Kerala Ayurvedic Panchkarma Treatment

Karma is a special form of Panchkarma developed in the Green state of Kerala and it generally employs some form of Snehan or Swedana, and often address the functions of a particular dosha.


It is the process by which certain medicinal puddings, especially the cooked Navara type of rice in the form of boluses tied up in cotton cloth is applied the whole body or a specific part of the body, for a period of 7 to 14 days, It is used in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders, hemiplegia, chronic rheumatic disorders, for rejuvenation, geriatric problems etc.

During Pinda Sveda Ayurveda treatment small linen bags filled with a specially prepared mixture are applied locally to relieve the muscles. An additional major role in this therapy is played by the highly effective herbal oils mixture which is specially selected by the ‘Ayurveda doctors’ for the parts of the body where the treatment is required. The effect of the herbal extracts is to relieve the pain if there is any and to relax and build up the body tissues of the application area

During Pinda Sveda Ayurveda therapy massaging is done by trained and experienced Ayurveda technicians, using a bag filled with specially medicated special rice which is very useful to remove body pains, improve digestion, cures sclerosis.

The oil massage is often followed by a herbal steam bath with specially selected medicinal herbs. This widens the vessels and thereby assists the detoxification of the body system. After a gentle massage on the body, specially prepared warm herbal oil is poured over the lower back and kept inside a herbal paste boundary for 50 minutes. The healing properties of herbal oils used for this massage deeply clean and enriches the blood, builds and maintains strong muscle and connective tissues and lubricates the joints keeping them flexible and pain-free


It is the process by which warm medicated oil is poured on the whole boy in a specific manner with simultaneous gentle massage. It is used in the treatment of various neurological diseases, rheumatic disorders, for rejuvenation, preventing ageing process etc.

Pizhichil is a special form of treatment which is a combination of oil massage and heat treatment. This therapy is also known as a treatment for aristocrats as in the olden days the Maharajas or Kings used to have this treatment. A gentle, synchronized massage is carried out under a constant flow of warm herbal oil. This Ayurveda treatment also involves squeezing a cloth soaked in oil over the body. During this treatment, the patient is made to sit on an Ayurveda chair specially made for this purpose and the medicated oils are then applied over the head and body.

Ayurveda therapists are all the time present for the observation of the treatment and if needed at the same time the Shirodhara is also undertaken.
A cloth is tied over the forehead of the therapy taken to prevent oil from getting into the eyes. The warm, medicated oil is then poured in a continually flowing single stream, by squeezing a clean cloth dipped in oil over the body. The treatment starts and ends with the patient in a sitting position. In the duration in-between, the patient is made to lie flat while the application of Shirodhara goes on. This Ayurveda treatment of Pizhichil has been highly valued by all our guests and produces good results in case of joint problems and muscle tension. The duration of Pizhichil is decided by the Ayurveda experts after the body constitution of the individual has been determined. Pizhichil Treatment increases the blood circulation, nourishes muscles, nerves tissues and sexual ability. Pizhichil Ayurveda treatment is also effective for Paraplegia, Hemiplegia and general debility.


It is the process by which medicated oil, milk, buttermilk etc. is poured in a continuous stream on the head, especially forehead in a specific manner It is indicated in mental disorders, insomnia and skin diseases. Duration of treatment 7 to 14 days.

Shirodhara is a modern purification and rejuvenating therapy based on an ancient Indian technique.
In Sanskrit language, Shirodhara is composed of two words shiro + dhara. Shiro means head and Dhara means the flow of warm oil on head. Sesame or another base oil is mixed with a few drops of aromatic essential oil to create the liquid. It is then warmed till a comfortable temperature is reached and the treatment begins. The exact combination of the oils depend on the body constitution and is decided and prescribed by an Ayurveda expert. The patient lies supine on a flat surface with head back and a rolled towel or pillow beneath the neck. A stream of warm oil is poured very slowly onto the centre of the forehead (the location of the “third eye”) for 30 to 45 minutes followed by a gentle scalp massage. The effect is indescribable.

Shirodhara treatment is done in absolute silence. It takes you to deep relaxation and into a balanced state of rest in mind and body. Men and women alike experience it as a high-point of Panchakarma applications of Ayurveda. Best experienced after a massage, Shirodhara is one of our most popular Ayurveda application taken by Ayurveda lovers.
This therapy is meant for ‘Shodhana’ (a Sanskrit term). ‘Shodhana’ or purification therapy is not only meant for the elimination of disease-causing toxins present in the body but also to replenish the tissues with nourishment and rejuvenate them. Rejuvenate literally means ‘to make young again’.

Shirodhara is a great rejuvenating therapy that gives a healthy face and body glow. In Ayurveda, rejuvenating therapy is the golden path to attain longevity as it is aimed at the preservation of health. Ayurveda says that rasayana or rejuvenating therapy optimises the circulation of nutrients to both body and mind. Shirodhara removes the root cause of the disease and is a rejuvenating therapy at the same time as well.

Shirodhara Ayurveda therapy helps to overcome stress and its ill effects on the nervous system. Shirodhara helps to relieve insomnia, stress, tension, anxiety, anger, chronic headaches, rheumatism, hypertension, asthma, hair problems and gives mental relaxation. The Ayurvedic physician determines the number of days of the treatment for different problems after your body type according to Ayurveda has been determined. With weekly sessions, you will find relief from stress and strain from daily life. To achieve the maximum benefits from the therapy, it is advisable to follow the Ayurvedic lifestyle. An Ayurvedic physician decides appropriate foods, exercise, yoga and herbal preparation to optimise the benefits after the therapy


It is the process of keeping a certain amount of medicated lukewarm oil on the head for a prescribed period of time by using a special type of cap without a top, fixed properly on the head for the treatment of various neurological disorders, diseases of the head, facial palsy etc.

A certain mixture of the lukewarm herbal oils which are prescribed by the Ayurveda Physician according to the individual body type is poured into a cap fitted on the head for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to the patient’s conditions for the advised period. This treatment is highly effective for mental stress, rejuvenation of sensory organs, facial paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches, burning sensation of head and other vata predominant diseases.


It is a procedure in which paste of medicinal herbs/rugs is applied on the scalp for a specified period. It is an effective method of treatment for neurological disorders and mental diseases.