Dr. Prakash Kalmadi, Sadhana treatment
Dr. Prakash Kalmadi set up Kerala Ayurvedic
Rejuvenation & Research Establishment in January
Prakash Kalmadi set up Kerala Ayurvedic
Rejuvenation & Research Establishment in
January 1999. Dr Kalmadi who is an
established allopathic doctor, when asked why
he set up this institute said, "I watched
people live a bad life style, I wanted to make
them aware of it and change the way they lived,
ate and exercised."
According to the doctor all kinds of body illnesses
and aches can be cured through the science of
Ayurveda as it goes down to find the root cause
of the disease and treat it.
The treatment offered at KARE has the
ability to treat mind, body and soul simultaneously!
Also available here is the Sadhana treatment,
which is one of the most powerful forms of
Ayurveda, The Sadhana treatment has been in practice
in Kerala for centuries. It is a treatment,
which scientifically applies knowledge researched
by Indian sages to treat most illnesses.
Every patient who comes to the institute for
treatment undergoes a thorough body typing exercise
with the help of the Doctor. The body character
of the patient, the mental attitude of the patient
is determined and the complete medical history
of the patient analyzed. After this, the patient's
body constitution is divided into three categories,
Wind, Fire and Kaphi.
Dr M Irani, an Acupuncturist by
practice, who is on the staff at KARE, and who
has been with the establishment since its inception
says, "When the patient comes for an Ayurvedic
oil massage, we recognize the sickness and then
give them the appropriate treatment. The treatment
that we give can cure Skin diseases, Arthritis,
Parkinson's disease among others. The body massage
is given according to the body constitution. The
oldest person who came in for a massage was a
center has two treatment rooms, one for men and
one for women. The masseurs are trained in delivering
different types of massages. KARE also provides
for herbal beauty treatments, rejuvenation therapy,
body purification therapy, slimming programs,
spine and neck care.
The Establishment has arrangements for 18-20
people to stay at a time along with indoor catering
facilities. There is also a trained dietician
to look after the dietary requirements of the
patients. All the food is cooked in cow's ghee
and the diet is planned according to the patient's
constitution of the body. The diet is strictly
According to Doctor Kalmadi, "Most people
come to KARE and stay for 2-3 days, but people
with serious ailments spend longer periods at
our visit to KARE we spoke to an Israeli lady,
Kamala Sunder, who was on her 3rd visit
to India. When asked how she came to KARE, she
replied that she met Dr Kalmadi at a Pranic Healing
course in Pune and he invited her to visit KARE.
Says Sunder "I liked the place very much
on my first visit last June." A person
who is interested in Pranic Healing, Kamla came
to KARE for, in her words, "to cleanse my
body and for the Panch karna treatment."
In her opinion this is the best place in India
and finds Delhi very polluted.
KARE has other facilities too one can enjoy
a game of croquet, table tennis, billiards and
even golf. It Plies buses for Airport and Station
pick-up. KARE has specially designed a treatment
for all those busy and overstressed professionals
who have no time to watch their health and those
seeking longevity and spiritual solace. A complete
health and fitness program has been designed with
special treatment for ladies by lady masseurs
and special yoga and meditation sequences.
Treatment packages are available for seven days
(Monday to Friday), two days (Saturday and Sunday)
or half-days. The treatment comes with a price
attached, of course. A day's stay with treatment
and food will cost approximately Rs.2000 for
Indian guests and $100 for foreign guests.
The treatments that are available at KARE
NETRA-VASTHI: A special treatment for the eyes.
NASYAM: Administration of Medicated Oil / Herbal
Juice through Nostrils.
SNEHAPANAM: Oral administration of Medicated Ghee.
KATI-VASTI: Special local treatment for back problems.
CHAVITTI UZHICHIL: (Special Kerala type of massage
by foot for rejuvenation and healthy body.)
BEAUTY TREATMENTS NJAVARA / ELA / PODI KIZHI :
Application of boluses made of various Ayurvedic
Herbs in a Muslin Bag, rubbed all over the body
by trained therapists.
DHARA : (Thakra Dhara / Shiro-Dhara) In this process,
Medicated Butter milk or warm Herbal Oils is poured
on the forehead continously for more than 30 mins.
PIZHICHIL : Warm Herbal Oil poured all over the
body by trained therapists in a rhythmic manner
amidst chanting of Mantras.
SIROVASTHI : Lukewarm Herbal Oiles are poured
into a Special Leather Cap fitted on the head.
UDVARTANAM : Special body massage with Medicated
ABHYANGAM : Special type of oil massage.
Address: Kerala Ayurvedic Rejuvenation
& Research Establishment Misty Valley, Village
Gonawadi, Mulshi Khrud, Tal. Mulshi, Pune
Phone: 553 2757
Text: Rahul Surkund
Photographs: Hari Krishna