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Kizhi Treatment at naivedya ayurveda


Njavara kizhi, also referred to as Shashtikashali Pinda Swedana, is a significant Ayurvedic massage technique that originated in Kerala. In Malayalam, "njavara" refers to a specific kind of cooked rice that is knotted in cotton boluses, or "kizhi," for use in this treatment. Warm medicinal oils are applied on the boluses in order to massage the body softly and induce sweating of the whole body or any specific part. Njavara kizhi is a powerful Ayurvedic treatment that relieves tension and pain while helping tonify and strengthen the muscles. It also helps to improve nerve potential and pacifies vitiation of vata doshas that may lead to various health issues.

  • Enhances body nourishment 

  • Improves skin lustre and texture

  • Sharpens the sense organs

  • Makes the body supple and removes stiffness

  • Pacifies vata doshas

  • Calms the mind and reduces stress.

  • Strengthens and nourishes the nervous system

  • Promotes sound sleep

  • Boosts immune system and delays ageing 

  • Helps treat muscle pain, spondylosis, arthritis

Duration: 50 to 60 minutes


Ela kizhi is a deeply nourishing ayurvedic Panchakarma massage technique that makes use of medicinal herbs that are tied in linen boluses. This traditional ayurveda treatment causes the affected area to perspire, encouraging the body to expel toxins through the skin. Before massaging the body, the herbal remedy, which is formed of freshly powdered/ground leaves and has vata-soothing characteristics, is covered in warm medicated oils. Ela kizhi treatment has been shown to be useful in the treatment of back pain. It aids in nourishing and reducing any swelling or inflammatory problems.

  • Reduces chronic body pain, backaches and stiffness

  • Relieves stress and anxiety

  • Rejuvenates body and delays ageing 

  • Improves skin complexion 

  • Increases muscle strength

  • Boosts immunity and blood circulation 

  • Helps treat neurological disorders, arthritis, spondylosis

Duration: 45 to 60 minutes


Podi Kizhi, sometimes referred to as Choorna Swedam, is an effective ayurvedic technique for generating perspiration in which medicinal or herbal powders are knotted in boluses and applied to the entire body, or only to certain troubled areas. Medicinal plant roots and bark are ground into a powder and wrapped in a sterile piece of fabric to make a bolus. Each drug or plant is chosen based on the condition being treated. The important thing is to keep the bolus warm throughout the process. Podi Kizhi is useful for treating vitiated kaphas and minimising discomfort, stiffness, pain, or inflammation in various body areas.

  • Improves blood circulation and reduces blood pressure

  • Alleviates pain, inflammation, sprains or spasms

  • Strengthens muscles and boosts immunity

  • Cures sports injuries

  • Treats conditions like cervical spondylitis, frozen shoulder, lower back aches

  • Removes toxins from the circulatory system

  • Relieves stiffness of joints and muscles


The ancient ayurvedic therapy Naranga Kizhi, also known as Jambira Pinda Swedam, has its origins in Kerala. The method entails massaging the problematic areas to encourage perspiration while using a bolus of herbs or drugs, as well as wild lemons or other citric fruit. Naranga kizhi is used to treat musculoskeletal symptoms such as stiff joints, frozen shoulders, and others. The treatment helps pacify vitiated Vata and Kapha doshas and eliminate toxins from the body.

  • Reduces chronic back pains

  • Relieves stiffness and joint pains

  • Helps treat frozen shoulder, paralysis, rheumatoid arthritis

  • Cures sprains and sports injuries

  • Helps treat neurological ailments

  • Improves overall blood circulation

Duration: 30 to 40 minutes

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