Kalari Marma Massage is a key treatment offered at Kalari Ayurveda Centre. It is an ancient treatment specially developed to treat and prevent injuries and pain related conditions.
What is Kalari Marma Massage?
Kalari Marma 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.
Kalari Marma Massage was traditionally used by the Kalaripayattu warriors to treat and prevent their training and combat-related injuries. It was also used to treat the conditions that affected their ability to perform the martial art.
Kalari Marma Massage continues to provide benefits in modern day society, helping a wider range of people. The techniques that were used to treat the ancient warriors are also highly effective in the treatment of modern day aches, pains and injuries.
Relieves pain, stiffness, muscle spasms and deep-seated tension.
Strengthens and rejuvenates joints, muscles and soft tissue.
Increases flexibility and range of motion.
Counteracts rigidity of the joints and muscles.
Reduces the risk of injury.
Helps prevent a minor injury from becoming a chronic problem.
Kalari Marma Massage Method
Kalari Marma Massage utilises specialised massage techniques using warm herbalised oil. Herbal poultices (Kizhi) and marma applications are also used to enhance the treatment. Herbal medicine, herbal steam therapy (Swedana) and dietary restrictions may also be prescribed depending on your condition.
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.
A soothing treatment where a large quantity of warm herbalised oil is retained on your lower back to relieve pain, stiffness and inflammation. A gentle approach for when your lower back pain is too tender to benefit from massage.