Ilakkizh

What is Ilakkizh?

Ilakkizhi is a process of massaging the body with a heated cloth bag filled with fried or cooked therapeutic leaves like ricinus, calatropis, tarmarind etc.In this massage certain herbal leaves would be held inside a small linen bundle and it would  be soaked inside warm oil and massaged over the body.Stimulates the nerves and helps to reduce pain.Ilakkizh i is is performed for the alleviation of symptoms of Rheumatism, arthritis, paralysis, sciatica, spondylosis and certain nervous disorders.In this massage certain herbal leaves would be held inside a small linen bundle and it would  be soaked inside warm oil and massaged over the body by two masseur.

Benefits of ilakkizh are as followed:

  • improving muscle strength
  • It is anti-aging and rejuvenating
  • Relieves body pain and stiffness
  • Relieves pain
  • Arthritis problems
  • Paralysis
  • Dryness of the skin
  • Slipped disc