Kati Vasti- An Ayurvedic Panchakarma Massage For Back Pain

Ancient ayurvedic practices are filled with goodness for humanity. In Panchakarma, one of the practices is massaging the body after applying medicated oil not only for detoxification but also to elevate pain and provide deep healing. Panchakarma massage is a simple form to achieve complete balance of body, mind, and consciousness through purification, It even restores balance, and well-being and improves the ability of the natural defense mechanism of the human body

Panchakarma is one that is prescribed in Ayurveda, for detoxification, rejuvenation and deep healing.

Usually, people approach hospitals when they are sick, however, in Ayurveda even healthy people can have Panchakarma to prime their body.

Panchakarma helps to maintain the healthy status of your body and also in case of illness; it helps to uproot the disease completely and increase immunity of body.

In today’s lifestyle, the stress and pain we all are bearing are tremendously high, and this changes the homeostasis of our bodies. Along with increased stress hormones and the toxins aggravated in our body through continuous exposure to pollutants, chemicals, and heavy metals in the food, our body is suffering.

We cannot easily understand its effects, even though we feel healthy, this is creating a complex reaction in our body. These toxins and chemicals left over in the body will create serious health issues like autoimmune disease, chronic pain and degeneration, and various skin issues, including psoriasis.

So the ultimate goal of Panchakarma is to eliminate these toxins and increased stress hormones from the human body; while balancing all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) – the soul energies, in which the Ayurveda Acharya’s believed that govern our bodies and all its physiobiological functions.

Hence the Panchakarma massage using medicated oil is essential in ayurvedic practices.

KATI VASTI – Proven Panchakarma Massage with Medicated Oil to eliminate Back pain

Kati Basti treatment is a highly effective treatment for back pain, sciatica pain, and various spinal disorders.

Holding Warmed medicated oil using a dam made of dough prepared with Urad dal (also known as Split Black Gram), is a practice we do in Panchakarma Kati vasti massage

In Sanskrit, the waist area is called Kati and the holding of warm medicated oil in one place is called Vasti or Basti.

Holding of this medicated oil superficial over the lumbosacral spine region helps to reduce the rigidity of the spine. The oil is reheated and added again to keep the effect, and this heated medicated oil permeates the skin. It lubricates and nourishes the bones and joints, make it more flexible.

It also increases blood circulation, makes the lower back muscles more energetic, and smoothens the nerves, helping pain relief. Usually, it kept over the place for about 30 to 45 minutes. This procedure is helpful in most of the lower back pain issues.

Usually, Kativasti Massage is used for the following issues

  • Lumbar spondylitis
  • Sciatica
  • Compressed discs
  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis
  • Prolapsed discs
  • Degenerative diseases of the spine
  • Acute & chronic back pain
  • Lower back problems
  • compression of Spinal cord
  • Leg pain or sciatica
  • Hip pain

Commonly using medicate oil for Kativasti Panchakarma massage for backache

  1. Kottamchukyadi oil
  2. Shacharadi oil
  3. Mahamasha taila
  4. Murivenna oil

Benefits of Panchakarma- Kati Basti massage

  • It increases the strength of joints
  • Make muscle stronger by increasing the blood circulation towards it.
  • It corrects the prolapsed disc issues
  • Reduces and eliminates the pain of Sciatica, Lumbar Spondylosis, low backache, etc
  •  It eliminates numbness of the extremities by removing nerve compression
  • Alleviate stiffness of the spine and body

This procedure is highly recommended to be done with the help of an ayurvedic therapist.

Mr.Viju V
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