It is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of Ayurveda.
A whole body massage with specific herbal oils to nourish and revitalize the body tissues and to allow the toxins to be removed from the cells. Anhyangam has much deeper and more far reaching effects using mineral oils and lotions. Abhyangam achieves deepest healing effects by naturally harmonizing Body - Mind & Spirit. This massage is performed by one therapist for one hour and is usually followed by a medicated steam bath (Swedana). It is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of Ayurveda.
This is for persons with problems of obesity, diabetes, skin diseases etc. It is also good for stress relief, better blood circulation, nervous stimulation and muscle toning for general good health. It is also ideal for post delivery care.
Pizhichil is a procedure developed in Kerala, which gives the effects of both Snehana and Swedana. It is considered as one among the Keraleeya Panchakarma Technique. Medicated oil is poured onto the body in continuous streams while being gently massaged by two therapists for 45 minutes to 60 minutes. It is extremely soothing and relaxing. It acts as a free radical scavenger, toning, strengthening and deeply rejuvenating the whole body. It is given after a course of Abhyangam.
This treatment is prescribed not only for Vata disorder but also for many other diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, fits, convulsions, paralysis etc. It is very effective in asthma and even in tuberculosis in early stages. This is mainly a lubricating treatment.
This is the most important of all external use of Snehana (oil application). Certain lukewarm ayurvedic / herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patient's conditions for a period of 7 days. Its effects are marvelous in neuralgia, hemicarnia, optic atrophy, otalgia, deafness, facial paralysis and all diseases affecting the carnial nerves.
In this process specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back with herbal paste boundary. This treatment lasts for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
(Powder bundle massage) and Ilakkishi (Leaf bundle Massage)
Herbal leaves (Ila) or herbal powders (Podi) are applied to the whole body in boluses with hot medicated oils for 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 14 days.
It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part thereof is made to perspire by the application of certain medical puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag. This is applied by two to four masseurs for about 60 minutes per day for a period of 14 days. This treatment is useful in all kinds of rheumatism, paralysis, polio, and congenital deformity of the limbs and dislocation of bones and joints etc.
A special treatment in which the eyes are bathed in a special herbal decotion. This procedure takes 15 minutes.
It is a special programme for cleaning the ears by using special medicated oil.
This is a specialized herbal treatment for weight reduction. A herbal paste or powder is applied all over the body and deeply massaged with specific movements by two therapists for one hour.
Dhara is a method of Kerala special treatment. Many such distinctive and excellent forms of treatments, not practiced in the other parts of India are conducted by the Kerala Physicians. A continuous stream of medicated warm oil/herbal decoctions/medicated milk/buttermilk is poured onto the forehead for 35 to45 to minutes. This procedure often induces a mental state similar to a trance, which creates profound relaxation of the mind and body. It deeply relaxes and revitalizes the central nervous system. Shirodhara gives the best results when taken after an Abhyangam. Dhara is good for all ailments. Changing the liquid as per the Dosha condition, with necessary alterations in the procedure, is useful to alleviate any Dosha.
This special treatment is an effective remedy for mental diseases, headache, nervous disorders, insomnia, blood pressure, general weakness, urinary diseases and particularly in the diseases of organs above neck.
Same relaxing treatment as Sirodhara but instead of herbal oil, herbal milk is poured over the forehead or over the whole body. Great therapy for people suffering from headaches from Vata and Pitta predominance, Insomnia and mental tension.