Abhyanga / Uzhichil
Abhyanga /Uzhichil is a special Kerala type of oil massage done by one or two persons. Suitable medicated oils for the body and the head are selected according to the condition of the person. Normally warm oil massage is done for the body and head for 45 minutes or according to the condition of the patient. This massage is suitable for both healthy and sick person. This massage is also mentioned in Ayurveda as a daily healthy routine practice.
Mode of action
The warm oil applied on the skin gets absorbed through the skin. The combination of the warmth of the oil and the gentle hand movements during the massage helps to increase the peripheral circulation.