Kizhi is another special Ayurvedic treatment. Boluses of njavara rice / Medicated Powder or special leaves are used for Kizhi Treatments. The Njavara rice is boiled and medicated then wrapped in hand-size cotton bags. In the massage program, the kizhi (boluses of njavara made into a handheld bag or medicated powder) is dipped in warm decoctions. This makes the body of the person perspire and this method provides direct nourishment to soft tissues near the skin. The therapy can last for up to an hour a day and continues for 14 days. Persons suffering from joint pains, rheumatism, bad cholesterol, weak and underdeveloped limbs, and certain skin disorders can take an appropriate kizhi therapy.