Treatments

The Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala treatment centres at Malleshwaram, Yelahanka and RT Nagar offer various treatments like Elakizhi, Shirodhara, Nasyam, Navarakizhi, Kadi Vasti and more to address almost every issue. Ranging from physical ailments and joint pains to treatments that reduce stress and address insomnia, you can be certain you will go back feeling fresh and far fitter than ever.

The rejuvenating and restorative properties of the ayurvedic massage offered at these treatment centres help achieve a fitter, more fabulous you, naturally. Needless to say, the natural ayurvedic oils used here are completely genuine and sourced from Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala.

SHIRODHARA

Shirodhara is an intensive treatment that involves the steady dropping of medicated oils from a pot placed strategically above the patient's head.

Duration :  1 hour

Procedure : The process involves a 20 minute massage and 40 minute dhara followed by a shower.

Benefits : It  helps in relaxing the mind  and body, inducing good sleep, improving concentration, while reducing  headaches and  nourishing the  hair and scalp. Helps reduce anxiety and stress and improve memory.

ABHYANGAM SWEDANAM

Abhyangam Swedanam is a relaxing full body and head massage that is followed by a steam. 4-7 day packages available too.

Duration :  1 Hour

Procedure : A 45 minute full body and head massage is followed by 15 minute steam  and  shower.

Benefits : A relaxing massage that helps  in easing muscle tension, improves circulation, relieves stress and helps in better joint mobility and flexibility.

ELAKIZHI

Elakizhi , (Ela meaning Leaves; Kizhi meaning Potli) is an Ayurvedic treatment that is sweat inducing . A specially formulated medicated mixture comprising select herbs is used for this massage. Usually recommended for 7 days in a row for best results.

Duration :  1 Hour

Procedure : The process includes a 15 minute massage and  45 minute fomentation

Benefits : The process of perspiration in the affected area, forces the skin to eliminate wastes. This treatment helps in relieving body pain and stiffness ,enhances blood circulation, is useful in treating all arthritic problems and is especially useful for patients suffering from paralysis.

UDVARTANA

Udvartana is an invigorating full body massage done in a rhythmic motion that involves the use of a medicated powder like kolakuluthadi churnam to help those looking at losing weight

Duration :  1 and  ½ hours

Procedure : A 45 minute powder massage is followed by 15  minute  steam & shower.

Benefits : This therapy is often prescribed for those suffering from diabetes and  obesity .Helps reduce excess fat in the body,increases the stability of the extremities, improves body complexion and helps the body feel lighter and more agile.

KATIVASTI

Kativasthi is a simple and unique Ayurvedic therapy that addresses issues of the spine using special formulations. It involves placing warm Ayuvedic oil & herbs over the lower back held together with a  dough paste. This is followed by a gentle massage. The Ayurvedic oil and the herbs will be chosen depending on the individuals body constitution, doshas and health issues of the person.

Duration :  1 hour

Procedure : The entire procedure lasting an hour includes a gentle massage & targeted at treating issues of the back.

Benefits : A relaxation process for the tissues with oils. It is a deep tissue therapy using heat to heal and oils to repair the tissue. Heat increases blood flow, the increase in blood flow can reduce swelling, provides pain relief and softens ligaments, tendons and muscles

TAKRADHARA

Takradhara : is another intensive ayurvedic treatment that uses 'takra' or medicated buttermilk poured over the forehead in a steady stream to treat the patient's illness.

Duration :  1 Hour

Procedure : The entire process includes 45 minutes of  dhara followed by a shower.

Benefits : This treatment is especially useful for those suffering from scalp psoriasis and chronic dandruff issues. Helps overcome stress, anxiety and chronic headaches and calms the nervous system. Re-ignites mental creativity, invigorates the body and mind, improves memory and mental clarity.

NAVARAKIZHI

Navara is a special medicated rice that is used for this treatment. It is boiled alongwith milk and ayurvedic herbs. This formulation is then applied on the body and massaged in. A sweat inducing nourishing Ayurvedic therapy, it strengthens the muscles and rejuvenates the body. It is also known as Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda ...

Duration :  1 Hour

Procedure : The treatment involves 45 minutes of  dhara  followed by a  shower.

Benefits : Navarakizhi is one of the most popular sweat inducing therapies used to relieve pain and stiffness in the muscles. It helps in improving muscle strength. Navarakizhi provides nourishment and strength to the body tissues including bones, muscles and soft tissues. It is advised in cases of muscular atrophy, dystrophy, weakness  malnourishment and also for general weakness.

PIZHICHIL

Pizhichil : (literally means squeezing) is a unique Ayurvedic therapy from Kerala. In this treatment, a special linen cloth is dipped into warm Kuzhambu, or a medicated oil mixture, and squeezed over the disease-affected areas of the patient.

Duration :  1 Hour

Procedure : This process involves a  15  minute massage  and  45 minute Sarvanga dhara followed by a  shower

Benefits : Enhances blood circulation & helps build  immunity. It completely rejuvenates the body, improving muscle development. It is helpful for nervous disorders too.

GREEVAVASTI

Greeva Vasti specifically targets patients who have problems around the neck area where a pack of medicinal herbal oils is held in the neck and spine.

Duration :  1/2 Hour

Benefits : Relief from pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulder and upper limbs. Helps reduce inflammation, improves neck mobility, increases blood supply to the neck, shoulders, and arms. Helps reduce frequency of headaches and dizziness.

NASYAM

Nasyam is an ayurvedic treatment essential in treating all ailments above the neck. The patient is requested to lie down on a wooden cot placed in a warm room with their head placed slightly lower than the rest of the body. The head, neck, chest are massaged with medicated oils for relaxation. Then a medicated oil is instilled into the nostrils alternately. The shoulder, neck and palm are gently massaged after that.

Duration :  1/2 Hour

Procedure : The half hour process involves instilling prescribed drops of oil or herbal juices into the nostrils.

Benefits : Nasyam is useful in treating headaches, migraine and sinus related disorders. Also effective in treating dryness of mouth and nose, speech impediments, eye diseases and paralysis. The entry point of nasyam treatment are the nostrils, considered the doorway to the brain.

AYURVEDIC FACIAL

Ayurvedic Facial is a skin treatment used to clean pores, remove dead skin cells, and treat common skin concerns like acne, dark circles, wrinkles and other signs of aging. A great way to get smooth, supple skin and improve your general appearance.

Duration :  1 hour

Procedure : First the face is massaged with a medicated oil, followed by a herbal scrub. A special rice is cooked with other herbal decoctions, and used for facial massage, followed by a gentle fruit face pack. 

Benefits : An ayurvedic facial cleanses your skin well and makes it smooth and soft. An Ayurvedic massage therapy takes care of acne and acne scars.

JALUAKVACHARNAM

Leech therapy (Jalaukavacharana) has been used to treat various diseases through Raktmokshan, a para surgical procedure in the surgical stream of Ayurveda. Leech sucks only impure blood. Leech therapy is considered a blood purification therapy.

Duration :  Depending on the disease, and area affected , it may vary from 20 minutes to 1 hour.

Procedure : The fresh water leech , is first detoxified and applied on the affected area. The leech then goes on to removing toxins by drinking the bad blood, improving microcirculation to the affected area.

Benefits : Leech therapy is useful in the field of plastic surgery, arthritis (Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis), venous congestion, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, vascular diseases, thrombophlebitis, cellulitis, sciatica, inflammatory reactions and in blood purification.

CHURNA KIZHI

Churna Pinda Sweda (Podi kizhi): is a specialized therapy which is performed for illness related to bones, joints, muscles and nerves associated with inflammation, swelling and stiffness (muscular)

Duration :  45 minutes – 1 hour

Procedure : It is a process where first there is a light oil application all over the body and then medicated  herbal  powders  are  tied  into a potli and used  for massage.

Benefits : Useful in treating inflammatory joint diseases, rheumatoid arthritis etc

HEAD MASSAGE

Head massage offers a variety of benefits, whether you use your fingertips or you get one from a professional.

Duration :  30 minutes

Procedure : The masseur applies light to medium pressure on the head with their fingertips in small circular motions.

Benefits : A head massage helps relieve stress and reduce tension. It also eases migraine or headache, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation to your head and neck, and promotes hair growth.

FOOT MASSAGE

Duration :  30 minutes

Benefits: Improves blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, encourages better sleep, reduces the effects of anxiety and depression, speeds recovery in foot injuries, boosts energy levels and improves the immune function.

 

VIRECHANA

Virechana is an Ayurvedic detox therapy used for the purification of the body and mind. During the procedure, the patient is subject to Oleation or the administering of oils first, then Fomentation, which is followed by Emisis or purging. The internal Oleation is followed for 3 to 7 days. Thereafter, a medicated steam bath is performed for three days.

Duration :  The total duration of Virechana spans 7 to 9 Days

Procedure : The patient is given a medicated oil/ ghee to drink depending on their capacity for 3-5 days. This is followed by a full body massage and steam bath for 3-4 days. On the last day is the day of purgation followed by a post virechana diet.

Benefits : Balances pitta dosha, flushes out toxins and excess mucus from the small intestine, thus helping improve digestion.Also clears congestion from the liver thus improving metabolism, enabling fat digestion, thus helping in weight loss. Provides relief in many gastrointestinal disorders.

Note: All treatments except Abhyangaswethanam and Ayurvedic beauty treatments require prior consultation with the ayurvedic doctor based at our centre.