Massage is the Simplest & Oldest form of Medical care used by Mankind since ancient times. It is scientific Manipulation of Body Soft Tissues to exert a Specific action on the body:-Therapeutic or Rejuvenative.
"Abhyanga" -- the Ayurveda oil massage -- is said to be the mother of all the massages & is an integral part of the daily routine recommended for overall health and well-being. Skin being the Largest Surface organ, Instead of taking Medicine orally, the medicated Oils is made to absorb through skin in to the body directly by the means of Massage to exert a similar effect.
It is a distinctive Massage technique in which the medicated oil chosen based on pattern of Dosha & degree of Imbalance and smeared over the body followed by a series of rhythmic long strokes are taken along with body contours with a uniform Speed, Rhythm & Pressure to make these oils absorbed trans dermally (Skin)
Kizhi literally means poultice also called ‘Heat Compress Therapy’ or ‘Pain Relive Therapy’. This treatment induces perspiration. Special medicated bundles of herbal powders, fresh leafs or a special variety of rice is made for this treatment. These bundles are dipped in warm medicated oil and glided on body surface followed by gentle tapping.