banner Book Appointment


Kizhi – The Miraculous Bundles of Relief (Ayurveda Body Massage)

Are you a sports person or simply a sports enthusiast who has recently suffered an injury? Is anyone in your family or friends suffering from muscular atrophy? Why don’t you go for a session of Kizhi at SATYA? We, at SATYA (Svasthya Ayurveda Treatment Yoga & Agriculture), offer authentic and high-quality Ayurvedic wellness treatment to our patients. Our main objective is to provide each and every visitor with a sustainable life amidst a rejuvenated body and peaceful mind. Our experienced Kizhi practitioners offer treatment according to the nature of the problem, the dosha and it is mainly effective in ayurvedic treatment for Joint and Muscular Pain.

What is Kizhi?


Kizhi is a Malayalam word that means bundle in English. This body massage is also known as Potala or pinda swedam. It is basically a medicated fomentation treatment in which herbal powders, herbs, medicated powder, and rice are tightly held in a cloth in the shape of a potli. This potli is used for massaging the body or the problem area by applying pressure according to the intensity of the pain or type of health conditions one is suffering from. This ayurvedic body massage is quite effective in reducing joint and muscular pain and inflammation.

What are the types of Kizhi?

There are three types of this fomentation therapy based on the kind of stuffing used in making the bundles. Let’s check them out –

  • Elai Kizhi – In this type of massage, herbal leaves are stuffed inside the bundles. Check out the Detailed information on Elakizhi Ayurveda treatment.
  • Navara Kizhi – As the name suggests, in this type, the potlis are fold-in medicinal rice known as Navara.
  • Podi Kizhi - In this type of Kizhi, different types of herbal powders are put inside the potlis.

What health conditions can be treated using this fomentation therapy?

With kizhi, a number of health ailments can be effectively cured. It includes – Spondylitis, Sciatica, Arthritis, muscular cramps, muscular sprains, acute and chronic back pain, and neuralgia disorders.

What are the benefits of Kizhi?

Apart from providing relief from muscular and joint pain, this amazing Ayurvedic treatment offers some other benefits as well. Let’s read on!

  • Kizhi helps in fighting the signs of aging.
  • It improves blood circulation and muscular strength.
  • It helps you get rid of stiffness and pain.
  • It improves complexion and increases your natural glow.

Always remember, no matter which treatment you look forward to undergoing, make sure to go for experienced and knowledgeable professionals. We, at SATYA, assure good health to you.

Authored By Dr. Akhila Rose Tom

Ask Doctor

Meet Our Doctor


Dr. Akhila Rose Tom

Aryurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Read More


Book Appointment