Martial Artists/Fighters (Kalaripayattu)
Increased blood flow releases toxic build up in tissues so ample water consumption is required post treatment.
You will feel tired and rested post treatment so very little activity for at least 4 hours is recommend.
Perfect for athletes, martial artists and competitive fighters.
Must be able to get up and down from the floor mat/bed.
Draping is a sheet only, clothes are not worn under the sheet in this massage.
It is common to feel a little sore the next day. Warm epson salt bathes are recommeded.
We will not perform this massage on heavily medicated clients due to this being a detoxifying massage.
$175 / 1 Hour
CHAVUTTI THIRUMAL MASSAGE
NOTE* THIS MODALITY IS CURRENTLY NOT BEING OFFERED AT THE SPA, HOWEVER WE ARE LOOKING FOR PROFESSIONAL MIXED MARTIAL ART FIGHTERS TO WORK A CASE STUDIES WITH.
Chavutti Thirumal literally means "foot pressure" in Malayalam, the ancient language of Kerala, India. This traditional southern Indian massage is one of the oldest therapeutic massages documented on the planet, dating back 5000 years. It was developed by Kalari Martial Artists/Fighters (Kalaripayattu) and Ayurvedic doctors to alleviate stress and move energy within over 100 vital points of pressure so that the soldiers, who were also martial artists training in battle, could recover quicker and remain more flexible in the tissues and joints.
Chavutti Thirumal is unique as the feet are used to deliver the treatment. This act is an art form, with the technique being precisely executed by the practitioner's foot in long, sweeping motions with consistent pressure from the fingers to the toes of the recipient over Marma Points (vital energy pathways).
This massage technique begins with application of warmed medicinal herbal oils formulated by an Ayurvedic doctor. The position of the recipient's body is on the floor on a covered mat. The therapist holds onto a rope suspended from the ceiling to balance herslef while her feet deliver a dance of broad, deep, luxurious compressions that bring structural change in chronically tight muscle tissue. Correctly positioned, the massage enables the postural muscles to strengthen, the hips and thoracic area to open, and the energetic channels (nadi) to become activated increasing flexibility, enhancing postural alignment, and encouraging blood flow for rapid tissue repair.
Ranjith Mannaratharmal is Theresa's teacher in India, a 4th generation Kalaripayattu fighter and an Ayurvedic Doctor whose roots come from the mountain village in central Kerala where Kalari Martial arts and Ayurveda orginated.