Kerala is one of the Indian states having a rich diversity of natural herbs, famous for its historical places, exceptional art forms, beautiful beaches, backwaters and Kerala Ayurvedic massages. Hence, National Geographic has also placed the state in the list of top 10 paradises of the earth.

Kerala is the place which is well known for its ancient medicine named as Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a well-known ancient science which helps in your internal healing using natural herbs and medicines. Kerala is known for their complete Ayurvedic massage therapies which help in maintaining your overall wellbeing.

Here we provide you immense reasons as to why Kerala Ayurvedic massages are the best and renowned world over:

  • It offers natural healing which is good for your bodily health and mind.
  • It is the place of the world’s best and most famous massage treatment centres which are also well equipped with all types of latest facilities to provide any type of massage treatment from pizhichil to januvasti and many more.
  • World class professionals who have years of experience.
  • It is the reserve of natural herbs like Ashwagandha, Amalki, Katphal, Brahmi, etc. which are required for these treatments.
  • The all-time beautiful and favourable weather condition.

Hence all the factors above made Kerala, a place to have the best and world class Ayurveda treatments to relax your mind and soul.

Kerala Ayurvedic massages, Ayurvedic foot massage with oil in a traditional style
Ayurvedic foot massage with oil in a traditional style
Types of Kerala Ayurvedic massages

There are different types of ayurvedic massages performed in Kerala Ayurvedic massages centres which are designed according to the need and requirement of the body system such as:

1. Uzhichil or Abhyanga

It is the type of ayurvedic massage therapy which is specifically designed to penetrate the herbal oil deeply in the skin. Abhyangam is a well-known body massage in Ayurveda. Hence the ingredients used for preparing the herbal oil for the treatment varies according to the different body doshas as Vata, Pitta and Kapha and the area which needs to be massaged through this treatment. The Ayurvedic massage benefits are stress relief, muscular tension, stiffness, pain and swelling, excessive scar tissue formation, muscular spasm, tension, headache and eye strain. It overall relaxes your mind and body by removing the stagnant waste from the body.

2. Pizhichil

It is a type of ayurvedic massage which offers reviving and soothing treatment. ‘Pizhichil’ actually signifies ‘Squeeze’ in which warm sedated oil is squeezed onto the patient’s entire body mainly on the head and neck continuously from a piece of fabric which is occasionally immersed in a vessel containing the oil. Pizhichil is successfully used to treat problems like ageing, paralysis, body weakness, arthritis and more.

3. Njavarakizhi

It is one of the Kerala Ayurvedic massages where medicated oil is first applied all over the patient’s body and then the body is massaged by a small cloth bag which is often called as Kizhi which is loaded with cooked Navara rice. The rice is prepared by boiling it in pure cow’s milk with other herbs.

Navarakkizhi is an exceptional massage, as it revives the body. It is extremely successful in degenerative muscle problems like poliomyelitis muscular atrophy and more. It is said to be more effective when done after Pizhichil ayurvedic massage therapy. The course of treatment varies from 7 to 14 days.

This massage is quite beneficial for people who are suffering from problems like joint pains, rheumatism, underdeveloped members, weakness, bad cholesterol, certain skin disorders etc.

Kerala Ayurveda massages - powder pads - Kizhi
Ayurveda massage powder pads – Kizhi
4. Udvarthanam

It is an ayurvedic treatment done through the use of natural herbal powders. The herbal powders are blended with oil, milk or sedated juice which is then rubbed upwards onto the body. It is done for minimum 40 minutes a day for a period which may vary from 14-28 days. This Ayurvedic massage benefits the person by enhancing the blood flow, reducing extra body weight and eliminating skin problems. It likewise helps in curing issues like hemiplegia and paralysis too.

There are many other types of ayurvedic massages too such as Swedana, Shirodhara, Takradhara, Elakkizhi, Tarpanam, Kativasti, Januvasti, Dhara, Kaddi Dhara, and Nasyam.

Famous Kerala Ayurvedic massage centres

Below is a list of Ayurvedic massages therapy centres which offer the best in class Ayurvedic massage treatment:

  1. Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village
  2. Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kerala
  3. Beach and Lake Ayurvedic Resort
  4. Sarovaram Ayurvedic Resort
  5. Ideal Ayurvedic Resort
  6. Kalari Kovilakom
  7. Shin Shiva Ayurvedic Resort
  8. Ayurveda Yoga Villa
  9. Maya Spa at the Zuri Kumarakom Lake Resort
  10. Taj Malabar Jiva Spa

Ayurveda is an emerging lifestyle which needs to be adopted for achieving the perfect health and wellness.

If you happen to visit Kerala for some of these amazing massages, you might want to check out some backwater destinations there.

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