The Process: Pizhichil involves pouring of at least 5 quarts of medicated warm oil or ghee or a mix of both in a continuous flow which is massaged in gentle, synchronized movements all around the body. This is achieved by six different postures that the receiver has to assume. The full body of the receiver is anointed with warm medicated oils by masseurs (typically 4), who ensure that the temperature of the oil is maintained throughout the process and they carry out the massage in complete synchronization on both the left and right side of the body. Throughout the process while the assistants keep on replenishing the oils, the masseurs continuously pour oils and massage the different sections of the body in rhythmic movements.
Duration: The duration of this process depends on the ailment and requirement of the receiver. Typically the process is carried out for 7 to 21 days and for a time duration that varies between 60 to 90 minutes per day.
Pizhichil has shown immense benefits to patients suffering from the following conditions:
Pizhichil is one of the most effective remedies for de-stressing the body and making it feel light, soft and supple.