Kizhi Ayurveda Massage is the authentic ayurvedic version of pain relieving or remedial treatment. Kizhi Massage is a therapy wherein medicinal leaves (pathrapotalaswedam), powders(choornaswedam) or shashtika rice (shashtikapindaswedam) are tied on cloth bags, heated with appropriate oil placed on the area to be treated or all over the body. The inclusion of the medicinal products used in the kizhi depends on the condition of the individual. Based on the ingredients tied within the poultice. This technique nourishes the strained body parts and alleviated sore muscles and joints. it enhances the peripheral blood circulation, cleanses the channels of circulation and expels toxins through the sweat.it also helps in toning and rejuvenating the body. The kind of kizhi used is chosen according to what is most suitable for your particular condition.
Different Types of Kizhi Ayurveda Massage:
Marma Kizhi : This Kizhi is a speciality of Kalari Chikitsa ad is included in the Kalari Marma Massage. As Kalari Chikitsa was developed to prevent and treat warrior's injuries, this kizhi is useful in modern day sports injuries.
Navara Kizhi (Shashtika Pinda Sweda) : The main ingredient in this Kizhi is Navara rice which is harvested in 60 days and is used exclusively for treatments in Ayurveda. The rice is cooked in a mixture of cow's milk and herbal decoctions and tied in a poultice. The poultice is dipped into warm milk and herbal decoctions throughout the treatment. The ingredients and rejuvenating and nourishing to the body.
Ela Kizhi ( Patra Pinda Sweda) : The kizhi contains fresh leaves of medicinal plants that are fried with other herbal ingredients. The kizhi is then dipped into warm herbalised oil and applied to the affected body parts.
Podi Kizhi (Churna Sweda) :The kizhi contains herbal powders that are fried and processed in the herbal oils . The massage to the affected area is carried out similar to that of Elakizhi. Churna sweda gives immense relief from pain and inflammation. Sports injury and pain associated with ligament tear are also relieved from this treatment.
Kizhi ayurveda massage is effective in various types of ailments :
- Forzen Shoulder
- Post Paralytuc Spasm
- Sports injuries .
- Spastic and inflammatory conditions etc.