Some of the Therapies are given below.
Abhyangam(Oleation Therapy) :Abhyangam is the Sanskrit word for oil massage in the ayurveda. It is prescribed as a dailyroutine(dinacharya) in the ancient ayurvedic texts. It involves applying vegetable oils infused with herbal preparations on the body or particular parts of the body in a specific style to obtain the desired results.It helps to relax all body muscles and also increases the blood circulation.
Pada Abhyanga(Foot Therapy):-
A stimulating and soothing massage of the legs, feet and ankles. Prevents dryness, cracking and numbness, relieves fatigue, sciatica and cramps; contraction of ligaments and muscles around the feet and legs. Aids in the recovery from sprained ankle ligaments and fractures. Also effective in the treatment of swelling due to diabetes, heart conditions and fluid retention.
A gentle application of warm herbal oil is first done over the body. Next the individual is made to sit, keeping the head out, inside a steam chamber that lets out herbal steam from medicinal herbs makes the individual perspire profusely that promote cohesion between cells. The steam will open up the very small pores of the skin thereby removing all wastes and pacifying the three doshas. A great therapy for toning the skin and giving it a special glow.This mobilises the toxins from tissues and bring them to the digestive tract ready for elimination.
Kizhi treatment is a therapy wherein heated herbs and medicinal oils are tied in cloth bags; and placed on the area to be treated. This is followed by specific massages, done using the fingers, hand or palm. The pressure application varies according to the nature of ailment and the spot.This absorbs the imflammation in the affected area thereby reducing muscle and joint pains.
Kativasti(Low Back Therapy):-
Kativasti is highly effective treatment for back pain and spinal disorders. It is an ayurvedic procedure of retaining warm medicated oil over the lower back. Kativasti is an Ayurvedic process in which specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept inside the lower back with herbal paste boundary. This treatment lasts for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Before the treatment whole body is given a smooth massage
Kativasthi alleviates lower back pain and spinal disorders. The treatment helps to increase the blood circulation, strengthens muscle and connective tissues and lubricate the joints keeping them flexible and pain free. Diseases like chronic back ache, sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, lumbago, osteoarthritis, weakness of lower limbs etc. are treated using Kateevasthi.
This form of treatment relieves various inflammatory diseases of the body. These include rheumatoid arthritis, abscess, osteoarthritis, edema, back aches, head aches, skin diseases, etc. Lepanam is spreading of thick herbal paste on any afflicted area of the body. The paste is a blend of many potential herbs, spices, juice of leaves and buttermilk.lepanam also reduces swelling in any part of the body.
Pichu is a palliative treatment for ailments of the head and spine. During this treatment, a long, thick layer of cotton wool soaked with warm medicated oil is applied over the affected area. The oil is replaced periodically to keep it warm and therapeutic. Pichu, one of the Purvakarma therapies, is considered an effective treatment for diseases of the cranial nerves arising from Vata disorder. This therapy is very effective for degenerative and painful spinal problems
Shirodhara is a shamana treatment, often prescribed during the rasayana rejuvenation period after pancha karma (the traditional Ayurvedic five actions of detoxification), or any time calming and re-integrating the nervous system is a top priority.This shirodhara ayurvedic treatment is mainly carried out for providing great and celestial relief from all types of mental stresses, soothing care to the face and skin, and rejuvenating ease to the troubled body parts.
Shiro Abhyanga(Head Massage):-
Ayurvedic head massage focuses on the shoulders, neck, face and head, the areas most vulnerable to stress and tension. The head massage induces a state of calm, peace and tranquility and promotes high levels of alertness and concentration.
During the Ayurvedic Head Massage, Ayurvedic oil will be kept for a suitable period on the head of an individual. This is called Moordha taila or oiling of the head.