Elakizhi Ayurvedic Massage
Elakizhi is a classical innovative massage in which medicinal leaves is used to tackle joint pain,arthritis,muscle cramps and stress.Elakizhi massage treatments can be done in a perfectly healthy person and in order to improve his/her immunity system, vitality and longevity of life.
Elakizhi massage treatments can be offered in different combinations depending on the direction of the physician. Each of these combinations give a curative and rejuvenating effect after being treated by a specified period and repeated after specified intervals.Herbal poultices (bundles) are prepared with various medicinal powders and herbs.
The poultices are warmed in medicated oils and massage is done to the entire body,shoulders,neck,hands and back, changing the position of person from side to side. The massage can promote better circulation in the affected area thereby promoting increased perspiration, which helps the skin to remove debris. It also helps tone up the skin and can be extremely relaxing
Benefit of Elakizhi Ayurvedic Massage
Elakizhi which is also called “ilakizhi” is a bolos bag massage with medicinal leaves and herbs.It is very effective in improving muscle strength, relieve pain and cure diseases of the body such as arthritis and paralysis. In this treatment, herbal leaves are applied to the entire body in warm medicated oils packages. The treatment is also known by the name of Patrawedam.
Herbs used for Elakizhi Ayurvedic Massage
Ricinus, drumstick, tamarind and Giganti calotropis are among the leaves of herbs for treatment. The leaves are fried together in neem oil or castor oil until brown color is reached. Parts of lemon and coconut landscapes are added to it. All these are bound together in cloth boluses and dipped in medicated oil to massage the body. When the process is complete, the patient is given a bath in moderately warm water.
Method of doing Elakizhi Ayurvedic Massage
Elakizhi ayurvedic treatment, is a process in which the leaves of herbs tied in a cloth bag. This bag is immersed in warm medicated oil and then applied throughout the body. Relieves body pain, joint stiffness, back pain and related diseases
Leaves of herbs and medicinal powders together tied in small bundles in muslin apply throughout the body for 45 minutes per day over a period of 7 to 14 days. This treatment is helpful for osteoarthritis, arthritis, spondylitis, etc.