Kalari has a specialized therapeutic system called marmachikitsa (marma therapy). It has a special emphasis on treatment of several types of back pain, arthritis, sciatica, frozen shoulder, orthopedic injuries and sports injuries like joint dislocation, bone fracture, sprains etc.
Ayurveda is India's ancient science of life, health, and longevity. It is thought by many scholars to be the oldest form of health care in the world. It originated in India over 5000 years ago, and was taught for thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples. The purpose of Ayurveda is to heal, to maintain a high quality of life, and to increase the longevity of the individual. It is an art of daily living that has evolved from practical, philosophical, and spiritual insight. Even though they have been used for thousands of years, Ayurvedic principles have not changed, since they are said to derive from universal laws of nature that are eternally true. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means the "Science of Life. "Life is the integration of body, mind and consciousness. Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through diet,
lifestyle, yoga and meditation practice, the use of herbs, as well as cleansing and rejuvenating therapies (panchakarma, abhyanga, shirodhara, nadiswedana, etc.)
Kalari Massage (ultsadana)
Massage treatment is part of every kalari system. Kalari massage is a natural technique to prevent and cure diseases, which involves the movement of the vital energies in the body. This is possible by applying pressure through the vital points (marmas), muscles and nerves with the help of various herbal oils. Generally, kalari massage reduces muscle tension, improves blood circulation and it gives a better lymphatic movement. Massage will increase mobility and range of motion of joints. Kalari massage maintains hormonal balance and stimulates the nervous system thereby regulating the inner organs. Massage creates a deep sense of mental relaxation, thereby relieving most mental disorders which are a direct or indirect cause of stress, tension and anxiety. Furthermore, it promotes calmness of mind, positivity, increased concentration and also rebalances the equilibrium of the personality. It gives general relaxation and overall improvement of physical health and quality of life.
It is a soothing treatment which combines dripping luke warm medicated oil on the body and Massage at the same time. It will strengthen your immunity and acts as anti-inflammatory. Pizhichil is very effective in thetreatment of certain form sofarthritis. It is a great pain-reliever and cures your muscles tiffness too.
Dharais a treatment involving medicinal oil, medicated milk or medicated butter milk which are applied on the body or forehead. This is a popular remedy for mental stress and headaches.
Njavarakizhi is a method aimed at improving the nutrition level in the body. A bolus made of rice and ayurvedic drugs is tiedup in a small cotton bag and warmed in milk. The oiled body is massaged with the warm bolus. Njavarakizhi is beneficial in arthritis, spondylosis and sciatica. It Promotes sound sleep.
This is a swedana (sudation) treatment. Here the choice of medicine is herbal leaves, medicated Oil and other drugs wrapped in a bolus. Elakizhi is highly effective in treating Sports injuries, arthritis, traumaticdys function and neurological diseases.
In this process some herbal oils or medicated milk or medicated buttermilk is poured on your forehead in a special method. This treatment is mainly for insomnia, mental tension and certain skin diseases.
Herbal powders are made in boluses and are applied on the whole body or part of the body after dipping the medicated oils. Especially useful for inflammatory conditions of the bones and joints, arthritis, spinal problems, and sport injuries.