Kati 'means the lower back and 'Basti means retaining something inside. Kati Basti is a soothing treatment where a large quantity of warm herbalised oil is retained on your lower back to relieve pain, stiffness and infaammation. In Kati Basti, the benefits of the treatment come from the herbal oil. The warmth and pressure of the oil allows deeper a absorption into the muscles, tendons and ligaments, relaxing spasms and reducing pain and stiffness. When the warmed herbal oils are applied in a treatment, the pores of the skin are opened due to warmth. This allows the healing properties of the herbs to more deeply penetrate the affected tissues. When herbs are used in this manner, they also help to pull impurities out of the body.
-Acute and chronic back pain
-Muscle tightness, stiffness and spasm
A dam of dough [made of black gram flour] is placed on your lower back and is then filled with warm herbalised oil. The oil penetrates deeply into the tissues, lubricating and softening the contrac ted muscles. Once the oil is removed, the area is gently massaged to assist with the healing process.
-Relieves pain, stiffness and inflammation in your lower back
-Promotes better circulation by removing stagnant blood, fluids and toxins from the injured area
-Improves muscle flexibility and joint mobility by gradually loosening tight and contracted muscle tissue
-A gentle and soothing approach to lower back pain that is too tender to benefit from massage