Chavutti Thirummal is beneficial if you are involved in a sport or activity requiring flexibility and ease of movement.
What is Chavutti Thirummal?
Chavutti Thirummal, also known as Kalari Foot Massage, is a form of massage in the Kalari Chikitsa system. Originating in Kerala in South India, Kalari Chikitsa was developed to benefit the warriors of Kalaripayattu. It is an ancient system of musculoskeletal treatments based on Ayurveda and Siddha Veda.
Chavutti Thirummal was traditionally used by the Kalaripayattu warriors to increase their flexibility, and to prepare and strengthen their bodies for combat. Combat situations demanded a supple body capable of powerful movements.
Today, Chavutti Thirummal is still an important part of martial arts training. The martial artists receive this treatment to support the strenuous daily training required to master their art.
This treatment is an excellent complement to physical training for greater flexibility and enhanced ease of movement.
Benefits of Chavutti Thirummal
Increases flexibility, agility and strength.
Prepares your body for a strenuous training regime.
Allows for a deeper release of constricted and tight muscles.
Chavutti Thirummal Method
Chavutti Thirummal is a strong full body massage, where the practitioner uses their feet for the main part of the treatment. The practitioner supports themselves by a rope suspended from the ceiling. This type of treatment allows for long continuous strokes to be made with, deeper and more thorough pressure. The treatment also includes herbal steam therapy (Swedana).
This massage is traditionally given by those who have first mastered the martial art of Kalaripayattu. To perform this massage, a high level of skill, control, coordination and deep concentration is required.
To support the benefits of the massage, this treatment incorporates warm herbalised oils and marma applications. Herbal medicine and dietary restrictions may also be prescribed when necessary.
A Kizhi is a poultice that is densely packed with herbal ingredients. The Kizhi is dipped in heated herbal oil throughout the treatment and massaged over the affected area improving circulation and reducing body stiffness and pain.
Kizhi is a treatment used in the management of various pain related conditions affecting the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. There are many varieties of Kizhi and the name is given based on the ingredients tied within the poultice.