Kizhi Certificate

Training Certificate in Kizhi - Hot Herbal Bag Massage

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Kizhi or coloquially known as Potali massage involves the use of poultices stuffed with herbs and then dipped in oils and massaged into the body or specific part of the body such as the back, shoulders, legs or joints. The treatment provides pain relief and heals the afflicted part through a combination of sweat therapy, herbal application and massage.

Our detailed course will provide the learner with the comprehensive knowledge base required to perform this complex treatment correctly and effectively.

The course is comprised of 8 guided hours into the steps and theory behind the practice.

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What Is The Course About?


The Kizhi Certificate Course provides the learner with an expert practical and theoretical knowledge about the Ayurvedic treatment – Kizhi – Hot Herbal Bag Massage.


What is Kizhi?


Kizhi is a massage which uses small herbal boluses or pouches made of various herbs which are warmed in medicated oils and then used to massage the entire body or specific areas like the back, neck, shoulders, hands and joints.

The herbs used in the pouch have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. When they are dipped in hot oil they open the channels of lymphatic nodes. Kizhi reduces inflammation, promotes better circulation, relieves pain and stiffness in joints and muscular spasms, improves mobility and flexibility, tones the skin, alleviates arthritic pain.


What Are The Course Outcomes?


This Course will provide the learner with an expert knowledge of the various herbs & oils used Kizhi, as well as the preparation of the bolus bags. You will also be carefully trained in the delivery of this treatment, together with anatomy and physiology and professional conduct and business awareness, which will in turn prepare you for success in the industry of Complementary Therapies.


How will you be assessed?


A range of assessment methods will be used including:

Observation of practical skills

Oral questioning

Written evidence

Completion of 10 case studies plus a theory test.


Who conducts the course?


Our expert resident Ayurvedic consultants will conduct the courses. There are different tutors for different specialities and our qualified Ayurvedic therapists are on hand for demonstrations.


Is there an examination fee?




Are there any additional requirements?


Reading materials – each participant will be given a manual of course notes at the commencement of the course.

Dress code – it is essential that a suitable outfit and shoes are worn on the course.


Am I getting any Certificate?


Successful trainees will be awarded a Certificate of participation jointly by the Ayuspa and CMA (Complimentary Medical Association). This certificate can be used for CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.


What are the timings?


Twice a week, once on a weekday evening and once on the weekend. Each session will be 4 hours long with one 20 minute break.


What is the total price for course?


The cost for the Kizhi Certificate Course is £300.


Where can I get more information?


You can give us call on 02085772999 or 02089310301 or email on

Introduction to Kizhi

Types of Kizhi

Introduction to human body

Anatomy of Skeletal System in detail

Ayurvedic view on skeletal system

Muscle attachments to bones

Knowledge of Muscular attachment is immensly important for Massage Therapist. We will give detail explanation about muscular attachments along with origin and insertions of muscles.

Basic Introduction of Prakruti (Body Constitutions)

Demonstration and practical study of Kizhi- Hot Herbal Bag Massage

Knowledge of Ayurvedic Kizhi Powders and Oils

Indications and Contradictions of Kizhi

Health and Safety