Navara Kizhi

(Shashtika Pinda Sweda)
Navara Kizhi is an Ayurvedic treatment used to nourish and strengthen the joints, muscles and soft tissue while providing relief from pain.

What is Navara Kizhi?

Kizhi means poultice in Malayalam (the language of Kerala in South India). In Sanskrit, it is known as Pinda Sweda.

There are many varieties of Kizhi in Ayurveda and the name is given based on the ingredients tied within the poultice.

The main ingredient in this Kizhi is Navara rice. Navara is a medicinal variety of rice from Kerala which is harvested in 90 days and is used exclusively for treatments in Ayurveda. The Navara rice is cooked in a mixture of cow’s milk and herbal decoctions and tied in the poultice.

This treatment begins by massaging warm herbalised oils into the affected area to prepare and soften the tissue ready for the Navara Kizhi application.

The Navara Kizhi is massaged over the affected area or the whole body as required. The poultice is dipped into warm milk and herbal decoctions throughout the treatment. This is a gentle massage and the Kizhis are applied in circular and long strokes on the body.

Ayurvedic herbal medicine and dietary restrictions may also be prescribed if necessary.

Recommended for:

  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Muscle wasting
  • Degeneration of the joints
  • General weakness


  • Relieves pain, stiffness and swelling
  • Reduces degeneration of the joints and wasting of muscles.
  • Strengthens & rejuvenates joints, muscles and soft tissue.

Other types of Kizhi?

Other types of Kizhi are included in Kalari Marma Massage and, when required, Ayurvedic Massage.

There are many varieties of Kizhi and the name is given based on the ingredients tied within the poultice. The kind of Kizhi used is chosen according to what is most suitable for your particular condition.

Price for Navara Kizhi

$125 – 60 minutes
$200 – 90 minutes

For more information about Navara Kizhi, or to see what treatment is best for you.

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