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Potli | Definition

Potli/kizhi is a massage which uses small herbal pouches made of various herbs which are warmed in medicated oils. They are then used to massage the entire body or specific areas like the back, neck, shoulders, hands and joints. The body is thoroughly massaged with linen bags containing Ayurvedic herbal ingredients in powdered form. In this therapy, several types of grains like horse gram, sesame seeds, black gram and other curative ingredients are powdered, fried and tied up in linen bundles.


  • Reduces inflammation
  • Promotes better circulation
  • Relieves pain and stiffness in joints and muscular spasms
  • Improves mobility and flexibility
  • Tones the skin
  • Alleviates arthritis pain

Duration: 30 min to 1 hr