat is designed for generally healthy individuals as a preventative therapy or as a cure for disease.

How does it work?

The body is oleated both internally and externally with warm oils or ghee, the oil penetrates into all tissues of the body and loosens the accumulated toxins from a cellular level. The loosened toxins pass into the gastro-intestinal tract and are eliminated from the body either upwards or downwards. Heating the body speeds up this process.


The treatments will take half-days to give you enough time for rest; this will increase the benefit. You will receive two-and-a-half hours of treatment per day. Treatment time may include any of the following:

  • Ayurvedic Massage is a truly nurturing experience. You will be able to prevent stress and disease or alleviate existing imbalances through keeping your physical, emotional and mental aspect balanced. Although our massages are for well-being only, our clients often report lasting therapeutic effects. You will receive luxurious treatments such as Shirodhara (warm oil flowing on the forehead), Pichauli (massage with lots of warm oil), Abhyanga (full body oil massage), Abhyanga (different parts of the body), Padabhyanga with bowl (ayurvedic foot massage) and many others.

    Deeply relaxing in its nature, Ayurvedic Massage helps the body to efficiently circulate nutrients, eliminate toxins, cleanse and rejuvenate the body. It creates a connection between body, mind and spirit and can unlock the gates to the inner world of a joyful life. Massage was traditionally not considered a luxury but a necessary part of daily routine to stay well and grow old while enjoying good health.

  • Yoga/Pranayama/Meditation/Relaxation: Use of dynamic movements, breath, mantras and meditation. It is the art of awareness and the science of strength. Amazingly healing for mental, emotional and psychological issues.

  • Diet and Lifestyle counselling to address your imbalances. Self-care - we will help you with ongoing support to sustain your diet and lifestyle changes to extend the effect of the retreat into your everyday life. This may include informal cooking instruction.

Allow deeply relaxing days, enjoy the gentle, loving touch and warm oils and the Ayurvedic meals as an integral part of your Pancha Karma Detox Retreat and with profound effect on your body, mind and emotions.

How will I benefit from the Pancha Karma Detox Retreat?

You will feel more in harmony with yourself and your environment, experience contentment, feel more present and positive, and have more patience, love, respect and appreciation for yourself and others. Physically, the systems of the body feel stronger and more stable, especially your digestive system. Natural sleep patterns are restored and deep-seated tiredness is released, making space for a new zest for life. This is a really good investment in yourself.

The Retreat can give you relief from:

Anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, stress, depression, excess weight, digestive complaints, menstrual disorders, menopausal imbalances, backache, headaches, tiredness, general low moods and constipation.

Other Benefits

  • Activates metabolism
  • Enlivens sense organs
  • Relieves strain on the heart and circulatory system
  • Strengthens muscles
  • Improves resistance to stress
  • Increases memory power and intellectual ability
  • Glowing skin
  • Increased body vitality and energy levels
  • Slows the aging process
  • Enlivens the self-healing abilities of the body

When practiced on a regular basis, together with home self-care and positive lifestyle changes, further accumulation of toxins and tensions is prevented, thus reducing the likelihood of future imbalances or diseases developing.

This deep inner cleansing and calming process has an effect long after you have left Nalanda and will last even longer if you take an active part in staying in balance.

Minimum number of days 7.


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