This synchronized (four-handed), total body massage using herbal oils, tones the skin, rejuvenates and strengthens all the tissues so as to achieve ideal health and longevity. This increases primary vitality (Ojas) and resistance. It is also beneficial to the eyes and gives sound sleep. It is also is a cure for rheumatism. Abhyangam keeps your body fit, control fat, reduces sagging and makes the skin younger, reduces stress and increases circulation when massaged with medicated oils.
A specialized treatment again four-handed involving squeezing a cloth soaked in oil over the body.
During this treatment, the patient is made to sit on the droni (special wooden massage table) and then medicated oils are administered over the body and the head. Two therapists, one on either side of the patient aid in this process. The warm medicated oil is then poured in a continually flowing single stream, squeezing a clean cloth dipped in oil over the body. The treatment starts and ends with the patient in a sitting position. In the duration in between, the patient is made to lie in different postures .Pizhichil oil therapy helps alleviate skeletal and muscular diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lumbago, sciatica, Hemiplegia, neuropathy, and more