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Kalari Uzichil involves treating the full-body with the application of specific flowing massage techniques using medicinal oils. Alana creates the oils based on an individual’s current state of health and seasonal conditions. Base oils include organic Coconut and Sesame, combined with local plant medicines such as Tulsi (pictured above), Camphor resin (reduces inflammation, increases joint mobility and flexibility) and Frankincense (promotes circulation, prevents degeneration of cartilage in the joints and regenerates the nervous system).
Treatments follow the fundamental principles of India’s medicinal system, Ayurveda (Ayur=Life / Veda=Science), and have also been influenced by Siddha medicine and other regional Indigenous knowledge systems. Like Chinese and Tibetan medicines, Ayurveda views a human being as a microcosm of the natural world.
Treatments assist the body to return to a state of balance so that it can ultimately heal itself. As Phillip Zarrilli explains, what distinguishes the Kalari therapist’s medical expertise from that of other specialists is their psychophysiological training as a martial artist. This gives the practitioner extraordinary control over their body and thus control of the vital energy or wind (prana vayu). The efficacy of treatment is based on this ability to control and channel prana (energy) while giving treatments.
For further information download Phillip B. Zarrilli’s (PH. D) article “The Kalarippayattu Martial Master as Healer: Traditional Kerala Massage Therapies”
Alana began studying meditation, Yoga, Ayurveda and martial arts in her early teens. For 20 years she has continued her research and practice of natural health with traditional masters in India, North and South America. Alana brings together this practical knowledge with university studies in Environmental Science, and Australian certifications in Wellness Coaching and Mindfulness.
Alana has spent up to 5 months a year in India for the past 7 years, studying the traditional Indian artform – Kalarippayat (Kalari). On her return from India in 2013, Alana completed a Level 1 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training with the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australasia. She is an advocate for a holistic approach to life and health, running the community wellbeing initiative Soul Strong Society.
Travelling between India and Australia regularly, Alana is dedicated to continuing studies and professional development. She has utmost respect for each person she meets with; believing each session is a shared experience of learning and healing.