Marma Therapies


          The Kalarippayattu legacy has got a unique way of harmonizing the humors in the living body by applying various therapeutic massaging techniques. The modalities are used for maintaining good health, strengthening the body environment, for rejuvenation, and the therapies are used for treating various afflictions of musculoskeletal and neurological origins. It is the fact the standard classical literary resources of Ayurveda mentioned the usage of massage forms, but only in the continent of Kerala, that one still finds the traditions has a unique way of practicing it.

The Kalari legacy is the first rated personalities, who deliver this celestial healing praxis in an exceptional way. In addition to their martial art expertise, Kerala's traditional Kalarippayattu practitioners are also highly skilled in this therapy form. As a practicing physician, the kalarippayattu masters follows the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, when delivering the therapies. The therapeutics are collectively known as Kalari Chikitsa. The therapeutic application includes various means for positive health giving therapy, corrective Musculo-skeletal applications, Treatments for specific injuries or pathological conditions including bruises, joint dislocations, bone fractures, emaciation of muscles and limbs and post operative orthopedic rehabilitation. The therapies are also includes the emergency counter-applications for potentially deadly shocks or blows to the body's vital spots Marma,. The therapies are also includes various internal medications specified to the presenting situation.

The main distinguishing feature of the kalarippayattu master's medical expertise from that of others are his psycho-physiological  training as a martial artist and his practical knowledge of the body's vital spots 'Marma'. His psycho-physiological training gives him extraordinary control over his body and thus control of the vital energy. The assumed efficacy of treatments is in part based on his ability to control and channel this life force in his body and limbs when giving various therapeutic modalities. Usually the healthcare system includes, massages, external bandages, internal medicines, splinting etc.

The Kalarippayattu therapies and other modalities are aiming at the remodeling of the humors of the body environment. In which the main focus is on canalizing the vata humor in its harmonized way and manner. It is considered as the vata is the principle energy form in the living body, which enables the other two energy forces to work in its manner. So the channelizing this particular energy system will naturally balances the other humors too. Adequate medicated oils of wide verities are used in the therapies to aid the processes of healing.

Typical ailments taken care by the traditional Kalari guru is are closely associated with the martial art practice or diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system, including bone fractures, joint dislocations, general bruises, major shocks to the body, major shocks to the vital spots of the body, sprains of various kind, other bone and joint diseases. majority of the ailments are attributed either to martial art related activities or pathological conditions affecting one's ability to exercise.

Other main important factor in giving the massage therapy is the usage of various kind of medicated oil preparation in the therapies. Basically the oils or fats are categorized in a special group Sneha (The oleaginous copounds). the main genre of the substances are Taila (Vegetable fat especially sesame oil), Ghruta (ghee), Vasa (muscle fat), Majja (bone marrow). These substances are used alone unprocessed or usually processed with various medicaments. The usage of these medicated ones are in variety of manner like. the medicated oil is used to apply over head, another variety is used to apply allover the body and some oils are used to take internally.

In Kalari way of disease management, most of the oils are prepared in a unique complex way, in order to impart a faster medical results, because the subject need to get rid of the pains rapidly. The medicinal combination are usually differ from the classical Ayurvedic literatures and is confined to the family traditions. The effectiveness of the oils used are briefed as the kalari oils are basically to promote the harmony of the vata energy within the channels of the living body by imparting the oleaginous nature to the channels. The medicated oils are improves the quality of kapha principle within the body, which is the aim ai to strengthen the body system. The oils are usually heated prior to use it. Heat is the medium for transferring the medicinal principle present in the oil to the body system.


The regimen for conducting the kalari way of massaging includes various considerations such as, The practitioner must consider the vitiation stages of the body humor,  the mutilation of tissues, physical and mental strength of the patient, digestive power, the age of the patient, the sex of the patient,  food habituation etc. after considering all these factors precisely, the physician is bound to chooses the therapy mode, which usually differs in selecting the apt medicated oils, duration of the treatment, giving right internal medicines, time of treatment, changes in the strokes during the delivery of the treatment, if any. etc.

Ayurveda has always promoted seasonal exercises and massage appropriate to ones constitution as a way of naturally establishing congruence among the three humors. Usually the therapy is delivered by the feet of the masseur by holding himself in a rope tied in the roof of the treatment room. The therapy is also given by the hand of the physician, which depend on the condition of the diseased. During the course of kalari massage the patient is instructed to follow various food regimes and habits in daily life. As a usual procedure the therapy is continued for seven days , fourteen days or twenty-one days by considering the conditions.

The celestial form of healing practice is a godly given system  to the mankind, is itself enough to cure the diseases and make the harmony in the body and mind.

Kalari Chikitsa is the unique healing praxis of Kerala derived from the kalarippayatttu legacy. This particular healing practice is derived as a special branch of Ayurveda. has developed in the arena of kalarippayattu. The healing system includes various unique practices to treat variety of muskulo-skeletal afflictions, neurological illness, sports injuries ect. The modalities are developed as a measures to manage the injuries and bone fractures happening in the kalarippayattu training and practice are slowly attain the wider perspectives to treat the ailments of bone and joints.

    Bone fracture treatments.

The Kalari Chikitsa has got its distinctive way of treating various kind of bone fractures happening to the living beings. The Kalari Chikitsa is capable of haling any kind of bone fractures which are not in the realm of surgical intervention such as compound fractures, fractures of skull etc. The management modalities includes, the correction of dismantled broken bones to its real position, retaining the broken bones to its original position by means of plastering it with herbal preparation, splinting, bandaging etc. The patient is advised to consume Ayurvedic preparation of various kind to, enhance the fracture healing, anti-inflammatory medicaments and drugs to heal the wounds if any. The benefits of the Kalari Chikitsa in brief are. The Kalari way of fracture management is the fastest way of healing the bone fractures. The maximum period of fracture healing time is the period 30 days, a person can resume to work. The treatment modalities and medicaments has not entered with any sort if side effects and can be administered to anyone irrespective of age, sex, health status and all the therapies are affordable in nature. In almost all situations, the patient is not needed to undergo any sort of rehabilitation measures to regain the health of the affected part.


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    Post operative orthopedic rehabilitation

The Ayurveda kalari way of  treatment modalitie ae the treatment choice to combat the post operative orthopedic rehabilitation. The system helps to regain the health of musculoskeletal system to bring back the accuracy of muskulo-skeletal system and regain the strength back. Various medical modalities such as medicated rice bolus pouching, oil baths, bandages, fomentation of various kinds, therapeutic yoga, other exercise patters  are  really  make  the  difference.

Hindustan kalari sangam Ayurveda hospital and research center is a trusted referal center in this regards for the last decdes. Patients from far and wide chooses this hospital as a assylum for their medical needs, proves its uniqueness.

    Rehabilitation of  stroke patients

Ayurveda kalari system of  healing is considered as a trusted healing in stroke management.. Ayurveda explains elaborately in the patho-physiology and its management. The vitiated vata energy is the main causative factor of the situation and the main aim of the treatment is to bring back the vitiation in to harmony. Hindustan kalari sangam Ayurveda hospital serves the humanity in an appreciable way in this regard.

    Low back ailments

Ayurveda- kalari way of treatments are the effective remedial measures for various kind of low back ailments ranging from inter-vertebral disc prolepses to the scoliosis kind of lesions. Its a medical wonder that, the Ayurveda kalari therapies can bring back the pathological curvature seen in scoliosis, lordosis and in khyphosis into normalcy.

Hindustan Kalari Sangam Ayurveda hospital and research center is a trusted fraternity in treating the spine problems in the most effective way.

  Sports Injuries

Kalari treatment is well renowned for its virtues in the healing of sports injuries, from time immemorial. The treatment modalities developed initially for taking care of the injuries happening during the training and also for the injuries happening in the war field. The therapeutics are then used very well for managing the sports injuries. The Injuries treated with great success at our center are

Broken Collar Bone (Broken Clavicle), Dislocated Shoulder (Shoulder Dislocation), Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis), Rotator Cuff Calcific Tendonitis (Calcific Tendinopathy), Rotator Cuff Injury (Shoulder Tendonitis, Supraspinatus Tendonitis), Shoulder Bursitis (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome) (Subacromial Bursitis), Shoulder Separation (AC Joint Sprain, Acromioclavicluar Joint Sprain), Slipped Disc in Neck (Cervical Disc Prolapse), Stiff Neck (Wry Neck) (Acute Torticollis), Whiplash (Whiplash Associated Disorder - WAD), Elbow Arthritis (Osteoarthritis of the Elbow) Golfer's Elbow, (Medial Epicondylitis)     Proximal Humeral Fracture (Broken Upper Arm)   Tennis Elbow, (Lateral Epicondylitis), Bennett's Fracture (Fracture Dislocation of the Thumb)   Broken Wrist (Capitate Fracture) Broken Wrist (Colles Fracture)   Broken Wrist (Scaphoid Fracture),  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,       Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger),   Sprained Thumb (Skier's Thumb),   Wrist Arthritis (Osteoarthritis of the Wrist), Abdominal Strain (Stomach Strain), Gilmore's Groin (Sports Hernia),  Groin Strain (Adductor Strain) , IlioPsoas Syndrome (Hip Flexor Muscle Strain), Inguinal Hernia, Osteitis Pubis (Pubalgia),  Sacro Iliac Joint Pain (Sacro Iliac Joint Dysfunction), ACL Knee Injury (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Torn Cartilage Knee Injury (Meniscus Tear) ,Runner's Knee (IlioTibial Band Friction Syndrome),  LCL Knee Ligament Injury (Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury), MCL Knee Ligament Injury (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury),  Osgood Schlatters (Osgoods) Knee Arthritis (Osteoarthritis of the Knee), (Knee Arthritis)  Osteochondritis Dissecans, (OCD) (Loose Bone Fragments in the Knee Joint), Jumpers Knee (Patella Tendonitis,  Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Anterior Knee Pain, Patellafemoral Maltracking, Chondromalacia Patella)  PCL Tear (Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear), Achilles Paratendinopathy (Achilles Tendonitis),  Achilles Tendinopathy (Achilles Tendonitis), Broken Leg (Tibia & Fibula Fracture), Calf Muscle Strain Compartment Syndrome (Exertional Lower Limb Pain), Osgood Schlatters (Osgoods),  Tibialis Posterior Pain (Acquired Flat Foot),  Sprained Ankle (Ankle Sprain), High Ankle Sprain (Syndesmosis Sprain), Broken Ankle (Ankle Fracture),  Lisfranc Joint Injury (Ruptured Tarso-Metatarsal Ligaments),  Metatarsal Fracture (Broken Foot), Os Trigonum Syndrome (Floating bone in back of ankle), Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain), Snowboarder's Ankle(Fracture of the Lateral Process of the Talus Bone), Tibialis Posterior Pain (Acquired Flat Foot) , Hamstring Injury(Hamstring Muscle Strain), Hip Arthritis (Osteoarthritis of the Hip), Hip Bursitis (Trochanteric Bursitis), Hip Labrum Tear (Acetabular Labrum Tear), Thigh Muscle Strain Facet Syndrome (Zygoapophyseal Joint Pain), Herniated Disc (Slipped Disc), Sacro Iliac Joint Dysfunction (SI Joint Dysfunction), Sciatica Side Strain (Tear of the Oblique Muscles) ,Spinal Stenosis ,Spondylolysis (Lower Back Stress Fracture).



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