Types of Kizhi in Ayurveda and Kalari Chikitsa
Kizhi is a technique used in the management of various pain-related conditions affecting the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Kizhi is utilised in both Kalari Chikitsa and Ayurvedic treatments. 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 and heated in warm herbal oil throughout the treatment. The Kizhi is massaged over the affected area or the 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.
The Kizhi ingredients, herbalised oils and massage techniques are all selected according to the type and cause of your pain.
Types of Kizhi?
This Kizhi is a specialty of Kalari Chikitsa and is included in the Kalari Marma Massage. As Kalari Chikitsa was developed to prevent and treat warrior’s injuries, this Kizhi is useful in modern day sports injuries.
The herbal ingredients in the Kizhi are made from secret recipes passed down through the generations from master to student. As with the herbal medicines and oils made in Kalari Chikitsa, each Kalari lineage has their own recipes.
Ela Kizhi (Patra Pinda Sweda)
Naranga Kizhi (Jambeera Pinda Sweda)
Podi Kizhi (Choorna Pinda Sweda)
Traditional Indian Medicine
Originating in India, Ayurveda is one of the oldest, most comprehensive health systems in the world. While Ayurveda provides a vast guide of practical advice and wisdom on almost every aspect of your health, Kalari Ayurveda Centre specialise in its use for pain and injury management.
Traditional Indian Sports Medicine
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 Ayurveda Centre uses the traditional Indian healing systems of Ayurveda and Kalari Chikitsa to effectively treat your aches, pains and injuries.