“Take care of your body.

It’s the only place you have to live.”

– Jim Rohn

Chavutti Thirumal

Traditional Kerala Foot Therapy

 

Chavutti Thirumal literally means foot pressure in the Malayalam language. It is a traditional Indian massage technique developed by the Kalari Martial Artists (Kalaripayattu), and it is thought to be approximately two thousand years old. This unique therapy, is an inseparable part of Kerala traditions. It is a special whole body massage using the feet instead of hands. The therapist holds on to the rope and balances himself in order to give the best pressure during the treatment. Full body weight is used to give the effective and profound massage.
The advantage of feet over hands is that with one deep, powerful stroke the whole length of the clients body can be massaged, from the tips of the fingers to the tips of the toes. The long flowing strokes literally ‘iron out’ knots and kinks in the muscular skeletal system whilst encouraging a mental state of deep relaxation. By gently stretching and realigning the spine, these long graceful strokes help to create space between previously compacted vertebrae, leaving you feeling taller as well as invigorated and deeply relaxed.

 

The oils are handmade according to the old Ayurvedic recipes. They consist of fresh herbs and plants from Kerala (South India). They are carefully prepared by healers, which boil the plants on the wooden fire for several days, chant special formulas according to the ingredients and the healing properties.

Benefits:

  • Helps release back tension and muscle spasm
  • Alleviates muscular pain, stiffness in joints and any restricted movement that may arise from too much or too little exercise
  • Relieves deep-seated tension that people have learned to live with
  • Improves circulation and energy flow
  • Clears troublesome emotions and psychological blocks
  • Alleviates fluid retention and assist in the breakdown of cellulite
  • Assists the body in initiating its own detoxification process and encourage self healing
  • Improves suppleness, flexibility, bad posture and mental stress
  • Link the mental and physical aspects of the body.

Recommended to:

  • Sports people, surfers, dancers, martial arts practitioners and performers who need to keep their bodies supple and in good condition
  • Business people who have demanding schedules and little time to exercise, needing to maintain energy levels and stay focused
  • Mothers and carers who don’t give themselves much time to relax or exercise

Contra-Indications:

  • Diagnosis of current heart disease, cancer, varicose veins and ruptured discs
  • Anyone suffering from flu or a high temperature
  • Broken bones
  • Contagious skin disease such as scabies
  • Pregnancy
  • A full stomach

Where there is a history of heart disease, cancer, varicose veins or ruptured discs, a doctor/chiropractor/osteopath needs to be consulted before booking your treatment.

Location:

Yoga Bindu Barcelona

Arco de Santa Eulalia, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Book a treatment:

90€ / 90min

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Vijay Traditional Ayurveda & Foot Therapy Center

 

Vaidya* P. Vijayan (Vijay) is the founder of the Treatment House. He was born in 1962 in Kerala, South India. He represents the 68th generation to maintain the Vaidya family tradition. Vijay treats people of all ages and cultures from all over the world. His work includes the treatment of serious diseases and injuries as well as general health care. Ayurveda has been practiced in Vijay’s family for many centuries. One of the family’s specialisations is the science of the Marma and Nadi System (a system of energy points and pathways). This knowledge allows Vijay to work in response to each individual’s physical condition with a degree of precision that is unusual among Ayurvedic practitioners. Alexander started the ongoing education with Vijay in 2011.

This treatment will leave you feeling  relaxed yet energised and centred.

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