Basti is an Ayurvedic Panchkarma Therapy and is safe and naturally rejuvenating. Organic dough from special grains is prepared and is shaped into a small dam in a form of a ring or a square and is placed on the affected area. Warm medicated oil is poured into it and held for some time. The oil is retained within the dam 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, a rhythmic movement with gentle pressure is performed for specific Marma points around the affected area to balance and open up the energy flow. Localized herbal steam may be provided to deepen the effect.
A.) Kati Basti (Spine Care)
In this therapy the dough is kept at the sacral/lumber region and oil/ghee is applied. The region is submerged for around 30 min. it eases stiffness and soreness while nourishing lower back bone tissue and degenerative discs.
B.) Griva Basti (Neck Care)
In this therapy the dough is kept at the cervical region and oil/ghee is applied. The region is submerged for around 30 min. it eases stiffness and soreness and is good for stiff neck or frozen shoulder.
C.) Janu Basti (Knee Care)
In this therapy the dough is kept on knee region and oil/ghee is applied. The region is submerged for around 30 min. eases stiffness and soreness, increases flexibility of joints, minimizes inflammation and nourishes degenerated joints and bone tissue.
D.) Hridya Basti (Heart Care)
In this therapy the dough is kept around the chest region and oil/ghee is applied. This is especially rejuvenating for the heart. It nourishes and helps in strengthening the heart muscle and increasing the vitality of the organ. Deep seated stress, anger and grief is eased and a sense of peace and happiness is experienced.
E.) Netra Basti (Eye Care)
In this therapy circular dams of the dough are placed on the eyes and medicated ghee is applied. Various eye exercises with open lids are performed.