Basic body massaging procedure where the gentle anointment of warm herbal oil
before bath takes place.
Along with the rejuvenating and reviving qualities it possess, Abhyanga also prevents
Nourishes body, improves longevity, restores sleep patterns, imparts Dhātus to the
When used as Moordha Taila, it makes hair grow back thick and glossy, soothes
senses and removes wrinkles on the face.
Also known as Shashtikashali Pinda Sweda, this is a unique treatment where
perspiration of either the entire body or any specific part of it is allowed to occur by
applying muslin bag boluses containing medicinal drugs and njavara rice puddings
Rejuvenating and strengthening treatment that quells Vata dosha.
Also known as Patrapotala Sweda, it is very similar to Njavarakizhi, in a manner such
that rice is replaced with fresh leaves or herbs.
Heated boluses lead to profuse perspiration resulting in cleansing and rejuvenation
of the body and mind.
Heated or oil-fried herbal powders (black gram, horse gram, etc.) wrapped in muslin
cloth pouches or boluses constitute the Podikizhi.
Cures Kapha-Vata predominant arthritis, paralysis, back pain and muscular pains.
Useful for increasing blood circulation, alleviating stress and strengthening muscle
One of the five steps of Panchakarma, Nasyam works by instillation of herbal oils or
mixtures through nasal passage.
Nasyam is used as a remedy for a wide variety of common ailments such as busting
stress, managing pain, detoxification, skin & hair problems, eye care, etc.
Process of pouring warm herbal oils gently over the forehead in a continuous stream.
It could be mostly accompanied by Abhyangam (Ayurvedic body massage).
Takes about 30-60 minutes.
Induces sleep, stimulates Marmas or vital points in the head and improves
Helps to treat headaches, depression, stress, hypertension, degenerative conditions
of the brain, etc.
A long cotton wool soaked in warm medicated oil is applied over the desired area.
Takes about 30 minutes.
Effective treatment for spine and cranial disorders.
Reduces insomnia, treats hysteria and osteoarthritis, and alleviates back pain.
Therapy to treat people suffering from the inflammatory conditions of the skin.
Medicines are mixed with some herbal liquids to form a paste (lepam), which is then
applied on the whole body or parts of the body that are affected.
Rejuvenates blood circulation, relieves aches and cures skin disorders such as
eczema, psoriasis, etc.
A holistic treatment with the combination of Snehana (oleation) and Swedana
(sudation) treatments, or simply the combination of massage and heat treatments.
Gentle, synchronized massaging of the whole body is carried out in seven different
positions so that the whole body is covered.
Takes up to 60 minutes.
Relieves anxiety, body pain and regulates blood pressure.
Enema with medicated decoction (kashaya).
Removes gases inducing pain and toxins, leading to body detoxification.
Effective for treating constipation, neurological diseases, paralysis, back pain and
Enema using milk (ksheera).
Ksheera, especially cow’s milk, is considered the best substance in the nourishment
of Asthi Dhatu (bone tissue).
Effective treatment for joint disorders such as Sandhigata Vata and Vatarakta
Liquid derived from fermented cereals and other medicinal herbs is poured over the
body in a supervised stream for a definite amount of time.
A type of Parisheka Sweda (process of pouring warm liquids over the body inducing
Tackles inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, relieves pain, stiffness and
swelling, relaxes the mind, treats neurological and neuro-muscular disorders.