The final step in the five-part panchakarma treatment is nasal therapy (nasya). The purpose of this therapy is to cleanse the nostrils and sinuses of accumulated mucous.

Nasal therapy involves five drops or so of a mixture of base oil and essential oil placed in each nostril, one at a time. You then inhale forcefully through the nostril to atomize the mixture and distribute it throughout the sinuses. The oils used for this therapy depend on your body type (prakrti) and your current state (vikrti).

The nasya mixture typically uses a vegetable oil base with a few drops of essential oil added. We use a variety of essential oils, among them mint, rose, coriander, jatamansi, basil, orange, eucalyptus, and sandalwood. The oil or oils chosen depend on the effect desired.

As part of this therapy we also perform ear oiling to cleanse the ear canals. In this way we conclude the panchakarma treatment, having cleansed the body from top to bottom. For a look at some of the other services we offer, please read our services page.

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