Kati Basti is an Ayurvedic therapy that involves the application of warm herbal oil or other medicated liquids to the lower back area, using a specially crafted container made of dough. Here is an overview of the procedure and benefits of Kati Basti:
Procedure: During the therapy, the patient lies face down on a table while the therapist creates a circular dough ring around the lower back. Warm herbal oil or other medicated liquids are then poured into the dough ring, allowing the liquid to penetrate deeply into the lower back muscles and tissues. The therapy usually lasts for 30-60 minutes and may be combined with other Ayurvedic treatments such as massage or steam therapy.
- Relief from lower back pain: Kati Basti is highly effective in treating lower back pain and stiffness. The warm oil or medicated liquid used in the therapy penetrates deeply into the muscles and tissues, reducing inflammation and providing relief from pain and discomfort.
- Improved mobility and flexibility: Kati Basti can help to improve mobility and flexibility in the lower back, making it easier to move and perform daily activities.
- Improved circulation: The warm oil used in Kati Basti can help to improve circulation in the lower back area, reducing tension and promoting healing.
- Nourishing and strengthening of muscles and tissues: The herbal oil used in Kati Basti is believed to nourish and strengthen the muscles and tissues of the lower back, reducing the risk of injury and improving overall back health.
In addition to these benefits, Kati Basti is also believed to have a range of other therapeutic effects, such as balancing the doshas, promoting healthy digestion, and improving immune function. It is important to note that Kati Basti is a highly individualized therapy that should only be performed by a trained and qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. It is not recommended for everyone and should be avoided in certain conditions, such as pregnancy or acute inflammation. It is important to consult with a qualified practitioner to determine whether Kati Basti is appropriate for your specific needs and health conditions.