Massage since the ancient times has been considered as the most effective, tested and contributes to great health and wellness. The modern lifestyle and primarily our living style has made us prone to stress, tensions and injuries that drains us physically, mentally and emotionally. Massages are considered to improve the circulation of blood in the body and the flow of lymph. For our full body to be healthy, the sum of our body – the cells, needs to be healthy.
Knowing the physiological impact of various massages in our body, makes it possible to better understand the numerous health and fitness benefits of massage therapies. It is believed that for a healthy human equal development of mind and body is important. One such massage treatment is the ‘potli massage’ which is used to rejuvenate, nourish and relax the body along with having therapeutic impact on the body.
What exactly is Potli Massage?
An age old massage technique which is performed using a heated herbal pouch or potli (as called in India). The technique is used to massage and provide heat to the entire body or a specific area like the joints, neck and the lower back region. It has proved to be a successful form of treatment from acute and unbearable pains from arthritis or relief against paralysis. It has also proven to give immense relief from conditions of osteoarthritis, frozen shoulders, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis.
Potli massage is a form of Ayurvedic therapy that used fresh and dried herbs for treatment. The herbs inside the potli depends on body constitution and the ailment one is being treated for. These are then put inside a muslin cloth, dipped in hot herbal massage oils or hot sand or herbal powders and applied and massaged at the pressure point.
When the ready potli is placed on a specific area, it has therapeutic effect on the place making you heal and nourished. Out of the many benefits that one can get out of this massage treatment, the most common are – it helps reducing inflammation, improves mobility and reflexes, gives relief from muscular and joint pains and is very helpful in giving relief from arthritis pains.
As said earlier that a unique combination of herbs are put inside the potli depending upon the body constitution and the purpose it is used for, some of herbs that are used in combinations are:
- A combination of fresh onion and aloe vera is apt for reducing inflammation.
- Turmeric and ginger is combined to aid purification and revitalization of the body.
- Rice and rosemary combined together eases muscle tensions and aids in blood circulation.
- Neem and mustard is used in a combination for the purpose of detox.
Ashwagandha has been used in combination with other herbs to ease tension, muscle stress and helps in relaxation.
Well, be at the center of body massage in Chandigarh, and get yourself checked for the kind of potli massage therapy that you need and be rejuvenated and relaxed. Massages have definite psychological effects. It helps loosing muscle tensions and protects us from pain, stress and unwanted elements that stands against our well-being.