Safe natural therapy to heal illness and improve well-being
What is Kati Basti?
The word KATI refers to LOWER BACK and BASTI stands for retaining something inside. The procedure of applying heat to the sacral or lumbar region by retaining warm medicated oil within a specially formed frame on this area is popularly known by the name of KATI BASTI, as warm oil is used to apply heat. Heat increases blood flow, the increase in blood flow can reduce swelling, assist with pain relief and soften ligaments, torn tendons, and tight muscles.
Kati Basti is indicated in painful conditions of the lower back region, spinal injuries, paralysis, bulging or displaced disc, torn tendons, fractures, over-worked muscles, deteriorating bones, etc. The nourishing oil provides support to the deep tissues rejuvenating them to the core.
How it works?
KATI BASTI is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment used for lower backache and disorders of lumbosacral region, including slip disc, lumbar spondylosis, sciatica, spinal problems, etc
Kati Basti is a part of external oleation therapy in Ayurveda. It is very safe non-invasive and green. Specific oil is used prepared with herbs beneficial to the physical makeup of each client.
The therapist prepares dough from special grains which is shaped into a well and placed it on the affected area. The medicated oil is retained within the well at a specific temperature for a specific time according to the body type of the client as well as the severity of the problem.
Once the oil is removed the therapist will massage specific marma points around the affected area to repair ligaments and tendons.
The treatment is best done over a series of 7-10 sessions, your practitioner will design a personalized treatment protocol during your first consultation.
Why is it different?
Due to the nature of the problem, the muscles around the area are generally stiff, tight or inflamed. Other tissue or muscle manipulation techniques work on these tight muscles, generally cause more damage. In Kati Basti, the focus is to prepare the affected area to soften the muscle and to relax the surrounding tissue. It helps to heal the muscle in a much better way by making it supple before manipulation
Increase the circulation in the region, as the herbal oil gets deeply absorbed into the skin, and both nourishes and strengthens the muscle and nerves.
Relieves chronic lower backaches and painful muscle spasms, stiffness, and degenerative problems.