It is a type of Ayurvedic Oil Massage in which herbal oil is applied to the whole body and gentle massage is applied. Abhyangam therapy helps in extracting toxic substances out from the skin and relaxes the body. The herbal oil, selected as per the body type of an individual, restores the balance of the Doshas.
It is Ayurvedic Powder Massage in which a freshly made paste of herbal powder is applied on the skin and a gentle massage through upward strokes is applied. Udhvartan helps in reducing accumulated fat and toxins from the body. Also, it improves the blood circulation and relieves from pain.
In Shirodhara treatment, a constant stream of warm herbal oil liquid is poured on the forehead which exerts constant vibration and nourishes the scalp. It is highly beneficial in reducing stress levels and insomnia. The medicated oil seeps in and creates a calming effect on the nerves, mind and body.
‘Patra’ means leaves and ‘Pind’ means a bolus. Through a bolus made from specially selected medicinal plants and medicinal oil, sudation therapy is given to the bones, joints and muscles. It relieves the pain and inflammation and it also strengthens the bones & tissues and improves blood circulation.
A ‘potli’ is a poultice consisting of a combination of herbs in fresh or dried condition packed in a muslin cloth and it is immersed in sand or oil, as per the requirements. A gentle Potli massage therapy is applied on the specific pain points through the hot ‘potli’. It improves healing and relieves the pain.
In Chakra Basti, a container is created in the umbilical region or the knee joints using the dough. Warm medicated oil or herbal liquid is poured into the container to make a reservoir. Basti therapy is greatly helpful in correcting the ‘Vata’ dosha, thereby relieving from digestive disorders, stiffness and pain.
In Nasyam therapy, herbal oil or special herbal liquid is instilled in the body through the nose. After administering the liquid, the shoulder, head and neck area are massaged gently. It is very helpful in relieving chronic migraines, sinusitis, allergies, and ENT problems. It is also useful to restrict greying of hairs and hair fall.
Lukewarm medicated oils are applied on the body for 60 to 90 min and simultaneously Pizhichil massage is done in a special rhythm, to increase extraction of toxins through sweat. It is helpful in aches and spasms. It improves the blood circulation and promotes healing of bone and muscle injuries.
‘Lepam’ treatment is a plaster of paste made from medicinal herbs. As per the patient’s requirements, specific herbs are selected to make a paste. The plaster is then covered with a leaf or cotton cloth. This therapy gives relief from the localized pain and swelling, skin problems, psoriasis, and emaciation.