Kizhi is basically a type of Panchakarma, used to treat several common and chronic ailments. Kizhi is one of the most effective therapies in Ayurveda that purifies and rejuvenates the body, mind and soul. At Krishna ayur venture, we analyse the bodily conditions of each individual to correctly diagnose and start the therapies in order to help them get better as soon as possible.
In Kizhi massage, heated herbs and medicinal oils are tied in cloth bags first and kept in the area that is to be treated. After that, a specific gentle massage with the help of fingers, a heel of the hand or palm is provided to the patient. The bags are then placed with varying degrees of pressure on different body parts, with a special focus on areas where the marma – or nerve points – are located.
Based on the diagnosis and nature of ailments, Kizhi has been divided into three types of Panchakarma that are used for the treatment of different diseases. The types are:
In Njavara Kizhi a special rice cooked in herbal decoction with milk tied in a cotton cloth and then this hot pack massage is given all over the body. This is an excellent rejuvenation therapy.
In Podi Kizhi the cloth bags contains herbal powder will be dipped in hot oil and massaged over the body.
Elakizhi is a kind of sudation therapy using herbal leaves. The kizhi containing herbal leaves are fried with other herbal ingredients. The Kizhi is then immersed in warm herbalized oil and applied to the affected body parts.
Kizhi massage helps with a wide range of medical conditions including :