Kaya Seka or Sarvanga Dhara or Pizhichil is a special treatment procedure followed by traditional vaidyas (physicians) of Kerala. The word Pizhichil in Malayalam language literally means “ squeezing”. Here the whole body is bathed in streams of lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage. This Ayurveda’s Royal Treatment is famously called as the “treatment for aristocrats”, because the treatment was especially offered to the kings in ancient times.
In this treatment, the cloths measuring about 1.5 square feet are soaked in warm medicated oil and then squeezed on to the person’s body from a height of 20 to 24 cms, so that oil flows in a continuous single stream along the thumb, in a downward direction. The pieces of cloth are periodically soaked in a vessel containing warm oil. Gentle massage is given following the path of the oil stream. Two to four trained therapists under the supervision of a physician perform the treatment. The patient should be made to adopt the seven standard positions, so that no area of the body is left uncovered. After the completion of the procedure, the person is made to take rest, by covering the body with a thick blanket for 30 minutes, before taking a bath in hot water.
Duration of the treatment: 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Relieves body pain and muscle spasms
Helps in healing bone injuries
Increases immunity and prolongs life span
Promotes normal development of muscle mass
Improves skin complexion
Has anti-aging treatment
Improves blood circulation
Very soothing , relaxing and rejuvenating treatment
It is very effective in the following conditions:
Burning sensation all over the body
Paralysis (Hemiplegia and paraplegia)
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