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.

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 is an ancient system of musculoskeletal treatments developed to benefit the warriors of Kalaripayattu.

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.

The techniques that were used to treat the ancient warriors, help a wider range of people today. Kalari Marma Massage is a highly effective form of treatment for injuries, chronic pain and movement dysfunctions.


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.

Recommended for:

  • 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


  • 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.
  • Promotes circulation.
  • Reduces the chance of injury.
  • Helps prevent a minor injury from becoming a chronic problem.

Price for Kalari Marma Massage

$60 – 45 minutes
$80 – 60 minutes
$110 – 90 minutes

For more information about Kalari Marma Massage, or to see what treatment is best for you

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.

Chavutti Thirummal

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

Marma in Kalari Chikitsa

At Kalari Ayurveda Centre, marma applications are an important part of our treatments for injuries and pain realted 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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About us

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


Algester, Brisbane Southside

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