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We offer genuine Ayurveda Treatments, not a spa vacation.
Our emphasis on traditional Ayurveda guidelines will ensure that the balance of your body is restored.

Kaya Seka (Pizhichil)

Kaya Seka or Sarvanga Dhara or Pizhichil is a special treatment procedure followed by traditional Vaidyas (Physicians) of Kerala. The word Pizhichil in Malayalam language literally means “ squeezing”. Here the whole body is bathed in streams of lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage. This Ayurveda’s Royal Treatment is famously called as the “treatment for aristocrats”, because the treatment was especially offered to the Kings in ancient times.

In this treatment, the cloths measuring about 1.5 square feet are soaked in warm medicated oil and then squeezed on to the person’s body from a height of 20 to 24 cms, so that oil flows in a continuous single stream along the thumb, in a downward direction. The pieces of cloth are periodically soaked in a vessel containing warm oil. Gentle massage is given following the path of the oil stream. Two to four trained therapists under the supervision of a physician perform the treatment. The patient should be made to adopt the seven standard positions, so that no area of the body is left uncovered. After the completion of the procedure, the person is made to take rest, by covering the body with a thick blanket for 30 minutes, before taking a bath in hot water.

Duration of the treatment: 45 to 90 Minutes

Benefits:

  • Relieves body pain and muscle spasms
  • Helps in healing bone injuries
  • Increases immunity and prolongs life span
  • Promotes normal development of muscle mass
  • Improves skin complexion
  • Has anti-aging treatment
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Very soothing, relaxing and rejuvenating treatment
  • It is very effective in the following conditions:
  • Neurological disorders
  • Ankylosing spondilitis
  • Burning sensation all over the body
  • Nervous weakness
  • Sexual weakness
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Arthritis
  • Paralysis (Hemiplegia and paraplegia)
  • Parkinson’s disease

Shirodhara

Sirodhara is the process in which medicated oil, milk, buttermilk is poured in a continuous stream on the forehead in a specific manner. Two therapists perform this treatment.

Duration of treatment: 45 Minutes

Therapeutic effects:

  • Premature graying of hairs
  • Fatigue
  • Infirmity and emaciation
  • Head-ache
  • Lack of vitality
  • Pricking pains of palms and soles
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • ENT diseases
  • Alleviate Vata, Pitta, Kapha
  • Improving the power of all sense organs
  • Insanity

Panchakarma

Panchakarma is Ayurveda’s primary purification and detoxification treatment. It is essentially applicable to all cases covering a wide range of preventive, curative and promotive conditions. Panchakarma is advocated in a healthy person to combat seasonal imbalance of Tridosha. Ayurveda describes that the disorders treated with this mode of therapy do not recur while those treated with other palliative methods might re-appear. These measures are preceded by Oleation therapy (Snehana) and Sudation therapy (Svedana) and are followed by special diet recommendations (Samsarjana karma). Emesis has been claimed as the best treatment for diseases of Kapha, Purgation for diseases of Pitta and Enema for diseases of Vata.
 
 

The most important activities in Panchakarma are Snehana (Oleation Therapy) and Swedana (Sweating Therapy). During the first few days of treatment, Purvakarma therapies are recommended and after that they are combined with Panchakarma procedures for Internal & External Purification.

Podi Kizhi

This is a type of Swedana Chikitsa (fomentation) wherein medicated powders are made into poultice and used for giving fomentation.The poultice is made warm in a pan and a general massage is done to the patient lying in a specially designed .The bolus is gently massaged on different parts of the body.

Duration of Treatment: 60 Minutes

Benefits of Churna Pinda Sweda (Podi kizhi):

  • Helps to reduce pain, inflammation and stiffness of the muscles
  • It strengthens and rejuvenates the Bones, Muscles and Nerves
  • Strengthens the tissues
  • Increases the circulation
  • Provides colour and complexion to the skin
  • Induces good sleep and reduces the stress.

Therapeutic effects:

  • Certain types of Neurological conditions
  • Certain conditions in Arthritis caused due to block of Vata by Kapha.
  • Over weight and Obesity
  • Some types of Acute pains like Sciatica, Lumbago etc

Shirovasthi

Shirovasthi is the procedure where in the medicated oil is retained on the head for a prescribed period. Two therapists perform this procedure.

Duration of Treatment: 30 to 45 Minutes

Procedure:

First warm herbal oil is applied all over the body to prepare the body for the main treatment. It helps to rejuvenate the nerve endings. Then a leather cap of about ten inches is tied around the head. The cap is kept in place by tightly wrapped cloth bandages to prevent leakage of oil. Patient then seats in a upright position and the warm medicated oil is poured on the head through the sleeve and retained there for about 30 to 45 minutes. Then the oil is drained by bending the head slightly and making small openings in the bandage.

Can be used for following conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Head-ache
  • ENT diseases
  • Certain skin conditions of the scalp
  • Burning sensation
  • Itching on the head
  • Diseases of the head
  • Cracking of the skin of the scalp & hair fall
  • Facial paralysis

Greeva Vasthi

The phrase Greeva Vasti is from Sanskrit. The word Greeva refers to neck and Vasti stands for container or retaining something inside. It is an Ayurvedic Neck care and basically a hot oil therapy. Greeva Vasti is bathing the neck region with medicated oil or freshly prepared herbal decoction. The procedure does oleation and sudation around the neck region simultaneously. Due to present day lifestyle which involves continued and glued sitting position and lack of body movements the problems of the spine, muscles and skeletal tissues of neck and shoulder arise. Greeva Vasti addresses these issues effectively.

Procedure:

The person undergoing Greeva Vasti is made to lie face down on the massage table (Droni) The dough is prepared out of black gram flour or whole wheat flour. It is then made into a small ring of four to five inches in diameter which is placed over the neck to cover all the vertebrae of the neck and 2-3 vertebrae of the thoracic region.

After it is glued with some water to make it leakproof, lukewarm medicated oil or the decoction of herbs is slowly poured into it. When this cools down it is squeezed out and replaced with more warm one. At the end of the procedure the dough is removed; a gentle massage is given over the area. The person is made to take rest for a while.

Duration of treatment: 30 Minutes

Greeva Vasti gives relief from the following conditions:

  • Cervical spondylosis, Cervical spondylitis, Cervical disc lesion
  • Vertigo
  • Tingling, numbness of the hands
  • Compression fractures
  • Chronic pain in neck region
  • Frozen shoulder

Benefits:

  • Relieves the burden of stress and congestion in nerves , bones and muscles of neck and shoulders and thus relaxing and rejuvenating them
  • Improves the flexibility and brings smooth movement
  • Improves circulation around the neck and shoulder region.

Elakizhi

Ela or ila or patra means leaves; kizhi or pinda means bolus; Swedam means sudation. It is one of the major sudation process using herbal leaves, practiced by Vaidyas (Physicians) in Kerala. It is highly effective in ailments affecting bones, joints and nervous system.

Procedure:

The leaves which are having Vata pacifying property are collected freshly. Most commonly used leaves are leaves of Tamarind, Calatropis gigentica, Ricinus communis, drumstick, Vitex nigundo, Adatoda vasica etc. They are chopped and mixed with grated coconut, lemon, turmeric, rock salt etc. depending on the condition.The mixture is fried in plain sesame oil or other medicated oil as per the requirement. They are divided into four equal parts and tied in a linen cloth in the form of boluses. These are kept in a vessel containing the oil used to fry the ingredients and the vessel is then heated. An Abhyangam (a gentle oil massage) is given for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then the massage is given with warm boluses. The boluses are applied over the body in seven different postures. Care should be taken that throughout the procedure the temperature is maintained at around 46 degree centigrade by reheating the bolus over hot vessel. After the procedure, the body has to be covered with a thick blanket for about 30 minutes. Then one has to take shower with hot water.

Duration of treatment: 60 Minutes

Patra Pinda Swedam is effective in the following conditions:

  • Neurological disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Myalgia
  • Chronic back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylosis
  • Lumbar spondylitis
  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Sprains and cramps
  • Neuralgia
  • Sports injuries
  • Post traumatic dysfunctions​​

Benefits:

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Improves skin complexion
  • Increase muscle strength
  • Relieves body pain and stiffness

Abhyangam (Ayurvedic massage)

Swedana

Swedana is a steam treatment explained in Ayurvedic medical science. The word Sweda is derived from Sanskrit word- swid, meaning ‘to sweat or to perspire’. So swedana is the process of inducing sweat with the help of steam, generated from medicated herbal decoctions. It is the pre-operative procedure in various Ayurvedic detox therapies where the objective is to dilate the channels of the body to detach the toxins from the tissues. Ayurvedic fomentation is usually given after an Oil massage.

There are many different varities of Swedana. Some of them are as follows:

1. Bashpa Sweda-The fomentation is done by making the person to sit in the chamber where steam eminates from boiling herbal decoction.

2. Naadi Sweda-Naadi sweda is penetrating heat. It is a more penetrating type of wet heat than Bashpa Sweda. This is given to whole body, using a tube; importance is given to thick and complex structures of joints.

Procedure:

Oil should be applied gently on the body. Herbs are selected depending on the condition and doshic predominance. Eyes are covered by tying a cloth around the eyes; the head is covered using a wet cotton pad as Ayurveda strongly believes the eyes and head should be protected from over heat. Treatment is continued till the forehead and abdomen sweat very well. After the completion of procedure person has to take shower with hot water. Food which is warm, unctuous and light is given after one hour of sudation.

Benefits:

  • Balances Vata and Kapha humors in the body
  • Detaches toxins; expels them through the tiny pores of the skin along with sweat
  • Increases circulation; reduces inflammation
  • Revitalizes and rejuvenates the skin
  • Improves digestion
  • Removes stupor
  • Acts on fat tissues
  • Relieves stress
  • Eases sore muscles
  • Reduces numbness, stiffness, rigidity, heaviness; improves mobility

Swedana is indicated in:​

  • Hemiplegia
  • Arthritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Motor Neuron Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Low back ache
  • Sciatica
  • Asthma and cough
  • Sinusitis
  • Chronic constipation
  • It is anti aging and rejuvenating

Udwarthanam

Udwarthanam is special therapeutic deep tissue massage using herbal powders. Udwarthanam means to elevate or to promote. This massage involves upward stroking, where the powder is rubbed forcibly on the body. Classical treatises on Ayurveda explain this procedure as a daily routine.

Procedure:

The herbal powder is warmed by heating. The massage is done in the opposite direction to hair follicles by two therapists. The procedure is performed in seven postures. After completion the person is advised to take rest for 30 minutes, followed by a shower with warm water.

Duration of treatment : 45 to 60 Minutes

Benefits:

  • Pacifies the aggravated Kapha dosha
  • Reduces the excess fat accumulated in the subcutaneous tissues
  • Softens and exfoliates dead skin cells, thereby giving a lustrous glow to skin
  • Detoxification, purification, toning the skin
  • Eliminates bad body odor
  • Improves mobility of joints
  • Strengthens and tones up the muscles
  • Refreshes and rejuvenates the body
  • Takes care of conditions due to improper blood supply
  • Improves the circulation; opens up the body channels (Srotus) increasing the basal metabolic rate.
  • Tones up the skin and muscles after the child birth
  • Removes cellulite and helps in weight reduction
  • Improves the sense of touch
  • Makes the body and mind alert; gives a sense of lightness of the body
  • Reduces the blood cholesterol

The dry powder massage is useful in the following conditions:

  • Motor Neuron Disorders
  • Parkinsonism
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hemiplegia
  • Sciatica
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Skin diseases
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity

Janu Vasti

The Knee joint is called Janu Sandhi in Sanskrit; hence the name Janu Basti is given to the procedure done on Knee joints. In this the knee joint is bathed with warm medicated oil or freshly prepared herbal decoction. Depending on the condition it can be practiced over both the knee joints or on one Knee joint. Knee joints are considered as Sandhi Marma in Ayurveda (joint type of vital areas) which measure about three fingers (three anguli pramana). So the Janu Vasti is specialized Knee therapy or massage which rejuvenate the Janu Marma.

Treatment Method:

The person is made to lie on his back on the massage table (Droni).

Reservoir made of black gram dough is built upon the Knee Joint. The dough ring should be such that it covers the Knee joint. After ensuring the ring is leakproof, the lukewarm medicated oil or herbal decoction is slowly poured into it. When that cools down, it is squeezed out with cotton gauze and the procedure is repeated. At the end of the procedure, the ring is removed and the affected area may be gently massaged. The person is then made to take rest for a short while.

Duration of Treatment: 30 Minutes

Benefits:

  • Pacifies aggravated Vata dosha in the Knee region
  • Restores the lubricating fluid in the joint and maintain integrity of the structures involved in the joint.
  • Removes stiffness and pain in Knee joint
  • Protects knee joints from age related changes
  • Increases blood circulation; thus strengthens and nourishes the knee joints
  • Improves the mobility of the knee joints (Knee flexion and Knee extension)

Indications:

  • Osteoarthritis of Knee joints
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthrosis of knee joints

Thalapothichil

Thalapothichil is a special procedure of application of medicated paste on the head. Thalapothichil is also called as Shirolepa (anointment to head/ head pack). Thalapothichil is from Malayalam where Thala refers to head and Pothichil is covering. It is the traditional Ayurveda treatment of Kerala which is very effective in various psychosomatic disorders. Basically Thalapothichil is cooling treatment.

Procedure:

The person is made to sit in an easy position. A gentle oil massage is given to head with specific medicated oil. An herbal paste is freshly prepared by cooking it with the buttermilk after carefully assessing the condition of the person. The paste is applied over the scalp in a layer of thickness of about 0.5 to 1 centimeter, leaving a small central portion. A medicated oil is filled in this groove. The paste is then covered with leaves (plantain or lotus leaf) and cloth leaving the groove open. At the end of the procedure the paste is removed; a gentle head massage is given.

Duration of the treatment: 30 to 45 Minutes depending on the condition.

Benefits:

  • Corrects imbalance of Pitta Dosha
  • Relaxes and calms down the mind; has a soothing effect on the body
  • Stabilizes the nervous system
  • Activates the Marma (vital areas) points
  • Relieves stress, tension, heaviness of the head
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Improves lustre and smoothness of hair
  • Improves memory
  • Relaxes, rejuvenates and nourishes the head and neck region.

Thalapothichil is indicated in:

  • Insomnia and sleep disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic headaches like migraines
  • Burning sensation of the body
  • Certain skin diseases of scalp like dermatitis of scalp, dandruff, hair loss
  • Premature graying of hair
  • Certain types of Insanity
  • Epilepsy
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Anxiety, depression
  • Some stages of mental retardation

Tarpana

The phrase Akshitarpana ( also called Netrabasti) is from Sanskrit where Akshi refers to eyes (Netra=eyes) and Tarpana stands for nourishment (basti=retaining something inside). This procedure is popularly called as Kriyakalpa for eye diseases in Ayurveda. Kriyakalpa literally means treatment. Akshitarpana is an eye care treatment and rejuvenation programme in Ayurveda. This is ideally prescribed after a course of a body detox program preferably, Virechana (therapeutic purgation) and a course of Nasyam (Nasal instillation of medicated drops).

Procedure:

  • The person is made to lie down over back on the Droni (Massage table)
  • The dough ring prepared out of blackgram is applied around the eyeball
  • The dosha specific medicated ghee is made lukewarm
  • The ghee is poured into the cavity with the eyes closed, till it covers the eyelashes.
  • The person is instructed to blink the eyes
  • At the end of the procedure the ghee and the ring are removed; eyes are wiped with cotton swab
  • The person is made to sniff the medicated smoke with closed eyes
  • He is advised to avoid bright light soon after the procedure

Duration of the treatment: 30 Minutes

Benefits:

  • Balances Vata and pitta doshas.
  • Improves the vision
  • Removes dark circles under the eyes.
  • Revitalizes and rejuvenates tired, dry, rough and injured eyes
  • Strengthens the nerves and muscles of the eyes
  • Eye strain due to constant glaring of the computer or television screen; eye strain due to precision job like jewellery designing; long distance drive
  • Prevents formation of cataract

 

Indications:

  • Burning in the eyes
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Chronic Conjunctivitis
  • Pain in the eyes
  • Watering and cloudiness of the eyes
  • Night Blindness
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Squinting
  • Refractive errors of the eyes.
  • Early stages of Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Early stages of Retinopathy
  • Ptosis
  • Chronic pain of the Knee joint

Njavarakizhi

Njavarakizhi is also known as Shashtikashali Pinda Swedam. Njavara in Malayalam stands for the rice (Shashtika Shali in Sanskrit) that grows in 60 days ; Kizhi (Pinda in Sanskrit) stands for bolus. Njavara is indigenous variety of rice grown in Kerala, having medicinal properties. It is a unique treatment procedure practiced by Kerala Ayurveda physicians (Vaidyas). It is a procedure by which the whole body or any specific part is made to perspire , by the application of certain medicinal drugs with Njavara rice puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag.

Procedure:A generous amount of medicated oil is applied over the head and body. Then the body is massaged with warm muslin bag bolus containing Njavara rice puddings cooked in the herbal decoction. The boluses are dipped in the mixture of warm milk and herbal decoctions when they cool down thus inducing sudation. The procedure is done in seven different postures. At the end of the procedure, the rice paste sticking over the body is removed using coconut leaves. A gentle massage is given with warm medicated oil once again. The person is made to rest for 30 minutes.

Duration of the Treatment: 90 Minutes.

Benefits:

  • Makes the body supple and removes stiffness
  • Calms the mind and reduces the stress
  • Promotes sound sleep
  • Boosts immune system and slows the aging process
  • Enhances body nourishment and rejuvenates
  • Improves lustre and texture of the skin
  • Sharpens the sense organs
  • Pacifies Vata Dosha
  • Strengthens and nourishes the nervous system

The procedure is found effective in:

  • Blood borne diseases
  • Spasticity
  • Reduced mobility
  • Rigidity
  • Low back ache
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Perthe’s disease
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Hemiplegia
  • Arthritis
  • The conditions involving muscle dystrophy and emaciation

Pada Abhyanga

Ayurveda has given more stress on the preservation of the health and curing of disease. To get a perfect physical and mental health it is essential to follow a prescribed regimen everyday which includes personal hygiene, care of various organs and exercise.

Padabhyanga is Ayurvedic foot massage Pada = (foot) and Abhyanga = (massage) which is soothing, revitalizing, calming and balancing various disturbances of the autonomic nervous system. It is basically explained as a daily ritual especially before retiring at night. Ayurveda says that five marmas ( vital areas) out of 107 marmas are located in each foot. The feet are very important part in our body as it contains many nerve endings. Padabhyanga releases negative energy from these marmas. So Padabhyanga is central to our health and wellbeing. Foot massage holds a sacred place in Ayurveda and Indian culture as touching the feet shows deep respect for elders. Depending on the condition of the person medicated oil or medicated ghee can also be used.

Duration of the Treatment: 30 Minutes

Benefits:

  • Helps to calm the mind
  • Relaxes and revitalizes the central nervous system
  • Helps maintain eyesight and hearing
  • Promotes quality sleep
  • Improves peripheral circulation
  • Removes fatigue of the lower limbs
  • Helps prevent sciatica
  • Removes contraction of the ligaments, vessels and muscles of the feet
  • Provides sturdiness to the limbs
  • Helps to calm and maintain the “Vata Dosha” which, when present in excess, is regarded as the major cause of illness

It is useful in the following conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypertension
  • Hemiplegia and Paraplegia
  • Sprains, cramps, numbness of the feet and legs
  • Roughness and cracking of feet​

Shiropichu

Medicated oil is applied to the head in a special manner.

Procedure:


A piece of cloth or cotton folded to palm size is drenched in warm herbal oil. It is then kept on the patient’s crown or forehead. Warm oil is poured on the cloth/cotton periodically throughout the treatment time to keep it wet. The oil is retained there for about 30 minutes. The types of medicines used are decided by the physician based on the person’s body nature and condition. However in most of the cases the therapy is continued for 7 to 14 days and gives effective results.

Duration of treatment: 45 Minutes

Therapeutic effects:

  • Facial palsy
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Dermatitis of the scalp
  • Dandruff
  • Paralysis and Psychosomatic illnesses.
  • Skin disorders such as Eczema

Benefits :

  • It relaxes the mind, improves memory and concentration.
  • Pacifies the nerves and brain cells

Kati Vasthi

KatiVasthi is a traditional ayurvedic treatment used for lower backache and disorders of lumbosacral region, including slip disc, lumbar spondylosis, sciatica, spinal problems etc. we give the best solution for body massage for entire body of ayurvedic treatment for sciatica. Kati Vasti is a part of external oleation (Snehana) therapy in Ayurveda. It is very safe, non-invasive and green category procedure. We have the best therapist from Kerala for the betterment of slip disc, bulging disc and also for herniated disc. We have best solution for the lumbar spondylosis disorders.

Indications of KatiVasthi

  • Backache
  • Backache in women
  • Sciatica
  • Intervertebral disc protrusion
  • Lumbar spondylosis
  • Lumbar spondylitis (Inflammation of lumber joints characterized by stiffness, tenderness and pain)
  • Slip disc
  • Degenerative disc disease.

Principles of KatiVasthi

  • Warm oil is used in Kati Basti; warm oils pacify VATA humor, so it reduces pain and stiffness. It lubricates the region and relaxes the surrounding muscles.
  • It also works on KAPHA humor. Sometimes patients experience stiffness along with very dull pain and heaviness. It is a sign of KAPHA involvement. The base of all oils used in Kati Basti is Sesame Oil. Sesame Oil has VATA and KAPHA pacifying properties. Therefore, Kati Vasti also works on back pain and tightness, stuffiness and back tiredness.
  • Sometimes, PITTA humor becomes associated with the backache. In this type of backache, tenderness is also present. When your doctor touches your back, you will find a severe pain in the back. In this type, regular Kati Basti Oils cannot be used, so some oils made from PITTA pacifying herbs are used in this case.

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