Skin plays a very important role as a organ which provides feeling of pain, pressure & temperature. It is known as MatruiAvyava that means originating from Mother.
Skin reflects the Blood quality – Upadhatu of Raktadhatu and the body plasma tissue – Rasadhatu. Therefore Glowing Skin is always referred as a result of Good Rasa and Rakta Quality.
Know Your Ayurvedic Skin Type
In Ayurveda the first step is to identify type of Ayurveda Skin.
- Dry Skin is known as Vata Skin, it is generally very dry in composure though very cool it gets dehydrated very soon, it is easily vulnerable to the dry windy weather. It ages much faster and tends to be rough and flaky.
- Pitta Skin is sensitive, soft, warm and fair. It has medium thickness and is less tolerant to hot food. It can flare up as rashes or acne and even sunspots.
- Kapha Skin has all the qualities of Earth & Water – oily, thick and pale , soft and cool and is most tolerant to Sun. Ageing is slow and forms less wrinkles unlike the above mentioned types of skins.
Both the environmental and seasonal factors are taken into account while recommending Ayurveda Treatment for Skin Care. A patient with Vata – Pitta Skin will be treated for Pitta skin during Summer and Vata in Winter. Same is the case with Kapha- Pitta Skin where it’s treated for Pita in Summer and Kapha during winter. While for Vata – Kapha type the best method is to follow Vata treatment along with extra cleaning of the oily zones.
Treatment for skin disease:
Ayurveda approach to health problems is through scientifically managing the diet , lifestyle and providing medicines.
Ayurveda has stated that skin diseases occur primarily due to sluggish liver function, which leads Pitta and Kapha Dosha dysfunction when toxins build up and the liver is overwhelmed, then the impurities show up in break-outs and other skin problems.
Another vital factor that contributes to healthy appearance is the clean bowel: hence the need for regular and complete bowel evacuation. In order to achieve this, a mild laxative like Triphala and a light diet are advisable if one suffers from constipation.
Also, be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day to help flush out the impurities. In spring you can sip hot water to help melt the ama (digestive impurities) that have accumulated.
Scientifically treatments have been classified as shodhana & shamana.
When doshas are vitated in large guantity & disease is chronic then shodhan chikitsa should apply first.
Acharyas have classified shodhana as Basti, Vaman, Virechana, Raktamokshana (Blood letting) & nasya.
When doshas are minimally imbalanced & the body is weak. Shaman Treatment is more important.
Shaman treatment can be classified as external & internal.
Administration of proper food, medicines by mouth is internal treatment & the application of medicated oil, lepam etc is external treatment.
What our clients says
I was looking for a break from my busy life and I found this beautiful place situated deep in the jungle, sandwiched between an elephant taming center and river Periyar. A place of tranquility and serenity, you can forget the rest of the world in its ambiance. My family enjoyed the stay there, excellent food and service, also the Ayurveda massage is a good chance to get rejuvenated. looking forward to go there in October.
If you want to go somewhere that is extremely beautiful with a huge amount of peace and tranquility thrown in then go here.My daughter and i were looking for a yoga retreat with treatments and I found the Elephant Pass. Situated by the river in amongst the trees you could not ask for a better place to go to totally unwind. The treatments are amazing and when finished you can relax and just listen to the birdsong and watch the river, it reall is heaven.
If you want something relaxing with excellent food and locally run (and not too far from the airport), this is a good find. The ayerveda treatments were great for me. It’s not a five star hotel so know you have to like the local feel and maybe go see some elephants at the sanctuary near by. Great escape for a few days and lovely hospitality!
In the month of September first week my family and me stayed in Elephant pass Ayurveda& Yoga Retreat Kodanad/Kochi for a week period. The experience which we gained was very fantastic. The location in front of the retreat was amazing and mesmerizing. The salient feature of river Periyar is wonderful, the treatment and care which was given by the team in total was praiseable…The vacation truly enjoyed with my family. I will definitely will visit this location again with my family.
All the words synonymous with calm originate from this place. When u reach this place u will be greeted by an amazing view of the lake. Rooms are nice and spacious. The manager and the staff are just so up to the mark attending to your every small call. The staff out there, Vinish, Bobby, Arun will make u feel so much relaxed. Normally people come here for some treatment. However since we were there for just relaxation, these guys customised massages for us after a very brief meeting with the local doctor Dr. Mathew. U will feel so rejuvenated after every massage session. Do not miss this place if u r in the kadanad area.
My family and I stayed for five nights, and it was Avery enjoyable and relaxing experience. The resort is on the Periyar river bank next to forest in a calm and serene environment. The massage treatments were good. The yoga instructor (Sheba) was a very pleasant lady that did a good job on introducing us to yoga. The outstanding staff are the real stars of this resort. Jijo, Bobby, Arun and the rest made sure that all our needs were met. This includes arranging trips to the tourist spots and the preparation and serving of tasty home cooked meals. I will definitely recommend this resort to anyone who wants a rejuvenating break. I certainly plan to return soon
Relaxing and peaceful location right on the river. Excellent vegetarian food that is all sourced locally. Clean and nice sized rooms. Friendly, helpful and accommodating staff. Amazing treatments and yoga. What more can one ask for? I will definitely be back.
A little pocket of paradise..
If you are searching for a place to experience the unbelievable therapies of Ayurvedic treatments and some authentic yoga retreat time the elephant pass Ayurvedic and yoga retreat centre Just outside Kochi on the backwater rivers is certainly a place to consider.
Set in peaceful, tranquil surroundings you can certainly take a step back from the rest of the world and recollect your soul, mind and physical being here.