Open An Ayurveda Centre – Requirements & Guidance

Panchakarma is a specialized treatment of Ayurveda which is very helpful to treat and cure chronic diseases and to rejuvenate our body. We need a specialised Ayurveda doctor, trained therapists, equipment, Ayurvedic massage oil and other medicines etc. are the basic requirements of a Panchakarma Centre. If you want to open an Ayurveda Centre, this article is for you. Read it till the end, and you will be able to clarify all your queries.

Read: What is Panchakarma?

If you want to open an Ayurveda Centre or Ayurveda Wellness Centre then you may have a very common question in your mind. And that question is what are the requirements of a panchakarma center? Many of my clients or visitors to this website also ask the same. After reading this post, I hope your queries will be resolved.

Want to Open an Ayurveda Centre

When someone wants to open an Ayurveda Centre, there are lots of questions about what to do, how to do it, what are the requirements etc. come to mind. The requirements of an Ayurveda & Panchakarma Centre could be summed up under the following points. After going through the full article, you will get answers to all your queries.

  1. Ayurveda Doctor
  2. Panchakarma Technician or Therapist
  3. A receptionist
  4. A cleaning staff/ sweeper
  5. Panchakarma equipment
  6. Ayurvedic medicines and massage oil
  7. A therapy room with attached toilet
  8. Accessories- Stove, Gas, Induction, Bowls etc.
  9. Capital investment, expenses, a miscellaneous requirement
  10. Profit or earnings from a Panchakarma Centre or Ayurveda Wellness Centre

Below, I will explain in brief some of the above-mentioned points which you may need an explanation.

An Ayurveda Doctor

Anyone who wants to Open an Ayurveda Centre should be aware that the main pillar of such center is a good Ayurveda doctor. He must have a graduate degree (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery or BAMS) or post-graduation in Ayurveda (MD or MS in Ayurveda). He should be registered in Ayurveda board of any state from which he belongs to or registered as Ayurveda practitioner from CCIM (Central Council of Indian Medicine). He may have a certificate course/ diploma in Panchakarma or got extensive training in Panchakarma from a reputed institution or hospital. For a center, one or more Ayurveda doctors may be recruited depending upon the infrastructure and need.

Panchakarma Technician or Therapist

A person who is well trained and successfully completed a basic course in Panchakarma therapy is recruited as Panchakarma Therapist. For a Panchakarma centre, minimum 1 male and 1 female therapist are required.

A Receptionist or Front Desk Executive

An executive with good communication skills may be recruited to take care of all the walk-in clients and patients. An executive or personal is also helpful in attending telephonic enquiries and booking an appointment on the call.

A Cleaning Staff or Sweeper

A wellness center should be hygienic and clean. After every therapy, the therapy room should be clean. For this purpose, a regular member of staff should be recruited to perform all the cleaning requirements.

Panchakarma Equipment

To perform various therapies and treatments, a set of equipment is required. A few types of equipment are Droni (Ayurvedic massage table), Shirodhara stand and Shirodhara vessel, Swedana Yantram (Steam chamber & Steam generator), Vasti Yantra (enema set) etc.

Ayurvedic medicines and massage oil

For all types of Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapies, Ayurvedic medicines or oils are required. These are chosen by the Ayurveda doctor depending upon the condition of the patient and then prescribed accordingly.

A therapy room with attached toilet

For a start, a room of minimum 12 x 15 ft size with attached toilet is a must for an Ayurveda Panchakarma & Wellness Centre. This room is used to give therapies to patients. 2 or more therapy rooms may also be set up depending upon your investment capacity.

Accessories – Stove, Gas, Induction, Bowls etc.

Some of the accessories like an arrangement of cooking gas or induction to heat oil, prepare the decoction, frying leaves or powder is required. Also, some of the cooking bowls, frying pans, spoons are other kitchen items which should be arranged as and when needed.

The initial investment, expenses, the miscellaneous requirement

For opening a fully furnished Ayurveda clinic & Panchakarma center, capital investment is required for infrastructure and medicines. Also, there should be an arrangement of working capital for a few months until the clinic starts paying its expenses. The initial investment amount may vary depending on the site location and facilities you want to provide. For a basic Ayurveda center, the investment and expenses will be categorized under the following points:

  1. Equipment and training (₹ 2,00,000 to ₹ 15,00,000)
  2. Salary to the staff (₹ 75,000 to ₹ 1,00,000)
  3. Therapy and OPD Medicines cost (₹ 50,000 to 1,50,000)
  4. Therapy disposable accessory cost (₹ 25,000 to ₹ 50,000)
  5. Website and mobile applications (₹ 5,000 to ₹ 1,00,000)
  6. House rent (if applicable)
  7. Electricity Bill
  8. Stationary and other miscellaneous expenses (₹ 5,000 – ₹ 10,000)
  9. Marketing expenses (₹ 10,000 – ₹ 2,00,000)

Services offered at Ayurveda Clinics & Panchakarma Centres

Through an Ayurveda Clinic, one can offer the following services

  • Consultation with Ayurveda physician
  • Sale of Ayurvedic medicines and natural products
  • Panchakarma therapy
  • Detoxification & rejuvenation packages
  • Kerala traditional therapies
  • Beauty therapies
  • Disease-specific treatment packages
  • Prakriti analysis
  • Ayurveda dietary advice
  • Yoga advice
  • Psychological counselling
  • Lifestyle and behavior modification advice

Profit or earnings from a Panchakarma Centre or Ayurveda Wellness Centre

Now the most important question, what profit will I get in return for this investment in an Ayurveda Wellness Centre? And the answer to this question depends on your business capability, managerial skills, behavior and dealing with your clients and patients. And you know this applies to every business.

Nowadays, you are also very much familiar with the fact that Ayurveda and Wellness sector is in a boom. Many business groups are investing in this field. Now the era is of Ayurveda, we all want to get rid of the continuous use of harmful chemicals and steroids in our medicines. Ayurveda is a scientifically proven and time-tested traditional Indian system of medicine and healthcare.

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