Basti is a proven Ayurvedic treatment program for acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems. This includes:
• Back pain
• Sports injuries
• Frozen shoulder
• Tennis elbow
• Slipped disc
• Stiff neck
Treatment involves the preparation of dough, made from special grains, shaped into a small ring and placed over the affected area. The ring is then filled with heated, medicated oil. This oil is retained within the ring at a specific temperature, for a specific length of time to help the oil penetrate deep into the tissues, softening stiffand tight muscles.
Once the oil is removed, your Practitioner will perform a therapeutic massage, including special ‘marma points’ (energy points) around the affected area to release trapped energy, improve nerve conduction and repair damage to ligaments and tendons. This is followed by the application of localised heat to deepen the effect.
Basti achieves best results when performed as a series of 5, 7, or 10 treatments, according to the nature of the problem, how long standing it is, and budget considerations. A simple home program will also be given to enhance the effect.