The aim is to arrest the degeneration of body cells and increase immunity.
In fact, the treatment helps to keep individuals free from diseases even at an advanced age.
Rasayana chikitsa or the anti-aging programme starts with a three-week cleansing treatment to eliminate toxins. Only then do the rejuvenation treatments start, with medicines and diet.
Based on a person’s constitution or dominant doshas, therapies include pizhichil (massage with lukewarm, medicated oil), pouch massages, different types of uzhichil (massage), and other purifying treatments. The cleansing is followed by a rejuvenation treatment with special creams and oil, backed by a nourishing diet.