The benefits of Ayurveda were asserted by television presenter Nandini Mitra, who, like other celebrities, is a steady guest at the spa clinic and who likes to identify herself as a convinced fan of Ayurveda. With great charm and humor, she led the guests in the best mood through a successful evening, with a mix of songs from the local choir, classical music, and cabaret interludes.
During the podium talk, Ms. Mitra got the hosts to talk about many interesting and personal details from the history of the Health Centre. For example, the Centre’s beginnings had been anything but easy. “We were pretty naive when we embarked on this project,” admitted founder Lothar Pirc. Poor food, traffic noise, and financial hurdles all had to be conquered – which was achieved, fortunately, through much creativity, perseverance, and zeal. The success has vindicated the initiative: Over 25 years, some 25,000 guests have traveled to Bad Ems to witness and experience top-level Ayurveda right in the middle of Germany.
Also for the spa town of Bad Ems, the Ayurveda clinic has proved to be a real blessing: “They have brought guests here from distant lands, guided the kurhouse into calmer waters and ensured its fourth star,” Mayor Berny Abt said during his address. In times when numerous spa clinics in Germany had to close their doors as a result of health care reform, Mr. and Mrs. Pirc came out on top. By maintaining first-class quality, they made the former kurhouse into what it is today: Europe’s leading private clinic for Ayurvedic treatments.
High-level international awards have helped to carry the Health Centre’s excellent reputation to distant countries, among which stands out the “Best Ayurveda Physician 2006” title awarded to doctor Karin Pirc, the first woman and the first European to receive such honors. The clinic’s fame in Russia was enhanced significantly by the “Gold medal for Honor and Good” awarded to Lothar Pirc by the Russian Foundation “Patrons of the Century”. Many gifts and congratulations from all over the world bore witness to the great international renown and recognition of the Health Centre.