Kizhi is a treatment used in the management of various pain related conditions affecting the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. It is often combined with massage to increase the pain relieving benefits.
What is Kizhi?
Kizhi means poultice in Malayalam (the language of Kerala in South India). In Sanskrit, it is known as Pinda Sweda.
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 or whole body, as required.
The warmth of the poultices, combined with the active ingredients of the herbs and oils, improves circulation and reduces body stiffness and pain.
Kizhi is utilised in both Kalari Chikitsa and Ayurvedic treatments.
Relieves pain, stiffness, muscle spasms and deep-seated tension.
Increases flexibility and range of motion.
Counteracts rigidity of the joints and muscles.
Promotes circulation within the affected area.
This treatment begins by massaging warm herbalised oils into the affected area to prepare and soften the tissue ready for the Kizhi application.
The Kizhi contains specially prepared herbs that are tied in a poultice and heated in warm herbal oil throughout the treatment. The Kizhi is massaged over the affected area or the whole body as required.The heated oil activates the herbs within the Kizhi allowing the healing properties to be absorbed through the skin.
The Kizhi ingredients, herbalised oils and massage techniques are all selected according to the type and cause of your pain.
Learn more about the different types of Kizhi here.
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.