traditional ayurvedic treatments

Podi kizhi

( Powder bundle massage) 
 
Herbal powders (Podi) are applied to the whole body in boluses with hot medicated oils for 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 14 days.

Benefits: 
 Relieves pain, Numbness and edema.
 Controls vitiated vita.
 Improves peripheral blood supply. 
 Stimulate the nerve endings.
 In Osteoarthritis, Spondylosis, Sports injuries etc

Ila kizhi

(Leaf bundle Massage)
 
Herbal leaves (Ila) are applied to the whole body in boluses with hot medicated oils for 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 14 days.

Benefits: 
 Relieves pain, Numbness and edema.
 Controls vitiated vita.
 Improves peripheral blood supply. 
 Stimulate the nerve endings.
 In Osteoarthritis, Spondylosis, Sports injuries etc.

Nhavara kizhi

It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part thereof is made to perspire by the application of certain medical puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag. This is applied for about 60  minutes per day for a period of 14 days.

This treatment is useful in all kinds of rheumatism, paralysis,and congenital deformity of the limbs and dislocation of bones and joints etc.

Benefits: 
 Strengthens the body.
 Rejuvenates the tissues.
 Gains body weight.
 Improves muscle tone

Udvarthanam

This is a specialized herbal treatment for weight reduction. A herbal paste or powder is applied all over the body and deeply massaged with specific movements for one hour.

Benefits: 
 Toning the skin & muscle after child birth.
 Removes Cellulite.
 Weight reduction. 
 Imparts good complexion to the skin. 
 Revitalizes the sense of touch. 
 Removes Kapha toxins from the body

Abhyangam

A whole body massage with specific herbal oils to nourish and revitalize the body tissues  and to allow the toxins to be removed from the cells. Abhyangam has much deeper and more far reaching effects using medicated oils. Abhyangam achieves deepest healing effects by naturally harmonizing Body - Mind & Spirit.

This is for better blood circulation, nervous stimulation and muscle toning for general good health. It is also ideal for post delivery care.

Benefits: 
 Improves blood circulation.
 Rejuvenates the whole body. 
 Beautifies the skin.
 Delays aging.
 Induces sound sleep Promotes vitality Reduces stress.

Pizhichil

Pizhichil is a procedure developed in Kerala, which gives the effects of both Snehana and Swedana. It is considered as one among the Keraleeya Panchakarma Technique. Medicated oil is poured onto the body in continuous streams while being gently massaged by two therapists for 45 minutes to 60 minutes. It is extremely soothing and relaxing.

Benefits: 
 Increases vitality and body immunity. 
 Anti-aging and rejuvenating. 
 Ensures better blood circulation. 
 A soothing and relaxing procedure. 
 Prescribed in clinical conditions like Paraplegia, Hemiplegia and other Vata dominant ailments.
 

Tarpanam

Tarpanam is a treatment in which medicated oils or ghee are retained in the eyes by making a boundary with herbal mixture or gram paste.These procedure is continued for a minimum period of 30minutes.

Benifits of Tarpanam: 
 Improves eye sight
 Improves brain function
 Good for correcting short sight and long sight 
 Strengthens optic nerve
 Prevents degenerative eye diseases.

Nasyam

One of the Panchakarmas mentioned in Ayurveda, Nasya therapy is a process wherein the drug (herbalized oils and liquid medicines) is administered through the nostrils. Since nose is the gateway of the head, the therapy is highly effective in curing a number of diseases pertaining to the head, if it is performed systematically.

Benifits:

 The therapy cleanses and opens the channels of the head, thereby improving the process of oxygenation (prana), which has a direct influence on the functioning of brain.

 The therapy is beneficial if done on a regular basis, because it keeps the eyes, nose and ear healthy.

  It also prevents the early graying of hair and bear.

 

Vamanam

The kapha toxins accumulated in the body and the respiratory tract are effectively removed by Vamana, one among the five therapies of Panchakarma in Ayurveda. Vamana is therapeutic vomiting, which is a medicated emesis therapy. People with high imbalance of kapha are given this type of treatment, which loosens and mobilizes the toxins, in an effort to eliminate them from the body. Waste products (vitiated dosha) are eliminated through the upper gastrointestinal tract. The vitiated kapha are eliminated through the mouth.

Benifits:

 After vomiting, the sinus is cleared, which in turn provides relief from congestion, wheezing and breathlessness.

 

Virechanam

Virechana Karma is the second procedure in the sequence of Panchakarma, mainly aimed at morbid Pitta Dosha. In simple words Virechana is that procedure which expels out the Doshas through Anal passage. Virechana is mainly intended for Pitta Dosha but it eliminates also Kapha Dosha.

Benifits
1.Useful in diffrent types of skin diseases.
2.It helps to get rid of the toxins which got accumulated in the body.

Vasti

 Vasti is an important treatment in Ayurveda and it’s especially meant for rheumatic (vata) diseases. Here medicated liquid and oil are passed through the anal canal or vagina.There are many types of vasti. This treatment should be done under the guidance of an expert Ayurveda doctor(vaidya) and all kind of rheumatic (vata) disorders would have eliminate with the proper use of vasti. Kashaya vasti, Uttaravasti, Snehavasti, are known as the main Vastis.

Benifits:

  Vasti plays a key role and it ensures result and guaranteed relax to vata disorders.

  It has the power to remove toxin from human body. Anus and vaginal canal are the body parts to apply Vasti. 

Kati vasti

Here the medicated oil is kept over the lumbar region for a minimum time of 30 minutes according to the condition.The oil is made warm and should be changed repeatedly

Benifites

 Very useful in Back pain especially in disc prolapse
 Useful in curing degenerative condition of discs
 Useful in relieving tensions of the spine

Shiro dhara

 Shirodhara is an amazing, unique body therapy from the ancient natural medical system Ayurveda. Shirodhara has a profound impact on the nervous system. That means, the treatment directly and immediately calms, relaxes and has a cleansing effect on the mind and nerves.

 Benefits:

 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

 Shirodhara is traditionally known for it’s ability to assist with sleep problems.  

 Shirodhara has proven effective in lowering blood pressure.

 Shirodhara is also a great treatment for the healthy individual looking to maintain health and enhance well being, clarity, calm and immunity. Shirodhara promotes deep relaxation, relieves fatigue and renews and reinvigorates the body and mind.

 Shirodhara increases immunity by relieving stress and worry.

 

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