Pizhichil (Oil bath Massage)

Pizhichil In this treatment, lukewarm herbal oils are applied all over the body by two to four trained therapists i a special rhythmic way continuously for about 60 to 90 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 21 days. This treatment is very useful for Rheumatic diseases like Arthritis, Parlysis, Hemiplegia, Paralysis-Agitanus, Sexual Weakness, Nervous Wakness and Nervous disorders etc.

Pizhichil is a speciality Ayurvedic treatment with exemplary benefits. The treatment is also known as Kaya Seka, Taila Seka and Sarvanga Sneha.

The Ayurvedic term Pizhichil translates to squeezing. The medicated oil for the massage therapy is squeezed from a cloth dipped in the warm medicated oil into the patient’s body.

Pizhichil the topmost rejuvination treatment of Ayurveda a true gift from Ayurveda to become young again. Pizhichil or Sarvangadhara as it is also known can be defined to mean a process that is traditionally used to anoint the entirety of the body of the client.

In this treatment, precious warm medicated oil is squeezed on to the patient's body from a piece of cloth, periodically soaked in a vessel containing the oil, with soft massage in a rhythmic way.

A perfect remedy for rheumatism, joint and body pains as well as poor circulation, fatigue, and anxiety, Pizhichil or Sarvangadhara is one of the best known methods of removing stress from our systems as well as making our bodies feel soft, supple and clean.


Pizhichil is a combination of two classical Ayurvedic treatments called as Snehana (oil massage)and Swedana (fomentation, sweat inducing, sudation). The treatment procedure involves pouring of herbal oils or ghee over the body for a fixed duration of time and inducing sweat under the guidance of trained Ayurvedic physician. The Ayurvedic procedure also involves simultaneous massage to enhance the benefits of the treatment.

Benefits of Ayurvedic Massage

The Pizhichil treatment combines the goodness of both oils and heat providing the body and mind with numerous amazing benefits. Some of its benefits are as follows :

  • Improves overall blood circulation
  • Strengthens immunity system
  • Completely rejuvenated body
  • Keep diseases at bay
  • Helps in quick healing of fractured bonesImproves muscle development
  • Reduces stress, anxiety and tensionImproves skin quality
  • Eliminates nervous weaknesses and disorders
  • Treats paralysis, arthritis and rheumatic diseases
  • Helps in diabetes, asthma and even in tuberculosis
  • Ayurveda provides an answer for all pains, ailments and diseases. However, it is very important to consult and authentic Ayurveda doctor before undertaking any treatments.