Ayurvedic therapeutic treatments at Sanjeevanam

Sanjeevanam offers a wide selection of Ayurvedic services and therapeutic procedures that promote wellness and offer natural solutions to several ailments. It draws on Ayurveda’s time tested, proven remedies that focus on your specific health problems and also, provide holistic solutions.

In addition to the following procedures, Sanjeevanam offers Pizhichil, Elakizhi, Shirovasthi, Udvarthanam, Abhyangam, Urovasthi, Netratharpanam and Panchakarma.

Ayurvedic therapeutic treatments at Sanjeevanam


Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic therapeutic procedure that targets the wellness of the nervous system. The name Shirodhara is made of two words — ‘shiro’ meaning head and ‘dhara’ meaning a stream of liquid. A slow, steady stream of medicated liquids is poured in a steady stream on the forehead for a specified amount of time. Depending on the desired result, this procedure is done over a 2-3 week period. Healthy persons can also undergo this procedure to maintain wellness.

The head houses the brain and the sense organs. It controls the entire body and its well being. The medicated liquids are poured over the forehead or Ajna Marma where several nerves join. The falling liquid stimulates this point and creates positive vibration within. These vibrations are carried through sinuses and through the spinal fluid. Shirodhara aims to stimulate the nervous system, thus, relaxing the mind. A calm and healthy mind is key to overall wellbeing.

Persons who are under stress, fatigue and experiencing anxiety greatly benefit from Shirodhara. In conditions like post traumatic stress disorder, sleep disorder, insomnia, depression, hypertension Shirodhara can work wonders in alleviating difficulties experienced to a great extent.


Njavarakizhi or Shashtika Shali Pinda Shweta is a form of therapeutic massage. It improves muscle tone, rejuvenates skin and energises the body. Milk and Njavara rice is used in a poultice and applied externally over the body, inducing sweat. The whole body or specific parts of the body are targeted in this treatment. It provides relief from pain, swelling and stiffness associated with various conditions such as rheumatism, joint pain, etc. and also helps in conditions such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, fibromyalgia, etc. and some skin diseases. It is a proven treatment for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular diseases.

The rice used is very specific. Njavara is rice harvested in 60, hence the name Shashtika Shali (meaning ‘rice harvested in 60 days’). The rice is prepared with few herbs and milk and tied up in poultices. The Njavara poultices are dipped in medicated kashayam and pounded through out the body with regulated pressure in synchronised manner . It helps to strengthen muscles and joints and provide nutrition to the ailing tissues.

Conditions such as paralysis, various forms of spondylitis, paraplegia, frozen shoulder, emaciation and wasting diseases, breathing disorders, etc. can be treated with njavarakizhi.


Nasyam involves instilling medicated liquids and oils through the nostrils for a period of 7-14 days. It is one among the “ PANCHAKARMA TREATMENT “ . There are three types of Nasya treatment — purgatory, nourishing and palliative. Nasya is indicated in various conditions such as headache, migraine, ear-related problems, sinusitis, tonsillitis, illness of the throat, speech problem, eye disorders, dryness of nose/mouth, epilepsy, rhinitis, bronchitis, facial paralysis, etc.

Nasyam may be done with medicated oils or fats, or using medicated pastes/juices/decocotions, or using powders blown into the nose.

Nasyam is an excellent therapy for most of the health conditions above neck ( conditions like Migraine , Sinusitis , Facial palsy , Cervical spondylitis etc ) . It also provides good sleep, sense organs become sharper, clearer voice, etc.


Kativasti helps in the treatment of lower back pain. Lower back pain usually involved the muscles and bones of the lower back, including the spine. Kativasti is one of Ayurveda’s time tested and proven treatments for lower back pain and disorders of lumbosacral region including slip disc, lumbar spondylosis, sciatica, etc. It is a procedure that involves pooling of oil in a specific region of the lower back. Various types of oils are used depending on the condition the patient is suffering from. Sesame oil, bala oil, balaswagandhadhi oil, mahanarayan oil or nirgundi oil.

Once the cause of pain is identified, the treatment is begun with the right kinds of oil. Warm oil is pooled in the area afflicted with a ring specifically used for this purpose.

It is a cost effective and affordable non-invasive procedure that has seen great success in the treatment of various kinds of back problems. Depending on the ailment, you can avoid most surgeries suggested for your spine/back by undergoing kativasti.

In addition it improves spinal flexibility, relieves muscular tension, reduces soreness, and removes inflammation and tenderness in the affected area.