Practice - Treatment

Traditional Kalari Treatment
The training of a student to become a master includes the training in Ayurveda and in locating the vital points of the body. A Kalari Guru is not only a trained movement artist but also a professional in Kalari Treatment Systems, who treats certain Ortho, Neuro and Muscular problems. Kalari has developed a traditional orthopedic system which is widely popular all over the states, especially for the setting of displaced bones. There are different types of Oils, pastes, herbs etc are used only by kalari masters to treat muscle and bone injuries.

Kalari Massage (Ayurvedic)

Kalari massage is a traditional massage, performed by the therapist using his hand and feet by applying appropriate pressure on vital parts of the human body. It is a full body massage with medicated oil to stimulate the vital points (Marma) on the body. It improves an individual's health, life span and beauty.

Kalari massage harmonizes the biological system of the body. It improves the circulation of the body fluids and activates the lymphatic system of the body, thus working as a cleansing agent of the body. Kalari massage revitalizes the body by relaxing and opening up energy pathways, stimulates and improves blood circulation in nerve endings and muscles and awakens the self-healing mechanism of the body which eventually leads to a healthy life. Even if you do not suffer from any disease, you can use it to rejuvenate the body and mind.

Benefits of Kalari massage:
. Improves blood and lymphatic circulation.
. Allows energy to flow freely and keeps the body healthy.
. Helps to relax by releasing emotional stress.
. Enchases the immunity system of the body.
. Balances the sapta dhatu. (seven tissues of human body; plasma, blood, muscles, fat, bone, bone-marrow & semen)
. Balances the tridoshas Vata, Pitta, and Kapha (tridosha).
. Stimulates nadi-sutra (Ayurvedic acu-pressure).
. Stimulates marmas.

Types of Massages
1. Sukha thirummu: For physical comfort.
2. Katcha thirummu: For physical endurance and flexibility. Helpful for those involved in sports, Martial arts and dance.
3. Raksha thirummu: For Holistic healing.

MARMA CHIKILSA - part of Kalari treatments

Healing has always been an important part of Kalaripayattu and it is called as Marma Chikilsa (Marma Treatment). Marma Chikilsa (Treatment) is a system of medicine used along with Ayurveda and Sidda systems, mainly for the treatment of arthritis, spondylosis, back pain, sprains, sports injuries and certain other orthopedic disorders and neuromuscular problems.

How it works?
According to kalari system a human body consists of 107 vital points (Marmas). These vital points are located at the junctions where flesh, veins, arteries tendon, nerves, bones and joints meet. The knowledge about these marma's plays a major role in the efficacy of Kalari Chikilsa. The treatment is all about detecting the vital spots affected and restoring them.