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Panchakarma

An Ayurvedic cleanse or treatment intensive

Detox Options

Panchakarma is life-changing!

Signs it is time for a Panchakarma

  • Feeling bloated, pants becoming tight
  • Stomach feels stuck or full
  • You craving a reset button on life
  • You’re exhausted
  • Feeling depressed, or having a hard time staying optimistic
  • You’re searching for last-minute escapes to sunshine destinations
  • Feeling anxious & stressed
  • Having trouble getting out of bed in the morning
  • Painful periods
  • Joint pain
  • Back pain & musculoskeletal problems
  • Neurological problems
  • Burnout
  • Needing to interrupt chronic diseases
  • Menopause complaints including hot flashes
  • Rheuamtic conditions
  • Inflammation
  • Overweight, stubborn weight gain
  • Intestinal complaints & stomach problems
  • You don’t get hungry for each meal
  • You easily give in to sugar cravings
  • You get headaches

Here’s a bit about the progression of Ayurvedic detox treatments:

It starts by following a special diet for a first week before treatments. The second week you’ll receive massage and Ayurvedic treatments at the clinic to prepare your body for a strong acting cleansing technique. The third week is dedicated to resting and easing back into eating foods which are appropriate to your constitution.

All Panchakarma candidates follow the Atma Ayurveda Annual Pass so that you can maintain the results you get from the cleanse! This is structured out of experience: I have seen many, many people finish panchakarma, then leave the treatment center, go back into old habits and have serious setbacks in their health.

I vowed to give my clients proper support before and after.

If you are new to panchakarma, it is is only natural that you underestimate the time needed to protect afterwards.  

We are all out of touch with what I call “bio time” – allowing the body the time it needs, rather that what fits into out busy schedules. Where there’s a every human on the planet will get to the end and stop, then go back to ‘real life’.

5 Easy steps to start

Step 1 Schedule an intake consultation & start pre-cleanse advice

Step 2 Agree to dates for your Panchakarma

Step 3 Follow the preparation & treatments

Step 4 Feel light, clear and complete again

Step 5 Keep the results! Your full Panchakarma includes with a free year support in Vitality Recharge

These simple steps ensure you will experience a deep detox, and be able to embed the effects into your routine, root them into your psyche and set up a clean lifestyle for years to come!

What is Full Panchakarma?

In Panchakarma, your experience happens in treatment cycles. Each treatment cycle leads up to a ‘strong action’ (karma). Based on your condition you are typically recommended 1 or 2 treatment cycles.

First Treatment Cycle

A single treatment cycle includes proper steps leading up to a strong therapeutic action:

 

  • Pre-PK consultation
  • Home Preparation* (1 week to 2 months)
  • Treatment cycle – 5-7 days of preparations at the clinic including massage, etc
  • Strong action (vomina, virechana, basti etc)
  • Recovery & Rasayana therapy
  • Recovery diet, regaining strength and full capacity

SECOND TREATMENT CYCLE

If needed and you select an extended Panchakarma.

Includes first treatment cycle, then directly after a couple rest days, we start massage, etc again to prepare for second action:

PLUS

  • Second Treatment Cycle – 3 daysof preparations at clinic
  • Second strong action
  • Rest & Rasayana therapy
  • Recovery diet, regaining strength and full capacity

 

Do I need 1 or 2 cycles for my PK?

FAQ

What Can Cleansing Help Me With?

 

  • Menopause & hormone health
  • Immunity
  • Digestion
  • Stress
  • Daily Rhythms
  • Major life changes
  • Pre-and Post-operations
  • Nutrition
  • Weight
  • Sleep
  • Vitality
  • Pre-pregnancy
  • Moods & Depression
How long will I need for a full PK?

Pre-PK  Follow the Vitality Recharge to prime yourself for an upgrade (included)

Phase 1  Intensive Pre-treatment Preparation (7+ days)

Phase 2  Treatment Intensive (5-10 days)

Phase 3  Rejuvenation Week (7 days minimum) 

Do I need to take time off work?

Panchakarma requires a serious down-shift. You do not need to take all the days off for the length of your panchakarma, but may need to arrange some partial days. Expect to be at the office 2-3 hours on the treatment days in your program. 

HOW LONG CAN THE RESULTS LAST?

 

  • Menopause & hormone health
  • Immunity
  • Digestion
  • Stress
  • Daily Rhythms
  • Major life changes
  • Pre-and Post-operations
  • Nutrition
  • Weight
  • Sleep
  • Vitality
  • Pre-pregnancy
  • Moods & Depression
Can I do my PK any time of year?

It is important to catch the right window of time for your health condition. After a complete evaluation during your intake appointment, Susan will be able to recommend which of the 5 strong actions are needed, and that will indicate what the window of opportunity is to avoid having to modify the intensity or series of treatments.

A Typical Treatment Day

During your Panchakarma sequence, there are Treatment Days. On those days, plan to be at the clinic between 2-3+ hours.


A full body treatment will be selected for you based on your condition as a base treatment. These treatments could include:

  • abhyangha – herbal oil
  • udvartana – dry exfoliating
  • pinda swedan – steaming herb bundles

Typically your PK starts with udvartana and progresses to abhyangha


Your treatment day may also include one of the following:

  • Head Massage – Face, head and neck with special attention to marma points
  • STEAM – Opens purification channels & drives the herbal oil deeper; Special seated box to protect the head from heat
  • Nasya Treatment – herbal nose drops selected for your condition

You also have the option of adding on a variety of our signature Bliss Therapies

  • Shirodhara
  • Castor Oil Pack
  • Eye Strain Soak
  • Relaxation Ear Soak
  • Breath Detox
  • Oil dam soak on painful area
  • Herbal paste poultice

See A Complete List Of Bliss Therapies Here

The only PK to support you for a year!

From pre-PK prep to post-PK glow and beyond, I’ve got your back for an entire year!

I am not about to see you do such good work during your Panchakarma only to slide back into old habits that no longer serve you. So your treatment intensive program also includes these features to preserve your PK results and keep you moving further into your new vital self!

Consultations included for the year:

  • Initial Health Evaluation by Susan
  • 8 one-on-one VIP Consultations 
  • 3 extra Seasonal Herbal Recommendations for your body constitution (20 mins check-ins)
  • Laser coaching 1-1 sessions during the Vitality Recharge (3 per course season)

Treatments:

  • Panchakarma treatment intensive
  • Access to add a la carte clinic treatments for the duration of your program

 

 

Health Upgrade Courses included for the year: 

  • Vitality Recharge (multiple rounds per year)
  • Including Weekly Live Coaching Calls
  • Private health forum for Q&A’s
  • Monthly Masterclasses
  • Health Sprint Challenges

Events & Retreats included for the year:

  • Access pass to Seasonal Mini-Retreat Days
  • Access Pass to Retreats
  • Having a chance to hang out with Susan, be in her inner circle and be in the right conversation

This DEFINES the holistic health experience.

After panchakarma, the mind becomes super clear

but the body remains delicate at first, for about a month. It is enters a longer phase where it is rewiring itself around how it can function in this new, clean reality with higher functioning cells and tissues, and upregulating those functions.

This is a process of your biological body and needs to follow ‘ “bio time”. I personally have seen panchakarma’s effects extending into 3 months, which is fantastic!! But it also gives the obvious challenge: you’ve already taken precious time out of your schedule to interrupt disease progress, how are you going to continue to support that AND go back to full time work, play and social life?

So to allow the maximum extension of the effects, and protect the process,  there needs to be a structured support in place to help the individual continue the results & avoid going straight back into damaging eating, lifestyle or stress patterns.

Panchakarma Taster

A Panchakarma Taster is a short cleanse for people who are unable to commit to a full PK

Here’s a sample timeline:

2 weeks before first treatment day – Intake Consultation complete health overview at least 2 weeks before your cleanse start date. Allow 75 minutes.

7-10 days before first treatment day – Prep Appointment to give you complete instructions on how to prepare for your cleans, and schedule treatments. Allow 45 minutes.

Three Treatment Days – leading up to Cleanse Day. Experience Pindaswedan steaming herb bundles full body treatment. Add recommended Bliss therapies for an additional cost. Expect 2 hours at the Atma Clinic, 3 days in a row

Cleanse Day – on-call guidance for your at-home purgation

Day after Cleanse Day – Post-Cleanse Appointment – receive instruction on the special after-cleanse diet and care. Allow 45 minutes.

 

A Panchakarma Taster is good for:

Feeling light in the body and clear in the mind

Getting a jumpstart to healing

Addresses digestive problems developed within about 1 year

Giving you a taster of what a full Panchkarma is

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