- by Arth Ayurveda
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- Mar 26 2017
Healing with Kayaseka
‘Kaya’ refers to full body and ‘Seka’ means pouring of hot/medicated liquids. Hence, Kaya Seka is a therapy that includes, pouring of hot medicated oils/liquids all over the body in a stream. It is popularly known as ‘Pizhicchil’ in Malayalam, this is a special treatment originally followed by the physicians of Kerala, and it has exceptional benefits in psychological healing, involving the mind and the body.
Kaya Seka involves body perspiration by stream pouring of medicated liquids, like oils, milk, buttermilk, all over the body for a fixed duration of time. It is accompanied by a massage simultaneously so as to enhance the benefits of the treatment.
Kaya Seka falls into the category of Swedana or Sudation therapy. The sudation therapy activates the sweat glands to produce more sweat in order to flush out the toxins from the body through the pores. This treatment has elements that vary according to different people. An expert physician thoroughly examines a patient, and based on the study, he decides what kind of treatment is required.
Factors that define the type of Kaya Seka required by a patient are discussed below:
- Selection of the medicated liquid
- Duration of the treatment
- Part of the body that requires attention
- Nature of the disease
- Seasonal times
Just like any Ayurveda treatment, Kaya Seka provides numerous benefits to the body, including relief in pain, swelling, and stiffness. Apart from these, it is also recommended as a treatment for various diseases and disorders:
- Paralysis (Hemiplegia and paraplegia)
- Rheumatic diseases
- Parkinson’s disease
- Body Weakness
- Neurological disorders
In general, as well, this treatment is done regularly once in a year as a way to rejuvenate the body cells and improve one’s health.
Kaya Seka is an unparalleled treatment when it comes to neurological and muscular disorders and prevention of inflammation. A traditional and balanced way of healing the body and mind, it is an ultimate method to relax and soothe yourself with only a dime to spend. And, isn’t health the real wealth?
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