The learning and practicing of Ayurveda with the help of conventional remedies.

How the system originated?

This medicinal system was originally developed by kalari masters in order to heal battle related injuries, as well as to improve their students' fighting abilities. Nowadays, kalarichikitsa can be applied to help a wider range of people achieve good health. Specializing in neuro-muscular (sciatica, spondylosis, etc.) and skeletal disorders (sprains, fractures, dislocations, etc.) the treatments also help one to reach beyond one’s psycho-physical limitations.

These treatments are perfectly suitable for kalari practitioners as well as for athletes, dancers, and stage performers.

How therapy works?

The therapy is based on the precise knowledge of the body’s energetic channels (nadis) and vital spots (marmas), the wide selection of medicines, mostly homemade by the Gurukkal, is entirely organic.

Thailam or oils, medicated with leaves, roots, barks, and even dairy products can be applied externally by massage or taken internally.

The most pristine and valuable form of medical science is what we call Ayurveda. Spreading its expertise and knowledge, Ayurveda has been globally accepted as the purest and genuine form of curative science.

Ayurveda & Nutrition

Numerous medicines for ingestion are also available; churnam (powders), kashayam (decoctions), gritham (medicated ghee), etc. Uzhichil, the full body massage system executed by the practitioner with his hands and feet is unique to Kalaripayattu.

It is a very powerful treatment, which requires patient and therapist to follow a strict regimen during the whole course. It can relieve serious back problems and also increase flexibility, stimulate the flow of vital energy and develop mental alertness.

How the treatment is given?

The treatment is given by the therapist by suspending himself from ropes overhead and applying pressure with long strokes of the soles of his feet, after the patient’s body has been prepared with specially medicated oil. He also makes use of strokes with his hands as well as some manipulation of the joints and limbs.