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Abhyangam (Synchronized Massage) / Pizhichil (Ayurvedic Anointing of the Whole Body)

This relaxing and refreshing full body massage is a masterpiece of Kerala Ayurveda. It is done with medicated herbal oils in a synchronized manner. The number of strokes and pressure vary with the condition of the individual and nature of diseases. This massage is indicated daily to prevent ageing and degeneration. This seven-position therapy will treat the whole body physically, mentally and emotionally while balancing the doshas. Its rhythmic motion helps to relieve joints and muscles from stiffness and helps in freeing body movements. This stimulating treatment increases blood circulation, which in turn encourages quick removal of metabolic wastes, while providing relief to diseases such as anxiety, fatigue, circulatory disorders, arthritic problems, backaches and injuries.

Pizhichil is the process where cotton cloth pieces are dipped in warm medicated oil and squeezed onto the patient body. This therapy is a beautiful combination of two classical Ayurvedic treatments, Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (sudation). The whole body is bathed in streams of lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage. More than three liters of medicated oil is used in this therapy. Pizhichil protects the body from illnesses and builds up immunity for a healthy life. It is very useful for rheumatic diseases, arthritis, paralysis, neurological disorders, blood pressure, and nervous weakness and helps to arrest the aging process.

Beneficial for:
  • Lifestyle & Relaxation
  • Relieving body pains
  • Bolstering immunity
  • Mental relaxation
  • Preventing sleep disorders
  • Improves eyesight
  • Relieving anxiety
  • Regulating blood pressure

Sirodhara (Continuous pouring of medicated oil on forehead) / Sirovasthi

Sirodhara is a luxuriant and easy way to achieve instant calm and rejuvenation. It involves the consistent flow of medicated oils on the forehead, specifically on the 'third eye'. This is the chakra point just above and between the eyebrows. It is said to be the seat of human consciousness. As the oil strokes the third eye, it has a balancing effect on the deepest recesses of the brain, stimulating the endocrine system, the pituitary and pineal glands (for hormonal upsets) and pleasure neurotransmitters (for depression or emotional insecurity). The lukewarm, medicated oils are allowed to flow over the scalp and through the hair for a defined period of time, creating a blissful sensation.

In Sirovasthy therapy, luke warm medicinal herbal oil is poured into a cap fitted on the head for 15 to 45 minutes per day. A leather sleeve is placed on the head of the patient and a band is tied around the forehead to keep it in place. Kneaded dough is used to line the inside of this sleeve and ensure that it does not leak. Oil is then poured into the sleeve and allowed to remain on the head. The length of time the oil should be kept there is determined by the physicians according to the need. This is a great therapy for treating paralysis, insomnia, and depression.

Beneficial for:
  • Relieving stress
  • Calming mind
  • Strengthening physical constitution
  • Mental Wellness
  • Improving memory
  • Alleviating insomnia
  • Relieving migraines
  • Lubricating nostrils & throat
  • Combating head disease
  • Reducing depression

Podikizhi / Navarakizhi

Podikizhi is an Ayurvedic treatment for neurological disorders, rheumatism and arthritis. In this treatment, the whole body is vigorously massaged with herbal powder (choornam) tied into tiny bundles in gada cloth until the warmth induces the skin to sweat. The sweat washes away toxic body wastes and unnecessary body fluids.

Navarakizhi is also known as shashtikashali pinda swedam. Navara in Malayalam stands for the rice (Shashtika Shali in Sanskrit) that grows in 60 days; Kizhi (Pinda in Sanskrit) stands for bolus. Navara is indigenous variety of rice grown in Kerala, having medicinal properties. It is a unique treatment procedure practiced by Kerala Ayurveda physicians (Vaidyas). It is a procedure by which the whole body or any specific part is made to perspire , by the application of certain medicinal drugs with Navara rice puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a gada cloth.

Beneficial for:
  • Treating paralysis
  • Relieving back pain
  • Alleviating arthritis
  • Enhances body nourishment and rejuvenates
  • Improves lustre and texture of the skin
  • Strengthens and nourishes the nervous system
  • Gives strength to the muscles

Kati Vasthi

Kati vasthi is a special type of low back therapy or lumbar therapy. Specially prepared warm herbal oil is poured over the lower back and retained inside a well sculpted from black gram paste for the required duration. The healing properties of herbal oils used for this therapy deeply cleanse and enrich the blood, build and maintain strong muscle and connective tissues, and lubricate the joints keeping them flexible and pain free.

Beneficial for:
  • Muscular & Spinal Ailments
  • Treating Lumber Spondylotis
  • Improving inter-vertebral disc prolepses
  • Relieving low back ache
  • Curing sciatica
  • Reduces pain and inflammation of low back areas
  • Nourishes and strengthens the bones, connective tissues, ligaments, nerves, muscles of the lumbo - sacral region

Matra Vasthi / Kashaya Vasthi

During this highly therapeutic Matra Vasthi treatment, medicated oil is administered through the anus. Like the other vashtys, it treats constipation, neurological ailments, paralysis, flatulence, lower backache, gout and rheumatism.

Kashaya Vasthi therapy is normally done after a course of Matra Vasthi. This is a cleansing enema where a combination of honey, oil, herbal paste, herbal decoction, etc. is administered as per the patient's requirement and condition. This therapy eliminates Vata and helps to treat disorders.

Beneficial for:
  • Alleviating backache
  • Slows rheumatism
  • Treating paralysis
  • Digestive and other ailments
  • Prevents constipation
  • Aids nervous disorders
  • Alleviates arthritis
  • Eases lower backache
  • Cures gout