Pizhichil is especially beneficial for all imbalances of Vata dosha. The digestive fire is stoked and the immune system fortified. This treatment has helped those experiencing auto-immune illnesses as well as other Vata related conditions (e.g. backache, joint pains, poor circulation, fatigue, and anxiety).Pizhichil, an ayurvedic whole body therapy using lukewarm medicated oil, is ideal and effective for sexual problems, aging, muscular and body pain. Pizhichil therapy is also recommended for a wide number of disorders like nervous disorder, fits, blood pressure, paralysis etc.

Here, cloth dipped in lukewarm medicated oil is squeezed over the patient’s body uniformly and then the oil rubbed smoothly over the body of the patient by masseurs on either side. The session may take 1 hour including continuous oil pouring over the body, then rubbing and stimulating the skin using hands and special cotton cloths. Special caution has to be taken for the patient’s head should not get sweat during the treatment. A cloth is tied over the forehead of the therapy taker to prevent oil from getting into the eyes.