Elakizhi Kerala Ayurveda Treatment Bangalore

MethodElakizhi or Patrapotala Sweda is a sudation practice in Ayurveda treatments. It is a highly rejuvenating treatment similar to Navarkizhi, except herbs are used in place of rice. Fresh leaves of anti Vata plants, such as Eranda (Ricinus communis), Arka (Calotropis Procera), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), Coconut leaves, lemon and cur-cumin are fried with herbal ingredients and tied into cloth boluses. These are dipped into warm medicated oil and used for massaging the body. The treatment begins with the application of suitable medicated oil to the entire body. The massage with heated boluses induces profuse sudation, which helps in the fomentation process.

BenefitsElakizhi is effective for various kinds of arthritis, spondylitis, back pain, sports injuries and for all other soft tissue inflammations especially joint pains. The massage promotes better circulation within the affected area, induces perspiration which helps the skin to eliminate wastes. It also helps to tone the skin and can be very relaxing.

Duration 30 to 45 minutes

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Elakizhi was last modified: May 9th, 2018 by Ayurvedagram Admin