Pizhichil Treatment is an ayurvedic massage with lukewarm herbal oils. It is a gentle and synchronized ayurvedic treatment, which is done with a constant flow of warm medicated oil. This is a highly rejuvenating treatment that enhances muscle tone and retunes the entire nervous system.
A tender synchronized massage of up and down is carried out on all parts of the body other than the head are subjected to this treatment. The patient rests on the treatment table and two to four trained therapists perform the massage under the supervision of a physician. It is administered in seven standard positions so that no area of the body is left uncovered.
Here, cloth dipped in lukewarm medicated oil is squeezed over the patient’s body uniformly and then the oil rubbed smoothly over the body of the patient by masseurs on either side. The treatment includes continuous oil pouring over the body, then rubbing and stimulating the skin using hands and special cotton cloths. Special caution has to be taken for the patient’s head should not get sweat during the treatment. Hence a cloth is tied over the forehead of the person to prevent oil from getting into the eyes.
Fresh medicated oil is used every day and the duration of Pizhichil is decided by the Ayurveda expert after the body constitution of the individual has been determined.
Pizhichil Ayurvedic Treatment helps with a wide range of medical conditions including: