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  • Thalapothichil

    Treatment Duration: 60 minutes.

    In South India, thalapothichil is a very popular and widely used ayurvedic treatment. Thala means head and pothichil means covering. 

    A medicated paste is applied to the patient’s head. 

    The paste is prepared to suit the persons need. The treatment is very cooling, relaxing and soothing. 

    Before applying the paste a shiroabhyanga (head massage) is done, the paste is then applied. A small hole is made in the banana leaf on the crown area where oil is poured to keep the paste nice and moist. 

    Indications for this treatment are 

    • Chronic headache and migraine
    • High blood pressure
    • Hair and scalp ailments 
    • Mental fatigue, poor memory and concentration 
    • Anxiety and depression 
    • Pitta-Vata related imbalances
    • Stimulates the head Marma 
    • Chronic sinusitis 

    We recommend an initial Ayurvedic consultation to see if this treatment is suitable for you.