pizhichil-ayurvedic-herbal-oil-massage-for-detox-and-rejuvenation-imageUpdate on Kerala Ayurvedic Hospital Panchakarma (Ayurvedic Detoxification and Rejuvenation) trip…Today I’m at half-way point. The first 2 weeks the treatment involved 3 main therapeutic methods. I’m going to share with you one of these treatments in this post.

Pizhichil (Thailadhara) – This therapeutic massage is a combination of two classical Ayurvedic treatments, Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (sudation). The whole body is bathed in streams of warm herbal oil with simultaneous massage. The warm oil and massage opens the pores and drives the herbal oil deeper into the tissues.

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shiro-dhara-ayurvedic-rejuvenation-therapy-for-the-modern-lifestyle-imageI hope you are doing well and getting ready for Christmas…for those of you who celebrate.

As promised I am going to share with you another Ayurvedic treatment I received during the first 2 weeks of my Panchakarma (Ayurvedic Detoxification and Rejuvenation Therapies) - check out my last email from a week ago for more on my trip to Kerala and Panchakarma.

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Hip Arthritis Treatment Self Traction

hip-arthritis-treatment-self-traction-image-2This a self-mobilization technique to help with hip arthritis pain. For those of your suffering from hip pain due to hip arthritis, this hip distraction technique is great for relieving compression on the hip while relieving irritation and pain associated with the degenerative changes to the hip cartilage. Wear and tear on the hip either due to injury, overuse or obesity can lead to hip arthritis.


How To Improve Upper Back And Shoulder Mobility


A lot of people suffer from upper back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain due to poor postures and sitting for long periods.  It’s very important to work on improving upper back or thoracic spine mobility and shoulder mobility to relieve neck and shoulder problems.  This is an easy upper back stretch using an exercise ball and a stable surface like a couch.  Try it out and let me know how it goes.


Knee Arthritis Treatment Self Traction


Knee arthritis is due to degeneration of cartilage and results in pain, inflammation, stiffness and swelling. In the US alone, millions of people get treatment for knee pain due to arthritis. I’m going to show you a good treatment technique for knee arthritis. This is self-distraction technique to relieve the stress on the joint, open up the joint space, improve knee mobility and helps relieve pain.