Pizhichil is one method in Ayurveda that is a combination of two types of Ayurvedic treatments, Snehana and Swedana. As part of Pizhichil treatment, warm oil is poured into a special vessel called as the Kindi. During Pizhichil treatment, the Kindi is positioned inches above the body of the patient. A special type of oil is used for each type of person taking the massage. The oil and massage generate heat in the body which automatically generates sweat that is needed for stability of Vata Dosha.
The ancient practice of Pizhichil helps in improving digestion, neurological conditions, injuries and arthritis. If you are under a constantly stressed environment, Pizhichil aids in removing anxiety, depression and blood pressure. It is also known for keeping your skin from aging.