Pizhichil, considered as the Royal treatment of ancient India, also known as Sarvanga Dhara where gentle synchronized massage is carried out while your body is bathed by pouring warm herbal decoction or milk. In the olden days, this therapy was undertaken to prolong life and retain vitality.
Pizhichil is the process in which the body is made to perspire by means of pouring warm medicated oil in a specific manner. Done in a sitting posture on the wooden basin (Taila Droni) and the medicated oil are applied first to the head as well as on his body. A piece of clean cloth is then tied across the forehead, to prevent the oil on the head flowing down to the face and eyes.
The warm oil is poured over the body by dipping pieces of clean cloth in the warm oil and squeezing the cloth over the body with the right hand. The oil is to be poured at a medium speed--neither too quickly nor too slowly--and from a moderate height. At the same time, a gentle massage is given to the warm areas. The heat of the oil is maintained at 38`c and frequently checked to ensure that the patient is comfortable during the procedure. The direction of the massage should always be downwards. The procedure must be carried out in all the seven postures(already mentioned under heading Abhyangam).
Considered as one among the most powerful rejuvenating therapies helps to tone muscles, revitalize nerves and nourish joints, disc prolapse, Spondylosis (Cervical & Lumbar), giving relief from daily stress, fatigue and also to boost immunity.