The complete therapy done with herbalised oils, prepared according to the ancient Ayurvedic texts. This is known as Abhyangam and the oils used will be suitable for the constitutional needs. The use of herbalised oils with specific benefits and specific techniques, help Abhyangam to provide relaxation and pain relieving at the same time. Long relaxing strokes, triggers at pressure points and other strokes that can address stiffness, knots and relax the system are used to achieve desired results. Abhyangam provides lubrication to skin, improves circulation, reduces stiffness and provides calmness. It can be modified to address almost any needs by using the right oil and right techniques. It can be done just once or repeatedly for a number of days as desired. A session of steam helps to boost the results.

Here are number of benefits associated with regular performance of this wonderful and effective treatment:

  • Increased blood circulation, specially to nerve endings
  • Toning of the muscles
  • Lubrication of the joints
  • Increased mental alertness
  • Improved elimination of impurities from the body
  • Softer and smoother skin
  • Increased levels of stamina
  • Better and deeper sleep at night


This miracle remedy is the ideal option for the muscular, neuromuscular and  degenerative  disorders and other systemic diseases. A herbal pouch prepared with a combination of strengthening herbs  is the spot on treatment for plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, disc prolapse, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, weakness, hemiplegia and various other nervous diseases.  Multiple sessions are recommended for long lasting results and to address specific illnesses.

The pouch is prepared using a combination of fresh herbs, dry herbs, powders and/ or rejuvenating grains by tying in a piece of cloth. After massaging the body with hot oil, this warm pouch is applied through out the body to provide gentle yet deep tissue massage. This session is relaxing, pain relieving, lubricating and provides lightness to the body. Different types of Njavarakizhi or Pinda sweda are available according to the content of the pouch.


Nadi sweda is a unique form of Swedana procedure, where perspiration is induced by passing steam over the whole body or specific part of the body by using a special instrument called as Nadi sweda yantra. Herbs added with water is boiled in the nadi swedana yantra and steam is generated. The generated steam is allowed to pass through the tube fitted to the instrument.

Here are number of benefits associated with regular performance of this wonderful and effective treatment:

  • Relieves pain.
  • Relieves oedema.
  • Brings softness to the body.
  • Reduces the stiffness of the joints and keeps them mobile.
  • Improves the process of blood circulation.
  • It helps in removing the mala of the body.
  • It removes muscular stiffness.


Netra Dhara / Netra Vasti is one of the specialized treatments for various eye disorders. Netra Dhara / Netra Vasti acts as a preventative and curative medical aid for maintaining perfect health. This a procedure where a warm medicated ghee (clarified butter) is made to stay stagnant within the eyes for a speculated time in a specific formed frame. We, at, Gouri Sankara Ayurveda Chikitsalayam, offers wonderful and effective time tested remedies for eye disorders and eye strain. Netra Basti/ Tarpana tops the list of Ayurvedic remedies meant for coping with diseases associated with eye and vision.

Benefits includes:

  • It is said to be an excellent treatment to improve blurred vision
  • Removes dark circles beneath the eyes.
  • Revitalises and rejuvenates tired, dry, rough and injured eyes
  • Reduces burning sensation
  • Strengthens the nerves and muscles of the eyes
  • Beneficial in Eye strain because of constant glaring of the computer or television screen, eye strain because of precision job like jewellery designing and long distance drive
  • Cleanses eyes by removing dirt from the cornea.
  • Prevents formation of cataract


Kati Vasti is an intensely soothing and effective treatment in which lukewarm, herbal medicated oil is applied on the lower back with the help of black gram flour dough.

At Gouri Sankara Ayurveda Chikitsalayam, we follow a holistic approach and focus at restoring all the body functions when dealing with back pain and musculoskeletal diseases. Back pain has become very common in today’s modern world. There are so many factors responsible for back pain but some major contributing factors are improper body posture, sedentary occupations, physical trauma, lack of physical activities and improper diet and lifestyle. Over the years this may cause damage to spine alignment. Kati Vasti is highly effective therapy in relieving lower back pain due to muscle spasm and injury of the lower spine.


  • Pacifies Vata Dosha
  • Deeply purifies and improves blood circulation around lumbosacral area.
  • Removes rigidity and spasm of muscles around lumbosacral region.
  • Nourishes and strengthens the bones, connective tissues, ligaments, nerves, muscles of the lumbo – sacral region.
  • Lubricates the joints.


It is a procedure in which the warm medicated oil is retained over the neck region using a special arrangement. The word ‘greeva’ refers to ‘neck’ and ‘basti’ refers to the ‘retention’.

Due to present era lifestyle which involves continued and glued sitting position and lack of body movements the diseases of the spine, muscles and skeletal tissues of neck and shoulder arise. Greeva Basti treats these issues effectively. The therapeutic healing properties of medicated oil improves circulation, helps strengthen the musculature and lubricate the joint.


  • Reduces pain & inflammation
  • Lubricates the cervical joints
  • Stop the degeneration of cervical joint
  • Nourishes the muscles, bones & nerves of cervical area
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Removes muscle spasm & rigidity
  • Reduces the numbness caused due to compression


Upanaham is a part of sweda in panchakarma treatment in ayurveda. There are some diseases which need external application of medicines. Medicated oil is applied over the affected area. A herbal paste, as per the instruction of the physician, is made and then applied over it. Herbal leaves are placed over the paste and with the help of cotton cloth it is bandaged. After a particular period of time it is removed and washed with lukewarm water. The treatment helps in relieving pain and found effective in osteoarthritis, localized pain and swelling.


Shirodhara is an extremely popular therapy for stress management, relaxation and rejuvenation.  This therapy works as a reset button for your mind and body and is a great tool to balance vata. Shirodhara does wonders in diseases were stress is involved like digestive disorders, anxiety, depression, auto immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, sleep issues and many more. It plays the role of an efficient stress management by synchronising the state of the mind, thus helping in mood swings. Shirodhara has a relaxing attribute and its calming essence standardizes the sleep, emotions and the regular mechanism of the brain. It is an efficient way for the nervous system and the brain to achieve its state of relaxation.


Here is the amazing Panchakarma Therapy, Udwartanam for excess weight. It is the special therapeutic deep tissue massage below the neck with oil and herbal powder in a direction opposite to the direction of hair on the body is termed as Udwarthanam massage. The powder is rubbed forcibly. Udwarthanam is generally known as Ayurvedic body scrub detailing the particular use of an herbal paste called lepam, which is prepared from dried herbal powders, beans, milk and a species of healing oils. (Another fewer common course is through the implementation of steam).


  • Reduces the accumulated sub cutaneous fats.
  • Exfoliates dead cells, softens the skin. It leads to a sense of a lightness in the body.
  • Detoxification and purification. It imparts mobility to the joints. Prevents untimely drowsing.
  • Increase the blood circulation opens up the body channels.
  • Strengthens and tone up the muscles.
  • It reduces the blood cholesterol, stimulates the skin.


Pizhichil is popularly known as “Thailadhara” and is one of the traditional favorites among Ayurvedic therapies. In ancient times, this therapy was considered a royal treatment and referred to as “the king of Ayurvedic therapies.”

Pizhichil means “to squeeze.” By combining oil and heat therapy, Pizhichil is used to enhance blood circulation and simultaneously release toxins from the body. It is one of the major parts of Panchakarma in Ayurveda.The medicated oil is squeezed out from the cloth onto the patient’s body followed by a rejuvenating massage. After the Pizhichil massage, the patient proceeds towards a warm water bath.


  • Detoxification of the body
  • Reducing acne and increasing youthful and radiant skin
  • Preventing signs of aging
  • Relieving body pain and increasing rejuvenation
  • Muscle development and quick healing of fractured bones
  • Treating diabetes and hypertension
  • Alleviating asthma and tuberculosis in the early stages
  • Alleviating arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, sexual disorders, Parkinson’s disease, nervous disorders and depression.


Elakizhi, also called Patra Pinda Sweda, is a form of sweat therapy used to provide relief from pain and rejuvenate and strengthen the soft tissues, joints, and muscles in the body. It is prepared from herbal ingredients such as the leaves of medicinal plants to induce sweating.

Each session of this treatment lasts for about 30 to 60 minutes. The therapy may be repeated once every day for 1 to 2 weeks depending on the intensity/severity of the disease.


  • Improves blood circulation
  • Improves skin complexion
  • Increase muscle strength
  • Relieves body pain and stiffness
  • It is anti aging and rejuvenating


This therapy uses herbal powder and oil, in which powders are made into boluses using cloth (potli). The boluses are slightly heated in the oil before they are placed on the body and massaged in a circular motion, either on the full body or locally on certain body parts.


  • Improves circulation and helps you deal with body aches.
  • Reduces swelling in the joints and offers relief from muscular spasm and stiffness.
  • Help in the treatment of sprains, sports injuries and obesity.
  • Detoxifies the skin and helps in getting rid of physical stress


Takra Dhara is an effective Ayurvedic treatment that uses medicated buttermilk. Takradhara is a form of Shirodhara where medicated buttermilk, which has tremendous cooling and healing properties, is used as the main ingredient for this therapy. It is poured on the forehead in a rhythmic stream with a gentle and relaxing head massage.

In this fast pace of life, almost everyone seems to be affected by stress and that is affecting our personal and professional life aspect. So, it becomes necessary for us to calm our minds so that we can be more productive in our work. And Takradhara therapy produces that state of deep relaxation.


  • Cures migraine headaches and ear, nose, throat diseases.
  • Relieves insomnia.
  • Enhances blood circulation to the brain.
  • Help the brain and mind to ease and relax.
  • Reduces mental stress.
  • Prevents hair fall, graying of the hair, scalp and dandruff problems.
  • Improves digestive power.


Ease your mind and body and give yourself the relief you’ve been seeking from painful headaches and sleepless nights. In this therapy, medicated oil is pourder and retained on the head for a particular period of time. A leather cap is placed on the head and flour is kneaded all around the bottom of the cap to prevent the oil from flowing out. The medicated oil is heated until it becomes lukewarm, then slowly poured in a constant and continuous stream into the space inside the leather sleeve. The oil is then left to rest on the head inside the sleeve for a particular period of time.


  • Relief from a range of neurological conditions.
  • Prevents migraine headaches, depression and anxiety besides lubricating your throat and nasal passage.
  • Paralytic patients stand to gain a lot from this treatment.
  • Prevent hair loss and improves the texture of hair.
  • Helps with longstanding migraines, stress and insomnia.