Popularly known as third eye treatment of Lord Shiva, a therapeutic ‘marma’ head massage with herbal oils, medicated milk, buttermilk or herbal decoction is poured gently and steadily over the forehead in a continuous stream using a special rhythmic swaying movement. This results in a fantastic sense of deep relaxation and inner peace.
The nose is the doorway to the brain and is also to consciousness. The nasal administration of medication is called Nasyam. An excess odd bodily humours accumulated in the sinus, throat, nose or head areas is eliminated by means of the nearest possible opening in-the nose.
Abhyangam is an Ayurveda way of oil massage with marma therapy. Marma are vital points of the body which contain prana energy. Gentle pressure on marma while doing massage, provides prana energy to the body and mind which gives ultimate healing.
In Pizhichil/ Sarvangadhara, pieces of linen, dipped in luke warm medicated oils, are squeezed on to the body of the person who lies on a specially made wooden plank. Pizhichil is an effective remedy for optimum relaxation.
This is a procedure in which a belt is fastened around the head covering the portion of the forehead so a well-like formation takes place over the head. This is then filled with medicated oil and kept for some time. This is beneficial to the diseases of the head, especially in difficulties arising due to injuries in head.
This treatment aims to provide rejuvenation to eyes. Dough of Urad (black gram) is put around the eye ball in such a way that a dam like appearance is seen. Then herbal healing ghee (purified butter oil) is put in this groove to lubricate eyes and surrounding areas which will be kept warm for 30-35 minutes. This provides improved vision with beautiful eyes and strengthening of the eye tissues.
Kizhi treatment is a therapy wherein heated herbs and medicinal oils are tied in cloth bags and placed on the area to be treated. This is followed by specific massages, done using the fingers, heel of the hand or palm. The pressure application varies according to the nature of ailment and the spot.
The whole body is gently massaged with medicated powders prepared from various herbs. This helps to reduce fat patches from the body, toning of the muscles, improves blood circulation and eases joint pain. Regular Udvarthanam is good for not only cellulites but it helps to lose weight by increasing the basal metabolic rate.
This medicated steam bath is a unique treatment. Under this treatment, leaves of medicinal plants are boiled and steam is passed to the whole body. This treatment is helpful to eliminate impurities from the body, reducing fat and also helpful in fighting with some skin diseases. This is also indicated as Purvakarma for Panchakarma procedures.
Herbal cream is applied on face and neck through constant massage movements for 30 minutes. Later, gentle herbal steam is given and different herbal face pack dissolved in rose water is applied on the area. This treatment is very effective for toning of face muscles, to induce relaxation and relief from acne problem.
Ayurvedic vasti involves the introduction into the rectum of herbal concoctions of sesame oil and certain herbal preparations in a liquid medium. Vasti, is the most effective treatment for vata disorders although many enemas over a prescribed period of time are usually required. It relieves constipation, distention, chronic fever, cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, backache, sciatica and other pains in the joints.
Nadiswedanam is usually done for localized conditions like osteoarthritis, sprain, or to relieve some localized pain as in cervical spondylitis. Fomentation is done with the vapors generated out of medicated decoction, then applied to the affected area with the help of a rubber tube. Proper oleation of the affected part is done prior to nadiswedanam.
This whole body deep muscle massage with medicated oil is a very relaxing technique. It gives all the benefits of abhyangam and tones the muscles. Uzhichil regulates the flow of energy within the body and improves blood circulation.
It involves massaging of the body with small linen bags filled with Navara after liberal application of medicated oils. It is of great benefit to those with atophy of the muscles, arthritis and weakness of extremities. Individuals will benefit from this treatment for anti-aging effects and its ability to prevent disease.