When faced with extreme stress due to stress and travel in the cities, haven’t you wished if there was some treatment that can rid you of all this pain? Thalapothichil is the right one for you. This is an Ayurvedic treatment known for its healing properties for neck and head related ailments and pains. The benefits of the treatment are evident if proper instructions regarding diet, yoga and meditation are followed for 2-3 weeks along with the treatment.
Thalapothichil is a procedure of application of medicated paste on the head. It falls in the category of cooling treatments. The therapy begins with a traditional head massage with Ayurvedic oils or the Shiro Abhyangam. A groove is then made on your head with a special paste. The herbs for this paste are selected on the basis of the condition to be treated. Then the groove is filled with medicated oil and the paste walls are covered with leaves and cloth. After 30-60 minutes, depending on the condition to be treated, the paste is removed followed by a gentle head massage.
The treatment is very useful in correction of Pitta dosha. It stabilizes the nervous system and has a soothing effect on the mind and body. It improves the quality of sleep and provides relief from heaviness of the head. The treatment also relaxes the neck and shoulder region and boosts memory. The medicated oil massage also improves the quality and texture of your hair. Besides these, Thalapothichil is used in treating psychosomatic disorders, insomnia, psychiatric disorders, epilepsy, anxiety and depression too. Since thalapothichil is a therapeutic procedure, the frequency of the therapy depends upon the patient’s condition. However minimum 7 days is required for the therapeutic benefits.
However, if you are suffering from respiratory diseases, rhinitis, sinusitis, or fever, this treatment must be avoided. The treatment is also not administered to those suffering from cervical spondylitis or low back ache or during pregnancy and lactation period. It is suggested that such treatments be taken at leading Ayurvedic Hospitals under expert supervision.