Abhyanga is the procedure where the body is massaged using a medicated oil all over the body. This imparts oleation, complexion, stability, destroys fatigue and disturbances due to vata dosha.
Njavarakizhi Is one of traditional treatment forms of Astavaidya tradition In Kerala . It is a procedure by which the whole body Or any specific part there of is made to perspire by the application of certain medicinal drugs with Mjavara (special variety of rice that grows in 60 days.) rice puddings externally in the form of boluses tied up in a muslin bag..
Ilakizhi (Patrapotala Sweda) is a type of Swedana Chikitsa (fomentation) wherein leaf poultice are used to give fomentation on whole body or any specific part.
Kaya Seka (Pizhichil) is the process in which the body is made to perspire by means of pouring of warm medicated oil in a specific manner.
Podikizhi(Choorna Pinda Sweda) is a type of Swedana Chtkitsa (fomentation) wherein medicated powders are made into poultice and used for giving fomentation.
Ohara (Shirodhara) Is otherwise known as Sirasekam. It is One Of the many Special types of treatment widely practiced in Kerala for diseases of the head.
Sirovasthi is the procedure where in the medicated oil is retained on the head for a prescribed period.
Udwarthanam (Dry Massage) is the treatment where in the massage is done with powders of medicines. The powder is rubbed forcibly on the body in upward direction.