Wandertrails | Healing with Podikkizhi - Ayurvedic massage in Munnar
This is a specialized Ayurvedic massage tin Kerala known as Podikkizhi, that involves massaging of the human body with the help of cloth pouches or poultices warmed in medicated oils. The herbal poultices are prepared with various herbs and medicated powders that are chosen according to the body type of the person and the ailment he/she is suffering from. The potent herbal powder mixture is prepared from 12 specially chosen herbs.
Here, different herbs are powdered and prepared into different boluses/poultices that are then placed in warming pans until they have to be used on the body. Expert masseurs use the bolus to massage the pain prone parts of the person, who would be made to lie down on a specially designed table that is specific to panchakarma procedures.
Idukki, Munnar, Kerala