The Pizhichil massage is also known by the name of ” treatment of kings ” thanks to the great popularity it gained among the Maharajas of ancient India.
The pizhichil friction massage therapy is truly a delight for the mind and body. It consists of soaking a cloth in medicinal oil and letting it drip slowly onto the body, or achieving the same effect with special hoses while applying the massage.
Four people are usually required to do this: two who dip and wring clothes, or who hold hoses, and two who rub, knead, rub, and pat. It is basically designed for people with a vata constitution, for people with muscular problems, rheumatism, and arthritis; and for people with psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, etc.
To carry out this massage, about twenty liters of warm herbal Ayurvedic oil whose typology corresponds to the constitution of the patient and some cotton…