Pizhichil is an exclusive kerala style of body massage. Luke warm herbal oil is poured all over the body for about 60 to 90 minutes continuously. It is applied evenly on the body in a very rhythmic way and for a period of 7 to 21 days depending on the character of afflictions. Its impact is great and the effect is very wonderful in rheumatic treatments like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, nervous disorders etc.
Njavarakizhi is a small muslin bag filled with certain medicinal warm puddings. its application is sudation process for perspiration. The whole body or any specific part is massaged regularly for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 14 days. It is very effective for all types of rheumatism, joint pains, emaciation of limbs, high blood pressure and cholesterol, atrophy etc.
Sirodhara is also called Thailadhara. In this process specially prepared medicated oil is evenly poured on the forehead in a special manner. It is a neurotic therapy keeping visual, hearing, smell and taste senses intact. It is also very effective in relieving mental tension and to have sound sleep.
Ushma sweda or steam bath is a pre-purification therapy by which the whole body is subjected to artificial sweating process. It is very effective in vatha rogas, relieves pain, gives softness to the skin etc.
Abhyangam is a special type of oil massage. It is done with systematic and rhythmic strokes and pressures to the circulatory channels of the body. It is useful for obesity, sleeplessness, fatigue, body pain etc. It rejuvenates and refreshes both body and senses.
Thakradhara means application of medicated thakra or buttermilk in the form of systematic pouring on the forehead, it is effective in treating skin diseases, diabetes and shiroroga.
Vasthi is the medicated enema therapy in Ayurveda. Herbal oil or extracts are applied as enema for a specific number of days. It is done in the treatment of arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, numbness, gastric complaints etc.
Some sort of lukewarm herbal oils may be poured into a cap made with herbal leaves and fitted on the forehead. It is effective for facial paralysis, dryness of nose, mouth and throat, severe headache etc.
Udwarthanam is the massage application of certain special herbal powders on the body. It is done in the treatments of obesity, hemiplegia, paralysis, skin diseases, circulatory disorders etc.
Nasyam is one of the panchakarma treatments. Herbal juices or oils are applied through nose for 14 days or less. It is highly effective in the treatment of headache, paralysis, mental disorders etc.
Oral intake of medicated oils or ghee preparations is called snehapanam. It is both a purification process and therapeutic procedure. Snehapana is done for osteoarthritis, psoriasis, chronic constipation, hemorrhoids etc.
Kativasthi is excellent for relieving all types of back pain and spinal disorders. It is the process of keeping specially prepared warm medicated oil over the lower back of the body marked with herbal paste boundary.
Urovasthi is the practice of keeping warm medicated oil over the chest for the treatment of asthma or other respiratory problems, heart diseases, muscular chest pain etc.
A mixture of medicinal decoction and cow’s milk is heated and thereafter its steam is applied over the affected area through a tube. It is very effective in curing facial paralysis, speech disorders, ptosis and similar nervous disorders.
Herbal powder mixed with medicated oil is applied on the top of the head for 20 to 45 minutes. It is done for curing migraine, insomnia, ENT problems etc.
It is the process of applying medicated herbal paste on the affected area especially in the cases of inflammatory disorders, skin diseases, arthritis etc.
A paste of selected medicinal herbs may be applied on the forehead or scalp for 30 to 45 minutes. It is done in the problems of insomnia, hair and scalp malfunctioning etc.