Sree Bhadra Kizhi Treatment


Kizhi Ayurveda treatment is a type of massage performed using small pouches or satchels containing herbal powders, herbs, rice or sand. Depending upon the type of material used, Kizhi is classified as:

  • PodiKizhi that uses dry powdered herbs (podi means powder in Malayalam)
  • ElaKizhi that uses raw herbs mainly leaves and roots (ela means leaf)
  • NavaraKizhi that uses special Navara Rice and
  • ManalKizhi that uses white sand (manal means river or white sand)


Kizhi Massage is indicated in following health conditions

  • Pain Management, esp. lower-back Pain
  • Stress Reduction
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spondylosis
  • Muscular cramps
  • Obesity
  • Swelling
  • Diabetes

More about Pain Management

Kizhi Ayurveda massage provides dry heat for aggravated Vata and Vata-Kapha conditions.
Aches and pains associated with the joints and muscular skeleton are caused by aggravation of Vata and Vata-Pitha conditions. The heat generated by Kizhi helps to pacify the aggravated Vata thus relieving the associated pain immediately. Moreover, the enhanced blood supply due to hot fermentation helps to recover from muscular pain.


Small herbal pouches (satchels) containing herbs, rice, sand etc. as described above are heated and lightly pounded over the body or specific parts of the body as needed. Usually, two assistants will work in tandem.



Kizhi Ayurvedic Treatment is not recommended (contraindicated) in case of:

  • Pitta imbalance
  • Strong Pitta prakriti
  • Psoriasis or other such skin diseases.

Selvaraj Mooppanar, Tribal Traditional Ayurvedic Vaidyan



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