Pizhichil is an ayurvedic treatment with exemplary benefits. The treatment is also known as Kaya Seka, Taila Seka and Sarvanga Sneha. The Ayurvedic term Pizhichil translates to squeezing. The medicated oil for the massage therapy is squeezed from a cloth dipped in the warm medicated oil onto the patient’s body.
Pizhichil is a combination of two classical Ayurvedic treatments called as Snehana (oil massage)and Swedana (fomentation, sweat-inducing, sudation).
The treatment procedure involves pouring herbal oils or ghee over the body for a fixed duration of time and inducing sweat under the guidance of a trained Ayurvedic physician. The Ayurvedic procedure also involves simultaneous massage to enhance the benefits of the treatment.
The Pizhichil treatment combines the goodness of both oils and heat providing the body and mind with numerous amazing benefits. Some of its benefits are as follows: