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In Sanskrit the word “Rasayana” means rejuvenation. The resort is elegantly built along the palm fringed periphery of the South Paravur Lake and spread over 8 acres of lakeside coconut grooves. It offers most authentic form of Ayurveda programs and treatments. Adhering to the strict rules of Ayurveda, the treatments offered here is a combination of physical, mental and spiritual therapies, well complimented and supported by yoga and meditation practices. Kalari Rasayana is not a holiday resort but a place to immerse you in a life style that was advocated by ancient Indian traditions. This treatment and life style helps you to balance your energies, your outer material world and the inner spiritual world, leaving you refreshed and energized.
Kalari Rasayana offers 22 well appointed suites and state of the art Ayurveda clinic with eleven treatment rooms.
Kalari Rasayana Packing List : At Kalari Rasayana each guest is provided with three sets of complimentary fine cotton Pyjama suits and one pair of footwear for their use. If you do not intend to travel elsewhere other than to Kalari Rasayana, then you will not require carrying many clothes – so pack light. You may carry a swim suit, a light shawl, and scarf & cotton socks along with Personal toiletries if any. Carry your medical reports, sufficient stock of medications for prior consultation with the Doctor. If you have any concerns, you can consult the doctor vide email. Translators for your first consultation with doctor/yoga teacher/resort manager can also be organized.
There are certain ‘lifestyle challenges’ or realities you need to accept during the treatment period. Coffee/Tea, alcohol, cigarettes are not permitted, encouraged or available in the premises. Similarly meat, fish, eggs, bread, milk or sugar are not served while you stay here. The cuisine here is based on traditional vegetarian cuisine and mainly uses locally sourced vegetables and fresh coconuts. Salads are not part of the daily regime but certain fruits like fresh Pineapple, Guavas and Pomegranates are served. The dishes are cooked with almost no oil, salt, chillies or any other spices but it is unbelievably tasty. The food here is unique, created exclusively for Kalari Rasayana Guests and strictly adheres to the principles & dietary restrictions laid down by Ayurveda.
In first stage, as in any Ayurveda treatments detoxification of the body is done using various techniques and this process may be little uncomfortable. It is better to come with an open mind to overcome your concerns in consultation with the doctors rather than resisting. Initially you are given ample medicated ghee so that it saturates your system and absorbs all the toxins. During this process you will also be given enough herbal water and light diet. Once the system saturates, the ghee is purged out using medication and now your system is better prepared to accept the various treatments and medicines.
After detoxification you will be given various types of massages & treatments using medicated powders, pouches with herbal leaves and different type of medicated oils. All this is supplemented with internal medications as required. Again, these vary from person to person and individual’s treatment schedule is decided by the Ayurveda doctor.
At Kalari Rasyana, apart from the Ayurveda treatment which includes special diet along with oils, massages and herbs, the focus is also on Yoga and meditation. The Yoga is taught and practiced every morning. After you have undergone detoxification and purgation, typically you will have two massages / treatments every day and on an average each massage / treatment takes up to 1 ½ to 2 hrs. The outcome of all this being a healthier, younger, lighter, calmer, clearer & more focused YOU!
Kalari Rasayana is very restful with everything designed and focusing around healing your body, mind and soul. Hence during the course of the treatments guest’s activities are strictly restricted to within the premises of the Resort. Keeping in mind for after dinner hours, the hotel arrange for various entertainments like cultural, dance and musical performances showcased inside the resort for the guests. Interactive discussions on Ayurveda and yoga along with chanting and meditation sessions are also there.