Ayurveda is a health science, the oldest and most complete healing system known today. The word Ayurveda, derived from 2 sanskrit terms, literally means: the knowledge of life. At the heart of Ayurveda lies the concept of 3 ‘doshas’:  Kapha, Pitha and Vatha. These doshas are present in everyone and the predominance of one over another determines ones body type and constitution. Balancing the three harmoniously will promote a healthy body and mind. India’s Sages prescribed Ayurveda several millennia ago and it is now gaining in popularity throughout the West as its systems are more relevant than ever in treating the diseases of the modern age. This holistic treatment involves various types of massage and oil applications, inhalations, diet, and natural medicines as required. Treatment plans are as individual as people. 

Dr V. Franklin

Dr V. Franklin is one of the best known Ayurvedic doctors in Kerala and is a specialist in Panchakarma treatment. He comes from a traditional Ayurvedic background and a family that can trace their tradition back 400 years.  Formerly the District Medical Officer for the Kerala Government, Dr V.Franklin has travelled the world giving seminars and consultations.
He runs the Panchakarma and Research Institute in Chowra which he established in 1997, its aim to provide a first class service to both domestic and overseas tourists.  In 1999 he was named: ‘Tourism Man of the Year’ for so successfully combining tourism with Ayurveda.  All treatments at the Beach & Lake Ayurvedic Resort are carried out under his direct guidance and supervision. The Beach & Lake Ayurvedic Resort has an additional resident doctor. 

Prime Treatments in Ayurveda



It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part there of is made to perspire by the application of certain medicinal puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag. Duration 60-90 minutes.

Loss of appetite, sluggishness, rheumatism, joint pains etc


Lukewarm herbal oils are dripped all over the body by 2-4 trained technicians in a special rhythmic way for about 60-90 minutes.

 Hemiplegia, paralysis, rheumatic complaints, joint stiffness, nervous disorders etc.

Dhara, Thyla, Thakra, Ksheera

Some herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk etc are poured on the forehead in a special way for about 45 minutes.

Insomnia, mental tension, vatha predominated diseases etc
Special medical herbs are made into paste and is applied on the body or part of body for 20 - 90 minutes.

Skin diseases, Muscular injury, atrophy, brain diseases, insomnia, varicosity etc.
Uthara Vasthi
Certain herbal oils herbal extracts etc are applied through the Uro-genital tract.

Infertility, Uro-genital diseases etc


Special herbal oils are poured in a cap fitted on the head for 15-60 minutes per day

Facial paralysis, headaches, vatha originated diseases etc


This is a typical massage with herbal powders for about 30 minutes.

Paralysis, Obesity, rheumatic ailments.
Medicated ghee is given internally in a proportionally increased quantity for period of 8-21 days. (Preparatory process of doing Panchakarma)

Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, skin diseases etc
In this treatment gentle oil massage is given according to the disease for 45-minutes.

Obesity, lack of blood circulations etc.


This is one of the important treatment in Panchakarma in which herbal juices, medical oils etc are applied through nose.

Head aches, mental disorders, skin diseases etc.

Herbal leaves, herbs, herbal powders, flesh of animals etc., are applied to the whole body in boluses with hot medical oils.

Arthritis, spondilosis, sports injuries, muscular atrophy etc.
Greeva Bhandhanam
This is very special bandage along with medicines for muscular and orthopedic problems.

Cervical spondilosis, degeneration of bones, post accidental problems etc..
Collyrium (Paste made of Ayurvedic herbs) is applied in eyes after proper cleaning.

Eye diseases

Rakta Moksham
Impure blood is drained out by giving an incision on the vein.

Spleen problems, toxicity, skin diseases, migraine etc.

Vasthi, Bhramana, Mathra
Sneha, Kashaya

Certain herbal oils, herbal extracts etc. are applied through the rectum.

Arthiritis, paralysis, gastric complaints, rheumatism etc


Some Special Treatments

'Born to Win'
This is a special treatment to stimulate the vital points. In this, we are using the traditional knowledge of vital point (Marmas) along with Acupressure and Holistic touches. This will energize you in your inner levels, attain an equilibrium of VATHA, PITHA and KAPHA attaining the temperance of mind by that becoming more successful in life.

'Swosa Kosa Chikilsa’
(For Lungs)
A special treatment to increase the strength of your lungs. This package is very beneficial for one having Bronchial asthma, prolonged etc. It will strengthen the lungs and will prevent the attack of such ailments. This includes body massage, Vamanam, Urovasthi, Kashaya Vasthi, Pizhichil, Gnavarakizhi etc. along with internal Ayurvedic medicines.

Rejuvenation Therapy
(Rasayana Chikilsa)
This treatment includes body massage with hand and foot by medicated oil and cream. It includes internal rejuvenative medicines and medicated steam bath. This therapy is for 90 minute to 2 hours per day for 7-14 days. It is good to rejuvenate mind, body and soul, to one up skin, to strengthen all system so as to achieve ideal health and longevity.

Twag Roga Chikilsa

In this treatment the impurities in the skin are removed by Panchakarma and Swetakarma treatment. Specially prepared AYURVEDIC Medicine internally is the main part of this programme. The package includes Snehapanam, Lepam, Vamanam, Virechanam, Nasyam, Kashaya Vasthi, Pizhichil etc.

Body Purification Therapy
(Shodana Chikilsa) 
It is a process of purifying the whole body to attain proper balance of Vatha, Pitha and Kapha on Panchakarma and Swetakarma treatment. This will also purify the gunas and doshas of mind viz. Satwa, Rajas and Thamas. The 15 days package process include body massage, snehapanam, Vamanam, Nasyam, Virechanam (medicated Purgative) Sneha Vasthi, Kashaya Vasthi, Pizhichil, Gnavarakizhi, Tharpanam, Sirovasthi, Karnapoornam, Medicated steam bath. 

You and Your Spine
This is a special treatment package for you spine problems. It will strengthen the back muscles and prevent degeneration of bones, it can also prevent nerve compression. This is very good for spondilosis, post traumatic problems (post accidental) sport injuries etc. This treatment includes Body massage, Snehapanam, Virechanam, Kadi Vasthi, Sneha Vasthi, Kashaya Vasthi, Pizhichil, Gnavarakizhi etc.

Body, Mind and Soul
An absolute stress Reliever with a combination of Yoga Meditation, Ayurveda and Holistic touches. Through this programme your body and minds is purified and more important, attains the temperance of mind.

Body Immunization / Longevity Treatment
(Kayakalpa Chikilsa)
This is the prime treatment in Ayurveda for reducing ageing process, arresting the degeneration of body cells and to immunize the body. Giving Rasayana (very special ayurvedic medicine) internally is the main part of the programme, based on Panchakarma and Swetakarma treatment. This package includes Body Massage, Snehapanam, Vamanam, Virechanam, Nasyam, Sneha Vasthi, Kashaya Vasthi, Pizhichil, Gnavarakizhi, Tharpanam, Sirovasthi, Karnapooranam, Medicated Steam Bath, Yoga and Meditation.

Slimming Programme
This programme includes massage, in take of herbal juice, herbal preparations and some minor exercises. A special Ayurvedic diet is advises during this period, this includes two types of massage.

Medicated Herbal Powder Massage
Medicated Herbal Oil Massage

Beauty Care Programme
This programme includes massage with oil,Powder and cream, body pack, face pack, herbal tea etc. It will increase your skin complexion and beautifies the body figure.

Panchakarma Chikilsa
(Full Course)
It is a process of purifying the whole body to attain proper balance of Vatha Pitha and Kapha based on Panchakarma and Swetakarma treatemaent in our traditional way .This package includes Body Massage, Snahapanam Vamanam, Virechanam, Nasyam, SnehaVasthi, Sirovasthi, Brahmana Vasthi,Dhara,Pizhichil, Gandoosam, Medicated Bath, Medicated Steam Bath, Yoga and Meditation etc.

Karna Pooranam
This is a process in which medicated fumes are applied to the Ears for 5 to 10 minutes. This process helps to clean the ear and avoid ailments associated with the ear.

This is a cleaning process of eyes which gives cooling effect, prevents cataract and strengthens the optic nerve.

Andoosha - Dhavanam
Special medicated water is allowed to held in Mouth for 10-30 minutes. Herbal powders or Stem of Medical Plants are given for brushing The teeth and gums. It is a very effective Treatment for weak gums. It is good for spongy Gums and bad odour of mouth.

Face Pack
This is the traditional AYURVEDIC facial which is very good for your face. In this massage, Sudation Therapy, Face Pack (ayurvedic) etc.., is given accordingly. This will beautify your skin and tone up your Face muscles. 


It is a marvelous mixing of Massage with music. The strokes will be according to the rhythm of Music. Traditional Music will be chosen according to the person after consultation. This will enhance you to go inside (to deeper levels) and reduce mental tension.

Feather on Feather
This massage is a mixture of European massage and traditional ayurvedic massage. Special oils, or creams are used for this purpose. It is a very good tension reliever, relaxes the body and is good for Sexual Weakness.

Metamorphic Massage
This is a special massage to improve blood circulation. This is done by cream or oil according to the condition of person. Special strokes are given for Dhamanies and Siras (Veins and Arteries) to improve the blood circulation. This is very good for circulatory system

Rejuvenation Massage
This massage includes body massage with Herbal Oils or Herbal powder by hand and foot, Head massage, face massage, for 1 ½ hours. This is good for rejuvenating the body to reduce mental tension, sexual weakness to improve vitality etc.

General Massage
Body massage with herbal powder or oil for one hour by hand to tone up the body to improve blood circulation etc.

Ayurvedic Baths

Medicated Bath
Certain precious herbal leaves and herbs are boiled in water for 2-4 hours and that water is given for bathing. It beautifies the skin and removes all impurities.

Medicated Steam Bath
Certain precious herbal leaves and herbs are boiled and steam is passed to whole body for 10-20 minutes. This is good for certain skin diseases, to eliminate impurities from the body, to improve the tone of the body, to reduce fat etc.


Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the past. In the essential need of the day and the culture of tomorrow, yoga is the science of right living and as such is intended to be incorporated into daily life. It influences all aspects of a human being: physical, mental, emotional, psychic and spiritual. 

To preserve this legacy of the past should become a priority of the present The discipline of hath yoga aims at the release of tension and stress in the body through the physical approach of it's postures called asanas.The body responds by becoming stronger and more flexible releasing the resistance established by lack of practice and old habits. A closer relationship is then created between body and mind and one begins to perceive a fresh sense of well-being.. 

To acquire a truly prosperous life style, all one needs, is regular exercise. Nothing is more likely to provide all-round health and balance than the practice of the traditional yoga sasthra. Yoga ensures complete health to all parts of our body.

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