Kerala Pad Abhyanga (South Indian Foot Massage)

In this unique form of massage, firm pressure is applied by a masseur. He uses his foot while balancing himself on the body of his client.

The client lies on a mat on a hard floor while the masseur balances himself holding ropes that hang from the ceiling. Obviously, the technique requires the use of the right amount of pressure, balance, and strength.

The body is then massaged from the neck to the toes after applying suitable oil.

Kerala foot massage is believed to remove pain, stiffness, and edema. It provides suppleness, flexibility, and agility. This technique is traditionally taught by masters that transfer the knowledge to their students.