Pizhichil and Sarvangadhara are practically the same procedure. In Sanskrit, “Pizhichil” means “compression”. Pizhichil is the squeezing of warm healing oil onto the patient’s body from a piece of tissue, which is periodically dipped into a vessel with oil. Sarvangadara is the same procedure, but oil is applied to the patient’s body from a small jug. Warm healing oil, like a trickle, spreads throughout the body and at the same time gently rubbed into the skin with special rhythmic movements. This is a very pleasant and very rewarding procedure. The special oil, which is made in the state of Kerala, contains extracts of 20 different plants, so the therapeutic effect of this procedure is very impressive.
The Pizhichil procedure soothes Vata dosha and is therefore especially recommended for diseases caused by an imbalance in this dosha.
THE SAME MASSAGE WAS EFFECTIVE FOR THE FOLLOWING DISEASES:
- Rheumatic diseases;
- Muscle spasms and muscle weakness;
- Sexual disorders;
- Disorders of the nervous system;
ALSO AYURVEDIC TREATMENT WITH PIZHICHILA PROVIDES:
- Healing of bone fractures;
- Increase immunity and prolong life;
- Muscle development;
- Improving skin color;
- Improving blood circulation;
- Helps with diabetes, hypertension, asthma;
- Therapy calms and relaxes;
This anti-aging therapy helps maintain and promote health.
The procedure is performed by two therapists at the same time. The duration of the massage can be 45, 60 and 90 minutes. The 45 minute massage only includes massage of specific parts of the body (back massage or foot massage). The Pizhichil procedure is not a cheap pleasure, because in fact it is a 4-hand massage and a lot of expensive medicinal oil is consumed. The Pizhichil procedure is prescribed by a doctor and a course of 3, 5 or 7 procedures. Pizhichil can also be recommended as part of the Panchakarma program.