For those not in the know of Sanskrit, the words ‘Shashtika Shaali Pinda Sweda’ (SSPS) sounds exotic and deeply reverential. But, this process, also known as Navarakkizhi, is a celebrated Kerala specialty of treatment and considered a gift of Ayurveda to the world.
To put it simply, this is a sudation-sweat inducing treatment using rice and milk to improve muscle strength, rejuvenate and revitalize the body.
And SSPS? Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda (Navarakizhi) is made up of 4 words: Shashtika meaning sixty, Shali means rice, Pinda means bolus (kizhis), and Sweda is sweat. It is a treatment in which a special type of rice called Shashtika Shali (rice harvested in 60 days and exclusively used for treatment purposes in Ayurveda), prepared in milk & processed with herbal decoction, is tied in boluses (Kizhis) and used for sweat-inducing massage treatment on the body parts which are intended to receive nutrition and strength.
Basically a strengthening and nutritious treatment with extraordinary relaxing and analgesic effect, in SSPS, initially decoction of Bala Mula also known as roots of ‘Sida Cordifolia’ is prepared. Two portions of this Bala decoction are boiled with an equal quantity of milk separately. In one portion of processed milk, the Shashtika rice is cooked until properly formed. This processed rice is tied in 8 boluses, quite an interesting procedure ain’t it?
Then the boluses are dipped in the other portion of processed milk and continuously rubbed deep onto the body. This is a divine feeling and you have no idea how it makes you feel unless you have experienced one at AyurVAID Kalmatia. The process – steaming treatment- continues until proper sweating occurs.
We recommend SSPS at AyurVAID Kalmatia for relief from low back pain or neck pain – spondylosis or osteoarthritis of neck bone, Lumbar spondylosis, Frozen Shoulder, Cervical spondylosis, Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome or Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Myalgia, GB Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and various other types– a long list – of Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal diseases.
Navarakishi or SSPS is ideal for old (chronic) joint injuries which was not properly treated, sprained ligaments, cartilage tears, sports injuries, sprains and strains; Pains and catches in the joints and spine due to bad postures; Pain due to repeated trauma to bones, joints, muscles, soft tissues; Elbow pain due to various conditions like Tendinitis, Olecranon bursitis, elbow sprain, cellulitis, arthritis, nerve entrapment etc, and Breathing disorders.
This is a promising therapy to relieve one from pain and stress. All we can say is at AyurVAID Kalmatia this is going to be a whole lot different to experience and enjoy the benefits. Call us today or visit our site www.ayurvaidkalmatia.com to unravel many such majestic Ayurvedic treatments.