The classic Ayurveda approaches used at The Raj help remove the root causes of arthritis by eliminating toxic buildup, improve metabolism, reducing Vata imbalance and providing relief from stress. These approaches include:
a) In-Residence Cleansing Treatments
The traditional purification treatments of Ayurveda (called Panchakarma) are the most important and powerful feature of your Maharishi Ayurveda program for arthritis.
The daily two-hour treatment program of massage, heat treatment, and mild internal cleansing, is the cornerstone of your in-residence stay at The Raj. The combination of these three treatments received every day (for 5 to 21 days) creates the ideal internal environment for healing joint inflammation.
b) Herbalized Oil Massage
Your Ayurveda Health Consultants will choose specific herbalized oil that is individually prepared for your condition. You will also be instructed in the technique of Ayurveda massage, which includes using specific strokes over joints, ligaments, muscles, and different parts of the body.
The motion of massage creates heat and friction that enhance circulation and help cleanse the areas of chemical impurities that could be aggravating and hypersensitizing nerve and joint tissues. The various herbs that have been boiled into a base oil, and the oil itself, are specifically chosen for their Vata balancing influence. The oil allows the herbs to deeply penetrate the tissue beds, thereby balancing tissues in the affected areas.
Your program involves two types of Ayurveda herbalized massage:
- Your home program involves herbalized self-massage for 5-10 minutes in the morning before you take your shower. Daily herbalized oil massage provides a deeply soothing and balancing effect to the entire physiology.
- During the in-residence portion of your program, highly trained Ayurveda technicians daily perform very specialized massage for you, using oils in which as many as 50 herbs have been cured. These special oils are only available as part of the in-residence program. Daily oil massages are a powerful cornerstone of the in-residence cleansing process.
c) Ayurveda Herbs for Balance and the Reduction of Free Radicals
During your consultation, the Ayurveda Health Consultants select the appropriate herbal formulas for aiding the healing process, strengthening digestion, and helping the body purify itself of toxins and free radicals.
Free radicals are highly irritating to the physiology and their presence creates and worsens many disorders, including arthritis. When appropriate, our Ayurveda Health Consultants recommend Ayurveda herbs that research has shown to be powerful anti-oxidants (1000 times more powerful than vitamin C or E) and free radical scavengers. These herbs can also have a holistic influence of balancing and nourishing the entire physiology.
Traditional Ayurveda theory says that herbs are most effective after a person completes an internal cleansing program. The cleansing and rejuvenation treatments that you will receive daily are the main focus of your in-residence stay. Once this program is finished, you are ready to gain maximum benefits from your herbal program.