Application of the heat and there by inducing perspiration by using heated pack of specific herbal leaves is known as Patrapinda sveda. The procedure is similar to shashtika shali pinda sveda. Following the abhyanga procedure any part of the body may be subjected to svedana procedure by the method of patrapinda sveda. As the oil is applied before the svedana procedure this belongs to the category of snigdha sveda.
The abhyanga carried out before the svedana by virtue of its unctuous quality likely to correct the imbalances of vata dosha. In addition to this, the sudation procedure helps in rectifying the morbid kapha dosha as well. Therefore the patra-pinda sveda is very much efficacious in such clinical conditions where vitiation of vata dosha is the predominant like, sandhigata vata or arthritis. More to say:
- Beneficial in the vitiation of vata dosha.
- Alleviates the pain and swelling.
- Cures arthritis.
- Effective in disorders due to degeneration of bone.
- Effectively relieves pain in tendenitis.
- Beneficial in the treatment of muscle sprain as well as strain.
- Cures low back ache due to variant causes.
- Pain and swelling of sinoveitis remits when treated with patrapinda sveda.
- Effective in the treatment of peripheral neuritis.
PREPARATION OF THE CLIENT
No specific preparation of the client is needed. And this procedure may be performed at any time of the day depending upon the requirement.
- POSITION OF THE CLIENT
- APPLICATION OF OIL AND MASSAGE
- APPLICATION OF THE HEAT TO THE JOINT
- MOMENTARILY TOUCHING THE PACK
- MOVING THE SAND PACK OVER THE JOINT
- PLACING THE SAND PACK OVER OR BENEATH THE JOINT
OBSERVATION OF THE CLIENT
The therapist should closely observe the client for the symptoms indicative of proper effect of svedana.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
Client is asked to take rest for few minutes, and the part treated with patrapinda sveda is washed with warm water.