In the present day mechanical life everyone is under constant stress. Mental stress is more prominent than physical stress. Dinacharya i.e. daily regimen has become mere formality, the golden rules prescribed by the great Ayurveda acharyas, like swasthavrittam, sadvrittam&acharrasayana etc. for a sound body and mind are almost forgotten. A healthy life style is the single most important determinant of health. Excessive exposure to stress dramatically affect not only the life span, but overall the quantity of the life as well. Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works. Stress can cause variety of symptoms like anxiety, fatigue, depression, headache, increased anger, relationship troubles etc. If we cannot sleep well and maintain good digestion and elimination, how can we enjoy the jobs, money, luxuries, relationships and power we are struggling to achieve?
Abhyanga ("oil massage") is a form of Ayurvedic medicine that involves massage of the body with large amounts of warm oil. The oil is often pre-medicated with herbs for specific conditions.
The Abhyanga is a part of the Dinacharya (daily practices) specified by the Brihatrayi and Laghutrayi series of Ayurvedic textbooks to maintain good health and well being. An Abhyanga is prescribed for joint health, to nourish the dhatus (tissues of the body) and to bring aggravated doshas back to balance. The Abhyanga is also recommended to pacify aggravated vata dosha, improve the condition of extremely, dry and coarse hair and flaky skin.
Pizhichil Therapy is a beautiful combination of two classical Ayurvedic treatments, Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (sudation). The whole body is bathed in streams of lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage. Three therapists attend to the client, focusing on their particular needs. More than three liters of relaxing, medicated oil is used in this therapy. Pizhichil protects the body from illnesses and builds up immunity for a healthy life. It is very useful for rheumatic diseases, arthritis, paralysis, sexual weakness, neurological disorders, blood pressure, nervous weakness and helps to arrest the aging process.
Shirodhara a snehan treatment in Ayurveda is basically one of the most relaxing, healing and rejuvenating therapy in today's world. The roots of this treatment stems out from the 6000 year old Indian science of Ayurveda.
Its a gentle pouring of a stream of warm medicated oil on your forehead specifically on the third eye or the Ajna chakra located between the brows.
Shirodhara has an ability to cure multiple neurological disorders like Alzheimer, Parkinson, multiple sclerosis, dementia, paralysis,etc. It's the only complete therapy for brain.
Sirovasthi is the process in which medicated oil is poured to your head and maintained in it for some time using a cap or bandage. Lukewarm herbal oils are held in the head for about 15 to 60 minutes according to the condition of the patient for a period of 7 to 14 days. This form of treatment removes dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat and removes facial paralysis, severe headache and other vatha troubles.
Talam In Ayurveda, a treatment method in which medicinal paste applied on the crown or forehead is called Talam. Different kinds of Talams are prescribed according to the nature of the illness. Treatments like Pizhichil, Navarakkizhi and Sarvangadhara are preceded by Talam.
Thalapothichil is a special procedure of application of medicated paste on the head. Thalapothichil is also called as Shirolepa (anointment to head/ head pack). Thalapothichil is from Malayalam where thala refers to head and pothichil is covering. It is the traditional Ayurveda treatment of Kerala which is very effective in various psychosomatic disorders. Basically Thalapothichil is cooling treatment.
Nasya treatment means putting nasal drops. While you might be already knowing about usage of nasal drops to relieve nasal congestion, Ayurvedic nasya therapy is quite different from this usual practice. While putting the drops into nostrils remains the same, the purpose of this treatment varies in Ayurveda.