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Kativasthi

Kativasti ayurveda treatment is a special type of low back therapy or lumbar therapy. The word Kati stands for low back or waist and Vasti for containing or retaining something inside. Kativasthi is an Ayurvedic lumbo sacral rejuvenation therapy using hot oil or herbal decoctions. One can achieve both local oleation and sudation by this procedure. Kati Vasti treatment 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.