Chavutti Thirumal, having a history spanning over a few thousand years, literally is translated as massage by foot pressure. The form originated in South India alongside the Kalari System (a form of martial art), Kathakali dancers and amongst practitioners of yoga.
This massage technique was developed for maintaining suppleness in the body and for treating pain and swelling caused by combat. It is equally suitable however as a treatment for those not involved in regular or strenuous physical exercise, who wish to encourage their own fitness and wellbeing.
Some of the benefits of this massage technique are that it:
Encourages muscle tone Assists in releasing muscle tension Improves circulation and energy flow Aids in the reduction of body fat and cellulite Connects the breath and the spine to aid deep relaxation
This full body treatment lasts between 1.5 to 2 hours and uses warm oils.
It is an excellent treatment to complement other therapies such as acupuncture or osteopathy and it is advised to book a course of treatments in order to reap the full benefits and bring the body and mind into balance.