Ayurvedic Potli Massage
Ayurvedic potli massage therapy is one of the most popular massage therapies practiced in India, and this therapy is performed using heated herbal pouches which are also known as potlis and is used to relax, rejuvenate, nourish and they have a healing effect on the body. These are used to massage and provide heat to your body or specific areas like the neck, low back and joints.Potli Massage therapy is highly recommended for ladies above 30 years of age who start to face bone and spinal related problems.
The treatment helps to relieve pain, inflammation and improve blood circulation. The Ayurvedic potli massage is also highly recommended for illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulders, spondylitis, osteoarthritis, etc. The content of the potli is specific to the disorder and the person’s body, and it is best that one visits an ayurvedic therapist to decide on which one suits your condition.
Click on Below Video: Potli Massage Therapy
Process of Aurvedic Potli Massage
The Ayurvedic therapists first determine the herbs that should be used in this massage, depending upon the condition that needs to be remedied. The herbs used in this ayurvedic message have various health benefits, and few of them are regularly used household items.
The Herb contents of the potli are either roasted or heated for few minutes and then are placed in the potli which is made from muslin cloth or unbleached cotton. This potli is then dried in a bowl of warm medicated oil if wet massage has to be given or herbal power is applied to it if the dry massage has to give.
Herbs used for Ayurvedic Potli Massage
Various herbs are used in Potli massage such as Tesu flower which has anti-cancer, laxative, and aphrodisiacal properties. Rose flower is also used in tubes for reducing the swelling under the skin and is used for the treatment of eczema and dermatitis. The other material and herbs which are used in the Potli massage are rock salt, sandalwood, black salt, Ashwagandha Root, lavender, rosemary, cardamom, etc.
- Ashwagandha Root – To relieve stress and boost sleep.
- Rosemary and Rice – To ease out tensed muscles and stimulate blood circulatio n.
- Lemon and Orange – To rejuvenate the body and mind.
- Neem and Mustard – To heal and detoxify the skin and body.
- Ginger and Turmeric – To purify the mind and body.
- Mint and Lemon – To soothe headaches.
- Onion and Aloe Vera – To reduce swelling, soreness, inflammation and pain.
- Lavender and Cardamom – To refreshing and calm down the nerves and body.
Click on Below Video: Ayurvedic Making Potli for Massage
How does it Work?
Ayurvedic Potli massage work on an age-old philosophy which is based on the confluence of the elements of water and fire combined with herbs. When this heated herbal potli is massaged on the body, it opens your pores and relaxes the muscles, allowing the carefully chosen herbs to work on your mind and body, the latter being the reason why it is thought of as being extremely relaxing.
Benefits of Ayurvedic Potli Massage
- Beneficial in Arthritic Pains
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves mobility and flexibility
- Relieves pain and stiffness in joints and muscular spasms