In Abhyanga, medicated oil is massaged all over the body.Their treatment helps to reduce musculiar sprains & strains and also helps to improve the blood circulation throughout body thus overall helping in increasing the metabolism of the body. Special medicated oils are used which also relaxes the muscles providing an overall well being.
One of the most effective form of relaxation therapy is Sirodhara. Medicated oils are poured in head in a rhythemic manner under well quiet atmosphere maintaining uniform temperature to the vertex of head. In Santhimandiram, we do special stroke of massages (Abhyangam) prior to Sirodhara.
Illakkizhi on Patrasweda is a kind of sudation therapy using herbal leaves. Various herbal leaves are chopped and mixed. This is also used for patients having rhenumatic or neuro muscular comolaints, arthritis, frozen shoulder etc.
Body is fomented thoroughly with linen bags (kizhis) containing herbal drugs in powdered form . Podikkizhi is good for ailments due to disrupted Vata and Kapha doshas.
We do facial massage along with Abhayangam based on Ayurvedic principles. This massage rejuvenates your skin makes it healthy and glowing. The Ayurvedic facial massage revitalizes your skin and provides you with a relaxed feeling momentarily relieving you of your daily tensions. This massage uses natural herbal product extracts and pure essential oils. Ayurvedic facial massage is a combination of applying pressure to different points and as well as applying rhythmic sculpting and contouring strokes.
Udvarthanam (Powder Massage) – This is a special type of Ayurvedic massage done with a special herbal powder in a rhythmic motion (Upward motion). This massage is included in our slimming programme. This treatment is commonly used for Obesity. (Removal of excess fat.)
Navarakkizhi involves massaging of the body with small linen bags filled with Navara (Shastika), after a liberal application of medicated oils. Navara Kizhi is also of great benefit to those with atrophy of the muscles, arthritis, weakness of the extremities, tremors and fibromyalgia. This treatment will benefit from anti-aging effects and its ability to prevent disease.
Ksheeradhara – with medicated milk is called Ksheeradhara. Usually cow’s milk is used. Decoctions of various herbs are added to the milk. Ksheeradhara for the head alone is called Shirodhara. or for the whole body except the head is called Sarvangadhara. A Sravanga Ksheeradhra is usually prescribed for diseases caused by disorders of the Pitta.
Thakradhara – This is a powerful relaxation therapy for the head and mind. It’s commonly used for treating Alzheimer’s disease, insomnia, depression, stress related problems,hypertension,insanity,skindisorders, psoriasis, anemia etc. Buttermilk, which has tremendous cooling properties, is used as the main ingredient for the treatment. Thakradhara means the profuse pouring of medicine-rich buttermilk on a person’s forehead. The treatment induces coolness to the brain, relaxes the mind, reduces mental stress and increases memory power. Hence Thakradhara is also considered as a good rejuvenating treatment for the mind and body
Lukewarm medicated oil is applied on the body of the patient lying on the "Dharapathi". Oil dipped pieces of cloth are squeezed by hand and the oils rubbed smoothly over the body of the patient by Measures on either side. Pizhichil is recommended for diseases caused by a vitiation of the Vata humour- Pakshagliata (Hemiplegia), paralysis and muscle spasms and other degenerative diseases that affect the muscles.