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Panchakarma Therapy

Therapies involved in Panchakarma Treatments
(It is important to notice that if Detox treatments are not done then only massage is not called as panchakarma, massage treatments are supportive therapies for panchakarma procedures)

Abhyanga
This is a special type of oil massage in which hand strokes are made according to the disease. It enhances blood flow and is usually given as pre-procedure to many therapies as well as a separate therapy in itself.
Indication: Obesity, rheumatism, blood pressure, spondylitis, weakness, stress and strain, rejuvenations, relaxation, vigour & vitality.

Pizhichil
Slow stream of warm medicated oil applied/poured all over the body along with gentle massage. The time duration is generally 45-60 minutes per session.
Indications: Rheumatic disease, arthritis, spondylitis, paralysis, hemiplegia, paraplegia, sexual weakness, nervous weakness & other diseases.
Shirodhara (Types: Thaila/Thakra/Kseer/Kashay)
In this procedure, herbal oils, medicated buttermilk or milk or decoction etc are poured slowly on the forehead. The time duration is 20-45 minutes.
Indication: Insomnia, mental tension, headache, migraine, sinusitis, certain skin diseases, stress & strain, depression, hair care etc.

Navarkizhi (shashtik pinda swedan)
In this process, the whole body or any specific part there of, is made to perspire by the external application of certain medicated milk puddings tied up in the form of boluses. The time duration is 45-60min.
Indication: Emaciation of limbs, skin diseases, rheumatic complaints etc.

Udvartan
This is a typical massage with herbal powders useful for burning fat under the skin. It helps to lose weight, exfoliates dead skin. The time duration is 30-50min.
Indication: Obesity, Hemiplegia, Paralysis, Skin Ailments, Impaired Blood Circulation.

Shirobasti
Lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head and stagnated for a prescribed time according to patient’s condition. The time duration is 30-45minutes.
Indication: Facial Paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth & throat, severe headaches, burning sensation of head & other Vata-borne Diseases, Hairfall, Thinning and greying of Hair etc.

Kati Vasti
For this, specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back within herbal paste boundary. The time duration is 20-30min per session
Indication: All types of back pain & spinal pain, slip disc, sciatica, spondylitis etc.

Thala Dharan
Special powder mixed with oil is applied on top of the head. The time duration is 30min per session
Indication: Migraine, facial paralysis, heat stroke, high B.P. etc.