Pizhichil Therapy is one among the rare and special treatments of Kerala. In this treatment, lukewarm herbal oils are applied all over the body by two to four trained therapists in a special rhythmic way, continuously for about 45 to 60 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 21 days. Word Pizhichil in the Malayalam language literally means “ squeezing”. Here the whole body is bathed in streams of lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage. This treatment is done on a special table made from a single piece of strychnosNuxvomica wood. This treatment is very useful for rheumatic diseases like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, paralysis-agitanus, sexual weakness, nervous weakness and nervous disorders etc.Kayaseka is warmed oil ( medicated ) is poured all over the body / specific part in a peculiar rhythmic manner for a specific time.
It has advantage of producing snehana & swedana simultaneously .
Pizhichil is a modified form of kayaseka developed by keraleeya vaidyas and extensively practiced.
This process is described here:
It is effective in various rheumatic diseases, neuro muscular disorders like hemiplegia and emaciating diseases. Muscle spasm, other degenerative diseases that affect muscles.
Benefits of Pizhichil Therapy
- Increases the blood circulation
- Nourishes muscles, nerve tissues, and sexual ability
- Effective for paraplegia, hemiplegia and general debility.
This Ayurveda treatment of pizhichil has been highly valued by all our patient and produces a good result in the case of joint problems and muscles tension.
The duration of Pizhichil is decided by the Ayurveda expert after the body constitution of the individuals has been determined.
It’s rejuvenation therapy for healthy persons
- Helps in healing fractures
- Treats neuromuscular diseases
- Rejuvenates the body
- Relieves body pain and muscles spasm
- Increases the immunity of the body
- Improves complexion of the skin
- Maintain good health
It is very effective in the following conditions:
- Neurological disorders
- Burning sensation all over the body
- Nervous weakness
- Rheumatic diseases
- Paralysis (Hemiplegia and paraplegia)
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Sexual weakness
- Parkinson’s disease