Oleation Therapy ( Snehan)
There are various kinds of oiling procedures mainly named as ‘Snehan’
A)Internal Snehan – Having Ghee , oil or animal fat in various ways with medicine or food or in its pure form.
Benefits: It is used for softening and lubricating the body tissues. Its very helpful prior to detoxification procedures.
B)External Snehan – There are various ways in which to nourish, detoxify, energize and rejuvenate body, skin, senses, brain and mind through oiling
- Full Body massage ( Abhyanga)
(1) Oil Massage
(2) Herbal Powder massage (Udvartan)
B.Local Oiling of different body
i) Head Oil Massage
ii) Shirodhara –
Pouring oil / milk/ buttermilk on forehead. This gives soothing and calming effect to the brain. It helps to reduce high blood pressure, insomnia (sleeplessness) facial paralysis, Neuralgia etc.
iii) Akshitarpan / Netrabasti – Eye cleansing and nourishing. Very effective in reducing dryness, fatigue or weakness in eyes and managing allergic reactions around the eyes
iv) Karna Pooran – Ear Care & Cleansing
v) Hrid Basti – Oil fomentation on Heart region
vi)Katibasti – Oil fomentation on Lumbar region. It offers quick relief from pain, inflammation and stiffness in Lumbar region.
vii) Jaanu Basti / Dhara –
Oil fomentation on Knee
Benefits : External Snehan is also called as anti aging treatment. It helps to reduce fatigue, relieves pain in the body, removes spasm, sprain from muscles, induces normal sleep, protects skin from infections by increasing immunity, improves complexion of the skin, soothens and enables the nerve & pulse to function properly, reduces swelling, varicosity of veins. Very helpful in curing or reducing discomforts in various disorders of bones, muscles & nerves like cervical & lumbar spondylosis, slipped disc, degenerative disorders, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, paralysis, insomnia etc.
Perspiration Therapy (Swedan)
Swedan – Swedan is a process in which a person is made to perspire intentionally by means of steam, oil, decection, hot rice, sand, water, sunrays, exercise. In this detoxification is done by excessive sweating. Some commonly used methods for Swedan
1) Full Body steam bath in steam box
2) Pinda Swedan - In which hot pouches containing brown rice cooked in decoction or various herbal powdersor medical leaves, or sand are placed in afflicted areas
3) Nadi Swedan – Local treatment with steam of water, decoctions of various medicines. It is medicated steam on affected areas. It is effective for giving relief in osteoarthritis, sprains, localized pain causedby cervical spondylosis, knee pain, ankle pain etc.
Benefits: Very effective to reduce pain, sprain, stiffness, tenderness from all muscles. It improves blood circulation, reduces Kapha. Its very effective for people having pains in back, joints, Asthma, cold, Hiccups, Obesity, diabetes, dry skin and related disorders like paralysis, myopathies. It also activates fat metabolism.