A thick layer of cotton soaked with warm medicated oil is applied over the affected area. The oil is recycled periodically to make it warm. This therapy is very effective for degenerative and painful problems like Back pain, prolapsed discs, Osteoarthritis, Spondylitis, sprain & injuries etc.
Spine Care Therapies
Ancient ayurvedic spine care therapies that help you in your back pains and give you lasting relief.
Spine Care Treatments
Duration of the treatment is about 45minutes. The duration and type of medicines used are decided by the physician based on the person’s body nature and condition. However, in most of the cases the therapy is continued for 7 to 14 days and gives effective results.
Kati Vasti (Specialized lower back therapy)
Kativasti is a special type of low back therapy or lumbar therapy. The word Kati stands for low back or waist and Vasti, for containing or retaining something inside. Kativasti is an Ayurvedic lumbo-sacral rejuvenation therapy using hot oil or herbal decoctions. One can achieve both local oleation and sudation by this procedure.
Dough is prepared out of black gram flour or whole wheat flour and water.
Medicated oil or herbs for decoction is selected depending on the bodily constitution and the state of the humors (Doshas) of the person.
The person is made to lie face down on the Massage Table (Droni).
The dough is made into a ring of four to five inches in diameter which is placed over the lumbo-sacral area of spine.
After it is glued with some water to make it leak proof, lukewarm medicated oil or herbal decoction is slowly poured into it. When this cools down it is squeezed out and replaced with warmer one.
At the end of the procedure the dough is removed; a gentle massage is given over the area. The person is made to take rest for a while.
Duration of the treatment: 30 minutes
- Pacifies Vata Dosha
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Deeply purifies and improves blood circulation around lumbosacral area
- Removes rigidity and spasm of muscles around lumbosacral region
- Nourishes and strengthens the bones, connective tissues, ligaments, nerves, muscles of the lumbo – sacral region
- Lubricates the joints
- Chronic Backache
- Degenerative spine changes
- Compressed discs and spinal nerves
- Disc prolapse
- Osteoarthritis of the hip
- Rheumatic arthritis