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KATIVASTHI

It is type of local snigdha sweda where warm oil is kept at the Katipradesha for a prescribed time. The patient lies in prone position and the Katipradesha is encircled with thick black gram paste for retention of the oil. It acts effectively as it is applied at the site of lesion This procedure can be performed in other areas like Greeva, Janu, Uras etc. and named accordingly.

It is a samana procedure..

  • Uniform temperature must be maintained throughout the procedure
  • Be cautious about the temperature of the oil while reheating to avoid burns

Kativasthi is an Ayurvedic lumbo-sacral rejuvenation therapy using hot oil or herbal decoctions. One can achieve both local oleation and sudation by this procedure.

  • Medicated oil or herbs for decoction is selected depending on the bodily constitution and the state of the humerus (Doshas) of the persons
  • The dough is made into a ring of four to five inches in diameter which is placed over the lumbosacral area of spine

 

In this process, specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back with herbal paste boundary. This treatment fasts for 45 minutes and it is good for any type of back pain and spinal disorders. 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.

Kati Vasti

Kati means back and kativasti is one of the swedna-snehana treatment methods. Medicated oils are used to alleviate many back pain problems. Ayurveda is a science which is being practiced in India since the last 5000 years. When it comes to back problems like intervertebral disc prolapse, lumber spondylitis, muscle sprain around the spinal column, pain caused by osteoarthritis of the back etc. there is little that allopathic medicine can do. However, if you turn to Ayurveda then the problem gets healed completely if you follow the right lifestyle changes along with taking kativasti treatment.

This Ayurvedic treatment can also be done as a preventive treatment for the back. If you take this treatment regularly as prescribed by the Ayurvedic physician then you will be safe from many back pain problems. It is one of the best treatments for maintaining the health of the bone, muscle, spine, vertebrae and nerves of the lower back.

 

Procedure
  • A dough is prepared from special grains and is placed on the affected area in the form of a ring. This ring forms a dam for the medicated oils
  • Medicated oils are poured into this dough dam and allowed to seep into the muscles at a specific temperature and a specific period of time.
  • During this process the oils seep into the tissues and soften the tight and stiff muscles
  • The oil is then removed and the therapist massages the area keeping in mind some marma points. This repairs the tendons and ligaments
  • After this the steam treatment is given on the specific area.

 

Benefits of Kativasti
  • The medicated oils at high temperature make the spine less rigid and strengthen the tissue of the bones.
  • The healing properties of the oil deeply cleanse and fortify the blood, strengthen the muscle and connective tissue and lubricate the joints. This makes the joints flexible and free from pain.
  • Kati basti alleviates almost all types of lower back pains
  • It improves the circulation of blood
  • It nourishes and stimulates the nerves and relieves numbness and pain
  • By strengthening the muscles it helps in maintaining the natural curvature of the spine

 

Duration of the Procedure: 35-45 Minutes

Njavarakizhi

Abhyangam is an ancient practice which updates the Vedic period. Early humans practiced life sustaining ways of manipulating the body to produce strength, mobility, flexibility, and memory The ancient knew every movement in the cosmot to be filled with universal Abhyangam. This Abhyanga prevents old age, nourishes skin and other deeper tissues, balances the Dashas, enhances well being and longevity The leaves of trees are continuously massaged by wind. The rocks and pebbles are rubbed by the streams, Like this Abhyanga procedure will tone up the human body. Abhyangam is defined as the process of application of ol over the body with certain amount of pressure in specific direction with
medicated herbal aii to take care of physical mental, emotional well being of the person while balancing the doshas performed over a specially
designed wooden tubie (Drani) by trained masseurs. The word Abhyanga is derived from two words Abhi’ means towards, inta, over upon, etr. Anjana” means to smet, to anaint rubbing with unctuous substance.

It is an ancient oleation therapy, traditionally given by two therapists, who work in tandem, synchronizing their strokes and massage according to the circulatory and marma points for 45 minutes. Detoxifying medicated sesame or medicated keram oils are chosen according to one’s illness. Usually this is done in seven standard position. It is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of Ayurveda, especially in the Kerala tradition.

This is a form of treatment for various age related and other common disorders. Some of the advantages are pain relief, improved circulation, stress relief, better sleep, flexibility, athletic performance and emotional benefits. Massage therapy can soothe pain, relax stiff muscles, and reduce the swelling that accompanies arthritis. With Ayurvedic massage, deep-seated toxins in the joints and tissues are loosened and released into the system for elimination through natural toxin-release processes.
An Ayurvedic physician can access this and decide the appropriate oils and exact way of massage. The massage begins after offering prayers. A lukewarm oil is applied followed by a body massage in 7 different postures.
They are:

  1. Sitting
  2. Supine
  3. Right lateral
  4. Lying face down
  5. Left lateral
  6. Supine
  7. Sitting

After the procedure the person is directed to take a herbal steam bath

Benefits of Abhyangam (Rejuvenating Ayurvedic Massage)

  • Improve blood circulation
  • Rejuvenating Whole body
  • Beautifies skin
  • delays aging
  • induces sound sleep,promotes vitality and reduces stress

Elakizhi / Podikizhi

Abhyangam is an ancient practice which updates the Vedic period. Early humans practiced life sustaining ways of manipulating the body to produce strength, mobility, flexibility, and memory The ancient knew every movement in the cosmot to be filled with universal Abhyangam. This Abhyanga prevents old age, nourishes skin and other deeper tissues, balances the Dashas, enhances well being and longevity The leaves of trees are continuously massaged by wind. The rocks and pebbles are rubbed by the streams, Like this Abhyanga procedure will tone up the human body. Abhyangam is defined as the process of application of ol over the body with certain amount of pressure in specific direction with
medicated herbal aii to take care of physical mental, emotional well being of the person while balancing the doshas performed over a specially
designed wooden tubie (Drani) by trained masseurs. The word Abhyanga is derived from two words Abhi’ means towards, inta, over upon, etr. Anjana” means to smet, to anaint rubbing with unctuous substance.

It is an ancient oleation therapy, traditionally given by two therapists, who work in tandem, synchronizing their strokes and massage according to the circulatory and marma points for 45 minutes. Detoxifying medicated sesame or medicated keram oils are chosen according to one’s illness. Usually this is done in seven standard position. It is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of Ayurveda, especially in the Kerala tradition.

This is a form of treatment for various age related and other common disorders. Some of the advantages are pain relief, improved circulation, stress relief, better sleep, flexibility, athletic performance and emotional benefits. Massage therapy can soothe pain, relax stiff muscles, and reduce the swelling that accompanies arthritis. With Ayurvedic massage, deep-seated toxins in the joints and tissues are loosened and released into the system for elimination through natural toxin-release processes.
An Ayurvedic physician can access this and decide the appropriate oils and exact way of massage. The massage begins after offering prayers. A lukewarm oil is applied followed by a body massage in 7 different postures.
They are:

  1. Sitting
  2. Supine
  3. Right lateral
  4. Lying face down
  5. Left lateral
  6. Supine
  7. Sitting

After the procedure the person is directed to take a herbal steam bath

Benefits of Abhyangam (Rejuvenating Ayurvedic Massage)

  • Improve blood circulation
  • Rejuvenating Whole body
  • Beautifies skin
  • delays aging
  • induces sound sleep,promotes vitality and reduces stress

Shirovasthi

Abhyangam is an ancient practice which updates the Vedic period. Early humans practiced life sustaining ways of manipulating the body to produce strength, mobility, flexibility, and memory The ancient knew every movement in the cosmot to be filled with universal Abhyangam. This Abhyanga prevents old age, nourishes skin and other deeper tissues, balances the Dashas, enhances well being and longevity The leaves of trees are continuously massaged by wind. The rocks and pebbles are rubbed by the streams, Like this Abhyanga procedure will tone up the human body. Abhyangam is defined as the process of application of ol over the body with certain amount of pressure in specific direction with
medicated herbal aii to take care of physical mental, emotional well being of the person while balancing the doshas performed over a specially
designed wooden tubie (Drani) by trained masseurs. The word Abhyanga is derived from two words Abhi’ means towards, inta, over upon, etr. Anjana” means to smet, to anaint rubbing with unctuous substance.

It is an ancient oleation therapy, traditionally given by two therapists, who work in tandem, synchronizing their strokes and massage according to the circulatory and marma points for 45 minutes. Detoxifying medicated sesame or medicated keram oils are chosen according to one’s illness. Usually this is done in seven standard position. It is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of Ayurveda, especially in the Kerala tradition.

This is a form of treatment for various age related and other common disorders. Some of the advantages are pain relief, improved circulation, stress relief, better sleep, flexibility, athletic performance and emotional benefits. Massage therapy can soothe pain, relax stiff muscles, and reduce the swelling that accompanies arthritis. With Ayurvedic massage, deep-seated toxins in the joints and tissues are loosened and released into the system for elimination through natural toxin-release processes.
An Ayurvedic physician can access this and decide the appropriate oils and exact way of massage. The massage begins after offering prayers. A lukewarm oil is applied followed by a body massage in 7 different postures.
They are:

  1. Sitting
  2. Supine
  3. Right lateral
  4. Lying face down
  5. Left lateral
  6. Supine
  7. Sitting

After the procedure the person is directed to take a herbal steam bath

Benefits of Abhyangam (Rejuvenating Ayurvedic Massage)

  • Improve blood circulation
  • Rejuvenating Whole body
  • Beautifies skin
  • delays aging
  • induces sound sleep,promotes vitality and reduces stress

Nasyam

Abhyangam is an ancient practice which updates the Vedic period. Early humans practiced life sustaining ways of manipulating the body to produce strength, mobility, flexibility, and memory The ancient knew every movement in the cosmot to be filled with universal Abhyangam. This Abhyanga prevents old age, nourishes skin and other deeper tissues, balances the Dashas, enhances well being and longevity The leaves of trees are continuously massaged by wind. The rocks and pebbles are rubbed by the streams, Like this Abhyanga procedure will tone up the human body. Abhyangam is defined as the process of application of ol over the body with certain amount of pressure in specific direction with
medicated herbal aii to take care of physical mental, emotional well being of the person while balancing the doshas performed over a specially
designed wooden tubie (Drani) by trained masseurs. The word Abhyanga is derived from two words Abhi’ means towards, inta, over upon, etr. Anjana” means to smet, to anaint rubbing with unctuous substance.

It is an ancient oleation therapy, traditionally given by two therapists, who work in tandem, synchronizing their strokes and massage according to the circulatory and marma points for 45 minutes. Detoxifying medicated sesame or medicated keram oils are chosen according to one’s illness. Usually this is done in seven standard position. It is one of the most rejuvenating treatments of Ayurveda, especially in the Kerala tradition.

This is a form of treatment for various age related and other common disorders. Some of the advantages are pain relief, improved circulation, stress relief, better sleep, flexibility, athletic performance and emotional benefits. Massage therapy can soothe pain, relax stiff muscles, and reduce the swelling that accompanies arthritis. With Ayurvedic massage, deep-seated toxins in the joints and tissues are loosened and released into the system for elimination through natural toxin-release processes.
An Ayurvedic physician can access this and decide the appropriate oils and exact way of massage. The massage begins after offering prayers. A lukewarm oil is applied followed by a body massage in 7 different postures.
They are:

  1. Sitting
  2. Supine
  3. Right lateral
  4. Lying face down
  5. Left lateral
  6. Supine
  7. Sitting

After the procedure the person is directed to take a herbal steam bath

Benefits of Abhyangam (Rejuvenating Ayurvedic Massage)

  • Improve blood circulation
  • Rejuvenating Whole body
  • Beautifies skin
  • delays aging
  • induces sound sleep,promotes vitality and reduces stress

Snehavasti

Snehavasti is a medicated oil enema given to patient as a part of panchkarma therapy or as a therapy in itself. This treatment is a great way to remove toxins from the body and it aids in curing many ailments when used as a treatment on its own. As a part of panchkarma therapy it is used for treating many ailments, including cancer, arthritis and other ailments which are considered incurable in the allopathic system of medicine. Ayurveda with its various treatments and herbal medicines is able to cure many different ailments and provide much needed relief. Let us look at the procedure and benefits of snehavasti.

The medicines in the oil used for enema are prescribed depending on the type of ailment being treated. In most ailments along with snehavasti, herbal medicines also need to be consumed orally. This treatment should not be done if the patient is more than 70 years old or there is any problem in the anus or rectum.

 

Procedure
  • The patient should take light food immediately before the treatment
  • The therapist will perform body massage and bath for the patient
  • Immediately after the bath the patient should lie down on the cot with the right side of the body upwards. The right leg should be folded and the left should be extended
  • The anus and enema nozzle are both lubricated with oil. The enema is given using a metal or glass syringe.
  • The syringe plunger should be pressed neither too fast nor slow in a proper manner to allow the medicated oil to pass into the intestines.
  • After the administration of the oil the patient should lie face upwards and extend the entire body. There should be a pillow under the heels
  • The hands, feet and abdomen should be massaged by a trained therapist.
  • This ensures that the sneha (oil) does not come out too early
  • Under normal circumstances the injected oil comes out after one or two hours.
  • If the enema oil comes out properly at the right time, the patient should fast at night and should take breakfast the next morning.

 

Benefits
  • Snehavasti balances the vatadosha
  • It removes the toxins from the colon and the lower body
  • It reduces lower backache and pain caused by rheumatism and gout
  • It also treats gastric problems like constipation and flatulence
  • It is also beneficial in treating neurological ailments like paralysis

 

Duration of the Procedure: 3-4 Hours

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