Anjaneya Kalari Marma Treatments / Chikilsa Kottayam Kerala

Kalari Marma Massage Treatments / Chikilsa at Anjaneya Chikilsalayam is performed by Mr. Unnikrishnan Gurukkal (Teacher) who is a master in Kalaripayattu at Anjaneya and his disciples trained by him at his Kalari. 

Marma chikilsa in Kerala is centuries old. Marma is "Vital spots" and Chikilsa means "Treatments". It emerged as a treatment system for warriors or soldiers who fought in wars and conflicts and suffered physical injuries. Several treatment techniques were used for treating different kinds of injuries like wound, fractures etc. Siddha system of treatment giving emphasis to marma chikilsa. Marma treatments are mainly performed by specialists who knows well about the vital (marma) spots on human body. 

There are total 108 Marma points in the body in which 64 are considered as deadly points. These points could be used to heel or to harm. If these points are pierced hard, it could result in trauma or even death. A Kalari masseur uses the Marma points to heal. Kalari marma treatment is as sophisticated as the uzhichil treatment of Ayurveda. 

Traditional Kalari Treatments (Kerala Style)

The training of a student to become a master includes the training in Ayurveda and in locating the vital points of the body. A Kalari Guru is not only a trained movement artist but also a professional in Marma treatment for treating general ailments and injuries happening during the training of Kalaripayattu. Kalari has developed a traditional orthopedic system which is widely popular all over the states, especially for the setting of displaced bones. Different types of Oils, pastes, herbs etc are used only by Kalari masters to treat muscle and bone injuries. 

Kalari Marma Massage Therapy
The initial stage of preparation of a warrior in Kalaripayattu is based on oil massage known as Udvarthaizam or Uzhichal. The Ayurvedic tradition of Susrutha says that diseases are afraid of approaching a body which has been foot-massaged, just like animals in the sight of a lion. Kalari massage is a traditional massage, performed by the therapist using his hand and feet by applying appropriate pressure on vital parts of the human body. It is a full body massage with medicated oil to stimulate the Marma points (vial spots) on the body.

Kalari massage helps the body in attaining a healthy constitution with flexibility, nimbleness and suppleness. It also enables proper blood circulation and easy maneuverability of the body for twisting and turning. Kalari marma massage relieves various aches like back pain, stiffness, dislocations, injuries and also stimulates various bodily organs and systems. 

Anjaneya Marma Chikilsa & Panchakarma Centre (Kerala):
Gurukkal has suitable treatments for cure and physical fitness for patients suffering from arthritis rheumatism, back ache, neck pain, knee and ankle problem, physical injuries etc. He uses therapies such as Pancha Karma, Njavarakkizhi, Nasyam, body massage, application of special oils and ointments etc. in Ayurveda, Sidha Vaidyam, Kalari - Marma etc. as it suits to each patient. Therapies and body massages for women are performed by lady therapists monitored by Gurukkal's wife. 

Anjaneya is located at Pallom, on the way to Gov. Fisheries,  on M C Road, between Kottayam and Chingavanam. Anjaneya is run by Mr. Unnikrishnan Gurukkal, offers treatments for several physical problems using Ayurveda (Ayurvedic), Sidha, Kalari and Marma techniques and to train the Kerala style martial arts - Kalaripayattu

Kalari Marma Chikilsalayam,
Pallom P. O., Kottayam, Kerala, India. Pin : 686 007

Phone: +91 - 481 - 6452304
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Contact Unnikrishnan Gurukkal at +91 - 9446569115

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