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Kati vasti is one of the snehna-swedana treatment in which medicated herbal oil is used for to carry out the process and is very useful in many health conditions.
The Therapist prepares dough from special grains which is shaped into a small ring and placed on the affected area. This adheres to the skin and is then filled with heated, medicated oil. The oil is retained within the ring at a specific temperature for a specific time. This helps the oil to penetrate deeper into the tissues, softening the stiff and tight muscles. Once the oil is removed the therapist will massage specific marma points around the affected area to repair ligaments and tendons, followed by a localised herbal steam to deepen the effect.
A personalised treatment protocol is designed at your first consultation. A home exercise programme will be given to further enhance the result. The oils used in this therapy have excellent healing properties that cleanse and enrich the blood and help in building and maintenance of strong muscle and connective tissues and lubricate joints to make them flexible and free from pain.
In addition to that, kati vasti helps to alleviate several lower back conditions such as Spondylosis, Inter vertebral disc prolepses, Lumbago (low back ache), and Sciatica.