Kati Basti is an effective ayurvedic treatment for chronic lower backaches and painful muscle spasms, stiffness and degenerative problems. This specialized therapy relieves and nourishes the pain affected area using herbal oils or ghee. A dam of dough is made over the lumbo-sacral area and a specially prepared warm herbal oil depending on the intensity of the pain is poured and retained in the dam which helps melt the rigidity in the spine due to pain. A deep tissue therapy using heat to heal and oils to repair the tissue. This specialised ayurvedic treatment helps to soften, repair and nourish aching tight muscles. After the oil is removed, the therapist does a back massage followed by a herbal steam to help deepen the effect of the treatment. This therapy relaxes and strengthens the bone tissue and muscles by activating the circulation in the region.
Benefits of Kati Basti:
- Increases the circulation in the region, as the herbal oil gets deeply absorbed into the skin, and both nourishes and strengthens the muscles and nerves
- Pacifies one of the primary sites of Vata, relieving pain, soreness, and tension and restoring flexibility
- Relieves chronic lower backaches and painful muscle spasms, stiffness, and degenerative problems
- The treatment is used for sciatica, l0ower and upper back pain, tightness and restricted movement of the neck, back and shoulder area.
Janu Basti: useful in arthritis of the knee joint. In this, the knee joint is bathed with warm medicated oil or freshly prepared herbal decoction. After oil bath the affected area may be gently massaged, depending upon the client’s condition.
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