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Kati Basti

Ayurvedic treatment for your back

Kati Basti

Kati Basti is a soothing treatment where warm oil is held on your lower back to relieve pain, stiffness, and inflammation. The warmth of the oil allows deeper absorption into the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, relaxing spasms and reducing pain and stiffness.

What to expect

A dam made of dough (chickpea flour or whole wheat flour) is positioned on your lower back, it is then filled with oil. The oil penetrates deeply into the tissues, lubricating and softening the contracted muscles. Once the oil cools, it will be soaked up with some gauze and fresh warm oil will be placed back in the dam.  Please wear oiler clothing, sometimes the oil does escape. Feel free to bring some earbuds to listen to some soothing music during the treatment. 

Benefits include relief of chronic and acute backaches, lumbar spondylosis, and sciatica. It also pacifies Vata (air and space), reduces pain, and inflammation, and improves blood circulation. it nourishes the bones, connective tissues, ligaments, nerves, and muscles, and lubricating the joints.