It is a process by which the whole body or a part of it is made to perspire by the application of certain medicinal puddings followed by massage. In this treatment different types of medicated oils are used depending upon the purpose for which the therapy is administered. For the healthy persons and for the purpose of rejuvenation, different types of oils are used. Earlier massage with the oil helps in maintaining uniformity of the heat to be applied during the therapy through the pudding bundles of dehusked paddy (medicated rice). In this therapy uniform temperature should be maintained and therefore, these bundles should be repeatedly immersed in the medicted decoction and milk.
During the process of massage, generally the mixture of decoction and milk, gets completely used up.After massage, the remaining portion of that medicated rice applied over the body of the patient is gently rubbed according to the procedure followed by massage. This should be done for about five minutes. Then after some time patient should take bath with the medicinal herbs and lukewarm water.
The course of treatment depends upon the the strength and nature of the patient. The therapy can be applied daily or on alternate days for a period of 7 to 14 days. Benefits: This therapy endows several benefits to a healthy person and to a diseased patient. It makes the body supple, removes stiffness & swelling in joints and cures diseases caused by aggravation of Vayu. With this, the blood circulation becomes better & it removes the waste products from the body. It improves the complexion of the skin, promotes digestion & restores vigour. It endows the person with sound sleep and also very effective in curing diseases of nervous system, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, gout.
It is very effective for the persons having Insomnia, high blood pressure, diabetes and skin diseases. It prevents the process of ageing, premature greying of hair, baldness, appearance of wrinkles over the body and other ailments caused by th process of ageing & it can be given to persons of all ages