Navarakkizhi is a special ayurvedic massage, which rejuvenates the body. This is very effective in degenerative muscle diseases like poliomyelitis, muscular atrophy. This is considered very effective when done after Pizhichil treatment and is done regularly for a duration of 14 or 21 days.
In Navarakkizhi ayurvedic massage, medicated oil is applied to the patient's body and the body is massaged with small linen bags which contain cooked rice.The rice used is a special type of rice called shashti or navara rice and is cooked in cow's milk with other herbal ingredients. The therapists use small linen bags filled with cooked rice and dipped in the above decoction to massage the patient's body. It gives nutrition to the tissues which are undergoing depletion and degeneration and is a time-tested treatment administered to those ailing from musculoskeletal and neuromuscular diseases