By Kiyora Spa Jaipur
Potli massage: A Herbal way to shoo away pain and illness
Massage is an age-old way of solving health problems including muscle tension, blood circulation, stress, flexibility issues and more. Here we tell you about Potli massage, an Ayurvedic heat therapy, which is not new as it is practiced since the 14th century.
The massage is especially recommended for men over the age of 30 who have bone and spinal issues. The therapy provides a great relief to people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, spondylitis and frozen shoulders.
As the name suggests, Potli massage is done with the help of potli, small heated herbal pouches. The pouch has dried and fresh Ayurvedic herbs and are picked according to the problem one is being treated for.
Soft muslin cloth dipped in hot Ayurvedic oil, herbal powder or sand are used to give massage on the pressure points. This generates a therapeutic effect by nourishing, rejuvenating and relaxing the body.
Three types of potli massages are:
- For rejuvenation and detoxification
- For pain relief, muscle tension and joint pain
- For stress release and migraine pain