Panchakarma treatment in Kandivali East, Mumbai | Experiences of Aishwarya
My elder sister is also my role model and someone I zealously envy. She is suave, sophisticated, and takes really good care of herself. An elaborate skin care routine, yoga, and massages are a part and parcel of her life. Also, when it comes to her personality, she is always cheerful. But, no matter how hard I try, I am quite the opposite. I panic too soon, can never handle the stress, thus I am most of the time grumpy, my skin is dull because I cannot handle a routine, and due to zero physical activity I have put on some weight.
I tried crash diets, DIY skincare masks, and so much more (to improve my skin texture and reduce my weight), but all in vain. And, my sister could see my struggle. So, one fine day, she took me to an Ayurvedic clinic in Mumbai called NuAyurveda. She had booked an appointment for me to try the Panchakarma treatment. I had no idea what I was getting into, but my sister always coax like a charm, so I went ahead.
I went to an ayurvedic clinic in Kandivali East (I came to know later that NuAyurveda has about 4-5 branches in Mumbai alone) and because of the traffic, we were late by 15 minutes. The front office team was quite understanding and within 5 minutes of waiting, we were sent to see the doctor.
The consultation took time because the doctor wanted to know all my medical details, about allergies, what I am expecting, etc. Unlike other treatments, the Panchakarma treatment takes time. It can last from 7 days to 45 days depending on the individual. Basically, Panchakarma is a detox treatment which comes with tons of benefits such as, strengthening the immune system, cleansing the body, relaxation, balancing the doshas, skin care etc.
As the name suggests, it is a 5-step treatment. Your doctor decides if you actually need all the five steps or just a few of them depending on your body. So, my treatment lasted for 15 days. I had to follow a pre-treatment and post-treatment ritual. During the treatment, I underwent massages, exfoliation, cleansing, steam baths, etc. My diet was changed, and it was completely vegetarian.
The first two days of the treatment were quite difficult for me. However, once the treatment was done, I felt like a new person. I had lost a few pounds, my skin was glowing, and I had forgotten what stress is. It was a wonderful experience.