The demand for the traditional Ayurveda programme in Germany is steadily increasing. So it’s no suprise that more and more spa and wellness hotels in Germany offer holistic Ayurveda treatments based on the original examples of Sri Lanka and India.
We make a clear distinction between traditional Ayurveda and Ayurveda Wellness. The traditional programme is more focused on health and rigorous cleansing, and normally includes the Panchakarma stage. This is a five-fold therapy, which involves cleaning the body of harmful deposits. Ayurveda Wellness packages are lighter programmes that emphasise relaxation, using therapies such as the typical oil massages, and is perfect for those who are seeking a less intense retreat, yet one that is still healthy and rejuvenating.
The advantages of an Ayurveda holiday in Germany are numerous: you can save yourself the long flight to India or Sri Lanka and can easily travel by car or train. You won’t have to worry about time difference or jet lag, or adjusting to a new climate.
For beginners, an Ayurveda pampering week is ideal. Here you can enjoy ayurvedic massages, the Shirodhara oil forehead treatment and the Pinda Sweda (herbal stamp). Enjoyhealthy ayurvedic dishes and switch off during yoga and meditation.
In the traditional Panchakarma therapy, the stay at the hotel begins with a visit to the Ayurveda doctor. Here, the balance of the Doshas is determined and the individual treatment plan is organised. In addition to the Ayurvedic massages and the Ayurvedic diet, the treatment also includes cleansing, which can be done via drainage (virechana) or enema (vasti).
For the traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatmenta stay of at least 2-3 weeks should be scheduled, so that the purifying effect can fully develop.