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Kaya Seka

Kaya Seka or Sarvanga Dhara or Pizhichil is a special treatment procedure followed by traditional vaidyas (physicians) of Kerala. The word Pizhichil in Malayalam language literally means “ squeezing”. Here the whole body is bathed in streams of lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage. This Ayurveda’s Royal Treatment is famously called as the “treatment for aristocrats”,  because the treatment was especially offered to the  kings in ancient times.

In this treatment, the cloths measuring about 1.5 square feet  are soaked in warm medicated oil and then  squeezed on to the person’s body from a height of 20 to 24 cms, so that oil flows in a continuous single stream along the thumb, in a downward direction. The pieces of cloth are periodically soaked in a vessel containing warm oil. Gentle massage is given following the path of the oil stream. Two to four trained therapists under the supervision of a physician perform the treatment. The patient should be made to adopt the seven standard positions, so that no area of the body is left uncovered. After the completion of the procedure, the person is made to take rest, by covering the body with a thick blanket  for 30 minutes, before taking a bath in hot water.

Duration of the treatment: 45 minutes to 90 minutes

Benefits:

  • Relieves body pain and muscle spasms
  • Helps in healing bone injuries
  • Increases immunity and prolongs life span
  • Promotes normal development of muscle mass
  • Improves skin complexion
  • Has anti-aging treatment
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Very soothing , relaxing and rejuvenating treatment

It is very effective in the following conditions:

  • Neurological disorders
  • Ankylosing spondilitis
  • Burning sensation all over the body
  • Nervous weakness
  • Sexual weakness
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Arthritis
  • Paralysis (Hemiplegia and paraplegia)
  • Parkinson’s disease
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