Ayurveda Patra Potli Therapy
Along with Abhyanga, herbal poultices containing therapeutic herbs are heated in medicinal oils and are gently pressed to massage the muscles and joints where pain prevails, penetrating the remedial heat and oils deep into the focused muscles and joints eliminating pain and aiding recovery. This therapy relieves all aches and pains from the concerned muscles & joints.
- Rejuvenation: relaxing, healing and strengthening
- Beauty: skin nurturing
- Therapeutic: heals inflammation of joints and muscles, relieves spasm and muscle stiffness, frozen shoulder, lubricates joints, cervical spondylitis, arthritis, or as prescribed by the doctor
Patra means leaf and potli means cloth bundle. It is a kind of sudation therapy using herbal leaves. Patra Potli is is one of the major swedan therapy practices in Ayurveda.
Patra Potli Ingredients and Procedure
Leaves of medicinal herbs like Arka (calotropis gigantean), Dhatura(datura metel), nirgundi, lemon and few other other herbs. These herbs are mixed with vatahar churans, grated coconut, rock salt etc.
The proportion and the content of these potlis vary according to the symptoms of the disease. The mixture is then warmed in a special kottumchukadi oil.
Kottumchukadi oil is an ayurvedic oil with the blend of more than ten special herbs. It is useful for treating arthritis, rheumatic conditions, pain, swellings, muscle stiffness and similar conditions arising mainly due to vata disorders.
These herbs are then tied up in 4 linen bundles to be used for the fomentation.
The person is made to lie on his back, on the droni table and with that oil massage is provided to loosen up the tissues and to increase blood circulation. Increased circulation leads to more absorption of nutrients by the body.
After the massage the potli is dipped in the medicated lukewarm kottum chukadi oil and is applied with varying pressures and motions in the body in seven different postures. The different poses for.
Patra Potli treatment is followed by rest for few minutes and then a hot water bath.
Patra Potli is helpful in treating disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, osteo arthritis, joint & muscle pains, inflammations, lower back pain, Cervical and lumbar spondylitis and similar health conditions.
Other Essential Benefits of Patra Potli Massage
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Improves skin health and muscle strength
- Improves skin health and complexion by removing toxins
- Relieves stress and promotes good sleep
The duration of patra potli is 40-50 minutes. Patra potli is not only rejuvenating but it is also a highly therapeutic experience. Patra potli is traditionally is a separate therapy which doesn’t feature in panchakarma core treatments. Proper diagnosis and analysis by experts make sure you get the right combination of ingredients and potli massage for your body type.