This procedure is popularly known as Elakizhi or Pachakizhi. In this fresh leaves are collected and cutting to small pieces. These cut leafs are then fried in medicated oil along with coconut scrapes and lemon. It is then tied in a suitable cloth and made in to a bolus. Leaves of Calotropis gigantean, Ricinus communis, Vites nigundo, Muoringa oilfera, Tamarind etc. are the ones generally used for the bolus preparation. The inclusion of herbal leaves in the preparation of bouls depends on the condition of the individual. Medicated oil is applied on the whole body on the affected area. Prepared bouls is heated in small quantity of medicated oil and is applied over the body as soft punches. The technique nourishes the strained body parts and alleviates sore muscles and joints. This therapy is effective in various types of arthritis, spondylitis, lumbago, frozen shoulder, sciatica, post paralytic spasm, sports injuries and for all other spastic and inflammatory conditions etc. It enhances peripheral blood circulation, cleanses the channels of circulation and expels toxins through the sweat. It helps in toning and rejuvenating the body. It takes a day for its preparation as fresh leaves are to be collected and prepared for the bolus. The duration of application of bouls to the body may vary 30 to 40 minutes depending up on the individual conditions. For this treatment Dhanwantaram thailam, prabhanjana vimardanam thailam, sahacharady thailam, Murivenna, Karpooradi oil, Kottamchukkadi thailam etc. are mainly used. This may vary according to the conditions of the patient or instructions from the physician.
Elakizhi is a part of panchakarma treatment in Ayurveda. Patrapotala swedam (Elakizhi) is an innovative classical massage with medicated leaves. The benefits of Patrapotala swedam (Elakizhi) are relieving spasm and stiffness of muscles, lubricating joints, strengthening the spinal muscles and relieving joint pain, especially back ache. It enchases peripheral blood circulation, cleanses the channels of circulation and expels toxins through the sweat and refreshing the body. This treatment is also known as leaf bag massage.
Kerala is number one place for Ayurveda treatment, as the origin of Ayurveda is from India. In Kerala, Ayursopanam Healthcare, Thrissur providing a major role in Ayurveda Treatment. One of the specialty of Ayursopanam Healthcare, Thrissur is, Patrapotala swedam (Elakizhi) treatment is providing in the best quality and in a traditional way and it is the best treatment center in Thrissur for Patrapotala swedam (Elakizhi). In Ayursopanam Healthcare, Thrissur, Patrapotala swedam (Elakizhi) treatment is done by well trained therapist. In Ayursopanam Healthcare, Thrissur, Patrapotala swedam (Elakizhi) is prepared under the control of Ayursopanam physicians for maintaining the quality and tradition of the treatment. Ayursopanam Healthcare, Thrissur collecting the leaves for the treatment from their own herbal garden.