Kalari Massage Therapy
Within Kalaripayattu is a branch of knowledge derived from the Ayurveda that consists of techniques to harmonise the human body. By way of various therapeutic massages, injuries are healed, and the body is rebuilt and repaired as a result. These massages based on the principles of Ayurveda are an intricate part of Kalaripayattu and offer both physical and mental benefits. Based on the health benefits they provide, there are three prominent types of Kalaripayattu massage techniques:
This massage is done to provide physical comfort to the body. It eliminates pain, muscle soreness, and thus, is known to relax the body.
This form of Kalari massage can also be termed as protection or treatment massage and is known to heal and rejuvenate the body.
Best known for improving physical endurance and flexibility, this massage can be beneficial to sportspeople, and other movement-based dance and theatre practitioners.
Kai-Uzhichil or Kalari Marma Massage
Kai-Uzhichilor Kalari Marma Massage is a therapeutic system that aims to treat and prevent injuries and pain-related conditions by stimulating blood circulation and thereby, rejuvenating the nervous and muscular system of the body. The techniques under Kalari Marma Massage were mainly developed for preparing the body for Kalaripayattu training but nowadays are also being used in rehabilitation of injuries and to enhance the well being of an average person.
Kalari Massage Method
Uzhichil means systematically applying pressure on the muscles as per their structure while stimulating the nervous system and the circulatory system. This massage is done by applying warm herbal oil on the body followed by massaging the relevant points. Here the therapist ought to have accurate knowledge of the Marma points (vital points) to be able to identify and remove blockages. In certain conditions, based on the patient’s needs medicines can also be prescribed, and dietary changes can be recommended for further detoxification.
Whom Do We Recommend the Kalari Marma Massage?
Kai-Uzhichil or The Kalari Marma Massage is a highly effective method for treating several medical conditions and pain related injuries. Some of them are:
- Low energy and fatigue
- Muscular strain and joint pains
- Nervous system disorders
- Anxiety and depression
- Confusion and memory loss
- Digestion and elimination problems
- Glandular tissues
- Headaches and migraines
- Regular problems related to aging
- Respiratory conditions
- Stress response, fears and phobias
What Are The Benefits Offered by Kalari Marma Massage?
- Balances the Doshas
- Cleanses any blocked energy from joints and tissues
- Enables proper blood circulation
- Improves awareness and enthusiasm
- Improves the quality of sleep and rest
- Increase flexibility and physical stability
- Nourishes the body and rejuvenates the mind
- Prevents disorders related to aging
- Reduces fatigue
- Strengthens and rejuvenates tissues
- Supports optimal functioning of the organs
- Vitalizes the sense organs
The course of Kalari Marma Massage Treatment
The course of the treatment of Kalari Marma massage totally depends on the condition of the person. Usually, a course of either 7 or 14 days, which, however, can be extended to 21 days or even a month or more, depends on the needs of the patient.