About Cure Monastery Holistic Wellness Retreat
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Situated on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, approximately 147 Kilometers (92 Miles) from Kochi international airport, at an altitude of 1000meters (3280feet) is a monastery remote to busy city life, where Carmelite monks are leading a contemplative life in undisturbed natural surroundings, set on a magnificent landscape. With an annual average temperature of 25 C (77 F) the climate is mostly pleasant and more tolerable than the hot and humid coastal region those are bustling with tourists from various parts of the world and with numerous commercial Ayurvedic centers.
Ayurveda in Mountain Village
In this decorated monastery the Carmelite administration realized a project â€“ a dream coming true to anybody with a true affinity to Ayurveda in a natural ambience. The Ayurvedic center was set up housing competent and experienced Ayurvedic doctor and therapists. 12 neatly furnished rooms are available to accommodate patients with a simple, yet basic western standard. Not only the treatment itself is supposed to take its effect, but the locationâ€™s magic setting with its natural beauty, peaceful environment and organic food served during the duration of therapy. The food aids healing mostly because itâ€™s healthy, being collected from local organic fields and markets and then prepared in essential Ayurveda guidelines.
Supporting the therapies will be simple yogic practices, minimal degree of spiritual as well as mental guidance at your disposal. A place to get in touch with yourself. Visitors at this centre get a unique opportunity to learn and practice the core of Ayurveda, to get in touch with your true â€˜selfâ€™ and your inner feelings without much external distraction. Always it is focused to support in making basic and effective life style and thought pattern changes through a process of unlearning and then experiencing oneâ€™s true nature and oneness with nature.
Take the opportunity to re-organize your life style in order to make surprising deeper inner energy changes and to not only think and feel about changes in superficial symptoms of disease or fatigue.
One can achieve all these â€“ sure, when making a heartfelt movement â€“ with dedication and effort, guided in the right direction during the period of stay at the centre.
Vision and Offer
In this location, exempt climatic changes, overpopulation and industrialization we were able to realize with a vision for humanity that was only possible in approximation with established Ayurveda clinics â€“ quality herbal medicine, privacy, ample space, affordable prices and a perfect location to â€œhealâ€ oneself. But we do not only want to practice Ayurveda, but spread and let grow the awareness of the science through possible ways. The centre is open to doctors, therapists and trainers who want to hold their own seminars (any time on request and availability of space) and want to accommodate their own clients. Cure -Monastery project supports social work.
It is a chance for Carmelites and their monasteries to continue with social projects in villages and among â€˜Tribalsâ€™ (people of tribal cultures without any civil attachments to the main stream public).
1. Panchakarma Or Penta Therapy
Panchakarma’ comprises a set of five varied cleansing procedures or ‘shodhanakarma’s, that calls for expertise and experience – ‘Vamanam'(Induced Vomiting), ‘Virechanam’ (Purgation), ‘Vasti’ (Meidicated Enema), ‘Nasyam’ (Nasal administration of medication) and ‘ Raktamoksham’ (Letting of locally stagnant/ impure blood).
This five varied purification therapy aims at correcting the imbalance of bodily humors like vata, pita, kapha in order to maintain their inherent equilibrium in the individual.
Each different treatment has specific indication and potential action on the body.
Panchakarma being a complex process in itself, to get best out of these treatments, Ayurveda prescribes few ‘Poorva Karmas’ (preparatory treatments). ‘Snehanam’ (Oilation) and ‘Swedanam’ (Sudation) are two such preparatory treatments. Snehanam as an internal treatment is by administering medicated oils and ghees, while as an external treatment is done by applying oils externally on the body. Swedanam is externally practiced over the body by many methods that would physically warm up the body and induce sweating.
Five varied therapies of Panchakarma are
Vamanam: It is a procedure to induce vomiting. This aid in purifying your thorax and head areas of the body, especially the chest.
Virechanam: This is the purgation process for the intestinal tract, which enable purifying your entire body along with the digestive system. This method helps to improve metabolic processes and to get rid of various pitta and skin related problems also.
Vasthi: This is the administration of medicated enema that is a combination of some chosen decoction, herbal pastes, honey, rock salt, oil etc. The aim of this process is to pacify aggravated and very strong vatha conditions in the body.
Nasyam: This procedure is with administration of medication through the nostrils. It’s very beneficial with treating headaches including migraine, cervical spondylitis, facial palsy, sinusitis etc.
Rakthamoksham: This is the systematic removal of blood from any area of the body that tends to show some vitiated raktha element of the body. Have much effect on skin lesions and localized, chronic oedema and inflammation too.
These will ensure general physical well-being apart from toning up the skin, muscles and nerves.
Pizhichil: It’s a wonderful rejuvenation therapy for improving health and general well-being especially for the arresting the ageing process.
In this treatment, the patient is laid on a special table made from wood of specific trees known for their medicinal value. Slow stream of warm medicated oil is applied all over the body along with rhythmic massages for a specific span, every day, for duration of three days, five days, seven days or fourteen days.
Kizhi: The whole body is made to perspire by the external application of medicated packs in the form of boluses tied in cloth bags. The packs are made up of Njavara rice (Njavarakizhi) or herbal powders (Choorna Kizhi) or herbal leaves (Elakkizhi). Very effective in relaxing and toning up the nerves and muscles. This is due to their comprehensive effect on the body with the physical and chemical properties elicited by their application.
Shirodhara: Medicated oil is streamed over the forehead and let to flow over the head of the person, thereby aiding vibrations from brain to normalize and relax. This treatment can be working in combination with pizhichil and elakkizhi to make rejuvenating and relaxing effect on the body.
Abyangam or Body Massage: Medicated oil massage. This reduces mental tensions, improves vitality, increases strength and functional efficiency of muscles.
This improves body metabolism and eliminate the impurities from the system. Betters eye sight, induces sleep, normalizes blood pressure, brings general well-being etc.
Shirodhara: Medicated oil is streamed over the forehead and let to flow over the head of the person, thereby aiding vibrations from brain to normalize and relax. This treatment can be working in combination pizhichil and elakkizhi to make relaxing and rejuvenating effect on the body.