This is a specialized massage given with expert strokes by well trained therapists. The strokes are firm and at the same time soothing. The oils used are medicinal and this coupled with the unique technique of application, gets absorbed into the deepest tissues of the body very quickly. This directly delivers the medicinal effects of the oils to the different tissues thus rejuvenating them in a step ladder effect. The effect is felt long after the massage is over.
Different oils are used for different body constitutions like Pinda oil for Pitta, Dhanwantara for Kapha and Sahacharadi for Vata. Specialized oils are used for joint pains or backache.
This is a famous Ayurveda technique made famous in Kerala. Specialized coarse powders and strong strokes by one or more therapists are utilised for this massage. The powder combined with the massage, mobilizes any excess fat around the body and also improves the skin tone and complexion. This treatment is recommended for weight loss, obesity, hemiplegia, strokes and also some rheumatic conditions.
This is a divine Ayurveda therapy (minimum of three sittings required) which is very beneficial in insomnia, depression, hypertension, stress and for the enhancement of one’s beauty.
The treatment consists of pouring warm medicated oil on the centre of the forehead in a continuous stream for twenty to thirty minutes. In some conditions buttermilk or medicated decoctions are used. The oil is poured from a special pot made of metal or clay. The pot has a hole at the bottom and a set of threads is inserted in this hole. The oil flows down through these threads.
A luxurious massage is traditionally given by two to four therapists. This consists of pouring warm oil by hand rhythmically all over the body and this is also known as Sarvangadhara. This treatment is recommended for rejuvenation, strokes, arthritis, rheumatism, paralysis, spondylosis and for some skin conditions.
Kizhi is a specialized therapy given by application of heated herbal mixtures in muslin bags dipped in heated oil in a pan containing specialized oils and then rhythmically rubbed all over the body.
This involves the application of boluses of rice in a muslin bag, heated and rubbed all over the body. This treatment is effective for rheumatism, pain in the joints, muscle degeneration, emaciation of limbs, high blood pressure, cholesterol, skin diseases, rejuvenation and paralysis.
This is a special Kerala deep tissue massage administered with the foot. This is recommended for people who undergo rigorous physical exercise, who have deep muscular pain and rigid bodies. It is especially good for athletes or sportspersons.
Marma points or sthans are special points of energy in the body. Our bodies contains 108 marma points, or junctions of consciousness and matter. Tapping into this energy through marma massage can help reduce inflammation, increase energy, and improves digestion.
This involves the retention of oil on the scalp with the help of a special scalp. This is an effective treatment for cognitive issues like depression, insomnia, stress, anxiety and improving eyesight.
This involves the retention of warm medicated herbal oil over the lower back in a special herbal apparatus. This is effective for chronic and acute backaches, lumbar spondylosis, osteoporosis and sciatica.
In this line of treatment medicated ghee or oil is retained around the eyes, to bathe the eyes with this oil, with the help of a special apparatus made out of sticky dough. This is good for improving eyesight, corneal and retinal conditions, facial paralysis and insomnia.