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SWASWARA OFFERS THREE TYPES OF AYURVEDA PROGRAMMES. ZUZANA ASKS DR. FIROZ VARUN, AYURVEDA DOCTOR AT THE CGH EARTH SWASWARA, WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES AMONG THEM?

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Swaswara is offering three types of treatment programmes: 
The Swa Well Being Programme (min. stay 3 days) is holiday programme, during which we are lightly introducing ayurveda, yoga, healthy activities and food. The Rejuvenation Programme (min. stay 7 days) addresses health issues arising from the rigours of modern lifestyle and The Detox & Panchakarma Programme (min. stay 14 days) offers highly personalized and individualized treatment and diet.

DR.FIROZ VARUN
Ayurveda Doctor of CGH Earth SwaSwara
COULD YOU BRIEFLY DESCRIBE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THREE PROGRAMMES OFFEREB BY SWASWARA?

Swaswara is offering three types of treatment programmes: The Swa Well Being Programme (min. stay 3 days) is holiday programme, during which we are lightly introducing ayurveda, yoga, healthy activities and food. The Rejuvenation Programme (min. stay 7 days) addresses health issues arising from the rigours of modern lifestyle and The Detox & Panchakarma Programme (min. stay 14 days) offers highly personalized and individualized treatment and diet.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO COME FOR A TREATMENT?

Ayurveda is saying that, "Whenever your body is weak, you need some external treatments to strengthen the body." That's what in India we are usually recomending the  monsoon period as the best time to take a treatment, but it is very individual and depend on health condition of the patients. Also what is natural for Indians, can be different for foreigners and heavy monsoon rains can disturb them. Coming into doshic level, in the winter time, the Kapha related problems increases and for these people is better to take treatment in winter. Similarly, for people with Pitta related problems will be more beneficial to take the treatment during the summer. But it is very individual and it is better to consult it with doctors before the arrival. 

THE MOST OF YOUR PATIENCES ARE LADIES. DO YOU HAVE ANY RECOMENDATION FOR THEM?

Yes,  almost 80% of our guests are ladies, but it is changing slowly, last year the ratio was 60% ladies and 40% men. The most of the ladies have gynecologic  or menopause related problems . Also there is the restrictions on treatments that can be availed by female guests who are menstruating.  Menstruation is a natural detox procedure, that is why it should not be disturbed

ABOUT EACH PROGRAMME WE WILL SPEAK SEPARATELLY, BUT WHAT IS INCLUDED IN ALL OF THEM?

It helps us, if we get some information about the patients and their health conditions in advance. Especially, if they have serious health problems, we ask them to send report from their doctors. After arrival the patient is interviewed by our doctors. We have prepared quite a long and detail questioner about patient’s daily routine, habits, health history and conditions. After evaluation of the questioner the doctors prepare diet, treatment and yoga programme. The consultation is also before and after every treatment and two therapists are allocated for each patient. There is a rule that ladies gets female therapists and gentlemen get men therapists. 

All rates are inclusive of accommodation, consultations, treatments, massages, oils, herbs, yoga, meditation and meals during entire stay. During their stay, guests are encouraged to use the in-house art and pottery studio and take part in the interactive cooking sessions too to learn ayurvedic cooking. Due to the intense and curative nature of this programme, all physical and outdoor activities including yoga are subject to the ayurveda doctor’s advice and approval only. The price includes also pick up and drop from Goa airport (the distance between Goa’s Dabolim airport and SwaSwara is 170 km, a drive of approximately 3,5 to 4 hours). 

PROGRAMME 1: SWA WELL BEING

A well being holiday with a flexible regimen that refreshes the body, mind and soul.
SwaSwara’s signature programme, Swa Well Being is the beginning of an exploration of the self.  Swa Well being primarily focuses on helping guests experience and implement various mind and body techniques based on the concepts and philosophies of yoga, meditation, Pranayama and Ayurveda to create positive changes in one’s approach to the daily rigours of modern life. It opens the mind to learning how, through a balanced approach, one can effectively reduce and manage stress to enhance the synergy in one’s life.
MINIMUM STAY

3 days onwards. 

WHO SHOULD CHOOSE SWA WELL BEING PROGRAMME

Swa Well Being Programme is a holiday programme with a flexible regimen, which offer introduction into the ayurveda. It is good for people, who do not have experience with ayurveda or just need short relaxing stay. 

AYURVEDA TREATMENT & THERAPEUTIC MASSAGES

Programme include: ayurveda doctor consultation prior to any treatments, relaxation therapeutic massage, ayurveda de-stress massage, rejuvenation therapeutic massage, cleansing aromatherapy salt scrub, salt glow massage, deep tissue massage, padabhyanga (foot therapy), private yoga class (per room).

YOGA & MEDITATION

On arrival, guests get a detailed consultation with the yoga instructor. A daily schedule of Yoga Asanas, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and various guided meditation sessions are offered. Guests are encouraged to participate in these daily sessions as per their convenience. Private yoga sessions of one hour duration on a one-to-one basis, available on site at an extra cost, subject to availability of slots & yoga instructors.

DIET

This programme includes all meals & signature herbal teas and fresh fruits. Healthy, gourmet cuisine which includes fresh organic vegetables and fresh seafood. 

PROGRAMME 2: AYURVEDA REJUVENATION

Rejuvenate Programme is using traditional ayurveda principles to de-stress and revitalise the body from inside out.

The programme addresses health issues arising from the rigours of modern lifestyle. Suitable for overall recalibration and maintenance or for relief from specific ailments such as arthritic related problems, musculoskeletal problems, back pain, circulation and sinus related problems. Get an introduction to a healthy activity pattern and food habits drawn from ayurveda, to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle in today’s world.
MINIMUM STAY

7 days onwards. 

WHO SHOULD CHOOSE AYURVEDA REJUVENATION PROGRAMME

This programme addresses health issues arising from the rigours of modern lifestyle. Suitable for overall recalibration and maintenance or for relief from specific ailments such as arthritic related problems, musculoskeletal problems, back pain, circulation and sinus related problems. It also suits the needs of those who do not wish to undergo the preparatory procedures for intense Ayurveda Detox & Panchakarma programme, such as Snehapana (ingestion of medicated ghee) followed by Virechana (purging procedure).

AYURVEDA TREATMENT & THERAPEUTIC MASSAGES

This recalibrating programme focuses on traditional ayurveda detox & cleanse therapies. Being curative in nature, the treatments are based on the doctor’s diagnosis. He will determine the type, duration, and schedule of each treatment; and up to 2 treatments are given each day. The number of treatments on check in and check out days may vary depending on the time available.

Ayurvedic treatments undergone in this programme would include Shirodhara (continuous pouring of warm medicated oil or water on the forehead), Kizhyi massage (massaging the body with pouches filled with medicated herbs or cooked rice and medical oils), Dharas (continuous pouring of medicated warm oil or water over the full body) and Basti (medicated enemas).

This programme does not include the Purvakarma procedures for Panchakarma, such as Snehapana (ingestion of medicated ghee) followed by Virechana (purging procedure).

YOGA & MEDITATION

On arrival, guests get a detailed consultation with the yoga instructor. A daily schedule of Yoga Asanas, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and various guided meditation sessions are offered. Guests are encouraged to participate in these daily sessions as per their convenience. Private yoga sessions of one hour duration on a one-to-one basis, available on site at an extra cost, subject to availability of slots & yoga instructors.

DIET

This programme includes all meals and the diet will be pure vegetarian. Based on the Ayurveda doctor’s analysis of a guest’s Prakruti (body constitution), each guest will be prescribed a pure Satvic, Dosha-specific diet, which will have to be strictly followed.

PROGRAMME 3: AYURVEDA DETOX & PANCHAKARMA

Panchakarma is an intensive cleansing treatment that follows the early texts of ayurveda like Charaka Samhita. Panchakarma, which literally means five actions, is essentially about purification of the body. The five actions of Panchakarma according to Charaka Samhitha are Vamana (induced vomiting), Virechana (purgation), Kashaya Vasti and Sneha Vasti (two kinds of medicated enemas) and Nasya (nasal medication). It is preceded by a preparatory process called Poorvakarma. At this stage the body is prepared for removing “toxins” first through Snehanam which make the body unctuous or oily internally and externally, and second through Swedanam which means therapeutic sweating. Once the preparatory stage is completed, the doctor will prescribe one or more of the five Panchakarma cleansing procedures depending on each individual’s condition. The third and final stage of treatment is Samana or Paschatkarma where the patient undergoes corrective measures through medicines, moderate therapeutic treatments, appropriate diet and activities for the body and mind. On completion of the Panchakarma treatment, the imbalances that lead to diseases in the individual is stabilized and brought to equilibrium.
MINIMUM STAY

Ayurveda Detox starts at 14 days. Panchakarma requires a min. of 21 days.

WHO SHOULD CHOOSE AYURVEDA REJUVENATION PROGRAMME

It is highly personalised and individualised programme with strict treatment schedule design by ayurveda doctor.

AYURVEDA TREATMENT & THERAPEUTIC MASSAGES

After a detailed consultation with our ayurveda doctor and prior to starting the therapeutic external body treatments, this intense, holistic programme begins with the ayurvedic detox procedure of Snehapana (ingesting medicated ghee) for a few nights, followed by a day of Virechana (purging) to cleanse and eliminate the accumulated toxins out of the body. Once the preparatory stage is completed, the doctor will prescribe one or more of the five Panchakarma cleansing procedures depending on each individual’s condition. He will determine the type, duration, and schedule of each treatment. Up to two treatments are given each day. 

YOGA & MEDITATION

On arrival, guests get a detailed consultation with the yoga instructor. A daily schedule of Yoga Asanas, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and various guided meditation sessions are offered. Guests are encouraged to participate in these daily sessions as per their convenience. Private yoga sessions of one hour duration on a one-to-one basis, available on site at an extra cost, subject to availability of slots & yoga instructors.

DIET

This programme includes all meals and the diet will be pure vegetarian. Based on the Ayurveda doctor’s analysis of a guest’s Prakruti (body constitution), each guest will be prescribed a pure Satvic, Dosha-specific diet, which will have to be strictly followed.


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ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

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DR.FIROZ VARUN

Ayurveda has many definitions as medical science. But the main idea of Ayurveda, not treating the diseases. We should see and take it as a part of our life and self-exploration. For me ayurveda means everything.

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