Rasayana (Ayurvedic Rejuvenation and Relaxation Therapies) is an Ayurvedic rejuvenative treatment approach for positive health, improved mental competence and stronger immunity.
Rasayana therapy is the principle matrix of positive health care which yields full effects when administered after Panchakarma therapy. The term Rasayana is made up of two words – ‘Rasa’ meaning “Rasa Dhatu (tissue)” and ‘Ayana’ meaning “Path or transportation”. Rasayana denotes improved nutrition and nourishment. It refers to the transportation of nutrients to the Rasa and other tissues of the body ensuring proper nourishment supply to the tissues thereby one gets excellent quality of body tissues. Rasayana acts at the physical and psychological levesl and helps achieve a state of positive health, virile youth and disease free senescence. Rasayana is the elixir of body, mind and soul which helps in healthier tissue formation, enhances immunity, improves mental status, cures ailments and promotes longevity & excellence of skin, sense organs, complexion & voice. According to one’s Prakriti (Body constitution), age, disease condition, etc. suitable Rasayana are administered integrating with healthy lifestyle, rejuvenating diet and herbs.
Rasayana is one of the important branches of Ayurveda which is good for all ages and can be applied from pediatrics to geriatrics. It is best for someone desirous of disease free long life & improved physical health and mental wellbeing. It also imparts resistance and immunity against diseases like Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiac disorders, Irritable bowel syndrome and other Gastrointestinal Disorders, Allergies, Asthma and other Respiratory Disorders, Psoriasis and other Skin Disorders, Psychosomatic Disorders, Autoimmune Disorders like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, SLE, etc. and neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Bell’s Palsy, Aneurysm, Epilepsy, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, etc.
Marma Abhyanga (Therapeutic body massage)
In Aroma Abhyanga (Ayurveda Body Massage), the body of the person is massaged gently with warm Aroma oil in a therapeutic manner. This helps in deep relaxation, slows down ageing process, promotes longevity, improves physical and mental health.
Vashpa Swedan (Steam bath)
It is a procedure where the whole body of the patient below the neck region is exposed to steam vapors generated by boiling suitable herbal decoctions or medicated water thereby inducing perspiration. It generally follows an oil massage or powder massage. This therapy promotes circulation, opens up pores and eliminates the toxins from the body.
Shirodhara (Third eye treatment)
Following a head massage, lukewarm medicated oils or suitable liquids are poured on the forehead in a rhythmic manner from a perforated pot suspended above. It enhances blood circulation to the brain, improves memory, nourishes hair and scalp and provides sound sleep and calmness of the body and mind.
Akshi Tarpan (Eye rejuvenation)
Warm medicated ghee is poured into the eyes and retained inside a herbal paste boundary for a specific period of time. It improves vision, dark circles under eyes and promotes sleep. It is beneficial in computer vision syndrome, macular degeneration, glaucoma, conjunctivitis and other disorders affecting the eyes and eyelids.