Pizhichil is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment involving soft massage of the whole body in streams of lukewarm medicated oils.
In olden times, the treatment was specially offered to the kings, and therefore, it was famously referred to as “Treatment for Aristocrats” or “the King of Ayurvedic Therapies”. Some other names by which the Pizhichil treatment is known are Sarvangadhara, Kaya Seka, and Thailadhara.
Pizhichil is an important part of Panchakarma Ayurveda treatment that combines oil and heat therapy to improve blood circulation and eliminate Ama or toxins from your body. The medicated oil is poured on your body by squeezing it out from a cloth following which a rejuvenating massage is given.