"This review is for my consultation visit to launch my annual PK. It was so nice to reconnect with Simone and know she is looking out for my well-being. She is so thoughtful and comprehensive with her consultation process. I am looking forward to the healing experience of my PK treatments with Simone next week!"
My panchakarma experience at Marin Ayurveda was wonderful. Simone de Winter and her skilled team went out of their way to make me feel comfortable—extending well beyond the call of duty. Simone is highly intuitive and deeply steeped in Ayurvedic wisdom. Among other insights, she cleared up some long-held misconceptions I had about the cause of and right treatment for some chronic skin issues of mine. My skin itself has cleared up too.
The experience was far more profound than I'd anticipated, both physically and emotionally, and Simone guided me gently through all of it. I emerged lighter, brighter, stronger and deeply nourished. Months later, I still feel the effects and have changed some habits for the better. I will definitely be returning, and I highly recommend the experience.
- Adrienne E, Oakland
Panchakarma and Cleansing
We are a Satya Ayurveda certified panchakarma center
If you are interested in panchakarma:
call (415)847-3780 or email
Cleansing will remove toxins from your body's tissues, so that your body can heal itself. Toxins (Ayurveda calls them "ama") can take on many forms, and typically are sticky and erosive in quality, obstructing healthy tissue formation.
The main form we recognize is the ama in the digestive system, that comes from poor dietary habits and weak digestion.It blocks the absorption of nutrients, leading to all kinds of deficiencies. It will create imbalance in the bacterial household in the intestines, leading to conditions like candida.
If ama is mixed with a certain dosha, it will take on a certain quality. For example if it is mixed with pitta dosha it will cause irritation and inflammation, often leading to allergic reactions.
Since toxins get reabsorbed through the walls of the colon into the bloodstream, they get distributed all over the body. Typically they land in the "weak spots", where there is a lot of "wear and tear" or where there is genetic predisposition, like joints, where they will cause arthritis, or in the arteries, as plaque, causing atherosclerosis.
Nowadays we also are subject to many environmental toxins, that affect our hormones, our immune system, nervous system, and much more.
Panchakarma is unique in its use of fats (ghee or oils) during the cleansing process, which will bind to fat soluble toxins. In this way it is very effective in removing environmental toxins and heavy metals that hide in the lipid (fat) tissue of the body.