Bashpa Swedana is a traditional herbal steam therapy in Ayurveda to relieve pain and stiffness and detoxify your body.
What is Bashpa Swedana?
In Sanskrit, “Bashpa” means steam and “Swedana” means to sweat or perspire.
Ayurvedic texts describe many forms of Swedana and define it as "whatever relieves stiffness, heaviness, and cold in the body and produces sweat."
Bashpa Swedana consists of applying steam evenly to your body as you sit comfortably in a wooden steam box. With this method, your body can be fully steamed while your head remains cool. In Ayurveda, it is believed that the eyes and head should be protected from overheating.
This treatment often follows a massage to further relax your body, reducing pain and stiffness. It also promotes the elimination of impurities through the sweat.
Massage treatments that Bashpa Swedana can be added to are: