Kati vasti is a highly effective treatment for back pain and spinal disorders. The waist area of the body is called Kati. Holding warm ayurvedic oils on the affected areas is called Vasti. Kati Vasti involves retention of specially prepared warm herbal oil over the lumbosacral area inside a dam made out of dough for certain period of time.
In this procedure, medicated oil is retained in the neck region for a certain period of time. The completely sealed wall boundary is made with the paste of black gram powder or wheat powder in the greeva. Dhanwantaram tailam, kottomchukkadi tailam, sahacharadi tailam,murivenna etc. are some of the medicated oils used for greeva vasti. The ayurveda oil is selected depending up on the conditions of the patient or instructions from the doctor.
Improves muscle and connective tissue strength.
Lubricates the joints and promotes its flexibility.
Alleviates cervical spondylitis, stiff neck, sore muscles, upper back aches etc.