There are so many pre conceptions and misconceptions about ayurveda that it is important to remember that it is first and foremost ritual and therapeutic cleansing so it is not always “pretty”. A lot of it depends on detoxification from every orifice and sense door. Therapeutic sweating and therapeutic vomiting are often part of the cleansing process after which the healing process can start.
Its not a day spa thing. For best results check into an ayurvedic spa for fourteen or twenty one days .
Ananda in the Himalayas, Soukya in Bnagalore or any of the CGH properties in Kerala offer luxury stay options.
A piece I wrote for Luxury Spas Uk attempts to explain some of the key principles .