What is chavutti massage?
Chavutti Thirumal, the Keralite massage with the foot, is an inseparable part of Kerala traditions. This is a unique whole body massage using the feet instead of hands. The therapist holds a rope and gives massage with his feet, the feet moving in several patterns all over the client’s body. Chavutti Thirumal literally meaning foot pressure in the Malayalam language, and also known as Foot/Rope massage, is a traditional Indian massage technique developed by the Kalari Martial Artists of Kerala India (Kalaripayattu), and it is thought to be approximately two thousand years old. The Kalaripayattu not only trained in battle but also developed a range of healing modalities known as Kalari Chikitsa, which comprises massage techniques; Chavutti Thirumal, Marma Massage and the application of medicinal herbal oils.
After applying healing oils, the therapist uses body weight to work on the energy lines focusing on muscle and bone alignment. This restores elasticity and flexibility. Massage is done mainly with the instep of the foot, at times using the toes and heels.
Chavutti Thirumal is a delicate balancing act with the rope and requires tremendous coordination, concentration and physical power. Chavutti Thirumal is done on a firm, supportive mat on the floor.
The technique was developed for maintaining suppleness in the body and for treating pain and swelling caused by combat. It is however, equally suitable as a treatment for those not involved in regular or strenuous physical exercise and wishing to maintain their own fitness and well being. It is based on the precise knowledge of the body’s energetic channels “nadis” or the meridian lines.
Where it is used?
This medicinal system was originally developed by Kalari masters in order to heal battle related injuries, as well as to improve their students fighting abilities. Nowadays, Chavutti Thirumal can be applied to help a wider range of people achieve good health. Specializing in neuro-muscular (Sciatica, Spondylosis, etc.), and skeletal disorders (sprains, fractures, dislocations, etc.).The therapy is based on the precise knowledge of the body’s energetic channels (nadis) & vital spots (marmas). The wide selection of medicines, usually homemade by the Gurukkal is entirely organic. Thailam, or oils, medicated with leaves, roots, barks, and even dairy products can be applied externally by massage, or taken internally. Numerous internal medicines are also available: churnam (powders), kashayam (decoctions), gritham (medicated ghee), etc.
What distinguishes Chavutti Thirumal from other massage treatments is the application. The foot of the masseur/se is able to give a deeper, more thorough pressure and is able to cover the whole length of the body from the tips of the fingers to the tips of the toes, with long continuous graceful strokes.The process of learning the Chavutti Thirumal art may require a type of calling and certainly a deep dedication to the well-being of people and their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual upkeep. The masseur/se will have been inspired into trying to understand and prevent illness in order to develop the skill and dexterity required that enables a deep concentration and co-ordination to execute this joyful but intense experience.
Students undertaking the course would learn the art of massaging by applying pressure on the body with their feet. The feet provide an even and deeper pressure on the body, as compared to the hand. They will learn and practice balancing with a rope overhead, and provide massage on specific pressure points through long, deep and effective strokes on the body.
The student will gain immense knowledge on the use of their body weight in removing stiffness and soreness from the muscles and providing suppleness to the recipient’s body, focusing on their bones and muscle alignments.
Benefits of Chavutti Thirumal
> Back tension and muscle spasm
> Alleviate muscular pain, stiffness in joints and any restricted movement that may arise from too much or too little exercise.
> Relieve deep-seated tension that people have learned to live with.
> Clear troublesome emotions and psychological blocks.
> Assist the body in initiating its own detoxification process and encourage self healing.
> Improve suppleness, flexibility, bad posture and mental stress.
> Improve body image and encourage a sense of acceptance of your body
Length of course
Following successful completion, our students have progressed to go on and:
> Offer traditional foot Massage using the feet.
> Develop your own clinics as well as treat and consult a wider range of clients.
Terms and conditions
> Certificates will not be issued until completion of all studies, exams and any payments due.
> Free study materials will be given for all students and a copy of free dvd which contains various types of kalari massages.
Code of ethics
> Treating all people in the group with respect.
> Modesty and humbleness to be followed at all times during practice.
Schedule of the course
1 st of every month
Total no of seats
Timing of classes
10:00 AM to 12:00 then 2:00 PM – 04:00 PM.
Fees, booking and payment details of the course
> COURSE FEE : INR 30000 / USD 450 / EUR 420 (Including Food and Accommodation)
> 24 hours internet facility and television with all national and international channels.
Reservation Payment Details:
We are committed to keep up the quality of our training programs and we take only limited number of students each month. So we advice students to reserve their seat well in advance.
> The 50% fee of the course should be paid in advance. Advance deposit must be paid to secure reservation in the program.
> The deposit will be deducted from the total course fee and the balance must be paid on the first day of the training program.