Ayurveda Health Treatment | Pizhichil



This Therapy is a beautiful combination of two classical Ayurvedic treatments, Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (sudation). The whole body is bathed in streams of lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage. 

Three therapists attend to the client, focusing on their particular needs. More than three liters of relaxing, medicated oil is used in this therapy. Pizhichil protects the body from illnesses and builds up immunity for a healthy life. 

It is very useful for rheumatic diseases, arthritis, paralysis, sexual weakness, neurological disorders, blood pressure, nervous weakness and helps to arrest the aging process.

Unlike other treatments, pizhichil often requires more than one therapists who would simultaneously massage different parts of the body. This is also not a single-session procedure.

 It takes anywhere between 7 and 28 days, depending on the body’s condition and the patient’s schedule.


Pizhichil is an elaborate process requiring about 3 to 4 therapists and with almost an hour per session. The patient usually lies down on a specially prepared treatment table.

The entire body is covered with a warm medicated oil that is squeezed diligently from an oil-soaked piece of clean cloth. In parallel, more than one therapist massages the oil-soaked body gently. 

The process uses many liters of oil and this process takes almost an hour. The therapists take care to prevent the patient’s head from sweating. 

This procedure is repeated for each session, with  the composition of the medicated oil changed depending on the patient’s body’s response to the procedure

Health Benefits

  • Improves overall blood circulation
  • Strengthens immunity system
  • Completely rejuvenated body
  • Helps in quick healing of fractured bones
  • Improves muscle development
  • Reduces stress, anxiety and tension
  • Eliminates nervous weaknesses and disorders
  • Treats paralysis, arthritis and rheumatic diseases
  • Reducing acne and increasing youthful and radiant skin
  • Preventing signs of aging


The procedure results in profuse sweating, which is a great way to eliminate toxins from the body. The result of this detoxification is a soft and glowing skin, a healthy circulatory system, and slowing the aging process.

Neurological and Psychological

This procedure helps in overcoming anxiety and depression. It is also helpful in reducing stress and related body stiffness and pain. Pizhichil has proven effects in managing neurological disorders too.

Managing medical conditions

Pizhichil helps control the blood pressure and contributes to treating rheumatic diseases and managing conditions such as arthritis, paralysis


The symbiotic effects of massage, heat, and medicated oils result in a complete feeling of wellness, improving mental and physical well being. It also enables quick recovery after your body fights an illness or infection by removing the fatigue and improving the body’s immunity.

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