Kalari Chikitsa and Ayurvedic Treatments


COVID-19 update: In accordance with the latest QLD Health regulations, published on 22nd of April, we have now recommenced massage treatments for pain and injury management.

A range of Kalari Chikitsa and Ayurvedic treatments are available to treat and prevent your aches, pains and injuries, and to enhance your overall health.

Kalari Marma Massage

Kalari Marma Massage is a key treatment offered at Kalari Ayurveda Centre. It is an ancient south Indian warrior massage specially developed to treat and prevent injuries and pain-related conditions.

Recommended for: all sports injuries including martial arts, dance and yoga | musculoskeletal injuries and imbalances | acute and chronic pain | muscle and joint pain and stiffness | back, neck, shoulder and knee pain | frozen shoulder | sciatica | arthritis | plantar fasciitis | repetitive strain injuries.

Ayurvedic Massage


Ayurvedic massage is a deeply rejuvenating and balancing treatment involving the application of warm herbalised oil to your body.

Recommended for: stress | tension | fatigue | headaches | insomnia | poor circulation | low immunity.

Kati Basti

Kati Basti is a lower back pain treatment in Ayurveda. It is a soothing and gentle solution for when the pain in your lower back is too tender to benefit from massage.
Recommended for: acute and chronic back pain | muscle tightness, stiffness and spasm | sciatica | bulging disc | arthritis.


Shirodhara involves the pouring of warm herbalised oil over your forehead from a hanging pot. This induces an experience of deep relaxation to rest and calm your mind. It is an effective treatment for reducing stress and nervous tension.
Recommended for: headaches | stress | insomnia | fatigue | overthinking | lack of focus.

Shiro Abhyanga

(Ayurvedic Head Massage)

Shiro Abhyanga, commonly known as Ayurvedic Head Massage, involves massaging the head with warm herbalised oil to calm and balance your mind and nervous system.

Recommended for: headaches | stress | insomnia | fatigue | sinusitis.


Udvartana is a treatment in Ayurveda in which specially prepared herbal paste or herbal powder is massaged over the body. It is a treatment used to support weight loss or detoxification programs.
Recommended for: people on a weight loss or detoxification program | people who are physically inactive | sluggish circulation and digestion | musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pain | conditions of stagnation, coldness and stiffness.

Navara Kizhi

Navara Kizhi is an Ayurvedic treatment used to nourish and strengthen the joints, muscles and soft tissue while providing relief from pain.
Recommended for: neuromuscular conditions | arthrititis | muscle and joint pain | muscle wasting | degeneration of the joints | general weakness.

Chavutti Thirummal

(Kalari Foot Massage)

Chavutti Thirummal is an ancient south Indian warrior massage specially developed to increase flexibility, agility and strength.

Recommended for: athletes | martial artists | dancers | yoga practitioners | performing artists.

Bashpa Swedana

(Herbal Steam Therapy)

Bashpa Swedana is a traditional herbal steam therapy in Ayurveda. This treatment often follows a massage to further relax your body, reducing pain and stiffness. It also promotes the elimination of toxins through the sweat.

Recommended for: joint or muscle pain and stiffness | people who have trouble sweating | low energy levels | conditions of stagnation, coldness and stiffness.

Dhanyamla Dhara

(Ayurvedic Decoction Bath)

Dhanyamla Dhara is an Ayurvedic decoction bath, where a constant rhythmic stream of herbalised liquid is poured and massaged over the body. A relaxing treatment, it is used to support weight loss or detoxification programs.

Recommended for: arthritis | degeneration of the joints | swollen and stiff joints |edema | vata-kapha predominant conditions | people on a weight loss or detoxification program.


(Ayurvedic Oil Bath)

Pizhichil, also known as Ayurvedic oil bath, is a treatment where a continuous flow of herbalised oil is squeezed and massaged over the body. It has a soothing and relaxing effect while also removing toxins from the body.

Recommended for: arthritis | musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pain | degeneration of the joints | pain and stiffness of the muscles and joints | people on a detoxification program.


Nasya is an Ayurvedic cleansing technique that opens and clears the sinuses.

Recommended for: sinusitis | allergies | headaches | frequent colds.


Upanaham is a herbal bandaging treatment used in Ayurveda to relieve localised pain, swelling and inflammation.
Recommended for: localised pain, swelling and inflammation | strains and sprains | joint injuries.

Remedial Massage

We offer a range of natural treatments for pain and injury management including Remedial Massage. On the spot health refunds are available for Remedial Massage with our HICAPS machine.

Ayurvedic Consultation

A consultation is required for serious or chronic pain. This involves a thorough assessment of your pain, injury or discomfort to develop a suitable course of treatment specific to your condition.
If you’d like more advice regarding what treatment is best for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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About us

Kalari Ayurveda Centre uses the traditional Indian healing systems of Ayurveda and Kalari Chikitsa to effectively treat your aches, pains and injuries.


30-32 Nandala Drive,
Tanah Merah Qld

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