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.
Enhances blood circulation
Enhances skin complexion
Improves muscle strength
Reduces body pain and stiffness
It is anti aging and rejuvenating
Chronic back pain
Sprains and cramps
Post traumatic dysfunctions