A type of Ayurvedic massage treatment with bundles of herbal powder. Bundles filled with medicated powder made from roots of 12 herbal plants, heated and applied the affected area or all over the body. Moderate heat is required to sweat body , the bundles have to be warmed up periodically by dipping in warm medicated oil, or herbal juices. Abhyanga (Herbal oil massage) is followed by application of the Podikizhi.
Podikizhi may effective for the rheumatic patients and it also helpful in paralytic stroke, acute pain (sciatica, lumbago) , arthiritis, spondylitis, slip disc, nerves weakness, cramps and other musculo skeletal disorder.