Patra Pinda Sweda (Elakizhi)


Elakizhi or Patra Pinda Sweda is another form of pind swedana where medicated leaves are used to reduce joint pains, muscle cramps, stress & arthritis. The leaves used are of Vata pacifying herbs & should be collected freshly. These leaves are chopped into small pieces and mixed with various other herbs and tied into 4 poultices. These poultices are kept in a vessel containing medicated oil and heated. In the begining of Patra Pind Sweda, Abhyangam massage is done for 15 minutes and then fomentation is done with these heated & warm boluses. This process to be repeated for abot 30-40 minutes. After the Elakizhi treatment individual should relax for about 10-15 minutes, with body covered by a blanket or a sheet. This time is required to cool down the body naturally.

Patra Pinda Sweda or Elakizhi improves the circulation & enhances perspiration thereby excreting the toxins from the body. It also acts as a skin toner & rejuvenator.

Patra Pinda Sweda

Enhances blood circulation
Enhances skin complexion
Improves muscle strength
Reduces body pain and stiffness
It is anti aging and rejuvenating

Neurological disorders
Chronic back pain
Lumbar spondylitis
Cervical spondylitis
Sprains and cramps
Sports injuries
Post traumatic dysfunctions