Pizhichil – A Relaxation Ayurvedic Therapy to Calm your Body and Mind
Pizhichil is a special form of Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala which is popularly known as the treatment for aristocrats because it was given only to the kings of ancient times. The therapy is a perfect combination of two classical Ayurvedic treatments called as Snehana (oil masage) and Swedana (heat treatment). During this treatment, the patient is made to sit on a chair and suitable oil is applied to his/her head and body. Sometimes, a talam is also applied on the head and bandaged with fresh leaves. Then, lukewarm medicated oil is squeezed on the whole body in continuous streams and soft massage is given by professional therapists for 45 to 90 minutes. This oil is very soothing and acts as a free radical scavenger thus, toning the patient’s body. Based on an individual’s health condition and expert advice of doctor, this treatment can be carried out for 7 to 21 days.
Benefits of Pizhichil therapy
Pizhichil is a highly rejuvenating treatment that improves muscle tone and retunes the nervous system. Numerous benefits of this therapy include:
Pizhichil is directed for people having high Vata doshas, muscular pain, rheumatic problems, insomnia, depression, osteoarthritis, sexual weakness, nervous disorder, hemiplegia, paraplegia, etc. This effective Ayurvedic treatment protects the body from many ailments and builds up the immune system to ensure a healthy and longer life.