Podikizhi ayurvedic treatment is the treatment which the whole body or certain parts of the body are formented and made to sweat, by the application of medicinal powders. Specific herbs (black gram, horse gram, gingely seeds, and herbs) are tied in muslin pouches and the warmed herbal formula is gently “pounded” and pressed in to the skin by the therapists in a synchronized, rhythmatic motion. These boluses are re-heated frequently and gently massaged over the body. The treatment ends with a warm bath.
Podikizhi ayurvedic treatment is one of the most relaxing and refreshing massage that you can enjoy. Podikizhi ayurvedic treatment is very good for relieving spasms and stiffness of muscles, lubrication the joints, strengthning the spinal muscles and relieving joint pain. Podikizhi is one of the parts of Panchakarma in Ayurveda. It is done with or withou oil, depending on the conditions of the individual or as advised by the physician. This treatment is good for Arthritis, rheumatic fever etc.