Therapeutic Treatments

Ayurvedic therapeutic treatments encompass a wide range of traditional healing modalities aimed at restoring balance, promoting wellness, and addressing specific health concerns. These treatments are tailored to an individual’s unique constitution (Prakriti), current doshic imbalances (Vikriti), and specific health conditions.

1. Kati Basti

Kati Basti is a specialized Ayurvedic therapy targeting lower back-related issues, particularly addressing discomfort, stiffness, and pain in the lumbar region. The therapy involves creating a well-like structure using black gram dough on the lower back area and filling it with warm medicated oil.

Benefits :

  • Lower Back Relief: Alleviates lower back pain, stiffness, and discomfort, addressing issues like sciatica, muscle spasms, and chronic backache.
  • Muscle Relaxation: Helps relax and nourish muscles and nerves in the lumbar region, potentially reducing tension and improving flexibility.
  • Improved Circulation: Stimulates blood flow in the affected area, aiding in better nutrient delivery and promoting healing.
  • Spinal Support: Offers support to the spine, potentially reducing pressure on vertebral discs and providing relief from compression-related discomfort.
  • Rejuvenation: Nourishes and rejuvenates the lower back area, potentially promoting tissue regeneration and overall wellness.
  • Balancing Energy: Aims to balance Vata dosha, which is often associated with musculoskeletal issues, fostering equilibrium within the body.

2. Greeva Basti

Greeva Basti is a highly regarded Ayurvedic treatment that involves addressing issues related to the neck and upper back. With the use of a dough prepared from black gram paste, a customized well-shaped reservoir is created around the cervical area as part of this carefully planned therapy. This reservoir is home to heated medicated oil that is customized to meet each person’s needs, creating a haven of healing and renewal.

Benefits :

  • Neck Pain Relief: Alleviates neck stiffness, discomfort, and pain caused by various conditions such as cervical spondylosis, muscle spasms, or nerve compression.
  • Muscle Relaxation: Nourishes and relaxes the muscles and nerves surrounding the neck and upper back, potentially reducing tension and enhancing flexibility.
  • Enhanced Circulation: Stimulates improved blood flow in the targeted area, facilitating better nutrient supply and aiding in the healing process.
  • Spinal Support: Provides support to the cervical spine, potentially reducing pressure on discs and offering relief from compression-related symptoms.
  • Revitalization: Nurtures the neck area, potentially promoting tissue regeneration and overall wellness.
  • Stress Reduction: Induces relaxation, potentially reducing stress levels and promoting mental calmness.

3. Janu Basti

Janu Basti is a renowned Ayurvedic treatment that carefully examines knee issues by means of a thorough healing and nurturing process. This treatment method carefully creates a healing environment around the knee joint by using a black gram paste reservoir that is heated and filled with pharmaceutical oil. The goal is to relieve pain, stiffness, and discomfort that are deeply established in the knee area.

Benefits :

  • Alleviation of Knee Discomfort: Eases pain, stiffness, and discomfort associated with knee conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ligament strains, and musculoskeletal issues, potentially enhancing mobility.
  • Muscle and Ligament Relaxation: Nourishes and relaxes the muscles and ligaments around the knee joint, potentially reducing tension and enhancing flexibility.
  • Improved Blood Circulation: Stimulates better blood flow in the knee area, aiding in nutrient supply and facilitating the healing process for damaged tissues.
  • Joint Support and Warmth: Provides warmth and support to the knee joint, potentially reducing inflammation and discomfort arising from arthritis or related conditions.
  • Tissue Rejuvenation: Nurtures the knee region, potentially aiding in tissue revitalization, promoting healing, and contributing to overall joint health.
  • Dosha Balance: Aims to harmonize Vata dosha, often associated with joint-related issues, potentially restoring balance within the body.

4. Chakra Basti

The individual is forced into a supine position. Black gram flour is utilized to make the dough. After that, it is shaped into a spherical ring of the appropriate height and put over the umbilical region. To conduct the Chakra Basti, fill this hole with lukewarm medicinal oil or ghee.

Benefits :

  • Digestive Wellness: The treatment might aid in supporting healthy digestion by potentially soothing digestive discomfort, reducing bloating, or addressing certain digestive irregularities.
  • Balancing Energy Flow: Believed to work on balancing the energy flow within the abdominal area, potentially harmonizing the body’s energy centers, aligning with the concept of Chakras in certain healing traditions.
  • Abdominal Comfort: Offers potential relief from abdominal discomfort, minor pains, or discomfort related to certain digestive or hormonal imbalances.
  • Support for Hormonal Health: In some holistic practices, Chakra Basti may be linked to balancing hormones and supporting reproductive health, although individual experiences may vary.
  • Stress Reduction: The therapeutic process and its effects on the abdominal region might induce relaxation, potentially aiding in stress reduction and promoting a sense of calmness.
  • Enhanced Vitality: Believed to promote vitality and overall wellness by targeting a specific area of the body and potentially improving energy flow.

5. Hrid Basti

Hrid Vasti is an Ayurvedic therapeutic procedure focusing on the heart region. It involves the application of a reservoir-like structure made of black gram dough placed over the heart area, then filled with warm medicated oil or herbal decoctions. This therapy is intended to provide potential benefits to the heart and surrounding areas.

Benefits :

  • Heart Function Support: Targeted therapy aimed at nurturing the heart’s well-being and potential support in maintaining optimal cardiac function.
  • Calmness and Serenity: Associated with promoting emotional equilibrium, potentially aiding in relaxation and fostering a sense of mental tranquility.
  • Chest Muscle Relaxation: May assist in relaxing chest muscles, potentially offering relief from tension or discomfort in the chest area.
  • Energy Alignment: Aligned with holistic principles, believed to contribute to the harmonization of energy flow within the heart region, promoting overall vitality.
  • Relaxation and Rejuvenation: The therapy’s calming effects might aid in stress reduction, offering a rejuvenating experience.

6. Prista Basti

Prista Basti is an Ayurvedic treatment that focuses on the lower back or lumbar region of the spine. In Sanskrit, “Prista” means the back or spine, and “Basti” refers to a therapeutic enema or retention of herbal oils or decoctions.

Benefits : 

  • Pain Relief: Alleviates lower back pain, including conditions like sciatica, disc herniation, and muscle spasms.
  • Reduced Inflammation: Helps to decrease inflammation in the lumbar region, easing discomfort and promoting healing.
  • Improved Circulation: Enhances blood flow to the lower back, facilitating the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the tissues and aiding in the removal of metabolic waste products.
  • Muscle Relaxation: Relieves tension and stiffness in the muscles of the lower back, promoting relaxation and flexibility.
  • Nourishment and Rejuvenation: Nourishes and rejuvenates the tissues of the lumbar region, supporting healing and overall back health.
  • Enhanced Mobility: Improves flexibility and range of motion in the lower back, allowing for better movement and functionality.

7. Skanda Basti

Skanda Basti  is a specific Ayurvedic treatment method that involves the application of medicated oils or herbal decoctions to the shoulder region. “Skanda” refers to the shoulder in Sanskrit, and “Basti” means to retain or hold. This therapy aims to provide targeted nourishment, support, and therapeutic benefits to the shoulder joint and surrounding tissues. Skanda Basti is based on the principles of Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of medicine that emphasizes the holistic approach to health and wellness.


  • Pain Relief: Alleviates shoulder pain associated with conditions like frozen shoulder, tendonitis, and arthritis.
  • Improved Mobility: Enhances range of motion and flexibility in the shoulder joint.
  • Anti-inflammatory Effects: Reduces inflammation and swelling in the shoulder area.
  • Muscle Relaxation: Relieves tension and muscle spasms, promoting relaxation.
  • Nourishment and Rejuvenation: Nourishes shoulder tissues, supporting healing and rejuvenation.
  • Enhanced Circulation: Improves blood flow to the shoulder region, aiding in healing.

8. Valuka Sweda

Valuka Sweda, also known as Ayurvedic sand or gravel therapy, is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment method that utilizes heated sand or gravel to apply therapeutic heat to the body. “Valuka” refers to sand, and “Sweda” means sweat or sweating in Sanskrit. This therapy is based on the principles of Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of medicine that emphasizes the balance of mind, body, and spirit for optimal health and wellness.


  • Relief from Pain: The heat helps to relax muscles, reduce stiffness, and alleviate pain associated with conditions like arthritis, muscle strains, or back pain.
  • Detoxification: Sweating induced by the heat helps to eliminate toxins from the body through the skin pores, promoting detoxification.
  • Improved Circulation: The heat from the sand bolus enhances blood circulation, which can aid in the healing process by delivering nutrients and oxygen to tissues and removing waste products.
  • Muscle Relaxation: It can help in relieving tension and promoting relaxation in the muscles, reducing spasms and cramps.
  • Joint Mobility: The warmth from the treatment can improve flexibility and joint mobility, making it beneficial for conditions like osteoarthritis.
  • Stress Reduction: Like many Ayurvedic treatments, Valuka Sweda can have a calming effect on the mind, helping to reduce stress and promote overall well-being.

9. Istika Sweda

Istika Sweda” is an Ayurvedic treatment method that involves using heated bricks or stones to apply therapeutic heat to the body. In Sanskrit, “Istika” refers to bricks or stones, and “Sweda” means sweat or sweating. This therapy is primarily aimed at inducing sweating and promoting detoxification, relaxation, and relief from various ailments.

Benefits : 

  • Detoxification: Induces sweating to eliminate toxins and impurities from the body through the skin pores.
  • Relaxation: The therapeutic heat promotes muscle relaxation, alleviates tension, and induces a sense of calm and relaxation.
  • Improved Circulation: Enhances blood circulation, facilitating the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues and aiding in the removal of metabolic waste products.
  • Pain Relief: Alleviates muscle aches, joint stiffness, and chronic pain conditions like arthritis by soothing sore muscles and reducing inflammation.
  • Supports Digestion: Stimulates Agni (digestive fire), supporting healthy digestion and assimilation of nutrients.