“Podi” means “powder” and “kizhi” means “pouch”.
Podikizhi is stamping and massaging the body, whole or a specific affected part, using pouches containing powdered herbs.
Podikizhi is an excellent anti-inflammatory therapy.
Podikizhi is used for relieving pain, stiffness, cramps, swelling and inflammation. It also enhances circulation and opens the microchannels.
This can be done after applying oil or without oil application as prescribed by your physician.
Usually done by two therapists, the pouches are heated and applied over the body in stamping and long strokes. The pouches will be reheated and used to maintain a constant temperature.