Shirodhara involves a pouring a steady stream of warm medicated herbal oil on the forehead. The oil is poured very slowly for 30-45 minutes and is followed by a gentle scalp massage. Dhara is done in absolute silence to help create a balanced state of rest in the mind and body. This massage is recommended for hypertensions, asthma and scalp problems.
This is a combination of Abhyangam, “Ayurveda Medicated Oil Body massage” and Shirodhara, “a steady stream of medicated oil on the forehead” designed to offer you the highest level of physical and mental relaxation. This combination massage is recommended for jet lag.
This treatment is similar to Shirodhara, but uses medicated buttermilk instead of oil. It is deeply moisturising and highly recommended for hair and scalp ailments.
In Pizhichil, pieces of cloth dipped in warm medicated oil are squeezed by hand continually and uniformly over the body from a defined height as skillful hands simultaneously massage the oil into the skin. This treatment increases blood circulation, nourishing muscles and nerve tissues to provide a rejuvenating effect.
Ksheera Dhara is one of the important treatments among Kerala special therapies. Perspiration is induced by pouring warm medicated milk from a special vessel fixed at an optimal height and rubbed into the body from two positions.
In Navarakkizhi, a Navara rice is cooked with herbs and cow’s milk. Then the warm rice is gently massaged into the body. Navarakkizhi improves blood supply by cleansing circulation channels and expelling metabolic waste. It also promotes digestion, nourishes the muscles and increases immunity. Navarakkizhi is also known to slow the aging process and impart a sense of rejuvenation.
The therapist will create an embankment of about 4-5 cm high around the lower lumbar region and pour warm medicated oil into the area. This medicated oil therapy is ideal for lower backaches and spinal disorders.
The therapist will create an embankment of about 4-5 cm high around the chest region and pour warm medicated oil into the area. This medicated oil therapy recommended for muscular chest pain and asthma.
During Lepam, problem areas are covered with a of thick herbal paste to promote healing. The paste is a blend of many potential herbs, spices, medicinal leaves and buttermilk.