Toxin Detox

Get the Environmental Toxins Out of Your Body!

The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat are filled with man-made chemicals and pesticides that overload the liver and the entire immune system. Studies show that these toxins have been associated with hormone disruption, immune system suppression, reproductive disorders, several types of cancer and other disorders such as allergies. An alarming finding of one study showed that PCB and DDE levels appear to be unexpectedly high in the general population and may actually be increasing. These toxicants were banned decades ago; it was assumed that they would now be almost non-existent in the U.S. population.

The good news is that a scientific study on a detox program using Maharishi Ayurveda purification procedures found that the fat-soluble toxicants were reduced by about 50%. Robert Herron, Ph.D., the lead author of a study published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, says that this is the first published study on humans to demonstrate that a specific detoxification regimen can significantly reduce levels of lipophilic toxicants in the blood that are known to be associated with chronic disorders.

Maharishi Detox Program Removes Dangerous Environmental Toxins

Study shows toxic occupational and agricultural chemicals that are stored in the body — and known to cause chronic disorders — can be significantly reduced by an Ayurveda detoxification procedure.

The results of the two-month longitudinal study showed that PCBs and Beta-HCH levels were reduced by 46 percent and 58 percent respectively in the Maharishi Ayurveda detoxification group. Without this detox program, the expected drop in PCBs and Beta-HCH over two months would be only a fraction of one percent.

Previously, no method had been scientifically verified to reduce levels of these lipid-soluble toxicants in the human body without causing negative side effects.

How It Works: Nourishing Ayurveda Oils Also Detoxify the Body

Lipophilic toxicants are stored in fats in the body and are fat-soluble in nature. Several modalities in the Maharishi Vedic Approach to HealthSM detoxification procedure use non-toxic, lipophilic materials, such as clarified butter in the pre-treatment phase and herbalized sesame oil in the massage and enema treatments. These traditional methods are believed to sequentially loosen and remove lipid-soluble toxicants from their deposited sites and stimulate their excretion.

“Our findings were quite striking, given that the half-lives of these toxicants are all several years in duration, and that this comprehensive detoxification procedure removed them in just a few days,” says Dr. Herron.

PCBs and Pesticide Levels Still Surprisingly High in America Today

Dr. Herron says an alarming finding of the study was that PCB and DDE levels appear to be unexpectedly high in the general population and may actually be increasing. These toxicants were banned decades ago and were assumed to be declining to negligible levels in the U.S. population.

“Our findings, however, suggest that they are still entering the food chain and appear to be increasing in humans. One possible explanation is that produce imported to the U.S. from Mexico and Latin America may contain banned toxicants since these hazardous chemicals are still widely used for agriculture in those countries,” says Dr. Herron.

The Maharishi Detox program includes the following:

  • Personal health evaluation by an Ayurveda Health Consultant using the ancient assessment technique of Pulse Diagnosis
  • Two and a half hours of Maharishi Ayurveda treatments per day
  • Health education courses
  • Yoga classes
  • Guest lecturers
  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Specialized organic vegetarian meals

Personal Health Evaluation

  • When you arrive at The Raj, you will meet with our team of Ayurveda Health Consultants who will assess your current mind/body balance using the ancient technique of Pulse Diagnosis and design a treatment program according to your needs.
  • A home program will also be prescribed for you to follow after you leave The Raj. This home program will include specific recommendations for diet, exercise, herbal preparations, and daily and seasonal routines.


Each guest receives an individually prescribed combination of treatments designed to bring about detoxification, balance and rejuvenation. A typical day may include herbalized oil massage with two technicians, an herbalized steam treatment, gentle elimination therapy, aromatherapy and sound therapy. Treatments will vary from day-to-day. All treatments are given by Ayurveda technicians in separate clinic wings for men and women.

Herbalized Oil Application (Abhyanga)

A comprehensive and soothing oil massage carried out by a synchronized team of two technicians. The oil application uses herbalized oils prescribed to suit your individual needs. The treatment promotes the penetration of oil deep into the tissues so that impurities are loosened and separated from the tissues.

Herbalized Steam Treatment (Swedena)

Using a special heat chamber that allows the head to remain cool, this herbalized steam bath opens up the channels of the body and allows the loosened impurities to move into the digestive tract in readiness for their removal by internal cleansing procedures.

Relaxation Treatment (Shirodhara)

In the treatment a soothing continuous flow of herbalized oil is poured slowly and gently across the forehead, thereby treatment settling and balancing the nervous system. The effect is delightful and many guests experience profound relaxation during the treatment.

Luxury Oil Treatment (Pizzichilli)

In this luxurious treatment two technicians pour a constant flow of warm herbalized oil all over the body to give the ultimate experience of deep relaxation. The oil penetrates deeply into the bodily tissues, softening and mobilizing impurities.

Stimulating Circulation Treatment (Urdvartana)

Using herbalized paste, this stimulating treatment helps to enliven and revitalize the skin, smooth away fat deposits and improve circulation and digestion.

Elimination Therapy (Basti)

Daily gentle oil enemas eliminate impurities that have been moved into the intestinal tract. Elimination therapy removes all types of imbalances and is considered a vital part of this cleansing process.

Enhanced Oils Package

Enhanced oils from India offer an advanced level of detoxification and strengthen the immune system. These oils are meticulously prepared according to classical Ayurvedaa methods that involve as many as 75 different herbs. The enhanced oils replace the standard dosha-specific oils used for Maharishi Rejuvenation treatments. The cost of these oils are in addition to the price of the Maharishi Rejuvenation treatment package and range in price depending on the Health Consultant’s recommendation.


To gain maximum benefit from your rejuvenation program we recommend pre-treatment procedures to be done at home ten days before your visit. Our trained staff will interview you regarding your current health status. After our Ayurveda Health Consultants review your interview, we will send you instructions for your home preparation program. These simple home procedures begin to loosen impurities in the body so they can be more easily and effectively eliminated during your treatment.

After Treatment

During your stay at The Raj you will learn how your current mind/body make-up affects your health, happiness, moods and behavior. We will teach you specific foods and exercises, as well as daily and seasonal routines which will naturally promote balance and well-being. Staying healthy is natural, and natural means simple and easy. A simple home program that takes just a few minutes a day, combined with the personalized knowledge gained during your consultation, will allow you to continue to expand your new sense of well-being. You will find our approach is without strain, yet extremely powerful in its effectiveness.

For Women Only

Please note that women's treatments should not coincide with the first three days of the menstrual cycle. Refunds will not be provided if this occurs. Treatment is not recommended during pregnancy. Also, please let our schedulers know if you are a nursing mother.

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