This treatment improves blood circulation and immunity. It is very effective in the treatment of ailments like muscle cramps, paralysis, rheumatic diseases, arthritis, neurological disorders, and blood pressure issues.
Pizhichil means ‘to squeeze’. In this treatment a piece of cloth is dipped in warm medicated oil and is then squeezed and poured onto the patient.
The Ayurvedic procedure also involves simultaneous massage to enhance the benefits of the treatment.
More than three litres of relaxing, medicated oil is used in this therapy.