The word Abhyangam is a Sanskrit word, which literally means oil application all over the body. It is a programme where the oil prescribed by doctor is liberally applied using different strokes & oils as per the need of the body. Good for musculo-skeletal diseases and rejuvenative health care. Daily massage helps alleviate fatigue, delays ageing and improves circulation. It also helps in getting sleep and improves skin texture, colour and strength.
The Shirodhara technique soothes and invigorates the senses and the mind. It tunes up brain function, helps to improve memory and also very effective in A total feeling of wellness, mental clarity and comprehension is experienced in this process. Shirodhara means the dripping of oil like a thread (dhara) on the head (shir). This is a tantalizing yet tranquil form of Ayurvedic oil treatment.
Mukhalepam is a simple Ayurvedic skin care therapy which includes the massaging with Kumkumadi Thailam for 30-45 minutes. Mukham in sanskrit means face and lepam means application of a paste. The herbal pack contains different herbs made into a paste. It improves quality of skin and gives a good skin tone. It avoids pigmentation or discoloration of facial skin, and is beneficial in treating sun burn related conditions. The herbal combination is chosen after assessing the skin type of the person and the specific requirements.
Pizhichil is soft massage of the body using the warm herbal oils. These oils are constantly flown on the body in a very slow and synchronized manner. The application of the warm oils is done using a cloth which is soaked in the oil. It is very effective for illnesses like artheritis, sciatica, limbs emaciation, nervous weakness, vata imbalances, hypertension etc. This treatment is also known as the Treatment of Aristocrats as it was very common among the kings during the ancient period.
Udwartanam is a procedure in which dry powder of a medicine is rubbed on the body in a rigorous manner in order to create friction and increase body temperature. It’s one of the treatment effectively used in the weight management programme. It gives an ample opportunity to work over the local area of fat deposition and at the same time can well be executed as a general treatment all over the body too. Though classics explain it as a very versatile treatment and with a little amendment in the material of the treatment it can well be used to reduce blood cholesterol, skin problems, imparts mobility to the joints, strengthens muscles and refreshes the body.
A special type of Rice called Navara is cooked in milk and herbal decoction is packed in small cotton bundles. With this the whole body is massaged. Navarakizhi is extremely effective against rheumatism, joint and muscle pains, back pains (e.g. sciatica, slipped discs), high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and sexual problems such as and menstruation, infertility and nervous weaknesses. It may also get rid of certain skin problems.
Netra tarpana is an Ayurvedic treatment for the eyes. It strengthens and protects the eyes from the sun’s strong rays. It relieves tired, achy and sore eyes and improves vision. It is an ideal treatment for people who use computers, drive long distances, and operate machines and those who keep long hours.
Nasyam is very important treatment for illness in the head region. Nostrils are the doorway to brain. Nasayam is instilling of medicated drops of oil into nostrils. It is useful for healing chronic sinusitis, hemiplegia, and facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia and lockjaw.
Retention of oil-soaked cotton cloth over the inflamed body part. Such oil retentions help reducing inflammation, pain and cramps.
This treatment procedure used in Ayurveda treatments for the various ailments of the lower back. It is made by two words KATI means the back area and the VASTI means a pouch like arrangement. In this method special treatment is given to the back area with special medicated oils. Kati Vasti is one of the best treatments which alleviates numbness due to Sciatic nerve compression & most types of low-back pain.
Warm medicated oil is allowed to stand on back of neck, is called as the Greeva Basti. Warm medicated oil poured over the neck; helps to cure cervical spondylosis, neck pain, paralysis, numbness of hands.
The knee joint is called Janu Sandhi in Sanskrit; hence the name Janu Basti is given to the proceduredone on knee joints. This special ayurvedic treatment offers relief from pain of knee joints and osteo arthritis of the knee joint. The treatment also strengthens the knee joint by improving blood circulation. Warm medicated oil or herbal decoctions are used for the process.