Katibasti- The word Kati stated to Low back, and Basti refers for leaving something internally, in this case mainly ayurvedic medicated oil. The procedure of applying heat to the back or lumbar region of the body by retaining a specific temperature warm medicated oil within a specially made wall with black gram flour is popularly known as ‘Kati Basti’. This is a form of giving compress to a localized area.
Generally, Housewives who are more work in the kitchen get difficult pain in their low back, and It is due to continuous standing for a long time and lack of bending movements. Continuous sitting in one certain posture & place also causes low back pain. Kati Basti is the best therapy for them.
The healing properties of specific ayurvedic oils used for this Kati Basti deeply clean and fortify the blood circulation, make strong muscle and connective tissues and also lubricate the joints. This special panchkarma technique is aimed at providing relief by compress with classical oil the lower back for 30 to 45 minutes.
Kati Basti Procedure
The frame of black gram flour paste is made around the sacral region. Warm ayurvedic medicated oil is poured into this frame. This warm ayurvedic oil heats the sacral region followed by an ayurvedic massage.
Kati Basti Benefits
1) Increases the blood circulation in the local region, as the ayurvedic oil gets deeply absorbed into the skin, and both strengthens and nourishes the muscles and nerves.
2) Kati Basti pacifies one of the primary places of Vata, relieving pain, soreness, and tension and restoring flexibility.
3) It Relieves chronic lower backaches and painful muscle spasms, stiffness, and degenerative problems.
Kati Basti Indication
The painful low back region
Lumbar spondylosis & Neurological disorder
Ankylosing spondylosis & Disc prolapse
Degenerative spine changes & Compressed discs
Osteoporosis & Sciatica
Duration of Kati Basti
60 Minutes for each session