Pinda sweda/ Kizhi uses rice/ herbal powders tied in a muslin cloth to make small boluses (Pottali). These are then heated and lightly pounded/rubbed over the body or specific parts of the body as per requirement.
Regular head massage with plain or medicated oil is called as Shiroabhyang. Lukewarm or normal temperature oil is poured over Adhipati Marma/ top of head and complete head massage is done considering the anatomical structures.
Mukhalepam can be termed as Ayurvedic facial which includes face massage, mild scrubbing with herbal pastes and then applying pastes of various herbs, sand, flours etc. with various liquids like milk, rose water, lukewarm water, decoctions etc.
A suitable well is prepared using black gram or wheat dough over the periphery of eyes. Lukewarm medicated ghee is poured in the well and person is asked to open and close the eyes for specific duration.