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Chavutti Thirummal (Kalari Foot Massage)

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

What is Chavutti Thirummal?

Chavutti Thirummal is a form of massage in the Kalari Chikitsa system. Originating in Kerala in South India, Kalari Chikitsa is an ancient system of musculoskeletal treatments developed to benefit the warriors of Kalaripayattu.

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 Kalaripayattu 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.


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 allowing for long continuous massage strokes to be made with, deeper and more thorough pressure.

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 and coordination is required.

To support the benefits of the massage, this treatment incorporates warm herbalised oils, marma applications and herbal steam therapy (Swedana). Herbal medicine and dietary restrictions may also be prescribed when necessary.

Recommended for:

  • Athletes
  • Martial artists
  • Dancers
  • Yoga practitioners
  • Performing artists


  • Increases flexibility, agility and strength.
  • Prepares your body for a strenuous training regime.
  • Allows for a deeper release of constricted and tight muscles.

Who gives Chavutti Thirummal?

Master Biju Nair is a traditional Indian healer and Kalaripayattu master from Kerala in southern India.

He is a pain and injury management specialist using Kalari Chikitsa and Ayurveda. With over 25 years of experience, he has treated thousands of people in Australia and India using these methods.

Not only is he an experienced and qualified Ayurvedic practitioner and therapist, but since the age of thirteen, he has been traditionally trained in the martial art of Kalaripayattu and its healing art, Kalari Chikitsa.

In Kerala in Southern India, the Kalaripayattu master plays the dual role of a martial arts teacher and a healer. They treat the martial arts students and the general public for their injuries and pain-related conditions.

Master Biju continues this practice in Brisbane where he is sought out for his traditional knowledge and practical approach to Kalari Chikitsa, Kalaripayattu and Ayurveda.

Price for Chavutti Thirummal

$150 – 75 minutes

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More about Kalari Chikitsa

Kalari Chikitsa

Kalari Chikitsa is an ancient system of musculoskeletal treatments. Originating in Kerala in Southern India, Kalari Chikitsa was developed to benefit the warriors of Kalaripayattu. The techniques that were used to treat the ancient warriors are also highly effective in the treatment of modern day aches, pains and injuries.

Kalari Marma Massage

Kalari Marma Massage is an ancient south Indian warrior massage specially developed to treat and prevent injuries and pain-related conditions.


Marma in Kalari Chikitsa

At Kalari Ayurveda Centre, marma applications are an important part of our treatments for injuries and pain related conditions. Our method of marma applications comes from the martial arts tradition in Kerala, southern India.

Kalari Chikitsa as a sports medicine

For the ancient warriors of Kerala, Kalari Chikitsa treatments were of primary importance to survival on the battlefield. Today, whilist no longer on the battlefield, the martial artists still use these treatments to support the strenuous daily training required to master their art.
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