‘Ela’ means leaf and ‘kizhi’ means bundle. This is a process of massaging the body with heated cloth bundles filled with fried medicinal leaves like ricinus, calatropis, tarmarind etc. This treatment will last about 2 weeks taking 45 minutes per day.
Elakizhi stimulates the nerves and helps to reduce pain. This is done in cases of rheumatism, Arthritis, paralysis, sciatica, spondylosis and nervous disorders.