Kalarichikilsa Treatments

A blend of Ayurveda and Siddhaveda - the traditional healing arts of India.

Kalarichikilsa is a selection of traditional natural ayurveda healing treatments from which the Kalari Chikilsa healing system is composed.

KizhiA course of treatment may consist of any combination of these techniques. The exact treatments received will depend on the constitution of the body, nature of the ailment, and the diagnosis of the Guru.

Different treatments are combined to make up the 3, 7, 14 or 21 day packages. Visit the treatment packages page for more information.

For more information on the theory of Kalari Chikilsa please go to the Kalari Chikilsa Theory page.

All of the oils used in the treatments at the Ashram are organic and hand made on site under the direct supervision of Swamiji.

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What makes us different?

Kalariyil Dharmikam Ashram is a truly unique place. It is the only place that you will find a martial art, healing system, and spiritual tradition that are part of one cohesive system.


In fact, these three aspects; Martial, Medical, and Spiritual, all overlap and support each other. Some people may visit for healing, while other may visit for martial arts training, and others may be seeking a sanctuary in which they can experience peace. Some visitors may even experience all three.

The thing that really makes us different is the emphasis on tradition. The things that are experienced here cannot be learned from books, or seen in photos and video. For example, the medicine we use in the treatments is hand-made inside the Ashram according to recipes which are thousands of years old. These are contained in ancient palm leaf documents, passed down to Guruji from his teachers. The treatment tables are made from a special type of medicinal wood, the oldest table is more than 600 years old. We see that it is our duty to preserve the traditions of the past for the benefit of future generations.

We consider this as a divine art so no treatment is begun without first offering prayers.

Ayam me hasto bhagavan    

{ My hand is the lord }

Ayam me bhagavattarah    

{ Boundlessly blissful is my hand }

Ayam me visvabheshajah    

{ This hand holds all healing secrets }

Ayam shivabhimarshanah    

{ Which make whole with its gentle touch }

Rig Veda


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I.S.M.A Kalari

isma-kalariFounded in 1983 by Guru Balachandran Nair, I.S.M.A. (Indian School of Martial Arts) has been practising, teaching and preserving the ancient indigenous arts of Kalaripayattu and Kalarichikilsa. The headquarters in Vazhuthacaud, Trivandrum, are housed in a three storyed building. It has a traditional Kalari - the arena for practising the art, built ten feet below ground level. For many years classes were taken, treatments were administered, pujas were conducted, medicines were prepared and grown, and meditation was practised. Literally thousands of students, patients, and guests have passed though its door. All of them have had the unique opportunity of meeting and learning from Guru Balachandran Nair.

In 2003 Guru Balachandran achieved his long held dream by opening Kalariyil Dharmikam Ashram in the Trivandrum district. Since that time the main focus of I.S.M.A. has shifted to the Ashram, and Guru Balachandran has taken the name Swami Hanuman Das. The School in Vazhuthacaud, Trivandrum is still conducting classes on a daily basis for the youth of Trivandrum. Both the school in Vazhuthacaud, and Kalariyil Dharmikam Ashram continue to play a vital role in the preservation of traditional arts, traditions, and values.