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Bolus pouch Massage/Pattra Potlli/Elakizhi

“Patra Pottali Sweda” (also known as “Elakizhi” in is a traditional Ayurvedic massage technique that involves the use of herbal pouches (pottali) for therapeutic purposes.

Process of Patra Pottali Sweda:

  1. Preparation of Herbal Pouches:
    • Medicinal leaves/herbs (patra) are collected and chopped according to imbalance .
    • These leaves are mixed with other ingredients like grated coconut, lemon and herbal powders.
    • The mixture is sauteed in herbal oils and tied into a linen cloth to form pouches (pottali).
  2. Heating the Pouches:
    • The prepared pouches are heated in a pan containing medicated oil.
    • The temperature is carefully monitored to ensure it is warm but not too hot to cause burns.
  3. Application:
    • The person is usually given an oil massage (Abhyanga) as a preparatory step.
    • The heated pouches are then gently pounded or massaged over the body, focusing on areas that need treatment.
    • The therapist ensures even distribution of bolus and herbal oils through rhythmic, circular motions.
  4. Duration:
    • The therapy is customised as per individual needs..
    • The therapy might be repeated over several sessions based on the condition.

Benefits of Patra Pottali Sweda:

  • Pain support: Helps in joint pain, muscle stiffness and spasms.
  • Improved Circulation: Enhances blood circulation, which aids in healing and detoxification.
  • Skin Health: Improves skin texture and tone due to the nourishment provided by the herbal oils.
  • Relaxation: Induces deep relaxation, reduces stress and promotes better sleep.

Indications for Use:

  • Arthritis and Rheumatoid conditions
  • Muscular pain and stiffness
  • Sports injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Certain neurological conditions


  • Not recommended during pregnancy.
  • Should be avoided in cases of acute inflammation or infection.
  • People with certain skin conditions should consult a appropriate healthcare provider before undergoing this treatment.

Patra Pottali Sweda is a holistic approach to health that leverages the power of natural herbs and traditional techniques to promote wellness and relieve various ailments. It is advisable to receive this therapy from a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Don’t let pain and stress hold you back any longer. Book your Patra Pottali Sweda therapy session today at Ayurveda bliss Holistic Centre at Ayurveda Sydney and start your journey towards better wellness!

Ayurveda massage Sydney at Ayurveda Bliss Holistic Centre at Ayurveda Waitara in heart of Ayurveda Hornsby

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  • 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Monday -Sunday) with appointments