Please note:

Due to other commitments we are no longer able to offer panchakarma or Ayurvedic retreats in our current practice. However, if you would like to be made aware of this when this happens again, please get in touch.


Panchakarma is a unique Ayurvedic cleansing process, which takes a minimum of four weeks to complete. It has a profound purifying and rebalancing effect on body, mind and emotions.

Nasya and Face Massage

Panchakarma comprises of five distinct purification procedures: vaman (emesis), virechan (purgation), basti (enema), nasya (cleansing via the nose) and raktamokshan (blood-letting). Depending on the individual’s strength, constitution and state of health, one or more of these procedures may be prescribed. These treatments, together with elaborate pre- and post-purification procedures, clear both the gastro-intestinal tract of toxins and undigested material as well as the deeper, peripheral tissues to restore optimum metabolic function. Throughout panchakarma the patients receive daily massages, treatments like shiro dhara and heart dhara, specific remedies and a special diet. They are also encouraged to take maximum rest as well as time for reflection and meditation.

The entire treatment is a gentle, yet profound experience that is highly effective for treating many different diseases, enhancing strength and immunity, creating clarity and focus of mind, and facilitating the release and clearing of suppressed emotions and unconstructive belief systems. The ultimate aim of panchakarma is your increased ability to consciously and powerfully create the life that you want to live.

Shiro Dhara


Please Note:  Undergoing panchakarma at Ayuseva is only possible whilst staying in-house. The treatment is best undergone during the Spring to early Autumn months. A prior consultation is required to assess your ability to undergo this treatment. Once this is agreed you will be advised on when to start a strict preparation phase of taking herbs and making diet and lifestyle changes, which you will need to follow for some time prior to commencing the panchakarma procedure. The treatment cannot start without this preparation.