Ayurvedic medicines can effectively work only if they system is free of toxins. Therefore, before any treatment,the ayurvedic physician cleans the body of the patient with strong purgatives. Intensive. Ayurvedic oil therapieslike Abhyagam, Dhara, Pizhichil, Njavarakizhi, Elakizhi and Panchakarma treatments are recommended during theseason for cleansing the body systems.
Abhyangam: Full body massage with medicated oil
Dhara: Dhara is an Ayurvedic treatment method, which includes the application of a continuous stream of mildlywarm oil to the body parts.
Pizhichil: Pizhichil is a relaxing, soothing and rejuvenating treatment with medicated warm oil used in a continuousstream for a definite period for the whole body (excluding head & neck).
Njavarakizhi: Njavara Kizhi is an integral part for keeping the balance between "vatha", "pitha" and "Kapha".In "Pindasweda" the Njavara rice is boiled in "Kurunthottikazhayam", which is a decoction of sida root and milk. Itis taken in cloth bags (Kizhis) and is used for massaging.The Ayurvedic medicine in Karkidakam treatment is Karkidaka Kanji or medicated rice porridge.