Upanaham Application of medicinal paste on the joints of the body followed by bandage. This therapy is well-known for its property to relieve pain, swelling and to nourish the tissues. The application is removed after a few hours as per the requirement. It is highly... Read More


Siropichu A thick layer of cotton wool soaked with warm medicated oil is applied over the head followed by massage. A concentrated massage on head relieves stress and strain related problems, improves memory and is known to have a curative effect for insomnia,... Read More


Panchakarma Panchakarma in Ayurveda means the five fold purification therapy performed for correcting the vitiated doshas (elements) in the body. “Pancha” means five and “karma” means treatment. The five treatments are as follows: Vamana (Therapeutic Emesis) –... Read More

Mukhalepanam and abhyangam

Mukhalepanam and abhyangam Application of medicinal paste followed by massage over the face. This therapy improves the texture and complexion of the face. This therapy is having a wide range of use from cosmetic purpose to severe skin conditions. It is very effective... Read More


Kativasthi / Greevavasthi / Urovasthi Retention of warm medicated oil over the low back region (kativasthi), cervical region (greevavasthi) and the upper middle part of the chest (urovasthi). The healing properties of herbal oils used for this therapy deeply cleans... Read More


Talapotichil Talapotichil is a special procedure of application of medicated paste on the head. It is also called as Shirolepa (anointment to head/ head pack). Talapotichil is a Malayalam word where tala refers to head and potichil is covering. It is the traditional... Read More


Nasyam Instillation of medicated oil or herbal extract to the nostrils after fomentation of the face, neck and chest region. After this process, the area around the nose, chest, palms and foot are massaged vigorously. This Ayurvedic therapy can provide a miraculous... Read More


Sirovasthi Medicated lukewarm oil is allowed to retain over the head for about an hour within a cap fitted around the head. This treatment is very effective in facial paralysis, cataract, deafness, earache, chronic headache, insomnia, psychosomatic stress and other... Read More


Udwarthanam Rubbing of the body with medicinal powders is named Udwarthanam. It is a deep and dry massage which stimulates hair follicles and subcutaneous fat tissue and breaks down the stored fat. The dry powder massage reduces blood cholesterol, obesity, skin... Read More


Dhanyamladhara In this therapy a special self-fermented warm preparation made of various kinds of grains, horse gram etc ( Dhanyamla ) is poured over the body in a synchronized manner. The treatment is done for 45 to 60 minutes for 7 days or more. It is very effective... Read More

Kashayadhara – Takradhara

Kashayadhara – Takradhara In these treatments, medicated decoction/ medicated buttermilk are poured onto the body respectively for 45 to 60 minutes. Takradhara has a curative effect in diseases like psoriasis, insomnia, depression etc. Kashayadhara is preferred... Read More


Kayasekam (Pizhichil) This is the ‘king’ among traditional therapies of Kerala. It is a therapeutic process in which lukewarm medicated oil is poured all over the body in a uniform rhythmic way continuously in a specific direction for 45 to 60 minutes.... Read More

Choorna pinda swedam

Choorna pinda swedam (Podikizhi) The application of poultices of medicinal powders over the body is named Choorna pinda swedam. The procedure is done for 45 to 60 minutes daily, normally for 7 days. It is of two types- Snighda ( along with application of oil ) and... Read More

Shashtika pinda swedam

Shashtika pinda swedam (Njavarakizhi) This is a Kerala traditional treatment in which poultices of medicinal rice (Njavarayari) processed in herbal decoction of Sida retusa root (Balamoola)and milk is applied over the whole body or a specific part. The boluses are... Read More

Patrapotala swedam

Patrapotala swedam (Elakizhi) Jambeera pinda swedam(Naarangakizhi) Traditional treatments in Kerala in which the whole body or any specific part is applied with poultices made of medicinal leaves / lemon respectively, dipping it in warm medicated oils. The medicinal... Read More


Sirodhara ‘Sirodhara’ literally means continuous flow (Dhara) over the forehead (Siras). It is a typical Kerala traditional treatment. Medicated oil/ decoctions, herbal extracts etc. is allowed to flow as a continuous stream over the upper part of the scalp .The... Read More


Abhyanga An extensive general body massage using medicated oil in a synchronized manner. This treatment is done normally for 45 to 60 minutes. According to classical texts this massage is indicated daily to prevent ageing and degenerative process. Its rhythmic motion... Read More


Tharpanam In this treatment medicated oil or ghee is retained in the eyes. It is indicated mainly in eye diseases which includes minor conditions like myopia to severe degenerative conditions like retinitis pigmentosa... Read More


Karnapooranam Application of medicated oil into the ear canal and it is retained for sometime. This process is continued for a few days to get excellent results. It is done in conditions like Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Impacted wax etc. The physician selects the medicine... Read More