After spending many hours talking to me, looking at the information that I had provided from the hospital and Kim had provided from the functional tests that we did and discussing at length with Dr Mathai, a bespoke treatment plan was put together for me.
The functional tests have shown that my liver is highly acidic and toxic. So the first job is to detox it. This is done using a combination of remedies. I am taking many different homeopathic medicines, which consist of various different tablets and tonics. Each day I have a liver pack applied to me, over the liver to draw out impurities and I am on a strict medical diet. All food at Soukya is vegetarian and organic and most of it is grown on site. Indian food is absolutely delicious. I love my meals. I am fed a mixture of juices, delicious Indian food and for dinner, I have a very bland, wet, split rice porridge, which is very gentle on my digestive system so that it doesn’t have too much to do at night.
I am looked after so beautifully and nothing is too much trouble. I have very little strength at the moment and so I am picked up in a wheelchair to go everywhere. The staff here are just wonderful, they all look immaculate and they are so kind and generous. The doctors check in with me every day to see how I am doing and what changes are occurring within my body and my medicines are adjusted accordingly. They check my vital signs and palpate my abdomen to see what changes are occurring. Everything is carefully overseen by Dr Mathai who despite the fact that he is away, checks in several times a day to see how I am doing and is always immediately available if the doctors need to call him to ask him anything.
Because I am not moving very much, my circulation is a bit of a problem and my feet and ankles are terribly swollen, so part of my morning treatment, while I have the liver wrap is to have warm pads rubbed all over me in a particular sequence to stimulate circulation and lymph drainage. They also stimulate my lower leg circulation using warm water and sponges, which lasts for about 20 minutes.
Once all of this is done, they take me for a shower and I go and have some lunch and then a sleep before my afternoon treatment. In the afternoon’s I have a mud wrap over my abdomen to get things stimulated and moving.
When I first arrived my entire abdomen and all of the organs within it were absolutely rock hard. I looked 6 months pregnant. Everything was incredibly uncomfortable, it hurt to breathe in deeply, and the pain in my liver seemed to move around constantly. I was not in a good way.
Other than having my treatments and eating my meals, all I do is sleep. My body was so utterly exhausted that all it wants to do is rest. It also needs to absorb the treatment and detoxing that is being given to it here. It’s unbelievable how much one can sleep, I think I am probably sleeping around 20 hours a day, maybe more as I snooze while my treatments are being administered too. It’s not unusual for me to fall asleep while eating my lunch!
Access to the outside world is fairly limited here, which makes it absolutely perfect for resting. There is no 3G, so I can’t access much on my phone, I can’t even respond to iMessages as you need internet connection to do that! So any iPhone users who want to contact me need to send me a message as a text and then I can reply. If the last message sent to me was an iMessage, I can’t reply to it. Wifi is available at reception at specific times of the day and I am usually asleep or feeling too weak to get there, so I rarely get there to connect to the outside world. Hence the download of blogs you are getting now.
Soukya’s whole purpose is relaxation, healing and well-being. On the tables in the restaurants, it suggests that dinner is eaten in silence and that respect is given to guests who wish for solitude. So I get to eat quietly by myself. If I am not well enough to go to the dining room to eat, it is brought to me.
The place is just stunning and sacred and has the most amazing healing energy about it. When I am feeling a little stronger, I will take some pictures. Dr and Mrs Mathai have built the whole place from wasteland. They built it bit by bit into the amazing place that it is today. Everything is simply beautiful, clean and restful. I can’t wait until I am strong enough to go for a walk and really take the place in. The staff have all been here for many years and are very happy. The place just has an ambience of calm and ease. Nothing is too much trouble for anyone. I strongly suggest that you check it out, whether you are coming for medical reasons or just to really take time out and nourish yourself. The website is www.soukya.com
There is daily yoga and mediation and once I am a bit stronger and in a bit less pain, I shall be taking part as it is something that I would really love to do. I want to make it a part of my life going forward.
I know for sure that I will not be leaving here in 3 weeks time. I plan to stay for as long as it takes for me to feel ready to leave. I am so glad that I passed my business over to Tina before I left as I have no commitments or obligations that I need to worry about, which is such a liberating feeling.