The word Abhyangam in itself means ‘to massage’. In Ayurveda, it is the name for a treatment that harmonizes the body with the soul.
The term Shirodhara comes from ‘Shiro’ which means head, and ‘Dhara’ which means flow. Together these two words form the concept that aims to bring profound emotional relaxation.
Shirovasti is an important treatment which uses oil therapy for head ailments
Pizhichil is a special form of treatment in kerala ayurveda which is famously known as a treatment for aristocrats.
Navarakizhi refers to the fomentation of the body and has a unique and great contribution in ayurvedic treatments.
Elakizhi is a massage therapy, which is highly effective in treatments of ailments affecting the bones and joints.
Udwarthnam is a therapeutic massage.
The term “Panchakarma” is a union of two words