Swedana means herbal steam bath which is used to induce sweating for therapeutic purpose. This therapy consists of applying steam evenly to the entire body (except the head) with the use of a steam box. This method is commonly used after Abhyanga (Ayurvedic oil massage) to detoxify the body and help the medicated oils further penetrate into the tissues.
In this therapy the Patient is made to sit, keeping the head out, inside a steam box. Then herbal steam is passed into this box for 10-15 minutes that helps to open the pores of skin and makes the patient perspire profusely. Treatment should be continued till the forehead and abdomen sweat very well. After that the Patient is taken out of the steam box and sweat is wiped out by means of a dry cloth/towel.
- Skin becomes smooth
- Digestive fire is increased
- Limbs become soft
- Appetite is increased
- The body channels are cleared
- Restores the functions of the joints
- Reduces local and generalized pain in the body, Eliminates toxins, Promotes lightness, Reduces stiffness, Beautifies the skin, Removes the Cellulite and relieves Physical and Mental tension.