A cooling Ayurveda treatment with medicated herbal paste applied to the head and covered with a cap made of banana leaf, highly balancing and relaxing and boosts the activity of neurons, helps relieve insomnia, stress, migraines.
What is Thalapothichil?
Thalapothichil is a Malayalam word, where Thala means head and Pothichil means covering. Thalapothichil is a procedure of application of medicated paste on the head. It is among the categories of cooling treatments. The therapy begins with a traditional head massage with Ayurvedic oils or the Shiro Abhyangam.
A groove is then made on your head with a special paste. This paste is traditionally made with buttermilk and medicinal herbs. The herbs are selected on the basis of the condition to be treated. Then they fill oil in this groove and the paste walls are covered with leaves and cloth. After 30-60 minutes, depending on the condition to be treated, the paste is removed followed by a gentle head massage.
This cooling treatment recommended for the Pitta Dosha in the Head (THALA) to which a Pothichil (CAP) prepared from sandalwood, Vetiver root powder and other cooling herbs mixed in buttermilk in a Banana leaf and placed over the scalp with herbal oil poured at the top groove and allowed the scalp to soak the herbal benefits. Benefits: Correction of Pitta Dosha, relaxed mind, relieves stress and aches, reduces scalp irritations.
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