Pizhichil is a special form of Ayurvedic treatment that combines rich oil massage with a special heat treatment. This therapy is known as the “King’s Treatment” due to its popularity with the Maharajas of ancient India. During this indulgent treatment 20 liters of medicated and warmed Ayurvedic oil is continuously poured over the body while two practitioners rub and stimulate the skin using hands and special cotton cloths. The process is performed with the person both lying down and while sitting in a chair specially designed for the purpose of applying medicated oils. This is a highly rejuvenating treatment that enhances muscular tone and retunes the entire nervous system.
Pizhichil is recommended as a rejuvenating and preventative therapy and it is especially for the rheumatic diseases like arthritis, paralysis, stiffness of limbs, spastic conditions, and nervous disorders. It helps to prevents dryness of skin, wrinkles, and muscular and neurological complaints.This is an effective therapy for body which is beneficial in many ways. It is very helpful in body pain and muscle spasms, promotes development of muscles, better blood circulation, soothing and relaxing procedure, helps in reducing the burning sensation in the body.