AYURVEDA TREATMENTS AT MEKOSHA

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As a part of our unlimited therapy Ayurveda packages, Mekosha offers a range of authentic Ayurveda Treatments. Experience Ayurveda in the splendid setting of the land where it originated and has been practiced for more than 3000 years, with guidance from our resident doctor.

In the old hamlets of Melattingal, Kerala, life has an easy flow, is gently restorative and is in harmony with the streams and rivulets of the surrounding backwaters. Here we have crafted an experience that helps your mind and body to slow down and heal. Mekosha is a place where the mind, body and spirit are treated together by expert physicians practising the purest tenets of Ayurveda. Matchless pampering and a relaxing experience and allow you to rejuvenate, unwind and renew yourself.

The body treatments and massages help in maintaining a healthy radiance, tone muscles, strengthen the system, induce relaxation and reduce stress. Our doctor will work with you to help you pick the right treatments to suit your transformation goals.

Abhyanga

ABYANGAM

Using gentle to moderate pressure with hands and fingers, Abyangam is a general body massage using warm medicated oil. Massage is done in four or five standard positions to improve blood circulation and tone up muscles. By relaxing the mind and body and reducing body pain it induces good sleep.

Duration: 60 min

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Shirodhara

SHIRODHARA

Shirodhara is very useful in the treatment of stress, depression and insomnia. It improves memory, vitality and alleviates fatigue. Medicated oils are gently poured in a continuous stream onto the forehead for a period of 45 – 60 minutes. Concentrated on the head, it is useful for migraines, ear and nose conditions and also in cases of neuropathy and spondylitis.

Duration: 60 min

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Thakradhara

THAKRADHARA

Using medicated butter milk Thakradhara is a form of Shirodhara used to relieve tension and improve certain types of skin diseases including psoriasis. A continuous stream of buttermilk is poured between the temples which aids insomnia and stress and helps to improve concentration.

Duration: 60 min

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Sirovasti

SIROVASTI

This treatment is useful for eye, nose and ear conditions as well as chronic headaches, spondylitis and insomnia. It also improves vision, memory, mental faculties and dermatological conditions. Medicated oil is applied to the head and body and then poured into a cylindrical cap fitted onto the head. The oil is left inside the cap and slowly drained out. The head, neck and shoulders are then gently rubbed with the oil.

Duration: 60 min

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SIROLEPA

SIROLEPA

Medicated oil is first applied to the head and body. This is followed by herbal pastes and medicinal herbs applied to the head and covered with green plantain leaf. The paste is then removed and the oil wiped off. Sirolepa improves vision, cures headaches and insomnia and is used in the treatment of stress, anxiety and depression.

Duration: 60 min

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NASYAM

NASYAM

Nasyam involves the massage of the face, shoulders and chest with herbal oil after which herbal extracts/oil is inhaled. The area around the nose, chest, palms and feet are then massaged vigorously. It is useful in the treatment allergies, headaches, migraine, sinusitis and other nasal infections.

Duration: 60 min

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Podikizhi

PODIKIZHI

Medicated powders are made into poultices and used for giving fomentation. It revives the cell of skin and offers glow and vitality. It stimulate nervous system and is helpful in backaches, joint aches, shoulder aches etc. advised in certain kinds of neurological conditions, over weight and obesity, arthritis, some types of acute pains like sciatica and lumbago.

Duration: 60 min

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Dhanya-kizhi

DHANYA KIZHI

Dhanya Kizhi is a treatment of therapeutic sweating in which powdered cereals and pulses are bundled into bolus, warmed and applied all over the body. The body is fomented with linen bundles containing ingredients like cereals, horse gram, black gram, cotton seed etc. It is effective in reducing pain and inflammation in the joints, neck and lower back.

Duration: 60 min

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Pizhichil

PIZHICHIL

Warm medicated oil is poured continuously on the body by dipping pieces of clean cloth in herbal oil and squeezing them over the skin. The oil is then gently rubbed into the body and removed by wiping with a dry towel or by a warm water bath. It is used in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis, osteoarthritis, lumbago, sciatica and also neuropathy.

Duration: 60 min

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Navarakizhi

NAVARAKIZHI

Warm medicinal puddings made of rice are applied either to specific parts of the body, or the whole body, to induce sweating. The treatment is used in musculoskeletal diseases, sciatica, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Duration: 60 min

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Udvartanam

UDVARTANA

Herbal powders in combination with oil or ghee are applied to the body to reduce excess fat, smooth and cleanse the skin and increase firmness to the limbs.

Duration: 60 min

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Elakizhi

ELA KIZHI

Minced herbal leaves, coconut gratings and lemon, are warmed in medicated oil and bundled into boluses in cotton cloth. These bundles are steamed and the fomentation is patted rhythmically all over the body for sudation. It stimulates nerves and relieves from body pains, stiff joints, back aches and similar ailments. advised in hemiplegia, pain in neck, back and joints, osteon arthritis, arthritis, spondylosis etc.

Duration: 60 min

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NJAVARA KIZHI

NJAVARA KIZHI

This treatment is a contribution from Kerala to Ayurveda and involves fomentation of the body with boluses of a speciality rice known for its medicinal and nourishment value. It is cooked in milk along with a suitable herbal decoction and is very effective for rejuvenation and nourishment. It strengthens tissues, reduces pain and inflammation and is recommended for low back pain, neck pain, rheumatism, arthritis and neuromuscular disorders.

Duration: 60 min

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SARVANGADHARA

SARVANGADHARA

Warm medicated oil is poured continuously on the person’s body while being gently massaged. This Dhara is usually done in four to five postures. It tones, strengthens and deeply rejuvenate the body ensuring better circulation. Highly beneficial in rheumatic complaints. Advised in paralysis, low back ache, neck pain and arthritis hemiplegia, joint stiffness, reducing pain and inflammation, nervous disorders etc.

Duration: 60 min

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Shirodhara

KSHEERA DHARA

This treatment strengthens the tissues, nourishes the skin and generally rejuvenates the body promoting longevity. Medicated milk infused with various herbs is used. It is recommended for those suffering from mental disorders, insomnia, slight or chronic fever, inflammation caused by climacteric and also paralysis.

Duration: 60 min

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CHOORNA PINDA SVEDA (PODIKIZHI)

CHOORNA PINDA SVEDA (PODIKIZHI)

Medicinal poultices warmed in herbal oil are used to cause sweating in either the whole body or specific parts of the body. This is a very effective treatment for reducing heaviness of the body and limbs and also for obesity generally.

Duration: 60 min

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KADEE VASTHI

KADEE VASTHI

A treatment designed for lumbar aches and pains by retention of oil at the lower back in a circular receptacle. Lukewarm medicated oil is slowly poured in to it and kept warm by the oil gently heated in a water bath throughout the procedure. It is specially designed to prevent osteoporosis but also recommended for pain, stiffness, degenerative changes (osteoarthritis) and sciatica.

Duration: 45 min

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Greeva-Basti

GREEVA VASTY

Bathing the back of neck using warm medicated oil or herbal decoction, this is a rejuvenation therapy for neck pain, shoulder pain and stiffness. Greeva Vasthti is likely to alleviate most types of problems related to the neck. Advised for patients who suffer from frozen shoulder, cervical spondylosis, headache, giddiness and osteoporosis.

Duration: 30 min

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NJAVARA THEPPU

NJAVARA THEPPU

A treatment process by which part of the body or whole body is perspired by application of njavara rice pudding. Helps in improving the skin texture and muscle tone. Advised conditions of muscular dystrophy and stiffness.

Duration: 60 min

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Shirodhara

PATRA PINDA SVEDA (ELAKIZHI)

Warm bundles of medicinal leaves are prepared in neem or castor oil and are used to massage the body. The treatment is very effective in relief of aches and pains, swelling and sports injuries.

Duration: 60 min

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JANU VASTHI

JANU VASTHI

A special treatment in which warm medicated oil is retained over the knee joint. It relieves pain and stiffness and eases movement of the knee joint. It also strengthens the joint, muscles and soft tissues and improves circulation. This treatment is advised for knee joint conditions including arthritis, degenerative conditions, tendon injuries and sprains.

Duration: 30 min

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URO BASTHI

URO BASTHI

An effective treatment for asthma Uro Basthi, or Hridaya Basthi, is retention of medicated oil on the chest wall. It is also recommended for other respiratory problems such as bronchiectasis and muscular chest pain around the sternum and also strengthening of the heart.

Duration: 30 min

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Netra-Tharpanam

NETRA TARPANAM

Medicated decoction and ghee are retained around the eyes within a border made of medicated herbal dough in order to provide optimum rejuvenation to the eyes. This treatment strengthens the optical nerves, prevents cataracts and gives a cooling effect to the eyes, resulting in improved vision and strengthening of the eye tissues. It is recommended for burning in the eyes, dryness of the eyes, watering eyes, curved eyes, conjunctivitis and myopia.

Duration: 30 min

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THALA POTHICHIL

THALA POTHICHIL

A paste made of various herbs with buttermilk is applied all over the head. The healing properties of the herbs calm down the nervous system and rejuvenate you. This treatment is indicated for insomnia, headache, hair loss and graying, dandruff, stress relief and certain mental ailments.

Duration: 45 min

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