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The patient is made to lay on a wooden Droni (a specially designed wooden plank). Then pieces of linen dipped in comfortably warm medicated oil are squeezed over the patient’s body from a specific height. When the warm oil flows and spreads over the body, two or four masseurs sitting on either side give the patient a gentle massage.
This is effective in diseases connected with the Vata Dosha and its allied manifestations like spondylosis, hemiplegia, Arhtritis, back pain, muscular dystrophy etc.. This is done only on the body below the neck and the duration can be fixed from one to one and a half hours depending upon the strength of the patient.
Medicated oil is first applied liberally over the patient’s body. Then the body is massaged with small linen bags filled with cooked Navara rice. The rice is cooked by boiling it in cow’s milk along with suitable. The linen bags filled with rice are dipped in the same mixture kept boiling over a gentle flame and applied by masseurs at a comfortable temperature over the whole body of the patient. Navarakkizhi is a special massage , which rejuvenates the body.
It is very effective in degenerative muscle diseases like poliomyelitis muscular atrophy etc. It is more effective when done immediately after Pizhichil treatment . The course of treatment can last for 14 or 21 days.
The patient is advised to lie on a special wooden droni with his neck and head comfortably placed. Then a non-stop continuous stream of the prescribed liquid medicine is gently poured on his forehead from a prescribed height through a specially devised apparatus called Dhara Chatti for a period of one to one and a half hours. Dhara is occassionally administered on whole body in special cases.
Dhara is considered to be effective for several diseases like stress related disorders, sleeplessness and many degenerated brain disorders. Different liquid mediums are used in Dhara for different diseases. Medicated oils, milk, tender coconut water and decoctions of herb extracts are some of the fluids used.
The treatment consists of keeping the prescribed medicated oil at a bearable temperature in a leather cap fitted around the head of the patient.The oil is filled in the cap up to a level of one finger above the crown of the head.The duration of treatment is between one and one and half hours.
This therapy is effective in disorders like facial paralysis, insomnia and other diseases related to mental stress.
Nasyam is instilling of medicated drops of oil into nostrils. From the shoulders up the patients body is massaged causing it to perspire. The medicine in exact dose is measured and poured into the nostrils, as the patient inhales. During the process, the area around the nose, neck, shoulders, palms & feel are rubbed.
This treatment clears the head and neck and is useful in curing headaches, migraine, cervical spondylosis and Facial Palsy, and also effective in ailments such as sinusitis, migraine, chronic cold and chest congestion
It nourishes vision and eyes. In today's world saturated with optical stimuli our eyes are often strained and overtired. This has an adverse effect on our vision and activity. Netra Tarpana has a relaxing effect on the eyes and surrounding tissues. It is carried out in conjunction with a face massage and includes ghee eyebaths.
Netra Tarpana greatly strengthens tissues surrounding the eyes, and may reduce darkened eye circles if treatment is repeated over several days. The treatment also helps with dry, watery, or burning and painful sensations in the eyes.[no more glasses required].
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