Chavutti Thirumal or Kalari Foot massage is developed by practitioners of Kalaripayattu and is approximately two thousand years old. The word ‘Chavutti Thirumal’ literally means ‘massage by foot pressure’, where the therapist uses his/her feet to deliver this treatment. This massage facilitates better circulation of oxygen within the muscles and relaxes the entire body.
KALARI FOOT MASSAGE METHOD
To execute techniques with precision is most crucial to this method. Here the weight of the therapist is suspended from a rope overhead, and by using soles and toes, the therapist makes long strokes on the body of the recipient. Precise movement and perfection and accuracy of strokes are of paramount importance here.
The entire body is smeared with lukewarm oil so that smooth and long strokes can be performed. This type of massage can be done only by expert practitioners who have knowledge of the vital (marma) points. Additionally, the patient is required to follow a strict regimen while receiving treatment under the Chavutti Thirumal course.
WHOM DO WE RECOMMEND CHAVUTTI THIRUMAL OR THE KALARI FOOT MASSAGE?
The Chavutti Thirumal massage is highly recommended for people who want to treat injury-related pain or aspire to develop more stamina, strength, and flexibility in their bodies. It is a deep tissue massage and is ideally suited for sportspersons, athletes, etc.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF KALARI FOOT MASSAGE?
The Chavutti Thirumal or Kalari Foot Massage offers umpteen benefits. Some of them are enumerated below:
- Heals old muscular injuries
- Opens skin pores
- Increase in oxygen intake capacity of the muscles
- Stretches the muscles, tissues, etc.
- Helps in stretching the hardened tissues
- Increases the blood flow to the tissues by dilating blood vessels
- Improves breathing
- Keeps the body active and energetic
- Reduces pain and anxiety
- Mental concentration
- Improves the health and strength of the body.
COURSE OF TREATMENT
The course of Chavutti Thirumal massage is determined by the recipient’s needs and depends on the prevailing condition of the person. Usually, a course of either 7 or 14 days is recommended, which can be further extended to 21 days or even a month or more, depending on the individual’s requirement.