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Kati Vasti Kerala Ayurvedic Therapy Bangalore

Kati Vasti Kerala Ayurveda Therapy Bangalore India

Back pain is a common problem that most people experience at some time or the other in their lives. Improper posture, lack of physical activity, and being overweight can aggravate this problem and make it chronic. Ayurveda offers a range of treatments for back pain. Kati Vasti treatment is one of the effective therapies specifically meant to treat back pain. Kati Vasti (Kati, means the lower back; Vasti, means retention of the liquid medicine) is a lumbosacral therapy that makes use of heat and oil to pacify Vata dosha. This helps to treat inflammation, stiffness, and pain in the back area.


Kati Vasti Ayurveda treatment method:


  • Black gram paste is used to prepare a thick dough. The shape of the dough mould could be either circular, oval or rectangular depending on the area of the back the procedure has to be done.

  • This is placed on the back to be used as a rim after making the patient lie down on his/her stomach.

  • The edges of the ring of dough is fixed to the back using water so it doesn’t slip off. This is like creating a reservoir on the back in which oil can be stored.

  • The prescribed medicated oil (using herbs selected as per the prevailing dosha) is made warm and poured into the ring of dough to fill it.

  • The oil is allowed to be retained within the confinements of the dough mould so that the therapeutic properties of the oil is able to permeate iso as to reach the tissues.

  • The warmth of the oil is maintained by appropriate replenishment.
  • This is done for around 30 minutes after which the dough is removed and the back is massaged. Kati Vasti is usually done as a part of the Panchakarma treatment in Ayurveda that is done to cleanse and rejuvenate the body.


    Kati Vasti benefits

    The healing properties of herbal oils used for Kati Vasti deeply clean and enriches the blood, builds and maintains strong muscle and connective tissues, and lubricates the joints keeping them flexible and pain-free. This therapy alleviates lower back conditions like lumbar spondylitis, intervertebral disc prolapses, lumbago (low backache), and sciatica.

    Kati Vasti treatment helps pacify Vata dosha. It helps relax the supporting musculature of the affected intervertebral joints. The treatment improves blood circulation in the back area and can help in strengthening the intervertebral joint compartments. Kati Vasti can also be used as a preventive treatment to strengthen the spine and prevent back pain from occurring.

    Kati Vasti should be performed only by trained ayurvedic practitioners such as the experts here at Ayurvedagram. Visit our center or reach out to us to know more about ayurvedic treatments and how they can help you.

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