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Ilakkizhi, also known as Patra Pinda Swedam, is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy widely practiced in Kerala and other regions. It involves the application of heated herbal leaves and medicinal powders tied in cloth bundles over the body.

This therapy holds significant importance in Kerala Ayurveda for its rejuvenating and therapeutic effects. The process begins with the selection of specific herbs and medicinal powders tailored to the individual’s health needs. These ingredients are then heated and tied into cloth bundles, which are used to massage the body rhythmically. 

Ilakkizhi helps to improve circulation, alleviate muscle and joint pain, reduce inflammation, promote relaxation, and detoxify the body, making it a valuable treatment for various musculoskeletal disorders and general well-being. At Apollo AyurVAID, proficient Ayurvedic physicians and therapists efficiently administer this traditional practice, ensuring safety and efficacy. 

Therapeutic Uses of Ilakkizhi

  • Musculoskeletal disorders (e.g., arthritis, back pain)
  • Joint stiffness
  • Rheumatism
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica

Benefits of Ilakkizhi

  • Improves circulation
  • Alleviates muscle and joint pain
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Detoxifies the body


Ilakkizhi is contra-indicated in:

  • Open wounds or injuries
  • High fever
  • Pregnancy
  • Severe cardiovascular disorders
  • Advanced stages of cancer
  • Severe debility
  • Certain skin conditions with acute inflammation or infection
  • Certain neurological conditions 

Apollo AyurVAID’s Approach 

Apollo AyurVAID focuses on precision classical Ayurveda treatment protocols, following the fundamental principles of Ayurveda in addressing the root cause of diseases. At Apollo AyurVAID, Ilakkizhi is used in the treatment of various neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Our expert Ayurveda doctors and skilled Panchakarma therapists are trained to treat any disorder that requires Ilakkizhi therapy. Patient centricity is the core of our treatment approach. 

Why Choose Apollo AyurVAID Hospitals?

Ilakkizhi Treatment Cost

The cost of the Ilakkizhi Treatment Program at Apollo AyurVAID varies depending on several factors, including the city, the patient’s specific condition, and the type and duration of treatment. As a result, pricing is tailored to individual needs and requirements. Typically, Ilakkizhi treatment costs INR Rs. 2,500 to 3,500 per day. The cost comprises Ilakkizhi treatment, followed by Pashchat Karma. Actual costs may vary based on the treatment duration, whether it’s outpatient or inpatient, and the specific medications prescribed.

Note: *It’s important to note that this cost does not cover doctor consultations or any medication.*

City Price Range
Ilakkizhi Cost in Bangalore

 ₹2500 - ₹3000

Ilakkizhi Cost in Delhi 

 ₹3000 - ₹3500

Ilakkizhi Cost in  Gurugram 

 ₹3000 - ₹3500

Ilakkizhi Cost in Chennai 

 ₹2500 - ₹3000

Ilakkizhi Cost in Kalmatia 

 ₹2500 - ₹3000

Ilakkizhi Cost in Kochi 

 ₹2000 - ₹2500

FAQ on Ilakkizhi Treatment

Can Ilakkizhi be combined with other Ayurvedic treatments?
Yes, Ilakkizhi can be combined with other Ayurvedic therapies such as Abhyanga (oil massage), Shirodhara (oil pouring on the forehead), or Panchakarma (detoxification treatments) for enhanced results. Your practitioner will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Is there any preparation required before an Ilakkizhi session?
Before undergoing Ilakkizhi, it's recommended to avoid heavy meals, alcohol, and stimulants. Informing your Ayurvedic practitioner about existing health conditions, medications, or allergies is crucial to ensure a safe and effective treatment experience.
What should be avoided after an Ilakkizhi session?
After an Ilakkizhi session, it's advisable to avoid exposure to cold drafts or sudden temperature changes. Refrain from engaging in strenuous physical activity immediately following the treatment to allow the body to relax and absorb the therapeutic effects fully.
Is there any immediate care needed after Ilakkizhi?
It's essential to allow the body to rest and relax after an Ilakkizhi session. Avoid taking a shower or bath immediately after the treatment to allow the herbal benefits to penetrate the skin fully. Opt for light activities and ensure adequate hydration to support the body's detoxification process.
What dietary recommendations should be followed after Ilakkizhi?
Following an Ilakkizhi session, it's beneficial to maintain a light and easily digestible diet. Avoid heavy, fried, or processed foods, and instead, opt for nourishing, whole foods. Drinking warm water throughout the day can aid in flushing out toxins released during the therapy and support the body's healing process.

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