Ayurveda has two primary purpose – to maintain health and to cure the disease.
Rejuvenation or Rasayana—is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy to restore the body’s vitality to its full capacity. It is defined as any herb, food, or activity that cures disease and grants youthfulness. Rejuvenation Therapy (Rasayana Chikitsa) helps in tone the skin and strengthening body tissues to facilitate longevity.
Rasayana keeps you fit both physically and mentally for long. The total resistance of the body increases, due to the optimisation of the ‘Ojas’ [strength] and the ‘Sattva’ [clarity]. This therapy includes body and face massage using special herbal oils and creams that are tailor-made as per the needs of the patient. Other treatment methods include particular medicines as per the constitution of the patient, along with medicinal steam baths.
What are the benefits of Rasayana?
Rasayana Chikitsa makes you feel young and energetic, improves skin condition and glow, improves sleep quality, memory and concentration, improves the capacities of our sense organs. The body’s immunity is increased to resist any common diseases and improve the body’s strength and bring calmness to mind.
- Longevity Treatment (Kayakalpa Chikitsa)
This method is used to sterile the ageing process and stop the degeneration of body cells. It also helps the body’s immune system. Kayakalpa Chikitsa is said to be most effective before the age of 50 and includes the Rasayana (special Ayurvedic medicine and diet).
- Body Transpiration
Exclusive steam bath help improve the skin tone and aid in weight loss treatments. They help in pain relief. A unique hand massage with herbal oils helps with muscle toning and blood circulation.
- Controlling Body Weight
To maintain the bodyweight– herbal oils and powders are advised. The treatment includes special herbal juices that help improve the conditions of the body.
- Skin Care
Herbal oil massages, herbal face packs and the intake of herbal tea can help in rejuvenating the skin.
- Yoga and Meditation
The treatment is designed to achieve mental tranquility and improve one’s concentration beyond the physical being. One aims at attaining peace through the eight steps of training, which are:
Disciplined behaviour (Yama)
Bodily postures (Asanas)
Control breathing (Pranayama)
Control of senses (Pratyahara)
State of absolute tranquility
Comprehensive Fitness (Panchakarma)
This fivefold treatment aims for the tranquility and overall wellbeing of the individual with the target areas —tunes the body, breath, mind, nerves and purifies the blood.
The Madras Institute of Ayurveda has an out-patient department with facilities for consultation in different specialities. It also possesses an in-patient department with Panchakarma Theatres. Fruitful treatment programs for an entire spectrum of diseases are provided here.
So, log onto www.miayurveda.org for more information on rejuvenation therapy.