Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma. The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow).
Abhyanga is a form of Ayurvedic medicine that involves massage of the body with large amounts of warm oil. The oil is often pre-medicated with herbs for specific conditions.
Pizhichil Treatment in Ayurveda, is a combination of oil massage and heat treatment. This therapy was mostly used by Maharajas in the olden days, and popularly known as treatment for aristocrats.
Kizhi or pinda means bolus; Swedam means sudation. It is one of the major sudation process using herbal leaves, practiced by Vaidyas (physicians) in Kerala. It is highly effective in ailments affecting bones, joints and nervous system.
This whole body massage is effective in enhancing blood circulation, relieving tense nerves and muscles, alleviating pains and thus relaxing the body.
Nasyam is very important treatment for illness in the head region. Nostrils are the doorway to brain. As such, treatment to that area is being done through nostrils. Application of medicated oil and powder through nostrils is called nasyam.
A room that is filled with hot steam for the purpose of cleaning and refreshing the body and for relaxation. A steam bath is basically alike, they both make you sweat, but there are some subtle differences, most notably the atmospheric conditions.