Just as an axist of wheel is made strong and durable by applying grease around it,the human body becomes strong and lubricated by oil application.Based upon individual body constitution special oils are used,which will stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems.This assists in the flow of nutrients in body and removes toxins from the cells.It prevents aging and has a rejuvenating effects.
Abhyangam with ushma sweda
Ayurveda advocates Abhyanga or application of medicated herbal oils on body on daily basis for longevity.It tones the body , enhances eye sight, and ensures sound sleep.
In Ushma Sweda or steam bath, the sweat pores open up after sitting in a steam chamber filled with aromatic steam of herbs.It is a pre-requisite for panchakarma therapies or purification procedures for the body.
(Abhyanga with Ushma sweda : 60 minutes : Rs.1500/-)
(Abhyanga without Ushma sweda : 50 minutes : Rs.1200/-)
Four hand synchronous massage
This is the traditional oil massage from head to toe by two therapists on either side in a synchronous rhythm.The process is excellent for mental and physical relaxation.
(60 minutes : Rs.2500/-)
The decoction prepared out of more than 20 herbs is used to bath the whole body.The herbs selected will be based on the body type .It will pacify the doshas (vital elements),relax the muscles and leave you with a refreshed feeling
(60 minutes : Rs.1200/-)
This is done by applying pressure on the vital points or marmas.The masseur applies pressure with the fingers, thumb or palm at certain points.This massage can do wonders in overworked,tired,and stressed muscles as it helps to stretch the body and alleviate fatigue.
This is a process in which the body is made to perspire by continuously pouring lukewarms herbal oils in a peculiar pattern followed by gentle massage .This treatment strengthens the muscles, rejuvenates the body at cellular lever, and improves the texture and complexion of skin.Pizhichil is carried out on healthy person as a rejuvenating process.
Fomentation with warm roasted leaf bags is done along with the basic massage .Elakkizhi helps to relieve the spasm and stiffness of muscles, libricates the joints, strengthen the spinal muscles and relieves joint pain especially backache.It will enhance the peripheral blood circulation , cleanse the channels of circulation and expel toxins through the sweat.The procedure can be done using medicated powders / combination of 9 cereals in place of the herbs depending upon the health condition of the patient.
Massage with ayurvedic oils for thr whole body is done in the first phase of this treatment.This is followed by masage with warm rice (medicinal rice,Njavara)bags dipped in a combination of milk and herbal decoctions.This massage nourishes tissues, softens the skin ,enhances complexion,strengthens body muscles, cures the stiffness of the joints,and improves digestive power.
Steady stream of luke warm medicated milk is continuously poured over the body from a traditional bronze vessel called kindi in a peculiar pattern while the body is simultaneously massaged .Tis massage softens the skin ,increases the blood circulation ,improves complexion and has a rejuvenating effect .It is suggested for relieving the pain,spasm and stiffness of muscles & joints.
Udwarthanam (Powder massage)
Initially a special herbal powder based on the body type and health condition will be selected.Massage with that powder will be done for one hour after 30 minutes of oil massage.Other than the broad spectrum uses in treatment of diseases it can be used as a scrub for exfoliation, fat depletion and strengthening the muscles. Udwarthanam will remove impurities,dead skin cells and stimulate circulation.