Charaka says of all the treatments in Ayurveda Basti comprises the main component. By cleansing the colon and then applying herbal medicines there that nourish and heal the colon and improve its absorptive power we nourish the entire body. Charaka gives the analogy of nourishing a tree by its roots to get good flower, leaves and fruit.
We have visited the Ayurveda Sanctuary 2014-15 and the treatment given is body massage, nasyam and sirodhara with south Indian food served during breakfast, lunch and dinner. The place is quiet and away from Udupi town. They used to be near beach but now changed to some interior village after udupi town. Unfortunately, our experience is NOT at all good. The food served in the night was the same as served in the lunch ( side dishes) and sometimes we felt food was even spoiled. The pathetic experience is with the night bugs in the room. The oil used for sirothara is being reused, hence please expect the hair problems of our patients passed on to you through the used oil. The owners never took care of the hygiene and bugs issue in the rooms. The price charged was too much for the services they had provided to us. The treatment therapists are local people with out any professional training that they claim on the website. The owners brag too much on their past experience and visits to other countries, while the treatment provided in the center is substantially below the standards. We strongly recommend NOT to visit this center unless you wish to face the problems I mentioned above.
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